Murray’s Clothing for Myanmar

Murray is not as particular with his clothing as I am. Not sure why. For me it is a fine art of finding the best clothes to keep me cool, dry, warm and respectable. Not for my man, Mur. “Throw some clothes in a bag and let’s go!”

Here is what Murray is taking, so far:

  • 2 pair of technical pants/convertable to shorts
  • 1 long sleeved button up cotton shirt (formal wear)
  • 2 short sleeved lightweight wool shirts
  • 2 pair of underwear
  • 1 or 2 pair of socks
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair of light hiking shoes
  • 1 pair of cheap flip flops
  • 1 waterproof jacket or 1 lightweight jacket plus a heavier long sleeved wool shirt
  • 1 sunhat
  • 1 umbrella

Murray wears technical pants when we travel. The heat doesn’t bother him so he is okay with this kind of pant.

Technical pants

Technical pants

I have convinced Murray to take two short sleeved icebreaker shirts. He is also taking a long sleeved cotton shirt.

Cotton and icerbreaker wool shirts

Cotton and icerbreaker wool shirts

Murray is still deciding whether to take 1 or 2 pairs of underwear and socks. I am leaning for him to take 2. Yah never know what will happen to your one and only pair of gaunchies!

He is taking a swimsuit, a pair of light hiking shoes, flip flops, sunhat and umbrella, just like me.

The last question that is puzzling Murray is what type of warm/rain layer to take. Should it be his heavier black jacket that repels rain and is warm? Or should it be a lightweight riding jacket that will delay getting soaked and a heavier long sleeved icebreaker shirt? The black jacket is bulky and I think it will be too hot to wear as a rain layer in Myanmar – I am leaning towards the riding jacket and wool shirt. I wonder what he will decide?

Rain/warm jacket OR riding jacket and wool shirt?

Rain/warm jacket OR riding jacket and wool shirt?

Murray takes less clothes than I do and doesn’t worry so much about getting it completely right. Clothes are clothes and what he has in his bag when he gets to our destination, is what he will wear.

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