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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.
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Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Amazon | Eddie 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
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 XXS-XXL: Nordstrom
Zella Live In Flared Leggings
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, “They look good and feel good! I love the higher waist and side pockets, and they have a nice amount of flair without being too wide.”
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 | Amazon
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!
These are the best leggings for women that travel!
Shop Sizes 0-22: Amazon | pRana
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 g- 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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Product Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Eddie Bauer Departure Pant||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!||Check Price|
|Skechers Go Walk Flare Pants With Hidden Pocket||“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!”||Check Price|
|Zella Live In Flared Leggings||One wearer says, “They look good and feel good! I love the higher waist and side pockets, and they have a nice amount of flair without being too wide.”||Check Price|
|Columbia Anytime Boot Cut Pant||“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|
|Zella Live In Slim Fit 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|
|Eddie Bauer Stretch Legend Wash Pants (Regular and Plus Sizes)||“This is one of the best pairs of pants in my closet! I love the style and the comfort.”||Check Price|
|Lululemon City Sleek 5 Pocket High-Rise Wide-Leg Pant||“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.”||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|
|pRana Halle Straight Leg Pants||“I love this line and brand. One of my g- to pants. So comfortable. Always get compliments when I wear them.”||Check Price|
|Readers’ Pick: 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, are never baggy, and super comfortable.”||Check Price|
|J.Jill Wearever Slim-Leg Pants||“super comfortable,”||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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Lululemon 7/8 pants are cute on, even for a curvy figure. They are comfortable and very versatile. They are a little pricy but I expect them to last.
I love, love, love the Lululemon travel pants! I have them in navy blue and black. You can dress them up or wear them with a t-shirt. Super comfy and stretchy.
I love the pRana Halle Straight Leg Pants! I wore them on safari and they were super comfortable and stylish! Thank you for all the recommendations 🙂
Absolutely love the Zella pants and was thrilled to get them during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale per your recommendation. Thank you!
I love that these options include various sizes and shapes…with pictures! Great resource.
I love a good pair of comfortable pants for travel. They must be breathable, and these are such great options! I’ll be checking out several of these brands before my next trip!
Great suggestions. I certainly need to check out Anatomie
I am new to Travel Fashion Girl and I have learned so much in a short period of time. I feel fortunate that I found this page 7 months prior to my trip. Somehow, I have to condense what I have learned so I won’t be overwhelmed. Thank you for such good information.
I never travel anywhere (not even for a long weekend) without checking TFG for tips; there is ALWAYS something I take away that makes for better packing and travel prep. I have found some of my favorite brands for both travel and home through this site and have benefitted from many of the discounts:-)
Your post are always so helpful. I have found great, comfortable stylish clothing to wear everywhere. From your pants recommendations go all other clothing and accessories. Thanks so much for providing such useful content.
Love the JJill pants. Comfortable and as a petite person, their petite sizes fit perfectly.
Great article and website. I have taken many tips and put them to good use for my upcoming trip to Italy Oct 2022.
I’d also recommend the Women’s Tapered Stretch Woven Pants – All in Motion from Target–they don’t wrinkle, pack small, and come in a wide range of sizes!
Great selection of pants. I’d add y two cents of the Eddie Bauer Departure pants. The tapered ankle length makes them just right with flats, heels, and tennis shoes. Comfy enough to wear on the plane and all day sightseeing.
This is a great article! Thanks for all the recommendations and details. These ideas will be very helpful for my upcoming trip to Greece and Egypt!
I’m in love with the Prana, the product is well made and super comfy. Wore them on the flight to Italy, not a problem. Can dress them up for an evening out too!
Love your recommendations! I purchased the Anatomie pants for my London/Paris trip! They were absolutely perfect! Thank you!
I took the Eddie Bauer guide’s day off pants to Italy last year, and they were wonderful. We got caught in a downpour in Pisa walking to the train station, but they dried so quickly! They also packed so easily, and have usable pockets. 10 out of 10 would recommend!
Love your recommendations! I have a pair of the Anatomie pants and a few pairs of Lululemon pants myself! I would definitely recommend looking at Kooniez pants. They are out of this world!
So happy to hear TFG has been able to help!!! Thanks for sharing your own recommendation with us 🥰
Excited to try the anatomie pants, a splurge but sounds like they could be worth it!
So glad to finally see a Betabrand pant. I have several pairs. They always look dressy, don’t wrinkle. Can’t put in dryer but dry quickly when hung up. Never travel anywhere without one or 2 pairs. My favourite is the cargo pant. They have larger sizes as well.
Thank you for sharing your helpful review of your Betabrand with us Jenny!!! ?