Islands Packing List: Clothes

Yeah, packing for vacation can be rough. But we're here to make it easy. Be prepared for anything with our ultimate clothes packing guide for your next island adventure.

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Speakeasy Supply Company Hidden Pocket Scarf
Speakeasy Supply Company Hidden Pocket Scarf
No matter where I go, I struggle to stay warm. These days I won't leave home without a scarf and this hidden pocket infinity scarf by Speakeasy Supply Company is my new favorite. It's cozy, fashionable, and has a hidden zippered pocket that allows me to stash my passport in a place that no one would expect. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: ExOfficio Women’s BugsAway Baja Long-Sleeve Shirt
ExOfficio Women’s BugsAway Baja Long-Sleeve Shirt
I don’t travel to tropical climes without this shirt. The Insect Shield technology uses an odorless, invisible ingredient called Permethrin — guaranteed by ExOfficio up to 70 washes — to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and no-see-ums. And the security pockets on the waist and left arm mean I don't have to worry about my credit cards ending up at the bottom of a river. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Women’s Nomad Capri
**ExOfficio Women's Nomad Capri ** Finally a pair of capri pants that don't make you feel like you're lugging around an extra 30 pounds! These shapely, lightweight, quick-dry capris are treated with Teflon for water- and stain-resistance and have a UPF Sun Guard rating of 30+, making them perfect for a day of hiking and boating or shopping and lunching. Machine-wash and tumble dry. Click here to get them now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: ExOfficio Women’s Go-To Tank Dress
Ex-Officio Women’s Go-To Tank Dress Finally, a thin, jersey-style dress that doesn't wrinkle. ExOfficio's patented drirelease fabric will keep you dry, cool and wrinkle-free all day long (even after a day of travel in my suitcase, no wrinkles). It sinches nicely at the waist, so you won't feel like you're wearing a potato sack, but it's loose and flared enough in the skirt to make traveling a breeze. Click here to get it now.
Island Magazine Packing LIst: Columbia Sportswear Sun Goddess Hat
Columbia Sportswear Sun Goddess Booney Sun Hat
In 20 years, I don’t want to look like a leathery, wrinkled mess, so I always lather up on sunscreen and begrudgingly wear a hat. But not just any hat. Columbia’s patented Omni-Shade booney is lightweight and breathable, and the brim (extending 3 inches in the front, 4 in the back) makes it perfect for lounging on the beach or donning for a hike. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Women's UV Longsleeve Shirt
Women’s UV Swim Shirt — Long-Sleeve Full-Zip
Rash guards are often too tight and prevent full range of motion in your arms. Not so with this UV Swim Shirt from Brookstone. Made from the perfect blend of nylon and spandex, this UPF 50+ rash guard fits loosely and comfortably with just the right amount of stretch. The extra protection for the back of your neck makes a huge difference too. Available in sizes S-4XL. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: ExOfficio Women’s Sol Cool Tank
ExOfficio Women’s Sol Cool Tank Take it from a Florida girl: This is my new favorite travel tank and my new favorite gym shirt. Using Xylitol, which is found naturally in birch trees, ExOfficio designed its Icefil technology to cool you the minute you put it on. And it works. Flattering stiching on the sides gives it nice lines, and the tag-less label prevents irritation. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: ExOfficio Women’s Give-N-Go Cross-Over Bra
ExOfficio Women’s Give-N-Go Cross-Over Bra Uncomfortable bras are the worst, especially when you're outside on a hot day. The stretch fabric and Aegis Microbe Shield on this bra from ExOfficio keep you comfy and fresh. Wash it in the sink and it'll be fully dry in just a couple of hours. Or toss it in the dryer, which is unheard of. It probably doesn't offer enough support for a hike, but it's perfect for sightseeing. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Dry Dudz Women's Boardshorts
Dry Dudz Women’s Hybrid Tara Boardshorts
Not everyone’s a size 2. Dry Dudz kept this in mind when designing these mid-rise boy-cut bikini separates with a comfy yoga-style waistband. Pull them up for water skiing or roll them down for tanning. The lightweight, quick-dry set includes the shorts and attachable bikini bottom. Best part: No riding up! Click here to get them now.
