18 essential items to pack for your glamping adventure in the great outdoors
More and more people are taking to the wilderness with a sense of wonder and a full palette of highlighter, because why not have both?! However, even if we’re packing for a glamping trip (glamorous camping trip) instead of a full-on wilderness experience, we still have to be prepared for the curveballs nature throws at us.
So, if you identify more with the luxury camping style of the beloved fictional socialite Phyllis Nefler from Troop Beverly Hills, than say the admirable but rugged habits of a veteran outdoorswoman, you’re not alone.
We’ve got your back, and we’re here to remind you that beyond the must-have nature-inspired Tartelette palette, you’ll still need to go out armed with sunscreen options, bug repellent, and of course, plenty of sensible snacks. Even if you’re not pitching a tent this summer, the extended time in nature requires its own set of necessities. Luckily, there are countless affordable and helpful products for your glamping needs.
Much like Phyllis, we are full of enthusiasm and ideas, so we’ve gathered 18 useful glamping options for your next trip!
1The Spray from Soapwalla, $16
This is basically an all-in-one spray for your hands. It features a combination of the essential oils Litsea Cubeba, Eucalyptus, and Palmarosa to cleanse your hands AND scare away bugs. It’s also safe on clothing and doesn’t feature harsh chemicals, so you can maintain that manicure.
2Sail Away Bug Spray from Captain Blankenship, $20
This is another sweet-smelling bug repellent option. The formula features rose geranium, lemon eucalyptus, and witch hazel extract, so you can keep your skin bug-bite free.
3SweetSpot Coconut Lime on-the-go wipes from Walmart, $5.98
These alcohol and sulfate-free wipes will clean your hands (and um, sweet spot) of any dirt you encounter during your glamping fun.
4Cape Aloe Topical Healing Gel from Shea Terra Organics, $24
This topical aloe is a lifesaver if you get burned or bitten during your glamping adventure. It’s safe to apply onto your face and body and keeps skin moisturized and healed up.
5Hydrating Facial Wipes from Derma E, $8
These bad boys will help you remove all of the makeup you’re wearing in the woods, which is a lifesaver if there’s no running water nearby.
6Halo Repeller from Thermacell, $40
Beyond the appeal of looking like a sci-fi invention, the Halo Mosquito Repeller provides constant odorless protection from pesky bugs, including the dangerous carriers of Zika.
7La Lucia Towel from Las Bayadas, $48
No glamping trip is complete without a luxury river or oceanside sun bathing day. For this, you’ll need a soft, large, and glamorous towel to protect your skin from the crags and sand. And yes, dry yourself off if you actually swim.
8Muscle Milk Birthday Cake Flavored Protein Bars from Walmart, $29.39
A pack of protein bars is always a smart move when you’re camping — because even the most adamant campfire cook needs a break.
9Lifesaver Bottle from Lifesaver, $149.95
It may have a hefty price tag, but this is no run-of-the-mill water bottle. The Lifesaver Bottle lives up to its name by enabling you to source water from ponds, lakes, and rivers, while filtering out any potentially dangerous bacteria. This is a lifetime glamping investment.
10All Around Safe Block Toning Sun Tension SPF50 from Missha Cosmetics, $24
This is an ideal SPF if you’re still trying to look brighter and fresher regardless of your harsh environment.
11Eir Surf Mud Pro Stick from Follain, $30
This SPF stick features zinc oxide, coconut oil, and cocoa butter for the perfect storm of sun protection and moisture.
If you’d rather pack a sunblock that can easily provide protection from head to toe with a quick spritz, this sunscreen mist from Supergoop is what you want. Even though it’s a mineral sunblock, it dries to a sheer finish. Plus, it’s water resistant for 80 minutes so just quickly reapply after your dip in the lake.
13Anorak Jacket from American Giant, $79
You’ll need a solid jacket to protect you from the rain, bugs and the rest of nature’s elements. This nylon jacket is water-resistant and still cute to boot, so you don’t have to sacrifice your fashion-forward image for comfort.
14Sugar Sport Treatment sunscreen SPF 30 from Sephora, $25
This luxe SPF stick is safe for your lips and entire face, so you can stay moisturized.
15Good Vibes Hat from Ban.do, $28
Beyond sun protection, you’re going to need to protect your blow-out and dye-job from the harshening affects of nature. This hat does the job while still being cute.
16Yuni Shower Sheet Large Body Wipes from Sephora, $15
These are fairly self-explanatory in scope and nature. Unless you’re going full-on Troop Beverly Hills and checking into the Beverly Hills Hotel, having some full-body wipes will be a crucial aid in channeling music video glam levels during your spiritual journey by the river.
17Classic Backpack Mid Volume from Hershel, $45
This backpack is an ideal accessory for your glamping trip because it pairs the fashion status of Hershel with the practical need for a solid bag.
18Women’s After Hours No Tongue Tall Boot from Sorel, $300
Listen. Do you see these heeled, ridiculous waterproof fashion boots?! Is there anything MORE Glamping Queen than these? That’s what we thought.