Zack tends to find a few things he loves each season and wears them over and over again. His favorites right now are perfect for all of the traveling we’ve been doing–especially when we’re going through completely different climates in the car. It can be pouring rain one minute, hot and humid next, and then chilly at night.
Zack’s 5 Go-To Clothing Pieces This Summer
His current favorites include the Vuori Ripstop Climbers (the shorts version of his favorite pants), a super-soft sweatshirt and a lightweight North Face rain jacket. My favorite of his recent purchases? This bag. It has come in SO handy this summer.
1. This Colorblock Sweatshirt
sweatshirt (on sale!) | shorts
Made from organic cotton and recycled fibers, this sweatshirt is super-soft and lightweight. Zack was originally drawn to the colors, but liked the way it fit (and especially the feel). It’s machine-washable (and dryer-friendly) and is now 25% off! (Also in a lighter t-shirt version here.)
2. These Vuori Shorts
sweatshirt | shorts (also at Nordstrom)
Zack fell in love with Vuori the second he tried their Ripstop Climber Pants. He was so excited when he found the Ripstop shorts and they totally lived up to his (high) expectations. He loves the drawstring/zipper closure and the button that’s attached to stretchy elastic for extra give. He also likes the zipper pocket on the side so he can put his phone or wallet in it without worrying about anything falling out. (They’re made from organic cotton and come in a ton of colors–I would definitely try the women’s version if my size wasn’t sold out!)
3 & 4. This Extra Soft Tank + Fjallraven Bag
tank | shorts | bag (also at Backcountry and Zappos)
Zack is drawn to pretty much anything camo, and this tank is super lightweight, soft and breathable. It dries quickly if it’s raining or hot and humid out. And this bag is everything–Zack was nervous to wear it at first, but once he got used to it he literally can’t go without it anymore. He said with kids you always have to carry things but he doesn’t always want to wear a backpack, especially in the summer. This one is waterproof and roomy enough that I often give him my phone and wallet and go without a bag myself. It’s a win-win! (It also comes in a slightly smaller size.)
5. This Lightweight Rain Jacket
jacket (also at Nordstrom)
Zack loves this jacket. It’s a lightweight and breathable rain jacket that doesn’t add a ton of heat in summer storms. There are vents you can unzip underneath the armpits, a cinch that shortens the hood so it doesn’t hang over your face and huge pockets on the inside to keep things dry (Zack said he fit six diapers in there when he recently had to walk from the car into our hotel when it was pouring). He also likes the extra length–he’s 6’1″ and wearing a large. (It also comes in dark grey.)
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