Whether your travel adventures include exploring a new city, getting outdoors to breathe fresh air, winery or brewery hopping, or visiting friends, it’s good to have versatile clothing items to bring along to keep your suitcase light.
That’s why I’m picky about choosing gear that can cover a variety of outings—indoors and outdoors. One of the newest things I’ve added to my travel wardrobe is the Smartwool Women’s Everyday Exploration Tank.
It’s no secret that wool is a great fabric for all climates, since it moves moisture, dries quickly, and maintains its shape. The tank’s blend of 56 percent Merino wool and 44 percent polyester keeps you comfortable and can be worn a few times before you have to worry about washing it—which is ideal for travel.
The tank’s regular fit means that it fits without binding or showing off more than you want. The stylish split strap detail on the left shoulder adds a bit of flair that your average tank top doesn’t have, although those folks who hate showing undergarment straps may take issue.
I love the zippered side pocket where you can tuck a bit of cash, cards, key, or lip balm if you’re going out and don’t want to bring a lot with you (or an extra bag). Reflective details on the tank help with visibility once the sun goes down.
Wear it alone for a workout or in hot weather, or layer it with a jacket or wrap for warmth. This is one clothing item that’s an important part of my home and travel life.
The Smartwool Women’s Everyday Exploration Tank comes in charcoal, storm blue, and sunset (pink) and lists for $65 on the Smartwool site.