Forget chunky sweaters and over-stuffed jackets, these layers will keep you warm and fit in your carry-on.
Traveling light is not easy; traveling light in the winter is almost impossible. It’s hard enough trying to whittle down your travel wardrobe to fit in a carry-on during summer months, but winter months — and winter vacations — bring the added challenge of extra layers, larger clothing options, and clunky footwear.
So, what’s a traveler to do when you want to stick to that carry-on but head out on a great ski vacation or go winter hiking? Choose smart, practical items that not only do double duty, but also provide serious warmth and layering options while taking up minimal space.
Some key fabrics to look for include: packable down, merino wool, cashmere, and fleece.
Below we’ve chosen a few of our favorite pieces that will get you from the slopes to après ski in comfort — all without those extra baggage fees.