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The Best Men's Travel Gear of 2020

Look and feel good, en route and on the ground

(Photo: Inga Hendrickson)
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Mountain Hard­wear Kor Cirrus Hybrid Hoodie ($200)

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Multi-climate trips are a breeze with this light­weight jacket, which boasts 40 grams of synthetic insulation and stretchy, DWR-treated ripstop nylon that sheds water and dumps heat.

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Patagonia Men’s Seersucker Pullover Shirt ($59)

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This airy organic-cotton pullover hits the sweet spot between fashion and function. Three ­buttons provide venting on hot walking tours, while the silhouette—mellow dropped hem in back, curved hem in front—looks classy tucked in or hanging out.

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Wigwam Kelston Socks ($24)

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The Kelston’s combination of merino wool and spandex naturally minimizes stink and calf swelling on long slogs. Bonus: the seamless toe limits bulk.

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Ecco Soft 8 Shoes ($180)

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Comfort and sleek, full-grain leather come together to make Ecco’s Soft 8 the ultimate travel shoe. Walk in it all day, then wear it to dinner without inviting blisters or disapproving looks.

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Outdoor Research Vantage Air Hat ($30)

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The soft, rugged brim of OR’s Vantage hat won’t get bent out of shape during days-long travel legs, and neither will you. Credit the wide holes in the mesh, which offer superb ventilation.

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Duer No Sweat Shirt ($39)

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This is the only travel top you’ll ever need. Made of a stretchy, moisture-wicking blend of span­dex, cotton, and Tencel, it feels casual, not tech­nical, and won’t lose its shape or trap odors.

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Kitsbow Cuyuna Pants ($185)

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Dressy looks belie two-way-stretch comfort. You also get front pockets deep enough for a wallet and phone, and a passport pocket just below the waistband.

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Mammut Delta X Shorts ($165)

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Packed down, these 6.2-ounce shorts fit ­inside your sunglasses case. But they have ­features that matter: side vents, a secure rear pocket, and a DWR coating that sheds rain on misty hikes.

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