The 20 Best Travel Clothes Perfect for Your Next Adventure

From exploring cities to strolling beaches, these 20 pieces of clothing look great anywhere while incorporating features travelers will love.

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April 19, 2019

Toad&Co Cue Sleeveless Dress

Wrinkle-resistant and designed for summer travel, this dress is ready for days of exploring city streets and nights filled with local flavor. Touting its natural moisture-wicking and odor-resistant properties, it pairs well with everything from flats to boots. Did we mention it has pockets?

Buy It: Amazon, $85.00

Patagonia Fleetwith Dress

Patagonia knows a thing or two about looking good while exploring, and its Fleetwith Dress looks great while traveling the world. Simple for any situation and water-repellant, the Fleetwith also sports two zippered pockets for your valuables.

Buy It: Backcountry.com, $75.00

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shirt Jacket

Durable with a UPF rating of 50, the Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shirt Jacket can be worn alone as a shirt or open over a t-shirt. Zippered and button-chest pockets keep your documents and valuables safe.

Buy It: Backcountry.com, $74.21

SCOTTeVEST Performance T-Shirt

SCOTTeVEST has long been a significant player in pocket-rich travel clothing, and its performance t-shirts continue that lineage with a simple, quick-drying tee that still packs in two hidden pockets perfect for cell phones and wallets when you want to travel light and fast.

Buy It: SCOTTeVest, $35.00

Arc'teryx Contenta Sleeveless Top

Taking up hardly any room in your suitcase, the quick-drying Arc'teryx Contenta Sleeveless Top can be paired with a variety of bottoms for many looks, whether you're hitting the trail or the town.

Buy It: Arc'teryx, $59

Icebreaker Connection Pants

Icebreaker Connection Pants uses Merino wool to keep you cool in the heat or warm on chilly travels. Two hand pockets and two hidden zippered pockets keep your valuables safe, and the wool/lycra/cotton blend gives these lightweight, slim-fit pants enough stretch so you can go with the flow no matter where you are.

Buy It: Amazon, $160.00

Mammut Ultimate V Hooded Jacket

Swiss-made Mammut is known for its excellent climbing and skiing clothing, and it's applying that expertise to its lifestyle lines, too. Water-repellent yet breathable, the Ultimate V keeps temperatures comfortable and manages whatever weather you encounter. The side-seam zipper is perfect for accessing pockets and purses underneath and makes sitting in plane and train seats that much easier. An adjustable hood, thumb loops and zippered hand pockets complement its streamlined look. It's a technical jacket ready for world travels.

Buy It: Amazon, $279.00

Reef Vamanos Shirt

Perfect for the beach, Reef's Vamanos Shirt is a cotton and polyester blend with a tropical pattern that looks great with swim shorts or slacks. The buttoned chest pocket holds a phone or sunglasses.

Buy It: Backcountry.com, $55.95

Billabong Day-Night Midi Dress

Billabong’s Day-Night Midi Dress features stretchy viscose and elastane fabric for a form-fitting yet breezy wear, perfect for dinners and strolling the beach. Designed to be dressed up or down, this wrinkle-free dress is perfect for a variety of events throughout your trip.

Buy It: Billabong, $39.95

Fjallraven Abisko Cool Shirt

Fjallraven's Abisko Plaid Hike Shirt offers sun protection and styling with a front zippered pocket with a cut that can be tucked in or left loose when you're just hanging out. The nylon fabric is moisture-wicking, breathable and stain-resistant.

Buy It: Backcountry.com, $94.95

Prana Halle Skort

Sport this skort on any travel adventure with its UPF 50 sun protection and hidden zip stash pocket. The wicking nylon and spandex fabric keeps you cool and dry, and the internal jersey short makes sure you're ready for any adventure or activity.

Buy It: PrAna, $69.00

Orvis GO2 Travel Tee Dress

Orvis may best be associated with quality fly-fishing gear, but it's taking what it's learned on the rivers and applying that to traveling the world. The Orvis GO2 Travel Tee Dress offers UPF 50 sun protection while wicking moisture and managing odor for multiple days of travel wear. Made with organic cotton and Tencel, the dress drapes well while maintaining its flattering cut. And you bet it has pockets.

Buy It: Orvis, $89.00

Backcountry Kessler Active Shirt

With two zippered chest pockets perfect for passports and other items you want to keep secure and a water-repellent finish that also sheds stains, the Backcountry Kessler Active Shirt can be worn by itself or layered over a t-shirt.

Buy It: Backcountry.com, $79.95

Cotopaxi Parque Rain Shell

Cotopaxi is becoming a leader not just in outdoor clothing but also travel and lifestyle. Its new Parque Rain Shell is as functional as it is good looking with generous pockets, adjustable cuffs, hem and hood, and breathability while being completely waterproof, making it perfect for when the sun is shining, too. It weighs less than a pound for light travel, and you can feel good wearing it while you look good.

Buy It: Cotopaxi, $150.00

Columbia Peak to Point Dress

Climb a mountain, go to dinner, whatever. The Columbia Peak to Point Dress offers UPF 50 sun protection and Omni-Wick fabric for odor and moisture control. And it's certainly cute enough to look on point after a day of exploring.

Buy It: Columbia, $50.00

Stio Rammel Blazer

Explore the world and look sharp doing it in Stio's Rammel Blazer. This all-season sports coat incorporates many of Stio's technical outdoor innovations, such as water- and stain-resistant treatment, wind-blocking stretch twill fabric that still breathes on warm days or runs through the airport or city streets. The zippered internal pocket keeps your items secure and has an opening for your headphones. The coat also buttons to your neck if the weather turns.

Buy It: Stio, $279.00

Eddie Bauer Aster Crossover Dress

This little black dress packs a travel punch with UPF 50 sun protection and is moisture-wicking, quick drying and made of odor-control fabric. And it has pockets!

Buy It: Eddie Bauer, $49.95

Marmot 4th & E Pant

Looking good enough to wear for work but made for adventure, Marmot's cotton-blend 4th & E Pants offer UPF 50 sun protection and a subtle leg pocket for keeping items secure.

Buy It: Backcountry.com, $74.95

ExOfficio Bugsaway Brisa Shirt

This women's shirt is stylish enough for many travel situations (or even home), but with its UPF 50 fabric that controls odor and is abrasion-resistant, it's ready for whatever adventure you have planned. Its hidden security pocket on the right side is big enough for a passport.

Buy It: ExOfficio, $85.00

Chico's Travelers Roll-Sleeve Top

With adjustable sleeves and a silky-smooth drape, the elegant Chico's Travelers Classic Roll-Sleeve Top dresses up or down depending on your mood or activities. Its no-wrinkle fabric rolls up well in any suitcase, but it's so comfortable you may wind up wearing it on the plane.

Buy It: Chico's, $89.50