Women Basics: Travel


May 18, 2006
Outside Magazine
Womens Travel Gear

Photograph by Mark Wiens

1. Chaco ZX/1 The Sherman tank of sandals is now lighter, cuter, and more comfy, thanks to double straps and new midsoles. $95–$105; www.chacousa.com

2. Prana Twist Top It's soft and sensuous, but the cap sleeves make the Twist Top acceptable in places like India, where it's not ladylike to show your shoulders. $46; www.prana.com

3. Timbuk2 Hayes Daypack This organized hauler opens wide, accessing a water-bottle pocket, big and small cargo holds, a cell-phone pouch, and iPod slot. Narrow straps fit women's shoulders. $70; www.timbuk2.com

4. Isis Luella Capri It's a simple capri and more: Mesh front pockets vent the heat, Supplex nylon dries fast and resists wrinkles, and legs can be drawcord-cinched. $62; www.isisforwomen.com

5. Keen Chelsea A modern Mary Jane, the Chelsea combines a mesh-and-waterproof-leather upper with a rubber toe cap. $80; www.keenfootwear.com

6. Stonewear Designs Element Hoodie Testers bestowed the Element with favorite-hoodie status. Sleeves are cut long, with thumb holes, and the flared waist swings with the hips. $54; www.stoneweardesigns.com

7. Marmot Vogue Tank This athletic tank has stretch, but it doesn't stretch out. Bonus: a built-in shelf bra. $40; www.marmot.com