Patagonia Men’s Torrentshell Stretch Jacket / Patagonia Men’s Houdini® Jacket / Patagonia Men’s Micro D® 1/4-Zip Fleece Pullover / Patagonia Men’s Wind Shield Hybrid Soft Shell Pants / ASICS GEL-Noosa Tri 9 / Kenneth Cole Reaction Get Set / Havianas Men’s ‘Brasil Logo’ Flip Flop
You always see packing lists for her, but what about packing lists for him? So here you go, Dear Husband’s packing list for Thailand and Bhutan!
Ok, so I’m a bit embarrassed how matchy-matchy DH and I are…but whatever (see my outerwear and shoe list). When you find what works, you roll with it, right? Good gear is just good gear.
On our trip to Bhutan and Thailand, where we have city + country, hiking + nice dinners, rain + sun, hot+ cold, so layers and quick drying materials are most important.
Outerwear: DH will use the same combination as me, except he’ll swap out a regular rain coat for my rain trench. The Torrentshell Stretch from Patagonia is really waterproof, with some breathability. The stretch panels make it a bit more comfortable and easy to move in. In addition to the rain shell, DH will also carry along his Houdini jacket. I’m telling you, these things look like nothing, but they are incredible! They are light, packable, breathable, and water resistant. We do have different color Houdini’s…thank goodness…
Layer: DH will take a microfleece from Patagonia as his mid-layer. He’s never as cold as me, so he just wants something to take the chill off in the evening in Bhutan. Layered under either of the two shells, you get some wind protection, rain protection, and a whole lot more warmth. The microfleece also dries really quickly if it gets wet.
Pants: DH will take a pair of multi-purpose pants, that are light, stretch material. While not waterproof, these pants can easily slip over a pair of hiking shorts if we get caught in a deluge. Plus, if we are outside at night, they can provide some bug protection for the legs. They weigh next to nothing and are easy to pack.
Shoes: DH will stick to the 3 shoe rule. He’s taking Havianas, in addition to a pair of Asics running shoes that are light and will dry quickly if they get wet. He’ll also have to take a pair of loafers, as we are having dinner somewhere that tennis shoes and flip flops are not allowed. We thought about Tom’s, but I’m not sure those will pass the test either for a nice place in Bangkok…maybe?
Yup, so we are taking a very similar set of items for our outwear and shoes! We’ll be packing light, as usual, no checked luggage and no heavy bags.
Are we missing anything? Have you been to Thailand or Bhutan and have suggestions for us?