The KYDRA Club
5 Peak Styles For Your Next Nature Hike
When your 9-5 has stressed you out, here’s our remedy: take a breath, stretch, and reconnect with nature. We all need some time to be nurtured by nature - and hiking just might be the best way to do it!
Whether you’re an avid hiker or just looking for the latest workout in town, hiking through some hidden trails has become one of the most popular activities.
And with more of our #KYDRASquad out on the trails recently, here are our top tips to strike a balance between staying comfortable, sweat-free, and looking 10/10 all day.
So this week, we’re delving into our top picks for peak hiking fashion - pun totally intended.
Not sure where to get started? We’ve got you!
Here's a quick guide to what to consider to elevate your hiking experience:
- Consider your hiking conditions - On a mega-hot day, the fewer layers and material, the better! We all know it’s best to dress for hot weather if you’re walking along MacRitchie Reservoir but opt for leggings instead of shorts on more adventurous trails through thicker foliage.
- Pick your fabric wisely - There’s a common saying in the hiking world - “cotton is rotten!” Jokes aside, cotton absorbs moisture and can leave you feeling sticky and heavy all day. Instead, opt for a lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric to keep you cool and comfortable throughout your hike!
- Opt for versatility - You don't have to break the bank to get your hiking gear. Carefully pick versatile and functional pieces to get more bang for your buck.
Top 5 KYDRA Outfits For The Trails!
(Casual, minimal-elevation hike)
We totally get it if you’re not looking for a crazy mountain-side hike and want a leisurely stroll instead! Try out MacRitchie Reservoir for a quick and easy (but super scenic!) morning trek.
Inspo #1 - “I woke up like this.”
For maximum comfort and breathability during your hike, slip on our Swift Crop Tank II. This classic crop top will keep you cool and sweat-free when you’re out on the trails and can also double as a cute tank top for going out! Talk about versatility.
Pair this look with our crowd-favourite Kyro 5’’ Logo Pocket Shorts, and you’re good to go!
Inspo #2 - On a break from the gym!
Guys, a short and easy weekend hike can be a welcome interval break from your intense workout routine, so give it a shot!
Try on our Swerve 5" Lined Shorts or Adept 7" Linerless Shorts, made especially for the no-frills, no-bags kinda guy. These lightweight, fuss-free running shorts will easily hold your essentials while on a trek.
(Moderately intense, gentle slope)
Is there a midpoint between a leisurely stroll and a back-breaking hike, you ask? Why yes, there is!
Visit the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve for a gentle upwards-sloping trail. This hike is definitely enough to keep the calves burning without tiring you out too much!
Bukit Timah Hill stands 164m above ground level, so the trail has a moderately steep incline – it might take 30 to 45 minutes to reach the summit. From start to end, this track measures a respectable 1.2 km.
Inspo #3 - “All eyes on me!”
"If you didn't take a photo during your hike, did you even go on a hike?"
We all love an excellent post-hike photo-op, so match the picturesque landscapes with just as stunning outfits. Pose in our Thea Kyro Bra with its stylish back design and fun, bold colours.
Keep extra cool by pairing it with our revamped Kyro Pocket Leggings II, which we redesigned to be extra lightweight and comfy, hugging your body like a second skin!
(Demanding, full-day workout)
If you’re choosing this option, you’re adventurous, hard to come by, and don’t back down from a challenge! We love watching you thrive.
For you, we’d recommend the ambitious Coast-to-Coast (C2C) trail, which cuts across the entire island and links Coney Island in the northeast to Jurong Lake Gardens in the west.
As one of Singapore’s most challenging hikes, this trail clocks in at a whopping 36 kilometres and takes about 7 hours to finish. Phew!
Inspo #4 - “I make it look easy.”
Keep it classy with our high-neck, cross-back Harper Bra, built especially for high-intensity workouts. Pair this with our Kyro Logo Pocket Leggings to stay cool and fresh the whole day.
Inspo #5 - The hands-free approach!
Nothing is more annoying than carrying your phone, wallet, earphones and keys during a full-day hike. So don’t! Our Stride 7’’ Lined Shorts and Bolt 4" Lined Shorts comes equipped with FIVE pockets to hold your essentials and is designed for ultimate mobility!
Hit The Trails!
One last piece of advice - don’t forget your sunscreen, durable shoes, and water bottle. And that’s it!
Step out onto the trails decked out in KYDRA, and make heads turn your way.