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The Best Cashmere Essentials for Travel by Rena Behar

There’s nothing quite like cashmere for getting that “swaddled in a cloud” feeling and, even when you’re on the road or trying to get cozy on a plane, why shouldn’t you be wrapped in luxury fabrics as you go? A type of wool that comes from a specific breed of goat, cashmere is soft and warm while still staying super breathable. Just make sure you don’t throw it in your washing machine — cashmere should ideally be hand-washed, or dry-cleaned as a second choice.

Our favorite cashmere pick is Naadam’s Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater. The luxuriously soft sweater comes in a fairly wide size range, dozens of colors, and a guarantee of ethical and sustainable practices at accessible prices. But if you’re looking for something a little different, take a look at our complete list of the best cashmere essentials available — there’s a pick for everyone.

These are the best cashmere products for travel:

Best Cardigan: Kule The Sinclair

The Sinclair


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Why We Love It: A colorful trim gives this classic cut a chic twist.

What to Consider: The body is cut long, so it may be too long for shorter wearers (or just extra cozy).

A classic cardigan is never out of style, but it doesn’t hurt to give it some extra flair to take it out of librarian territory. The Sinclair from Kule takes the cardigan cut and adds interest with vertical ribbing and a bright, bi-color trim along the collar and down the middle, as well as on the cuffs. Even better: It has pockets. Two, to be precise, in the form of patch pockets on the front of the body. The sweater is made of 100 percent ribbed cashmere and cut long in the body so you don’t have to worry about it creeping up as you walk around or try to get comfortable in an airplane seat.

Sizes: XS–XL | Care instructions: Dry clean only