Island Magazine Packing LIst: Women’s Maui Jim Banzai Sunglasses
Women’s Maui Jim Banzai Sunglasses The Banzai is one of Maui Jim’s most affordable pair of sunglasses, and it’s money well spent. Inspired by the Banzai pipeline, a famous North Shore surf spot known for giant waves that create a pipe-like tube, these shades have saltwater-safe lenses and they fight glare better than my $500 pair of Chanels. Best part: The nose pads are made from nonslip rubber, so they’re sweat-resistant and don’t leave those awful nose indentions. Click here to get them now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: KEEN Women’s Water Shoe
KEEN Women’s Venice H2 Water Shoe
For her: Keens solve the flip-flops-or-sneakers dilemma when touring a tropical island by giving me the best of both. They're sturdy enough for light hiking yet easy enough to slip on and off at the beach. Note: They run about a half-size small. Click here to get them now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: ExOfficio Men’s GeoTrek’r Long-Sleeve Shirt
ExOfficio Men’s GeoTrek’r Long-Sleeve Shirt
Tuck it in or out. Let it air-dry or put it in the dryer. It feels like cotton but is 100 percent nylon. This versatile oxford-style shirt from ExOfficio packs small, has vented backs, rates 30+ on UPF, wicks moisture, and can be dressed up or down. Note: They run big, so order one size smaller than you usually would. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: ExOfficio Men’s Nomad Convertible Pant — Short Length
ExOfficio Men’s Nomad Convertible Pant — Short Length
Shorts and pants in one? An avid traveler's dream. These sleek convertibles from ExOfficio have vertical zip-offs on the side of the legs that make it easy to convert from pants to shorts without having to take off your shoes, and the moisture-wicking nylon makes them cool and lightweight but still soft — not like some hiking pants that feel like plastic. Note: They run small, so order a size larger than normal. Click here to get them now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: ExOfficio Men’s Sol Cool Short-Sleeve Tee
ExOfficio Men’s Sol Cool Short-Sleeve Tee Just like the Women’s Sol Cool Tank, this short-sleeve T-shirt uses Icefil technology — designed from a naturally occuring ingredient in birch trees — to lower your body temperature by 5 degress upon contact. And it works. It also has the highest sun protection possible for clothing, at UPF 50+ (but don't forget to put sunscreen on your forearms). Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Men’s Bora Bora Booney
Columbia Sportswear Bora Bora II Booney
It’s true: Not everyone’s a hat person. But the simple shape and wide brim of this must-have travel hat means everybody can pull it off. It’s lightweight and vented (take that, mosquitoes!), and the adjustable chin strap makes it perfect for hiking and water sports. The darker color under the brim amps up the sun-reflection factor. A sun hat never felt ... or looked ... so good. _Click here to get it now. _
Islands Magazine Packing List: Men’s UV Swim Shirt
Men’s UV Swim Shirt — Long-Sleeve
This rash guard by Brookstone isn’t as tight as those exclusively for surfing, which means more comfort on land, with all the sun and moisture protection. It fits loosely and comfortably, so wear it by the pool, on a hike or out on the town. Best part: It looks and feels like a T-shirt (despite being synthetic) but without the sweat stains. Click here to get it now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: ExOfficio Men’s Give-N-Go Boxer
ExOfficio Men’s Give-N-Go Boxer These will replace every other pair of underwear in your drawer. They’re super lightweight and breathable, and perhaps the best part is that they can be washed in the sink and dry within just a few hours, so you don’t even really need to pack more than one or two pair. Click here to get them now. **
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Islands Magazine Packing List: Dry Dudz Men's Boardshorts
Dry Dudz Men’s Hybrid Osage Beach Boardshorts
I’ve outgrown diaper cream thanks to my Dry Dudz. They offer a layered solution — the only one of its kind — in an attachable, lightweight, supportive liner that doesn’t ride or bunch, and makes for chafe-free wet-baggie buffer. The liner dries as quickly as the swimsuit it’s joined to, and is treated with an antibacterial. These two-in-one shorts deliver friction-free fashion. Click here to get them now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Men’s Maui Jim Lighthouse Sunglasses
Men’s Maui Jim Lighthouse Sunglasses Maui Jim’s Lighthouse shades were designed in honor of Hawaii’s first and still-working lighthouse that was built of wood by Kamehameha III in 1840. These rimless, comfortable sunglasses are perfect for boating, hiking or just relaxing by the pool. And just like the the Banzais for women, the nose pad is made from nonslip rubber, which means none of those ugly nose marks. Click here to get them now.
Islands Magazine Packing List: Men’s KEEN Newport H2 Sandal
KEEN Men’s Newport H2 Sandal
For him: They're a little pricey, but if you like to spend more time outside than in and more time on the go than idling by, this is the shoe for you. The thick, supportive traction doesn't disappoint, and the polyester webbing on top is washable and features the patented odor-reducing Aegis Microbe Shield — which will make your wife very happy. Click here to get them now.