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When it comes to travel, women’s ponte pants are some of TFG readers’ favorites. So, we’ve grabbed their most recommended ones and put them here so you can try them out!
Best Ponte Knit Pants
Written By: Tae Haahr
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If you’re looking for a comfortable pair of pants to pack for your next adventure that is versatile enough for a day on the plane but can also double for a night on the town, then consider a ponte pant.
TFG readers highly recommend this pants style because of its fashion and comfort. They have all of your favorite qualities of a legging but look like a gorgeous, business pant.
Best Ponte Pants That Travel Well and Look Stylish
Best Classic Ponte Knit Pants
TFG Editor’s Pick: Anatomie Jamie Lee Ponte Skinny Pants
TFG’s editor-in-chief loves the sleek Anatomie Jamie Lee. They have hidden pockets with fun, bold zippers, an elastic waistband, and are wrinkle-resistant, making them a triple-travel-fashion threat.
They’re sleek and modern, and versatile enough to dress up or down. Truly, a great staple for your travel wardrobe!
And if you prefer a more slimmer, tailored leg, their Skyler style is a MUST HAVE! Find out why our editor votes them as the best travel pants for women!
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!
Vera Wang Ponte Knit Bootcut Pants
If you’re looking for a reasonably-priced bootcut pant, then TFG readers recommend you check out the Simply Vera pants. They have an elastic waistband and have two pockets. Perfect for jumping on a flight or heading out for a bite to eat.
These pants are great because they can be worn in both a casual and a business setting. The fit is flattering, they don’t wrinkle and you don’t need to iron or dry clean them. Plus, they come in four different fashionable colors for you to choose from.
You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!
Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Style
The Betabrand Dress Pant is designed to be yoga pants for work, and realistically, who doesn’t want that? They have a professional workwear look but the comfort of a yoga pant, making them perfect for your next trip.
TFG readers love the Betabrand yoga pant, one explains, “These are my FAVE!” Another reader shares, “I love my Betabrand yoga dress pants in black and am ordering two more pairs this weekend.” They have a variety of leg lengths and widths; and sizes, from an XS to a 3X.
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J. Jill Ponte Pants
These J.Jill pants are a comfortable and stylish choice for both work and travel. With a sophisticated design these pants have a slightly slimming shape with an elastic waist. They come in a variety of colors and you can get them as regular, tall, petite or plus size ponte pants right here!
This option comes highly recommended by TFG readers, one raves, “These are definitely the best – I love the ankle length and they are nice and flattering!” They’re not the only one, several other readers share that they own multiple pairs of this style.
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INC Pull-On Straight Leg Ponte Pants
The INC International Concepts straight-legged pull-on pant is a great choice for your next trip. They come highly recommended by readers with their chic business style and comfortable slim fit. They’re a mid-rise pant you can pull right on and go.
TFG readers love the INC style, one reader explains, “I swear by these and they last for years. I’m taking a pair to Paris/London at the end of the month.” Another chimed in, “I have INC slim ponte pants and they are wonderful. They don’t lose their shape and are warm as well. I don’t wear them in the summer, but they’re definitely a 3-season pant. I have 3 pairs of the black ones with zippers. Love them!”
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St. John Ponte Knit Ankle Pants
With a business-focused design, the St. John Collection Ponte ankle pants are another TFG reader favorite. They are comfortable, wear well, and don’t wrinkle. You can bring this along on your next trip because they pack really well.
TFG readers really like the St. John Collection pants, one 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).”
Find out how to pack clothes without wrinkles with these nine helpful tips!
Athleta Stellar Ponte Pants Boot Cut Style
The Athleta Stellar Trouser is a fashionable choice to add to your work, commute and travel wardrobe. It has a luxe fabric that’s smooth, has stretch and is perfect for a long day. Not to mention it has four handy pockets. You can pick these pants up in three fashionable colors—beige, black and olive. They also come in sizes for all body types; regular, tall and petite ponte pants!
TFG readers highly recommend the Stellar trousers. One shares, “I love these Athleta pants. This is my first ever purchase from Athleta. I’ve been home sick and have been testing them by wearing them all day for 3 days in a row: no bagging, sagging, or stretching out. They will be my airline and train pants for Europe.”
Here’s another pair of ponte pants from Athleta!
Best Skinny Ponte Pants
Banana Republic Women’s Ponte Knit Pants Plus Size Available
Banana Republic’s offer comes in sizes XXS-XXL, making them a great choice for many readers. They have a comfortable amount of stretch and elastic waist which makes them great to travel and move around in. There’s also an invisible pocket at the back so you can store keys or a phone!
These pants have a great fit and TFG readers recommend packing a pair in your bag. One reader shares, “I have Banana Republic ones that I love to travel with.” They come in three different colors—black, gray, and navy.
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Spanx Ponte Leggings
Made of a combination of rayon, nylon and elastane, these comfy and easy-to-wear classic leggings by Spanx are great for wandering the streets of a new city or relaxing at the airport. And the material is thick enough that you just might be able to wear them to work!
The best thing is, these pants won’t give you a muffin-top! Go from weekday to weekend with a great fit that sits at the natural waist, and you know with Spanx they will give an overall, flattering silhouette
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Hilary Radley Ladies’ Ponte Pant
The Hilary Radley womens ponte pants are a stylish pair of pants that are made in a slim fit, narrow leg style. They are made from a stretchy and soft fabric that’s comfortable both for long travel days or a night out on the town.
