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When you’re traveling, a comfortable and stylish pair of pants is essential. Find out why the Athleta Ponte Moto 2.0 pants are the best pair of pants for travel, plus other Athleta pants recommendations!
Athleta Ponte Moto 2.0 Pants Review
We and our readers love Athleta. And not just love, but LOVE. They make some of the best clothing for travel, from dresses to basic tees to pants. Here, we’re focusing on their best pants for travel, starting with the most well-loved pair among our readers: the Ponte Moto 2.0 pants.
The Athleta Ponte Moto 2.0 pant is the “getaway essential” for its sleek, sophisticated looks, 4-way stretch and ability to unpack ready to go. It’s a fitted style that fits like a legging with a mid rise and skinny leg.
One reader says, “I have these from last year and I love them. With a tunic and boots, they can look dressy, but with other tops, more casual. They’re also super comfy and they wash well.”
The Ponte Flex fabric offers four-way stretch with a structured fit. They’re easy to move around in while still looking sleek.
One reader says, “I just bought these in December and took them on my trip to Europe. So comfy and they look great with tunic length sweaters.”
One of the best things about these pants is the durability. The fabric is wrinkle-resistant, so it stays smooth in your bag, they fit easily into a slim packing cube and hardly weigh anything at all. They are easy to care for and wash, making it a great pant for traveling with as you can hand wash it or toss it in a washing machine.
One reader says, “I bought these few weeks for for my work capsule wardrobe (I work in sports medicine, so I need to be professional but all be able to get down on the ground and be active). Worn them for 4 days without any sign of wear! Love them.”
It can be difficult to know what size to get for a jegging style pant, as they sometimes run smaller than a normal pant. One reader says, “I think they run a little bit small so if you are in between sizes like I am, I’d size up,” while another adds, “They do run a bit small through the wais. I agree that sizing up is a good idea if you tend to be in between sizes.”
However, keep in mind that they offer a lot of stretch, with one reader sharing that they “ stretch in all the right places.”
Where to Wear Them
We love that these pants look dressy enough to wear to work while being comfy enough for travel. One reader says “they are perfect for work, travel, anything!” It’s important to note that these aren’t as thin as leggings, as they’re more a mid-weight fabric.
One reader says, “I find them to be pretty thick – more like jeggings,” while another adds, “They are medium/heavier weight. They should be good in spring, fall, and winter but I probably won’t wear them in summer.”
While they may not be the best for summer travel, they’re perfect year-round for airplane travel! One reader says, “I LOVE these Athleta pants. No bagging, sagging, or stretching out. They will be my airline and train pants for Europe,” while another adds, “I agree they are great airplane pants for long haul flights!”
The perfect pants can help you minimize your travel wardrobe. Read more tips about how to create a functional but minimalist capsule wardrobe with Pack Light Stylishly!
More of the Best Athleta Pants
The Ponte Moto 2.0 aren’t the only Athleta pants our readers love.
Highline Hybrid Ankle Tight 2.0
This is the ultimate hike tight that proves cold-weather warmth and full mobility are not mutually exclusive. These tights feature cozy, abrasion-resistant Trek Tech panels in front and stretch Pilayo® in back. And what other tight legging has pockets!?
One reader says, “I love these. A little bit more ‘athletic’ than workwear, but not quite workout leggings.”
Wander Cargo Pant
These are great cargo pants for trail to town explorations. The durable Trek Tech™ fabric is cozy on the inside with stretch Pilayo® for mobility on the backside, and plenty of pockets for stashing essentials.
One reader says, “Love the Wander Cargo pants for travel. I wore mine to California and to Switzerland recently. The cargo pocket is in the perfect place to keep my phone handy without it in danger of falling out. Great fit, too. I recently bought a second pair.”
Aspire Ankle Pant
These are the Featherweight Stretch™ pants that goes from studio to street thanks to a sporty chic tapered leg that scrunches up for more breathing room. These pants even offer a custom fit. The NeverEnd drawstrings at the ankle let you scrunch and tie the leg for a custom look and length/.
One reader says, “I purchased the Athleta Aspire Ankle pant and have been wearing it all spring and summer. It has been the perfect travel pant – very lightweight, can be cinched up to a capri or down as a regular pant or in between! I have worn it during very active events and also in casual business settings”
Chelsea Skinny Cargo Pant
These are the adventure lover’s ultimate pant made from Athleta’s amazing performance Featherweight Stretch™ fabric. These cargos feature a tapered leg that hits at the ankle, and pockets for all of your essentials.
One reader says, “Love the Athleta Chelsea Cargo pants. I wore them in Southeast Asia almost everyday for 3 weeks. I washed them in the sink and they were dry by morning. They’re lightweight, didn’t wrinkle, and are super comfortable. And they still look like new! I came home and purchased another pair. I carry my weight in my legs and thighs, and these pants offer the perfect fit. They definitely are a staple in my travel wardrobe.”
Flux Jogger 2.0
We love the Flux Jogger 2.0 thanks to its technical fabric that wicks, breathes, and keeps you comfy wherever the day takes you. It’s semi-fitted, so it’s slimming and stylish without being too tight.
One reader says, “Athleta has the best joggers,” while another says, “Athleta has so many amazing and comfortable non-legging pants options! I’ve got a pair of joggers and a pair of capris that are my go to travel pants when I don’t want to wear leggings.”
The Stellar Tight is made from a luxurious Italian fabric that is designed for performance at work, blending superior mobility with a fit and feel that are smooth, structured, and flattering. They even have UPF 50+, keeping your legs protected from UV rays. The zip pockets are great for hiking or walking around town, as you can store your wallet and phone.
Several readers recommended Athleta’s line of Street Tights, with one sharing, “Athleta has ‘street tights’ that are leggings with some cool details!”
Chelsea Wide Leg Pant
These are the ultimate travel companion for every adventure with wrinkle-resistant, recycled Featherweight Stretch™ fabric that gives you built-in breathable sun protection (it’s UPF 50+) and great pockets for stashing necessities on the go. Four pockets and an elastic waistband are the cherries on top!
One reader shared, “I am wearing these right now in hot and sweaty Vietnam. I washed them in the sink, wrung them out hard and wore them, they look pretty good.”
What are your thoughts on Athleta Ponte Moto pants and their other styles? Share in the comments!
For more tips on travel pants, please read:
- Best Black Leggings
- Best Black Travel Pants
- The Best Skinny Jeans
- Best Leggings for Women that Travel
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