Traveling for the holidays? Take these essential pieces with you

25 November 2021

Manasseh Franklin

The perfect travel pieces are often the most simple: the black t-shirt that can be dressed up or down, those tapered pants that seem to match everything in your closet, the warm but packable jacket that effortlessly integrates with the vibe of your destination. Comfort and style are key, as much as versatility and a timelessness that makes you feel good, no matter where you are.

Whether you’re traveling over the holidays or planning a trip to decompress after, chasing snow in the Rockies or sun in St. Lucia, here are our favorite LifeLabs pieces to take along.

Rocky Mountain high: Stylish insulation with WarmLife

Once you’ve carved your final turns down the slopes, cozy up in the WarmLife Jacket for your stroll to post-piste libations. With its unique reflective technology that makes your body heat work for you, the WarmLife jacket will keep out the mountain town chill. Its classic but modern silhouette is at home among the most fashion forward companions, and its PFC-free coating keeps snowflakes at bay. Added bonus: WarmLife technology means you get more warmth with less bulk, meaning you can pack even lighter regardless of your destination.

What if your gloves could harness your body heat and make it work for you? With their nano-reflective technology, the WarmLife Gloves are designed to do just that. Keep your hands toasty on an evening walk through Vail Village or the rustic boardwalks of Jackson Hole. Build a snowman without getting your hands wet, thanks to the PFC-free waterproofing. WarmLife gloves offer 30% more warmth than comparable gloves, but use less material, making them easy to have on hand wherever you are.

On the white sand shores: Versatile comfort with CoolLife

Whether your vacay involves strolling the shores of Cabo or jogging through St. Lucia’s bustling downtown, the CoolLife Shorts (in men’s and women’s) will keep you dry and comfortable. Stylishly tailored for comfort and ease of movement, they pair perfectly with a tank or tee for rigorous and casual activities alike. CoolLife releases virtually 100% of your body heat using our special weave of polyethylene, keeping you much cooler than anything else can with next-to-zero material (read: serious suitcase space).

Protect your skin from the sun’s rays while keeping your body cool with the CoolLife Long Sleeve Tee . With an effortlessly wearable, relaxed fit made to complement every figure, our full-coverage long-sleeve  is exceptionally comfortable and universally flattering. Equally functional for casual brunch in Palm Springs and beachside jogs in Kauai. Minimalists rejoice: it’s quick-drying and bacteria-resistant, so if you’re only packing one tee, this is it.

The CoolLife Women’s Jogger is the powerhouse pant you’ve always longed for—the one that transitions coolly (pun intended) from airport to hiking cliffside before cocktail hour. It keeps your body temperature 1.7°C cooler than conventional fabrics, continuously cooling you down from activities that heat up. Technical in construction yet refined with a tapered silhouette and slightly shiny exterior, this design is made to move seamlessly across activities.

Keep the sun out of your eyes and your head cool in the CoolLife Hat . With its flat brim and understated, modern shape, it looks equally sharp on vacation and back at home. Remarkably cooling, it actively moves heat away from your head—which counts especially in direct sun, whether you’re on the slopes of Aspen or on the sands of San Blas.