Top 10 Best Women’s Camping Clothes Reviewed In 2017

Adrian HoffmanHi! My name is Reginald Meyer. After putting in 50+ hours of research and testing, I made a list of the best Women’s Camping Clothes of 2017 and explained their differences and advantages.

In this article, I will be categorizing the items according to their functions and most typical features. I hope that my Top 10 list will provide you great options in buying the right fit for you.

 

 

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№1 – Bella Ladies’ Long-sleeve Thermal Tee

Bella Ladies’ Long-sleeve Thermal Tee
Pros
Reliable! I really like this!
 

Bella Ladies’ Thermal Tee provides that straight, retail fit ideal for everyday wear. The tee is made of 55-percent cotton and 45-percent polyester. It provides that warm and cozy feeling during the cold winter months. The tee is long enough to cover you up to the thigh region. The long-sleeve design provides added protection from weather and insects that can be quite a nuisance during your camping trip. The tee is available in Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large size.


 

№2 – ExOfficio Women’s Bugsaway Breez’r Long Sleeve

ExOfficio Women’s Bugsaway Breez’r Long Sleeve
Pros
Nylon
Imported
Anti-Insect
 

Extreme sunny conditions can turn your camping trip into a disaster. However, ExOfficio Breez’r Long Sleeve provides a solution to that. It shields you from the sun’s rays and works well in repelling insects. It is made of 100-percent nylon that renders it lightweight, easy to wash and quick-drying. It has a UPF rating of 30 and is breathable to help your body cool down. This shirt is ideally suited for camping and hiking. It is durable enough to withstand up to 70 washings without fading.


 

№3 – Columbia Women’s Flash Forward Windbreaker

Columbia Women’s Flash Forward Windbreaker
Pros
100% Polyester
Importado
Zipper closure
 

You might have experienced extreme windy conditions, especially when camping in the mountain region. This windbreaker is designed to shield you from such conditions. It is made of 100-percent polyester. The windbreaker is light and water resistant. It has a hood fitted with a drawcord for easy adjustment. The elastic cuffs provide a more easy and secure fit. It has a zippered closure to provide enough ventilation. The windbreaker has two side pockets that allow you to tuck away small essentials.


 

№4 – 35 Below Soft Warm Leg Warmers Knitted Leggings

35 Below Soft Warm Leg Warmers Knitted Leggings
Pros
Reliable! I really like this!
 

This legging is an ideal wear at places where the temperature plummets down below 35 degrees Fahrenheit. This legging not only generates warmth but also conserves it. The leggings are made of 100-percent Acrylic that is durable and stretchy enough to provide a snug fit. It hugs the body well and can last for multiple washes. The leggings are designed to fit sizes 6-1It comes in two different colors to choose from: Black and White.


 

№5 – tasc Performance Women’s Sweatpants

tasc Performance Women’s Sweatpants
Pros
53% organic cotton/43% bamboo viscose/4% lycra spandex
Imported
Temperature Regulation
 

These sweatpants add a little luxury to your casual wear. It offers a high level of comfort in warm and cold weather. It is made of 53-percent cotton, 43-percent viscose, and 4-percent lycra spandex. It has an elastic draw string at the waist that holds it securely to the body. The fabric has a UPF rating of 50 Plus to provide maximum sun-guard protection. It wicks away moisture to provide a cooling effect and prevent odors. The sweatpants have side pockets to enable you to store and access small personal items with ease.


 

№6 – HAOWL Women’s 5-Pairs Thick Soft Wool Mid Crew Winter Socks

HAOWL Women’s 5-Pairs Thick Soft Wool Mid Crew Winter Socks
Pros
5-Pairs women wool crew socks
Materials : wool, cotton, polyester, polyurethane
Size : 5~8.5(US), 22cm~25cm(CN)
 

The feet, like other parts of the body, also requires maximum protection from extreme conditions. The best way to achieve this is to invest in winter socks. This sock is made of 4 different materials that have a reputation of generating and conserving warmth in cold weather. It is made of a combination of wool, cotton, polyester, and polyurethane. The blend provides a fabric that is strong, stretchy and tough enough to resist wear and tear. The socks are available in different sizes to enable you to get your match. It comes in 5 pairs that will last you long into the winter month.


