May 17, 2007
Outside Magazine
womens travel gear

1. EXOFFICIO NEXT-TO-NOTHING LATTICE SHIRT » The perfect top: practical and sexy. Three-quarter sleeves and a security pocket add utility, but we wore the Lattice from plane to poolside because it looks good. Then we rinsed it, dried it, and did it again. $58;

2. AVENTURA ROWAN SHIRT » These soft, cotton-nylon shorts are low-cut but not lewd. We wore them snorkeling off the Bahamas' Rose Island and they dried quickly, with no sign of salt residue. $47;

3. LOLË WISE-UP SKORT » This sassy polyester skort has a front zip that reveals a little, or a lot, of the contrasting shorts underneath. A touch of Lycra prevents shorts creep. $60;

4. MISSION PLAYGROUND HOLDSTER » A smart update to the travel pouch: The organic canvas Holdster fits passport, pesos, and your phone or shades. An external zip pocket lets you fish out small bills without opening the whole bag. Packrat warning: It's a tad small for a book or bigger camera. $30;

5. WATER GIRL BY PATAGONIA GRIDLOCK CAPRIS » These nylon pants dry fast and won't wrinkle when rolled. They're soft and stretchy enough for yoga on the beach, but they do just as well at tapas and salsa dancing. $64;

6. PATAGONIA RIMU » Breeze through the airport with these leather slip-ons. The elastic tongue expands with your feet on long days, and the playful stitching goes with skirt, pants, or shorts. $110

7. SMARTWOOL WOMEN'S SYNERGY JACKET » You won't find a more versatile top: It's weather-resistant and lightweight, and the wool/nylon fabric didn't get smelly even after a marathon and several missed connections on a long travel day. $150;

Filed To: Bags, Footwear, Base Layer, Pants

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