Need a sweat-wicking, easy-care, quick-dry t-shirt for your next adventure? These merino wool or bamboo tees are great all-rounders
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If you’re on a frenetic journey where speed and traveling light are everything, wash ‘n’ wear is the only way. So having a t-shirt or two that can be worn for a few days without stinking, then hand-washed and dried in a few hours, is a massive help. Cue these merino and bamboo ‘travel t-shirts’:
Easy to wash and quick to dry, it’s no wonder that the Icebreaker Tech T Lite is a legend with the wash ‘n’ wear crowd of light travelers. However, it looks and works best in dark colors (black and dark blue) while its slightly delicate nature means it’s worth keeping ‘for best’ and worn strictly for travel only.
Weighing-in at a mere 199g, the Meinolux in pewter (grey) isn’t all merino. Instead, it’s 68% polyester and 32% merino. However, that works in its favour when it comes to durability. We also liked the fact that the Merinolux is a bigger fit than most merino t-shirts; it’s not baggy, but nor does it figure-hug. Within two hours of a wash it was bone dry.
3 – EDZ Merino Vest
Made from 100% superfine merino wool, this good value base layer for women is about as versatile as travel clothing gets.
Ultra-lightweight and quick-drying, this 70% bamboo, 30% cotton t-shirt works well as a single layer for travel in humid zones, but also as a base layer in colder climates.
Super-light and quick-drying, this mainly merino vest for women is the perfect travel all-rounder for hot and humid countries