If all you knew about traveling was what you saw on dedicated travel gear sites such as Magellans.com or TravelSmith.com, you might think that you could never take a trip without a wardrobe purpose-built for globetrotting. Think shirts and pants made out of wrinkle-free, waterproof, bug-repellent, UV-protective microfibers, equipped with dozens of hidden thief-proof pockets. But do you really need to buy expensive, specialized travel clothes just to explore the world?
For those of you who'd rather wear the clothes you already have instead of blowing half your travel budget on a new wardrobe before every trip, there's hope. We took a look at some of the most common types of travel clothes to determine whether they're actually worth the money.
Commonly produced by outdoor outfitters, these pants, shirts, jackets and boots are meant to protect you from damp weather.
Worth It? If you'll be spending a lot of time outdoors in a changeable climate (think kayaking in New..