The 17 Best Men’s Travel Shirts for Style, Comfort, and Adventure
As much as I hate to admit it, the perfect men’s travel shirt doesn’t exist. You might find comfortable travel shirts that look good – but those same “perfect travel shirts” may be too delicate to adventure hard in, dry too slowly, and get destroyed when you drop it off at a Southeast Asian laundry kiosk. On the other hand, a shirt may dry quickly and withstand a beating but be a little too ugly to be your only shirt. So what’s the solution?
The solution to the “perfect travel shirt” problem is to strategically pick a few shirts for your travels with a dedicated shirt for looking good, a few shirts for adventuring and wandering hard, and an all-purpose shirt that sits somewhere in between – and I think I’ve mastered this compromise.
Read on to discover my favorite shirts for traveling, adventuring, and still looking good along the way
CONTENTS OF THIS GUIDE TO THE BEST MEN’S TRAVEL SHIRTS
- My optimal travel shirt setup
- What to look for in a Good Travel Shirt Based on Your Travels
- Technical Flannel Shirts
- Travel Ready Dress Shirts
- Short Sleeve Oxfords
- Denim Travel Shirts
- Hawaiian Shirts
- My Favorite Travel Jacket: The Bluffworks Field Jacket
THE OPTIMAL SHIRT SETUP FOR TRAVEL
If you want your packing list to be ready for anything, pack the following shirts in addition to some travel-ready pants and travel-worthy shoes :
- One shirt for looking good and going out – a versatile button down shirt, ideally short sleeve oxford that is sweat wicking and wrinkle free or a denim shirt
- One shirt that doubles as a warmth layer but can be worn anywhere – I’m a fan of lightweight, technical flannel shirts
- Three or more travel friendly t-shits –a mix of short sleeves, V-necks, and Henleys made of wool, synthetic materials (polyester), or a proven active wear blend to dry quickly and resist funk
If you stick to these three options, you’ll keep your bags light while still being ready for any occasion or adventure. Read on to discover my favorite options for Men’s travel shirts.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A GREAT TRAVEL SHIRT
Keep in mind that though a shirt might be branded as a great “travel shirt” it still may be over kill (or inadequate) for your travels. To pick the right travel shirt, that will keep you comfortable, looking good, and smelling good through whatever travels you have in store, think heavily about your destination and consider these points in your potential shirts…
What is the right style for your travels (if any) based on the destination if any?
What materials are best (polyester, wool, or an active wear cotton blend), durability: how hard will your adventures be on these shirts.
- Versatility: What situations will you need to dress for?
Smell and dirt resistance: How often will you be able to shower and do laundry?
If you’re going to Europe, having a nice short sleeve button down is highly recommended. If you’re going to Southeast Asia, don’t even think about taking any long sleeve shirts.
If you’re doing the Banana Pancake Trail (Thailandà Laosà Vietnamà Cambodia) and the most you’ll do is a pub crawl, ditch the fancy stuff
And if you’re heading to Bali, plan on beachwear and your “nice clothes” being shorts and a nice short sleeve shirt.
In any case, think about the situations you’ll be in and the style required (or not required) to avoid extra clothing. Here’s a quick cheat list to help
- Southeast Asia: You’ll be in sandals and shorts the entire time. No long sleeves.
- South America: It may get chilly and adventurous, especially if you’re going to Patagonia, so a long sleeve flannel, an “island-ish” short sleeve button down, and plenty of Merino Wool/Quick Dry t-shirts will do you well. Also, bring a set of nice clothes – as Buenos Aires, Rio, Cusco, and Medellin have some amazing nightlife
- Europe: You’ll only need one or two “adventurous” pairs of clothes at most (unless you’re trekking). Dress for the seasons as winter in Europe is vastly different than summer
- Middle East: Dress conservatively and plan for the deserts to be hot by day and cold by night. You’ll be surprised how far a wool t-shirt and flannel button-down will take you here.
- North America: Dress for the seasons and for specific locations. We’re all across the board in the US and Canadialand.
- Central America: No long sleeves. Plan to exist completely in shorts and sandals.
If you can afford it, wool is the most amazing material for shirts . ( Read about how I decided to wear a wool shirt for a week straight to test the idea). They resist funk, still keep you warm when wet, and dry quickly. The only downside is these shirts will breakdown quicker than polyester – especial if you’re using an industrial washer.
Polyester/synthetic shirts are an excellent, cheap option, especially for hard adventuring. You can purchase them at target for ~$10 or less and they stand up to heavy abuse. Along the way, they dry quickly and insulate when wet. The downside is they don’t resist funk too well. Personally, I always hike and travel (by bus, train, and plane) in synthetic shirts because they’re so cheap I don’t care if they get destroyed. I recommend picking up at least a couple synthetic t-shirts for routine wear in hard conditions.
Cotton: Limit how much of your wardrobe is cotton. Depending on how often you’re getting wet and how often you wash, cotton can be fine or can be a complete pain. On the upside, some cotton shirts look good, they’re extremely durable, and they can stand to go a good amount of time between washes in a pinch (denim, not necessarily t-shirts). The only options I consider in cotton are Short sleeve button downs which class up very well, and denim shirts which are super durable, look good, and are a great protect layer for light adventures (like motorbiking in Asia .
The only upside of cotton is that it is much tougher than wool and polyester, with good abrasion resistance and actually gets better with wear. This is why my denim shirt was my shirt of choice to wear during my motorbike ride through Vietnam , to save a little skin just in case I fell. All the while, it still looked good enough for the bars.
If you’re in Europe and (should be) showering everyday and have laundry nearby, materials and worrying about getting smelly shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
On the other hand, if you’re moving super quickly through humid Southeast Asia or adventuring through South America and can only wash ever week and a half, do yourself a favor and get shirts made of technical materials (wool, polyester, etc.) that wick sweat, resist odor, and do more to keep you dry.
Now that you know what to look for in a travel shirt, let’s take a closer look at your options
THE BEST MEN’S TRAVEL SHIRTS
- T-Shirts (Wool, Polyester, and active wear blends – timeless, simple, near perfect travel shirts)
- Technical Flannel Shirts (every traveler should have one)
- Wrinkle Free Dress Shirts (great for looking good anywhere)
- Short Sleeve Oxfords (great for looking good anywhere)
- Denim travel shirts (the “all-arounder” and travel shirt underdog)
- Hawaiian Shirts (for Beachy Travel)
BEST T-SHIRTS FOR TRAVEL
(wool, polyester, and active wear blends).
As unexciting as it sounds, t-shirts are by far the best travel shirt option. They’ve been around for ages, worn in every activity, and performed well while staying stylish every step of the way. If you take only one type of shirt traveling, stick to t-shirts.
In terms of style, you can’t go wrong with a well fitting t-shirt.
The small packing foot print of t-shirts makes them easy to pack and wash, lightening your load and making life easier.
Some might insist that t-shirts are too boring to wear for a year straight. I disagree.
To stay looking good (and not get bored), avoid traditional crew neck t-shirts and light V-neck and Henley shirts in dark colors (grey, burgundy, darker blue, black).
For material, invest in at least two wool shirts and grab two cheaper synthetic shirts.
I have been very satisfied with Wooly’s merino wool t-shirts, Bluffworks’ synthetic travel t shirt, Outlier’s insanely great Ultrafine Merino shirt, and a handful of others I’ve tested and highly recommend below.
For active wear synthetic shirts, my go to is actually the Hylete Icon-2 performance Henley, designed as gym wear but looks so great I wear it on nights out. For a Target’s G9 Champion brand shirts which are comparable in quality, function, and style to Lulu Lemon’s men’s line and quite a few of Nike’s pieces, but available for ~$10 to $20 for us budget travelers .
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…read on for the 17 best travel t-shirts for men, and you’ll definitely find the perfect gear for your upcoming travels.
My Favorite T-Shirts for Travel
1. bluffworks threshold tee.
This amazing t-shirt was obsessively designed specifically for travel. If you’re trying to keep your bags light by getting a shirt that you can wear over and over (without washing) in a variety of conditions, the Bluffworks Threshold T is a perfect candidate.
High breathability, great odor resistance, and a feel softer than cotton make this a great shirt to wear. A unique synthetic blend keeps this shirt super light while drying quickly and making hand washes and line drying possible for “one bag” travelers”
Where to buy: Click to see more colors at Bluffworks Online
2. THE OUTLIER ULTRAFINE MERINO T SHIRT
This is insanely soft yet comfortable and durable shirt is absolutely the best wool shirt I have ever owned.
Made of 100% extremely fine Merino wool, this shirt naturally resists odor (I’ve worn the shirt for a week straight to test), dries quickly, and does a wonderful job keeping me cool even in tropical climates.
The construction is top notch, very durable and cut with a just slim enough and stylish fit. With 2 or 3 of these shirts, a traveler could easily wander the world with these as their only shirts.
Where to buy: Click to see more colors Outlier Online
3. THE HYLETE ICON HENLEY
The Hylete Icon 2 Henley is a perfect blend of style and function that fits daily life, adventure, and travel equally. The quad blend performance fabric (that is stretchy, odor resisting, and quick drying) and design are actually intended as hard core exercise that can be worn in everyday life. With the classic Henley stylish three button front, this dresses up nicely with Chinos and a blazer or will simply keep you looking good on long treks.
From the cool highlands of the Himilayas to the warm days and posh night clubs of Bali, this Hylete Henley has been a favorite piece of apparel in my pack and will continue to be. I highly recommend this affordable yet stylish piece of performance gear for your travels
Where to buy: Click to see more colors available at Hylete Online.
4. WOOLY CLOTHING
Woolly Clothing offers great wool clothing direct to you, which means its cheaper than many other options. I own a few of their shirts (a V-neck and a Henley) and wholeheartedly vouch for the. Great style. Great performance
Where to buy: Check out the selection of Woolly Clothing on Amazon
5. C-9 CHAMPION TEES
Champion C9 is Target’s in house attempt to compete with active wear giants like Nike and Lulelemon for the men’s athletic wear market. The result is great gym wear that wears beyond the gym for a great price. I always load up on a few of these shirts for upcoming travels whenever I’m in the US.
Where to buy: $12.99 at Target
6. H&M ACTIVE WEAR V-NECKS
Though these shirts somewhat break my rule of avoiding cotton, the 95% cotton/5% Elastene blend works extremely well. Not only do these shirts fit well and maintain that fit, they dry much quicker than normal cotton shirts and resist funk pretty well too. I tested these shirts against high dollar “performance cotton” shirts from other brands (think $60-$80 per shirt) and the H&M slim fit shirts performed much better.
If you’re ever traveling and in a pinch need some shirts anywhere in the world, just drop by an H&M and pick these up.
Where to buy: $24.99 for 3 at H&M Online
7. RIDGE MERINO JOURNEY TEE
The Ridge Merino Journey tee is an awesome, travel-ready wool tee-shirt design for durability, hard use, and quick-drying comfort while still fighting funk. This Merino Wool shirt combines 13% nylon into the fabric, making it twice as durable as your average, 100% Merino wool t-shirt. The result is a high performing wool t-shirt that you can abuse for years.
I’ve carried my Ridge Merino Journey tee shirt for just over 2 years of travel and worn it for a week straight without washing, and the anti-microbial nature of the wool keeps me smelling fresh. Hard use of trekking, hand washing, and abrasion from backpacks hasn’t damaged the shirt at all over the two years, proving this is one tough t-shirt
If you’re looking for a single, comfortable t-shirt that looks good and is adventure ready, check out the Ridge Merino Journey t-shirt.
Where to buy: Click to see availability at Ridge Merino online
TECHNICAL FLANNEL SHIRTS
A single technical flannel shirt is a priceless addition to the traveler wardrobe. Wool flannel shirts are great (I have a Pendleton Board Shirt that I love) and there are plenty of other synthetic “technical flannel” shirts combine nylon and polyester to be just as warm, more durable, and are much lighter and easier to pack.
Additionally, the right flannel shirts can add a touch of style if you pick the right one. My current flannel works in nearly any occasion, and my Uniqlo Oxford Travel shirt works in the rest of those classy sitauations.
I tested Eddie Bauer’s Traveler Flannel Shirt and fell in love (you’ll see pictures all over the site of me in it) and purchased 3 while it was on sale. Plus, there are several other options for travel ready technical flannel shirts– read on to discover my picks
MY FAVORITE FLANNEL SHIRTS FOR TRAVEL
8. eddie bauer technical flannel.
A flannel shirt crafted perfectly for travelers. Lightweight polyester and “FreeDry” technology insulates like a jacket when cold but wicks moisture and breathes to keep you cool and dry in the heat. The fit on this shirt is more classic, giving you room to move make it great for exploring the outdoors and getting active. The cuff accent colors offer a great touch too.
I’ve toted this shirt around for the last year, love it, and can’t recommend it enough.
Where to buy: From $35 to $70 at Eddie Bauer Online
9. THE PENDLETON BOARD SHIRT
The Pendleton Board shirt, originally rocked by surfers in the 60’s is a classic that goes anywhere, and being 100% virgin wool is extremely functional too. It stays warm through the cold and the rain and still breathes in the heat. I’ve worn mine around more campfires and in more national parks than I can remember – and with good reason. Better yet, I can wear it right into the city and no one is the wiser.
