Women's Camping Clothing: Plan Your Camping Outfits

Women's Camping Clothing: Plan Your Camping Outfits


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C. Fraser Claire

The Definitive Guide to Women's Camping Clothing

If you are looking for what to wear camping, we've put together a camping checklist with everything a woman needs for comfort, protection, and camping style on outdoor adventures. At The Safari Store, our clothes have been specifically designed, tested, and refined for all of life's adventures. The result is a range that is in its natural habitat when exploring the great outdoors. Read our camping clothes advice to find out what to wear camping and why. We take it a step further, with head-to-toe women's camping clothes tips. Finally, shop our top recommendations with our shopping guide.

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Quick View: What to Wear Camping

The Safari Store women's camping clothing: beanies and hats Sun and Shiver Protection: Hats and Beanies
The Safari Store women's camping clothing: jackets, fleeces, and gilets Layer Up With Jackets, Fleeces, Gilets, and Shirts
The Safari Store women's camping clothing: skorts, shorts, trousers Mix and Match Convertible Trousers, Shorts, and Skorts
The Safari Store women's camping clothing: shoes, boots, sandals, socks, and gaiters Pair Boots, Shoes, and Sandals With Socks and Gaiters



Women's Camping Clothes: Head-To-Toe-Tips

Wide-Brimmed Women's Camping Hats and Winter Caps

Hats Off To Putting a Hat on For Adventures: Get sun-kissed on camping adventures by packing an old-faithful camping accessory - a wide-brimmed hat. Camping means enjoying the elements and a bad sunburn can certainly get in the way of that. A sun hat has been long-trusted to keep the sun off the face and neck - and keeps you looking cool at the same time.

Ward Off Winter Chill in Wool: Early mornings, evenings, and cold or wintery days - these are a few reasons for a nip in the air on camping trips. Nip that nip in the bud by packing wool knitwear for a bit of extra warmth. A beanie or woollen headband keep you warm and are a stylish addition to your camping outfit. Add a hand-knitted 100% wool scarf from Thusk™ or a sun protective nanoweave Vintage Print Head&Neck Scarf to cover up and keep you snug wherever your camping adventures take you.

Women's Camping Shirts, T-Shirts, Fleeces, and Gilets

Women's Camping Jackets and Fleeces: A warm layer is an essential on any camping packing list. A fleece jacket is one of the top things to pack for camping to keep warm and insulated when it gets chilly outside. Another option for keen campers is the Pioneer Safari Jacket, with a BUGTech™ anti-insect outer layer and a fleece-lined inner for adventure style that's on point and practical.

Gilets: A gilet is also great for layering up. Our recommendation is the Explorer Multi-Pocket Gilet in BUGTech™ anti-insect fabric. This mid-layer camping essential one that ticks the boxes for an extra layer for warmth and design features for practicality.

Long-Sleeved Camping Shirts: A long-sleeved camping shirt is a must. By picking a shirt in our lightweight BUGTech™ fabric, you get the added benefit of insect defence and built-in sun protection. Roll up sleeve tabs secure sleeves when they're rolled up to give you the flexibility of a short-sleeved shirt as the day heats up. BUGTech™ is also quick drying, moisture wicking, and anti-microbial - features that are a perfect match for camping.

Women's T-Shirts for Camping: When it comes to casual camping clothes, a T-shirt is a must. Our Mara&Meru™ Serengeti T-Shirt marries the simplicity of the perfect tee with a luxury touch for the outdoors.

Women's Camping Pants, Shorts, and Skorts

Trousers and Joggers for Camping: Convertible trousers are a camper's best friend. Our Pioneer BUGTech™ Zip-Off Trousers for women are longs, three-quarters, and shorts in a single garment - making them the lightweight, quick drying, packing friendly option for thru-hikers and every camper. They also offer insect defence and sun protection. Mix it up a bit with the Mara&Meru™ Jogger Pants. Like the Pioneer Trousers, these have a comfort-focused design without compromising on style. They are casual and classy on the trail, around camp, and at any stops along the way.

Women's Camping Shorts: The long and the short of it is that you will almost certainly wear a pair of shorts on warm-weather camping trips. As with the other trousers in our range, the Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Shorts follow our super-comfy design philosophy for practicality that's a match for all your outdoor plans - with a touch of unmistakable elegance in the tradition of safari style.

Skorts for Camping: Skorts are a girl's best friend. They combine the feminine styling of a skirt with the practicality of shorts, making them an exciting addition to any woman's outdoor wardrobe. The Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Skorts are made from a cotton/spandex blended fabric for a bit of extra stretch for comfort.

Women's Camping Boots, Shoes, and Sandals

Women's Camping Boots: If you are planning on walking the trails around camp, a pair of camping boots is going to be the most important footwear you pack for your trip. Even if walking isn't the aim, a tough pair of slip-on Chelsea boots are at the top of our camping checklist - especially for night times around camp. We simply won't go camping without the Buffalo Leather Chelsea Boots. For avid walkers looking at the options, the Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots are specifically made for long days on the trail (and off) - on the feet of walking anti-poaching patrolsmen and women around Africa.

