Packing List Of Essential Gear
Rain jacket: Packable, lightweight,
waterproof rain jacket. The fabric should
be breathable so that moisture from your body can
escape. Pack this piece in your hand luggage so that
you have a windbreaker ready when you deplane. A rain poncho is an economical and practical alternative to a rain jacket.
Buy Men's Rain Jacket | Buy Women's Rain Jacket
Waterproof pants: Breathable and
wide enough to fit over boots. Knee-high
side zippers are preferred so you
can get your boots on and off easily.
Buy a size larger than your base layer to
ensure you are comfortable sitting in the
Zodiac with one or two layers under
Buy Men's Waterproof Pants | Buy Women's Waterproof Pants
Light-weight loft jacket or vest: The loft traps heat
with remarkable efficiency, even when wet. It is
feather light and compacts for easy packing. Loft
garments are water repellent
and windproof and double
as outerwear in mild weather.
Fleece is also an insulation
layer option but it tends
to bunch up when worn with
Buy Men's Vest | Buy Women's Light-weight Jacket
Shirts and T-shirts: Due to the unpredictable weather, pack t-shirts that you can wear under your shirt as a layer for extra warmth or by itself. Select shirts that are lightweight, wick moisture and come with UPF sun protection and/or insect repellent.
Buy Men's Shirt (with sun protection) | Buy Women's Shirt (with sun protection)
Pants: In variable climates it is best to pack long, lightweight and fast drying pants and shorts. Or, to lighten your luggage choose pants that zip off to create shorts.
Buy Men's Pants | Buy Women's Pants
Expedition stretch top and bottoms: This lightweight
layer will keep you warm on chilly days.
Warmth and flexibility are
important for comfort when
sitting in Zodiacs.
Expedition stretch tops and
bottoms are flexible. The
legs taper to fit into boots.
Buy Men's Expedition Stretch | Buy Women's Expedition Stretch
Boots: If your expedition includes Zodiac landings you will need flexible, pull-on boots with sturdy
soles. As you will step into cold water
during Zodiac landings, boots are
essential and must be at least mid-calf
high (12-15 inches / 30.5-38 cm in height). If no Zodiac landings are included in the itinerary hiking boots or walking shoes are sufficient.
Buy Men's Boots | Buy Women's Boots
Backpack: Lightweight and water-proof backpack
for carrying items ashore
and keeping your arms free for
embarking/ disembarking the
Zodiacs. If you have a lot of camera
equipment and do not intend
to use plastic seal-proof bags,
pack a waterproof backpack.
Buy A Waterproof, Compressible Backpack | Buy Leak-proof Bags
Umbrella: Lightweight and collapsible. A must if you do not have a hooded jacket or rain poncho.
Buy A Travel Umbrella
Trekking poles: A lightweight, collapsible, walking
staff (also called a trekking pole) provides a sense
of security, increased balance, and confidence
when walking on slippery, muddy terrain.
Buy Men's Trekking Poles | Buy Women's Trekking Poles
Also recommended: A pair of good sunglasses with U.V. filter protection and protective lotion for lips, hands and face.
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