Some travelers may think: underwear is just underwear. However, it turns out that having a specific pair of panties stowed away in your suitcase can be a real game changer when you're on the road.
When seeking out the best travel underwear for women, we've considered a few critical factors: first and foremost — because it's really all about you and what feels best — is comfort. You want underwear that's going to feel good no matter what you're wearing or where you're going. Next comes packability: We've combed through tons of undies of varying styles to sort out the ones that can pack up into teeny-tiny balls of fabric that can be wedged between larger items in a suitcase. And, of course, we've thought about material because odor control — while not the most, er, glamorous thing in the world — is a reality, especially when camping, road trippin' to music festivals, or sight-seeing in a city on a hot summer day.
Of course, finding the best type of travel underwear also depends on what type of styles you like and where you're going. Heading to Oslo? You'll want some thermal and cozy. Or maybe you're jetting to the west coast to hike the PCT? Moisture-wicking, breathable fabric is the name of the game there. Beach-bound for spring break? Seamless and nude, all the way.
Below, you'll find six pairs of comfortable underwear that wear just as well as they pack. Plus — what's more fun than shopping for undies?