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Our Favorite Men’s Travel Clothing Right Now

by , November 12, 2019

With limited space in your luggage, every piece should earn its place on your packing list. And when it comes to travel clothing, it needs to deliver both in form and function. Travel wardrobe staples should provide adaptable looks that suit a range of settings. Comfortable and breathable designs with added features such as moisture wicking and stretch to make your journeys more enjoyable. And useful properties such as water and stain resistance to keep laundry time to a minimum. So with the above in mind, we’ve scouted out our favorite men’s travel clothing right now…

Outer layers

Proof Field Travel Blazer (US$168)

Proof Field Travel Blazer

A blazer should make you look sharp. But many aren’t designed to handle the stresses of travel well. The Proof Field Travel Blazer is different. It’s made with a wrinkle-resistant Japanese stretch fabric featuring a stain-repellent finish so you don’t need to worry about accidental spills or crumpling it in your carry-on. Easy to dress up or down, it’s a smart travel companion for work and leisure trips alike.

Arc’teryx Solano Hoody (US$229)

Arc’teryx Solano Hoody

The windproof, water-repellent Solano Hoody serves up Arc’teryx’s signature blend of sleek style and technical performance in a piece designed for active urban use. The hoody is made with soft and breathable
GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ fabric and includes articulated patterning and gusseted underarms to allow freedom of movement. And with its compressible design it takes up minimal space in luggage and is convenient for storing in a day bag until needed.

Alchemy Equipment AEM167 2.5 Layer Rainshell (around US$290)

Alchemy Equipment AEM167 2.5 Layer Rainshell

Alchemy Equipment does a great job blending clean minimalism and technical performance in their AEM167 2.5 Layer Rainshell. The 20,000mm WP jacket is made with lightweight Japanese 2.5-layer stretch taffeta, fully taped seams and weatherproof YKK AquaGuard zippers. It features two concealed hand pockets, an interior chest pocket and a stowable hood for added weather protection.

Bluffworks Field Jacket (US$350)

Bluffworks Field Jacket

Keen on outer layers with plenty of pockets and timeless style? Look to the Bluffworks Field Jacket, which is based on the classic military field jacket and offers ten pockets for storing your travel and day-to-day essentials on your person. The jacket is waterproof and wind-resistant, with a stowable hood for added protection from the elements.


Public Rec Go-To Tee – Crew (US$54)

Public Rec Go-To Tee – Crew

Versatile style, comfort and travel-friendly features come together in Public Rec’s Go-To Tee. Made with a blend of pima cotton, TENCEL® and spandex, this tee is easier to take care of than Merino but still resists wrinkles, wicks moisture and provides good breathability. All in a soft and stretchy design that really will become one of your go-to travel wardrobe staples.

Ministry of Supply Composite Merino Tee (US$55)

Ministry of Supply Composite Merino Tee

Technical t-shirts can be pretty expensive. But Ministry of Supply’s Composite Merino Tee still lets you enjoy performance benefits at a more affordable price point. It’s made with 45% recycled polyester, 45% polyester, and 10% Merino wool to create a machine-washable fabric that’s soft and non-scratchy, while wicking moisture and combating odors.

Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee (US$72)

Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee

The 72-Hour Merino Tee does exactly what the name suggests, performing like a champ even while worn for 72 hours straight. It offers the great travel benefits of Merino with added nylon for durability, featuring a blend of 87% 16.5-micron Merino wool and 13% nylon. Odor resistant, moisture-wicking, temperature regulating and machine-washable, it’s a solid one-bag travel option that slips just as well into a larger travel wardrobe too.

Olivers Convoy Tee (US$78)

Olivers Convoy Tee

The Olivers Convoy Tee is an adaptable piece that can hit the city streets or the hiking trails as duty calls. Made from 18.5-micron 100% Merino wool, the t-shirt is odor resistant, water repellent and helps regulate your temperature. Served up in a relaxed, comfortable fit that moves freely with you throughout the day.

Long-sleeved shirts

Ministry of Supply Composite Merino Henley (US$95)

Ministry of Supply Composite Merino Henley

The Composite Merino Henley deftly blends technical performance with urban-friendly styling to suit a range of active and more laid-back uses. Made with 85% spun polyester and 15% Merino wool, the shirt is breathable, moisture-wicking and odor resistant. Plus with its four-way stretch and soft, comfortable design, you’ll enjoy wearing it all day long.

