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How to Pack Your Bag For an Outdoor Adventure

By SSS Editorial
SSS Editorial, SSSPORTS.COM

When selecting gear for an outdoor trip, the cardinal rule is to pack all things comfortable. Whether it’s a 55-litre backpack or a multi-utility duffel bag, when packing for the outdoors less is better. Watch the video below for tips on how to pack smart and travel light so you can start your outdoor experience on the right foot.

Maximise space in your outdoor bag with this checklist of things to consider before you begin packing:

  • Pick and lay out everything needed for packing so you’re able to focus on the essentials.
  • Either fold neatly or roll your clothes to save more space.
  • Think about your order of packing, particularly for the items you need to access easily.
  • Whether it’s a top-loading backpack or a duffel bag, start packing by placing big, chunky items at the bottom, followed by the lighter items on top.
  • Bring a solar panel charger so you won’t have to worry about losing power on your smartphone, GPS or action camera.
  • Use separate compartments for your boots as they may be muddy after you have trekked around in them.
  • Pack any liquids or toiletries in an airtight bag; this prevents leakage.

Along with learning the art of packing, bringing the right outdoor apparel and camping equipment is important. Focus on packing high-performance activewear so you can feel fresh and last the long haul, whether it’s a trip to high altitudes or a watersports adventure. As seen in the video, these are a few essentials to take with you on your next outdoor trip.

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SHIRTS & JACKETS

Convection Shirt: Stay comfortable with this long-sleeve shirt from Jack Wolfskin, which keeps you cool with its fast-drying material. Made from 100% polyester and a crease-resistant fabric, the top has ventilation splits on its back for an all-round enjoyable outdoor experience.

1985 Kazoo Mountain Jacket: Providing superior warmth, this two-way zip jacket from The North Face comes with adjustable hem and cuffs for plenty of coverage, while the multi-pocket feature allows you to tote around your knick-knacks and gadgets

Fairing Hooded Jacket: Soar heights with the softshell jacket from Mountain Hardwear, combining both sleekness and functionality. Packed with wind-proof, water-resistant and breathable features, the jacket will keep you warm, dry and ready to take on adventure after adventure.

Seasonal Drew Peak Hoodie: Made from pure cotton, this hoodie from The North Face offers the best next-to-skin comfort while keeping you warm and snug. Sporting all the classic elements – including the kangaroo pocket and pullover hood, stay comfortable as you hike the colder areas.

Patterned T-shirt: The tee that marks the 30th anniversary of The North Face’s Mountain Jacket, this relaxed crewneck silhouette is perfect for wearing on a road trip with friends or trekking in the desert.

Street Fleece Pullover: A sleek pullover that transcends your off-road adventures, the all-cotton construction with brushed fleece lining offers plush comfort and warmth, while the fitted cuffs provide full coverage. 

PANTS

Passion Trail Winter Pants: An all-purpose pant designed for any off-road adventure or endurance sport, these Jack Wolfskin pants stay comfortable while remaining water-repellent, breathable and wind-proof.

Titan Ridge Pant: Featuring thermal reflectors and water-repellent technology, these Columbia pants keep you warm and snug as you dive head first into your next adventure. Providing leg zippers for a customisable fit, wear this relaxed cut to get all-round comfort and functionality.

SHOES

Back-to-Berkeley Redux Leather Boot: These heavy-duty boots remain tough through the roughest terrains, no matter what the outdoor activity. Featuring the thermal Primaloft® insulation for plenty of plush comfort, the shoe’s nubuck-suede upper and IcePick® lugs on the sole are ideal for any condition or season.

ACCESSORIES

Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme: This award-winning charger holds up to 9000mAh of power in its durable 2-panel clam shell. Featuring a USB port and DC power jack, the compact charger works on everything from iPhones and smartphones to portable DVD players.

Base Camp Duffel Bag (Size L): Stacked with plenty of features from the zippered pocket for your knick-knacks and gadgets, to roomy compartments and mesh sleeves, The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag stays light thanks to its alpine-cut shoulder straps and padded handles.

Check out our other products suited to the adventure-seekers in our Outdoor section. Enter our photo competition for the chance to win a range of prizes, including a GoPro camera, or have your adventure-themed photo published on the cover of OutdoorUAE magazine.

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