What to pack for the perfect summertime nudist vacation.
The hot weather is just around the corner and that means it is almost time to shirk all of our responsibilities (and our clothes) for the next 8 months or so and head to our favorite naturist resort, which in my case is Oaklake Trails!
Since becoming a full-time member of my local Oklahoma naturist community I've become obsessed with finding the most fun, cool, stylish, and useful accessories to show off at "naked camp." I get asked about at least one of my accessories every time I'm at the nudist park, so I thought I'd share my absolute must-haves for the 2022 nakation season.
I hope this list of 10 fantastic finds helps you decide what to pack for a nudist vacation whether you're a newbie stopping in for a day visit or a fully seasoned nudist. Let's get naked and go shopping!
nuud | You'll Never Use Regular Deo Again
There’s no better way to kick off a list of nudist resort essentials than this truly life altering product that is so perfectly named: nuud.
Our armpits begin to smell when the bacteria that live in them start breaking down sweat. Antiperspirants block the pores, preventing the sweat from emerging. Deodorants mask the smell with fragrance and slow the bacteria with alcohol.
Both have to be applied daily and contain a slew of chemicals that can irritate skin and stain clothes.
Nuud works by neutralizing (aka killing) the bacteria in your pits with micro silver. And here’s the life changing part: not only does it work perfectly, YOU ONLY HAVE TO APPLY IT ONCE EVERY 3-7 DAYS!!! That’s right, it is irrelevant how often you’re in the pool or hot tub, how many rounds of cornhole or pickleball you play, or how many naked 5k trail runs you complete: Sports, being active, and showering have no effect on nuud's effectiveness.
I’ve been using nuud for over 2 years and find that I only need to apply it once or twice a week, so the tiny bottle lasts me for about 2-3 months.
Why I Love It: not only does it work far better than any deodorant, you feel nothing on your skin after applying it. It doesn’t stain clothes, it has no scent, and I just feel way more clean. I’m serious: If you decide to buy only one thing on this list, nuud is by FAR the top choice. I give it extra points for being 100% made in Europe.
Use Tip: if you don’t totally shave your armpits, I recommend you at least clipper them short as nuud is a thick paste, and I find it’s way easier to apply (and I can use less) if I keep my armpits trimmed.
Vacation® | The World's Best Smelling Sunscreen
I’m not ashamed to admit I fell hard for this luxury sunscreen solely for their absolutely brilliant marketing. Deemed the “World’s Best Smelling Sunscreen,” Vacation® pairs retro packaging and the scent blend of “coconut, banana, pool water, pool toy and swimsuit lycra” for optimal poolside lounging. Vacation® is no doubt the closest thing to a time machine we will experience in our lives. You’ll be instantly transported to the far simpler 1980’s the moment you apply this leisure-inducing wonder cream.
Why I Love It: Vacation® isn’t just a sunscreen, it is a state of mind. Not only does the scent immediately elevate me to total poolside nirvana, Vacation® helps maintain that high with their very own radio station app for iPhone, PoolsuiteFM, and lemme just say: it. is. everything. I love almost all of the thousands of curated tracks and listen to them even when I’m not floating about au naturale in the conversation pool. Double extra points for being made in the USA!
Use Tip: between water volleyball, bistro visits, and trail hikes, I use a ton of sunscreen throughout the day. I could probably use a whole bottle of Vacation® in one weekend. At about $5 per ounce, I reserve Vacation® for my face and neck because I’m thrifty like that. Nordstrom offers free shipping, but ordering directly from Vacation® is a treat as your order will arrive in an appropriately-retro paper pharmacy bag and with a receipt printed on you guessed it: dot matrix paper! Nostalgia overload!
Where to Buy:
Order Vacation® directly at Vacation.inc
Or, order Vacation® with free shipping from Nordstrom.com
Party Can | Triple Spice Margarita
Ok this is one I ALWAYS get asked about when I bust it out poolside. Cocktail Courier’s Party Can Triple Spice Margarita is my favorite premixed drink, and the awesome metal container is perfectly pool friendly.
