Please sign in to post.

32Degrees Clothing for Travel?

Does anyone have experience with the 32Degree brand while traveling? I’m curious to know if their pants, dresses, etc wash well and dry quickly in the bathroom sink. We will be in Italy in June so I imagine needing to wash at least a few pieces due to the heat.

Thanks in advance!

Posted by
6698 posts

I love 32Degree products, including clothing. I have some of their base layers and they wash and dry well. I also have a couple of pairs of pants that are also easy to wash and dry quickly. I really do like their products and find them very easy to wash and dry overall.

Posted by
222 posts

I also buy 32 Degrees tees and base layers. They are very good for travel. Easy to wash, roll in a towel to squeeze and will dry overnight. Often, this brand is sold at Costco.

Posted by
527 posts

32Degrees is an inexpensive mass-market brand that leans towards technical outdoors textiles and designs. If you're price-sensitive but, looking for functional and conservative styling, 32Degrees is great. Other brands like Uniqlo and Eddie Bauer compete in the same category.

Any synthetic or, blended fabric you should have no problem doing some wash in the bathroom sink. June will be warming up fast, and possibly humid depending on where you're going. Your clothes may not dry overnight so, be prepared to rotate between or, deal with some dampness in the morning.

Posted by
14098 posts

I use their winter gear a lot - base layers and puffy vests.

I also have their pull on, elastic band casual pants which I've taken for travel. They wash well but the waist band is fairly thick so takes longer to dry. The pants are cheap and pill easily although they actually pill less than the $80 capris I bought from LL Bean a few years ago.

To me Eddie Bauer is better quality and I like the travel pants I got at Costco last summer. They are a more tailored fit and do wash and dry well.

Posted by
10282 posts

I like the 32 Degree items I have purchased at Costco and I have a lot of Eddie Bauer clothing that I wear often. They are especially good for travel.

Posted by
2344 posts

I have a lot of 32Degrees items and they work well for travel. I always hand wash them and hang to dry at home to see how long it takes.

I also love the linen blend pants & capris from Old Navy. And crinkle gauze dresses from Gap.

Posted by
7365 posts

I have several colors of the 32 degree scooped neck long sleeve base layer. I always pack one for either layering if it’s cold, or I sometimes wear it alone with a colorful scarf and black pants for an outdoor dinner in late Summer. I have worn them like that for 15 European trips. They do dry quickly overnight after handwashing.

Posted by
1500 posts

I do buy 32 Degree clothing from their website and at Costco. However, I only use it at home. 32 Deg products are not good enough for overseas or overnight outdoor trips. Their base layers don't wick moisture well enough and don't regulate body temp. Very budget friendly, but you get what you pay for. Pilling of their fabric is a big problem.

For far better quality, I recommend REI, Outdoor Research, Salewa, Smartwool, and Patagonia.

Posted by
6698 posts

if it’s cold, or I sometimes wear it alone with a colorful scarf and black pants for an outdoor dinner in late Summer.

Jean, that's a nice idea! I always bring a scarf or two and then never wear them. I will try something like this next month.

Posted by
7365 posts

I just wrote this on Mardee’s recent post, but I will mention it here, too. The weather turned cooler than expected in Cadiz, Spain, so this has been a nice way to stay warm and still pack very light. The thin line of black or plum peeking out at the neckline looks nice with the necklace.

”It’s so nice to find some great travel items for low cost! I have two of my 32 degree long sleeve micro-thin tops drying in our Cadiz apartment right now. I brought a black & a plum that have been perfect to layer together, throw on a necklace & go!”

Posted by
343 posts

I have a few 32Degree brand pieces. IMHO, they're not the best. Because they're an inexpensive brand, they are not cut well and don't fit exactly right. However, if you have an easy fit frame (no curves, etc), they might work for you. Buy a few pieces and return them if you don't like them. Otherwise look to Athleta, Vuori or other companies with travel friendly pieces.