Pack more by packing less: I’ve recently become a big fan of this.
In case you’re not up-to-date on my travels, I’m currently on a three-month backpacking trip around Europe. When planning for this trip, I had resolved to go carry-on only. And, of course, this meant that I needed to pack light and bring only the essentials.
Clothing, though, for me, was one of the trickiest parts to narrow down.
Maybe because this was going to be my first backpacking adventure. Maybe because this would be my first solo trip. Or maybe because it was just my first attempt to pack light.
Rewind backwards a few years, and you’d find me always being an overpacker. I remember clearly there was this one weekend trip to Tobermory, Canada where I had laid out seven completely separate outfits and had then proceeded to pack it all for a three-day trip.
Yes, I was strange.
But in my defence, I wanted to able to dress for different activities throughout the day, something sporty for active hikes when the sun was out, something a bit more stylish for dinners and activities in the evening, you get the picture.
And ok, I’ll admit it, I also wanted to have different outfits for photos.
But I digress.
This overpacking wouldn’t be an option for my three-month backpacking trip across Europe. Packing light was the only, and quite daunting, option. And so I started looking into versatile travel clothing.
In the end? I did it! I was able to fit everything I was going to bring on my trip into my Osprey Farpoint 40 L carry-on backpack.
I’m currently almost halfway through my three-month jaunt through Europe and I’m really happy with how I’ve packed (even though, of course, there are a few items I’ve never touched and wish I hadn’t brought). Overall, though, I’ve felt super prepared, comfortable, and/or stylish for all activities with my limited carry-on wardrobe. Versatile travel clothing has been super helpful in accomplishing this.
Anywhere Apparel Reversible Transfer Top
The Anywhere Apparel Reversible Transfer Top has been one of the best tops during my travels in Europe.
It’s been great as a stand-alone top for both daytime adventures and evenings out, as well as amazing for layering to achieve different looks. Probably my favourite thing about the top though is that I can wear it a lot and yet somehow, it still smells good!
The Reversible Transfer Top is made of an anti-microbial material which is what makes it so odour-resistant. I decided to get the top in the Glacier Ice/Charcoal style. It also comes in an Ocean Blue/Grey style. The Glacier Ice side (off-white) is made from a bamboo blend while the Charcoal side is a super soft, moisture-wicking fabric. The Anywhere Apparel site advertises the Glacier Ice as the more casual side and the Charcoal as a fancier side, and I’ve worn the top in more or less the same way.
How I’ve Worn the Reversible Transfer Top
I’ve liked wearing the Glacier Ice side during the day when I’m out and about wandering the streets of a new city such as Salzburg, Austria.
It’s great for short climbs to see cities from above too.
It’s been great for longer day hikes as well. (This photo was back during my Indonesia trip in August!)
As well as for encountering the fearsome Komodo dragons of Indonesia.
I’ve like wearing the Charcoal side during the day as well, especially if I’m going to be in a city.
As for evenings, I’ve found that I’ve only worn the top on the Charcoal side. Since it’s chillier, I would usually layer a cardigan over this. I also like how the Glacier Ice fabric pops out from below the Charcoal and gives a nice layered look without me having to actually look for other tanks to layer the top with.
As you can see, I’ve worn the Anywhere Apparel Reversible Transfer Top in a wide variety of places. I love how versatile this top is when it comes to the activities I can do in it.
The neutral colour and simple design of this top also allows it to work with most of my trip wardrobe. I’ve worn it with both dressier bottoms and with leggings on my lazy days.
I left for Europe mid-September and will be travelling all over the continent until the first week of December. I have worn the Reversible Transfer Top in warm and sunny Dubrovnik, Croatia to the chilly mountain air of Hallstatt, Austria. I think that the layering capacities of this top makes it perfect for multi-weather trips.
The washing instructions recommend for best care you wash in cool water and lay flat or hang dry. However, I’ve washed it twice in hostel washing machines set at I-don’t-know-what temperatures and the top has come out fine still. I don’t recommend you copy me, though.
The top also doesn’t wrinkle which makes it the perfect backpacking top to stuff in your backpack and take it out to wear again the next day.
Overall, I’m loving how the Reversible Transfer Top is working out for me on my three-month backpacking trip around Europe. If you need to pack light or are simply looking for a versatile and stylish top for your next trip, I would definitely recommend this top by Anywhere Apparel.
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How do you pack light for your travels? Do you have other recommendations for versatile travel clothing? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary Reversible Transfer Top from Anywhere Apparel to try out and review. Please know that I will only ever recommend products and services that I use and love myself. Some links may be affiliate links. I do not receive any commission from purchases made through the Reversible Transfer Top links in this post.