Icebreaker Destiny Dress

Icebreaker Destiny Dress | Practical Travel Gear

Icebreaker Destiny DressPacking the right wardrobe, especially if your itinerary includes casual and somewhat dressy activities, can be a challenge. Some travelers turn to monochrome clothing that can easily mix and match, others bring extra luggage. But when you pick the right pieces, those that can be worn for nearly any occasion (perhaps not rock climbing, though), it’s not difficult at all.

The Icebreaker Destiny Dress is 100 percent ultralight woven Merino wool. No, it’s not bulky. Ultralight wool is 150 grams per meter, and versatile in all seasons. The shirt-like silhouette makes it work equally well for daytime strolling, café lounging, or even out to dinner at that great restaurant where you had to reserve your table months in advance.

Why Merino wool? The superfine, highly breathable fleece naturally keeps you warm in cool weather and cool in warm weather. It also absorbs and releases vapor to prevent overheating and clamminess. Merino is naturally anti-bacterial, so you unless you’re spill-prone, you can wear it for days without needing to wash it. This is key for those on the road a lot. The wool also naturally gives you protection against the sun’s harmful rays.

Despite having the style of a long shirt, the Destiny Dress has feminine details, like a curved hemline, same-fabric belt, and full-length sleeves with button tabs for adjustability. It’s even got a secure, zippered stash pocket, for those travelers who want to tuck a couple of small items away when they’re wandering around a new destination.

Merino wool clothing items can easily be machine washed, but be sure to avoid tossing them in the dryer. Lightweight Merino wool dries relatively fast in the shade, and you won’t have to worry about the dress shrinking if you follow the cleaning directions.

The Icebreaker Destiny Dress comes in jet heather (charcoal) and night (a dark teal) and lists for $200 on the Icebreaker site. It’s also available at Amazon.