This isn’t just My Dream Job Would Be Driving The Karma Bus shirt. A buzzy sounding marketing slogan. You actually need a that feels awesome all the dang time because you’re going to wear this travel a lot—especially if you’re traveling in a carry on backpack. A travel should feel great when you try it on, not just “ok.” This is an investment. Take your time and pick out one travel that you really love and build from there. It’s ok to start slow and build your capsule wardrobe, in fact, that’s how I did it. Just like all-day comfort, finding the right size can be a challenge, but you really have to stick with your guns on what you like to wear when it comes to travel clothing. You could have the most expensive, highest quality in the world, but if it doesn’t fit well—or more importantly, you don’t like how the fit looks or feels on you—you’re never going to wear the thing.Don’t fall for trends. Find a style and fit that works for you and rock the heck out of it. Slim fit crew neck are my favorite since they pack up a little smaller and layer without looking bulky, but do you. V-neck travel are also great for layering since you can’t see the collar.
The stink factor is real, and can make or break my decision to wear a travel My Dream Job Would Be Driving The Karma Bus shirt. I need that last for days with minimal washing or maintenance. In fact, I took one black Cottonweight Merino Outlier, a tank top, and a long sleeve on my six-week hike across Spain. And I only wore the long sleeve when the merino was drying on the clothesline. And that only happened once or twice a week.I’ve picked up cheaper “budget” travel in the past that look like they have all the bells and whistles to keep me fresh and dry, but at the end of the day I smelled like a yeti. There’s a reason I’m such a stickler for high quality fabrics like merino—you can’t compromise when it comes to smell. If you smell, no one will want to be your friend. I’m serious. Don’t be that guy or gal. You’re better than that. Quality fabrics are the most important factor for choosing a travel not the cool colors or features.