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What to pack for an adventure travel trip – from skiing to sailing

Heading off on an adventure trip and wondering what to pack? Not everyone wants to spend their travels reading a book under a palm tree, for those seeking more of an adrenaline rush there’s always the option of Adventure Travel. There are soo are many benefits to adventure travel, it gets you out of your comfort zone, helps builds confidence and even provides a bit of physical exercise at the same time. Although adventure travel always requires a lot of planning especially when it comes to packing, especially if you’re opting for an activity where your clothing choice can actually affect your safety. From skiing in the Alps to sailing in Scandinavia, we’ve teamed up with Musto.com (the outdoor clothing specialists) to recommend what clothing essentials you need to squeeze into your luggage or backpack when you head off on your next adventurous trip….

What to pack for skiing

Musto Ski Jacket

Heading out on the slopes? To keep as warm as possible opt to pack in your luggage or backpack the stylish but practical Snowdrift BR1 Primaloft® Jacket which is slim-fit, feminine, but also supremely insulating. The Primaloft® Silver insulation provides all the warmth you need whether you’re skiing, snowboarding or even just messing around in the snow. An ingenious 4-way stretch fabric also provides full freedom of movement allowing you to go about your snowy adventure activity completely unhindered!


You’ll also need the warmth on the bottom half, so pack these PrimaLoft pants are the perfect match. The flattering slim fit Snowdrift BR1 Primaloft® pants not only look good but they also offer a four-way stretch fabric which allows for a lot of movement, the MUSTO’s BR1 technology means weatherproof breathability and the Primaloft Silver insulation provides lightweight but ample warmth without the weight.

MUSTO fleece

To keep toastie underneath your jacket then this snowy white microfleece makes an excellent choice. Made from soft MUSTO Arctec 160 microfleece, this lightweight and breathable zip neck fleece will preserves your body heat in the chilly temperatures. The bound hem and cuffs and the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating also adds extra protection.

What to pack trekking or hiking

Hiking Jacket

What clothing you opt to pack will obviously depend on the climate of your chosen destination but this jacket is a good all-rounder. Wear as an outer layer on warmer days but in wetter weather as a mid layer to wear beneath a more weatherproof jacket. It combines a supple 4-way stretch fabric, a durable water repellent (DWR) coating and a fabric which is highly breathable and flexible.


For rainier weather or harsher conditions on your trek try the Gore-Tex jacket. Offering complete protection it’s fully waterproof and breathable with taped seams and water-resistant zips. Also offers a slim, attractive silhouette so no need to worry about looking too bulky on your trekking adventure!

Hiking Shorts

For warmer climates try packing these specially engineered unisex Hiking Shorts. They’re not bulky, have VELCRO® attachments (which allow for ease of repositioning) and the 1mm neoprene fabric offers both comfort and protection.

What to pack for sailing

Sailing Jacket

Serious sailors need serious kit, so pack a jacket which will protect you in all offshore weather conditions is the ultra durable MPX Offshore Jacket. It’s made with with a 3-layer GORE-TEX® PRO laminate custom engineered for MUSTO but still contoured to the female form. The fluorescent GORE-TEX® hood and glow-in-the-dark photoluminescent strips will ensure visibility even when sailing at night and its high collar and spume visor will ensure you’re protected against the ocean spray.

Dropseat trousers sailing

The matching bottoms which perfectly compliment the jacket are the MPX Drop Seat Trousers which again are made from the highly regarded GORE-TEX® fabric. These offering comfort and breathability for offshore sailing in all weathers in a stylish bright white colour.

Extreme Fleece

Underneath opt for something like this thermal fleece which delivers both warmth and water resistance (it’s treated with Durable Water Repellent). The clever turtleneck will also ensure your body heat is trapped inside the top for even more warmth – now all you need to do is choose your awesome sailing location!


Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.


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