Dress Jacket

If you think you may need a dress jacket on your travels or simply want a nice comfortable jacket to wear around, consider a packable wrinkle resistant jacket similar to the one shown below.  These jackets are lightweight and can be compressed and packed into one of the jacket pockets.  Not only for travel, these jackets can be worn to work or an evening out in your home environment.

On a trip to Budapest Hungary, we had a meal at a nicer restaurant requiring men wear a dress jacket.  I did not have a jacket with me at the time so restaurant provided one for 1200 Hungarian Forints (approximately $5.00)

Restaurant - Budapest, Hungary

Eddie Bauer - Men's Departure Tropical-Weight Packable Blazer
Seven continents in seven days, seven weeks, or seven months? No problem. This lightweight, packable, Flexion four-way stretch blazer stuffs and stows easily, never needs ironing, and has a StormRepel® DWR finish that sheds moisture.
  • 86% polyester/14% spandex shell; 100% polyester lining
  • Packs into exterior secure zip chest pocket
  • Interior travel document pocket
  • Machine wash

Active: Our most athletic fit. Close to the body without restricting mobility.

NOTE: Wrinkles will fall out easily with a quick steaming. Do not use a hot iron to remove wrinkles.

Eddie Bauer

You will find a few different styles of this type of jacket on the Eddie Bauer website.

These jackets can be on the pricier side, anywhere from $75 to over $150.  Eddie Bauer will often have sales, so it can pay to wait.  You may be able to pick this one up from 35-50% off, so be patient waiting on the next big holiday sale.