The best women's travel gear of 2017 is comfy, versatile, and stylish.
The best women's travel gear of 2017 is comfy, versatile, and stylish. (photo: Inga Hendrickson)

The Best Women’s Travel Gear of 2017

The best women's travel gear of 2017 is comfy, versatile, and stylish.
Inga Hendrickson

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Essentials for wandering—and playing—in style and comfort. 

(Courtesy Patagonia)

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.

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(Courtesy Goorin)

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. 

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(Courtesy RYU)

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. 

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(Courtesy Filson)

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.

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(Courtesy Merrell)

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.

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(Courtesy Pavepara)

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. 

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(Courtesy Lululemon)

Lululemon Non-Stop Bomber Jacket ($128)

One side of this revers­ible layer screams urban style. Flip it inside out and the rectangular baffles impart a Motorcycle Diaries look. Either way, you get ample stretch and rain protection. 

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(Courtesy Prana)

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. 

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(Courtesy Electric)

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.

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From 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide Lead photo: Inga Hendrickson

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