TFG readers love these! One raves, “I love these Hilary Radley pants. I’ve paid four times the price for ones not nearly as nice.” They upgrade their look from a standard legging by adding a faux fly in the front and back pockets.
Check out our readers’ recommendations for leggings with pockets!
Old Navy Ponte Pants
The Stevie pants by Old Navy have a skinny silhouette that you could wear with sneakers or stilettos. They’re thicker than leggings, but not as heavy as a traditional pant, making them ideal while you travel. There are six different colors that you can dress up for a range of outfit options.
TFG readers also rave about this style. One explains, “I love my Old Navy Stevie pants – and prior to finding them I thought I’d never like ponte pants like them (I’m used to classic trousers and bootcut). The Stevies will be going with me to London in October.” As they are available in regular, tall and petite, you’ll find your perfect fit!
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Best Crop Ponte Pants
Wit & Wisdom Ponte Dress Pants
Wit & Wisdom makes gorgeous ponte-style dress pants that can really polish your office or travel look. They have a boot cut look with a stylish built-in belt and four pockets—two in the front and two in the back.
TFG readers recommend these pants, one reader shared that “these are the most comfortable pants I own! Stretchy but don’t lose their shape and don’t wrinkle.” You can get these cropped pants in sizes 2-16.
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Best Wide-Leg Pull On Ponte Knit Pants
Vince Camuto Wide Leg Ponte Knit Pants
These Vince Camuto black ponte pants are comfortable enough to travel in and still stylish enough to wear to the office. The classic style in a wider leg allows a cooler, more breathable fit. And the contemporary ankle length makes them a capsule wardrobe classic. The high rise waist will be comfortable and won’t cut in when sat on a long haul flight.
Here a style guide for the ultimate women’s travel pants!
Anne Klein Women’s Flare Leg Pant
The Anne Klein flare leg ponte are a classic looking dress pant that’s perfect for work or travel. They have a zipper and a hook-and-bar closure which gives it the business casual look, but they’re made of a combination of polyester, viscose and elastane, which makes them so comfortable.
These pants have a great fit and they’re made of a good, reliable quality. But they do need to be dry cleaned. They come highly recommended by TFG readers. One shares, “I have just tried these, really like them.”
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Product Comparison Chart
|Best Classic Ponte Knit Pants|
|Anatomie Jamie Lee Pull Up Pant||They’re sleek and modern, and versatile enough to dress up or down. Truly, a great staple for your travel wardrobe!||Check Price|
|Simply Vera Vera Wang Bootcut Pants||The fit is flattering, they don’t wrinkle and you don’t need to iron or dry clean them.||Check Price|
|Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants||“I love my Betabrand yoga dress pants in black and am ordering two more pairs this weekend.”||Check Price|
|J. Jill Ponte Slim-Leg Pants||“These are definitely the best - I love the ankle length and they are nice and flattering!”||Check Price|
|INC International Concepts Pants||“I swear by these and they last for years. I'm taking a pair to Paris/London at the end of the month.”||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|
|Athleta Stellar Trouser||“I love these Athleta pants. This is my first ever purchase from Athleta. I've been home sick and have been testing them by wearing them all day for 3 days in a row: no bagging, sagging, or stretching out. They will be my airline and train pants for Europe.”||Check Price|
|Best Skinny Ponte Pants|
|Banana Republic High-Rise Ponte 7/8 Legging||“I have Banana Republic ones that I love to travel with.”||Check Price|
|Spanx Ponte Ankle Leggings||Made of a combination of rayon, nylon and elastane, these comfy and easy-to-wear classic leggings by Spanx are great for wandering the streets of a new city or relaxing at the airport.||Check Price|
|Hilary Radley Ladies’ Ponte Pant||“I love these Hilary Radley pants. I've paid four times the price for ones not nearly as nice.”||Check Price|
|Old Navy Stevie Ponte-Knit Pants for Women||“I love my Old Navy Stevie pants - and prior to finding them I thought I'd never like ponte pants like them (I'm used to classic trousers and bootcut). The Stevies will be going with me to London in October.”||Check Price|
|Best Crop Ponte Pants|
|Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Pinstripe Ponte Pants||“these are the most comfortable pants I own! Stretchy but don't lose their shape and don't wrinkle.”||Check Price|
|Best Wide-Leg Pull On Ponte Knit Pants|
|Anne Klein Women's Flare Leg Pant||“I have just tried these, really like them.”||Check Price|
|Vince Camuto Ponte Ankle Pants||The high rise waist will be comfortable and won’t cut in when sat on a long haul flight.||Check Price|
What Are Ponte Pants?
Ponte pants are one-part leggings, one-part skinny jeans, and one-part trousers. They’re made from a double-knit process that helps to combine comfort, style and makes them more durable than leggings.
Essentially, they feel like leggings but often look like real pants. You might also hear them being referred to as ponte trousers or ponte leggings. What we do know is they’re a great pick for travel!
How to Pack Your Ponte Kint 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 parts of your outfit. 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 are the best women’s ponte pants you’ve owned? Share your experience below!
For more travel pants, please read:
- Anatomie Skyler Pants Review: Why We’re Obsessed with Them
- 6 Best Black Travel Pants According to our Readers
- 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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