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When this blog first began, we discovered what we believed to be the impossible: the best travel pants for women.

 

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Anatomie Skyler Women’s Travel Pants

 

Almost four years later, we’re re-visiting this topic but this time we’re going to take a look at the best pants for travel to various destinations. Keep reading to find out what styles top our list!

 


Best Pants for Travel

Written By: Niki Landry


 

Travel Fashion Girl help! A reader asks:

 

I know this has been discussed before, but I guess I did not pay enough attention. What are your favorite travel pants? Any favorite brands or styles? I am looking for pants that are lightweight, breathable, easy to pack and wash.

 

Pants are a travel essential, whether you’re heading to a cold or warm weather location. They best travel pants are comfy, stylish, and easy to pack and wear anywhere. Here, we share the best pants for travel based on your destination.

 

The Beach Pant in Linen

 

Best Pants for Travel to Beach

 

Easy, breezy, comfortable linen pants. These casual pants can be used as a swimsuit cover-up, to walk around beach towns, as a casual dinner outfit, or just lounging.

 

You may also like:

Relaxed Fit Linen PantsWide-Leg Linen Pants | Drawstring Linen Pants

 

Many people opt for summer shorts, dresses, and skirts for the beach, but there are a few reasons beach pants are a great addition: it can get chilly on the water at night, they protect your skin from sun and insects, and they keep you cool but conservative when necessary.

Linen pants are also be a good option for cruise, resort, and sailing vacations, or anywhere with a casual environment and high temperature.

 

Read this post for a full round up of our favorite linen clothing for summer!

 

 

Trekkie Jogger

 

Best Pants for Travel to Trek

 

While some travelers swear by the infamous convertible trekking pants as the best pants for travel, it’s one item that never makes it onto my packing list. I’m always on the hunt for alternatives to bring on multi-day hikes.

One reader swears by Eddie Bauer, saying “I like the Horizon Roll-Up Pants from Eddie Bauer and they come in petite as well.”

 

You may also like:

Black Capris | Plus Size Cargo Capri | Active Woven Jogger Pants

 

Currently, I love leggings, but I think I will try the above joggers on my next trip. The streamlined cut, performance fabric, and muted color options are exactly what I’m looking for in a great outdoor pant.

(Note: the best pants for travel to destinations with extreme weather and challenging conditions, would need to offer additional technical benefits such as the styles suggested in this post).

 

If you prefer a traditional tech trouser, take a look at these convertible travel pants women might actually like!

 

 

Plus Stretch Skinny Jeans 

 

Best Pants for Travel to Cities

 

You have a lot of packing options when you are traveling to a big city; the activities you have planned will dictate what to bring. I tend to lean toward a more polished look in cities, so I leave my distressed pants at home.

 

You may also like:

Dark Dye Skinny Jeans | Ankle Skinny JeansPlus Stretch Trousers

 

Generally, I like to pack a pair of slim fit dark wash jeans. You can dress them up or down depending on your shoes and top, and they hide stains easily. To avoid looking sloppy, make sure whichever style you choose has the perfect fit. Pair with a button down shirt and flat boots for an easy no fuss travel outfit.

 

You may also like:

Plus Skinny Legging JeansVerdugo Ankle Jean | Brooke Legging Jean

 

Want to wear jeans but don’t want to pack the bulk? Chambray trousers or stretch denim may be what you’re searching for. Stretch denim provides comfort and the faded wash is casual enough for everyday wear. Pair with a button down shirt and flat boots for an easy no fuss outfit.

 

 

Jogger Pants

 

Best Pants for Travel to the Tropics

 

Need to stay covered up but still cool in a humid destination? Lightweight jogger-style pants are for you. A little easier to wear than its cousin–the harem pant–it provides air circulation and modesty without being overly trendy.

 

You may also like:

 

 Pure Body Modal Joggers | Women’s Petite Jogger | Lightweight Woven Jogger

 

I am less inclined to wear busy patterns, so I prefer the simple look of these pants in the rust color. It’s a nice change from the neutral bottoms I typically lean towards.

 

Take a look at more travel-friendly joggers for women!

 

 

Polartec Tight

 

Best Pants for Travel to the Cold

 

It’s hard to stay stylish in really cold weather. Outfits tend to look bulky, and layering fleece under jeans or pants is not super comfortable. Luckily, there are options like these insulated leggings that provide warmth without weight.

 

You may also like:

 

Plus Zella Leggings | Merino Wool BottomDouble-Layer Thermal Leggings

 

All of my favorite travel bottoms are Athleta brand, and I’m considering bringing the Heathered Polartec® Power Stretch® 2 Tight for my trip to Iceland this year.

Readers also love Athleta’s Lined La Viva pant, with one saying, “I wear the lined La Viva in winter. They’re great on the plane to prevent me from getting too cold, but the lining isn’t so thick that I’m overheated. They’re great in a light rain and do well w/a moderate wind.”

 

For more ideas, see what brands travelers voted as the ten best leggings for women for travel!

 

 

Anatomie Skyler Skinny Pants

 

Best Pants for Travel Everywhere

 

Looking for a pair of pants that is suitable for a range of travel activities? Anatomie’s collection of trousers still tops TFG’s list as the best pants for travel and continues to be a favorite of other female travelers, too.

The best style is by far the Skyler, which offers a stylish slim fit in a delightfully light technical fabric. It’s also available in a wide range of colors to suit any destination. Take them from your office to sightseeing, dinner or a mountain – they’ll fit in everywhere.

One reader raves about these pants, saying, “I just purchased Anatomie’s Skyler pants. They are VERY expensive, but wow. They are unbelievable! I’m 5’3 and would normally wear a size 10 in pants but I ordered up based on some reviews. They fit like a glove and look amazing! They wash and dry fast, wear with any type of shoe, dress up or down, so comfortable! I’d wear them everyday if I could.”

Another reader recommends the Anatomie Kate pants, saying “I’m 5’2″ and I have thick legs and a big butt and the Kate pants are fantastic! I do yearly tours of Europe with a high school group and this will be my fourth year wearing these pants. I also wear them at Disneyland for multiple days. They wash/dry overnight.”

For travelers that aren’t a huge fan of a slim fit, they also have other styles such as the ones shown above with various designs. They’re made in the same fashionably functional fabric as the Skyler’s so you’re sure to find one to work with your style and travel type.

 

You may also like:

Kate Skinny Cargo Pant | Susan Skinny Ankle Pant | Paola Bootcut Pant

 

Anatomie can be expensive for some travelers, so many readers love Athleta pants as a cheaper alternative. One reader says, “My favorite is Athleta’s Aspire ankle pant. They are very lightweight but can be worn as pants or capris so they’re very versatile.”

 

Read the full review on why these are the best travel pants for women!

 


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Author Bio: Niki is an interior designer and artist from Louisiana. In addition to her design work, she writes for local and online publications sharing her experiences and passion for travel. Niki is currently adding stamps to her passport while building her design practice, Niki Landry Designs.

 


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