A timeless shirt that you’ll literally be able to wear forever
Where to buy: $135 at Pendleton.com
10. ICEBREAKER LODGE SHIRT
Icebreaker’s new take on a classic. 100% Merino Wool, this shirt is as technical as it gets, performing in the outdoors (and traveling) while still looking good enough for city life.
The Merino wool fights odor and stays warm throughout. Pair with a Merino wool t-shirt for best results
Where to buy: $135 at REI online
TRAVEL READY DRESS SHIRTS
Most commonly labeled “easy care” and targeting business travelers, these shirts are a perfect “dress up” shirt for travelers. They are usually sweat wicking, breathable, and wrinkle free but have the cut of a nicer button down Oxford.
Best yet, good options can be had for very cheap through Uniqlo and H&M and even better options can be found through Bluffworks that cost a bit more but are well worth the money.
One of my two current “dress up” shirts is actually a Uniqlo easy care oxford that I wore through the cold season of Europe and then came to Asia, chopped of the sleeves and had it sewn for ~$5, and now wear as my island shirt. But there are plenty of shirts that you won’t have to chop in order to look good. Read on for my faves.
11 . WESTERN RISE AIRLIGHT BUTTON DOWN
This high tech, travel focused, easy care button down gives you the style of a dress shirt and the durability/easy care you need for travel.
49% Nylon added to the fabric delivers abrasion resistance and easy care properties that make a good shirt to tuck in the bottom of your bag or bring as your only shirt.
Finally, the slim and stylish fit make this shirt perfect for daily wear and long term “one bag” travel just as much as outdoor adventures.
Where to buy: $109 at Western Rise | Click here to check available colors
12. UNIQLO EASY CARE DRESS SHIRT
If you’re on a budget and still need to look good during your travels, Uniqlo’s easy care dress shirts are a great option. The technical materials breathe, wick sweat, and resist wrinkles so you can wear them longer without caring. I wore one of these through Europe and then chopped of the sleeves to make it my casual island shirt…worked like a charm!
Where to buy: $29.90 at Uniqlo.com
13 . BLUFFWORKS MEDIAN TRAVEL SHIRT
A completely “technical” dress shirt, blending 98% polyester and 2% spandex gives the sweat wicking, anti-microbial qualities so you can wear longer, along with wrinkle resisting qualities and freedom of movement so you can stay comfortable along the way. If you need to “class up” on the road, the Bluffworks Meridian dress shirt is a safe bet.
Where to buy: $98 at Bluffworks
SHORT SLEEVE OXFORD SHIRTS
Though these commonly break the travel rule of “no cotton”, they actually manage to work very well.
First, the airflow you get from a button prevents you from sweating all over it and getting it completely nasty
Second, most people only wear button down shirts when lounging, so you get away with washing it infrequently.
Third, these shirts are always quite durable and can actually go a little longer without a wash than your common cotton t-shirt.
Last, these are a classic style staple that can be had for cheap and worn with a bit of versatility. My go to spot is the Gap – as the shirts always have a classic cut, have a more timeless design (fits just as well in the 1970’s as now and can be worn anywhere in the world), and you can always pay $5 to have the shirt tailored and the fit improved later on.
14. GAP OXFORD SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT
A classic shirt made simply and durably make this another one of my go-to shirts when traveling. The construction is surprisingly good meaning it will work on hikes and in active situations if you feel like pushing it. Though this shirt is cotton, it breathes well enough to avoid funk for longer than your active t-shirt. Beyond the adventures, it looks good enough for most any situation.
Where to buy: Starting at $35 at Gap online
MY FAVORITE DENIM SHIRTS FOR TRAVEL
Denim shirts are the unsung hero of travel shirts. There is a reason that Levis Strauss made his “can’t bust ‘em” gear for goldmining rough necks out of cotton denim – because it works. Denim shirts are a great all around travel shirt that sits side by side with the technical flannel.
Granted, these denim shirts don’t insulate as well, suck when wet, and take forever to dry, but they look better than flannel and are better if you’re in a situation where you might get thrown around and need an extra layer of skin – like riding a motorbike anywhere in Southeast Asia. Plus, the denim shirt looks good.
A travel tip I got from my buddy “Dr. Strangelove” and his Spanish friends was to actually carry a denim button down on adventures to throw on for nice pics – instead of wearing that sweaty hiking shirt. That’s actually excellent advice – but I’m a touch too apathetic to execute.
So, if you want a good all-around shirt, that looks good, and you won’t be getting too wet or sweaty, consider the denim shirt.
15. GAP DENIM SHIRTS
Classic cut and fit and constructed well enough to last through your travels. I have a couple Gap denim shirts that I’ve worn for years and countless countries, and they keep getting better with age. They’re durable and look good too.
Where to buy: From $40 at Gap
16. THE ORIGINAL: LEVI’S DENIM SHIRT
Levi Strauss did something right with his first couple of creations, cementing “denim” as a style staple. If you’re going to pick up a denim shirt, you can’t go wrong with the original – Levi’s
Where to buy: Levis.com
Though you wouldn’t expect to see it on this list, if you are venturing to hot or humid climates, Hawaiian shirts are an excellent option. For one, they’re fun. People may judge you, but those who don’t will automatically assume you’re fun.
Second, they’re traditional Hawaiian shirts for a reason. They’re great in the heat and allow just enough breeze while blocking the sun. They’re also perfect for when you’ve just gotten out of the water. So, if you’re heading to the islands, consider having some fun and making a Hawaiian shirt your shirt of choice.
Where should you buy these? Honestly…nowhere in the US. Buy one on the road as a souvenir. You can have a custom one made in Southeast Asia for cheap or buy the Balinese version (with real coconut buttons) when you’re in the area.
17. BONUS: THE ONLY JACKET YOU NEED FOR TRAVEL – THE BLUFFWORKS FIELD JACKET
So, you have your perfect travel shirt setup and now need something to layer over it to stay dry, warm, and stylish…what do you choose?
There are literally thousands of options to choose from, between waterproof puffy down jackets, to rainproof shells, but my travels have led me to…exactly one.
The Bluffworks Field Jacket .
This waterproof, windproof take on the classic M-65 military issue field jacket combines the best of style and function that travelers need.
Top of your torso by checking out this Bluffworks Field Jacket Review for full details and even better pictures…
Now that you have the top half of your wardrobe for travel worked out, what’s next? Clearly you should figure out the best pair of bottoms for your trip by checking out the 15 best travel pants for men and the 5 best travel shorts for men followed closely by my 8 favorite travel shoes for men to create your perfect travel rig.
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The Best Men’s Travel Shirts and Jackets for One-Bag Travelers
Years ago, I never put much thought into the clothes I packed for a trip. I would follow the standard formula of different outfits, centered around a unique cotton t-shirt each day. I would bring nearly as many pants or shorts because I knew they couldn’t last more than a few wears. Part of that was my naiveness but it was also largely due to the state of the industry. Performance travel clothing, like travel shirts for instance, are a relatively recent phenomenon (say the last 2-3 years), but this progression has changed the landscape of travel, forever.
Purposefully designed and constructed travel clothes marry the technical advantages gleaned from sports and fitness to well designed clothes that work well in a variety of situations on your trip. Besides looking great, travel shirts are much more versatile than normal clothing. They are often constructed of merino wool or a combination of polyester, nylon, and spandex. They usually are antimicrobial (which means they don’t stink), quick drying (meaning you can wash them in the evening and they’ll be ready by breakfast), anti-wrinkle (so go ahead and fold it up in your carry-on), and they are constructed with stretch (so you can articulate all you want).
Together, this means you can pack less, without sacrificing anything. But every brand or piece in this space isn’t exceptional. So in this ‘Best Men’s Travel Shirts and Jackets’ article, I’ll be showcasing the pieces I think are, and because of that, they’ve made it into my personal packing list.
A quick note: these are all men’s shirts and tops, that I tested. Often, these brands make the same or a similar version for women, so make sure you visit their websites for more details.
What is a Travel Shirt?
You can choose to bring any shirt or top on your trip, but a travel shirt is an article of clothing that is purpose built for the voyage. Instead of merely looking good, they are usually made of technical fabrics (either man-made or natural), and have some extra features built in.
What Makes A Good Travel Shirt?
I want to pack as few shirts as possible when I travel. That means I value shirts that look great in the city but also can pass at dinner or a meeting. I care about how I look and I want to be presentable and dress appropriately. For me, having a shirt that does not look out of place is very important. For t-shirts, I want simple designs, void of any major branding or logos or offensive imagery. For dress shirts, I’d like colors, decorative buttons, and a nice tailored fit.
Anyone can make a shirt, but it takes some real design chops and knowledge of material and body science, to make a good travel shirt. I look for shirts that exhibit some of the following features: moisture/sweat wicking, quick drying, anti-microbial, odor resistant, wide temperature support and stain-resistant.
Quality Materials and Construction
Merino wool is the name of the game here. While not all good travel tops are made of wool, this is nature’s miracle fabric that has replaced much of my travel wardrobe. We’ve extolled the virtues of wool before, but briefly: it keeps you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot and doesn’t stink.
Here’s my list of the best shirts I’ve used and tested for the past six to twelve months. I’ve worn them on weekend trips to LA for weddings, to Portland for the holidays, to DC during a heatwave, a couple of weeks in Japan and just plain EDC to work and about town.
Best Travel T-Shirt
Western Rise Dryweight Merino Tee
I had been wearing Western Rise’s StrongCore tee for a few years but I yearned for something a little lighter and more versatile, especially for warmer summer months. The Dryweight tee is perfect and actually my go to year round, except for the coldest of climates.
What I Liked:
Instead of a 100% Merino t-shirt, the team at Telluride put in equal parts wool and Tencel. The latter is derived from Eucalyptus plants and excels at wicking and cooling, so perfect for high intensity, warm weather activity. Combining it with the natural Merino, gives the shirt super-fabric capabilities; performing better than pure Merino alone.
What I Didn’t Like:
This is my go to t-shirt so there isn’t much I don’t like. A small niggle is the $96 price tag. I received mine as a test sample and I still would buy it, especially after testing it, but I can see how it could be a hard pill to swallow for a t-shirt.
- -Lightweight and perfect for most climates
- -Regulates temperature and quick wicking
- -May be expensive for the price sensitive
Softest Travel T-Shirt
CIVIC The Antoni Tee
CIVIC was born from Taylor Stitch, one of my favorite San Francisco brands. While TS has figured out the secret sauce and makes everything from suits to leather boots, they needed a way to design and sell an essentials line. I almost said “basics” but that does a disservice to CIVIC because they produce a cohesive collection of clothing that could serve as staples in a very impressive wardrobe.
The handfeel of this shirt is amazing. It’s a heavier weight (falls sort of between the DryWeight and StrongCore shirts), yet drapes nicely and has a luxurious feeling weave. This shirt keeps you a little warmer than the DryWeight and its thickness lends itself well to wearing to a semi-nice restaurant if you needed.
CIVIC is not the only maker affected by this but I really don’t like how the edges of the shirt, particularly at the bottom, sort of curl or roll up. This could be my drying technique (low tumble, no heat), or the fact that I don’t iron my tees, but it sort of irritates me. I don’t really think people even notice it but I know it’s there. Again, really minor issue that is entirely cosmetic.
- -Super soft and feels substantial to wear
- -The cut and material means it pairs well with a nice pair of jeans for a clean, slightly dressed up look
- -Edges (bottom, sleeves) have a tendency to slightly curl. You may want to consider ironing after you wash
Best Basic Travel T-Shirt
Woolly Ultralight Short Sleeve V-Neck Tee
Woolly was founded by three friends in Seattle who wanted to bring Merino wool to the masses. Their garments are made from certified Australian Merino and have a satisfaction guarantee.
At $50, this is a fair price for a basic tee of this caliber. I am just using the word basic to simple in design and not lacking in features. At 150 GSM, Woolly calls this Ultralight but I’d call it “just right”. It’s actually has some heft and weight to it, which you can feel when you pick it up on the the hanger.
This shirt is a wardrobe staple. The neckline is not too aggressive and it’s reinforced which means it lays better on your body instead of crinkling or curling. The weight keeps you warm but is not too heavy so it should be comfortable in everything but the hottest days.
The fabric is not the softest. Certain Merino can have a slightly rough, almost cotton feel to it. The logo and wash directions are printed behind the neck where you’d normally find a tag but has a tendency is rub off after a few washes. While I appreciate minimal (and in this case, disappearing) branding, it also means I lose laundering directions with it.
- -Great price for an intro to the world of Merino
- -Versatile; pack one t-shirt for your whole trip
- -Nice weight
- -Hand feel is not that great; kind of rough. Feels fine when wearing though
- -Laundry directions can rub or wash away after a few wears
There’s nothing more core to a travel wardrobe than the Merino tee and pretty much every company in this article will sell you their version. It’s really hard to narrow things down and at the end of the day, it just came down to personal preference, and not because of any major issues. If the Woolly doesn’t check your boxes, you can take a look at the Conyoy Tee from Olivers , and tees from Unbound Merino. Outlier’s Ultrafine line is also a staple amongst our contributors and but is in the top-tier pricetag at $110. And if you haven’t already tried shirts from heavyweights like Icebreaker and Smartwool , you really owe it to yourself to stock some of their wares in your closet. If not their basic tees, then their socks and boxers should make an appearance. They consistently make some of the best performing wool clothing.
