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Long haul flights can be a drag – but you can improve your comfort levels, stay fresh and keep warm with these helpful tips.
Wearing the same clothes for an extended period of time – with no access to showers – will make most us feel a little crusty. But shirts made of merino wool are naturally odour resistant. You’ll keep the whiff at bay and feel fresher for longer.
Merino is also:
Merino’s breathability means it can release warmth to cool you down, and keep you warm when it’s cold – so you don’t have to peel off every layer.
A merino cardigan is a great addition if you’re travelling somewhere warmer and need your top layer to pack down into your luggage. It’s particularly useful because it offers odour resistance and superb warmth – especially when layered over another merino shirt.
Some of us suffer from swollen feet and ankles, and some of us can’t stand wearing shoes for that long. If your shoes are coming off, make sure you’ve got a pair of socks to maximise your comfort – and the comfort of your fellow passengers.
If you suffer from swollen feet and ankles, chat to a medical professional about your best option – then find the right socks for you.
Jeans are great, but they come with limits. They’re slow to dry, uncomfortable to sit in for a long time, and a poor choice if you’re keen to do some physical activities during your trip. They’re also pretty heavy, so if you’re wearing your luggage on your back, you might want to skip them altogether.
Instead, look for a decent pair of travel pants. Something versatile and adaptable that can offer you:
It’s also ‘nice to have’ a pair of travel pants with water repellency, just in case you do spill your drink. Our Kathmandu Flight Pants are specifically designed for travel and tick a lot of the boxes above.
Long haul flights can get seriously cold. But depending on the length of your flight, the age of your plane and the cabin pressure, the temperature can also be wildly unpredictable.
The best way to prepare is to dress in layers you can easily remove, but will still keep you warm when you need it.
Our stylish and functional Federate Range has been purposely designed to enhance your travel. Check out the range before jumping on your next long hauler.
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