Socks – the right fit for flying
Some of us suffer from swollen feet and ankles, and some of us can’t stand wearing shoes for that long. If your shoes are coming off, make sure you’ve got a pair of socks to maximise your comfort – and the comfort of your fellow passengers.
- Fleece Socks – for breathable and warm, slipper-like comfort.
- Merino socks – for warm and odour resistant, super-soft insulation.
- Compression socks – to help combat deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
If you suffer from swollen feet and ankles, chat to a medical professional about your best option – then find the right socks for you.
Travel pants – comfy and adaptable
Jeans are great, but they come with limits. They’re slow to dry, uncomfortable to sit in for a long time, and a poor choice if you’re keen to do some physical activities during your trip. They’re also pretty heavy, so if you’re wearing your luggage on your back, you might want to skip them altogether.
Instead, look for a decent pair of travel pants. Something versatile and adaptable that can offer you:
- An elasticated or loose waistband – comfort is key for napping, and there’s nothing worse than having denim cutting into your hip when you’re trying to sleep.
- Stretch or a loose fit – you’ll want to keep your blood circulating to lessen the chances of DVT.
- Warmth – it gets cold up there!
- A tailored look – you’ll get more wear out of a pair of pants you can wear on a plane, on a bike and at the pub.
- Camouflage – the chances of spillage is high on a long haul flight, especially during turbulence, meal times and if you’re travelling with small, messy people. Dark or black pants can help cover up any accidents.
It’s also ‘nice to have’ a pair of travel pants with water repellency, just in case you do spill your drink. Our Kathmandu Flight Pants are specifically designed for travel and tick a lot of the boxes above.