Travel Packing Tips for Your Next Outdoor Adventure - FITS®

July 20, 2022

Whether you and your family are heading to the mountains for your annual vacation or you’re off to get some well-deserved alone time, you need to pack outdoor gear. Keep reading for our best travel packing tips for your next adventure to ensure you have a great time and don't forget any essential items.

5 Travel Packing Tips for a Great Outdoor Experience 

Packing for a trip can be a daunting task, but with some planning and forethought, it doesn't have to be. Here are five travel packing tips to help you prepare for your next outdoor adventure. 

1. Start with a Travel Packing List 

This may seem like a no-brainer, but starting any trip with a travel packing list is really helpful. Creating a travel packing list is a simple yet crucial task for ensuring you have everything you need (and nothing you don't). A good packing list will help you manage your gear and can be a valuable reference when trying to remember where you put something. So whether you're planning a day hike or a week-long camping trip, take the time to create a comprehensive travel packing list.

2. Pack Light 

When packing for an outdoor adventure, it's essential to pack light. Whether you are day-hiking to a lake or camping in the mountains, the last thing you want is to be weighed down by unnecessary items. A heavy backpack can cause back pain and make it more challenging to balance on narrow trails. By packing light, you can hike farther and enjoy your surroundings more. Additionally, you will be less likely to damage the environment by trampling vegetation or leaving behind litter. So, stick to the essentials and pack light. 

3. Choose Versatile Clothing 

You don’t want to be caught unprepared on a hike or camping trip. The weather can be unpredictable, and it's always better to be safe than sorry. That's why choosing versatile clothing that you can layer is important. For example, instead of bringing a heavy coat, pack a light jacket that you can wear over a long-sleeved shirt. And instead of jeans, opt for a pair of hiking pants that are both comfortable and durable. By dressing in layers, you'll be able to adjust to changing conditions throughout the day. And

4. Consider Your Footwear

Having the proper footwear is essential for any outdoor adventure. After all, your feet will be doing a lot of work, and you'll want to avoid blisters, bruises, and other injuries. Choosing the right footwear is especially important if you're hiking or climbing. Look for shoes that are durable and provide good traction. If you're in wet or snowy conditions, make sure your shoes are waterproof. And don't forget to break in your shoes before you hit the trail–nothing ruins a hike like sore feet.

5. Always Pack Extra Socks

Last but not least, always pack extra socks! You may encounter cold, wet weather you weren’t expecting or do more walking than you anticipated. But with the right pair of socks in your backpack, none of that is an issue. FITS socks are moisture-wicking and anti-microbial, keeping you feeling cool even when it’s hot. And our merino wool socks are naturally super-soft and super-durable, providing extra warmth and comfort when you need them. So, when you’re writing your next travel packing list, make sure to include an extra pair (or two) of FITS socks.

Find Your Favorite Adventure Socks at FITS

To ensure that every trip goes according to plan, follow these simple travel packing tips and pack your favorite men’s hiking socks or hiking socks for women from FITS. Not sure your sock size? No problem! Use the FITS sock size chart to select the perfect fitting pair of socks for your next outdoor adventure. Shop today!


Sock Sizing
women and men size chart

The Perfect Fit Starts With the Right Size.

Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.

Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.

Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)


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How Do You Determine Sock Size?

Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you. 

How Do You Measure Your Foot for Socks?

To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart. 

What Is the Sock Size Conversion?

The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you. 

What is Sock Size to Shoe Size?

Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:

Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot. 

What Age is Sock Size 9-12?

Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit. 

Got more questions about finding the perfect sock size for you? Let’s talk.



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