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Everyone needs a pair of comfortable pants for travel. A pair of pants that can be dressed up or down, pants that you can move in, and love to wear. We asked TFG readers to share their favorites, and this is what they came up with!
Best Pants for Women
Written By: Tae Haahr
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Traveling with the right clothes makes all of the difference. You don’t want to sit on a 13-hour flight in anything that is tight, itchy, or constricting. Most of us are looking for comfortable pants that we can travel with. Ones that stretch and move with us.
Happily, readers share their recommendations below. The pants on this list are not only comfortable, but they’re versatile. They can be dressed up or down, and they’re great to move around in.
What Are the Most Comfy Travelers Pants for Women?
Readers’ Top Pick: Athleta Stellar Trouser
Athleta pants are a HUGE fave among TFG readers. They make some of the most popular pants for women when it comes to traveling. And one that tops them all is the Stellar trouser. They’re super soft, easy to bend, move, and walk in, and have four pockets to store essentials.
The same reader confirms that “yes, they’re expensive but well worth the cost.” Take these for any type of trip and you won’t regret it!
You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!
Anatomie Skyler Pants
Anatomie is also incredibly popular with our readers (and the TFG Editor-in-Chief). Despite the higher price tag, readers who own these pants can’t seem to wear them enough.
One reader says, “I adore the Skyler pants. They are not cheap, but they pack into almost nothing and are good value when looking at cost-per-wear and quality. I’m a die-hard fan now!”
Sometimes travel is an investment, but truthfully these pants can be taken anywhere—internationally or at home. They work for long-haul flights, in cold destinations when you layer underneath and are wonderful for milder environs. Truly an adaptable pant!
Do a deep dive on the Anatomie Skyler pants in this review!
Women’s Anytime Outdoor™ Boot Cut Pant | Sizes 2-16 and 16W-24W
Columbia Anytime Boot Cut Pant
These comfortable stretch pants by Columbia are made for outdoor exploration, but can also serve as a durable accessory for travel overall. They have built-in UFP-50 and advanced repellency to help withstand sun, muck, and splashes. Another asset is the range of sizes from regular to plus-size.
One reader says that these are the “most comfortable pants” they’ve ever worn, even more so than yoga pants. Another shares, “I have two pairs of Anytime pants”. They’re lightweight, have UV protection, don’t stain and the water beads off them. I’m NOT a pants person at all, but I love these pants. They can be casual or dressed up with the right top.”
A stellar review if we’ve ever heard one!
Check out this post for a roundup of alternatives to traditional travel pants!
Target Champion Pants
For inexpensive but comfortable casual pants, the Target Champion joggers work for comfort and budget seekers. For a jogger, they have a versatile look, and when paired with the right top, these pants can polish up an outfit. Another plus, the material is moisture-wicking!
TFG readers really enjoy them when flying or traveling. One reader shares, “I wore those all through Europe and used cute tops and scarves to dress them up. Wore with cute ankle boots. And they wear like iron.” They pack well, rarely wrinkle, and are soft to the touch.
Don’t miss this current travel fashion trend: joggers for women!
Betabrand Dress Yoga Pants
Betabrand was made specifically to be comfortable dress pants. A cool combination of professional-looking attire with the comfort and stretch of yoga pants is the right formula for travel, according to our readers. You can grab these in a regular or long pant leg, and from petite to plus-sizing.
One TFG reader shares, “I absolutely love my Betabrand dress yoga pants! They are fairly inexpensive and so incredibly comfy!! I actually wear them all the time.”
Another reader says that they are “wrinkle-free and can be dressed up or down.” While another reports that they wore them to Europe and loved them. The faux pockets give them a dressy sheen, but the wrinkle-resistant and stretch fabric means you can look polished without sacrificing comfort. A win-win!
These are the best leggings for women that travel!
Kathmandu Flight Stretch Pants
Readers say the Kathmandu Flight pants are very similar to the Anatomie Skyler pant and are well-loved because they’re a bit more reasonably priced. These puppies are made for travel due to a water-resistant finish, durability, and how dang lightweight they are.