 

№7 – Diamond Candy Sportswear Women’s Waterproof Jacket

Diamond Candy Sportswear Women’s Waterproof Jacket
Pros
Omni-Tech waterproof,breathable fully seam sealed
Fully seam taped so it won’t leak
Size X-Small: Chest:104cm Waist:96 Size Small: Chest:108cm Waist:100
 

A pair of the jacket might be a nice addition to your camping gear. This sportswear jacket designed by Diamond Candy is among the best selections on the market. It is a waterproof jacket made of 100-percent nylon. The jacket has a hood to shield you from the rain and sun. The fabric is breathable and there is a zip closure that provides maximum ventilation. The anti-microbial properties work well in preventing odors. The jacket is available in Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large size.


 

№8 – WantDo Women Hooded Rain Poncho Waterproof Raincoat

WantDo Women Hooded Rain Poncho Waterproof Raincoat
Pros
Occasion: Biking, Camping, Hiking, Working, Fishing, Boating, Sporting events.
Details: No sleeves. No buttons. Cap-like brim.
Material: EVA
 

Windy and rainy weather conditions are not a match for this raincoat. It is a stylish yet functional raincoat that provides full coverage to keep you dry from the head down to the feet. The raincoat is made of polyurethane material that does not soak in the rain. This makes the raincoat less bulky even in the full downpour. It is breathable, elastic and doesn’t scratch even when moving through foliage.


 

№9 – Match Women’s Camo Cargo Pants

Match Women’s Camo Cargo Pants
Pros
100% Cotton (No stretch)
Tapered leg, regular fit, boyfriend style cotton cargo pants. Ideal for casual & outdoor recreation (hiking & camping)
Zip fly with button closure belt loops. Drawstring waist and leg cuffs
 

These pants is ideal for outdoor wear. It is a military-grade sportswear that provides great resistance to wear and tear. This makes it safe for use in extreme outdoor sports. The pants are made of 100-percent cotton to eliminate any stretch. It maintains its original size even after multiple items of washing. It has straight legs and is designed to sit well on the waist. It has a zippered fly and secures through a button closure. The pants are fitted with multiple pockets that accommodate your small items.


 

№10 – Paradox Women’s Platinum Waterproof Rain Jacket

Paradox Women’s Platinum Waterproof Rain Jacket
Pros
80% Nylon/20% Polyester
Machine Wash Cold
YKK®zip at center front with exterior storm flaps
 

Paradox winds up our list of the best camping clothes for women. This jacket is made with style in mind to match the current fashion trend among women. It is made of 80-percent nylon and 20-percent polyester. The nylon provides a waterproof shell while polyester offers that soft cozy feeling. The jacket has storm flaps and a hood for added protection and comfort. The cuffs are fitted with Velcro strap to provide a secure fit. This jacket comes with a zippered closure. It is available in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large size.


 

Outdoor Research

John Chau – “The best all-around pants I’ve worn for mountaineering and backcountry excursions. They’re extremely durable and their water-resistant, wind-resistant, warmth, and stretchy breathability make them great for winter hiking. “

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Matt Ford says – “A hybrid jacket that combines the best of breathability, waterproofing and insulation into one package. Slim fitting, can be worn on long approaches and won’t let you overheat. The only jacket I need for ice and alpine climbing.”

Bloom Outerwear Bib Pant

Grant Whitty says – “The bib pants are a versatile bib-style ski and snowboard pant. They are ideal for days touring in the backcountry, as they are lightweight and breathable, yet waterproof. The bibs can be removed to make a traditional style snow pant, as well as connect to Bloom’s jackets’ built-in powder skirt.”

Rain Gear

Whatever rain gear you decide to go with, you will either be complaining about the weight, the lack of ventilation, or the lack of resistance to rain. I don’t recommend forgoing rain gear but I do recommend against buying the most expensive set. Frogg Toggs can grant you the exact results as a brand worth five times as much. Also, some hikers choose to not carry rain pants. This could save you some weight and some cash.

