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If you’re headed on a long flight or looking for pants that offer the ultimate comfort, then look no further than elastic waist pants. TFG readers are sharing their top picks, so check it out!
Womens Pull on Pants
Written By: Tae Haahr
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Having a comfortable pair of pants while you travel is essential and TFG readers recommend getting a pair of pull on pants for women. They’re easy to wear, super cozy, and have great style! In Readers happily oblige, by listing their favorite pants with elastic waists that are must-haves for any trip – check em’ out!
Comfortable Women’s Pull on Pants for Travel
Best Pull on Dress Pants
Editor’s Top Pick: Anatomie Andrea Pull On Ankle Pants
Here at TFG, the quality of Anatomie clothing is a reader and editor-in-chief favorite, and the Andrea Contrast-panel Leggings are no exception. These luxe pants have three color options, but the fashionable black and grey contrast design with a high waist are particularly lovely. These mid-rise pants with a skinny fit work well for comfortable-but-chic outfits while you’re traveling.
They have some extra stretch in the waist and knees for a little extra comfort. When you need to pack light, this style is so versatile for working out, wandering a new city, or sitting on a plane. They also have a side flap pocket on each leg.
To learn more about the Anatomie Andrea Contrast-Panel leggings, check out this video!
Anatomie Black Pull On Womens Pants: Allie Travel Pant
The Anatomie Allie womens elastic waist pants are a chic, comfortable option, perfect for the fashionable jet-setter. They’re designed to be easy-to-wear, pull on skinny pants that are travel-ready. They come in a sleek black and land at your ankle.
The fabric is lightweight and figure-flattering. Wearers describe them as being comfortable legging with a polished look to make them versatile. They have two side zip-pockets and are wrinkle resistant.
And if you prefer a slim, tailored leg, their Skyler style is a MUST HAVE! Find out why our editor votes them as the best travel pants for women!
Lands’ End Women’s Elastic Waist Pants: Starfish Plus Sizes
These Lands’ End Starfish pants are a cotton-blend knit that is perfect for your next long haul trip. They come in plus size pull on pants as well, making them great for many of our fashionable readers. And they have an invisible zip pocket at the waist.
This style comes highly recommended by TFG readers and is offered in regular, petite, tall, and plus sizes. One shares, “These are my favorite for comfort.” Another reader says, “These have a very pulled-together look and are comfortable!” They come in eight different colors.
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J.Jill Slim Leg Pant: Wearever Plus Sizes
The J.Jill Wearever Slim-Leg Pants are a great pull-on choice that provides you both comfort and style while you travel. They come in a variety of sizes which include petite pull on pants, plus sizes and tall. They’ve got a comfortable bootleg look that can be dressed up or down.
These pants come highly recommended by TFG readers. One shares, “My Wearever pants from JJill are perfect. They are black pull on pants with a comfortable waist. I pair them with a JJill Wearever zip up jacket with a long sleeve top under the jacket. They have pajama-like comfort. They come in different lengths and fits. I prefer the flared leg, much like a yoga pant.”
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Krazy Larry Pull On Ponte Pants: Casual Comfort
These stylish and comfortable pants are a great pick that comes recommended by TFG readers for your travels. The Krazy Larry ankle pants have an easy-wear, pull-on style that can be dressed up or down, and there are 17 fashionable colors for you to choose from.
One TFG reader raves, “I always wear these when flying. They are both washable and wrinkle free and have stretch so I don’t waste an outfit for travel but it can actually be worn again on my trip and I don’t look like a wrinkled mess when I get off of the plane.”
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St. John Collection Elastic Waist Dress Pants: Ponte Knit Ankle
The St. John Collection pull on ponte knit pants are a dressy but comfortable option. Ankle-length with streamlined front pintucks, they could work for the office or dressed up for a night out. They’re super comfortable, wear well and don’t wrinkle easily – perfect for travel!
One TFG reader shares, “I have been wearing these on travel days. I love the comfort, the fact that they look stylish and presentable, and their wrinkle-free nature (which makes them a great travel and packing option).”
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Prana Pants With Elastic Waist: Briann
TFG readers absolutely love the prAna Women’s Briann Pant. These nylon and spandex pants are quick-drying with UFP 50+ and are offered in three lengths—short, regular or tall. One reader raves, “I get the most compliments traveling when I wear Prana clothing. They are my favorite items still.”
One TFG reader shares, “I love my Briann’s and often wear them for long workdays. Even though they look structured they have stretch so they don’t feel constricting. I usually prefer softer pants for long haul/overnight but have worn my Brianns for 7-8 hour flights and been just fine. I love them!” They come in eight different fashionable colors.
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Lululemon Elastic Waist Style: Align Pant
These Lululemon Align Pants are a lightweight, soft choice for those searching for a comfortable pair of pants to travel in. They have a high rise waist and shaping Lycra material. They come in black, navy and a gorgeous ombre purple for a flash of unique style.