One reader stresses her feelings on these pants, saying, “I have a few pairs, love them!” What else is trip-ready about them is a hidden pocket inside the right leg to securely store items like cash or credit cards, ideal if you don’t want to stash everything in a crossbody or belt bag.
Another reader says these even fit into her everyday life! “So comfy and can be worn to as “smart casual” attire office too.”
Take a look at our convertible travel pants for women!
Columbia Plus Size Back Beauty Boot Cut Pant | Sizes 1X-2X
Columbia Black Beauty Plus Size Pants
Columbia Black Beauty makes some darn comfortable plus size pants that fit travel needs. Built with Omni-Shield advanced repellency and Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection, you can hike up a mountain or sit prettily at the top sipping a beverage. And they hold up on travel days too!
One reader shares her thoughts on these pants. “I really like these Columbia pants. I always wear them on travel days and they wash/dry well overnight.” They’re a great pair of pants that go up to size 2X.
These are the best travel pants for you!
Athleta Brooklyn Ankle Pant
The Athleta Brooklyn ankle pant is a comfortable, casual pant that has a simple look and feel that could also be dressed up. They have rib knit waistband and side panels for superior mobility and comfort, made from a stretch fabric, and have four pockets.
One reader shares her love of these. “These are really flattering pants and so easy to dress up or down. Also, the super-light featherweight fabric is so great for warm weather.” If you want breathable, comfortable pants for your next trip, these might tick off all the boxes!
Read this style guide before buying your next pair of travel pants!
JJill Wearever Slim-Leg Pants
J.Jill Wearever is voted by TFG readers as some of the most comfortable dress pants for traveling. They’re knit, made with an elastic waist for movement and stretch, and create a flattering shape. Readers also love that there ranges of sizing, from misses to plus-size.
One reader shares that her pair is “super comfortable,” while another one says that she simply “loves them.” You can dress these up with flats or wedges, or go more casual with slip-ons and a white tee. Either way, these work well on a plane or strolling down the cobblestones of Europe.
Find out here why men love convertible travel pants and women don’t!
Athleta Trekkie Pant
Calling all hikers! These comfortable casual pants by Athleta beckon you towards a casual afternoon sightseeing or a hardcore exploration on a hiking trail. Designed specifically for hiking, climbing, and outdoor adventures, they offer a hybrid waistband so a backpack can rest against your back easily.
One reader shares, “I love mine! They are very comfortable, travel well, and are great for hiking.” You can’t go wrong with those triple assets!
Take a look at this post to find out why Athleta pants are awesome!
Athleta Wander Stash Skinny Pant
The Wander Stash skinny pant is a style that’s mega comfortable but has a dressier look to it. It was designed specifically for travel and commuting, making them a stellar choice for any adventure. These pants are cozy on the inside, smooth on the outside, and have six pockets.
One TFG reader shares, “I have three pairs of these and they are perfect. There is a hidden elastic waist, making them really comfy.” Another reader says she wears her pair daily!
Find out the best skinny jeans in this post!
Lululemon On the Fly Joggers
TFG readers swear by comfortable sweatpants, but without the fashion stigma which is why many attest to the awesomeness of Lululemon On the Fly joggers. These were made for transport days like spending it on an airplane, or pair well with slip-on sneakers to enjoy an excursion in town.
One reader doesn’t know how she waited so long to get a pair, while another says, “I have just tried these on for the first time and I am IN LOVE!” With breathability and sweat-wicking fabric, and two pockets to easily store your phone or hotel room key, you can’t go wrong with these!
Keep warm during winter travel with the best cold weather pants!
Encircled Dressy Sweatpant
There’s a reason why joggers keep popping up on this list! These Encircled pants can be worn on your flight or in a more proper setting, too.
One reader reiterates their versatility. “They’re super comfortable. I wore them to an executive dinner with a white silk blouse and ballet flats. I was the only comfortable woman in the room!”
