2013 Women's Travel Essentials

We always say: If it isn’t versatile, don’t pack it. Luckily, these essentials are as travel-friendly as they come, ready for you to throw them in your luggage and head out the door.

—Ali Carr Troxell

(Inga Hendrickson)

We always say: If it isn’t versatile, don’t pack it. Luckily, these essentials are as travel-friendly as they come, ready for you to throw them in your luggage and head out the door.

—Ali Carr Troxell

Reef Tropic shoes

The quilted midsoles and suede heel patches on Reef’s Bella Costas Collection made these ballet flats ($54) comfy enough to tromp around in all day.

(Inga Hendrickson)


Timbuk2 Skylark tote

Arrived at the trailhead? Unclip a few buckles and rearrange the straps, and the Skylark ($99) quickly converts from bag to backpack.

(Inga Hendrickson)


Icebreaker Villa dress

Wear it day after day, with or without the belt: the merino-wool fabric dries quickly and doesn’t wrinkle even after being crammed in the bottom of your bag. ($100)

(Inga Hendrickson)


Prana Lahari halter top and Lavana bottom

With a feminine cut and rolled-down waist belt, this combo is cute enough for the pool. But elastic seams give it an athletic, secure fit that keeps it in place while surfing, too. ($55 each)

(Inga Hendrickson)


Merrell Hawthorne Jacket

Think of the Hawthorne ($119) as a classy windbreaker: lightweight and packable but with a subtle checked pattern for a cosmopolitan look. Lots of snaps let you quickly adapt to weather. Runs a size big.

(Inga Hendrickson)


Sun Bum Premium Endurance SPF 50+ sunscreen

The mineral-based formula ($18) stayed on for hours, didn’t clog our pores, and left our skin feeling smooth.

(Inga Hendrickson)


Horny Toad Chambord shorts

These classic gray shorts ($79) turn inside out for a denim look. The thick cotton fabric is a bit warm, so keep them in the bag when temperatures climb above 90.

(Inga Hendrickson)


Smith Lyric sunglasses

Ultracrisp lenses and hydrophilic nose pads that hold on while biking make the Lyrics ($80) much more versatile than your average retro-mod shades.

(Inga Hendrickson)

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