On him: Marmot PreCip Plus waterproof Meteor jacket, $170. REIPower Dry zippered T-shirt with Polartec, $30. REI Duofold VaritecT-shirt in HydroDuct polyester, $13. REI quick-dry nylonConvertible Sahara pants with zip-off legs and 50-plus ultravioletprotection factor, $55. Franklin Climbing "Catchers Mitts" glovesin synthetic leather and neoprene, $23 at REI. Asolo FSN 95Gore-Tex-lined hiking boots, $150 at REI. Aqua-Bound paddles, atREI, $95. Backpack on ground: Ultimate Direction brand withexternal-access SportTank water pouch, $70. On her: Oraclewaterproof jacket by Marmot with PreCip Plus coating and DryTouchlining, $150. REI MTS T-shirt in quick-dry polyester, $20. Cottonbandana by Life is Good, $5 at REI. REI Convertible Sahara pantswith zip-off legs, $55. Marmot Highlander backpack, $80 at REI.

ROB BRINKLEY, a former writer with the Fashion!Dallas section ofthe Dallas Morning News, is now the design editor atPaperCity magazine.

TAMMY THEIS is a 20-year-veteran fashion stylist for the DallasMorning News.

LARRY TRAVIS is a New York-based photographer.

DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT
Check your bags. If any of the below are stowed inside, packagain.

Fanny packs.
Enough said.
Brand-new shoes. You'll be sorry. Buy (and break in) shoesat least two weeks before taking them on your travels.
So-low denim. It barely works on J.Lo. And on guys? No way.This trend is approaching its expiration date. Fast.
Killer heels. Leave the sky-high and spiky at home.
Bag the baggies. Oversized? Over. Think modern,body-skimming fabrics with some give.
Trench coats. They rumple. They crease. Go for car-lengthcoats in wrinkle-resistant nylon microfibers instead.
Tracksuits and sweat suits. Hip-hop, yes. You, no.
Electronic gear as necklace. Skip the cords and stashtoday's slim-line cameras and camcorders in pockets and totes.