What To Wear in Antarctica: Packing List For Women

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It is the summer season, and you feel like this time Antarctica is the place to be. Before you set out on this valuable journey to one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, you have to prepare. There are a few tips for ensuring a perfect time out there. In an icy continent like Antarctica, your body will need to be covered and kept warm all the time so that you do not catch cold or cold-related diseases.

Packing List

Waterproof boots

These boots should be knee high and insulated to help you get from the cruise ship to the inhabited shores, riding in an inflatable landing boat

Pair of socks

Pack plenty of warm socks that can’t get wet. Being that Antarctica is very icy, ensure that your feet do not get cold or wet as this may give you some complication with the feet like foot root. It is advisable to take think and thin socks as the thick ones are too warm.

Waterproof gloves/mittens

This item is essential clothing, as cold hands make you feel miserable that is why I prefer warm woolen gloves covered with waterproof mittens that will always help you keep your hands warm and dry every time of the day.

Waterproof and windproof pants

You need waterproof pants to ride the rubber boat. The outer layers of these pants should hang over your boots. Do not tuck your pants into your boots since it will leave your feet wet and cold and that is the last thing you want. Ensure that the pants are also windproof.  You better opt for pull off water pants snow pants because you can easily take them off if not needed and they are also easy to clean.

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Neck protector

Neck protectors are essential since they have got multiple uses. They can be worn as neck warmers, headband, side-of-face protector or face warmers.

Tidy wear

The formality of the ship varies from one ship to the other, and so I prefer you pack your tidy wear to wear for the Captain’s welcome dinner. Women always look smart when they put on decently especially when out for dinner date.


You should pack medium to thick thermal underwear. This thermal underwear should include; long sleeve top, and trousers as they will keep you warm.


You should pack multiple of pieces of headwear will help you cover your ears and forehead that they may not be cold like a hat or baseball cap. This will keep your hair from shrinking due to too much ice.

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Antarctica is so white and bright that you will need the sunglasses to help you protect your eyes from the brightness. You may go for “SunGods” travel which are impossible to break.

Woolen sweaters

You should pack thin woolen sweaters because they are a functional layer over your underwear. They will always keep your body temperature warm.

Rain jackets

You should pack rain jackets as you cannot predict the weather. These will help you when it rains so that you do not get wet and catching a cold.