Airplanes are uncomfortable enough as is, so on a long day of travel, you want to look put-together but most importantly, you want to be comfortable. Luckily, you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort: These travel pants are designed to be breathable, stylish, cozy, and wrinkle-free, so they're great for every destination and activity, from shopping to hiking. Best of all, when you whip them out of the suitcase at your vacation destination, these travel pants should look just as fabulous as when they were packed away in your suitcase.
The GolfHr Institute Textiles Lab chose these travel pants because they’re from brands we love, have tons of amazing reviews, or have unique, exciting features to make traveling a breeze. Heading on a trip soon? Check out our top picks for best travel dresses to stay cozy and stylish in transit.
Here are the best travel pants to buy in 2019:
The Briann Pant by prAna is a skinny pant that doesn't constrict you. They're cute enough to wear out on the town, but are functional to work up a sweat in. With a stretch woven fabric and a water-resistant finish, you can wear these on the trails or exploring a new city. Because the fabric is nylon and spandex, they're abrasion-resistant and will keep you cool when building up a sweat. Plus, they're UPF 50 for increased sun protection. Coming in three in-seam lengths, you can find a pair that fits, whether you’re tall or petite.
When boarding a long flight, all you want to wear are your comfy PJs but still look put-together in the airport. These joggers will keep you cozy while still looking polished. With over 900 five-star reviews, these joggers are loved for being super lightweight and breathable. Did we mention they're less than $20?
If you want the look of a skirt but the coverage and comfort of shorts, you need a skort. This skort from Columbia is made of water-resistant material to keep you dry on the go. We love the drawstrings on the side to create flattering ruching. With 12 shades from neutrals to bright pink and purples, you are sure to find the right style for your vacation.
Workout clothes can be for more than exercising (hello, athleisure!). Athleta has an entire focused on travel wear, and these Stealth Capri leggings were our top performer in our leggings test for wicking moisture and staying breathable. These leggings were rated the most flattering in our test, so you can wear these to more places than the gym. We love that they come in regular, petite, tall and plus sizes, too.
Yoga pants that you can wear to work? Sign us up! BetaBrand’s Dress Pant Yoga Pants are exactly that: Super comfy yoga pants that are totally office appropriate. Available in straight, boot-cut, skinny, cropped, six-button, or wide-leg, you are sure to find your dream professional look that you won't want to take off the second you get home. The button and zipper are just for style as the fabric is a super stretchy rayon, nylon, spandex knit. Right out of your suitcase, these pants are work trip-ready.
When going hiking or exploring nature, you want stay cool and protected but still stylish. These pants by The North Face are gathered on the sides to create a chic ruched effect. They are made from nylon and elastane so they're designed to keep you cool while you move. You can also keep your valuables safe with the secure zip pockets.
Losing your wallet to a pickpocket can easily ruin your vacation relaxation. These anti-theft pants by SCOTTeVEST (they also offer !) have 11 pockets to keep your valuables secure without needing a purse that can put you at risk. They're made from nylon, rayon, and spandex so they're designed to be wrinkle resistant and breathable. These cargo pants will keep you safe and stylish.
Anatomie is a luxury travel label, using activewear expertise to design travel pieces that flatter many different body types. These are its best-selling travel pants. Their signature stretch is made from cotton, polyamide and a bit of elastane to make them soft, abrasion-resistant, and elastic. This style is recommend for straighter body types while its are better suited for curvy women. Reviewers say these are their go-to travel pants for any and all travel.