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Old Sep 12, 11, 5:11 pm
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What to wear between room and hotel pool?

I don't own anything remotely resembling a swimsuit coverup!

In a carry-on only, light packing context, what do you wear over your swimsuit between your room and the pool? Regular clothes? Workout clothes? Something I haven't thought of yet that isn't a single-purpose item? What do you do about the chlorine that will undoubtedly get on these things when you pull them over your wet self to go back to your room?
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Old Sep 12, 11, 5:27 pm
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T-shirt, shorts, flip flops
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Old Sep 12, 11, 5:40 pm
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Long t-shirt that can double as a nightie.
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Old Sep 12, 11, 5:49 pm
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Hotel bathrobe
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Old Sep 12, 11, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Long t-shirt that can double as a nightie.
I've done this on occasion, but I usually include a fine nylon sarong in my regular travel kit. It serves as a coverup, but also for sunscreening, as an evening wrap, can be tied into a light jacket, or a skirt.

It can also function as an emergency towel, tablecloth or neck-pillow, be tied into a bag, worn as a scarf - and rinses out and dries in a flash. In short, it really earns its place in my one carryon bag.
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Old Sep 12, 11, 8:52 pm
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Don't have any shorts.

Don't have any flip-flops.

Bathrobe? Seriously? In a public place (which I consider a hotel lobby or hallway to be)?

I guess I'm just uncomfortable appearing in a state of partial undress (tunic style anything with no pants or skirt) in a public place where other people are fully clothed.
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Old Sep 12, 11, 9:35 pm
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I have a lightweight coverup.
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Old Sep 12, 11, 9:55 pm
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I generally wear the kind of clothes I'd work out in. For me that is a t-shirt and shorts. But really I think that you can wear anything that you don't mind getting wet.
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Old Sep 12, 11, 10:31 pm
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If the hotel pool has a changing room (most that I deal with do) then I change in there.

If the hotel pool does not, I wrap a towel around me and just wear it back to my room. Public place? Well, then patrons now know that the hotel has a pool.
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I use a long t-shirt, or I steal one of Mr. Kipper's shirts for this purpose.
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Old Sep 13, 11, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by OzBarb View Post
I've done this on occasion, but I usually include a fine nylon sarong in my regular travel kit. It serves as a coverup, but also for sunscreening, as an evening wrap, can be tied into a light jacket, or a skirt.

It can also function as an emergency towel, tablecloth or neck-pillow, be tied into a bag, worn as a scarf - and rinses out and dries in a flash. In short, it really earns its place in my one carryon bag.
+1 only mine are polyester rather than nylon.
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Old Sep 14, 11, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by Katja View Post
Don't have any shorts.

Don't have any flip-flops.

Bathrobe? Seriously? In a public place (which I consider a hotel lobby or hallway to be)?

I guess I'm just uncomfortable appearing in a state of partial undress (tunic style anything with no pants or skirt) in a public place where other people are fully clothed.
No shorts? Ok....throw on a skirt or wrap and a t-shirt. Or a huge/oversized t-shirt. No flip flops? Ok, they're really cheap if you want them ($3 here in NYC) but if you don't, put on a pair of sandals.

You get the idea from this thread....put on something over your bathing suit that is easy and convenient.
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Old Sep 14, 11, 2:36 pm
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I'd wear a casual/Summer dress.
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Old Sep 14, 11, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by OzBarb View Post
I've done this on occasion, but I usually include a fine nylon sarong in my regular travel kit. It serves as a coverup, but also for sunscreening, as an evening wrap, can be tied into a light jacket, or a skirt.

It can also function as an emergency towel, tablecloth or neck-pillow, be tied into a bag, worn as a scarf - and rinses out and dries in a flash. In short, it really earns its place in my one carryon bag.
Same here. I've also used it as a picnic blanket, shade, attention getting flag, head scarf, and changing room.
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Old Sep 14, 11, 5:34 pm
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I have a very lightweight kaftan which doubles as a coverup and a nightie if needed
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