There are two things travelers need to know about jackets – you need one, and they can be a real pain to pack. Short of learning origami, how do you pack a jacket? Magellan’s polled our veteran travelers for ideas, and they came up with some great solutions to the travel jacket dilemma.
Number one on the list wasn’t much of a surprise – don’t pack it, wear it. Jackets have pockets, and pockets hold a lot of stuff you want to keep handy when you travel. They’re simple to slip off and on at security and make a comfy and warm blanket or pillow in-flight.
If a jacket is too warm to wear when you leave, but you may need it on the plane or when you land, fold your jacket and tuck it into a pouch in your carry-on or lay it on top of the bag’s inner contents for easy access. The jacket pockets can be loaded with things you might need onboard or when you arrive like gloves, a cap, sunglasses, tissues, lip balm, small change, and a map and driving directions to your destination. Continue reading