Summer European Adventures Checklist
These are the items we recommend for your summer trip
The cities are sunny, hot and humid during the day. Try to avoid plain cotton
clothing that traps in perspiration and does not provide sun protection.
- are great for women due to the Coolmax polyester material
that is moisture wicking while also providing UPF15.
- ExOfficio Trip’r and Dryflylite Shirts
are great for men with a Nylon/Polyester blend that also provides UPF30+. These
collared shirts are great transition wear from afternoon to evening and is
suitable dress for dinner out.
Technically Sexy Underwear is a very lightweight (1 oz) nylon/spandex undergarment
that you can wash in your sink and night, hang over the shower and it’s dry and
ready to wear by morning.
- The North Face and ExOfficio have
functional pants and shorts that are lightweight and provide sun protection.
Recommended: The North Face Paramount Valley Convertible Pants or ExOfficio
Nomad or Nio Amphi Pants and Shorts.
- A Sun Hat is
important when you’re walking the city streets all day or taking a tour on an
- Supportive walking shoes
are important to keep your feet secure. The roads are often uneven cobblestone.
are great for foot support and moisture control. Flip Flops are not recommended!
Country-side Excursions: The country-side is beautiful and open and very
Lightweight, sun protection clothing is a must.
- ExOfficio Dryflylite Long Sleeve Shirts and Under Armour Flats Guide Long Sleeve Shirts are ideal for country-side exploration. The long sleeves can roll up to make
short sleeve shirts. Also making a great layering shirt, the Dryflylite shirt
is very versatile.
- The North Face Paramount Valley
Convertible Pants or ExOfficio Nomad or Nio Amphi Pants and Shorts.
- Rain Jacket
North Face Venture Jacket is light weight and packable to easily fit in a day
It is recommended to carry a day pack so
you’re prepared for anything! In addition to your personal items, such as
camera, here are some other important things to have on hand:
- Motion Eaze (works
for water and air....I live with this stuff!)
Use the Eagle
Creek Pack-It System for organization and wrinkle reduction.
Jeans are heavy and
bulky. Limit the pairs of jean to one or two.