Amazingly Comfortable: What to Wear for Camping

Camping Essentials: What Do You Wear for Camping?

Camping has become incredibly popular in recent years. As a father of three kids and an experienced camper, I’m here to give you all the essential tips you need when it comes to what to wear for your camping trip. From the basics to extra items you may need, I’m here to give you all that advice you need when packing your suitcase!

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Let’s Pack Those Camping Clothes

Start with the basics. When camping, you want to make sure you have the essentials. Pack a few days’ worth of clothing that’s versatile and comfortable. Make sure to pick a few items that are appropriate for the current weather conditions. If you plan on being outdoors for a long time and enjoying activities like hiking or swimming, you’ll need to incorporate some of those items into your wardrobe. Additionally, make sure to check the weather before packing- just in case you need to adjust your clothing accordingly.

Your wardrobe should include:

  • 2 to 3 casual shirts/tops with long or short sleeves
  • 2 to 3 pairs of shorts or pants for when it’s a bit chillier
  • 3 or 4 sets of underwear and socks
  • 1 light jacket
  • 1 comfortable pair of shoes, such as running shoes

Most importantly, make sure that you have picked items that you know will be comfortable and won’t need to be changed multiple times throughout the day. My campers always make sure to bring a few items that can be used both as casual or athletic apparel, such as a T-shirt and shorts or a warm hoodie. This way they can keep changing up their style without worrying too much about packing an extra suitcase worth of clothes.

Extra Items for Comfort and Protection

If you’re looking for a bit extra in terms of clothing, then here a few items you can add to your wardrobe:

  • A hat or visor
  • A raincoat, especially if you plan to be outdoors camping for multiple days
  • A pair of lightweight, yet comfortable shoes. If it’s raining, you can always opt for a pair of waterproof shoes.
  • A good pair of shorts or pants for cooler days, as well as a reliable jacket for storms and cold evenings.
  • Swimwear! That is, if your camping destination has a lake or pond for swimming.

For those who are planning an extended camping trip, you may want to add some extra items to your wardrobe. For example, a pair of extra socks, a warmer jacket, and a beanie for those cold evenings are all important items to bring with you.

One Special Item: A Microfiber Towel

Although it may not seem like a necessity, I can’t stress enough how important a microbiology towel is when camping. This item is perfect for days spent out in the sun, on the beach, or by the lake. I recommend trying a microfiber surf/towel wrap because not only is it lightweight, but it is also highly absorbent and eco-friendly. Plus, when using a microfiber towel, you are able to dry off quickly and still maintain that natural panoramic feel.

Fashion Tips for Camping in Style

If you’re looking to add a little bit of extra style to your camping wardrobe, then you can always opt for items with a bit more personality. For example, instead of wearing a basic T-shirt, try wearing a shirt with a unique or interesting design. Additionally, try accessorizing with some jewelry or a headband. And, don’t forget the most important accessory of all: a pair of sunglasses! They will definitely come in handy on those sunny days or when you want to take some fun photos.


Now that you know what to wear for camping, I hope you’ll feel more confident when packing your suitcase. Make sure to always stay prepared with items suitable for the weather conditions and add a few extra items as necessary. Don’t forget to enjoy your camping trip and take some cool pictures to share with your friends and family.