The Best Women’s Travel Gear of 2019
Outfit any expedition
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Boulder Denim Jeans ($110)
These flattering jeans are made for climbing, and the proprietary denim retains its shape no matter how contorted you get, so they’ll keep you comfy in a tight airplane seat.
Royal Robbins Spotless Traveler Shirt ($75)
As with the men’s City Traveler, we loved the four-way stretch and stain- and soil-fighting tech in the women’s Spotless Traveler. But our favorite part? An elegant cut that looks polished or casual wherever you go.
Scala New Port Hat ($45)
Don’t be afraid to stuff this into your suitcase. Made from crushable UPF 50 straw, the New Port is designed to bounce back to perfect form and has a thick sweatband for hot days.
Eagle Creek Pack-It Active Essential Set ($25)
No more excuses for not training when you travel: these antimicrobial bags will keep the odor of sweaty gear from spreading to the rest of your suitcase. The square is perfect for dirty clothes, while the 7.5-liter rolltop is great for shoes up to a men’s 14.
Merrell Gridway Mid Shoes ($140)
Travel footwear should be both comfortable and breathable. The Gridway checks those boxes with its airy knit upper and abundance of cushy foam.
Helly Hansen Westport II Jacket ($200)
Wind- and waterproof, with a trendy fishtail design, this roomy parka is at home when you’re trekking in the Alps or sipping espresso at a Paris café. Large Velcro pockets accommodate a passport and wallet.
Aventura Starry Nights Scarf ($29)
An easy way to dispel a chill or dress up an outfit, this infinity scarf is made from soft viscose-modal fabric and rolls up to the size of a baseball.
EltaMD UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen ($19)
This lotion has no fragrance, oils, or parabens, leaving it to do its job: keep your skin sun kissed, not torched.
S’Well Traveler Water Bottle ($30)
Smooth sculptural lines and your choice of 15 stylish prints elevate this 12-ounce triple-walled, vacuum-insulated bottle to a piece of personal art. It’ll keep water cold for 24 hours or coffee hot for 12.