Best Travel Henley
Olivers Convoy Henley
David Wolfe launched Olivers in 2013 after his successful Kickstarter campaign for the All Over Short. I’ve had my eye on them since after wearing a different short of theirs, The Capital. At that time, I took it all over Washington D.C. exploring the sites and trying to stay one step ahead of the July heatwave. I declared it the best travel shorts at that time, and no others have usurped it since. I’ve kept in touch with the team and in six years, they’ve grown their collection into something mature and refined, but playful and fun at the same time. Designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, I feel like Olivers has one of the more complete one-stop shops for performance everyday clothing, which happens to be perfect for travel as well.
I have to admit, I wasn’t much of a henley guy until this past winter. Personally, I have issues regulating body temperature and comfort exactly and often get hot quickly if I go out in a sweater or jacket but I also have goosebumps when I am out in only a tee. What’s the solution? At least one that still looks great? The Convoy Henly is super soft, slim fitting, and has four buttons which helps you regulate your body temperature. Wear it unbuttoned for a more casual beach vibe or bundled up for a cleaner look.
The price might be a little high for some but I think it’s well worth it for an item that should last years.
- -Excellent cut, fit, and comfortable to wear
- -Nice variety of colors
- -Versatile; works in casual and nicer scenarios
- -Easy to regulate temperature with buttons; can be paired with a warm vest for core warm while keeping arms cool
There are a number of brands that make excellent henleys. Another to consider is the Zaha from Civic . Imagine the soft plush Civic tee I described above but in a long sleeve form. It uses their Mercerized wool which is a treatment to remove the itch from traditional Merino. It’s one of the most comfortable pieces I own and I just love the drape and how it fits. At $125, it should definitely be on your radar.
Best Long Sleeve Travel Crew
Unbound Merino Long Sleeve Crew
Similar to Woolly, Unbound Merino was also founded by three friends. They followed a rock band around the country, and found a passion for living abroad. Constant travel and minimal packing is the perfect use case for Merino and Unbound is perfectly suited to create solutions based on their experience in this arena. If you are looking for a long sleeve crew that is a little more basic and less frills than a henley, this might be the perfect top.
At 190 g/m2, Unbound considers their long sleeve crew ultralight. This is certainly the case and unless you’re in temperate conditions, I’d use this only as a baselayer, with at least something light on top or a vest. The material is ultra soft, maybe among the softest and most comfortable of all base tops I’ve worn but it is certainly light. Holding it up to the light, you can see the silhouette of your hand through one layer.
The construction is no-frills but well done with reinforced stitching at critical areas. It naturally is moisture-wicking, antibacterial and anti-wrinkle. I found the fit to be slim but not limiting and the simple colors, black and navy, make it a no-brainer to pack on a trip.
I found the sleeves to be a bit too narrow but of course, your mileage (and build) my vary. I don’t mind form fitting clothes but, in my case, it took about twenty minutes to get used to.
- -Each product comes with a little booklet with care instruction
- -Super soft and luxurious feeling, 100% Merino
- -Flattering cut
- -Depending on your build, arms may be a bit slim
Wool & Prince also offers a long sleeve crew neck and it works a treat. This is truly a no frills shirt and won’t win any fashion awards but as a baselayer or paired with a vest or sweater, it does quite well. It’s 160gsm Merino with about a quarter nylon blend for an excellent drape and handfeel. I love the deep blue in my navy sample and it’s a staple for me during fall and winter months.
Also Duckworth’s Comet Crew is super solid.
Best Travel Polo
Wool&Prince are no strangers to wool but whereas some companies above are focused on the basics market, Wool&Prince have their sites more upmarket, targeting someone who is regularly dressing up, for work or play, but wants the benefits of technical fabrics. While they are mostly known for their wool dress shirts, the item that find myself always grabbing from my closet, is their polo.
I received a polo in Heather Gray for testing and it’s my go to piece. I know that for some men, polos are relegated to the golf course or seem like a lazy way to look presentable when you were in grade school, but hear me out: I think that anytime you have a collared shirt, you are already showing some amount of effort. And while short sleeves often designate a casual look, having that collar paired with buttons and a clean, modern cut, makes for a convincing outfit for a nice lunch or even an early dinner.
The heather gray color of my sample is so non-polarizing which makes it versatile. I loved the 205 g/m2 weight which is a tad heavier than some baselayers listed above, but gives enough coverage and warmth without being sweater-like. They also designed the collars to stay upright more for a more modern look. The best thing I like about the Wool&Prince polo is they managed to get it as comfortable as a t-shirt but while ticking off some of the formal boxes.
After a couple of wears, the button holes in my shirt are showing wear. This is true of most polos and in this case they do look reinforced. I think that it may be a con of Merino to not be rigid enough to handle repeated stretching that comes with operating buttons.
- -Great construction and comfortable
- -Easy solution to look dressed up without much effort
- -Just the right weight
- -Priced under $100
- -Button holes show wear easily. Be careful when operating
If you are into polos, and want a more slim, perhaps more minimal look, check out what Woolly has to offer . I often wear one in black and I just love it. It’s closer to a t-shirt – a bit slimmer, feels a bit lighter weight, and more form fitting. It’s extremely comfortable and works best untucked and unbuttoned (at least the top one) due to how the collar rests. At just over $50, it’s a downright bargain.
Best Formal Button-Up Travel Shirt
Mizzen+Main is a brand after my own heart. They were started when the founder saw a D.C. staffer run up the hill is a sweaty, wrinkled shirt. So he sought out to combine the advances in athletic wear with custom dress shirts. While we often think of Merino as nature’s super-fabric, there have been many advances in man-made technical fabrics and the Leeward is an example that leverages this.
I received a Hampton (in the Leeward collection) in Blue Check and it is a great all around shirt, but I primarily focused on using it during the summer. It’s constructed of a mix of 85% polyester and 15% spandex. You may have seen similar compositions before, especially in travel pants. The advantages are clear – four-way stretch, moisture-wicking, machine washable, and anti-wrinkle.
Whenever I find a company that is making dress clothes with technical fabrics, I am usually weary that they are an athletic company trying to break into fashion. It’s never a good look. What I like about Mizzen+Main is they are a dress-shirt maker first, and they were able to apply that knowledge and construction using non-traditional fabrics. They added features that you’d find in traditional dress shirt makers like darts for a slimmer fit, contrast stitching button holes, optional magnetic collar stays, and a spread collar.
At first, polyester dress shirts always take some time getting used to, especially if you’ve gone all your life wearing traditional materials. I also wish they included metal collar stays.
- -Beautifully tailored modern dress shirts with great features
- -Three different fits available means there’s probably something that works for everyone
- -Plenty of pattern choices
- -Fairly priced for a shirt that is no hassle and so versatile (does great in wet weather, stretch for comfort, washes easily and doesn’t wrinkle)
- -Plastic collar stays
- -Polyester may not be for everyone
I only brought one dress shirt with me on my honeymoon and it was from Wool&Prince . Their button-downs are 100% Merino but look and feel just a tailored shirt. If you have any experience with Merino, you know there are limitations of how you can cut and sew it but somehow Wool&Prince cracked the code. Their shirts are super comfortable, are offered in over a dozen styles and prints, and three fits. I went with the regular but I think I’ll try slim next time for a more modern look.
Ministry of Supply also has a number of shirts on offer, but I am really drawn towards their Apollo 3 Dress Shirt . It was one of their first offerings and it takes its name from the fact that it’s made of the same material that NASA invented to keep astronaut body temperatures regulated. It’s reportedly 19x more breathable than comparable cotton shirts. And last, but not least, how can we forget about Bluffworks? I have their first Meridian Dress shirt in blue check and I’ve worn it to many a meeting and, of course, on trips. The 2% spandex added helps with stretch and it maintains all the key features you want: quick drying, doesn’t wrinkle, cool in all temps, and antimicrobial.
Best Casual Button-Up Travel Shirt
CIVIC The Jack
Purposely or not, performance clothing companies tend to slot themselves into certain categories. You have Mizzen+Main which prefers to use polyester and spandex paired with traditional shirtmaking to up the performance while giving wearers the same good looks they expect. And you have some other companies that focus on the basics of a wardrobe (simple tees, henleys, boxers, maybe a polo). CIVIC is one of my favorite companies because they lie somewhere in between. Merino wool is their weapon of choice but they have some great design chops as well; not surprising given their heritage from Taylor Stitch.
The Jack has become one of my favorite pieces to pack on a trip. In fact, I did just that when I visited some friends in Portland a few weeks ago. It uses their blend of 70% Merino and 30% Sorona, a plant-based fiber which gives increased strength and movement. The result is a perfectly balanced 220 gsm that provides both warmth and structure. It’s difficult to make certain types of clothing out of 100% wool. It’s a naturally soft material so you cannot get that crisp look that people expect from certain items (like dress shirts). The buttons are high quality and the construction is great.
First and foremost, I love the fit of The Jack. I think the chest, shoulders, and waist are perfect. It’s a slim fit which is usually flattering, but not too tight as to restrict movement. It looks great tucked or not, so it’s perfect for many different occasions. I paired it with a jacket for a meal at an upscale sushi restaurant and it definitely filled the role.
On me, the arms are a little long and this picture exaggerates it a bit. In practice, I don’t feel the bagginess at all but as always, your mileage may vary.
- -Perfect construction; great trim fit.
- -Blend of Merino and Sorona is just right to give softness while maintaining some crispiness you expect from a dress shirt
- -Great everyday shirt
- -Arms may be a bit baggy
If you are traveling for business, especially in less secure areas of the world, check out the Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof Business Travel Shirt . While being a mouthful to say, it’s a shirt built from the ground up with travel and security in mind. It features UPF 30+ sun protection, quick dry for easy travel laundry, and a combination of hidden and secure pockets so you can rest assured you’ll be able to access your passport or emergency cash if you do get targeted. The look is a little less fashion forward compared to The Jack, but the cut and materials are more suited for warmer weather (even tropical) while looking perfectly passable for business casual.
Best Travel Blazer or Travel Jacket
Ministry of Supply Kinetic Blazer
Ministry of Supply is a company that is rooted in Boston and got its start on Kickstarter. After numerous successful campaigns, they now operate multiple stores, as well as a modern online presence. Aman and his team really fancy themselves clothing scientists, studying pressure, doing temperature scans, poring over stretch details and surveying users. I view them as the Tesla of the clothing world, up there with brands like Nike and Lululemon which operate performance labs, except they may be the only ones doing it for the performance fashion sector and not sports.
My Kinetic Blazer is a beautiful navy and the texture reminds me a bit of an old jacket a professor or your father might have worn. It’s made with a Japanese warp-knit Kinetic fabric which gives it four-way stretch, great wrinkle resistance, and quick-dry features. What I like most though is it looks and performs just like a regular blazer and fits like a glove.
It’s not the cheapest jacket, weighing in at just over $300 but I think it’s worth it. It is a more considered blazer than one you’d find off the rack with performance features built in.
- -Japanese Kinetic fabric has four way stretch, dries quickly, and is less likely to be wrinkled when you arrive to your destination
- -Comfortable and fits well; pairs with any dress shirt and slacks
- -Fabric has a great feel and looks different depending on lighting
When I think of performance travel blazer, the first thing that comes to mind is the Bluffworks Gramercy Blazer . I met Stefan at OR a few years after I had already been testing his clothing; first with his pants then later shirt and blazer. It has been amazing to see a small company tackle one item at a time and work with factories and fabric companies to get it just right. The Gramercy Blazer uses 100% polyester that is engineered for stretch, breatheability, machine-washable, and most importantly, looks great. I’ve seen plenty of polyester clothing but when you feel the Gramercy Blazer, you’d swear it’s a natural material. Besides the performance features, Bluffworks knocks it out of the park by adding in 10 pockets (many hidden) to make the jacket a perfect travel companion.
Best Travel Jacket For Wet Weather
Clothing Arts Cubed Travel Jacket
I’ve gotten to know Adam from Clothing Arts and through our months of communicating, you can tell that he is one passionate traveler and maker. Like others on this list, he found a need and a market that was not being addressed and he started Clothing Arts to tackle the problem of how to travel safely, anywhere in the world. Their clothing has stopped over 70 pickpocket attempts worldwide, with more stories coming in all the time.
The first Clothing Arts sample I was sent was the big daddy, their flagship, the Cubed Travel Jacket. This thing is a beast, featuring an eVent DVStorm Membrane, innovative pocketing, and 4 season versatility. The jacket is waterproof and windproof while maintaining breathability. It weighs 1lb 11 oz so it’s not exactly lightweight but you get loads of performance in return. Luckily, it folds down quite nicely and can easily be stowed in a packing cube.
