Make Travel Easier With Active Lifestyle Clothing

By Eliza Mendoza

One of the hardest parts of preparing for a journey is deciding on the best clothes to pack. Many travelers have lugged around a pair of heavy jeans that they hardly wore during their trip. Choose some good, stylish active lifestyle clothing though and you'll be comfortable while looking great at the same time.

The type of clothes that you'd use for indoor activities like yoga is great for traveling too. A pair of yoga or jazz pants, for instance, looks good as everyday wear. It can also double up as sleepwear so you don't have to pack pajamas. Add a sweater or a hoodie and you're ready for cool evenings too.

For strenuous outdoor activities, you need a pair of strong, durable pants. Cargo pants are great because you can use the pockets for carrying anything from sunscreen to energy bars. Some stores sell pants with legs that you can simply unzip to turn your long trousers into short pants, making for an extra versatile piece of clothing.

An essential for any trip is swimwear. While tiny bikinis are wonderful for a beach holiday, you may also want to pack something more suitable for water sports. For women, a tankini with boy shorts is great because you can wear the top as normal daywear too while for men, a pair of boardshorts is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can have in your luggage.

You'll find that if you pack the right underwear, you only need to take three pairs and you'll have much more space in your bag. Cotton is of course the most comfortable but underwear made of synthetic fabrics dries much more quickly. That means that you can wash your underwear in the evening and have a clean, dry pair by the time you have to hit the road again the next day. For women, a comfortable sports bra that fits properly is essential not only for adventure sports but also for bumpy bus rides.

Since you'll be doing a lot of walking, comfortable shoes are very important. It may be enough to take a pair of sneakers instead of bulky hiking boots but do your research beforehand. Good sandals are great too, especially in warmer climates. Pack a pair of flip flops too for the shower, the beach or for those times when you need to give aching feet a rest.

Pack a pair or two of socks too. Wool is warm but takes ages to dry, so consider acrylic or a cotton mix instead. Another wonderfully practical accessory is a bandanna, which can keep the sun off your head, keep you cool and is a life saver when you didn't have time to wash your hair.

Good active lifestyle clothing is available from stores specializing in sports and outdoors equipment. You can also order it online. These days you'll find incredibly stylish choices too so that you will even have something to wear on a night out on the town.

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