Patagonia is one of the most beautiful places in the world to go hiking. If you’re making the trek down here, chances are you’ll be doing long day hikes, if not camping in the mountains. No matter how long you’ll be in the area, this Patagonia packing list will make sure you have everything you need for a successful trip!
Keep in mind that I went in October, which is when their spring was just starting. The clothes listed here might be warmer than you’d need if you were going in their summer. However, Patagonia is notorious for how fast the weather changes, so it wouldn’t hurt to have these in your bag just in case. In 12 hours, I encountered both snow where I was completely covered up as well as clear skies and sun where I was in a t-shirt.
Don’t skimp on quality clothes when you go to Patagonia! This will make or break your trip if you try to trek through the mountains with cheap material.
If you’re camping, I also recommend having an extra pair of dry clothes and an extra pair of shoes. You’ll want to get out of your sweaty clothes at night. If it’s cold and raining, you’ll definitely want to get into dry, warm clothes at night.
There is no shower out here, so don’t even bother bringing body wash or shampoo and conditioner. You’ll have to depend on body wipes to get the job done. Ladies, dry shampoo will be your best friend out here. Just try to have a unscented one so you don’t attract unwanted bugs. Here are a few items that will make it easier to stay fresh, though!
You’ll also want to bring your own toilet paper and a small bag to put used TP in. Patagonia has a pack it in, pack it out policy.
From cuts to blisters, you’ll want this on you at all times.
If you’re going in the colder months, keep your phone and camera battery in your bra or somewhere close to your body. The cold will completely zap your power, and the last thing you want is dead electronics when you come across a beautiful scene.
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