Depending on your torso height, when it’s fully zipped, the jacket can encroach on the neck and lower half of your face. This is not unlike other shells but I found the upper part of the jacket/hood to be somewhat stiff and I didn’t like having it fully zipped at all times. This is rarely an issue since the hood is so easily removed and you’ll most often be wearing it unattached.
- -Top in class rain and wind protection from eVent DVStorm fabric
- -Quick-attach hood system
- -Multiple security pockets
- -Cinch pulls, waterproof zippers, velcro closures – all make for great protection against the elements
- -Neck and hood area stiff and can get uncomfortable if fully zipped
On the surface, this is a purely technical jacket. It uses eVent which is a high performing wind and water resistant fabric. If you’re just looking for a shell, you have a lot of choices including offerings from Patagonia and Arcteryx, they’re classic and awesome. The difference is Clothing Arts is a travel and security focused company so they put in a bunch of security and hidden pockets. If that’s not vital to you then any good technical shell would work great for travel.
I tested over a dozen tees, henleys, button-downs, and jackets to find what would work best for traveling. We are big proponents of packing not just minimally but intelligently and the only way to do that effectively is to ask more from our clothing. Companies like Western Rise , Civic, Wool&Prince , etc are taking modern fabrics and pairing it with research and adding in clever features, to make clothing that looks great and performs even better. I don’t expect you to mimic my choices exactly here. Instead, I hope that by giving you information about the brands and products, you can start thinking about what features you need and want in travel shirts and this article can serve as a guide to help you when you’re packing for your next trip.
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Shirts. Just how do you wade into the tsunami of options to pick out the absolute best travel shirts on the market?
Do you look for brand popularity? Couldn’t hurt. What about quality materials? Most definitely. How about intended uses? Certainly.
In fact, you should look at all these points and more. But don’t worry, I’ve done the nitty-gritty research for you. And I’ve emerged with the best travel shirts for both men and women.
All you have to do is sit back and absorb everything you need to know before purchasing travel clothes for your next adventure.
- Best Travel T-Shirt: Ably’s Bradley and Daffodil
- Most Versatile Travel Shirt: Bluffworks Threshold
- Best Merino Travel T-Shirt: Ibex Merino Tencel Short Sleeve Tee
- Best Travel T-Shirt for Hiking: Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt
- Best Travel T-Shirt for Women: Eddie Bauer Favorite V-Neck
- Best Long Sleeve Travel Shirt: Unbound Merino Wool Long Sleeve Crew Neck
- Best Long-Sleeved Travel Shirt for Women: Icebreaker Bodyfitzone 150 Zone Half Zip
- Best Travel Button Down Shirt: Bluffworks Meridian 2.0
- Best Travel Henley: Olivers Convoy Henley
- Best Travel Polo Shirt: Icebreaker Merino Tech Lite II Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
- Best Travel Hoodie: Unbound Merino Compact Travel Hoodie
- Best Travel Tank Top: Icebreaker City Label Cool-Lite™ Merino Vest Top
Ably's Bradley and Daffodil
- Filium coating
- Cotton, but liquid-repellent
- Quick-dry T-shirt
- UPF 50 protection
- Gold and silver nanoparticle embedded material for odor-resistance
Ibex Merino Tencel Short Sleeve Tee
- Very durable merino blend with nylon
Patagonia Capilene® Cool Trail Shirt
- Made completely from recycled materials
- Lots of odor control
- More affordable than most
- Great for everything from hiking to city travel
Eddie Bauer Favorite V-Neck
- Budget-friendly T-shirt
- Minimal piling
- Odor resistant
- Merino wool material
- Moisture wicking
Icebreaker Bodyfitzone 150 Zone Half Zip
- Thumbholes for added comfort
- Very durable
Bluffworks Meridian 2.0
- Classic or slim fit options
- Machine washable
Olivers Convoy Henley
Icebreaker Merino Tech Lite II Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
Unbound Merino Compact Hoodie
Icebreaker City Label Cool-Lite™ Merino Vest Top
- Merino-Tencel blend for excellent durability
The backbone of any travel clothing ensemble is undoubtedly the T-shirt.
Low-key, low-maintenance and low-profile, the T-shirt is perfect for transiting busy airports, stepping out of the hotel to poke around a new city or just squeezing in a workout. The trick, however, is finding a T-shirt that can accomplish all of this, and not stink or look like a cow’s been chewing on it.
I’ve, therefore, picked out several of the best t-shirts for travel to cover everything from comfort to near indestructibility.
1. Ably’s Bradley and Daffodil : Best Travel T-Shirt Overall
The Filium shirt treatment employed by Ably easily makes their product earn the title of one of the best travel shirts on the market. Liquid-repellent and quick-drying, these cotton shirts are absolutely perfect for wearing on back-to-back-to-back days and still looking fresh.
And, as an added bonus: Ably produces this almost odor-free T-shirt in both men’s ( the Bradley ) and women’s ( the Daffodil ). Just be aware that this T-shirt for travel comes at a price. And it’s also susceptible to shrinkage (remember it’s still a cotton shirt!).
- Odor-resistant, so you can wear for long periods of time
- Susceptible to shrinkage if dried too long
- Moderately expensive
2. Bluffworks Threshold : Most Versatile Travel Shirt
Instead of relying on a material’s natural anti-microbial properties, such as merino, or secondary treatments for odor control, Bluffworks adopts the unique approach of embedded gold and silver nanoparticles. Recall that Bluffworks is always pushing for the very best in durability and style, and that’s exactly what they deliver here.
These gold and silver particles keep bacteria and odors at bay with ease. And they keep the Bluffworks Threshold smelling great after traveling, sleeping and also even exercising. Add UPF 50 protection and wrinkle-resistance, and you have what can definitely be one of the best travel T-shirts for both men and women . It’s certainly one to add to your packing list.
Remember, however, that these features come with a price tag, making this shirt fairly expensive, compared to an ordinary T-shirt.
- UPF 50+ sun protection
- Expensive compared to a regular cotton tee
3. Ibex Merino Tencel Short Sleeve Tee : Best Merino Travel T-Shirt
If sweaters, hoodies and long sleeves can all benefit from merino, then why can’t T-shirts? At least that’s what Ibex thought when they produced the Merino Tencel Short Sleeve Tee . This company has stylish longevity at the forefront of their line as they continuously produce high-quality men’s travel shirts and apparel to last for the long run.
The ultra-fine combo of merino wool and nylon accomplishes this goal by creating excellent temperature regulation and anti-microbial properties with extreme durability. So this produces a luxuriously soft T-shirt that will smell great and also hold up in the face of every travel escapade ever. The greatest drawback for me, however, is justifying paying $85+ on a T-shirt. But for this powerhouse combination, it may well be worth it for you. There’s a women’s version as well.
- Very expensive compared to other shirts on this list
4. Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt : Best Travel T-Shirt for Hiking
The best travel shirt in tee form doesn’t need to break the bank—and the Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt (also available for women ) is a perfect example of a functional yet affordable shirt. It’s made of a quick-to-wick 100% recycled polyester spun jersey blend that will keep you comfortable hiking a trail or around a new city.
It’s durable enough to be your sidekick for any and all of your travels, and it holds up to multiple washing cycles very well.
Fortunately, you won’t even need to wash it too often, as this shirt also has lots of odor control. You’ll have a solid unisex T-shirt for all your adventures—and since it’s made from recycled materials, you’ll be doing your part to help the environment!
- Less expensive than others on this list
- Comes in a wide array of colors
- Made from 100% recycled polyester
- The sizes seem to run smaller than normal—if you’re a size small, you should probably get a medium
5. Eddie Bauer Favorite V-Neck : Best Travel T-Shirt for Women
For an inexpensive travel V-neck , Eddie Bauer puts forth their “favorite” T-shirt. Eddie Bauer has been equipping mountaineers and explorers for many years, and they bring that experience to all their clothes. Think: excellent quality along with a policy of standing behind everything they produce.
The cotton-polyester blend here follows this trend and makes for a comfortably soft fit, while the polishing helps prevent any annoying piling. This material, however, lacks any temperature regulation or anti-bacterial properties. So be prepared to wash it while traveling.
All this comes in at a very reasonable price that makes it an ideal addition to any informal travel wardrobe.
- Minimal pilling
- Not odor-resistant
- No temperature regulation
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6. Unbound Merino Wool Long Sleeve Crew Neck : Best Long Sleeve Travel Shirt
Every traveler worth their salt needs a reliable and stylish long-sleeve shirt. This should be your go-to option for a day in the city or for an evening out. It can also act as a layer when the temperatures begin to drop.
Unbound is one of the best travel clothing brands and they put their proven quality and merino prowess to work to provide that exact go-to shirt in their long sleeve merino crew . I rank it among the best men’s wrinkle-free travel shirts – an important feature when you’re living out of a backpack.
This shirt embodies each and every one of the benefits of coveted merino wool—cool and moisture-wicking in warm weather, and temperature-insulating on cooler days. The wool is, furthermore, naturally anti-bacterial. Therefore it’s anti-odor, so you can wear it time and time again without washing.
But the time for washing will eventually come and, when it does, you may find merino wool to be a little more particular than your average T-shirt. While it can be machine washed, line drying is highly recommended to prevent shrinkage and premature wear. Unbound provides several very handy, but potentially headache-inducing, guidelines to keep this wool shirt in peak health.
While all the benefits of Merino make this shirt functionally perfect for nearly every traveling situation, the uncomplicated but stylish design by Unbound is the icing on the cake. Available in solid navy blue or black, this shirt will look perfectly comfortable as a layer on a skiing trip or as a standalone in a cafe or restaurant.
I, therefore, wholeheartedly recommend the merino crew from Unbound as one of the best travel shirts for men. Certainly the finest option with long sleeves. Stay warm when needed, cool when needed and classy always.
- Extra maintenance required
- Only two colors
Unbound Merino Specs:
7. Icebreaker Bodyfitzone 150 Zone Half Zip : Best Long-Sleeved Travel Shirt for Women
Finding a reliable long-sleeve that can function as a layer, a standalone top for around town and an exercise shirt is no small task. Especially when you need to find the perfect travel shirt to last for as long as possible.
The Bodyfitzone 150 by Icebreaker , however, perfectly fills this niche. And it can easily become your favorite traveling top for any situation.
This incredibly comfortable merino top will keep smelling great through every aspect of your trip, while the nylon blend seriously increases the durability for absolute longevity. And the added thumbholes and inherent temperature regulation further add to the comfort.
Plus, the straight-black coloring and sleek design offer near-limitless versatility. Wear it for a run, a day out, during airplane travel or as a warm base, and look good in every situation.
Recall, however, that merino abhors dryers, and so line drying is the way to go. Furthermore, several users report that the shirt may feel itchy upon purchase. But a single wash usually clears this up without any further issues.
Icebreaker has been cranking out high-quality merino products for several years now. And this long-sleeve top for women certainly lives up to their reputation. All the benefits of merino, the durability of nylon, a sleek design and, of course, thumbholes all come together to make this long-sleeve the best travel shirt for women travelers.
- Extra merino care
- Can be itchy upon purchase
Icebreaker Bodyfitzone 150 Zone Half Zip Specs:
8. Bluffworks Meridian 2.0 : Best Travel Button Down Shirt
Looking to make an impression while on the road? Perhaps you’re headed to a high-stakes business meeting. Or maybe it’s a romantic evening out in a new city. It certainly pays to look your best while traveling. And the Meridian Dress Shirt 2.0 easily accomplishes this goal to the point that others will be thinking: “I wonder if his tailor travels with him.”
Bluffworks has invested an enormous amount of time and energy into developing a unique clothing line that lasts. And also a line that looks great. This shirt promises just that, making it the best travel dress shirt on the market.
The Meridian Dress Shirt 2.0 is entirely wrinkle-free. For example, pull it from your suitcase after a flight, and you’ll be good to go.
Plus, there’s no sense in smelling like a rumpled and rugged traveler. The Meridian, again, hurdles this obstacle with an anti-microbial treatment that keeps you smelling fresh for days. And the polyester material is perfect for keeping you cool in all conditions. But remember that it doesn’t offer much insulation.
That all said, when it’s time for a wash, the Meridian is also refreshingly straightforward. This shirt is 100 percent machine washable, and you can simply tumble dry it or throw it up on a line.
However, for all its benefits, I’ve found that the Meridian does have one chink in its armor. The button spacing seems to be ever-so-slightly large. Meaning that, when sitting down, the gaps between the buttons can open up to reveal your undershirt (or lack thereof).
- Wide button spacing
Bluffworks Meridian 2.0 Specs:
9. Olivers Convoy Henley : Best Travel Henley
The Henley adds a few degrees of style to the standard long-sleeve shirt with the addition of a three-button collarless placket. But now consider the travel Henley, Oliver’s 100 percent merino wool variant that is anti-odor, water-repellent, lightweight and always ready for the road.
Olivers provides a refreshingly large color selection, so you can pick what matches your vibe. And the straightforward solid color also creates a subtly pleasing style that is just as versatile as your travels. Airports, dinners, beach trips, workouts and everything in between—your Convoy Henley won’t even break a sweat, literally.
The 100 percent merino wool construction will remain cool in warm conditions, and while wicking moisture away from your body. But, when the thermometer takes a dive, the wool will also provide excellent insulation. Add its natural odor protection and Olivers’ added water-resistance, and you have a shirt that will keep up on all of your travel escapades.
