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Oct 24th, 2010, 10:19 AM
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Wrinkle free travel clothes

There are too many websites showing wrinkle free travel clothes - can somoene suggest the best of them to look for wrinkle free clothing.
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Oct 24th, 2010, 07:10 PM
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IMO -- most "travel clothes" area waste of money. Just take your own wrinkle resistant garments.

Some specialized travel items (like some quick drying men's underwear, socks, etc) can definitely make sense. And some people like jackets w/ all sorts of hidden pockets.

But just for clothing - take what you already have.
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Oct 25th, 2010, 07:24 AM
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The other trick for "wrinkle free" clothing is to hang it up in the bathroom, spritz it lightly with water or with Downy wrinkle release spray (basically very diluted liquid softener), stretch gently to smooth out the wrinkles and leave to hang over night. Most wrinkles will be gone by morning and any that are left will smooth out from the steam from your shower.

For the most part, it's really not worth dinking around with special wrinkle free clothing.
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Oct 25th, 2010, 09:25 AM
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I like Chico's travelers for women, and JosABanks travelers for men.
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Oct 25th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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I hate 'wrinkle free' travel clothes because they are usually 100% way synthetic. Like the Chico's Traveler mentioned above look very nice, but I can't wear them, too slippery, slinky & too hot!

Like JanisJ above, I travel in my normal clothes from home. From your own closet just pick some cotton knits, rayons, any fabrics that pack OK & shake out nicely. Whenever I go clothes shopping it's in the back of my mind ('would this be a great piece for traveling?')
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Oct 25th, 2010, 12:03 PM
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I am not big on the travel-specific clothing either. I've tried some, just never really find ones I like. When I pack, I roll my clothes which keeps some of the wrikles out. Hanging them in the bathroom is good too, and then I just live with some wrinkles.
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Oct 25th, 2010, 06:12 PM
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The thing with 'real' travel clothing is that it is intended to be unpacked or NOT repacked without sprinkling or being hung up, if you're going to lots of places w/ short overnights there is simply not the time. Also the travel clothing has patented 'quick dry' to wash out and have dry within hours,not two days in a windowless room. Columbia has lots, Nike, Magellan, JJill, and the TravAllure suit from
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Oct 25th, 2010, 06:17 PM
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Sorry, clicked icon unintentionally): The thing with 'real' travel clothing is that it is intended to be unpacked or NOT repacked without sprinkling or being hung up, if you're going to lots of places w/ short overnights there is simply not the time. Also the travel clothing has patented 'quick dry' to wash out and have dry within hours,not two days in a windowless room. Columbia has lots, Nike, Magellan, JJill, and the TravAllure ....suit from Coldwater Creek is not hot spandex at all, but very comfy. But I too pick clothes that are very thin knits (merino wool for winter climates) and they need nothing. Jeans, sweats, or thick cottons are the worst to travel with-- esp. if they get wet.
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Oct 26th, 2010, 01:44 PM
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You can check www.travelsmith.com and Magellan's web site.

They are kind of expensive though (IMO).
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Oct 28th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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Anything knitty is almost always fine, whether is is "travel" or not. Just roll it up.
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Oct 29th, 2010, 04:15 PM
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I do a fair amount of travel for work, which sometimes includes a series of 1 night stays. I just unpack whatever I am going to wear the next day and hang it up, leaving everything else packed. Overnight is enough to get the wrinkles out of most stuff, esspecially if hung up in a steamy bathroom.

For a trip that is coming up, I'll probably take a couple pairs of slacks, a skirt, a jacket, and an assortment of tops - plus jeans and yoga pants for my time off.
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Oct 31st, 2010, 09:05 AM
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I have a jacket from Travel Smith that I rarely wear for travel. I bought it because I liked the cut. Most of my "travel clothes" are just wrinkle free clothes that I enjoy wearing at home as well as when I'm roaming about in something dressy casual.
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Nov 1st, 2010, 04:01 AM
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I think one must select the travel clothes as per the weather of that place. Like, for hot cities cotton clothes are the best........Regarding wrinkle free clothes I want to say just pack and unpack your bag properly to avoid wrinkles. Everything should be neatly placed instead of all dumped in the bag.........
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Nov 12th, 2010, 05:44 PM
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Iowaredhead is right, packed properly and then spritzed lightly with water or wrinkle releaser, any clothing can be wrinkle free. I usually travel with carry on only and never worry about wrinkled clothes. I never pack jeans as they are too heavy to hand wash and take forever to dry.
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Nov 22nd, 2010, 08:19 AM
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As others have mentioned, I would not make special purchases for
clothes that I would only wear while traveling. I have a couple of blouses that came from Coldwater Creek and Talbots that are cotton and wrinkle-free and they are indeed w/f after washing out and hanging up to dry in hotel. I always take a small bottle of Downy Wrinkle Release and it works very well. We usually travel for around 16 days and I only have a carry-on. I just wash out my tops,
underwear, etc. along the way and take black and denim jeans and another pair of black pants.
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Dec 8th, 2010, 12:52 PM
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Anything not 100% cotton will be wrinkle free to some extent. Rather than buying a lot of travel clothes, just pick out the clothes you own that are wash and wear.

I do have a supply of shirts and pants that were purchased for their ability to travel well but I wear them regularly at home too.
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