World’s first weatherproof Hijab and Niqab from Trekmates

Accessory experts Trekmates’ latest innovation underscores its commitment to outdoor access for all – the world’s first weatherproof Hijab and Niqab.

A female hiker wearing hijabs

by Live For The Outdoors |
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As outdoor accessory specialists, Trekmates are experts in the small things that can make the biggest difference to your day. From gaiters to gloves, dry bags to beanies and beyond, Trekmates gear combines great value with even greater potential for transforming your walks from niggle-fests to nirvana.

Their latest innovation is characteristic of their door-opening, day-saving approach, and the result of a collaboration with Amira, founder of The Wanderlust Women: the first ever weatherproof Hijab and Niqab.

As founder of this fast-growing hiking and adventure group for Muslim women, the mountains are Amira’s office, after moving to the Lake District to pursue her career in the outdoors. She’s an explorer, adventurer, change maker and a positive role model for her community. Her aim is to encourage women from ethnic minorities to get outdoors and break barriers and misconceptions of Muslim women.

Her vision is to normalise Muslim women exploring the great outdoors and to make them feel comfortable and confident when they’re exploring the British countryside.

Female hikers wearing hijabs

For Trekmates, it’s been another massive step toward getting everyone safely protected from the elements in the outdoors. The Hijab and Niqab Collection has been designed to thrive in different trekking conditions using lightweight and durable, waterproof, windproof and breathable technologies to keep you warm and dry in any challenging condition. The collection includes the Haya Hijab, Amira Niqab and Silk Hijab Liner.

The Haya Hijab

Haya Hijab

The weather-protective stretch Hijab head covering features a waterproof softshell at the crown of the head and a stretch polyester softshell with DWR at lower neck section. The waterproof crown section provides protection from wind and rain whilst the water resistant and wind-proof lower section provides greater breathability around the neck.

The Haya Hijab is shaped for full coverage of the forehead and allows for hair to be worn tied underneath. A stretch binding at the face and drawcord adjusters at the rear provide a secure fit.

RRP £34.99

The Amira Niqab

Amira Niqab

The Amira Niqab is an outdoor performance face veil made from durable water-resistant softshell fabric and discreet high-density mesh section over the nose and mouth, which increases breathability during exercise while maintaining modest appearance.

The Amira can be attached to the Haya Hijab via buttons at the bottom and elasticated loops on the Hijab and to prevent the veil being lifted in windy conditions. The Niqab also features double straps made from gripper elastic.

RRP £17.00

The Silk Hijab Liner

Silk Hijab Liner

The silk hijab liner can be worn under the Hiya Hijab for added warmth or on its own as a lightweight head covering. The Hijab Liner is made from lightweight 100% silk jersey fabric and features stretch binding at the face.

RRP £30.00

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