What to Pack for a Camping Trip in the Mountains

Are you getting tired of 90º heat and the constant hum of the AC? We are, too! That’s why we’re planning our next getawayand there’s no better way to escape the summer heat in the city than an escape to the mountains. Camping is a fun and inexpensive way to take a mini-vacation and get outdoors for a few days. Camping is easy to plan, too, so as long as you have your gear ready to go (tent, sleeping bags, cookware, food and water, etc.), you can quickly pack up for an adventurous weekend in nature.

One of the most important things to remember when camping, besides the equipment, food, and water, is proper clothing that will keep you warm, comfortable, and will move with you when hiking, biking, or simply moving around on the campsite. Check out our favorite must-have items for camping adventures in the mountains:

The Fjord Flannel Shirt

This comfy flannel from Patagonia is a necessity for the mountains. Pair it with shorts over a tank top for mid-day hike or wear it with leggings in the evening while sitting around the campsite eating dinner. It’s ultra-versatile, and can be worn anywhere you go!


The Tribune Pant


Ditch the jeans on your next camping trip and bring the Tribune Pant from Patagonia. This stretchy cargo pant will keep you feeling comfortable, whether you’re hiking or hanging out by the river. They’re functional and flattering!


The Nano Puff Vest

Perfect for chilly mornings and evenings, the ultra-lightweight women’s Nano Vest is a camping must-have. Throw it on over a long sleeve tee or sweatshirt for extra warmth any time of day.


The Midweight Phone Home Sweatshirt

This sweatshirt from Patagonia is the epitome of comfort and practicality. Keep it within easy reach at the campsite to throw on whenever you get a chill.


The Torrentshell Jacket

Even if rain isn’t in the forecast for your camping trip, it’s still important to bring a rain jacket just in case. This Patagonia shell will keep you protected in wet weather. It’s also super lightweight and packable, so you can throw it in your hiking pack without feeling weighed down.


The Capilene 2 Lightweight Bottoms

These lounge leggings from Patagonia are ideal to wear around the campsite when you’re going for an early morning walk or snuggling by the fire at night. Want even more comfort? Pair them with these cozy slippers.


The Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover

The classic Patagonia Re-Tool Pullover is so warm and comfy, you’ll never want to take it off! It’s the piece you’ll want to wear all day, everyday in the mountains.


The Lightweight Merino Hiking Crew Socks

Lightly cushioned for comfort, these socks are designed for the trail. These itch-free socks are not only great for hikes, but also for lounging around the campsite.


The Necessity 3/4 Sleeve Shirt

Just like its name, this cotton tee is a necessity any time of the year. It looks good with shorts, leggings, you name it–and is best worn on those relaxing, low-activity days.


The Cordelisse Bra

Give your girls the support and comfort they need with this unrestrictive sports bra from Patagonia. Sweat all you want in this–it’s moisture wicking, too!


The Ascensionist Pack

Lastly, don’t forget a functional backpack to accompany you on your hikes. The Ascensionist Pack is ideal for day hikes, providing storage for everything you might need: snacks, water, sunscreen…you name it.


What’s your favorite must-have items for camping in the mountains? Let us know in the comments below!


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A proud Colorado resident for 13 years, Jacqueline loves working up a sweat and being active outdoors, whether it's hiking 14ers, running the city, or working out at Red Rocks. She also loves traveling and having new adventures in the U.S. and throughout the world, spending time with her friends and family, good food and drink, and last, but certainly not least—the Denver Broncos!

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