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19 Best Travel Pants in 2024 For Both Comfort and Style

Looking for the best travel pants? These are our top picks.

I love versatile clothes and how it makes packing simpler. We’ve seen a lot of outdoor brands creating more lifestyle clothes, as well as newer brands that are popping up all about making clothes that can transition seamlessly from the office to going out in the evening.

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Last Updated: February 19, 2024

In this post, we check out highly rated and recommended travel pants and include favorites we’ve discovered over the years.

Things to Look for in Travel Pants

  • Comfort – Comfort is big for us, especially if we’re wearing them all day long in multiple scenarios.
  • Versatility – Our typical trip is a mix of fine dining, outdoor activities, exploring cities, and more. We want pants that can handle it all.
  • Wrinkle Free – Who wants to spend time ironing clothes when you’re traveling? Not me.
  • Packable – Light and easy to pack.
  • Performance – Sweat-wicking, quick-drying, or waterproof features are always great to have, but sometimes that comes at the expense of looking too sporty or outdoorsy. We love clothes that can handle both.

17 Best Travel Pants for Women and Men 2024

1. Du/er All-Weather Denim – Best Waterproof Everyday Denim →

We both love our Du/er All-Weather Denims. They don’t look like waterproof or rain pants, so you can wear them around town without looking like you came from an outdoor adventure.


  • Waterproof and windproof membrane
  • Comfortable and stretchy
  • Easy to wash and clean


  • One length so you’ll need to hem or roll them up

2. PRana Halle Joggers II → + Prana Stretch Zion Slim Pant II →

Activities: Urban exploration, Travel, Hiking, Climbing, Camping
Material: 95% Recycled Nylon, 5% Elastane
Size Worn: 0 in Earthbound (fits large on me)

The Prana Stretch Zion pants are popular outdoor pants for their durability, comfort, and versatility. The women’s equivalent is the Halle pants, which come in various cuts. I like the joggers best, which aren’t as durable as the classic Halle pants, so I wouldn’t wear them for climbing, but they’re perfect for travel.

The Halle Joggers II are so comfortable that they’re one of my go-to pants if I’m headed to the airport or on a road trip. I wear them so often that I got them in two colors: earthbound and charcoal camo. I was surprised that the length wasn’t too baggy around the cuff for being petite. If you’re much taller, I’ve seen reviews say it’s not long enough.


  • Recycled nylon blend performance fabric
  • Stretchy and comfortable
  • Durable and abrasion-resistant
  • UPF 50+
  • Bigger pockets that fit phones
  • Water repellent
  • Adjustable waistband


  • The thigh pocket makes it look less sleek (men’s).
  • Limited color options.

3. Ministry of Supply Pants →

Activities: Urban exploration, Travel, Business Travel
Material: 41% Viscose, 22% Polyester, 32% Nylon, 5% Elastane for Fusion Pant. 100% Primeflex Warp-knit Japanese polyester for Kinetic Pant
Size Worn: XS in Charcoal Heather (fits true to size) and

We first learned about Ministry of Supply because one of the co-founders graduated from Georgia Tech. They make innovative workleisure clothing, and their goal is for their pieces to outperform everything else in your closet. I’m wearing the Women’s Fusion Straight Leg Pant, which are dress pants that feel like sweatpants. Jacob is wearing the Kinetic Pintuck Pant.


  • Stretchy and comfortable with a full range of motion
  • Resilient shape retention
  • Plenty of pockets, including zippered back pockets.
  • Wrinkle resistant.
  • Machine washable.
  • Climate-neutral certified
  • All products are guaranteed for life.
  • (Fusion) The adjustable snap inseam shortens height by 2.25 inches. (I wear them shortened since I’m petite).
  • (Kinetic) Breathable
  • (Kinetic) Moisture wicking


  • Limited color options.
  • No belt loops
  • Fusion pants are not as breathable.

4. Topo Designs Boulder Pants – Best Pants for Outdoor Adventures →

Activities: Climbing, Hiking, Camping
Material: 95% Nylon, 10% Spandex
Size Worn: XS in Brick (true to size on me)

wear these a ton around town, and they go in my suitcase if we plan on climbing or doing anything outdoors. They are lightweight and comfy, and I love that they come in bright colors that other pants typically don’t. These are the ones Jacob wears.


  • Comfortable and casual
  • Built to handle the outdoors
  • Water repellent finish
  • 7/8 length with adjustable hem
  • Elastic waist
  • Zippered back pocket


  • Great for casual trips but can’t really be dressed up
  • No belt loops
  • Feels very durable but also more rigid and less stretch

5. Coalatree Trailhead Pants →

Activities: Climbing, Hiking, Travel
Material: 88% Bluesign Approved Nylon, 12% Spandex
Size Worn: XS Slim and M Slim

The Coalatree Trailhead Pants are great for anyone who loves exploring the outdoors. They are comfortable and durable, so they can handle rugged adventures. I love that they come in many colors and have a regular or slim fit, too.