The fit, however, can be a bit of an acquired taste. Olivers has opted for a very athletic fit. Meaning you casual wearers out there can expect a much tighter fit and significantly narrower sleeves. So, if this worries you, be sure to pick one size larger than usual.
What merino gives us travelers in temperature and odor protection, however, it takes back in maintenance. Be sure to read up on how to best protect your wool shirt, and do your best to make it last. Additionally, this shirt must always dry on the line or lying flat, which can be a bit of a drag to you quick-moving travelers.
Nevertheless, the mountain of benefits of merino wool far outweighs the additional maintenance. It’s, therefore, easily the best travel shirt for Henley lovers to add to their packing list.
- Athletic cut, especially in narrow sleeves
Olivers Convoy Henley Specs:
10. Icebreaker Merino Tech Lite II Short Sleeve Polo Shirt : Best Travel Polo Shirt
Whether it’s salsa night in your new city or you’re simply a polo aficionado, the Icebreaker Merino Tech Lite II Short Sleeve Polo Shirt is the best travel shirt for those looking for a classy collar. Combining all the benefits of merino wool with a stretchy nylon results in a stylish platform that hides a plethora of travel-friendly perks.
So let’s start with the style. First, Icebreaker presents a simple solid color pattern in two darker colors that look good in almost every circumstance. So from your travel day at the airport to an evening out with new friends, this polo shirt easily projects tastefulness without straying into the realm of preppy.
But, also, within this fashionable men’s shirt hides merino wool superpowers. So enjoy the benefits of your shirt being naturally odor-resistant, temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking, all of which are pivotal for the best travel shirt. Remember, however, that merino requires extra Tender Loving Care (TLC), and it cannot be tossed in a dryer.
In fact, while we’re discussing the downsides, beware that many consumers have reported that the chest region of this polo often fits snugly, bordering on tight. Apart from the tight feeling, this also leads to a lot of chest for all to see if you leave it unbuttoned. Consider sizing up if you prefer a more casual fit.
For combining fancy and function, gentlemen, you can’t go wrong with this polo from Icebreaker. The design and style will keep you looking good for every aspect of your trip. And the merino material will constantly fend off smells and uncomfortable temperatures. So that’s definitely a win-win that makes this the best travel shirt for men who love a good polo.
- Tight fit in chest and arms
- Merino requires extra maintenance
Icebreaker Tech Lite Specs:
11. Unbound Merino Compact Travel Hoodie : Best Travel Hoodie
Enter: all the benefits of merino, with tons of extra perks (like being wrinkle-resistant), spun into an incredibly soft and compact hoodie that will keep you comfortable wherever your travels take you. I believe Unbound Merino has definitely hit a bullseye with this product. And it easily earns the title of one of the best traveling shirts.
Unbound Merino has targeted extreme adventurers for years with their line of comfortable yet durable merino wool products. And this particular hoodie embodies everything I love about their line.
The 97 percent merino wool will keep nasty odors at bay, even after days and days of wear. And, meanwhile, it will regulate your temperature in both warm and cool situations. Unbound Merino threw in 3% elastane, which seriously ups the durability of this garment, and it makes it ready to tackle everything from the trails to the trams.
Plus, this shirt is light and breathable, and fast-drying to boot—it’s absolutely perfect for backpack-toting travelers who may need to wash their clothes by hand. As always, keep in mind that merino needs a little extra love where maintenance is concerned. This is, furthermore, a very thin and lightweight travel shirt that, while perfect for traveling, may be prone to snags or tears.
Travelers looking for the perfect blend of comfort and durability, therefore, can’t go wrong with the Unbound Merino Compact Travel Hoodie .
- Light and breathable, and quick-drying
- Very thin material, may be prone to snags
Unbound Merino Compact Travel Hoodie Specs:
12. Icebreaker City Label Cool-Lite™ Merino Vest Top : Best Travel Tank Top
I spent a great deal of time searching around for the very best shirts for travel in each category, and Icebreaker simply kept appearing. They once again make my list, therefore, with their Icebreaker City Label Cool-Lite™ Merino Vest Top that, again, ushers in an unbeatable merino-Tencel blend.
The merino easily handles the odor and comfort aspect to this travel tank, while the Tencel, in turn, shores up the durability and moisture-wicking/quick-drying aspects. Together, they make this stylish tank top ready to take on the world, from exploring an outdoor market to enjoying a nice meal to completing the best hike of your life.
The relaxed draping fit will also be comfortable for any and all parts of your adventure. Wear this under a blazer or cardigan, and you’ve got something slightly more formal. But take note here that the draping fit may not be for everyone. Those of you who prefer a more sporty athletic fit may want to consider moving one size lower. But this is seriously small potatoes for such an awesome shirt.
For serious traveling in hot climates, this tank is certainly one of the best travel shirts you can invest in. Smell fresh wear after wear, look great wherever you go, enjoy merino’s endless comfort and get a traveling tank that will last your entire trip. In short, you can’t get any better than that.
- Cannot tumble dry
- Drapes for a loose and relaxed fit. Drop down a size for tight athletic fit.
Icebreaker City Label Cool-Lite™ Merino Vest Top Specs:
What Makes the Best Travel Shirt?
You may look at your closet and see plenty of shirts that you could pack, but would they really stand up to the rigors of travel and earn the title of travel shirt? Probably not. Travel shirts are a special breed that are specifically designed for all the hardship, odors and harsh weather conditions on your radar.
These special design points generally focus on materials, additional treatments and simply high-quality craftsmanship that all work together to make the best travel shirt last as long as your travels do. And always look good while doing it.
So, now that you know exactly what to look for in this essential piece of travel gear, these three points are key.
Arguably the most important aspect of the best travel shirts is its material. Cheap or weak material is much more likely to prematurely fray and fail mid-trip. So this leads to an unscheduled and unanticipated shopping stop to replenish your travel wardrobe.
I, therefore, cannot overstate the importance of finding travel clothes that will complement, and not hinder, your travels. My best advice is to look for merino wool or an alternative.
- Merino: Merino wool is incredibly soft and feels great. And, more practically, it’s naturally anti-bacterial, which means that it’s anti-odor. It’s also temperature regulating. That said, it does need some more care, as it cannot be tossed in the dryer. And there are also certain chemical deodorants that some manufacturers say to steer clear of.
- Synthetic Alternatives: Polyester, a manufactured synthetic material, is breathable and moisture wicking, but lacks insulation. Tencel is also employed as a more durable and quick-drying option to merino wool, and is often blended with wool to get the best of both worlds. Lastly, lyocell is a natural man-made fiber that is often deployed for its excellent moisture management and anti-microbial properties.
As an extra layer of awesomeness, you will often see many manufacturers adding their own material treatments to further bolster a travel shirt’s robustness.
Treatment for Travel
The raw materials that make up the best travel shirts typically benefit from an additional chemical treatment in the form of water-repellency, anti-microbial shields or UPF protection . For most travelers, these can be absolute gold.
Fend off the rain or drink spill, both of which are unfortunate inevitabilities. Or keep those smelly bacteria at bay for more uses between washes. Some of the best outdoor clothing brands even have their own special formulations to boost their shirts to the heavyweight level, as Ably’s Filium accomplishes.
Filium launches what would simply be an average cotton shirt to the traveling level with a three-part combination knockout. It’s stain-resistant thanks to liquid repellency, odor-resistant thanks to anti-microbial properties, and quick drying. These three items are just what I love in a good travel shirt, and that’s why you’ll see Ably amongst my top T-shirt picks.
Therefore, run an eye over a potential shirt’s specifications, and pay special attention to any treatments that may be the thin line between a throwaway gym rag and the best shirt of your life.
Excellence for Every Escapade
The last item to consider when purchasing the best travel shirts, as with all travel gear, is quality. Poorly constructed shirts will simply not hold up to the rigors of travel.
Look for products from established and reputable manufacturers. Preferably those in the outdoor adventure or sport fields. They will know how to make shirts that last. This quality will, unfortunately, come with a price tag. But investing in a shirt that will last, look good for most occasions and resist stains and odors is well worth spending a little extra on in my opinion.
Off to trek the Salkantay trail or headed to the cold Bolivian salt flats? Whatever the case, these travel shirts will make sure of no wardrobe malfunctions. From long to short, hooded to collared, buttoned to casual, this list has you covered.
You have everything you need to know about purchasing your best shirt for travel ever at your fingertips. So go forth, get your shirt, and keep on exploring the world.
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The 16 Best T-shirts for Men of 2023
Travel in style with T-shirts from brands like Hanes, Mack Weldon, and Ibex.
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Travel + Leisure / David Hattan
T-shirts never go out of style. Versatile and comfortable for city exploring or hiking, T-shirts are perfect for travel – as long as the fit is right.
We looked beyond traditional brands for travel shirts that look great day and night, use durable and ideally sustainable materials, and can keep men fresh whether they’re chilling poolside or navigating Marrakech's Medina. Overall, the Ibex 24-Hour Short Sleeve Crew came out on top thanks to its Merino wool material – a miracle fabric when it comes to travel. Read on for more options from brands like Ten Thousand, Mack Weldon, Vuori, and Hanes.
Ibex 24-hour short sleeve crew.
This shirt is extremely versatile and comfortable.
The shirt is on the pricey end since it’s made from merino wool.
What if we told you there’s a material that will keep you warm when it’s cold out, cool when it’s hot, wicks away moisture and is anti-odor, dries super quickly and feels amazing on your skin? Well, the material is called merino wool and there’s nothing better for traveling.
Made from 100 percent wool from merino sheep, this Ibex shirt is comfortable to wear all day long and comes in five attractive colors. Wear this tee on your next flight, walking around all day, and even for workouts or hikes.
Another benefit to this Ibex shirt is that Merino wool biodegrades after a year in a landfill, which is much better for the environment than a material like elastane which takes up to 200 years to decompose.
Price at time of publish: $88
The Details: S to XXL | Merino wool
Ten thousand versatile shirt.
This shirt is tough yet lightweight.
It only comes in basic shades.
You’ve got to respect Ten Thousand’s commitment to its products. For the New York-based company’s Versatile Shirt, hundreds of hours of research were conducted including 2,000 fit-focused field tests to develop the ideal workout shirt – and we have to say, it was time well spent. The Versatile Shirt fits snugly, but not too tight, it’s anti-odor, and it won’t rip if you happen to get caught on a branch while out hiking.
The Versatile Shirt is also available in short- and long-sleeve options as well as in a tank top.
Price at time of publish: $58
The Details: XS to XXL | 84 percent polyester, 16 percent spandex
Hanes unisex t-shirt.
The price is right for this classic tee.
It’s not as fitted as other T-shirts on our list.
Buying a good-quality T-shirt doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. This classic tee from a brand that has been around for nearly half a century is still a great buy thanks to its use of long-lasting heavyweight cotton. With 30 colors, you have plenty of options to show off your personality, and at this price, it’s hard to argue against having one in your suitcase.
Price at time of publish: $12
The Details: S to 6XL | Cotton
Handvaerk crew neck.
This shirt is the definition of hygge.
It only comes in a few basic colors.
Sure you can spend two or three hundred bucks on a T-shirt if you want to splurge, but you can get this top-quality, soft-as-butter shirt from Handvaerk for much less. The New York City brand from a husband and wife duo uses premium lightweight jersey fabric and top-quality Pima cotton to make their shirts so soft. They’re eco-conscious, too, using local manufacturers in Peru that adhere to carbon-neutral energy practices.
Available in seven colors, these shirts may instantly make you look like the smartest person in the room.
Price at time of publish: $95
The Details: S to XXL | Peruvian Pima cotton
Everybody boxier tubular trash tee.
This shirt takes eco-conscious to another level without being too pricey.
The fit is boxy.
Los Angeles-based brand Everybody isn’t satisfied just using recycled cotton to consider itself sustainable. The clothing brand goes above and beyond to reduce its impact on the planet and the workers that produce its products. For the Everybody Boxier Tubular Trash Tee, each shirt is made with waste cotton reclaimed in North America and is knit, sewn, and finished in LA. The shirts are also biodegradable and use less water, fabric, and sewing labor than other shirts out there.
As for the boxy fit, it’s different – no doubt about that. But you’re sure to stand out, and it certainly fits with the 90s and early-2000s trends that are coming back in full force.
Price at time of publish: $35
The Details: XS to XL | Cotton
Alex crane men's sun tee.
This shirt’s vibe fits in anywhere.
Linen can wrinkle easily when packed.
There’s something about the feeling of linen on your skin that calls for sun-soaked travel. This shirt from American clothing brand Alex Crane is not just linen – it’s made from super-soft French linen grown in Guimarães, Portugal, a UNESCO heritage site that has been making linen for two centuries. Besides being light and breezy, linen is antimicrobial, so you’ll stay fresh, and it comes in 13 different colors to choose from.
Price at time of publish: $65
The Details: XS to XX | French linen
True classic crew neck.
The fit is flattering on most guys.
Tight-fitting shoulders could make you sweatier in the armpits than looser shirts would.
