I’m not normally big on travel gadgets or special travel clothing (hey, the biggest problem with packers is simply too much crap and too many shoes) but I do like my new ExOfficio travel shirt.
While enroute the TBEX travel blogger’s conference in New York, I landed at JFK airport and spotted an ExOfficio travel store. It was no use fighting a sudden urge for a new shirt; I was sick of the ones I always pack although they are tried-and-true.
I browsed simple white button-front shirts….classic clothing works best for travel….but the special fast-drying fabric made the ones I looked at way too sheer. My bra is not so interesting that the whole danged world needs to see every bit of it, you know?
The Women’s DryFlite Long-sleeve shirt in light copper had a peachy orange colored hue; it was the same wicking, sun-protective fabric but the color made it less sheer, so despite the rather steep (for a shirt) price of US$65, I bought it.
It has handy little zip pockets and can be worn short-sleeved or with the sleeves rolled down. The breathability was tested in hot, humid New York City streets and the quick-drying feature was tested after a slosh in some water in my sink. Check and check.
When I threw on some costume jewelry beaded necklaces as well (from a fun shopping moment at a New York Forever 21 clothing store) it looked rather dressy and took away that air of “I Am A Serious Travel Person, Going On Safari Any MINUTE” that specialized travel clothing often gives the wearer.
Thanks, ExOfficio. Thumbs up from me.