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How to keep dry no matter what

Don’t let the elements slow you down. The right gear will help keep you dry and on-track.​

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STEP 1

Boots

Start with your feet. Make sure your footwear is fully waterproof to avoid soggy socks. 

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STEP 2

Raingear

Next, invest in a quality raincoat and rain pants, for full body protection. And it never hurts to pack extra clothes and socks, just in case.

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STEP 3

Dry bags and a rain cover

Store your gear in dry bags inside your pack and keep your backpack’s rainfly securely fastened for ultimate protection. 

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STEP 4

Waterproof tent

Choose a tent with a high PU coating to keep the rain on the outside. Also consider models that include a vestibule, so muddy wet boots can be left out to dry. 

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STEP 5

Tarps and rope

Pack tarps and rope, in case you need to cover anything up or to create a barrier between your tent and the damp ground. A pair of extension poles can also turn your tarp into a quick shelter.

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STEP 6

Add additional waterproofing

Waterproofing sprays can be added to tents or apparel, to provide an additional coat of protection. Seam sealers can also be used on tents, to reinforce stitching.

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STEP 7

Clothesline and clothespins

If you do get caught with some soggy gear, a clothesline and clothespins are the best way to dry things out and get on with your adventure.

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