Whether you’re into baggy or tight shirts, every man wants a shirt that fits them well. True Classic has made fitted shirts the lynchpin of its brand and the results are impressive. The company’s Crew Neck fits snuggly across the chest, shoulders, and biceps before falling down to the waist. The fabric is also super soft.
With 20 colors and sizes up to 3XL, you’re bound to find something that fits your style and body type. Multi-packs, V-necks, button-downs, polos, and T-shirts with pockets are also available on the site.
Price at time of publish: $25
The Details: S to 3XL | 60 percent cotton and 40 percent polyester jersey
Mack weldon pima v-neck.
It’s a classic tee with a clean look.
This shirt is tight and slim fitting which might not be to everyone’s tastes.
Don’t overlook this V-neck from Mack Weldon for your next trip. Soft and clean with a slim fit, it can be a good option for a night out or business trip, especially when worn under a blazer. It works under a zip-up hoodie, too, and on its own with more than 10 color options to choose from.
As for the material, it’s Pima cotton from Peru, which is considered some of the best cotton on the market for its silky-smooth fibers.
Price at time of publish: $38
Vacay Swimwear Terry Polo
This is a unique take on a traditional polo shirt.
There are few color options.
Made with travelers in mind, this terry polo from Vacay Swimwear has a unique vintage travel vibe and it never wrinkles. With its buttonless open V-neck, it’s more relaxed than other polos and the seam on the back accentuates the shoulders. The material is 100 percent cotton and it’s available in unique colors like chocolate and creamsicle orange.
Pair it with a matching pair of Terry shorts and you have a sublime resort outfit set.
The Details: S to XXL | Cotton
Vuori strato tech tee.
This shirt is silky soft and can be worn all day long.
Muscular guys may have to size up, as the shoulders can fit tight.
Vuori’s Strato Tech Tee isn’t just a workout shirt. It has four-way stretch, anti-odor, and moisture-wicking capabilities so you’ll stay fresh on your hikes or workouts. It’ll also block the sun with UPF30+ protection. But what really stands out about this tee is that you can easily throw it on over a pair of jeans and instantly look put-together.
Price at time of publish: $54
The Details: S to XXL | 96 percent polyester, 4 percent elastane
Keeprwear Organic Cotton T-Shirt
It’s buttery soft and accentuates your chest.
The scoop collar might not be to everyone’s liking.
You don’t need to be a buff surfer to wear a scoop-neck T-shirt. This Keeprwear Carbon Tee has a relaxed fit that feels beachy, but could easily be worn to dinner or the club. The triangle cut at the bottom adds to the style, plus it’s extremely soft.
If you want to spice things up even more, try this black vintage stone-washed style , too.
Price at time of publish: $60
The Details: XS to XL | Organic cotton
Best with Pocket
Alex mill vintage wash pocket tee.
We’re obsessed with the vintage wash look.
The fit is relaxed.
Wash is back, and this shirt from Alex Mill will have you rocking the trend in style. With a slim yet relaxed fit, it accentuates the shoulders, and the chest pocket adds to the overall look.
Made with 60 percent recycled cotton, the brand owned by the son of J. Crew is making an effort with sustainability while using premium materials.
Price at time of publish: $75
The Details: XS to XXL | 60 percent recycled cotton, 40 percent cotton
Duvin tropical floral buttonup.
Not only are these shirts fun, they’re also super soft.
The production of rayon is often criticized as being bad for the environment.
If you want to turn heads wherever you go, consider this shirt for your next tropical vacation. Covered in flowers and with palm trees and flamingos printed on the back, you’re guaranteed to make a statement with this shirt, especially if you pair it with matching swim shorts . Duvin makes its button-ups with rayon, which is unbelievably soft and silky to the touch.
Price at time of publish: $63
The Details: S to L | Rayon
Rhone reign short sleeve.
This is a workout shirt you can wear all day.
The diagonal seam on the front shoulder makes the shirt look distinctly athletic.
Extremely comfortable, this workout shirt from Rhone is stretchy enough to allow for full movement and features GoldFusion technology, meaning it’s moisture-wicking, anti-odor, and quick-drying. With so many colors, you can easily wear this throughout the day on your travels, not just as a workout shirt, and you’ll be protected from the sun with its impressive UPF50+ rating.
Price at time of publish: $68
The Details: S to XXL | Nylon, polyester, elastane
Best Graphic Tee
Patagonia men's p-6 mission organic t-shirt.
This shirt is as eco-conscious as the message on the back.
Patagonia has other options if you’d prefer a different graphic.
Patagonia is known for its high-quality products and its commitment to the environment. If you’re environmentally conscious and want to spread the word, this graphic tee is perfect for you.
Patagonia’s products are built to last and this T-shirt is no different. Made with fair-trade organic cotton grown in Texas, it’s premium quality (only 1 percent of cotton in the world is organic) and very soft.
Price at time of publish: $45
The Details: XS to 3XL | Cotton jersey
Everlane premium-weight relaxed crew.
This is a high-quality shirt with a funky style.
The heavyweight fabric might be too warm for hotter climates.
If you’re sick of fast-fashion T-shirts made with thin materials you need to toss after a year or two, this shirt from Everlane is a refreshing change. Made with heavyweight cotton, it’s thick and long-lasting while looking really stylish – the oversized look is very on-trend. We love that a shirt of this quality is also affordable, which makes it accessible for any budget.
The Details: XS to XXL | Cotton
Tips for Buying Men's T-Shirts
One of the biggest differences between traveling and staying at home is that you have fewer clothing options. That means what you pack must be versatile, especially if you only bring a carry-on.
For T-shirts, look for something you can wear for multiple occasions, i.e. walking around the city and hiking, chilling poolside, and going out to dinner.
Know how you want it to fit
Do you prefer a slim, tight-fitting shirt or something more baggy and relaxed? Knowing how you want your T-shirt to fit is important when choosing a shirt you’ll get the most mileage out of.
For most men, a T-shirt shouldn’t be skin-tight – you should have some room to breathe. That said, a shirt that’s tighter on the chest, shoulders, and upper arms can accentuate a man’s upper body. As for the sleeves, they shouldn’t be stuck in the armpits restricting your movement – you should have some wiggle room.
Always defer to your specific garment’s washing instructions if you’re unsure how to care for it. If you plan to throw it in the washing machine, we advise washing on cold and either tumble drying or hang drying. If you want to be really careful (or if you’re on the road and a washing machine isn’t available), you can always opt for hand washing and hang drying as well.
Opt for a shirt that’s more fitted to your body for a cleaner look. For a night out, consider wearing a leather or jean jacket, vest, or blazer over it and you’ll be good to go.
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The Best Travel T-Shirts: Pack These Tees for Your Next Trip
Published August 22, 2023
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A great t-shirt is at the core of every traveler’s wardrobe. They work well on their own or as a base layer. Tees are small, light, and can be rolled up and stuffed into your travel backpack . The right travel t-shirt can be hand-washed and hang-dried or worn multiple times.
In this article, you’ll learn what makes a great travel shirt and find a range of men’s and women ‘s tees based on your needs and budget.
Why You Should Trust Us
Our team at Tortuga works remotely and travels frequently. You’ll find us in t-shirts more frequently than in business casual clothes.
Here on the Tortuga blog, we write gear guides about what to bring for your trip. When you’re traveling, your clothes count as gear too. Sure, you want to look good. But you also need clothes that perform. That’s why we test everything and share our favorites with you.
This post includes contributions from Tortuga’s founders (and professional gear nerds), Fred Perrotta and Jeremy Michael Cohen , as well as travel writers Nick Hilden and Jessie Beck .
Pack for trips of one week or more without checking a bag.
- Thick comfortable straps
- Easy to organize
- Durable, waterproof fabric
- Backed by our Worldwide Warranty
What is a “Travel” T-Shirt?
What makes a t-shirt a travel t-shirt? At first glance, you might not see any difference between a basic cotton shirt that costs $10, a fancier brand that costs $30, and a merino wool tee that costs $100.
The main selling point of a travel tee is that you can wear it multiple times between washes. Anti-odor fabric, hydrophobic design, armpit gussets, sweat-wicking technology, and other smart features can all contribute to a great travel t-shirt.
As Outlier co-founder and creative director, Abe Burmeister says:
“The most important things for travel clothing are cleanness, durability, and packability. The longer an item stays clean the more useful it is and the less you need to pack. When you trust your clothes can handle getting pushed to the limits, you can carry less and the less you carry the further you can go.”
You can wear travel t-shirts longer than other shirts, meaning you can pack fewer total shirts. The less you pack, the easier it is to travel in just a carry on .
If you have a shirt that you can wear multiple times without washing (and without smelling terrible), you have a great travel shirt. But re-wearability is just the most important feature of a travel t-shirt, but it’s not the only factor. There are a few other considerations that go into choosing the best shirt for your travels.
What To Look for in a Travel T-Shirt
Cutting and sewing a t-shirt is pretty simple. The magic is in the material and the fit. When you’re shopping for a travel tee, focus on the fabric.
Pick the Right Fabric
Quick-drying, odor controlling, sweat-wicking, comfortable all day.
Merino wool is an outstanding material for travel as it’s comfortable, warm (yet breathable), and looks great. We like to call it “nature’s performance fabric.” Merino t-shirts offer the best overall performance on the market. However, they are also the most expensive and can have durability issues. So they aren’t the only option.
Cotton shirts feel pleasant on your skin but don’t travel well. Cotton wrinkles easily, absorbs sweat, and dries slowly. We like cotton at home but don’t recommend taking it on the road.
A blended fabric can offer high performance at a competitive price. Merino/nylon, cotton/polyester, or tri-blends can offer the positives of each material without all of the negatives.
For example, a strong fiber like nylon can offset the durability concerns of a more delicate fiber like merino wool.
Polyester dries fast and doesn’t wrinkle, which offsets some of the drawbacks of cotton. Cotton feels nicer than polyester, so the blend feels softer and more natural on your skin than 100% polyester.
When you’re traveling, you don’t want to spend your time at a laundromat. Instead, you can hand wash your clothes and hang them to dry in your hotel room or Airbnb. In this situation, you need a t-shirt that doesn’t take forever to dry.
My personal measuring stick for a quick-dry t-shirt is going from wet to damp in 30 minutes and hang drying in a few hours. At the minimum, your t-shirts should always dry completely when hung out overnight. You should be able to wash it and wear it the next day, no matter what.
Quick-dry shirts are also important if you’ll be sweating a lot, whether from hiking, exploring a city, or hauling your personal bag on and off airplanes and buses. Drying quickly will leave you feeling comfortable, not clammy.
Synthetic fabrics and blends are the fastest-drying materials. However, smells can linger on polyester and nylon if you’ve been sweating in your shirt.
Keep yourself smelling fresh, or at least not noticeably stinky, for yourself and for your fellow travelers. There’s nothing worse than being stuck on a flight next to the stinkiest passenger.
Odor-controlling fabrics are increasingly common, particularly in shirts designed for travel. Don’t be surprised that we’re again suggesting merino wool, which is naturally stink-resistant.
Blended fabrics aren’t as inherently good at odor management. But some have anti-odor treatments, like anti-bacterial coatings or silver threads. For example, Western Rise uses Polygiene on their cotton/polyester blended X Cotton Tee . However, we haven’t found those odor-controlling treatments as effective at staying stink-free as merino.
I’ve already mentioned the importance of shirts that dry fast and tamp down odors. A shirt that wicks sweat will help with both of those issues.
Shirts achieve wicking with fabrics that lift sweat off your body to the exterior of the shirt, where it evaporates more quickly.
While helpful for any traveler, sweat-wicking t-shirts are essential if you plan on being active during your trip. Whether hiking, cycling, hitting the gym, or simply walking around a hot city, you want to wear fabrics up to the job.
Synthetics are the best at wicking sweat but tend to hold on to smells and need to be washed more frequently. A blend provides a better mix of wicking and odor control.
Merino wool offers the best wicking in a natural fiber. Cotton is notoriously absorbent, making it a poor choice for wicking away sweat.
Alternatively, you can pack a separate gym shirt and accept that you’ll probably have to wash it after each workout.
Because a t-shirt is a core building block of your travel wardrobe , you should feel great whenever you wear it.
You’re going to wear your travel t-shirt a lot. You might even buy a drawer full of the same shirt. You should love wearing it.
Whether you’re buying an expensive merino t-shirt or a dozen of your favorite cheap shirts, you’re making an investment. Buy the one travel t-shirt that you really love and build from there. If you’ve never tried merino before, start with one shirt. Wear it on the plane. Wear it again. And again. Notice that it’s not smelly yet. Then decide how to build out the rest of your wardrobe. Don’t go “all in” with an expensive fabric you’ve never worn before.
If you go for merino wool, buy a shirt of high-quality, fine gauge merino that’s soft, not scratchy.
Blends often have a softer, more natural hand feel than 100% polyester or nylon. You’ll get the upside of a synthetic fabric without feeling like you’re wearing plastic.
If your shirt feels great, you’ll wear it with confidence.
When ordering online, check the shirt’s size chart and compare it to the measurements of your current favorite tee. Everybody is unique, and you probably have your own preferences for how long or short or how slim or loose you like your tees to fit. Check the size chart, read reviews, and size up or down to get a fit you’re comfortable with.
