Now that spring has settled in and summer is around the corner, a lot of travelers are starting to think about refreshing their warm-weather travel wardrobe. The same goes for me. I did a major closet cleaning in December, and while I have plenty of gear to see me through seasons, I usually need just one item or two to round out my clothing needs.
Recently, I’ve been testing out Patagonia’s Tadra Tank Top and Maipo Rock Crops for a lightened-up outfit that’s a good middle ground between T-shirt/pants and swimsuit/shorts. It’s the kind of outfit that you can wear to the café, hit the trail, and then hang out in the beer garden or visit with friends without looking out of place.
The Tadra Tank Top is made from a soft, breathable fabric that’s 55 percent organic cotton, 41 percent Tencel lyocell, and 4 percent spandex jersey. It’s comfortable for all-day wear, and the V-neck design with low-profile straps allow for unrestricted movement no matter your activity—even for rock climbing. The built-in shelf bra is supportive and holds its shape after use and washing. The top is also Fair Trade Certified sewn.
The Maipo Rock Crops are both soft and durable, and are loose through the legs to add comfort to any adventure. Like the tank top, they’re made for rock climbing and bouldering, and that looseness in the legs with enough tapering to stay out of the way are ideal qualities. The fabric is made with 19 percent spandex and 81 percent NetPlus post-consumer recycled nylon that comes from recycled fishing nets to help reduce ocean plastic pollution. The high waistband can also be folded down for versatility and comfort with a harness, and there’s a secure right-thigh pocket. Like the tank, the Maipo Rock Crops are Fair Trade Certified sewn.
The Tadra Tank Top comes in sumac red, ink black, light star pink, and light plume gray, and lists for $55 on the Patagonia site. The Maipo Rock Crops come in rosehip, black, current blue, and plume gray, and list for $99 on the Patagonia site.