Packing for a vacation is fraught with tough decisions, especially with airlines regulating the weight of bags and charging for checked luggage. Gear that does double duty as casual and active wear can take some of the headache from packing. Take along some of our staff favorites.
Oofos Sandals - perfect for recovering after a hard workout or spending all day sightseeing this summer.
Nike Cruiser sunglasses - retro styling and technical optics means you only need to take1 pair of sunglasses on vacation this summer.
UV Buff - control a bad hair day, keep the sun off your brow and wick your sweat all in one fashionable, lightweight tube of UV blocking fabric.
Nike Impossibly Light or another packable light jacket for unexpected showers
The Brooks Versatile short-sleeve or tank, or the Icebreaker Aero short sleeve tops are technical running tops with a t-shirt like cut can be worn all day, worked out in and even wash in the hotel sink if necessary and be dry by the next morning. And the styling means you can wear them poolside or to casual dinners.
Capris with hidden pockets afford travelers a little extra security and safety. Consider the Urban Capri by Brooks.
Longer “2-in-1” shorts like the Nike Phenom for men can pull triple duty for a day at the resort, on a workout or even as swim trunks.
Avoid fees or overloading the family roadster by packing apparel that does double-duty.