The Best Fabrics For Travel Attire

The best fabrics for travel attire

What are the best fabrics for travel clothes? You don’t want to spend precious time ironing when you get to your destination – that is if you really have access to an iron! And what should you wear in different types of weather? Here are some ideas for travel-friendly fabrics – consider this on your next trip.

Avoid wrinkles

For wrinkle-free clothing, choose fabrics such as microfiber, silk, wool, knitwear, and polyester. These fabrics are wrinkle resistant, which is a great first step. Many travel clothing manufacturers have anti-wrinkle products, so read product descriptions to find out. If you have some wrinkles that you want to get rid of, try hanging the garment in the bathroom while you are in the shower or bath. Hot water steam will help smooth wrinkles.

Hot or cold weather?

What are the best fabrics for hot-weather travel wear? White or other light colors will reflect the heat of the sun, and lightweight fabrics will not weigh you down. Cotton is one of the best fabrics to wear in hot climates as the material will wick away perspiration and the lightweight cotton will also dry quickly. Of course, cotton can be prone to wrinkling, but there are cotton blends that combine the wrinkle resistance with the light coolness of cotton.

What about travel clothes for cold weather? First, you need to pay attention to your underwear. Packing thermal underwear for a trip to a colder climate will definitely help! Thermal underwear is lightweight yet can keep you wonderfully warm. It is usually quick drying as well. It is best to wear layers in cooler weather. So instead of wearing a big heavy coat that makes you look and feel like a snowman, you can get the same warmth with layers. Start with some thermal underwear, then a T-shirt or turtleneck, sweater or fleece, and top it off with a weatherproof jacket. You can wear all fours if it’s really cold and warm like toast. And if you get too hot, it’s easy to adjust your layers!

Wool is a good insulator even when wet, so it’s a good choice in cold weather. Cotton is a bad choice if you’re going outside in the cold. If you wear cotton and get wet, you may be left shivering from the cold, so keep your cotton clothes on for the warm weather trip. And if you really want to keep your hands, feet, and head warm, you can purchase thermal gloves, socks, and a hat. Just like thermal underwear, it will keep the cold at bay and dry quickly if you need to wash it.

Prepare for wet weather

No matter where you’re headed, it’s wise to take a waterproof outer layer. Even in the desert it rains sometimes! Just let the model predictions guide you as to how seriously to make the waterproofing. If you’re headed somewhere where it rarely rains, take an inexpensive, lightweight, waterproof jacket, or even one of these cheap plastic rain ponchos. In this case, it is not worth spending a lot of money on rain gear.

But if you’re headed somewhere known for rainy weather, you might want to take extra precautions. This is where Gore-Tex is a great choice. This high-tech waterproof fabric will keep you dry, while keeping you breathable at the same time so you can feel comfortable. Invest in a pair of rain pants and a jacket, if your travel plans include being outside a lot (such as on a walking tour of Ireland). Gore-tex will cost you more than a cheap stretch jacket, but it can make all the difference in being comfortable on your vacation. And with the amount you’re spending on vacation, isn’t that worth a little extra money?

Double your look

An easy way to get extra outfits in one is to wear reversible ones. This means that you can wear the shirt or jacket inside as well and it looks like you actually have two different shirts or jackets. This can come in handy when you want to get more looks from one bag – and who doesn’t? It’s also useful if you’ve dripped spaghetti sauce on one side and can’t get it out. The other side may still be usable, hiding the stain from the inside. Nobody needs to know!