5 items of clothing you should never go camping without

Family camping by lake wearing hats, coats and scarves

It's all well and good to get away from it all - but it's also a good idea to think about the essentials you need to pack, especially if you're going camping any time soon. Here is a rundown of five of the essential items of clothing for when you're heading out into the countryside (even if the countryside you're going to happens to have hot shower facilities!).


Walking gloves are a must, especially when you're camping in the less summery times of year, and it really pays to get a pair that will stand up to long periods of use without making your hands feel restricted.

If you want to go all-out for comfort and practicality, you can't do better than an authentic pair of ski gloves. Dare 2b gloves are available for men and women, and they're great for all kinds of uses.

In case you were wondering, you can still use your touchscreen device while you're wearing them, thanks to their touchscreen-friendly tips, so going camping doesn't mean leaving behind the 21st century.


A good pair of hiking boots is a given for camping. Even if you're not going too far out of bounds, you want to be sure that you're prepared for the terrain. If you're looking for something hard-wearing and waterproof, the Hi Tec Ottawa Men's Walking Boot is an excellent option, with a durable sole and real leather upper material that's waterproof treated.


When it comes to choosing waterproofs, you'll want to make sure you get something made from modern fabrics, as it's all too easy to feel stifled by older-style waterproofs especially if you're experiencing showers in the warmer times of the year.

An option that's popular at the moment is the Trespass Tafelberg Men's Waterproof. It's slightly padded, which means you get extra wind resistance and protection from the elements, but without sacrificing breathability. This makes it perfect to wear with a fleece underneath.


Speaking of walking fleeces, you really need to make sure you've got something cosy to bundle up in as part of your camping essentials. Jack Wolfskin have some great options to choose from, and the Carson Women's Fleece Jacket is popular with campers and skiers alike. Its thick, high-quality material will keep out those chills.


While you're unlikely to forget your trousers entirely, it's worth pointing out that some walking trousers are particularly good for camping. Regatta Men's Latice Double Zip Off Trousers combine practicality with a smart appearance, and allow you to zip off in two different places to turn them into shorts.

What essential clothing will you bring camping?

So there you have it. Make sure you've packed these items before you head off on your adventurous - or not so adventurous - camping excursion, and ensure you have the best time possible.

For more, make sure you check out our full range of camping equipment, supplies and accessories. If you are planning a family camping trip, we have a great range of family camping tents, too.

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