My husband and I just returned from three weeks in Belize. As a college professor, he takes a group of twenty students for an intense course to study rainforest ecology, Mayan civilization (ancient and modern day), and marine ecology. We stay in four remote locations: two sites in the North with Programme for Belize, in the Mayan village of Blue Creek in the South, then at a field station on South Water Caye in the marine preserve, a short distance from Carrie Bow Caye where the Smithsonian maintains a research station. Sounds glorious and some of it is, but in fact, our accommodations are only one step above camping. Which means that packing for three weeks necessitates clothing that can be washed in a sink (or river) and that dries fast. The humidity in the rainforest can be oppressive!
This past Christmas we purchased a number of ExOfficio underwear (men’s and women’s). They are wonderful! They were comfortable, lightweight, easy to pack, and dried in no time. I’m so glad to have them: panties, camisole, men’s briefs and t-shirt. We both also have the ExOfficio travel jackets: my husband has the long-sleeve version and I have a vest. Both roll up in their own pocket to make a travel pillow. We were surprised at how warm the jacket was. Arriving back in Boston late Jan.29, my husband didn’t even need to put his raincoat on over it. UnderArmour, shirt and jacket were sufficient. Plus it also is lightweight and took up no space in our luggage.
Thank you Lindsay for suggesting these items. They will get good use! –Suzi, Belize, February 2014