The Best Women’s Travel Gear of 2017
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Essentials for wandering—and playing—in style and comfort.
Patagonia Glorya Dress ($69)
We hiked four miles in this poly-spandex dress, then turned right around and went to Sunday brunch on the beach. The cut, which bunches slightly at the hips, is flowy and 100 percent unrestrictive.
Goorin Marlon Fernandez Hat ($160)
Hopefully you’re traveling to some beautiful, remote Ecuadorean beach this summer. If not, this water-resistant straw fedora will at least make you feel like you’re about to embark on a tropical adventure, even when you’re stuck in city traffic.
RYU Tough Tights ($95)
The name tells the story: despite two seasons of pretty much constant wear, these tights refused to fade or rip. And the fit is snug yet not constricting, thanks to the wide waistband.
Filson Grab ’n’ Go Large Tote ($120)
At 17 inches wide and 16 inches tall, this canvas tote is big enough to swallow a small dog, if the need arises. Read: it’s perfect for stuffing full of carry-on essentials—a sweater, snacks, a water bottle, a book, and even a blanket, no problem.
Merrell Siren Flip Q2 Sandals ($70)
The footbed of these simple flip-flops offers support and traction to make short treks off-pavement a breeze. We don’t mind that the Sirens also look good enough for drinks at the bar post-adventure.
Pavepara Sandpiper Shirt ($82)
Made from soft merino and lined with a strip of colorful silk from a vintage sari, the Sandpiper is fitness apparel moonlighting as club wear.
Lululemon Non-Stop Bomber Jacket ($128)
Prana Lahna Scarf ($39)
This airy shawl is so lightweight it’s almost see-through, making it ideal for hot summer days when you just want a touch of color.
Electric Bengal Wire Sunglasses ($120)
Electric’s Bengal Wire, flaunting flared temples and a metal top bar above the bridge, marries a bit of Jackie O class with Mad Max punk. It’s functional, too, nestling comfortably on small faces.