How To Dress When You're Going Camping

How To Dress When You're Going Camping
How To Dress When You're Going Camping

Camping is a great way to get away from the stresses of urban and suburban life. The fresh air, trees, and wild-life are all wonderful ways to relax and recharge during a camping trip. If you’re ready to plan your next camping trip, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered before setting off on your adventure.

In addition to deciding what activities you want to do while camping (hiking, fishing, swimming, etc.) you also have to decide on the right tent and sleeping bags for your needs. While gathering all of these supplies can be overwhelming, one thing that shouldn’t be overlooked is the right clothing. We know that it can get chilly at night when you’re out in the woods so make sure you wear something warm!


Sunscreen is a must when you're out in the sun for an extended period of time. Make sure to apply SPF 30 or higher at least 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours. Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin, including face, ears, and neck (even if you don't think they're getting any sun). You should also make sure to apply it to any skin that isn't covered by clothing or other forms of coverage.


  • Sunglasses. Sunglasses are a must for outdoor activities, whether you're on a hike or just hanging out at the campsite. The sun's damaging rays can lead to cataracts and macular degeneration, so it's important to wear sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV light as well as debris and bugs.

  • Fit is important when buying sunglasses—you don't want them slipping off your face while you're taking a hike or cooking over an open fire! Make sure they fit snugly around both of your eyes, but also make sure they aren't too tight or uncomfortable; otherwise, they won't be comfortable enough to wear all day long. When choosing frames for your new pair of shades, think about how much time you'll be spending outdoors in them (more active days mean bigger lenses!). If the answer is "a lot," then consider getting polarized lenses; these reduce glare by blocking out light waves that bounce off water and snow .

Long pants

Long pants are an essential camping item, and for good reason. They'll protect you from ticks, mosquitoes and other biting insects, sunburn and even poison oak or ivy thanks to the long sleeves that keep your skin covered up. If it's not too hot out (and if you're not working hard), long pants are much more comfortable than shorts. And when it comes to night time or early morning hikes or walks outside of campgrounds, they'll also help keep pesky bugs at bay.

Waterproof shoes

A good pair of waterproof shoes will keep your feet warm, dry and comfortable. Waterproof shoes are different from water-resistant shoes in that they have a higher quality construction and are more durable. They are also more expensive than water-resistant shoes, but the difference in price is worth it if you want to avoid having wet feet while camping or hiking in rainy weather. There are many brands on the market that make great waterproof hiking boots and trail running shoes, so choose one that fits your needs best.

Waterproof pants and coat

Waterproof pants and coat are a must for camping.

  • Waterproof pants are great for kids too! They're usually made of a synthetic material, which makes them easy to clean and comfortable for the child's body temperature. The best waterproof pants will also have reinforced seams, especially at stress points such as the inner thigh area where it meets the waistband.

  • Waterproof coats should have long sleeves and hoods that can be pulled over your head if you get caught in rain unexpectedly, or snow during colder seasons.

Underwear that wicks moisture away from the body (like athletic underwear)

If you're planning to go camping, you should pack underwear that wicks moisture away from the body. Athletic underwear is a good choice because it's designed to do exactly what we need: wick away sweat. Wicking underwear is made with synthetic fibers that pull moisture away from your skin so it doesn't get trapped inside and make you cold.

There are other options too, such as cotton or woolen undergarments that breathe well enough to keep you cool during exercise but warm when they come into contact with your skin. If you're going camping somewhere hot, these kinds of materials will keep things bearable while also keeping them dryer than other types of fabrics would allow—which means fewer opportunities for blisters and rashes caused by wetness gone sour!

To calculate how much water you'll need on any given trip without having too much left over afterwards (or not enough), simply multiply the number of people in each tent by 1 liter per day; then add another half liter for each person who will be showering at least once on their own during their stay there (~1/2 liters). That number represents how many liters should be added per person per day while they're out enjoying nature's bounty!

Hat or bandana

A hat or bandana is an essential item to have on camping trips. You can use it to cover your face from the sun, protect your eyes from sweat dripping into them, keep your hair out of your face and even wipe off sweat!


Gloves are a simple addition to your camping kit that can make a big difference in your comfort level while you’re out in nature.

Whether you’re hiking, canoeing, or just hanging out by the campfire, gloves will keep your hands warm and help protect them from blisters and cuts. They also let you do things like hold hot food without burning yourself, which is always a plus!

As a bonus: gloves protect your hands from the sun (so wear them when it's bright outside), dirt and sand (you don't want to be digging up your campsite with dirty hands), poison ivy plants (which is especially important if someone in your group has sensitive skin), and other debris such as rocks or pine needles that could get stuck under fingernails.

You can be comfortable and prepared with the right gear.

When it comes to camping, comfort and preparedness are key. You can be both with the right gear:

  • Sunscreen. The sun is intense, so don't forget to apply it before you head out. Also, consider a hat or visor for protection from harmful UV rays that can damage your skin and cause burns (if you're not already wearing one).

  • Sunglasses. Whether it's a pair of aviators or something more subtle like Wayfarers, they will keep your eyes shielded from glare when you're out in nature instead of sitting in front of a computer screen all day at the office—and they'll add an air of sophistication!

  • Long pants and long-sleeve shirts/sweaters/blouses on sunny days (and layers during colder months). Even if you're planning on laying low inside your tent or cabin most days while camping, there are certain times when getting outside is unavoidable—such as when nature calls—so protecting yourself against bites and stings is essential! If possible, bring along an extra pair of shoes for walking around outside without worrying about getting wet feet if wet weather suddenly strikes; waterproof shoes (or driving shoes) are also highly recommended because water-resistant footwear isn't always enough protection against raindrops falling from above onto exposed legs below...


The best thing to do is try out your camping gear before you head out. It will allow you to see what works and what doesn’t, so you can then go about replacing the things that don’t meet your needs. And remember that there are always new products coming on the market, so it might be worth shopping around for something better suited if your current clothing isn’t doing its job properly.

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