TFG readers love these Lululemon pants, “The lululemon align jogger is the best thing to ever happen to my flight wardrobe.” They also have a built-in waistband pocket so you can hide your keys or credit card away.
One TFG reader gave an additional tip about what to look for when it comes to looking for great plane pants, “When wearing wide leg pants on an overseas trip, you have to wrestle to keep them off the icky bathroom floor in the plane. Tight pants prevent this!” These Lululemons clearly make a great option for keeping hygienically clean.
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Vuori Performance Joggers: Casual Style
The Vuori Performance Joggers are pull on pants women can relax on a flight in. They are a comfortable moisture-wicking, quick-drying sweatpant with a built-in interior pocket where you can hide your phone. And you can get them in five stylish colors.
One TFG reader explains, “For me comfort is non-negotiable! Then utility. Then style. At a minimum I want to be presentable (would I be embarrassed if I ran into my CEO at the airport is my litmus test). I prefer to look polished and I’m willing to sacrifice a *little* on comfort, but only on day flights that are less than 10 hours. Vuori womens joggers are my most comfy pull up pants.”
Here’s the list of the best joggers for women based on our readers’!
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Lululemon Pants With Elastic Waist: Dance Studio
The Lululemon Dance Studio Pant is a two-way stretch, lightweight model that’s sweat-wicking and quick drying. These are some of the best pull on pants for women that travel because they have a hidden pocket to keep your valuables safe. The classic black color is timeless and can become a versatile wardrobe staple, but check out the dark chrome style for a funky, fashion twist.
TFG readers love these dance studio pants. One reader explains, “I like Lulu lined Dance Studio pants or joggers for flights. Really, I wear anything with a cuffed ankle because I always worry about my pants cuffs touching the bathroom floor.”
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Wide Leg Lounge Pants: Amiery
If you are looking for a comfortable pair of pull-on pants, AMiERY makes a great lounge pant that pairs well with those low-key outfits. They have a high waist, wide legs, and come in 36 different prints for whatever style takes your fancy.
One TFG reader shares, “I LOVE these and wore them to France in September.” They come in sizes up to XXXL. These pants are incredibly comfortable, versatile and can work during almost any weather.
Find out how to mix printed pants and bottoms to add fun and variety to your look!
Chico’s Zenergy Collection Classic Pant: Velour Active
If you are looking for cozy comfort, then the Chico’s Zenergy Velour Active Pant might be the right pick for you. It’s made from a combination of cotton, modal and polyester blend that creates a soft velour made for comfort. It’s a stretchy machine-washable material, but creates a stylish bootcut look.
One reader says these are “super lightweight and pretty much wrinkle free.” You can get them in sizes 0 to 22, and dress them up or down depending on what you’re planning for your day. Grab yourself this comfy wardrobe essential before you hop on the next plane.
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North Face Pull On Bootcut Pants: Everyday High Rise
North Face’s high rise stretch pants are both fashionable and comfortable, perfect for your next travel day or a sightseeing excursion. Whether you’re staying active or taking it easy, these quality sportswear pants are available in three colors and leg length options.
TFG readers love these pull on stretch pants, one shares that she, “bought these about a month ago and loves them!” While another adds, “They are pull on, light, comfortable. Highly, highly recommend!”
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New York Cotton Pull On Pants: Black High Waist
If you’re looking for pants to fly in then look no further than the New York and Company bootcut yoga pants. They’re flattering, comfortable, and sit right at your waist. They are a great budget buy for any on-the-go traveler.
These pants come highly recommended by TFG readers, and one shares, “New York and Company have great dressy yoga pants that are super comfortable and will still have you looking polished. They are like betabrand but way cheaper.”
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Kohls Active Straight-Leg Pants: Tek Gear Active
The Tek Gear Active pants by Kohls are affordable but comfy straight-leg elastic waist pants. They’re made of a mixture of cotton, polyester, and spandex, making them perfect for a relaxing day. And you can get these bad boys in three fashionable colors. For ladies on the petite side, there is also a short leg option.
One TFG reader shares, “I have a number of these pants. Very comfy, lightweight, drawstring waist, and pockets. Can dress up or down in black! I plan on wearing them on my overnight flight to Morocco!”
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Gibson Pull On Crop Pants: Casual Flow Plus Size Available
The Gibson pull on capri pants have a casual flow style that’s comfortable, stylish, and great for traveling. They come in sizes from XXS to XXL, with regular and petite lengths. The bold prints and colors available can be easily dressed up or down, for a simple day to night look – great when packing light!
One TFG reader shares, “These were the perfect travel pants!! Lightweight, comfy, but still looked super stylish.” Whether you’re on the road or in the office, these pants just might be your best friend!
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Athleta Brooklyn Jogger: Elastic Waist Ankle Pant
These Athleta Brooklyn Jogger pants are beloved by TFG readers when it comes to picking great pants for flying. These pants are both “comfortable but nice enough that you can dress them up to wear out to dinner” according to one reader. They come in six super chic colors, so you can perfect your style.
