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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?
Editor’s Pick: Anatomie Andrea Contrast Panel Pants
The Andrea Contrast trousers totally feel like the Anatomie Skyler Pants but have a legging shape due to the slim fit. This means they’re super comfortable and lightweight; they can easily roll them into a packing cube and include them in my carry on suitcase.
They are so versatile as Editor-in-Chief Alex has worn them hiking, with ankle boots, and ballet flats, and dressed them up or down with no problem! The Lycra infused waistband doesn’t roll up or down on me, and did we mention how easy they are to pack? A reviewer calls these the “perfect pants for travel.” Can’t argue with that!
You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!
Shop Sizes XS-XL: Anatomie
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!
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!
Check out this post for a roundup of alternatives to traditional travel pants!
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.
Don’t miss this current travel fashion trend: joggers for women!
Eddie Bauer Guides’ Day Off Pants (Regular and Plus Sizes)
Users say the Guides’ Day Off pants are well-loved because they’re super soft, stretchy, and very comfy. They’re also a straight leg so something different for anyone who prefers that over a slimmer fit.
One reader stresses her feelings on these pants, saying, “I have a few pairs, love them!” What else is trip-ready about them are the two zippered side pockets to securely 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 reader says these even fit into her everyday life! “So comfy and can be worn to as “smart casual” attire office too.” They come in regular sizes (0-16) and plus sizes (16W-24W).
Take a look at our convertible travel pants for women!
Shop Sizes 0-20: Lululemon
Lululemon Stretch High Rise 7/8 Pants
TFG readers adore this brand and these Lululemon 7/8 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 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 stretchy fabric, and two pockets, along with a stash pocket to easily store your phone or hotel room key, you can’t go wrong with these! Comes in sizes 0-20.
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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!
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!
Read this style guide before buying your next pair of travel pants!
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.
Find out what are the most comfortable jeans in this post!
Eddie Bauer Departure Pant
The Eddie Bauer Departure pants are a major favorite among TFG readers, 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 best!” They come in regular, petite, and plus sizes, too!
Product Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Editor’s Pick: Anatomie Andrea Contrast Panel Pants||This means they’re super comfortable and lightweight; they can easily roll them into a packing cube and include them in my carry on suitcase.||Check Price|
|Anatomie Skyler 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|
|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 Guides' Day Off Pants||“I have a few pairs, love them!”||Check Price|
|Lululemon Stretch High Rise 7/8 Pants||“I have just tried these on for the first time and I am IN LOVE!”||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|
|Eddie Bauer Departure Pant||“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 best!” They come in regular, petite, and plus sizes, too!||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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