The Best Travel T-Shirts for Men
Best Merino Wool Men’s Travel T-Shirt
Unbound Merino Wool Crew Neck T-Shirt ($88)
Unbound Merino’s wool is so good you’ll almost forget this is a “travel” t-shirt. Wool is naturally temperature regulating and odor repellant. This tee from Unbound Merino is soft, lightweight, and so comfortable that you can wear it for days (or weeks) without washing it.
Streamline your packing list with a merino wool t-shirt, the perfect foundational piece to build your travel wardrobe around.
Best Blended Men’s Travel T-Shirt
Western Rise X Cotton Tee ($54)
A great cotton/polyester blend offers most of the same performance as merino wool at a fraction of the price. And many people prefer the feel of a smooth cotton blend over rougher wool.
Western Rise’s X Cotton T-Shirt is a medium-weight tee with great stretch. The shirt feels like cotton, but thanks to its polyester, dries faster and doesn’t wrinkle as much as you’d expect. The odor-repellant Polygiene coating even means that you can re-wear it between washes.
Best Quick-Dry Men’s Travel T-Shirt
Lululemon Drysense Training Short Sleeve Shirt ($78)
This is our go-to shirt for hitting the gym while traveling. Lululemon’s Drysense tech fabric is quick-drying and sweat-wicking. It also has a little loop on the back of the collar for hanging it from a hook, which helps with drying and ensures that the collar won’t stretch out of shape.
This training tee is also eco-friendly. All of the polyester in the Drysense series is recycled.
Best Budget Men’s Travel T-Shirt
Next Level Apparel Men’s N6210 T-Shirt ($8+)
This basic t-shirt from Amazon is an “excellent for the price” workhorse. The 60% cotton and 40% polyester blend feels good and never needs to be ironed. You can buy a trip’s worth of shirts for the price of one of our other picks. Despite the price, these shirts can last for years without any issues aside from pilling. We recommended the Next Level if you liked the old American Apparel t-shirts from before they sold to Gildan.
The Best Travel T-Shirts for Women
Best Merino Wool Women ’s Travel T-Shirt
Woolly V Neck Tee ($50)
Woolly’s V Neck Tee is made of merino wool, so it’s sweat-wicking, odor-resistant, and ultralight. A bit of elastane gives it some extra stretch.
Seattle-based Woolly is one of our favorites for a well-made, affordable, merino t-shirt for women .
Best Budget Women ‘s Travel T-Shirt
Uniqlo AIRism Scoop Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt ($15)
All the shirts in Uniqlo’s AIRism collection pass our test for travel-ready t-shirts. Made from a quick-drying, odor-resistant, and anti-microbial fabric, these tees can withstand the rigor of a full day (or three) out and about. They’re also lightweight and “feel like air,” which is ideal in hot-weather climates or as a barely-there base layer in colder weather.
At $15 each, they also come at a hard-to-beat price point for budget-conscious travelers. Really, the only downsides of these shirts are that they don’t tend to last as long as some of the other t-shirts on this list.
Travel Experts Advice
Prioritize breathable fabrics for comfort.
When I’m exploring new places and immersing myself in various activities, I want my clothing to work with me, not against me. I’ve experienced the discomfort of wearing non-breathable fabrics in warm and humid climates, and it’s not something I want to repeat. Breathable fabrics with moisture-wicking blends allow air to circulate, keeping me cool and preventing that sticky, uncomfortable feeling.
Hammer Tsui , Travel Blogger, A Fun Couple
Avoid Tight or Short Shirts
As a digital nomad and fashion designer traveling for over five years, the advice is to avoid anything too tight or too short. When traveling, a lot of time is spent sitting on planes, buses, or trains. When standing up, a tight or short shirt tends to ride up, which can be uncomfortable and sometimes even embarrassing.
Pazit Reuven , Fashion Designer and Blogger, Shawlovers
Select Versatile, Easy-Care Shirts
Versatility is the key to selecting the right travel shirt. Ideally, it complements various outfits you’ve packed, can be layered to adjust to different climate conditions, and is easy to care for. That way, it’s both fashionable and practical.
So, when you’re selecting a shirt for traveling, opt for versatile pieces that tick off all the boxes for comfort, style, and function. You can be assured they will serve you well!
Jackie Gately , Travel Writer, Enjoy Travel Life
Opt for Wrinkle-Resistant Fabric
A wrinkle-resistant shirt minimizes the need for ironing and allows you to focus on enjoying your trip while maintaining a polished appearance, making it a practical and versatile choice for any type of travel experience.
Jim Campbell , Owner, Honeymoons
A high-quality travel t-shirt that you love should form the basis of your capsule wardrobe and go a long way in helping you look, feel, and smell your best on the road. Tees are light and easy to pack so you can fit a week’s worth in your underseat backpack . Just make sure to pick a tee in the right material with measurements similar to your current favorite shirt. Then enjoy your trip and forget about doing laundry.
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9 Best Travel Shirts Men for 2023
Published: September 5, 2023
by Blondy Castaneda
Are you in search of the perfect travel shirt for your adventures in 2023? Look no further because we have compiled a list of the 9 best travel shirts for men that will meet all your needs. Whether you're venturing into the great outdoors or exploring bustling city streets, these shirts offer the ideal combination of style, comfort, and functionality. From moisture-wicking materials to wrinkle-resistant fabrics, each shirt on this list has been carefully selected to ensure that you can travel in style without compromising on practicality. Get ready to upgrade your travel wardrobe and make the most of your journeys in 2023.
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33,000ft Men's Convertible Long Sleeve Hiking Shirts
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Overall Score : 8.5/10
Stay comfortable and protected during your outdoor adventures with the 33,000ft Men's Long Sleeve Hiking Shirts. Made of quick-drying fabric with hidden mesh lining, these shirts offer breathability and sweat absorption. The roll-up sleeve design allows you to convert the shirt to short sleeves based on the temperature. With UPF 50+ sun protection, these shirts block harmful rays during long hours under the sun. They also feature handy chest pockets and a loop for hanging sunglasses. These wrinkle-resistant and wear-resistant shirts are perfect for fishing, hiking, camping, traveling, and more. Available in a trendy green color and size X-Large.
- Comfortable and breathable fabric
- Convertible from long sleeve to short sleeve
- UV protection with UPF 50+
- Handy chest pockets and sunglasses loop
- Wrinkle-resistant and wear-resistant
- Ideal for various outdoor activities
- Color: Green
- Size: X-Large
- Quick-drying fabric
- Excellent sun protection
- Convenient pockets
- Versatile for different occasions
- Retains shape and looks fresh
- Good fit and comfortable
- Missing strap on one sleeve
- Thicker fabric may be uncomfortable in warm weather
The 33,000ft Men’s Long Sleeve Hiking Shirts combine comfort, functionality, and style for outdoor enthusiasts. With its quick-drying and breathable fabric, you can stay cool and dry even during intense activities. The ability to convert the shirt from long sleeve to short sleeve adds versatility and adaptability to changing weather conditions. Its UPF 50+ sun protection ensures your skin stays safe from harmful UV rays. The convenient chest pockets and sunglasses loop provide storage options. While there may be some minor issues like missing straps and thicker fabric, overall, this shirt is an excellent choice for your outdoor adventures.
CARWORNIC Men's Polo Shirts
Stay cool and comfortable with CARWORNIC Men's Athletic Polos T Shirts. These quick-dry, moisture-wicking golf shirts are made of lightweight, breathable material to keep you feeling fresh. With their elastic and stretchy design, they provide flexibility for all kinds of outdoor activities. The classic and fashionable design features a three-button placket and a stand-up collar, making them suitable for work, casual wear, and sports. Whether you're playing golf, tennis, running, or traveling, these versatile polo shirts are perfect for any occasion.
- Made of 85% nylon + 15% spandex for lightweight comfort
- Quick-dry fabric wicks away moisture for coolness
- Elastic and stretchy for flexibility in movement
- Classic design with three-button placket and stand-up collar
- Suitable for golf, tennis, running, casual wear, and more
- Color: White
- Size: Medium
- Lightweight and breathable material
- Quick-dry fabric keeps you cool and comfortable
- Flexible and stretchy design for ease of movement
- Classic and fashionable style for various occasions
- Material may not be of the best quality
- Fit may be snug or small for some customers
- Limited color options available
CARWORNIC Men’s Athletic Polos T Shirts are a great choice for staying cool and comfortable during outdoor activities. The lightweight and breathable material, along with the quick-dry fabric, ensures that you stay fresh even on hot summer days. The flexibility and stretchiness of these shirts allow for easy movement, making them perfect for sports and outdoor adventures. The classic design adds a touch of style, making them suitable for both work and casual wear. However, the material quality and fit may not be perfect for everyone. Overall, these polo shirts offer great value for their functionality and versatility.
BALEAF Men's UPF 50+ Casual Button Down Sun Shirts Hoodie
Overall Score : 8/10
The BALEAF Men's UPF 50+ Casual Button Down Shirts Hoodie Sun SPF Long Sleeve is a versatile and functional travel accessory. Made of ultralight breathable fabric with UPF 50+ protection, this shirt provides full coverage and minimizes sunburn and UV damage. It features a hoodie design for extra head and neck protection and has hidden back vents for excellent airflow and quick drying. The shirt is designed with glasses holes and adjustable cuff buttons, making it suitable for outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and boating. With its large chest pockets, it offers ample storage space for your phone and tools. Available in a Spa Retreat color and X-Large size, this shirt is a great choice for summer adventures.
- Hoodie Long Sleeve Shirts: Hoodie design, Full protection for your head and neck. UPF 50+ fabric help minimize sunburn and protect your skin from UV damage.
- Lightweight & Breathable: The long sleeve shirts made of ultralight breathable fabric with hidden back vents, delivers excellent quick drying, moisture wicking keep you fresh and cool all day. The fabric can be machine washed to easily remove stains.
- Designed for Outdoors: The men's sun shirt designed with glasses holes to carry your glasses. 2 adjustable cuff buttons, easy to pull up your sleeves.
- 2 Pockets: The long sleeves shirts with 2 chest pockets, large enough storage space to put your phone, fishing and hiking tools.
- Suitable for Most Occasions: Our long sleeve shirts is suitable for summer outdoor, such as fishing, boating, sailing out, outdoor hiking, or just taking a walk around your house.
- Color: Spa Retreat
- Provides full head and neck protection from the sun
- Ultralight and breathable fabric for all-day comfort
- Includes 2 chest pockets for storing essentials
- Suitable for various outdoor activities
- Material wrinkles easily
- Fit may be slightly wide
Overall, the BALEAF Men’s UPF 50+ Casual Button Down Shirts Hoodie Sun SPF Long Sleeve is a high-quality travel shirt that combines style and functionality. While it may wrinkle easily and have a slightly wide fit, it offers excellent sun protection and comfort. The lightweight and breathable fabric keep you cool throughout the day, and the hidden back vents ensure quick drying. With its versatile design and ample storage space, this shirt is suitable for various outdoor occasions. Whether you’re hiking, fishing, or simply taking a walk, this shirt will keep you protected from the sun while keeping you stylish. Consider sizing down for a better fit.
Little Donkey Andy Men's Lightweight Short Sleeve Shirt
Overall Score : 8.2/10
The Little Donkey Andy Men's Upgraded Lightweight Short Sleeve Shirt is a must-have for hiking and travel. This shirt is designed to keep you cool and dry with its breathable and quick-dry fabric. It features a hollowed back with an air vent to allow for airflow and heat dissipation. With a UPF 50+ rating, it provides excellent protection against harmful sun rays. The shirt also includes two front pockets with buttons and side zipper pockets, making it perfect for outdoor activities. Available in an upgraded blue color and size large, this shirt is a versatile and functional choice for any adventurer.
- MORE BREATHABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT: Enlarge the ventilation area and increase breathability
- MOISTURE WICKING: Quick-dry fabric keeps you cool and dry
- HIGHLY BREATHABLE: Hollowed back with air vent for all-day cooling
- UV PROTECTION: UPF 50+ rating for sunburn prevention
- GREAT FOR OUTDOORS: Two front pockets with buttons and side zipper pockets
- Color: Upgraded Blue
- Size: Large
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Excellent sun protection with UPF 50+ rating
- Multiple pockets for convenience
- May run small in size
- Material quality not as good as other brands
- Loose threads at button holes
The Little Donkey Andy Men’s Upgraded Lightweight Short Sleeve Shirt is a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Its breathable and quick-dry fabric keeps you cool and dry, while the UPF 50+ rating provides effective protection against the sun. The shirt’s pockets are a handy feature for storing essentials during hikes and travels. However, some users have noted issues with sizing and material quality. Overall, this shirt offers comfort, functionality, and style for your outdoor adventures.