High gaiters

High gaiters help prevent snow from entering your boots or making your socks wet. They also provide extra insulation below your knee. The most popular high gaiters worn by winter hikers are Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters.  Avoid gaiters that close with zippers because they break quite quickly. Look for gaiters that seal around your leg using velcro instead.

Many hikers also like to bring a neck gaiter, like a Polar Buff, which can be used as a scarf or another hat.

A minimum of two pairs of gloves is recommended, although hikers often bring three or four pairs if their hands sweat a lot while hiking.

One pair of gloves should be modular with an outer waterproof shell layer and an inner insulating liner. Mitts provide more warmth that gloves, but gloves provide more dexterity. One compromise approach is to use an insulating glove inside a waterproof shell mitt in order to provide dexterity and warmth. You can also bring multiple liner gloves and switch them out when they get damp and cold. Good modular gloves include: Outdoor Research Meteor Mitts or Outdoor Research Arete Gloves.

The second pair of gloves is usually lighter weight and used while hiking when body movement will heat up your hands and keep them warmer. Softshell gloves are better than medium weight fleece gloves because snow sticks to them less and they are highly breathable. For example: Marmot Glide Softshell Gloves or Marmot Connect Gloves.

Leather gloves absorb water and freeze and are not recommended.

Puffy Insulated Hooded Jacket   Lighter weight insulated jackets are insufficient for this purpose and are more suitable as a mid-layer.

Hard Shell Pants

Hard shell pants are completely windproof and waterproof. Many people find it helpful to use pants that have full zips along the sides to help vent extra heat while hiking and because you can put them on or take them off without having to take off your boots. Most hikers who wear hard shell pants as their primary pant layer also wear long underwear underneath them for warmth. Marmot Precip FZ Pants are an excellent, economical full zip waterproof pant option.

Survival Gear

If you have to spend a unexpected night out, you also need to have some way of melting snow to create drinking water. While carrying a liquid fuel stove like a MSR Whisperlite and a cook pot is the most reliable way of doing this, you can also carry several ESBIT cubes, a solid fuel, and a small metal cup to melt water in an emergency. Hypothermia is accelerated by dehydration and can have dire consequences.

Extra Gear for Above Treeline Hikes

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Wear a Fireproof Shell

If you are going to build campfires, either for the sake of cooking, warmth, or morale, make sure that your outer layer of clothing is less likely to end up ruined if struck by an errant ember.  Wool is one of the best, most fire-resistant natural materials and is great for this.  Down jackets are downright (no pun intended) awful, and you can lose tons of feathers this way.

Pack the Snow

Before setting up your tent, pack down your campsite. If you have skis or snowshoes, that means tramping around hard until all the snow is packed.  If you’re shod only in boots this will take some time, but if you don’t do this, you run the risk of stepping into a soft bit of snow in your tent and tearing the floor.

Pack an Extra Hat and Gloves

Always carry a spare hat and a set of mittens. No matter how diligent you are, no matter how religious you are about using idiot strings and keeper cords, you will lose a hat, and you will lose a glove.  Keep a cheap spare, or be prepared for frostbite or a foreshortened trip.

Use those Stakes

If there is snow, you can stake out your tent.  You can always make deadmen out of sticks or fallen trees, stuff sacks full of snow, buried skis, snowshoes, poles, ice axes, or what have you.  There is no excuse for a poorly staked-out tent.  If you expect no snow and frozen conditions, plenty of companies make hard tent stakes meant to push through frozen ground, either out of titanium, steel, or 7075-taluminum.

Wipe with Care 

In the summer, comfy leaves or soft river stones abound, but in the winter they’re few and far-between. While many have picked up pinecones in desperation, the best readily found alternative is just plain old snow. It’s effective, ubiquitous, and leaves behind little residue.  If you do bring TP, please either pack it out or burn it. The ground is too hard for catholes and for those who have hiked along the Appalachian Trail during the first spring thaw, a mound of TP generally signifies a poorly hidden scat stash.

