Dressing with the proper clothes for outdoors is an essential part of having an enjoyable trip. Improper clothing can quickly become uncomfortable and annoying, especially if there are no outfit replacements nearby. Listed below are some helpful tips for bringing adequate clothes for camping and other outdoors activities.
Always check the weather forecast before making your trip. If rain is predicted, be sure to bring waterproof trousers. Men’s and ladies waterproof trousers and jackets do not require much space and they will keep you dry in the event of a downpour. These types of pants should be cool to wear and provide easy movement.
Socks and Shoes
Hiking shoes are one of the most important parts of hiking. Socks will also protect your feet from blisters and provide maximal comfort. Trying wearing two pairs of socks and bring an extra set. Use a thin polyester sock on the inside with a thicker sock for the outside. Be sure to change your socks if they get wet or it will cause your feet to smell.
Gloves are an important clothing addition, even if the weather is not cold. It will protect you from scratches and allow you to handle hot and cold items easily. Your gloves should be made from quality materials that will not break when exposed to branches or other sharp objects. In cold conditions, the gloves will protect your hands from frostbite.
Hats are excellent for keeping you warm and providing protection from the sun. During cold weather, having a hat will keep your ears and forehead warm since 80% of natural body heat can be lost through the head. During hot weather, it will keep your face from getting sunburnt. Too much sun is the main cause of dehydration while hiking in hot climates, so wearing a hat will protect you.
We should be prepared to enjoy any weather condition no matter if it is rain, snow or sunshine. It is such a revitalizing feeling when we can comfortably walk in the rain not to fear of catching a nasty cold because we got soaked by the sudden downpour; no matter the amount of the downpour, the rain should not stop us from going outside. Even though the weather can be generally predicted, we can never be so sure when we deal with Mother Nature. We do not want to be caught by the rain (surprised) without having a really good waterproof coat. They should not also protect us from the rain; they should keep us warm as well.
Waterproof coats do not only mean plastic. The truth is that most of the manufacturers use the PVC (polyvinyl chloride) material for their waterproof coats but still there are a lot of other options if you are eco aware and would prefer to be environment friendly. At last, the material of which our coat is made is a lot more important than its style and there are a lot of non toxic options we can find on the market. Some manufacturers use polyurethane to make their coats and this material is certified to be nontoxic. Some coats are made of nikwax analogy fabric which is a two-component fabric where the outer layer slows down the rain and the other layer called the pump layer pushes away the water not allowing it to reach the inside of your coat and keeps you dry. This fabric does the same with vapor so it is breathable to great extent.
We can also choose the option to waterproof our coat with a waterproof spray usually containing scotch guard. It is very easy to use and we can be sure that it works; it just needs to be reproof in approximately a year. In some extreme weather conditions we would need heavier coat and many layers clothing. For maximum protection it is best to also use waterproof trousers to protect our legs as well.