  • 100% Durable Ripstop Nylon
  • Water Resistant & Stain Proof
  • Breathable for All Climates
  • Antimicrobial, stink-proof fabric
  • Deep Pockets
  • 4-Way Stretch
  • Packs into the Front Pocket
  • Large pockets


  • The ties at the ankle can get annoying. I step on them all the time. You can cut them shorter, though.

6. Boulder Denim – Best Denim Travel Pants →

I don’t know about you, but I never wear stiff denim after discovering Boulder Denim jeans. They’ve been our go-to jeans for any occasion (minus when we need a waterproof feature). We first discovered them at a demo at our climbing gym, and we loved how stretchy they felt since mobility is essential for climbing.

We started with their original design, but they’ve improved the comfort and stretchiness for version two.

I currently wear the women’s straight-fit surf blue and skinny-fit New Moon blue, and Jacob wears the men’s slim-fit since the skinny fit looks normal on his thin legs. Not only are they great for climbing, but they also look great for our city travels.


  • Comfortable and stretchy
  • Deep-pocket and hidden zipper pocket
  • Stain & water-resistant (for climbers, chalk comes right off)
  • Ethically-made and vegan-approved
  • Memory-shape denim


  • They come in standard lengths, which require you to hem them yourself.

Boulder Denim Coupon Code: Use code LOCALADVENTURER for 15% off your order.

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7. Mott & Bow Jeans →

Activities: Travel, Urban, Hiking
Material: 90-98% Cotton, 0-5% Polyester, 1-2% Elastane
Size Worn: 25/28 (Esther) || 30/32 (Jacob)

We wanted to check out jeans from Mott & Bow since they have so many different cuts and washes so you can find the one that is perfect for you. I went with the Slim Boyfriend Jean and Jacob went with the Skinny Wooster Jean. So far, they’ve been great and comfortable. We haven’t taken them to anything too active, but they’ve been great for our city adventures.


  • Comfortable and casual
  • Stretchy material
  • Great for urban and active adventures
  • Each jeans comes in different cuts
  • Machine washable


  • Fixed length inseam so you need to hem them to your length

8. Nike Tech Fleece →

Activities: Travel, Urban, Active
Material: Fleece
Size Worn: XS (Esther) || S (Jacob)

These Nike Tech Fleece Pants are super comfy. They have regular and lightweight versions depending on how cold you run. I tend to run cold, so I got the regular one, and Jacob got the lightweight one, and we like wearing them on long flights.


  • Sleek design that isn’t bulky
  • Lots of color options
  • It gives you warmth and comfort.
  • Plenty of pockets and zippered ones too


  • Hard to dress up.

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9. Black Diamond Women’s Technician Jogger Pants →

Being petite, I love it when pants fit well without altering them. These joggers did just that! They’re also super soft and flexible, making them comfortable for travel while technical enough for climbing and outdoor adventures.


  • PFC-Free DWR for weather resistance
  • Primary fabric is Bluesign-approved
  • Harness-compatible hand pockets.
  • Zippered thigh pocket


  • Nothing so far!
  • Saw some complaints that they fit like cropped pants for taller people

10. Helene Clarkson aro Reversible pant

Activities: Urban exploration, Travel
Material: 75% Cotton, 23% Polyester, 2% Spandex
Size Worn: XS (Fits true to size on me)

I love these pants’ versatility, and since it’s reversible, you can pack even less. One side is black, while the other side is navy. My main complaint is I wish it had pockets.


  • Versatile and can be dressed up or down
  • Reversible design gives you a lot of outfit options.
  • Resistant to sagging
  • Good quality material
  • Comfortable and stretchy
  • Machine washable


  • No pockets.
  • Depending on how picky you are, the hem style isn’t the same on both sides.

11. Anatomie Skyler Travel Pants →

I had been looking for travel pants for the longest time when I finally found the Anatomie Skyler Travel Pant. I love the lightweight and versatility of these pants, and it’s a great addition to any capsule wardrobe.


  • Can easily dress up or down
  • Low maintenance fabrics
  • Breathable, stretchy, and comfortable
  • Lightweight and extremely packable
  • Moisture-wicking and wrinkle-free
  • Machine washable


  • The waistband is not as stretchy, so I don’t have as much room to eat a gigantic meal.
  • They require air drying, so if you like washing your clothes while traveling, you must consider time.

Pro Tip: I have these pants in gray and black, but the black ones run smaller than the gray ones.

