Patagonia bills the Kamala as an aquatic-lifestyle dress, and it lives up to the claim. The shelf bra provides extra support, while the loose-fitted, A-line cotton and Tencel blend cinches at the waist, making it easy to slip on and off in a tent. The Kamala's flowing skirt leaves enough room to disguise tied bikini strings, and its sturdy organic fabric provides just the right layer of warmth when you’re hanging out around a campfire at night. The dress packs up tight, so it's portable enough to fit in an already-stuffed backpack.
Buyer Beware: The Kalama’s waist and bust fits tightly. If you’ll be moving from lakeside to campsite, and pulling it off and on over a swimsuit, buy one size bigger.