Fight Condensation with a VBL

If you’re out more than a week, use a VBL, or vapor-barrier-liner for your sleeping bag.  Condensation from your own body can freeze within the upper layer of your sleeping bag where the warm air meets the freezing air, and over time your sleeping bag can become frozen solid.  While they are not as comfortable to sleep in, it beats hitting your sleeping bag with a hammer every night like some polar explorers have had to do.

Flip your Water

If you have a large water storage container, turn it upside-down when storing it overnight.  Ice forms from the top down, so keeping the spout/opening of your container facing down keeps it from getting frozen up. This can be combined with insulating the container, of course.

CRITICAL BACKPACK CONSIDERATIONS

PRICE – A solid lightweight backpack shouldn’t break the bank. That said, if you take care of your backpack, it will last for many years and thousands of trail miles. So it’s not a bad idea to invest in a good piece of equipment either. On this list I’ll recommend a range of packs from budget buys to high-end purchases and talk about the pros and cons of each.

WEIGHT – Your backpack will be one of the four heaviest pieces of gear you carry on backcountry trips (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad), so it’s an important piece of gear for keeping overall weight down. The options I recommend have a good balance between weight, comfort, and durability.

VOLUME – The volume of your bag will limit how much gear you can carry in it. Most experienced lightweight backpackers can easily fit their gear in a 40-50L pack, even for a thru-hike. If you’re new to lightweight backpacking, you might want to choose a pack with a larger volume and work your way down. Also, if you plan to use your pack for snowy winter trekking, consider bumping up a size in volume.

DESIGN – A backpack doesn’t have to be complex to be exceptional. It’s often the companies that keep design elements simple and streamlined that make the best lightweight packs. At the end of the day, your backpack is just a sack to carry other gear comfortably. So don’t feel the need to overdo it with a ton of excess compartments, pouches, zippers, clips, and straps.

MATERIAL – Most lightweight backpacks are made from one of two materials: Ripstop Nylon or Dyneema (cuben fiber). In general, Dyneema is lighter and more water resistant, but also more expensive. Both materials are durable and highly functional for backpacks.

FIT – Fit is one of the most important factors in a comfortable backpack, but it’s also one of the toughest features to pin down until you have a pack fully loaded and on your back. The packs I recommend are well known for their comfort. Measure your torso length and hip belt size before ordering and you should be good to go.

BUYING ONLINE – Check the seller’s return policy before you buy, but you can almost always return an unused pack within a certain timeframe after purchasing. I recommend buying your top choice, trying it on at home when you get it, and returning/exchanging it if it doesn’t fit quite right. I’ve been buying lightweight backpacks online for years and I’ve yet to have any problems.

KEY DESIGN FEATURES

MAIN COMPARTMENT – Most lightweight backpacks have one top-loading compartment for storing the majority of your gear. That’s really all you need. Extra compartments and zippers add unnecessary weight and complexity. Pack items you won’t need until camp (tent, sleeping bag/pad, stove) in the bottom of your pack and you’ll be set.

FRONT MESH POCKET – Most lightweight packs have a large mesh pocket on the front (the side facing hikers behind you). This feature comes in very handy on the trail. It’s great for gear you want to stow quickly or keep easily accessible, like a rain jacket or water purifier. It’s also good for airing out wet gear.

HIP BELT – A good hip belt is a critical feature of any backcountry pack. Your hip belt will hold most of the weight of your pack on your hips, which keeps your shoulders from tiring. Hip belts should be comfortable and transfer weight without slipping. Every pack on this list has a solid hip belt.

SHOULDER STRAPS – Shoulder straps will hold a significant amount of your pack weight as well. You’ll want them to have comfortable padding and be well spaced to avoid chafing and odd pressure points. Every pack on this list has comfortable shoulder straps.

