Who's ready to take a breath of mountain air this summer? We dug deep to find the best mountain style for the season. Get ready for whatever summer brings your way with the best looks, available right here in the Canadian Rockies!
Make a Splash!
Summer is the time to get on the water! Make a splash in the cold alpine waters with protective clothing.
The Seychelles Long Sleeve UPF 50 Rash Guard from Lolë is designed for a day on the water. The material is lightweight, flexible and designed for your active lifestyle.
The Vetta Shorts from Helly Hansen are perfect for a day of paddling. The quick-dry, stretch material will leave you comfortable all day long. From the water to town and back, these shorts do it all.
Get sun protection, comfort and style, all in one piece! Protect your eyes from the sun’s reflection off the water with a pair of Smith Outlier 2 Sunglasses, available at Sports Experts. These glasses offer polarized lenses for the ultimate protection on the water in a stylish fit that can cross from the waves to town.
Nothing screams summer like a late evening sunset around a campfire with friends. Keep warm during the chilly evenings and enjoy the sunset!
Bundle up with the High Line Collection Hoodie from Liberty Clothing. This comfortable hoodie is made with hemp and organic cotton, giving you the ultimate warmth without sacrificing the environment. This strong and durable fibre is breathable and biodegradable. It’s grown without pesticides in a solar powered facility, so you can feel good about looking good!
The Half Moon Pants by Lolë are perfect for relaxing after an evening of adventure. The fabric is eco-conscious and oh-so-soft! Once you put these on, you’ll never want to take them off!
Don’t forget to bring a drink cozy or water bottle, like the I Glow Banff Water Bottle available exclusively at Lolë in Banff. The leak-proof cap means your drink will make it to the fire, and the bottle keeps hot liquids hot for 12 hours and cold liquids cold for 24 hours. Don’t worry – we won’t ask what’s inside!
Roam the Land
Hiking is one of the best ways to experience the breathtaking backcountry. You’ll need the right boots for the miles, and the right gear to protect you from the changing elements.
You’ll stay dry during any mountain storm with the Odin 9 Worlds Infinity Shell Jacket from Helly Hansen. This jacket uses Lifa Infinity Pro technology which means it stays waterproof without chemical treatments. The jacket also uses less water to create and has a smaller environmental impact. What’s more, the women’s style is designed to fit without sacrificing pocket space!
The Moab Speed Hiking Boots from Merrell have all the tech you need to hike the miles, including a Gortex waterproof membrane, protective toe cap, rock plate, and Vibram traction soles. They use recycled materials in the lining, insole and sole, making this a product you can feel good about buying. What’s more, they’re comfortable right out of the box. Get these boots at Sports Experts.
These Smartwool Hiking Socks are perfect for logging miles. With reenforced toe strike protection, an improved fit, and an updated construction using renewable and recycled materials, you’ll never want to take these off!
The Verglas Tur Pant from Helly Hansen is a hiking classic. Four way stretch and flexible boot lock mean you can move with ease, while the reinforced sections ensure you won’t be scraped by underbrush and twigs.
The Smartwool Merino 150 Baselayer is the perfect shirt for summer hikes. Sweat wicking technology will keep you dry while the low-profile seams mean zero chafing, even after hours under a backpack.
Climb to the Sky
Mountain climbing is gaining popularity, and there are several guided tours to get you started. You’ll need to stay protected from the exposed rock, and be flexible enough to make those big moves!
The Edelrid Autana Harness, available at Valhalla Pure Outfitters, is comfortable and light with a design that ensures optimal fit. Designed with safety in mind, you’ll feel great climbing all day.
Protect your brain with a Climbing and Mountaineering Helmet from Borea. This durable helmet has enhanced protection and is designed for women. The low profile, head-covering design protects against lateral, frontal and rear impact.
Helly Hansen’s Lifa Active Solen Hoodie is designed to keep you cool and dry on those hot summer days. Stay protected from the sun with 50+ UPF protection and feel good knowing the material is made from 60% recycled polyester.
The Black Diamond Notion Pants from Valhalla Pure Outfitters are loose fitting, extra stretchy and perfect for climbing. The elastic waist band and cuffs keep the pants out of the way and pockets can carry all your essentials. What’s more, they’re made with organic cotton.
The Tarantula Climbing Shoes from La Sportiva are an excellent all-around climbing shoe. Combine comfort, moisture management and Frixion compound that ensures grip, long lasting wear and shock absorption. These shoes are available from Valhalla Pure Outfitters.
We got these looks right here in the Canadian Rockies. To find this mountain style for yourself, shop at Smartwool, Lolë in Banff and Jasper, Helly Hansen, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Sports Experts and Liberty Clothing.