Women's Camp Shoes: Closed shoes are a simple necessity for camping. The Rufiji™ Explorer Shoes are beautifully crafted in suede leather by a team of professional African shoemakers, inspired by the veldskoen - the iconic adventurer's shoe in Africa that's both hardy and head-turning in fashion circles around the world.

Camping Sandals: After long days in boots and walking shoes, slipping on a pair of sandals can be a wonderful relief. Our Rufiji™ Leather Sandals have been designed with the outdoors in mind - making them comfortable and stylish with a dash of extra toughness to suit adventure conditions.

The Best Socks for Camping: Not all socks are made equal. For camping our top recommendation is a pair of blister-free socks. With a double-layered design, they are the low-friction alternative that keeps you blister and pain free when covering distance and in damp conditions. They're also quick-drying and moisture wicking, which promotes cool, dry feet for happy campers.

Ankle Gaiters for Camping: A pair of ankle gaiters are a clever camping footwear accessory. Especially for hiking, they offer an extra barrier of defence against insects on ankles and keep blackjacks and debris away from socks, boots, and shoes.

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Relax While Your Clothing Does the Work: BUGTech™ Women's Anti-Insect Clothing for Camping

Insect Defence and Moisture Wicking: In developing BUGTech™ anti-bug fabric, we wanted to achieve insect defence without compromising on moisture wicking. The anti-insect treatment used by many anti-insect clothing brands has the effect of retarding moisture wicking properties, which affects comfort and performance. We have tested and fine-tuned our BUGTech™ fabric to meet our standards - and have had it independently tested.

Quick Drying: Moisture wicking and quick drying features go hand in hand for high-performance outdoor clothing. BUGTech's lightweight ripstop fabric is camping friendly, allowing you to wash and wear on the go with ease.

Sun Protection: BUGTech™ also offers built-in UPF50+ sun protection, so you can cover up for sun care while you enjoy the outdoors.

Anti-Microbial: Another special feature of BUGTech™ is the SilverPlus anti-microbial fabric treatment keeps your clothing smelling fresh between washes.

Quick Wrinkle Release: BUGTech™ clothing folds up compactly to fit in with your plans for a lightweight pack - but nobody needs to know that. This ripstop fabric releases wrinkles quickly after unpacking - keeping your clothing looking crisp for camping.

Soft hand feel: Just because clothing is tough and performance-focused doesn't mean it can't feel great to wear. BUGTech™ fabric has evolved over the years and the ripstop used for our Pioneer, Explorer, and Everything ranges have an unparalleled luxury touch.

Design Features and Styling: BUGTech™ clothing is designed to offer a feminine cut and styling, with real consideration given to comfortable fit and motion on outdoor adventures.



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Women's Camping Clothing Guide: Things To Pack For Camping

We've hand-selected our must-have bestselling women's clothing for camping. Exploring starts right here. Browse the range and shop for your new favourite camping outfits.

Women's Wide-Brimmed Camping Hats and Beanies

The Safari Store women's camping clothing Explorer Leather Hat Women's Explorer Leather Hat for Camping
• Made from genuine suede leather.
• Packable, with a wired brim for shape retention.
• Comes with a detachable suede leather chin strap.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Explorer Canvas Hat Women's Explorer Canvas Hat for Camping
• Made from packable, water resistant canvas with a mesh crown for breathability.
• Adjustable internal drawstring for fit.
• Comes with a detachable suede leather chin strap.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Serengeti Hat Women's Serengeti Hat for Camping
• SPF50+ sun protection.
• Adjustable internal drawstring for fit.
• Comes with a detachable suede leather chin strap.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Indie Hat Women's Indie Hat for Camping
• SPF50+ sun protection.
• Adjustable internal drawstring.
• Detachable suede leather chin strap.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Panama Hat Women's Panama Hat for Camping
• SPF50+, 360-degree protection
• Adjustable internal drawstring.
• Detachable suede leather chin strap.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Thusk Cableknit Beanie Women's Thusk™ Cable-Knit Beanie for Camping
• Handmade by grandmothers in Africa as part of a community project.
• Made from 100% sustainably sourced South African wool.
• Available in two colours.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Thusk Rib-Knit Beanie Women's Thusk™ Rib-Knit Beanie for Camping
• Hand-knitted by African grandmothers as part of a community project.
• Made from 100% sustainably sourced South African wool.
• Can be worn as a slouch beanie or folded over in a fishermen beanie style.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Thusk Knitted Headband Thusk™ Women's Knitted Headband
• Hand-knitted by Zulu grandmothers as part of our community project.
• Made from 100% sustainably sourced South African wool.
• Keep hair out of your eyes and ears warm in chilly camping conditions.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Kenyan Kikoy Authentic Kenyan Kikoys
• 100% mercerised cotton.
• Ethically produced in Kenya.
• A camping essential that can be used as a sarong, scarf, table cloth, pillow case, or sun shield on camping adventures.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf Vintage Print Tubular Head&Neck Scarf for Camping
• Made from nanoweave material in a seamless design with soft hand feel.
• UPF50+ sun protection, windproof, and quick drying.
• Available in two vintage print designs. Can be worn in 8 ways.
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Layer Up in Women's Camping Jackets, Fleeces, and Shirts