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Product Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Athleta Stellar Trouser||“I swear by the Stella pants from Athleta. I’ve worn them for exercise and to Paris with cute booties during the evening. They wear well, never baggy, and super comfortable.”||Check Price|
|Anatomie Skyler Women’s Travel Pants||“I adore the Skyler pants. They are not cheap, but they pack into almost nothing and are good value when looking at cost-per-wear and quality. I’m a die-hard fan now!”||Check Price|
|Women's Anytime Outdoor™ Boot Cut Pant | Sizes 2-16 and 16W-24W||“I have two pairs of Anytime pants. They’re lightweight, have UV protection, don't stain and the water beads off them. I'm NOT a pants person at all, but I love these pants. They can be casual or dressed up with the right top.”||Check Price|
|Target Semi Fit Mid-Rise Fleece Joggers||“I wore those all through Europe and used cute tops and scarves to dress them up. Wore with cute ankle boots. And they wear like iron.”||Check Price|
|Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants||“I absolutely love my Betabrand dress yoga pants! They are fairly inexpensive and so incredibly comfy!! I actually wear them all the time.”||Check Price|
|Kathmandu Flight Stretch Travel Pant||“So comfy and can be worn to as “smart casual” attire office too.”||Check Price|
|Columbia Plus Size Back Beauty Boot Cut Pant | Sizes 1X-2X||“I really like these Columbia pants. I always wear them on travel days and they wash/dry well overnight.”||Check Price|
|Brooklyn Ankle Pant||“These are really flattering pants and so easy to dress up or down. Also, the super-light featherweight fabric is so great for warm weather.”||Check Price|
|J.Jill Wearever Slim-Leg Pants||They’re knit, made with an elastic waist for movement and stretch, and create a flattering shape.||Check Price|
|Athleta Trekkie Hike Pant||“I love mine! They are very comfortable, travel well, and are great for hiking.”||Check Price|
|Athleta Wander Stash Skinny Pant||“I have three pairs of these and they are perfect. There is a hidden elastic waist, making them really comfy.”||Check Price|
|Lululemon On the Fly Jogger Luxtreme||“I have just tried these on for the first time and I am IN LOVE!”||Check Price|
|Encircled Dressy Sweatpan||“They’re super comfortable. I wore them to an executive dinner with a white silk blouse and ballet flats. I was the only comfortable woman in the room!”||Check Price|
How to Pack Your Pants
Many of our readers use packing cubes to roll up and organize their pants. Compass Rose packing cubes allow you to do so by number and color so you know where you packed everything, even when you use the cubes to separate outfits. Learn more in the video below.
Learn about our hacks with packing cubes in this video!
We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This is the secret to traveling carry-on only!
How Editor-In-Chief Alex Rocks Her Favorite Comfy Pants
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From the streets of Paris to the coast of Thailand. From the English snow to Utah's national parks. These are the ONE pair of travel pants that have seriously been through it all. And luckily for the style conscious traveler, they're actually cute! It's no surprise that I love the Skyler pant from @anatomiestyle and couldn't recommend them anymore. Mine have traveled with me all over the world and have no plans of stopping anytime soon! For a limited time only, I'm offering an exclusive discount for TFG readers to get these pants for themselves! Shop via my link https://anatomie.com/tfg-discount for 15% off your entire order! ❤️ Please note, the discount is applied to your ENTIRE order and is automatically calculated at checkout. Applicable only to full priced clothing items. Have you tried out the Skyler pant? Do you own a pair? How did they work out on YOUR travels? Share your thoughts in the comments below! #TravelFashionGirl
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Quick photo op amongst the Venice canals, wearing my all time FAVORITE sandals for travel! Naot’s Sabrina sandal made it a piece of cake conquering Europe’s intense cobblestones. Lightweight, comfortable, supportive and cute – you seriously can’t go wrong with them. What’s your favorite travel sandal? Share in the comments below! #TravelFashionGirl #TFGonthego
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I love train travel in Europe! It’s more convenient than flying, you spend less time waiting at the airport and you get to take in some lovely sights while en route. This is primarily how my mom and I got around during our half Euro trip and we ended up saving plenty of time AND money because of it. What’s your favorite method of transportation when traveling? Share in the comments below! #TravelFashionGirl #TFGonthego
What do you think are the most comfortable pants for women? Share your faves and comment below!
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