This all fit in my carry on and few other personal items I carried in my backpack.

This all fit in my carry on and few other personal items I carried in my backpack.

Pacific Northwest Packing tips

  • Dress in layers so you can change throughout the day as the weather changes
  • Multiple thin layers are better than one or two thick layers
  • Moisture-wicking/quick-drying fabrics are most effective in keeping you warm and dry
  • Make sure rain gear is made of waterproof fabric with waterproof taped seams
  • Waterproof rubber boots and/or hiking boots are recommended (we didn't take rubber boots)

What to Pack

  • Moisture-wicking long & short sleeve shirts (polypropylene, merino wool, etc.)
  • Full-length or convertible hiking pants
  • Sweaters, sweatshirts, long-sleeve fleece
  • Casual t-shirts, jeans/khakis, shirts/shorts
  • Socks (synthetic or wool) for all activities (We like Smartwool brand)
  • Bathing suit
  • Waterproof rain jacket and rain pants
  • Insulated jacket and/or vest
  • Wool beanie, scarf, ballcap
  • Waterproof gloves and kayaking gloves (pogies)
  • Calf-to-knee rubber boots (if you have them) for wet landings
  • Waterproof hiking boots with tread
  • Comfortable walking shoes for onboard
  • Water bottle
  • Lightweight daypack
  • Drybag for wallet, cell phone, camera, etc.
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella - We like Davek Umbrellas. (They are pricey but really good quality and last a long time. Get 'em when they're on sale.)