The Best New Camping Clothing For 2019
Specialist outdoor clothing will keep you and your family warm and dry no matter the weather.
Here is our selection of some of the best new outdoor clothing for 2019
CRAGHOPPERS NOSILIFE ADVENTURE II SHIRT
Remember when clothes were just things you wore to cover your modesty and maybe look good? Well those days are long gone, especially as far as outdoor travel experts Craghoppers are concerned. This new men’s shirt pretty much protects you from everything… insect bites, harmful UV rays, sweat, thieves and even body odour. The last two are brand new features – the zip n’ clip pocket gives you somewhere secure to store your valuables when you’re on the move and the Odour Control patches (strategically placed in, ahem, “key” areas) capture and absorb odour molecules to neutralise nasty niffs.
FJALLRAVEN OVIK TRAVEL SHIRT
Summertime and the camping is easy, but when we get temperatures like the summer of 2018, it’s even easier with clothes that keep you comfortable. The Ovik travel is a cool and comfortable top for warm weather or travel. It’s made from a new, easy-care fabric made from a blend of hemp and polyester that is designed to lift away from the skin’s surface for increased ventilation. The women’s version has a hidden pocket at the side
TILLEY T3 WANDERER
Tilley is a much-loved outdoor brand, famous world-wide for its classic hat styles which come with a lifetime guarantee. While many of the Tilley hats popular among an older age group, the T3 Wanderer is aimed at the younger, more style-conscious outdoor enthusiast. Technology includes built-in foam in the crown so it will float and never sink, wind cords so the hat will say on the head even in high winds and a water repellent finish. The hat is made from washed duck cotton which gives it a well-loved, vintage look and has UPF 50+ sun protection.
REGATTA MONTEGRA II
A lightweight waterproof shell jacket made for trekking and light walking from the campsite, the breathable and waterproof stretch fabric provides protection from the elements with plenty of flexibility and movement. The reflective panels also give you the reassurance of enhanced visibility in low light and poor weather.
This is Sprayway’s first Gore-Tex Paclite jacket for more than a decade, combining fuss-free Sprayway design with the incredibly lightweight, packable and breathable waterproof fabric. The wire-peaked adjustable hood and reversed centre-front zip provide plenty of protection from the rain and the adjustable hem and cuffs keep out water and the wind.
This is the wearable equivalent of an electric blanket – but far smarter, in both senses of the word. Available in four colours, the jacket looks perfectly normal at first glance. But under the surface, it uses technology to keep your body at optimum temperature regardless of the weather conditions. The ultra-thin Flexwarm heating element is embedded between the inner and outer layers of fabric to create three fully-controllable heating zones. You can adjust your temperature from an app as well using the battery pack to charge your smartphone on the go.
Fully waterproof, the Treviso jacket packs away into its own pocket and is light enough to be stuffed into your backpack when the weather brightens up. It also features Craghoppers’ Odour Control and Zip ‘N’ Lock features – as well as an RFID pocket to protect your credit card or passport from scanners.
REIMA ANTI-MOSQUITO JACKET
As the name suggersts, the Anti-Mosquito Jacket is a jacket that repels mosquitoes. What makes this different from others is that it is specifically aimed at children – in fact Reima (another Scandinavian outdoor brand) claim it’s the world’s first anti-mosquito clothing for kids. The jacket itself is ideal for any outdoor activity, with a safe, detachable hood and water repellent and breathable fabric. The protection will stay at a very good level for at least 20 washes. It’s also treated with a non-toxic mosquito repellent finish. he active substance is a non-toxic plant extract called geraniol, which comes from the Palmarosa plant. When used in a mosquito-repelling finish, geraniol is skin-friendly and non-allergic, safely protecting youngsters from insects without dangerous chemicals. The fabric also has a natural UV protection factor 50+.
LIFEVENTURE WARM CHANGING ROBE
Comfortable to slip on after a shower or an outdoor swim, the robe’s large neck opening means it can be quickly and easily taken on and off. A panel of stretch fabric in the sleeve makes changing even easier while the hood provides extra warmth and faster hair drying. The robe is made from a lightweight but plush soft-feel fabric that provides instant warmth and cosiness when you put it on. The robe is treated with a permanent Polygiene fabric treatment that prevents the build-up of bacteria to minimise the risk of odours developing. It can be stored compactly inside its own hood when not in use.