Tips For Fall and Winter Clothing
Most tent campers
are already aware of the need of wearing extra layers in the fall and winter. This is basic staple of advice that serves all campers well. However, this is not the only tip for choosing good camping clothes for the
fall and winter. We have put together a list of other items to
consider for your next winter trip:
1. A good wool hat works great to provide added warmth while hiking and also
helps keep you from losing heat from your head while you sleep.
1. Choose long sleeve shirts that are made of a fabric other than
cotton. You do not want your clothes to breathe in the
2. The fabric should be durable so to avoid tearing and the sleeves long enough
to extend all the way to the gloves.
3. Color choice should be less of an issue in fall because insects tend to die
off by this time.
1. Durability and length are very important in pants for the
winter. Choose ones that can dry quickly if they get wet and are
tear resistant. Length is important here as you want to keep the
cold air out.
2. Avoid cotton pants in the winter as they breathe too
3. Choose pants with good pockets and some flexibility to allow for them to be
put on over long johns or other layers if needed.
Coat or Jacket
1. Pick out a durable coat that is made of some sturdy
2. This should provide a second or third layer of comfort and so they work great
especially if it provides more insulation for the neck.
1. Choose gloves that will give a lot of hand and finger
dexterity. Heavier gloves are useless as you will end up taking
them off many times to tend to all sorts of things while camping.
1. What applies for summer clothes belts applies here as well. Make sure it is durable. A good
leather belt works just fine.
1. In the wall and winter, opt for two layers. You can either choose for a thin insulator sock and a wool sock over this or
double up with wearing two pairs of Thor-lo socks.
1. This works just as well in the winter as it does in the summer. Pack a couple as they can be used for several different
1. Pack long johns that cover the whole body. The bottoms should extend all the way to the ankles and the tops should give
some neck support.
1. Long johns are a good first layer for sleeping
2. Add sweater or sweats to provide an additional layer.
3. Wear a wool hat to keep from losing heat from your head while
This list is a
fairly comprehensive list that covers the camping clothes needed while camping in the fall or
winter. Feel free to add or subtract to this list as your own
needs and camping conditions may dictate otherwise.
*Wondering how you
will be able to store all your items, read Backpack Storage
Tips to give you some ideas on how to maximize the use of your backpack's