There is no specific dress recommended for camping but to make camping easy and comfortable, you should have the idea of the fabric as well as smart dressing. It is not about matching the color, it is about to protect yourself perhaps. After knowing, what to look for a great pair of hiking boots, this article is going to cover from your head to toe according to the weather and place. First, you need to have an idea of the temperature of your camping zone that you are about to go and Google is always there for you to show the current temperature.
So let’s start with the sessions:
Winter camp clothing:
Fear cold? Oh! That is for grandma… if you can manage proper dressing than winter camping is great fun. First, you will need to sure that you are well covered for warmth. See the checklist below:
Winter dress checklist:
- Wicking underwear,
- Dry cloths,
- Insulation Jackets/pants,
- Rain jackets,
- Rain pants,
- Insulating cap/monkey cap,
- Balaclava/Face mask,
- Inner Gloves/Mittens,
- Waterproof Gloves
- Insulated boots,
- Main socks, liner socks,
- Wear at least 3 layers of dresses,
- Always wear a hat especially wool or Yukon hats and never let your head touch the cold,
- Try to avoid cotton for your base layer and wear a synthetic fabric,
- Hi-neck wool sweaters are good for mid layer,
- Jeans may be an option for outer but if it gets wet, it will weigh a lot so try to avoid that as well as wind resistance snow-border type pants are good for outer,
- Wind resistance and waterproof jackets are good for outer,
- Try to avoid cotton socks and get the wool socks,
- If you use gloves, get mitten gloves over it.
- Make sure your dress is flexible enough for movement,
- If it is extremely cold, Hand warmers and sock warmers work great.
So, check now what you already have and shop what you need.
Summer camp clothing:
So hot? Go camping! What it can be nicer than Swimming in the water under the blue sky and natural wind! Summer camping is the easiest among all but improper dressing can make the difference. See the checklist below:
Summer dress checklist:
- Inner layer,
- Breathable Underwear,
- Big round hat,
- Light socks,
- Air circulated Shoes,
- Sun cream,
- Try to wear cotton,
- Avoid jeans because it will make you hotter,
- Get a comfortable dress,
- Wear light colors because deep color absorbs more sunlight which will make you hotter,
- Get loose cloth because it will allow air flow,
- Take plenty of clothes, more than you think because you will need to change them very often for sweating,
- Change your clothes every day and if it needs change twice a day,
- Protect yourself with light dressing while going hiking,
- Sleeveless upper and half pant may be a good option while staying in the tent,
- While going outside for an adventure, wear full sleeve shirts, though it is a little hotter it will protect you from sunlight and wild insects,
- A swimming costume is needed while swimming,
- Round hat can be a good option because it will give shade not only to your head but also to your shoulders,
- Leave your jewelry at home,
- Keep a bandana with you always,
- The night may bring cold in the wild so a sweatshirt/sweatpant/ breathable long-sleeved shirt may be appropriate or wear according to the temperature but before going, keep it in your mind that night will bring cold.
Check, if you need anything to shop.
Rain camp clothing:
Camping in the rain is a magic! Rivers are full of water, leaves are green and the day becomes longer. Rainfall will create the music and you are going to dance with it, isn’t it just WOW! But it will never be wow if you are not in proper dress besides proper gear. Try to stay dry though it is tough under rain this is the real game to stay warm. See the checklist below for rain clothing:
Rain clothing checklist:
- Middle wear,
- Raincoat with a hoody,
- Water resistance Boots for the outing,
- A sandal for casual,
- Water resistance gloves.
- Try to avoid cotton if it is too cold and synthetic is good.
- Never go out of the tent without a raincoat,
- Hang up your wet clothes before you hang out,
- Do not forget to bring hand or feet warmers,
- Jeans can be a good option for an outing but if it gets wet it will become weigh and take a long time to be dried,
- Take extra dresses. Why? Just because of rain,
- Mosquito net and insect repellent is a must because a rainy session is the pick session for them,
- Never wear a half wet dress,
- Do not stay a long time in a wet dress,
- Plastic shoes or rubber shoes are great because it will protect your feet from becoming wet as well as it will not take time to become dry,
- Finally, try to make your outer dress fully waterproof from head to toe.
Now find your need and shop here.
So, this was how you will choose the clothing for each session but do you know how to dress efficiently! Read on.
How to dress efficiently in camping:
Before starting the trip:
Keep it in your mind that whatever you are wearing to the journey, that will stay while doing post parking work such as tenting, making a hole, setting up a stove, making fire etc. So it will be wise to dress little comfortable just because to do the initial work at the campsite easily.
One more thing is, you should know when you will be working, you will be sweating and when sweat mixed with dust, it creates mud and that mud is going to ruin your worn dress. If it is too cold to wear multiple layers before starting from home and when you are going to start work just leave the outer cloth.
While going to bed:
This is too much important to change the clothes that you already wear in the day. Get some fresh dress and remember that has to be well dried. Never go to bed with wet clothes even if it needs to change your underwear and socks.
One more thing to remember that always get some flexible and long dresses while sleeping as well as do not dress like too bulky which can make you sweat in sleeping and you can be roasted with your own juices. One more thing you can do is to hang up your wet clothes before you go to sleep.
Try to wear multiple dress while going outside because if you start in the morning, temperature will be lower than noon and when it becomes noon you can leave your outer layer into a bag and when the sun starting to say bye for that day put on again the outer layer because the temperature will be starting to fall again that time.
Make sure you are well covered just because you never know what kind of mosquito or insect is waiting out there for you and they want your blood. There can be slippery and you can fall down and ruin your dress. So, Carry an extra cloth in a bag while outing. Do not forget to protect your body from the wild head to toe.
Ok, now we are trying to give you the basic idea of the fabric below which can assist you in finding the right cloth.
Pros and cons for different cloths:
- Feels comfortable,
- Good for hot and dry weather.
- Retain moisture,
- Does not dry quickly,
- Not good for cold and wet weather.
Synthetic and wool:
- Wick moisture away from your body,
- Dry quickly,
- Preserve body temperature,
- Good for windy, cold, and wet weather.
- Wool is more expensive than synthetic or other options,
- It is soft but you may find it itchy,
- Wash recommended before use.
Synthetic and wool socks are better than cotton socks. Synthetic and wool socks are great at preventing blister as well as they wick away sweat from your feet but cotton socks may cause a soggy and blistered foot. Wool can be the choice for the extreme cold weather and synthetic is good almost in every session. You can use cotton socks but not while in outing at-least.
Hope you can choose the right cloth for your trip and have a safe, comfortable and wonderful trip.