I’m no stranger to travel clothes. 

In fact, I base most purchase decisions on whether said shirt, sweater, pants, skirt, etc. will travel well.

Dry clean only: Not gonna happen.

Quick-dry, wrinkle-proof, lightweight: Now we’re talking.

When I went searching for a pair of travel pants for an adventure trip in Baja, I struck gold with ExOfficio’s Nio Amphi pant. 

Check out the product details:

  • UPF 30+ for sun protection to keep away sunburns
  • Treated with Repeloff to resist wrinkles, stains, and water so you always look your best
  • Quick-drying and lightweight for easy travel and easy care
  • Peach finished for extra comfort
  • Cargo security pockets and drop-in cell pocket for all your travel essentials
  • Leg vent and bottom gusset with cinch; indestructible button


They had me at Repeloff and cinched the deal with drop-in cell pocket  (So sue me, I travel with a BlackBerry). Better yet, after the morning chill burns off, and the heat of the day cranks up, I’m diggin’ the roll-up feature that turns pant to sylish capri with a simple button. No need for dorky zip-offs.

Shopper’s remorse? Not me. It’s day 13 in Baja and I’m in love.

Favorite feature: I have hips. Yes, curves. And those unisex adventure pants just don’t do it for me. But, these, hallelujah, have a hidden drawstring waist which means no more embarrassing gaps because I had to buy a size-up to fit.

Not-so-favorite feature: Hmmm. I’m thinking. Nope, nada. Not yet, anyway. We’re still in the honeymoon phase.

Bottom line: Won’t head off somewhere warm without em’. 


Available for men and women at ExOfficio.com as well as the Adventure Traveler section of the Travel Store at EllenBarone.com powered by Amazon.


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About Ellen Barone: Consumer travel expert Ellen Barone is the founder and publisher of TravelUpdatesbyEllenBarone.com and YourLifeIsATrip.com. She’s currently at work on her first book - I COULD LIVE HERE. Click here to learn more or stay connected on Twitter at,FacebookGoogle+ and LinkedIn







Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".