The 18-Piece Wardrobe a Travel Editor Packs for a Summer Hiking Trip

The stakes are high whenВ packing for a hiking trip: Temperatures wildly fluctuate inВ national parks, and it can be hard to buy supplies if you forget to bring essentials like a fleece, bear spray, or thermal hiking socks. I learned this lesson the hard way during a recent trip toВ Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. The hot daytime forecast was misleading, full-day hikes called for lots of pre-packed food and drink supplies, and bug spray was a must.В

Back from my five-day hiking trip, I've re-edited my packing list to include the items IВ repeatedly usedВ and the products I wish I'd remembered to pack. Given the diverse landscape-Yellowstone and Grand Teton activities span boiling hot geysers, high-altitude hikes, and white water rafting-you'll be tempted to overpack, butВ it's possible to travel with just a weekender bag. Here's the 18-piece capsule wardrobe to follow for a stress-free summer hiking trip.В



@sophiemiura Nike Sportswear Cap $22Shop

Very few of the main attractions in Yellowstone National Park are undercover, so a cap is essential to keep your face shielded from the strong sun.В

S'well Teakwood 25oz. Bottle $45Shop

Pack two refillable waterbottles-you'll need both if you plan to go on a full-day hike. S'Well is ideal because it keeps water ice-cold, even when the temperature soars.В

Longchamp 'Le Pliage' Backpack $125Shop

This is my go-to travel backpack-It's lightweight, made from water-resistant fabric, and rolls up flat in my luggage when not in use.

Paravel Main Line Duffel Leather-trimmed Printed Canvas Weekend Bag $385Shop

Paravel's duffel is the perfect size for a two- to five-day trip. I use packing cubes to organize clothing inside.В

Ray-Ban Mirrored Round Sunglasses $178Shop

These lightweight sunglassesВ fit under a cap.В

APL: Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Phantom 3d Mesh Sneakers $275 $138Shop

Most of the attractions in Yellowstone have boardwalks and require little walking, so you can get away with a pair of sneakers.В

Asolo Tribe Hiking Boots $205Shop

Hiking boots are a must if you plan to tackle one of Grand Teton National Park's scenic trails. Many have steep climbs and loose, rocky terrain.

Smartwool hD Outdoor Light Mid Crew Socks $10Shop

Pack hiking socks that let your feet breath and wick sweat away. It's also worth bringing a fewВ bandages if you're wearing new hiking boots or sneakers.В


@sophiemiura Under Armour Mixed Media Woven Bomber $97Shop

This Under Armour bomber came in handy for early morning walks and nighttime activities, when the midsummer temperature dropped to 45 degrees.

Alala Score Seamless Bra $65Shop

This Alala crop offers light support and pairs well with high-waistedВ leggings.

AYR The Scoopercool $65Shop

Bring a loose T-shirt that can be worn after hiking and to the airport.В

Nike Power $100Shop

It was too hot to wear full-length leggings during the day, so I opted for Nike capris.В

Outdoor Voices Hudson Shorts $55Shop

Opt for breathable shorts when exploring the Yellowstone geysers, which emit boiling steam.В

J.Crew Demi Underwire Bikini Top in Oversized Matte Gingham $58Shop

Both national parks have rapids and lakes. Pack a swimsuit to go whitewater rafting or stand up paddleboarding.В


My Recess Deodarent Wipes $26Shop

Leave your spray deodorant at home and pack these wipes instead. They're ideal for long flights and hiking.В

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spf 40 $32Shop

This clear face sunscreen feels like a primer.В

Sun Bum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 $16Shop

Decant sunscreen into a refillable travel-size container.В

Repel Sportsmen Mosquito Repellent Wipes $3Shop

Whatever you do, don't forget the bug spray. Avoid having your aerosol can getВ confiscated at the airport and opt for these mosquito wipes instead.В

Next up:В how to explore Yellowstone National Park in just three days.