Best Knee Braces For Hiking



Hiking through rough terrains for long hours while carrying a heavy rucksack can put strain on your knees which can increase your risk of a knee injury.

Often knee injuries can be minimised by reducing your pack weight (if you are carrying a hiking pack) and by improving your walking form. 

Unnecessary weight will put added stress on your knees while hiking, especially when traversing downhill.

Bauerfeind knee braces help to promote blood flow with the use of medical grade compression, something not found when using low-cost neoprene sleeves and braces.




Take a look at outdoor enthusiast and hiker, Agnes Christine wearing the Sports Knee Support to prevent knee injuries during her hike. 

We recommend wearing our Sports Knee Support or Genutrain to protect your knee by stabilising the knee joint.

The medical grade compression will enhance your performance by improving your blood circulation. 

Protect your joints so you can better enjoy your next bushwalk, national park or nature trail. Hike that extra mile with Bauerfeind supports.



    Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Brace For Hiking

    GenuTrain Knee Brace

    An award-winning knee brace that provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee during hiking. 

    $149.95 - Buy Here

    The Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee brace provides relief and stability to a weak, swollen, painful or recovering knee injury. Wearing it during hikes will help in preventing knee injuries. 

    • Three-dimensional active knit for a perfect fit a
    • Omega pad improves neuromuscular joint stabilization
    • Meniscus wings to help relieve meniscus pain
    • Hoffa pads provide pressure relief 

    "Excellent product and even more exceptional customer service! Cannot recommend this enough. Made my patellar tendonitus symptoms reduce significantly! Anyone playing basketball, volleyball or even weightlifting who has a bad knee should try this brace out!" - Nam T. 

    Bauerfeind GenuTrain P3 Knee Brace for pain and kneecap misalignment caused by hiking

    GenuTrain P3 Knee Brace

    An advanced knee brace for pain and misalignment of the kneecap, often caused by injury related to sports

    $239.95 - Buy Here

    The GenuTrain P3 is ideal for pain caused by misalignment of the kneecap (patellar lateralisation), femoropatellar pain syndrome (anterior knee pain) or pain associated with patellar tip syndrome from overuse injury from hiking.  

    • Muscle-relaxing pad – Reduces sideways pulling of the kneecap to further reduce pain and relax the muscles with soothing massage
    • Corrective guide – Stops your kneecap from drifting outward to relieve discomfort and help healing without loss of mobility.
    • Patella cover – Counteracts the tilting of the patella.
    • Corrective strap – can be individually adjusted for optimal kneecap control.
    Bauerfeind Sports Knee Braces for improvement movement when hiking

    Sports Knee Support

    The Bauerfeind sports knee brace improves circulation and stimulates muscle regeneration around the knee.

    $129.95 - Buy Here

    Get effective protection against excessive strain during sporting activity with the Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support. The controlled compression improves the knee’s ability to maintain maximum movement stability during sporting activities.

    • Light and airy knitted fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear
    • Innovative pad for absorbing pressure peaks
    • Durable and easy to clean
    • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
    • Machine washable
    • The sports knee brace will fit the left or right leg
    • Uses Bauerfeind's medical grade compression technology, adapted for sporting use
    Bauerfeind Knee support having a colour combination of blue and gray, is wore on a right knee. With the logo of Bauerfeind that is consider as one of their best knee braces and supports for Hiking which is named as GenuPoint Knee Strap.


    A knee strap that provides targeted relief for the patella tendon, which usually inflames from overuse of the knee joint during hikes. 

    $69.05 - Buy Here

    Bauerfeind’s GenuPoint relieves the excess strain on the patellar tendon below the kneecap, helps to ease pain in the front knee, and counteracts the noticeable effects of restricted mobility.

    • Velcro strap and be tightened for adjustable compression
    • Anatomically shaped for a secure fit and freedom of movement
    • 3D airknit technology provides breathable, moisture-wicking comfort


    Bauerfeind Run & Walk Compression Socks for comfort when Hiking

    Sports Compression Socks Run & Walk

    A sports compression sock for hiking with unique, carefully regulated compression based on medical-grade standards. 

    $89.95 - Buy Here

    Specially developed for endurance sports, they boost the regeneration of your leg muscles allowing you to train harder and hike longer. 

    These high quality German made socks provide perceptible gradient compression in line with medical standards (Class two). This improves circulation and reduces unpleasant muscle vibrations in the calf muscles to reduce fatigue.

    • Increased endurance and faster recovery times
    • Compression stabilises the calf and reduces muscle vibration
    • Ultra-thin, light, airy microfibre fabric
    • Cushioning of sole area and cut-out on the achilles tendon prevent pressure and friction




      Watch ultra & trail runner, outdoor enthusiast and running coach Frank Bauknecht talk about his passion for hiking and running. He is always looking for adventure during his runs by finding new spots. 

      Frank uses Bauerfeind Sports Supports and Compression wear to help him during his runs. Elite athletes, hikers and runners have been using Bauerfeind to improve their performance and push their personal best.  



      Hiking involves lots of walking uphill, downhill, jumping and running activities that are hard on your knees. These can cause knee pain, especially with repeated strain (like when you hike a lot).



      We recommend seeking treatment from a physiotherapist for treating a hiking injury. They may recommend one the following treatments.

      • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
      • Arthritis of the Knee. Non-surgical treatment options for severe knee arthritis include physiotherapy exercises, applications of ice or heat and using supportive devices.
      • Meniscal Tearing. Minor meniscal tears may be treated with the RICE method and anti-inflammatory medications. More severe tears may require surgery. Surgery for meniscal tears are minimally invasive, allowing for faster recovery.

      Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent knee pain.