What Type of Clothes Should You Travel in?


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If you’re in the middle of packing for your next great trip, or are in the middle of planning where to go next, you’ll find that there are lots of things to consider, one of which is what type of clothing you should wear. Though this all depends on where you’re traveling to, you’ll also find that often times, comfort outweighs a fashionable runway outfit. But what type of comfortable clothing should you pack with you? Here’s a look at some of the different types of clothing options you have that will keep you comfortable and looking your best.

Surf Clothing

Surf clothing can mean many different things to different people. Some look at it as a type of fashion that represents a life on the coast and a style that details a passion for coastal activities. Others look at surf clothing as a type of clothing meant for outdoor activities and comfort. Either way you look at this type of clothing, you’ll find surf clothing is comfortable to travel in and is a very popular option with travelers who are going on both long and short trips.

Rainforest Clothing

Though rainforest clothing is a loose way of saying clothing that’s made to handle sweat and rain, it’s a very common type of clothing used when traveling to far off places that are filled with moisture. If you’re traveling to Central America, for example, you’ll find that breathable clothing that moves with you to be your best bet. As most of the time you’ll find yourself outdoors exploring, you’ll want clothing that moves with you, not against you. You’ll also want outfits that are meant to be quick drying. Quick drying shirts and shorts will help keep you comfortable longer, making it so that you’re much more willing to stay out and about rather than just run into your hotel room for a shower.

Dry Clothing

If you’re traveling to a colder location, you’ll want to pack warmer pieces of clothing that will help not only keep you toasty head to toe, but also help keep you dry when the snow starts to come down. Generally speaking, packing a few sweaters and a nice big jacket will help keep you dry. The key is to dress in layers, that way if you end up getting a bit hot as you’re hiking or walking around, you’ll be able to take one layer off. Then if it starts to snow, you can quickly put that layer back on, which will then keep you dry.

As you can see from above, you have lots of different clothing options available for you, which each one working best for different climates. If you’re going to be traveling to an island, you’ll want to take care to pack lots of light clothing and bathing suits, as well as a few thin long sleeve shirts for those days you rather keep the sun off of you but still stay cool. The same goes for other climates as well, such as those with heavy rain or colder temperatures. Though the amount of clothing you take may change your suitcase weight, you’ll still find that there are plenty of options available that look good as well as offer comfort.