To look good or to be comfortable? That’s often the question when it comes to figuring out which clothes to bring along. A lot of times, the destination determines the answer—I packed differently for Paris than I did for Pakse. But there are a few items I’ve found to be so indispensable I’d include them for almost any trip, and that goes for guys as well as gals.
- Merino wool – the beauty is that it adjusts to body temperature, and it doesn’t retain
body odor. It’s thin to pack, great for layering, doesn’t wrinkle, wearable even in moderately warm weather, and barely needs to be washed! You can get short-sleeved, long-sleeved, and tank tops. My favorites are made by Icebreaker, and I buy the previous year’s stock at sale prices from a variety of online outdoor gear sites.