What To Pack For Your Next Travel Adventure

By Elly Ayres

Whether you’re heading for the hills or a tropical oasis, your next vacation calls for an adventure in the great outdoors. From hiking and running, to playing beachside and exploring your surroundings on bike, we’ve gathered all the gear for making the most of your next trip. In partnership with Athleta, here are our favorite adventure travel looks that are as comfortable as they are stylish.

Macara wears Athleta’s Printed Mesh Racer Run Short; Contender Printed Bra; and Amalfi UPF Bomber.

If running is the best part of your daily routine, there’s no need to take time off just because you’re traveling. Hit a local running path and totally immerse yourself — leaving behind any post-travel stress as you explore new terrain. Pack a semi-fitted, ultra-lightweight running short made from recycled plastic bottles and matching sports bra with targeted mesh ventilation that stays comfortable on the move. A lightweight jacket keeps you warm for the cool-down.

Victoria wears Athleta’s Aqualuxe Bra-Sized Bikini Top and Aqualuxe Twist Bottom.

Your next adventure definitely calls for a paddleboard session. It requires balance, core strength, and endurance — plus, you can get an up-close look at marine life as you paddle. For all the water fun, pack a suit that can keep up. This bikini top’s hidden underwire design supports you while the bottom’s secure fit stays put — no matter how many splashy tumbles you take.

Macara wears Athleta’s Skyline Pant; Arizona Sandal by Birkenstock; and Zephyr Tee.

Exploring town? Ditch the car and travel like a local. Whether you’re on the hunt for unique cuisine or a national park, make your way there by bike. Pack for the excursion with lightweight pants made from recycled fabric — outfitted with an adjustable tie for a customized fit. Light layers up top and comfy sandals will have you ready for anything you discover.

Victoria wears Athleta’s Contender Sprint Bra; Excursion Hybrid 9” Short; Ascender UPF Jacket; and Caraa x Athleta Urban Hiker Backpack.

When traveling to destinations with beautiful natural environments, hit the hiking trails to get a closer look. Navigate rough terrain in hybrid shorts designed for flexibility with stretch side paneling and a pocketed waistband for on-hand essentials. Any other supplies can be stored in a sleek-but-roomy nylon backpack, which doubles as a versatile travel bag. A body-skimming neon jacket keeps you visible, and when not in use, folds up neatly into itself for compact storage — a true hiking necessity.

Now that packing's complete, all that's left is hitting the road. Whether your trip calls for running, swimming, or hiking outdoors, get dressed for the best adventure of the summer.

Photo: Eric T. White; Art Direction: Molly Kugelmann; Hair & Makeup: Ashleigh Ciucci; Stylist & Branded Fashion Lead: Jenna Wexler; Stylist Assistant & Branded Fashion Editor: Elly Ayres; Production: Samantha Ulban.