Olivers Convoy Henley (US$108)

Olivers Convoy Henley

The Convoy Henley moves smoothly between active and more relaxed use, all while helping you stay comfortable on the go. Odor resistant, water repellent and temperature regulating, it’s made with 100% Merino wool and features a three-button placket for easy ventilation.

Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt (US$119)

Western Rise TechWool Flannel Shirt

The TechWool Flannel Shirt is made with a bluesign® approved fabric that combines elasterell polyester for structure and stretch with COOLMAX® fibers for temperature regulation and super fine gauge wool yarns. The fabric is also brushed on both sides for insulation. The result is a moisture-wicking, odor-resistant shirt that’s well suited to cooler weather. Add in its two-way stretch and active tailored fit and you have an adaptable piece that’s ready to tackle a wide range of travel settings.

Alchemy Equipment AEM124 180gsm Single Jersey Merino LS Crew (around US$100)

Alchemy Equipment AEM124 180gsm Single Jersey Merino LS Crew

Alchemy Equipment offers the travel-friendly features of Merino wool in a versatile long-sleeve crew that works well in both urban and outdoor settings. The AEM124 180gsm Single Jersey Merino LS Crew is made with 18.5-micron 100% Merino wool. And its slim fitted design keeps you stylish on the move too.

Alchemy Equipment AEM149 7 Gauge Merino Crew (around US$130)

Alchemy Equipment AEM149 7 Gauge Merino Crew

The AEM149 7 Gauge Merino Crew is a stylish wardrobe staple for the colder months that can be worn by itself or as a mid layer. Made with 100% extra fine Merino wool, the crew features mix stitches and raglan sleeves for a smart-casual style that moves from work to the weekend. And it’s machine-washable too for easy care.

Alchemy Equipment AEM146 Insulated Tech Shirt (around US$180)

Alchemy Equipment AEM146 Insulated Tech Shirt

Smart shirt styling, freedom of movement, and insulation for colder weather are brought together in the AEM146 Insulated Tech Shirt. This carefully considered piece is crafted with a Japanese mechanical stretch fabric featuring a DWR finish. The 60gsm PrimaLoft Gold Active insulation offers added warmth in a technical piece that looks professional for work but is ready to venture out for play.


Olivers Capital Short (US$98)

Olivers Capital Short

Need a short that steps up in the style department while providing performance features? Meet the Olivers Capital Short, which blends a stylish silhouette with four-way stretch as well as moisture-wicking and water-repellent properties. The Capital Short also provides four pockets and comes in a range of colorways to suit your tastes.


Public Rec All Day Every Day Pant (US$98)

Public Rec All Day Every Day Pant

Looking for travel pants that are more stylish than sweatpants but feel just as comfy? Public Rec have just what you’re after with the All Day Every Day Pant. They’re made with a breathable stretch fabric that wicks moisture and an elastic waistband for comfort. Two front zippered pockets store valuables, with two further pockets on the back. And with their faux front fly and tapered bottoms, you get a smart aesthetic with casual laze-about-the-house comfort.

Paskho Minimalist Travel Pants (US$118)

Paskho Minimalist Travel Pants

Paskho’s Minimalist Travel Pants offer modern tailoring and technical features in a piece that’s ready for long-haul flights and exploring at your destination. The pants are made from bluesign® approved fabric that’s water and stain repellent, moisture-wicking, and provides four-way stretch. Two zippered pockets store small essentials, while the elasticated waistband with interior drawcord adjusts to your preferred fit.

Western Rise Evolution Pant (US$149)

Western Rise Evolution Pant

Winner of our Best Travel Clothing 2019 award, the Western Rise Evolution Pant packs a host of useful travel features into a stylish design that can be dressed up or down to suit your needs. The pant features a wrinkle-resistant, stain-resistant, and breathable construction with two-way stretch. It’s also lightweight and packable and provides six pockets to store small travel essentials close at hand.

Outlier Strong Dungarees (US$188)

Outlier Strong Dungarees

Outlier’s Strong Dungarees offer the enticing aesthetics of jeans without the slow-drying, rain/sweat-absorbing drawbacks of cotton. The pant is made with Strongtwill, a tough yet soft fabric made with air-textured nylon fibers. Added elastane provides subtle two-way stretch, while a DWR finish helps keep stains and water at bay.

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