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One of the most important aspects about choosing the best clothing for travel is to find items that weigh as little as possible. When you have 5-7kg of carryon suitcase weight restrictions, every ounce counts!

As you may know, these are what I consider the best travel pants for women, however, I’ve discovered another brand that also has some awesome options, too.

Have you heard of Athleta? If you haven’t, get it on your radar now because some of their clothing rocks for travel including their featherweight pant collection. Take a look!


Athleta Pants: Why They’re Awesome


Last year I spent four months traveling in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines. The Interlude pants by Athleta joined me on this trip and they were phenomenal.

The key factor the made these pants so good was their lightweight, breathable, and easy-to-wear fabric. I wore them for several days in a row (even a week when I couldn’t hand-wash) and they didn’t look dirty – even though they were filthy.

Unfortunately, since I got these pants on sale, they are now sold out HOWEVER I did scour this brand’s entire line and the below Athleta pants also feature the same super-fabric!


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City Jogger Pant



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Wear them to workout, to sightsee, and to lounge – the City Jogger pants would make any long plane ride super comfortable. As a bonus, we love the Cobblestone Grey color, too! Grey clothing makes an easy transition from autumn all the way to summer.



Destination Wide Leg Pant



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If slim fit or jogger isn’t your preferred pants style, the Destination Wide Leg pant is the one for you. LOVING the Jasper Green color. It is the neutral of the season and perfect for travel so stock up now! Wear it on a trip to South America or choose the nautical Navy for a European romp abroad.


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Aspire Ankle Pant



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You know when it’s a bit too hot for shorts but you want something a bit airier than full length pants? The Aspire Ankle pant comes to the rescue!

Start your day in Bali with a relaxing beach yoga session then ride a bicycle through Ubud’s rice paddies before ending the day with a visit to a beautiful temple. It doesn’t matter if you have time to go home and change because these will take you from 8am to 8pm in any warm and tropical destination.



La Viva Pant



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The La Viva pant was the first pair of Athleta pants that I tried. I didn’t purchase the petite sizing and at 5’2″, the regular length drowned me as you may have seen in my  Stop Overpacking ecourse.

Love the fabric so if you’re looking for a relaxed comfortable fit to join you on safari in the Serengeti, make sure to add these to your packing list!



Aliso Pant



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The Aliso is by far the most stylish of all the pants shown above and it’s currently on my travel fashion wishlist but because it’s on sale for $21.99 they have limited sizes available.

The Jasper color is fantastic and they seem to have a comfortable feel without a boxy look. As a plus, they look as if they’d easily be dressed up with heels or cute sandals or dressed down with trainers or flip flops. This is truly what versatile travel clothing is all about!


One of the other benefits of Athleta’s pants is that many of them are offered in petite and tall sizing. Yay!


Do you own any Athleta pants? What style do you have? Comment below!


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