Whether you’re planning a trip or simply want to spend more time outdoors, gearing yourself up with the right clothing (and accessories) is essential. You may not want to look to un-stylish, but you also want to ensure verything you’re wearing is practical for the activities you’ll be doing. So, if you’re feeling unsure, here are a few of the basic items you should consider purchasing.
- Water Shoes
Water shoes have evolved a lot. Initially, they used to be quite an eye sore and offered water protection while making the feet feel pretty hot in the process. Now you can find a whole range of functional and fashionable water shoes for women that can provide practicality for your adventure. These can be perfect for hiking, fishing, kayaking and canoeing.
- 2 in 1 Fleece Jacket
When visiting or venturing outside in cold climates, a 2 in 1 fleece jacket is essential. It keeps you both warm and protected from the rain, and you can choose to detach each piece depending on the weather. If it’s both cold and wet, you can wear the two. If it’s humid but raining, you can take away the fleece. Depending on your budget and how fashionable a piece you want, these items can be brought from a range of retailers at a range of prices, so you can find the most perfect fit.
When you’re outdoors, you’re going to need to protect your eyes from the sun. But, throwing on any old pair won’t do (although it’s better than wearing none at all). You can actually purchase sunglasses that are more suitable for those engaging in ample adventure. You should own a pair that offer durability and fully protect your eyes with appropriate lenses.
- Head Torch
If you’re adventure is going to involve you being in the dark, a practical purchase to make is a head torch. This is much more efficient than using a regular torch, as it means you don’t have to hold it. It could be used if you’re thinking of hiking before sunrise or after sunset, if you’re camping, exploring caves or simply if you want a piece of equipment that can be used in an emergency.
- A Scarf
A scarf can be used to stymie the breeze if it gets too much on your walk. Additionally, it is an excellent way to bring an outfit together, as they come in a range of different design patterns. Best of all, a scarf can be worn in any climate. You can get a thicker and warmer scarf for cold conditions, or alternatively a thinner fabric scarf if you just want something to keep off the sun or keep out the wind.
- A Rain Jacket
If you spend most of your time outside, a rain jacket is a must, as there’s nothing worse than getting caught in a shower and spending the rest of the day in soaked through clothes. There are multiple types of jackets that offer various protection, so ensure you fully understand the market before making a purchase. Once you know which type of jacket you’ll need, you can shop around for a style that suits you.
- Suitable Shorts
Unfortunately, wearing your favourite pair of denim shorts from your wardrobe isn’t the most ideal choice for your outdoors adventure. You want a pair that are going to be suitable for the climate and the activity you’re doing, and that are also going to keep you comfortale. For example, if you plan on running or exercising, a pair of running shorts will suit you best. However, if you simply want to hike, you can get some hiking specific shorts that are more practical.
- Travel Backpack
A backpack that offers both support, as well as space for all of your essentials, is a must purchase for every adventurer. Backpacks come in a range of sizes and styles, so think about what you’re going to need it to hold and then purchase accordingly. If you know you’re going to store a bottle of water and some small supplies, having an oversize bag be of little use to you. However, if you know you’re going to be carrying extra gear, get something that can store it all. It’s essential that your bag is comfortable on your back and doesn’t cause you any injury. Something that has strong straps as well as padding would be perfect.
When planning your trip or day out, find out a much as you can about the destination and purchase accordingly. You should be kitted out with items that are suitable for both the weather and the terrain, as otherwise, things may not turn out as pleasurable as you first imagined.