If you’re heading to a warm or hot destination, you need lightweight, moisture-wicking, and loose fitting clothes. It’s always a bonus if clothes with UPF protection.
Outdoor Research Outfit:
Essential Boxy Tee ($48)
Ferrosi Transit Pants ($89)
I gear tested this outfit on a 13-day, 3 country trip in South America. I wore the set in Ecuador, Panama, and Costa Rica. I mixed and matched both pieces with other items.
The essential boxy tee was an instant hit with me. I got the rhubarb heather color, which is a soft red or more pinkish red. It also comes in black, lavender heather, and snow. After this trip I bought the lavender and snow shirts. It definitely doesn’t look like a tradition outdoors t-shirt. The super soft shirt is made from recycled materials and has UPF 30 protection. It’s great for outdoor adventure and urban exploration. It checked all the boxes of being comfy, casual yet put together, and slightly on the conservative side, which is the way I prefer to dress when traveling internationally, especially solo. I’ve even worn the tee for live television segments.
I got the Ferrosi Transit Pants in dark sand (khaki). They also come in black and verde (green). The Ferrosi fabric is excellent for travel because it’s lightweight, breathable, and doesn’t wrinkle. They were perfect for a hot and humid day of exploring Panama City. Since the pants are a trim fit, I sized up, but I should have gotten my regular size as the waistband stretched out after multiple wears.
The fit and fabric make these great for hiking, exploring, and can easily be dressed up for dinner. Both pieces pack well and easily mix and match. You could even wear this outfit for a casual work environment, especially if you through on a cute scarf and jacket. Outdoor Research does make a men’s version of the Ferrosi Transit Pants.