The Safari Store women's camping clothing Serengeti T-Shirt Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Women's T-Shirt for Camping
• 95% rayon, 5% spandex.
• Lightweight and loose-fitting with a soft hand feel for a luxury touch.
• Available in three colours.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Pioneer Anti-Insect Shirt BUGTech™ Pioneer Women's Camping Shirt
• Anti-insect, UPF50+ sun protection, moisture wicking, quick drying, and anti-microbial.
• Soft hand feel ripstop fabric that releases wrinkles quickly on camping trips.
• Double roll-up sleeve tabs, sunglasses loop, +Vent system along the seam for airflow.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Everything Anti-Insect Shirt Mara&Meru™ BUGTech™ Women's Everything Shirt
• Made from lightweight anti-insect honeycomb ripstop with UPF50+ and an anti-microbial finish.
• Quick drying and releases wrinkles fast for camping convenience.
• Roll-up sleeve tabs and sunglasses loop to secure your shades.
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Choose Versatile Women's Camping Pants, Shorts, and Skorts

The Safari Store women's camping clothing Pioneer Anti-Insect Trousers BUGTech™ Pioneer Women's Convertible Camping Pants
• Made from lightweight, anti-insect, sun protective, and anti-microbial ripstop fabric
• Longs convert into both three-quarter capris or shorts in one garment.
• Cargo pant design with elasticated waistband, drawstring, and a button and fly zip for fit and comfort.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Serengeti Joggers Mara&Meru™ Serengeti Women's Jogger Pants
• Made from lightweight and luxurious 97% cotton, 3% spandex.
• Jogger design with elasticated ankles, two front pockets, and two decorative back slit pockets.
• Designed to be super comfy for whatever the day holds - with an elasticated waist and drawstring for fit.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Serengeti Shorts Mara&Meru™ Women's Serengeti Shorts
• Made from lightweight and luxurious 97% cotton, 3% spandex.
• Knee-length with rolled short leg and buttoned tab design.
• Designed to be super comfy for whatever the day holds - with an elasticated waist and drawstring for fit.
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Camping Boots, Shoes, Sandals, and Footwear Accessories

The Safari Store women's camping clothing Buffalo Chelsea Boots Buffalo Women's Leather Chelsea Boots
• Crafted from 100% genuine cowhide leather in a slip-on design that's perfect for camping.
• Grippy thermo rubber soles. Micro and leather in-sole for comfort and wet conditions.
• Double reinforced pull tabs and leather counter along the back for strength.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Rufiji APU Combat Boots Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots
• Made in Africa from genuine cowhide leather with a rubber sole.
• Designed to be the ultimate walking boot anti-poaching patrolsmen and women.
• Every purchase goes towards boot donations for anti-poaching in Africa.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Explorer veldskoen shoes Rufiji™ Explorer Veldskoen Shoes
• Made in Africa from genuine suede leather and (synthetic) crepe soles.
• Traditional veldskoen or chukka boot design - an adventure and fashion favourite.
• Steel eyelets with antique brass finish.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing Rufiji Leather Sandals Rufiji™ Women's Leather Sandals
• Made in Africa from genuine leather, with brass hardware.
• Sturdy rubber sole for strength.
• Criss-cross design for secure, comfortable wear.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing canvas and leather ankle gaiters Rufiji™ Canvas and Leather Anklet Gaiters
• Made from safari-grade cotton canvas and leather with brass detail. Also available in suede leather.
• Elasticated fit with velcro and press stud closure and shoe clip.
• The perfect way to protect ankles and socks from insects and debris both in camp and on the trail.
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The Safari Store women's camping clothing 1000 Mile Socks 1000 Mile Blister-Free Socks
• Double-layered for reduced friction and blister protection.
• Moisture wicking and quick drying for all-round camping comfort.
• 60% acrylic, 40% nylon.
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Women's Camping Accessories

Insect protection for camping from The Safari Store Insect Protection Accessories
• Make sure you pack premium Australian insect repellent brands like Bushman or RID.
• If bugs manage to break through your defences, get instant relief with compact bite and sting spray.
• Make your tent and camp area a bug-free zone with battery-operated mosquito killer units.
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Sun care accessories for camping from The Safari Store Sun Care Camping Accessories
• Get maximum sun protection with SPF50+ sunscreen spray or SPF50+ sunscreen gel.
• Get SPF30 UVA and UVB protection with UltraSun SPF30 Sports Sunscreen.
• Enjoy high-performance medium protection with our specially developed SafariSUN SPF15 sunscreen spray.
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