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How many underwear do you pack when traveling? Read on to find out!


Travel Underwear


What is the masochistic obsession about skimping out on the tiniest of your travel clothing? “Pack three pairs of underwear for your round-the-world trip.”



What’s wrong with that statement?


I understand pack three bottoms, three tops, or even three bras…but underwear?

Girls are not guys and we can’t just flip our boxers inside out when we don’t have any clean underpants. Sometimes it’s easy to go through three underwear changes in one day especially in humid countries or places where you’re doing lots of activities.


What if you start the day with under wear#1, go swimming in your bathing suit, then wear underwear #2, and then go out at night and change into underwear #3?


You’re constantly waiting for underwear to dry! Even if you have ultra-lightning quick dry underwear, is this process of sacrificing your comfort really even necessary?



Bloggers Tips


Erica from Over Yonderlust

Experienced a rainy season on here entire year long trip and only packed three pairs of travel underwear. Her quick dry underwear did not dry properly and now she’s packing ten pairs for her trip to Europe.


Brandy from It’s One World Travel

Also recommends to travel with at least 10 pairs. Both of these travelers travel light with just a carry-on bag. It doesn’t seem like the difference in quantity will really make or break your backpack.



3 Mens Underwear Take Up More Room than 10 Womens Underwear


Look at the difference in womens versus mens underwear. Three of theirs is more than half the size of ten of ours. Plus, if guys pack three, that technically means six because let’s face it; they’re probably going to get double use.

This is not to say that you can’t travel with just three pairs of travel underwear. Many female travelers are more than fine with a three pair rotation.


The secret to traveling light is to create a functional but minimalist capsule wardrobe. Learn more in my guide!



The Magic Number


However, girl’s underwear is so small. Why skimp on underwear of all things? So what’s the magic number? How much underwear should we pack for a round-the-world trip?

Six-ten pairs is a good average. It will still take up the tiniest bit of space and save you much unnecessary turmoil.


Underwear is so small it can be squeezed into the nooks and crannies in your packing cubes.



Check out the best travel underwear for women and the brands that top our list!

What is your magic travel underwear number? Comment and share!


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