12 Best Hiking Shirts for Women: Personally Tested for 2022

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Are you looking for the best shirts for hiking? Well, I am here to help you with a thoroughly detailed guide on the best hiking shirts for women! I’ve been hiking and camping for the better part of my life and have used everything from old gym shirts to extremely fancy technical hiking shirts.

With two exceptions, I have personally tried and tested all the shirts for hiking listed in this post and therefore feel confident I can help you make the right choice.

If you already follow the blog, you’ll know I started wearing merino wool hiking shirts almost exclusively, so I’ve dedicated a section specifically to merino wool. That said, there are also excellent synthetic hiking shirts I still love so I still have some recommendations there too.


Best Hiking Shirts for Women – Comparison Chart

Finding the best hiking shirts for women doesn’t have to be hard. Simply go through the comparison chart below, where I have neatly laid out all the key specifications and zero down on one that meets your requirement. Then you can jump down to the detailed hiking shirts reviews below.

Best Merino Wool Hiking Shirts

PictureNameMaterialStylePrice Range
Merino Tech Lite II Short Sleeve T-ShirtIcebreaker Tech Lite II SS Low Crewe100% Merino WoolCrew Short Sleeve Tshirt$$$
BodyfitZone™ Merino 150 Zone Short Sleeve Crewe Thermal TopIcebreaker BodyfitZone Merino 150 Short Sleeve83% Merino Wool, 12% Nylon, 5% ElastaneRaglan Short Sleeve Tshirt$$$
Merino 200 Oasis Long Sleeve Crewe Thermal Top Forest ShadowsIcebreaker Merino 200 Oasis Long Sleeve100% Merino WoolCrew Long Sleeve$$$$
Cool-Lite™ Merino Sphere Short Sleeve Low Crewe T-ShirtCool-Lite™ Merino Sphere Short Sleeve Low Crewe T-Shirt52% Merino Wool, 35% TENCEL, 13% NylonCrew Short Sleeve Tshirt$$
Smartwool Merino 150 Base Layer Top87% Merino Wool, 13% Nylon CoreRaglan Long Sleeve$$$