What to pack for montana

Video: How to pack for a trip to Montana

Styling Big Sky Country

I have a penchant for packing. My shoulder season trip to Montana’s Glacier Country only fuelled my obsession for matching clothes with map coordinates.

Because I knew the Montana moments I wanted to experience before I left—important intel for packing with efficiency and style—I selected separates to “fit” each location and activity. Then, to maximize outfit potential, I focused on dual-purpose clothes I could dress up or dress down depending on the event.

And there were a lot of events. That’s what happens when you explore The Treasure State’s 145,000+ square miles—there’s no shortage of things to do and territory to see. Case in point: Within a week, I hung out at a horse ranch, hiked into fields of green, and feasted on farm-to-table fare on a road trip between Missoula, the Flathead Valley, Glacier National Park, and Whitefish.

If you’re curious how to pack for Montana’s coordinates, take a gander at this short video showcasing the suitcase essentials—think: denim, outdoor gear, and of course, a cowboy hat!—you’ll need to pair your ensembles with Big Sky Country style.

What items do you suggest packing for a trip to The Treasure State?

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Trip Styler

Trish Friesen chose an unlikely profession given her fear of flying and propensity toward car, air, boat, train, and chairlift sickness. Thanks to Gravol, Sea-Bands, and cruise ship stabilizers, the reluctant—yet enthusiastic—jetsetter packs her bag once every two weeks to swim with sharks in the Great Barrier Reef or to sample the latest libation in Portland. Trish unpacks her suitcase in Vancouver, Canada, Eh! where she’s the editor-in-chief of TripStyler.com, a travel lifestyle website for aspiring jetsetters. Find her moonlighting on Expedia, Fodor's, Jetsetter, and as a travel expert on TV while circumventing the globe with her entourage: a MacBook Air, an Olympus camera, and the biggest carry-on she can fit on the plane.