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post #3 of Old 12-15-2007
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A lot depends on how much clothing you'll be wearing to begin with. I know some sailors that wear pretty close to nothing down in the Caribbean. Personally, I'd take some of the lighter sun-protective clothes, since I'm not a big fan of cancer...

It also helps if you buy and wear synthetics, which dry much faster than natural fibers.

Some stores specialize in travel clothing that might be of interest to you. Travelsmith.com and REI come to mind. Both have good sythetics that wear and feel like natural materials, but dry much more quickly.

One thing I prefer are the "convertible" pants, that have the zip-off legs and can be converted to shorts. The better ones are very comfortable and work in both very hot weather as well as cooler weather. The brand I prefer is Mountain Hardwear. I've got a couple of pairs of MTHW convertibles that are several years old and heavily used, but you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at them.

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