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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 favorite pants, 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.



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Shop Sizes XS-XXL: AmazonEddie Bauer


Eddie Bauer Departure Pant


The Eddie Bauer Departure pants are a major favorite among TFG readers, and became a top seller during Amazon Prime Day, and it’s easy to see why! They’re lightweight and have the perfect amount of stretch, and for those sunny sightseeing days, the fabric is moisture-wicking and offers UPF 50+ sun protection! These pants are so cozy and practical for travel, with an elastic waistband and pockets, but readers love that they’re polished enough to dress up, too! 

A reader says, “I now own two pairs and they are my favorite pants ever. I can dress them up or wear them on hikes, and when out and about. They’re the perfect pants for travel!” They come in regular, petite, and plus sizes, too!


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Shop Sizes XS-3XL: Amazon | Zappos


Skechers Go Walk Flare Pants With Hidden Pocket


These super cozy Skechers Go Walk Flare trousers were the second most popular choice bought up by readers during the Prime Day Sale. These are easy-to-wear pull-on pants with a hidden pocket and pretty economical, so they won’t drain your bank account, yet are ideal for travel due to how comfortable they are! 

One review says, “I bought these for work and travel. They’re so nice looking you can dress them up,or dress down. These are comfy and fit great, would buy these again!”




Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Nordstrom


Zella Luxe Wide Leg Pocket Pants


Zella is incredibly popular with our readers (and the TFG Editor-in-Chief). Despite the sportier look, readers who own these pants can’t seem to wear them enough, and for all kinds of occasions! 

One wearer says, I bought both these and the matching Zella Luxe 1/2 zip crop. The fabric is SO soft and has a really nice weight to it. This is a perfect outfit for travel days. I can throw on with my GG or Veja sneakers- it’s very stylish while feeling like wearing cozy pjs..” 

These pants can truly be taken anywhere—internationally or at home. They work for long-haul flights, sightseeing days, nature walks or hikes, and even dressing up for dinner. Truly an adaptable pant!   




Shop Sizes 2-16 and 16W-24W: Amazon 


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!


Our readers voted these as the best quick dry pants!




Shop Nordstrom: Sizes XXS-XXL | Plus Sizes 1X-3X


Zella Live In Slim Fit Joggers (Regular and Plus Sizes) 


For inexpensive but comfortable casual pants, the Zella Live In 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 made from sustainable fabrics!

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.


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Shop Sizes 0-16: Eddie Bauer 


Eddie Bauer Stretch Legend Wash Pants (Regular and Plus Sizes)


Users say the Stretch Legend wash pants are well-loved because they’re super soft texture and durability. These pants also offer the added comfort and superior fit of stretch, thanks to the cotton/spandex fabric that’s naturally wrinkle-resistant. 

One wearer says, “Great comfy pants! Have owned several pants and they fit great and wear well.” What else is trip-ready about them are the two angled side pockets to store items like a phone or small amount of cash—remember to never store all your cash together and use an anti-theft solution!

Another wearer says these even fit into her everyday life! “This is one of the best pairs of pants in my closet! I love the style and the comfort.” They come in regular sizes (0-16) and plus sizes (18W-24W).


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Shop Sizes 24-33: Lululemon


Lululemon City Sleek 5 Pocket High-Rise Wide-Leg Pant


TFG readers adore this brand and these Lululemon City Sleek wide leg pants are perfect for transport days like spending it on an airplane, or pair well with slip-on sneakers to enjoy an excursion in town. 

One says, “I had a trip to Europe and I needed pants that were comfortable and good looking. You would not believe how great these pants are, I have recommended them to EVERYONE. Don’t think twice. It’s just the perfect fit.” With breathability and stretchy fabric, and two pockets, to easily store your phone or hotel room key, you can’t go wrong with these! Comes in sizes 24-33.


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Shop Sizes XS-3X: Betabrand


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!


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Shop Sizes 0-22: AmazonprAna


prAna Halle Straight Leg Pants


Super popular with TFG readers, the prAna Halle pants have all the stretch and softness and squeeze down small into a packing cube. They have also been treated with DWR (Durable Water Repellency) so they’ll be resistant to water as well.

One user raves about them, saying, “I love this line and brand. One of my go-to pants. So comfortable. Always get compliments when I wear them.” You can grab these in short and tall sizes too!




Shop Sizes 0-26: Athleta


Readers’ 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 two zip pockets and one stash pocket to store essentials.

One TFG reader shares, “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, are never baggy, and super comfortable.”

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! These are available in regular, petite, and tall sizes accessible here!




Shop Sizes XS-4X: J.Jill


J.Jill 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.


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Shop Sizes 24-33: Royal Robbins


Royal Robbins Spotless Evolution Pants


If you think a sporty pant can’t be stylish, think again! While supremely comfortable, the Royal Robbins women’s wrinkle-free travel pants have a semi-polished look and a flattering design that you can wear on flights, sightseeing adventures, or out to lunch!

What makes these pants really stand out is their travel friendly fabric, which means they’re lightweight and breathable yet breathable and moisture-wicking, so they’re great in both hot and cold climates.

One traveler says these are fantastic travel pants and that she’s worn them all throughout her recent European vacation! They come in sizes XS-XL.



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Compass Rose Packing Cubes


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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