Our #OOTD series here at the old Style Guide tends to cover a bevy of summer style essentials that are a bit more refined in nature. As in, not exactly the type of gear you’d wear to scale a mountain. We’re changing that approach ever so slightly in today’s #OOTD, as we tell ya just what to wear on a summer camping trip. That’s right — we’re going off-road and off-trail to get you outfitted in rugged hiking boots from Danner, plus a classic henley and a tough overshirt. Those are but a few of the pieces you’re going to need to get from the city to the trail … and then back. I’ll leave it up to you as to how you’re getting there and what else you might be bringing (I’m not quite an expert when it comes to tents and the like), but I do know that dressing the part can go a long way. The right camping gear can help you tackle an early morning chill or keep hiking those few extra miles, and it can even help you feel a little more comfortable (witness the essential Flint and Tinder Mill Pants as featured below). Regardless, I hope these tips help you get ready for your next trip easily and stylishly. If you find yourself in need of other, more casual seasonal style staples, check out this post. In the meantime, let’s get to it!
- The Henley: Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley, $36 — A rugged henley like the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley works at the beach or the bar, and on the trail. It’s a comfortable base layer.
- The Overshirt: Flint and Tinder Staywax Camp Shirt, $168 — You’d be surprised how versatile and essential a tough overshirt can be. The Staywax Camp Shirt works quite well for its intended purpose — camping!
- The Pants: Flint and Tinder Mill Pants, $98 — With a cut that looks right at home in the city, plus durability that’ll put in work on the trail, the Flint and Tinder Mill Pants are good enough to make it three picks in a row from this standout, American-made brand.
- The Boots: Danner Explorer 650 Boots, $190 –Admittedly, we don’t recommend a ton of classic hiking boots here on the blog. The Danner Explorer 650 Boots are both stylish and functional enough to change that.
- The Belt: Cause and Effect Belt in Vintage, $130 — The well-crafted Cause and Effect Leather Belt has the throwback looks and unique style to work with your favorite pair of jeans or with the Flint and Tinder Mill Pants.
- The Watch: Marathon Medium Diver’s Quartz Watch, $580 — You need a watch that’s sits squarely in the intersection of durability and good looks — that’s where the Marathon Diver’s Quartz Watch comes into play.
- The Backpack: Peak Design Everyday Backpack, $259.95 –If you want a tough everyday backpack that can more than pull its weight on camping trips, the Peak Design Everyday Backpack is for you. No doubt.
- The Hat: Huckberry Explorer’s Cap, $40 — Would it be an #OOTD post if we didn’t recommend the trusty, well-worn Huckberry Explorer’s Cap? This stylish vintage ballcap sure will come in handy on your next trip.
The biggest takeaway here? Some of your favorite menswear essentials can even work to wear when camping. Take the Flint and Tinder Supima AirKnit Henley — it’s as rugged of a henley as it gets, and it’s more than ready to layer up underneath the Staywax Camp Shirt. Together, that combo is going to help you get through many a long hike, an early morning or a late night around the campfire. The pants you should wear to do it all? Easy. The durable Flint and Tinder Mill Pants are just the ticket, perfectly suited for casual weekends or quick camping trips alike. The same goes for the Danner Explorer 650 Boots — they’ll provide comfort, durability and rugged style on summer nights and weekends. I also think you can’t go wrong with the unique styling potential of the Cause and Effect Leather Belt. And the tough style and dependability of the Marathon Diver’s Quartz Watch is exactly what you need when taking things off-road on a summer camping trip. Simply grab the Peak Design Everyday Backpack, throw on your reliable Huckberry Explorer’s Cap, then get out there and go after it. See? Camping can be stylish (and fun!) as heck.