Bushwalking & Travel Clothing

Alpsport carry a range of comfortable clothing for bushwalking or travelling the globe that is suited to all climates and destinations. The selection includes but is not limited to; collared shirts, t-shirts, pants, shorts, hats, travel specific underwear and other accessories to suit all sizes of people.

Choosing the right style of clothing is important. Incorrect choice of attire could lead to some discomfort at the minimum, like being cold and wet, or hot and stuffy. Some considerations when looking for outdoor clothing:

  • What climates will I be wearing it in?
  • Does it need to be as light as possible?
  • How long is my trip? (Consider travel specific underwear…)

 

There are numerous reasons why clothing for the outdoors will beat your favourite pair of jeans and sweatshirt. The main difference is in the choice of fabrics the garments are made from, which generally include synthetics in many forms, and merino wool. These fabrics are used is for their excellent properties of wicking away moisture from the skin keeping you dry and comfortable, synthetic fabrics in particular dry much quicker than cotton fabrics, and they stay warm even when damp.

 

Style and function is also important, as not everyone agrees with the ‘safari hunter’ look. Outdoor clothing is made to suit specific activities like bushwalking and trekking, travelling and backpacking, rock climbing and mountaineering with special features not found in everyday clothing. Some examples are hidden zip pockets on pants for travel security, venting built into long-sleeve shirts for extra comfort in hot climates, zip-off legs on pants for a combination short and pant in one, extra large hoods on some jackets to accommodate a climbing or ski helmet, or even anti-microbial treated underwear for the game. These are just some of the many features found in the range.

To protect you from the elements there is clothing to block out the wind, stretchy fabrics for extra comfort in highly aerobic sports, soft touch nylons that feel like cotton, but without the poor properties, and up to UPF50+ sun protection on some clothing and is all made to withstand the repeated wear and tear of a budding adventurer.

Our range includes modern and practical clothing from brands such as Mont, Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, Columbia and Outdoor Research.

 

Come in store and have a chat with one of our staff for the best advice.

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