The Best Travel Clothes

Look good on the road

Look good on the road. (Dustin Sammann)
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Living in a van doesn't mean you have to give up your style.


Muttonhead Waterproof Rain Camping Hoodie ($135)

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(Muttonhead)

Go from city to campsite with the functional unisex Muttonhead Waterproof Rain Camping hoodie. A fleecy liner feels comfy next to skin, while the wind-resistant outer shell separates you from the elements.

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Cotopaxi Kusa Blanket ($90)

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(Cotopaxi)

With ultratough, water-repellent nylon on the outside and a blend of llama wool and polyester insulation on the inside, the Cotopaxi Kusa blanket does double duty as a picnic blanket or loose wrap when temperatures drop.

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Leatherman Sidekick Multitool ($50)

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(Leatherman)

Whether you need to fix something under the hood or just open a beer, Leatherman’s stainless-steel, all-in-one Sidekick multitool puts everything you might need—including a saw, wire cutters, and three screwdrivers—in the palm of your hand.

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Woolrich X Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Wool Sneakers ($80)

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(Woolrich)

A plush take on the classic shoe, the Woolrich X Converse Chuck Taylor All Star wool sneakers are both soft and water-repellent, making them comfortable and functional.

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Dakine Caravan 27L Backpack ($100)

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(Dakine)

With a fleece-lined iPad sleeve, a side-zip laptop pouch, and loads of accessory pockets, the extra-roomy Dakine Caravan 27L backpack transports the essentials and then some. Or use the side compression straps to scale it down to a slimmer daypack. 

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Brixton Ranger II Hat ($60)

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(Brixton)

Windy lookouts are no match for the leather-strapped, wide-brim Brixton Ranger II hat. Made from 100 percent cotton canvas, it provides sturdy sun protection. 

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Rand McNally Large Scale Road Atlas ($20)

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(Rand McNally)

Sure, your iPhone can show you the way, but nothing inspires an epic backroads detour like an old-school printed map. Rand McNally’s Large Scale Road Atlas has over 350 detailed city insets and national-park maps.

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Stanley Classic One Hand Vacuum Mug ($30)

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(Stanley)

Stanley’s Classic One Hand Vacuum mug is leak-proof, and its stainless-steel body fits in the cup holder. But the best part? Like the name implies, you can open and close it without taking both hands off the wheel.

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Prana Spence Joggers ($80)

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(Prana)

Who wants to wear jeans in a car all day? Prana’s moisture-wicking, UPF 50, four-way-stretch Spence joggers have a stylish, slim-cut design that takes the slobbiness out of sweatpants.

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Moleskin Voyageur Traveller’s Notebook ($25)

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(Moleskin)

Keep a Moleskin Voyageur Traveller’s Notebook in your back pocket, just in case you’re inspired to compose a sonnet, jot down the name of the great hole-in-the-wall you discovered, or record photo notes along the way.

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