HIP BELT POCKETS – I’m of the opinion that a backpack isn’t suitable for the trail unless it has hip belt pockets. With a lightweight pack, you won’t need to take breaks nearly as often, so you’ll want some items easily accessible (snacks, sunscreen, lip balm, camera, etc.). Most of the packs I recommend have built-in hip belt pockets. If they don’t come standard, I recommend buying them.

SHOULDER POUCH – I’m also fond of using a shoulder strap pouch on my packs. I use it to hold my camera and sunglasses while I hike. That way those items are always protected and easily accessible. A couple of the packs I recommend come with shoulder pouches, but most don’t. So you might consider an aftermarket shoulder pouch if it sounds like a good fit for you.

WATER BOTTLE HOLSTERS – Hydration is key, so your water bottles should always be easy to get to. It’s shocking to me when I test packs where I can’t reach the water bottles with the pack on. That’s just not acceptable for hiking in my opinion. Every pack on this list will allow you to grab your water bottles easily while hiking.

WATERPROOFING – In general, it’s not a good idea to rely on any backpack for waterproofing. Dyneema is a waterproof material, but seams sewn into a pack will keep it from being 100% waterproof, even when taped. In wet weather you’ll want to pack important items (sleeping bag, clothes, electronics, etc.) in waterproof stuff sacks or plastic bags inside your pack.

HYDRATION PORTS – If you like to use a water bladder while hiking, a pack without hydration ports can be a dealbreaker. I’m not a huge fan of water bladders, so it’s not much of a concern for me. That said, most of the packs I recommend do have hydration sleeves and ports.

TOP LID – Many lightweight backpacks don’t have top lids these days in order to reduce weight. Instead, they use roll-top closures, clips, and straps to keep gear secure, which is very effective. I do recommend a couple of packs with top lids, but if you don’t have one, you probably won’t miss it.

STERNUM STRAP – Sternum straps are included on most backpacks these days. They give you the option to connect your shoulder straps across your chest for a more secure feel. It’s a nice touch when the sternum strap has an elastic section for a little give and the clip has an emergency whistle built in.  

LOAD LIFTER STRAPS – Load lifter straps can be used to pull the tops of your shoulder straps back towards your backpack. This will transfer some of the weight of your pack to the front of your shoulders and release some downward pressure. Many lightweight backpacks don’t have them and they aren’t really necessary if you’re carrying a light load.

TREKKING POLE & ICE AXE LOOPS – Trekking pole and ice axe loops are a nice touch. They make it easy to stow your sticks when you’re not using them to hike. I find that I use mine quite often. Many of the bags I recommend come with these stowing options.

Surfstitch

Although better known for its surfboards rather than snowboards, Surfstitch does, nonetheless stock a range of winter apparel for those hitting the powder this winter. They’re based in Australia and free shipping is available on all orders.

Kathmandu

Since its first store opened in Melbourne in 1987, Kathmandu has grown into one of the leading international retailers in clothing and equipment for travel and adventure, and thankfully that includes snow gear. They have a useful loyalty program and stores around the country.

THE ICONIC

Australian fashion retailer THE ICONIC is a popular choice for clothes and, as you might expect, they stock a comprehensive line of winter fashions. Be sure to check them out and stock up on your thick knits, hats and boots to get you through those chilly nights.

WantDo Women Hooded Rain Poncho Waterproof Raincoat

You might have experienced extreme windy conditions, especially when camping in the mountain region. This windbreaker is designed to shield you from such conditions. It is made of 100-percent polyester. The windbreaker is light and water resistant. It has a hood fitted with a drawcord for easy adjustment. The elastic cuffs provide a more easy and secure fit. It has a zippered closure to provide enough ventilation. The windbreaker has two side pockets that allow you to tuck away small essentials.

 

 

 

How to save up to 86%? Here is little trick.

You must visit the page of sales. Here is the link. If you don’t care about which brand is better, then you can choose the Women’s Camping Clothes by the price and buy from the one who will offer the greatest discount.

 

 


Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your Women’s Camping Clothes wisely! Good luck!

So, TOP10 of Women’s Camping Clothes

 

 

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by Reginald Meyer | Last Updated November 1, 2017



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