Made with 100% blue weber agave tequila, premium orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and subtle spices from real ginger, cinnamon and chili pepper, the Triple Spice Margarita has subtle flavor nuances and the perfect amount of peppery kick to keep the party going all day. At just $30, the 12 serving can is a delicious bargain. It is also shelf stable for 6 months so if you can’t polish off the whole bottle on a single Saturday like me, you can save it for your next nakation.
Why I Love It: I think it tastes fantastic, far better than the run-of-the-mill premixed margaritas.
Use Tip: I actually like cutting it 50/50 with flavored waters like Hint Pineapple or sparkling waters on hot days.
Where to Buy:
Available in finer liquor stores across Oklahoma.
Order Party Can directly from drinkpartycan.com
Vibe | The Disco Tumbler
The tumbler with a disco in it, I’ve been thrilled with the battery performance and sound quality of the 18oz insulated Bluetooth speaker cup.
Featuring a small removable water resistant Bluetooth speaker in the base, with colorful lights that dance along to the music, you’ll get 8 hours of cold beverage and up to 6 hours of music to boot. You can even answer your calls directly from the cup so you’ll never have to leave the pool! Choose from 12 vibrant colors or buy them all!
Why I love it: it’s perfectly loud enough to create personalized ambiance at the pools without infringing on the ears of others. On a quiet weekend at Oaklake, or around 5pm when the entire pool deck becomes inexplicably deserted, you would be able to hear a single Vibe tumbler from the hot tub to the conversation pool. During busy times there could be several of these on deck, each creating various soundscapes, and unless they were right next to each other they wouldn’t clash.
Use Tip: I have a shelf in my pantry dedicated to all of my rechargeable nudist resort accessories with all the cords already plugged in, so I never forget to charge them up when I get back home.
Where to Buy:
Order Vibe on Amazon.
Pocket Lounge Covers | Plush Cotton Goodness
My only regret is not buying these sooner. Seriously. I do see other nakationers with these, but they’re definitely not the majority (yet). These oversized cotton pool lounge covers perfectly fit the Oaklake lounges, and should fit most commercial lounges at other nudist resorts as well. These feature a built in pocket on one end that slides over the top of your chair. They are long and cover the entire lounge. No more using clips that won’t stay, no more skin contact with the lounges.
Why I love them: these instantly upgrade your pool lounge from “nudist campground” to “nudist resort” status. They are thick and fluffy, and have held up through multiple washes with no shrinking or excess lint. They come in 7 stylish colors, I have the black stripes and have had no color bleed when washing them. Available in a 2 pack for $40, or a 12 pack for $190, these would be a fantastic spontaneous gift for full-time community residents to keep on hand for that new friend or new member you meet poolside!
Use tip: with one pocket, these only slide down the top of the lounge, so on especially windy days I lay my regular towel or robe over the foot of these and it keeps the bottom half from blowing off the side of the lounge.
Where to Buy:
Order these covers on Amazon.
Floafers | Stylish Waterproof Loafers
Finally! A stylish water shoe that will transport you from a trail hike, to a water volleyball match, to a meet-and-greet dance, all without missing a step or wrecking your feet.
Last summer I wore flip flops all-day-every-day until my big toe decided to launch a full scale nuclear revolt from the abuse. It was *almost* as vicious as a kidney stone. I’m fine now, but it took months for the shocking pain to go away and one thing is for certain: I’m never wearing flip flops again. Ever. Since I would obviously never be caught naked or dead in a pair of Crocs (sorry, not sorry) I started my desperate search for my new nudist footwear. Floafers for the win, I’m getting every color!
Why I Love Them: they are completely comfortable for me, and they dry almost immediately. Other water shoes are mesh fabric that stays wet and feels gross. Not so with Floafers. After wearing them poolside all day I took them for a naked hike and simply rinsed them clean. Bonus points for the “massage pod” foot bed which I think feels unexpectedly great!
