Essential Travel Clothing
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You've been building towards your trip across the world for the last six months and the time has finally arrived! But before you stuff your worldly belongings into your travel luggage, there are a few things to consider first. What do I need to pack? Will I be able to carry it all? What are the real essentials? Of the limited space you do have, only a certain amount will be for clothes. Therefore it's important that the clothes you do pack are versatile, comfortable and can be worn day after day. We've selected these essential travel clothes to take the stress out of packing so the only you thing you have to worry about is your next destination...
Tilley Breathable Bucket
Famous for their high-quality hats Tilley's latest bucket hat is lightweight, quick drying and comfortable. It's made from a flexible nylon(93%) / spandex(7%) mix that allows it to be folded into a small space yet retain its shape. The hat is ideal for warm climates and features a moisture wicking headband, wide brim as well as having a UPF 50+ rating.
Smartwool Hiking Light Crew Socks
Made from a blend of (New Zealand) merino wool, nylon and elastane this lightweight sock is great for hikes/trails and walking around cities.
WOW (wool on wool) technology cushions the bottom of your foot when it strikes the floor reducing fatigue and an elasticated arch ensures the sock remains in place. On long walks any potential chafing is minimised thanks to a flat seam toe box making for all-day-comfort.
Craghoppers Men's Nosilife L/S Adventure Shirt
A practical yet smart option for hot and tropical climates the Adventure Shirt is made from a light and airy NosiLife fabric. The fabric repels mosquitos and other insects, continuing to keep them away for the lifetime of the shirt. It also has a lot of other useful features such as a hidden zipped security pocket, sunglasses hanger loop and shoulder buttons to secure the sleeves.
Icebreaker Women's S/S Tech Lite Scoop Print
This corespun tee (merino fibre wrapped around a superfine nylon core) will keep you dry and comfortable in warm weather. It is breathable, odour resistant and the campervan print on the front adds a splash of colour.
Teva Men's Terra Fi 4 Sandal
Whether you are on a rocky trail or wet pavement the Terra Fi 4 is a great all-round sandal which helps to stabilise your foot, improve your stride and prevent slips. It has a zinc-based anti-microbial treatment to stop odour build up on extend trips and adjustable straps provide an assured fit.
The North Face Men's Thermoball Hoodie
A lightweight jacket that's great on cold evenings, has a DWR coating for unexpected rain showers and when not in use, it easily packs down into the pocket.
Arc'teryx Men's Beta LT GORE-TEX Pro Jacket
An excellent coat for any travelling in, it offers ample protection from rain and the wind yet still packs down for easy storage. The jacket lends itself to fast-paced activities featuring an e3d (Ergonomic 3-Dimensional) pattern for enhanced mobility and the Gore-Tex fabric prevents perspiration build-up.
Icebreaker Men's Anatomica Boxers
Perfect for long journeys or hikes these boxers offer plenty of support and comfort. They have been made from a merino blend to create light, breathable and odour resistant boxers. A hint of Lycra has also been added to aid movement whilst flat-lock seams reduce the chance of chafing.
The North Face Women's Trekker Convertible Pants Reg
These practical trousers have a gusseted crotch, are stretchy and a female specific cut aids a large range of movement. When it gets too hot you can zip off the trouser legs and if the temperature drops, easily re-attach them. Additional features include a water repellent coating and UPF 50+ protection - making for a durable pair of travel pants.
Lifeventure Money Belt Slide
Plain and simple, the Lifeventure Money Belt is a fully functional belt that lets you conceal an emergency stash of money. The low-profile canvas belt has an easy-to-operate metal buckle and a hidden zip pocket to store notes in.
Before you head off on your latest adventure make sure you are ready for every eventuality with our useful travel advice .
About the Author:
Pete Fletcher - Outdoor Expert
Pete grew up hiking most of the trails in the Lake District before being introduced to skiing. A decade later and you’re most likely to find him snowboarding, skateboarding or making a mean coffee.