In fact, readers think these pants are “awesome.” One reader says, “I love these pants for travel. I have them in navy and black. They’re super comfortable, don’t wrinkle, the fly makes them look dressy if need be, and you can wash them in the sink and they dry quickly. Adore them.” Available in regular, tall, and petite for ladies of all sizes.
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Old Navy Linen Blend Pull-On: Mid Rise, Wide Leg
Old Navy makes a great linen-blend pant that’s inexpensive, comfortable, and have a great fit that includes regular, petite or tall. They wash and pack great. And, the best part is that you can get these cute pants in eight different colors.
TFG readers love these pants, one shares, “Old Navy linen pants are my favorite pants to fly in right now!” Another reader adds, “I have these also and really like them for warm traveling days. They feel almost like PJs.”
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Pull on PantsProduct Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Best Pull on Dress Pants|
|Anatomie Andrea Contrast-Panel Leggings||When packing light, this style is great for working out, wandering a new city or sitting on a plane.||Check Price|
|Anatomie Allie Hybrid Travel Pant||The fabric is lightweight and figure-flattering. Wearers describe them as being comfortable legging with a polished look to make them versatile. They have two side zip-pockets and are wrinkle resistant.||Check Price|
|Lands' End Starfish Mid Rise Pull On Pants in Alpaca Heather||“These have a very pulled together look and are comfortable!”||Check Price|
|J.Jill Wearever Slim-Leg Pants Sizes: XS-XL and 1X-4X||“My Wearever pants from JJill are perfect. They are black pull on pants with a comfortable waist. I pair them with a JJill Wearever zip up jacket with a long sleeve top under the jacket."||Check Price|
|Krazy Larry Women's Ankle Pants||“I always wear these when flying. They are both washable and wrinkle free and have stretch so I don't waste an outfit for travel but it can actually be worn again on my trip and I don't look like a wrinkled mess when I get off of the plane.”||Check Price|
|St. John Collection Ponte Knit Ankle Pants||“I have been wearing these on travel days. I love the comfort, the fact that they look stylish and presentable, and their wrinkle-free nature (which makes them a great travel and packing option).”||Check Price|
|Best Casual Slim-Leg and Skinny Pull On Pants|
|prAna Women's Briann Pant in Ashy||“I love my Briann's and often wear them for long workdays. Even though they look structured they have stretch so they don't feel constricting. I usually prefer softer pants for long haul/overnight but have worn my Brianns for 7-8 hour flights and been just fine. I love them!”||Check Price|
|Lululemon Align Pant Full Length Yoga Pants||“When wearing wide leg pants on an overseas trip, you have to wrestle to keep them off the icky bathroom floor in the plane. Tight pants prevent this!”||Check Price|
|Vuori Performance Joggers in Dusk Heather||They are a comfortable moisture-wicking, quick-drying sweatpant with a built-in interior pocket where you can hide your phone.||Check Price|
|Best Bootcut and Wide Leg Pull On Pants for Women|
|Lululemon Dance Studio Pant Lined Regular||“I like Lulu lined dance studio pants or joggers for flights. Really, I wear anything with a cuffed ankle because I always worry about my pants cuffs touching the bathroom floor.”||Check Price|
|AMiERY Women's Comfy Casual Pants | Sizes S-XXXL||“I LOVE these and wore them to France in September.”||Check Price|
|Chico's Zenergy Collection Classic Velour Active Pant | Sizes 0-22||“Super lightweight and pretty much wrinkle free.”||Check Price|
|North Face Everyday High Rise Pant||“Bought these about a month ago and love them!” While another adds, “They are pull on, light, comfortable. Highly, highly recommend!”||Check Price|
|New York & Company High Waist Pull On Pants Womens||“NY and company has great dressy yoga pants that are super comfortable and will still have you looking polished. They are like betabrand but way cheaper.”||Check Price|
|Tek Gear Active Straight-Leg Pants||“I have a number of these pants. Very comfy, lightweight,drawstring waist and pockets. Can dress up or down in black! I plan on wearing them on my overnight flight to Morocco!”||Check Price|
|Gibson Wide Leg Crop Pants | Sizes XXS-XXL||“These were the perfect travel pants!! Lightweight, comfy, but still looked super stylish.”||Check Price|
|Athleta Brooklyn Jogger||“I love these pants for travel. I have them in navy and black. They’re super comfortable, don’t wrinkle, the fly makes them look dressy if need be, and you can wash them in the sink and they dry quickly. Adore them.”||Check Price|
|Old Navy Linen-Blend Pull-On Pant||“Old Navy linen pants are my favorite pants to fly in right now!”||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!
What do you think are the best elastic waist pants for women? Share your favorites below!
For more pants that travel well, please read:
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- Most Comfortable Pants for Women: 13 Travel Faves
- The Best Women’s Quick Dry Pants for Travel: 12 Awesome Reader Picks
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