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.
If you must pack it, use your jacket(s) as part of your packing strategy. Jackets make great cushions for delicate contents. You can wrap fragile items in them or roll them to pad the edges of your luggage. Just be sure that fluffy, padded jackets are compressed enough to keep items securely in place.
Fold dressier coats and jackets along seams as few times as possible and lay them carefully across the top of your bag’s other contents. You’ll look as smart and fashionable as James Bond when you arrive warm and wrinkle-free.
Picking the right jacket to travel with makes all the difference. Tuxedos and business suits aside, you’ll find a large selection of jackets for all occasions at Magellans.com.
New to the line-up is the Magellan’s Packable Down Jacket that comes in styles for both men and women. Each style weighs a mere 11 oz. but its 80% down/20% feather lining gives optimal warmth and comfort without the need for extra layers underneath. It has four pockets to keep your essentials secure, and folds into its own storage sack to double as a travel pillow. Act now and get this Magellan’s exclusive design for $20 off during our holiday sale (ends 12/29/13).
Storm Logic Jackets by ExOfficio do double duty, too. Available in multiple colors for men’s and women’s styles, they have a microfleece-lined collar, a lined chin flap, a fully lined hood, microfleece-lined pockets with zippers, and an inside passport pocket. Each pocket is designed for optimal placement of travel documents, glasses, electronics, and keys. The entire jacket stuffs into its back waist pocket for use as a comfy, compact neck or lumbar pillow en route. They’re also water repellent.
If a little extra warmth is all you need, our top-rated Magellan's Travel Vest now has even more travel-friendly features. It’s ultra-light with five exterior pockets (including a cell phone pocket) to keep all your travel essentials close at hand. Three interior pockets (one zippered) keep documents, currency, tickets and more safe and secure. It also helps to defend against the elements with its windproof, fast-drying and stain-resistant fabric with a full mesh lining to wick away moisture to keep you comfortable.
These are just a few of the dozens of travel jackets, clothing, and other travel accessories available at Magellans.com. Magellan’s has grown to be one of the world’s leading travel accessory companies since our beginning in 1989. You can always shop securely online with the knowledge that we stand behind our products 100%. While you’re on our website, be sure to check out our Deal of the Week and other great sales and specials.
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