UV UPF 50 Sun Protection Hiking Fishing Safari Shirt
The Men’s Long Sleeve Shirts UV UPF 50 Sun Protection Hiking Fishing Safari Shirt is the ideal companion for your outdoor adventures. Whether you're hiking, camping, fishing, or biking, this shirt offers both style and functionality. It provides UPF 50+ sun protection, ensuring that you can enjoy the sun safely. The shirt is made with ultra-light, quick-dry fabric that keeps you comfortable during intense activities. The mesh-lined vents at the center back help to keep you cool by allowing airflow. With its convertible sleeves, you can easily adjust to different weather conditions. The shirt also features multiple pockets for convenient storage. Available in a stylish Light Grey color and X-Large size, this shirt is perfect for any man who loves the outdoors.
- Safari Shirt Men: Outdoor casual button down safari clothes for men suitable for casual and workout outdoor wear, such as hiking,hunting,travelling,kayaking,camping,fishing,mountaineering,biking,cycling,and any other of your men's favorite sports.
- Mens UV Protection Shirts: UV shirts allows you to Enjoy The Sun Safely. Sun shirts for men using UPF 50+ fabric protects the skin during outdoor activity by blocking harmful UVA and UVB, delivers a relaxed fit for all-day comfort. If you enjoy outdoor activities, this is the best one for you!
- Pfg Shirts for Men: This outdoor hiking shirt is ultra light and quick dry comfortable enough for maximum activity, Omni-Wick technology that pulls moisture away to keep you cool and dry. Mesh-lined vents at center back to keep the breeze flowing in and the heat flowing out to help all-day cooling in the sun.
- Fishing Shirts for Men Long Sleeve:The fishing shirt rolled-up sleeves secure with loops and button tabs, and convert to short sleeve, It can be adjusted according to the weather and temperature to prevent sunburn or cold. Suitable in the hot and cool seasons of spring summer and autumn.
- Classic Khaki Shirts for Men: With a modern classic casual fit, this long sleeve spf shirts for men features two chest pockets with closure and one sunglasses hanger loop for convenient storing. Secure zip utility pocket helps store your small item goods with peace of mind knowing they are safely tucked away.
- Color: Light Grey
- Provides UPF 50+ sun protection
- Ultra light and quick dry
- Convertible sleeves for different weather conditions
- Convenient storage pockets
- Some customers experienced quality control issues with buttons and sizing
The Men’s Long Sleeve Shirts UV UPF 50 Sun Protection Hiking Fishing Safari Shirt is a versatile and functional garment for outdoor enthusiasts. It offers excellent sun protection, comfort, and convenience with its convertible sleeves and storage pockets. While some customers have experienced quality control issues, overall, this shirt has received positive reviews for its performance. Whether you’re going on a hiking trip or spending a day fishing, this shirt is designed to keep you protected and comfortable. With its modern classic fit and stylish design, it’s a great addition to any outdoor wardrobe. Stay safe and stylish with this top-notch outdoor shirt!
Athletic Men's Polo Shirt
Stay comfortable and stylish with the TACVASEN Athletic Men's Polo Shirt. Made from a breathable and lightweight material, this polo shirt is perfect for any outdoor or casual activity. The quick dry fabric ensures you stay cool and dry all year round. The stretch fabric allows for great mobility in any direction, making it ideal for sports like golf, tennis, and running. With its 3-button placket, spread collar, and short sleeves, this polo shirt combines functionality with style. Whether you're going for a hike, camping, or traveling, this polo shirt is a must-have travel accessory. Available in a wine red color and medium size.
- 95% Polyester & 5% Spandex
- Breathable, Lightweight, Comfortable
- Quick Dry Fabric
- Stretch Fabric
- 3-Button Placket, Spread Collar, Hem Split Design
- Short Sleeve, Printed Labels, Tag Free Collar, Rib Knit Cuffs and Hem
- Perfect for Casual Wear, Golf, Tennis, Running, Climbing, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Cycling, Travel
- Color: Wine Red
- Breathable and lightweight material
- Quick dry fabric keeps you cool and dry
- Stretch fabric allows for great mobility
- Versatile for various outdoor activities
The TACVASEN Athletic Men’s Polo Shirt is a stylish and functional travel accessory. With its breathable and lightweight material, quick dry fabric, and stretch fabric, it offers both comfort and mobility. Whether you’re playing golf, going for a run, or simply exploring a new destination, this polo shirt is perfect for any outdoor activity. The wine red color adds a touch of sophistication, while the medium size ensures a comfortable fit. Overall, this polo shirt is a great addition to any traveler’s wardrobe.
Men's Hiking Stretch Quick Dry Shirt for Travel
The Little Donkey Andy Men's Hiking Stretch Quick Dry Shirt is a versatile and stylish travel shirt. It comes in a sleek black color and a size medium, making it perfect for any outdoor adventure. The shirt is made from quick-drying fabric that keeps you cool in the heat and warm enough in cooler temperatures. It features a stretchy material that allows for comfortable movement and a flattering fit. The shirt also has two zippered pockets, providing secure storage for passports, phones, and other essentials. While some customers found the sizing to be an issue, overall, the shirt is loved for its quality, comfort, and travel-friendly features.
- Stretchy material for comfortable movement
- Two zippered pockets for secure storage
- Color: Black A1
- Quick-drying fabric keeps you cool
- Stretchy material allows for comfortable movement
- Secure zippered pockets for storage
- Sizing can be an issue
- Fabric requires ironing
- Some customers found the sleeves to be short
Overall, the Little Donkey Andy Men’s Hiking Stretch Quick Dry Shirt is a great travel companion. It offers quick-drying and stretchy fabric for optimal comfort and versatility. The zippered pockets provide secure storage for essential items, making it convenient for travel. While the sizing may be a challenge for some, the shirt’s quality and travel-friendly features make up for it. Whether you’re hiking, exploring a new city, or simply relaxing outdoors, this shirt is a reliable choice. Just be mindful of the sizing and give it a good ironing to keep it looking its best. Stay comfortable and stylish on your adventures with the Little Donkey Andy Men’s Hiking Stretch Quick Dry Shirt!
Outdoor Ventures Men's UV Sun Protection Hiking Shirt
The Outdoor Ventures Men's UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection SPF Hiking Shirt is a versatile and practical outdoor clothing item. Designed for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, safari, and camping, this long sleeve shirt offers UPF 50+ sun protection, shielding your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. The moisture-wicking fabric keeps you dry and comfortable during intense workouts, while the mesh-lined air vents provide breathability. With roll-up sleeves and horse hoof-shaped cuffs, this shirt easily converts into a short sleeve option and protects your hands from the sun. It also features two chest utility pockets for convenient storage. Made with soft, lightweight, and stretchy fabric, this shirt offers a comfortable fit that allows freedom of movement. Overall, it's a reliable and functional choice for outdoor enthusiasts.
- UV SUNPROOF SHIRT: UPF 50+ sun protection to shield your skin
- MOISTURE WICKING: Fast-dry fabric keeps you dry during workouts
- COOLING & COMFORTABLE: Mesh-lined vents for breathability
- ROLL UP SLEEVES: Convertible to short sleeve with button tabs
- FISHING SHIRT WITH POCKETS: Two chest utility pockets
- Effective sun protection with UPF 50+ rating
- Moisture-wicking fabric keeps you dry
- Breathable design with mesh-lined vents
- Convertible roll-up sleeves for versatility
- Convenient chest utility pockets
- Not as well-made as some top brands
- Sizing runs smaller than stated
- Buttonholes may be inconsistent
The Outdoor Ventures Men’s UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection SPF Hiking Shirt is a reliable and functional choice for outdoor enthusiasts. It offers effective sun protection with a UPF 50+ rating and keeps you dry with its moisture-wicking fabric. The mesh-lined vents provide breathability, while the convertible roll-up sleeves add versatility. The chest utility pockets are a convenient feature. However, some reviewers noted that the shirt is not as well-made as top brands and the sizing runs smaller than stated. Overall, this shirt is a great option for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and camping that require sun protection and comfort.
Stafford Travel Wrinkle-Free Stretch Oxford Long-Sleeve Dress Shirt Tall
The Stafford Travel Wrinkle-Free Stretch Oxford Long-Sleeve Dress Shirt Tall is a must-have accessory for any travel enthusiast. Made with a stretch collar and stretch fabric, this dress shirt offers ultimate comfort and flexibility. It is also wrinkle-free, saving you time and effort during your travels. The shirt is a regular fit and is made from a blend of 60% cotton and 40% polyester, providing durability and breathability. With its classic Oxford Blue color and size of 17/38-39, this shirt is perfect for formal occasions or business trips. Stay stylish and wrinkle-free on your travels with the Stafford Travel Wrinkle-Free Stretch Oxford Long-Sleeve Dress Shirt Tall.
- Stretch Collar, Stretch Fabric, Wrinkle Free
- Fit Regular
- 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester
- Dress Shirts
- Color: Oxford Blue
- Size: 17/38-39
- Stretch collar and fabric for comfort and flexibility
- Wrinkle-free design saves time and effort
- Durable and breathable with 60% cotton and 40% polyester blend
The Stafford Travel Wrinkle-Free Stretch Oxford Long-Sleeve Dress Shirt Tall is a reliable companion for travelers. Its stretch collar and fabric provide optimal comfort, while the wrinkle-free design ensures you always look sharp. The blend of cotton and polyester makes it durable and breathable, perfect for long journeys. The classic Oxford Blue color adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Whether you’re attending a formal event or going on a business trip, this dress shirt will keep you looking stylish and wrinkle-free. Get ready to conquer the world in comfort and style with the Stafford Travel Wrinkle-Free Stretch Oxford Long-Sleeve Dress Shirt Tall!
Travel Shirts for Men: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide
Factors to consider.
- Fabric : Opt for shirts made from lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying materials, like moisture-wicking synthetic fabrics or merino wool, to keep you cool and dry throughout your journey.
- Fit : Look for a shirt that offers a relaxed, comfortable fit, allowing freedom of movement without being too loose or too tight. Consider your body type and personal preferences while choosing between regular, slim, or athletic fits.
- Versatility : Find a shirt that can adapt to various climates and situations. A versatile travel shirt can be easily layered for different weather conditions and can transition seamlessly from outdoor activities to more formal settings.
- Wrinkle Resistance : Opt for shirts made from wrinkle-resistant fabrics to spare you from the constant need for ironing or steaming during your travels. This feature will keep you looking fresh and presentable, especially when your shirt spends more time in your backpack than on your body.
- Sun Protection : Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is crucial, especially if you're traveling to sunny destinations. Look for travel shirts with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) technology, providing sun protection equivalent to sunscreen.
- Security Features : Some travel shirts come with hidden pockets, zippered compartments, or even RFID-blocking technology to keep your belongings safe and secure during your adventures. These features can provide peace of mind, particularly in crowded tourist areas.
- Odor Resistance : Nobody wants to be "that guy" who smells in a crowded bus or train. Choose a travel shirt with odor-resistant properties, specifically shirts made from merino wool, as they naturally inhibit bacterial growth and keep unpleasant odors at bay.
Types of Travel Shirts
- Performance Shirts : Designed specifically for outdoor adventurers, these shirts offer moisture-wicking properties, ventilation panels, and fast drying capabilities. They are perfect for hiking, camping, and other active pursuits.
- Convertible Shirts : These shirts feature detachable sleeves or roll-up tabs, allowing you to switch between long and short sleeves depending on the weather. Convertible shirts are ideal for unpredictable climates.
- Button-Up Shirts : Offering a more formal look, button-up travel shirts can transition seamlessly from daytime exploration to evening dining. Look for shirts with wrinkle-resistant fabric to maintain a crisp appearance.
- T-Shirts : Classic and comfortable, t-shirts are a staple in most travel wardrobes. Opt for lightweight and quick-drying materials, ensuring breathability and easy packing.
- Flannel Shirts : If you're traveling to cooler climates, flannel shirts provide warmth and a cozy feel. Look for flannel shirts made from performance fabrics to ensure moisture management and quick drying.
Travel Shirt Care Tips
- Follow the manufacturer's care instructions regarding washing, drying, and ironing to ensure longevity and maintain fabric integrity.
- Consider packing a small travel-sized laundry detergent to wash your shirt on the go, allowing you to stay fresh during lengthy trips.
- To minimize wrinkles, roll your travel shirt instead of folding it when packing. This method also helps save space in your luggage.
- If you're unsure about the water quality during your travel, wash your shirt with bottled water instead of tap water to avoid potential discoloration or damage.
- Air drying is recommended to preserve the fabric's quality and avoid shrinkage. However, if you need to use a dryer, set it to a low heat or delicate cycle.
Frequently Asked Questions about 9 Best Travel Shirts Men for 2023
Not at all! Travel shirts are designed for versatility, making them suitable for a range of activities and settings. They can transition from adventurous hikes to casual dinners effortlessly.
Absolutely! Many travel shirts embrace both functionality and style, offering attractive designs and colors suitable for various occasions.
While some travel shirts have remarkable odor resistance, it is still recommended to wash them regularly for hygiene purposes.
Yes, most travel shirts are designed with backpackers in mind. They usually feature lightweight, wrinkle-resistant fabrics that can withstand the rigors of backpacking without losing their shape.
This depends on factors such as the duration of your trip, access to laundry facilities, and personal preference. As a general guideline, 2-3 travel shirts should suffice for a week-long trip, provided you have opportunities to do laundry.
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