The Best Scrubs for Medical Mission Trips (and Everyday Wear)

Are you a nurse, therapist, doctor, vet, dentist, or other scrubs-wearing professional?

Do you *know* a nurse, therapist, doctor, vet, dentist, or other scrubs-wearing professional?

If the answer to either of these is yes – PLEASE keep reading.


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Hi. I realize this is The Travel Medley, and most of you are here for travel things.

Are you an avid traveler with no scrubs-wearing people in your life? You have my permission to skip this post.

Go ahead and close the tab. It’s okay. Or maybe go back to the Dubsmash archives for a giggle.


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Bc this post is about amazing scrubs! (Though there ARE a few Dubsmashes too…)


Are you still here? Great.

Helloooo scrubs-wearing professionals! (And their friends who love them enough to read this!)

I would like to introduce my newfound obsession, and the topic of this blog post: FIGS scrubs.


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They are 100% awesome.


They are a must-have for medical mission trips… but honestly, they’re worth the upgrade for everyday wear too.


Let me upgrade ya. 20% off your first order!


I will admit that I used to be an idiot. Because I thought ALL scrubs were great. (This is partially because I hate regular clothes.)

I mean, scrubs are basically just professional sweatpants… right?


Comparing scrubs to sweatpants would indicate that they’re actually comfortable. And most scrubs fit horribly, don’t breathe well, and are essentially a potato sack of fabric with a drawstring.


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Essentially: most scrubs are garbage.


On the other hand, FIGS scrubs are the most comfortable thing I’ve ever put on my body.

I love them, and they have been VITAL to my comfort and well-being as I supervise my speech therapy students in Guyana.


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FIGS scrubs are the #1 item in my suitcase this trip. Hands down.


Let’s talk about some of the features.


1) Ridiculously soft

Think about how many hours you spend in scrubs every day/week/month/year. Wouldn’t it be nice if they were… I don’t know… comfortable?

FIGS are soft like buttah, you guys. Once you put them on, they may never come off.


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I even pretend my Zamora jogger scrubs are regular pants and wear them on my days off.

2) Moisture-wicking

In Guyana, tropical weather is a constant, year-round thing. Lots of heat/humidity, limited air conditioning (even in hospitals and clinics), and walking around town all day in the sweltering sun means I sweat a LOT.

Thank baby Jesus for FIGS scrubs.

The material is light and breathable AND it’s moisture-wicking. So my scrubs don’t feel like a furnace, and if… (let’s be real, when) I start sweating, my armpits and back aren’t totally drenched for the rest of the day.


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I’m sweaty and happy, but my colleague is crying bc her scrubs are a furnace.


3) Antimicrobial

Healthcare settings have lots of bodily fluids and bacteria. It comes with the territory. (And as you might imagine, the sanitation standards are a bit different when you’re working in a developing country…)

Whether you’re at home or abroad, an extra layer of protection certainly doesn’t hurt. Learn more about the FIGS antimicrobial-ness here.


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Go away, germs! You can’t sit with us!


4) Wrinkle resistant

This has been another major help for me while traveling. In Guyana, I often wash my clothes in a bucket, and then they get hung up on a clothesline. I don’t have the luxury of using a clothes dryer or an iron.

Luckily, FIGS are wrinkle-resistant!

It’s a real life saver while abroad, but let’s be honest… this is a wonderful feature no matter what. There are better ways to spend your time than de-wrinkling your work clothes.


(Like recording Dubsmashes, lol.)


Let’s recap: Ridiculously soft, moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, and wrinkle resistant. Plus, they come in tall and petite sizes! Which is great for humans who are not of average height. 🙋🏻

Essentially: these scrubs are amazing.


And if you need ANOTHER reason to love them…

FIGS has something called the “Threads for Threads” program.

For every set of scrubs sold, they give a set of scrubs to a healthcare provider in need.


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Through this program, FIGS has donated scrubs in over 34 countries around the world!


That makes my heart happy. ❤️

If you can’t tell, I really, really, really like FIGS scrubs…


(Enough to sing a love ballad to them.)


If you’re planning to go on a medical mission trip, put these scrubs on your packing list! If you ask me, they should fill your entire suitcase.

And even if you’re *not* planning a medical mission trip, do yourself a favor and upgrade today.

These scrubs are absolutely amazing – #treatyoself. PLUS, a pair of scrubs will also go to a healthcare provider in need! #winwin


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FIGS for life, y’all.


Use my link to get 20% off your first order! Do itttttt. You know you wanna.

And don’t keep this info to yourself. Be sure to tell your nurse, therapist, doctor, vet, dentist, and other scrubs-wearing friends!

Tweet to your scrubs-wearing celebrity crush! Save it on your scrubs-related Pinterest board!


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Share the loooooove, y’all!



Note: When they heard I was going to Guyana to help train the country’s *very first* Speech-Language Pathologists, FIGS generously gave me a pair of their amazing performance scrubs. (After trying them on, I immediately ordered more. So I’ve also spent my hard-earned cash on these lil babies, and they are 100% WORTH IT.) As always, all opinions are my own.


  1. Reply

    Can you post the styles you’re wearing? and your height? jean size? size of scrubs you ordered so ppl interested can get a better idea what size to order? 🙂

    1. Reply

      I am SO late to this party, but they are the Catarina one-pocket top (size Small) and the Zamora jogger scrub pants (size Medium). I’m 5’11” and typically wear a Small/Medium in tops and a Medium in bottoms (at the time I was fluctuating between sizes 6-8). Back in the day (aka 2017), they didn’t offer a tall inseam, so I went with regular! Hope this helps 🙂

  2. Reply

    These are beautiful Nurse tops. You can also explore Classy Scrubs store to get amazing nurse scrub tops of your choice.

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