10 Things Fashionistas Pack for Adventure Trips

what to pack for adventure travel for fashionistas

Ladies, I am a RoC Skincare Ambassador, which means I am compensated for sharing my experiences with the brand. This post is sponsored by RoC — all opinions are purely mine.

I am heading out on a trip next week that promises to deliver lots of outdoor fun — mountain biking, river rafting and hiking are already on the agenda. I love a good outdoor adventure, but I’m not exactly a low-maintenance lady. I don’t like sleeping on the ground, for example, and I can only do without power for a day, max, before misery and irritation set in. Knowing that I need to be comfortable even as I’m tackling a rocky or rooty single-track trail, I’ve learned the art of packing for adventure trips, fashionista style.

For me, the secret is packing the right tools and products — items that won’t add frustration (like mascara, which is a waste of time if you’re outside sweating), but also keep me from feeling sloppy. Below is my go-to list.

No 1. Facial Cleansing Wipes


I keep Neutrogena cleaning wipes ($6.29 at Target.com) in the car or even my purse. After a hot day hiking, these can provide some quick hydration and relief from the grime before you get back to the hotel.

No 2. Lotion with SPF

A good daily moisturizer with SPF is a must if you’re heading out to enjoy nature. You’ll want a lotion that doesn’t leave a sticky feel either, which is tough to avoid when the lotion has sunscreen in it. Believe me on this one. Use a sticky lotion and you end up with a thin coating of dirt stuck to your face.


I’m a regular RoC user, and I bounce back and forth between the RoC® RETINOL CORREXION line and the RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 line. For this trip, I’m packing the RoC® RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer With Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, mostly because the tube is super easy to pack.

No 3. Eyelash Curler

I don’t bother with mascara if I’m doing anything that involves sweating. Waterproof or not, mascara just doesn’t work out for me when sweat is involved. But I do like having an eyelash curler on hand. It’s a $2 or $4 investment that makes you feel like a fashionista, even when you’re going au naturale.

No 4. Tinted Lip Balm

Like the eyelash curler, the tinted lip balm is a nice substitute for the real thing. You get a little color, plus some much-needed moisture.

No 5. Fashion Headwrap


Buffwear headwraps are versatile, colorful accessories you can wear in several different ways: try one as a headband, hairband, scrunchy or even a mask. You can pick one up at REI for about $20.

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