Lonely Planet Writer

Can this Kickstarter clothing company solve our travel packing problems?

We’re always enthusiastic and curious about companies that attempt to solve the standard problems of packing and travelling: what to pack, mixing and matching, staying wrinkle free… we’ve faced them all and have yet to find a perfect solution.

The complete set. Image by Unique Travel Set
The complete set. Image by Unique Travel Set

A Croatian travel clothing company started by two women – a traveller and a fashion designer – are attempting to solve that problem with the Unique Travel Set. Taking the idea of ‘multi-purpose’ clothing a few steps further, the Unique Travel Set is a seven-item set that can mix and match up to 30 different combinations. The company promises it’s plenty for a 3-5 day trip.

The set includes seven pieces: a dress, removable long sleeves, a belt, a cap/scarf, a long sleeveless shirt, leggings, and trousers. Together, all the items fold into a bag and weigh 1.7kg. The whole set comes in a single colour, meaning a few well-placed accessories or layering items can extend your travel wardrobe by a few days.

Yes, it fits all into one backpack. Image by Unique Travel Set
Yes, it fits all into one backpack. Image by Unique Travel Set

When it comes to creating outfits from the various pieces, you might wonder how they fit together. Given many women travel in leggings and dresses anyway, Unique Travel set put together some sample outfits that show a very cosy, comfortable, travel-friendly look. On the streets of Zagreb or London, nobody will know you’ve packed it all in a single bag.

You can currently back the project on Kickstarter, and if they meet their goal, you can expect your Unique Travel Set to arrive in June. The reward level to purchase a Unique Travel Set is US$242, and the set is expected to retail for $350.