Underwear and Swimwear Packing: The Dilemma
This post is based on a suggestion from David_NC that was having this dilemma. For us that have lots of underwear and/or swimwear, how do we decide what to pack for a trip? It can be quite a decision. I haven’t counted my pairs lately, but I have at least several months before I’d need to do laundry for clean underwear if not half a year. I know some that could go a year or more. So how do you decide what to pack?
For me it is going to start with of course where we are going. Then to some extent what we will be doing. If there is going to be a beach or pool on the trip then double the decisions. Normally our trips are during the summer, which means warm weather. With warm weather I stick with thongs a lot of the time. So a majority of the underwear I’d pack are thongs with maybe a bikini or two. Then I go with lighter weight pairs. Fabrics like polyester and nylon blends. Some of my go to thongs for warm weather vacations are the Doreanse Aire thong, Intymen sports thong, Prevail Sport string thong and med thong, and Daniel Alexander DA780 thong. Then if I throw a bikini or two in them probably be Prevail Sport string brief or Rio brief.
Then for swimwear it comes down to what I feel the area can handle and if anyone is going with us. My last two extended family trips I went a little more conservative than what I wear to our local beaches. This summer’s Myrtle beach trip I went with more of a 3” swim brief. There were a few reasons for this. The in-laws were along. I’ve come across anti swim brief content from a condo place there and from past visits I got the feeling it’s more of a conservative place for the most part. My main suits for extended family along is my Sluggers Classic swim brief and now two Turlock & Co swim briefs. When it is my wife and kids I opt for suits like a Speedo Solar or a cut similar to it.
The best advantage of wearing bikinis, thongs, and swim briefs is they take up less room than typical men’s underwear and swimwear. That means we can pack more of them and have a choice when we arrive at our destination. I guess I sort of have my go tos for vacation, so maybe not so much of a dilemma for me. I’d say swimwear is a bit harder of a selection with not always knowing the area and what I will feel most confident in. What I know is that trunks don’t go into the suitcase. Do you have a hard time picking out what to pack for your vacations/trips?