There are no shortage of discussions amongst travelers around the interwebs about travel clothing options.
Which are the best shoes for walking around Rome? The best hat for Israel? The best jacket to wear for a trip to the Amazon, with a side excursion to Antarctica?
But Cecile74 takes it one step further. She would like to hear other travelers thoughts regarding the fabrics they prefer their clothing to be made of for specific garments. One of her own examples:
thermal underwear: merino wool… no itch, no stain, no smell, it comes in various thicknesses (polyester and other fake fabrics make me very sweaty and don’t keep me warm)
If you are like me, you will be amazed at how many travelers actually have fabric preferences.
Merino – tops, sweatshirts, socks, underwear and even for trousers. And quick drying tough trail trousers of polyester elastine. Zip off trousers are the best so you can wear as shorts or longs. ~poppynz
[Referring to sleeping bag liners] Natural fabrics such as silk and merino wool are great and until a couple of years ago I would have said that they were the best in terms of performance despite the extra costs. However I believe that synthetic fabrics such as polyester are equal if not superior. ~E150A
Normally I avoid polyester but when traveling it is a boon. … Everything has to go together and be quick drying. The exception is that i will not give up my cotton underwear but they are thin anyway. This works for varying climates and often formal social functions. ~keenvisitor
I bought all my traveling pants from the golf shops. … Material varies for Summer or Winter, Coolmax or Thermax … But I especially prefer the Microfibre variety as it looks velvety and suitable to appear in many situations. Yes it dries in half an hour. ~bofoster
What about you? Do you have specific fabrics you like for specific travel clothing apparel? Am I the oddball because I pretty much just wear my normal clothes when traveling?
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