When it comes to choosing hiking apparel, a shirt rarely comes to mind as a base layer. Easily classified as a lifestyle garment, a hiking shirt still carries numerous advantages. Even though they will always remain appropriate for numerous daily life activities, hiking models turn out to be also very practical to walk in the heart of nature. The front offers efficient airflow and the buttons allow to adjust the opening to maximise ventilation if need be. Very useful to protect sensitive skins from the sun, or to avoid mosquito bites, long-sleeved models cover the forearms and can be rolled-up to minimize the heat sensation. Another additional detail, and not the least, hiking shirts often feature pockets to carry small items on you!