Use Tip: sadly these only come in full sizes. Floafers recommends that if you have a narrow or medium foot to order a size down. I’m a 9.5 and 9 fits me perfectly. Some stylish nudists may not be able to find a good fit. They do come in women’s and kid’s sizes as well!
Where to Buy:
Order Floafers on Amazon.
Purely Northwest | Tea Tree Body Wash
I’ve sold luxury cosmetics off and on throughout my life and I’ve used dozens, if not hundreds of body washes. So, I’m never without my own body wash even when I’m not staying at the nudist resort overnight. When you’re nude with friends cleanliness is paramount, and that means at least a couple of soap showers are going to go down during each naked adventure. I love outdoor showers and I keep them refreshing and ward off any unwanted skin issues with Purely Northwest’s Tea Tree body wash.
Formulated for face, scalp, and body, this premium wash is 100% made in the USA and features a blissful blend of 7 powerful fungus fighting essential oils including Tea Tree, Peppermint, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Oregano, and Camphor. Aloe Vera and Sea Kelp provide gentle nourishment and soothe dry, itchy, and cracked skin.
Why I Love It: It prevents and treats fungal infections like jock itch and athlete’s foot, kills body oder, and smells and feels fantastic to boot. Bonus points for being made in the USA.
Use Tip: place enough for your naked day in a small travel bottle so you don’t get weighed down, or accidentally leave your full size bottle in the resort showers.
Where to Buy:
Order a single bottle on Amazon.
Save $$$ and get the 2 pack on Amazon.
Turkish Robe | Lightweight With Hood & Pockets
A good robe is a must for me at nudist resorts, but lugging around a thick terry robe can be a hassle for a day visit. Whether stopping in the cafe for a quick bite or visiting the clubhouse to socialize, sometimes going naked just doesn't work--especially when the AC is keeping things chilly inside. This ultra lightweight 100% Turkish cotton robe is the way to go.
Featuring a hood, pocket, and festive tassels, this robe provides just enough cover on a warm day without taking up to much space in your nudie go bag. Available in a dozen colors to fit anyone's style and super affordable, this soft and comfortable robe is a nudist resort must.
Why I Love It: The pocket is perfect for my phone and some cash, and the hood is great for blocking the sun.
Use Tip: This robe runs small. I am 5'8 150lbs and the S/M is ALMOST too small for me. I'm not sure how much bigger the L/XL is but I suspect that bigger and taller nudists may need to seek out another brand. Just MAKE SURE you find one that is made in TURKEY and NOT CHINA because I promise the Chinese fabric is no match for the real thing.
Where to Buy:
Order this robe on Amazon.
Mesh Newsboy Cap | Stylish Ballcap Alternative
When you visit a naturist resort you will absolutely need a hat! And if you're anything like me that hat WILL get wet! And since a wet hat is almost as revolting as a wet swimsuit, I've searched high and low and have found the perfect solution: This pippy little newsboy cap is almost entirely polyester mesh that dries fast in the sun and looks great doing it!
Why I Love It: At under $15, this inexpensive hat has stood up through dozens of nude hikes and water volleyball matches. 11 different colors means you can always change up your look. Even the brim is plastic, so you're fully waterproof with this cap.
Use Tip: Be warned, the interior lining of the white version stained after one wear, my navy and green ones look brand new.
Where to Buy:
Order this hat on Amazon.
Camera Cover iPhone Case | Easy Rule Compliance
Nudist resorts have various rules about when and where photography is allowed. At Oaklake Trails there are stickers available at the entrance of the pools for covering your camera lenses per resort policy. These are great, but it takes 3 stickers for the most recent generation of iPhones, and then if you're on a naked hike later and want to snap a pic, you have to peel them off and re-apply. This innovative case solves this little annoyance.
Why I Love It: The built in cover not only keeps me in compliance when I'm in a no-photo zone, it protects my lenses from the daily abuses I put my phone through.
Use Tip: Wireless charging my not work with this cover.
Where to Buy:
Buy this case on Amazon.
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I'm a native Oklahoman into swimming, sunning, hiking and socializing au naturale in the Sooner State!