It was 110 degrees when we left Los Angeles earlier in June this year (43 degrees Celsius). We were Australia bound after having finished a 3 month road trip from the bottom of the States to the very top. The Californian sun was spectacular, so I boarded my flight in my tank top, shorts and thongs (flip flops…always feel the need to translate there). Women’s travel clothes.
In my carry on was a spare change of clothes, clean underwear and a light overthrow. 20 hours of flying later and I realized I had made the first rookie error of flight. I wasn’t wearing suitable clothing for the weather of my final destination, and I didn’t have an appropriate change of clothes.
I disembarked in Sydney to 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or as we in Australia call that…0 degrees. I had forgotten the implications of traveling to Australia in June. The best travel clothing for women.
The rest of the world operates under the mistaken impression that Australia is blessed with a sunny climate all year round. And in certain parts like the tropical north, that may well be true. Though for the majority of the country who live in cities along Australia’s east coast, it’s a very different story come June, July and August. Travel jackets for cold destinations.
For anyone choosing to take advantage of the off season and travel here during winter (and there are still plenty of spectacular things to do), I can’t overstate the importance of the following advice: Sprayway jackets review.
Pack a Warm Jacket For Cold Weather Destinations
Straight forward advice. Though it’s these prickly common sense tips which we seem to often allow to slip our mind…and I’m including myself in that. And since Blacks has just launched a brand new line of high quality coats, jackets and fleeces designed by Sprayway, I was quite eager to get my hands on something warm. Best jackets for overseas travel which are waterproof.
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Because a little bit of rain shouldn’t stop you from hiking. And cold weather shouldn’t stop you from getting outdoors. In fact, we actually prefer exploring when the weather’s a little bit blue – lighting is better for photography, no-one else is ever around, and there’s something much more adventurous about being outside during a storm, or trekking through a light layer of snow on the ground. What waterproof jacket should I buy?
In love with the new range from Sprayway, I put in an order for a Parka and a High Loft Fleece and Blacks kindly send them for me to review. I reviewed the women’s range, though there is an equally as impressive range for men. If you’re considering any kind of cold weather adventure in the future and looking for a high quality jacket which will last, you need these too.
Women’s Ash Waterproof Parka
This is a classy parka. Sprayway have done an amazing job with the design. It’s looks absolutely fabulous, though it also boasts premium technology which keeps you both dry and comfortable while out hiking through the rain.
The biggest thing for me as a traveler is that it’s light. Any kind of jacket you travel with is going to take up more room in your bag than another piece of clothing, so I will normally wear my coat onto the plane. The fact that it’s light and incredibly breathable makes this a fantastic choice for both wet and dry weather wear. Fashionable women’s travel clothes.
The removable hood is a very cool feature making it incredibly versatile for different types of wears. The hood comes off via press studs meaning it’s steadily fastened and fully waterproof while it’s on, though very easy to detach when you need to. How to look stylish when you travel.
The hood strikes the perfect balance between keeping your face completely covered from rain, while still giving you enough room to breathe.
It stops just above my eyes and stays firmly in place which doesn’t impact my ability to see; when zipped to the top there is adequate space to move your neck and breathe so that you’re not being strangled when you button it right up. 5 stars for comfort and practical design.
The fabric is beautiful, and fully waterproof when put to the test. It has a 2 Layer Hydro-dry fabric with a unique marl finish, and an Inso Therm lining inside which is so comfortable and soft, though also very warm. It’s difficult to find a rain jacket which is both waterproof and warm, so in the past I would wear layers just to keep in the heat. Absolutely no issue here though, and wearing this parka means you’ll neither be wet or cold.
There are two hand warmer pockets in the front of the jacket, and I found these extremely useful for placing items like my passport and phone since they’re of a very decent depth. Stylish travel jackets.
There is an external waist belt adjuster, though I personally found this to be mainly for design. The jacket zips up and then buttons up too, so while the belt adjuster is fabulous if you want it to sit tighter around your waist, I didn’t find I needed it to keep the jacket closed or properly in place.
For more information check the product page at Blacks. It’s fashionable, comfortable, practical and versatile. I love it to death.
Women’s Aspen High Loft Fleece
This fleece is the softest thing which will ever touch your skin. And it’s also the warmest thing you’ll ever wear. This super-luxurious fleece boasts a high loft fleece fabric for amazing softness and exceptional warmth. It’s an ultra-cosy piece which keeps out the chill on the coldest of days and it’s so comfortable I’ve essentially ended up living in it. Good quality raincoat for travel.
It’s a very simple and straight forward design – there is a lace up collar for added warmth and cosiness, and the neck comes right up to your chin which is different from other fleeces I’ve worn in the past, though it’s so cosy you’ll never want to wear anything else again. The interior of the fleece is the same fabric used for the front, so it’s just as warm and comfortable as it looks from the outside.
There are two front pockets which are just large enough to fit a smartphone, and with a very smooth lining for warming your hands. This is the kind of fleece you see someone wearing on the streets on a cold day and wish you were wearing too.
Check the product page at Blacks for more information.
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Blacks provided both Sprayway jackets complimentary for an honest review. My opinion was in no way influenced by the ridiculous comfort and warmth of the high loft fleece, nor was it influenced by the high fashion and practical use of the waterproof Sprayway Parka.
I would be absolutely happy to purchase these items and highly recommend them for travel to cold weather destinations…or for those who suffer through cold weather at home!