12. Free Fly Breeze Pants Cropped ($88)

Activities: Outdoor adventures, Urban exploration, Beach
Material: 86% Polyester, 14% Spandex
Size Worn: XS in Purple Peak (true to size)

They talk about ridiculous comfort, and that’s precisely what they deliver. These are my comfiest pants right now. Since I’m petite, the cropped pants fit like regular pants, which is what I expected.


  • Ultra-light and airy
  • UPF 50+
  • Quick-dry
  • 4-way stretch
  • Front pockets and hidden stash pocket
  • Machine washable.


  • Great for casual wear but hard to dress up.
  • Must air dry.

13. Prana Kanab Pant →

These joggers are made to handle the outdoors and abrasion from climbing. They’re comfortable with a knit waistband that moves with you.


  • Comfortable and durable
  • Zipper pocket on left leg for secure storage
  • High and stretchy waistband


  • Looks outdoorsy, so it’s less versatile

14. Royal Robbins Spotless Traveler Pant →

These pants are included in many of the best travel pants posts, so I had to check them out. Unfortunately, even the XS was too big for me. I did, however, fit their culottes version much better (pictured below).


  • Soft and built for travel
  • Spills and dirt wash out easily
  • Bluesign-approved lightweight stretch fabric
  • Zippered hand pockets


  • Have seen multiple reviews stating that they fit baggy

15. Livsn Women’s Flex Canvas Pants V2 →

Jacob loves his Livsn Pants, so I was excited to try their women’s version. They fit well and are really durable for climbing.


  • Deep front pockets
  • Flattering fit but still flexible
  • Zippered security pockets
  • Adaptable cuff
  • Reinforcements at stress points


  • It looks outdoorsy, so it’s less versatile.
  • Not as stretchy and comfortable.
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16. Livsn Ecotrek Trail Pants →

I love these pants. They are light and comfortable but still can handle being beaten up while bouldering. I’ve used it more than any other climbing pants this year.


  • Very comfortable and durable
  • Made with sustainable Blue Ocean Nylon
  • Breathable and water-resistant
  • Can blend into the urban setting


  • Some colors look more outdoorsy than others
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17. 686 Everywhere Pant Slim →

These have been the perfect pants for summer here in Vegas. They are lightweight and super stretchy. He wears them to the gym, outdoor adventures, and to run errands. Right now, he only has them in Golden Brown which looks more outdoorsy, but the black and navy can be easily dressed up.


  • 10 pockets without it looking overly cumbersome
  • Super stretchy and breathable material
  • DWR water and stain-resistant finish
  • Drawcord (can be adjusted to run inside or outside the waistband) and belt loops
  • UPF 40+
  • Packs into itself for easy travel


  • We’ve read reviews that darker colors will show dust easily
  • The material still looks casual
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18. Prana Double Peak Slim Pant →

These are a great option for trips where you’ll be spending more time outside. They fit well, are comfortable, and stretchy. Plus they are moisture-wicking and UPF 50+.


  • Stretchy and soft material
  • Moisture Wicking
  • UPF 50+
  • Ventilated Inseam Gusset
  • Hidden Zipper Pocket


  • Ripstop fabric looks more outdoorsy

19. Bluffworks Envoy Lightweight Travel Pants →

Bluffworks has been creating travel gear for a while now. Their Envoy Lightweight Travel Pants is one of their most popular pants. It didn’t fit me the best (but I have chicken legs), but I did love the thoughtfulness and quality of the pants. It has some great details for traveling, including internal zippered pockets, a hidden zipper side seam pocket, and more.

While you’re at it, pick up one of their Threshold T-Shirts. It’s the most comfy shirt I’ve worn in a while and my favorite.


  • Machine washable and lightweight
  • Wrinkle resistant
  • Moisture-wicking and quick-drying
  • Soft stretchy waistband
  • Nine pockets, including five zippered pockets


  • Not a great fit if you’re thin
  • Wouldn’t use it for any extreme activities like climbing

20. Black Diamond Rocklock CLimb Pants →

I’m always looking for pants that work for adventures but also climbing because who knows when I’ll get a chance to climb? The Black Diamond Rocklock Climb Pants are built to be durable with ripstop fabric, which makes them a bit thicker than I’m used to, but they are great for cooler weather.


  • Ripstop fabric for durability and stretch
  • Drawcord can be inside or outside
  • Elastic waistband for comfort
  • Harness-compatible front pockets
  • Drop in back pockets
  • Articulated knee and gusseted inseam


  • A bit wider legged for a slim fit
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Can you think of any others that belong on our best travel pants list? What are your go-to pants for travel?


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Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, one of the top 5 travel blogs in the US. They believe that adventure can be found near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They explore a new city in depth every year and currently base themselves in Las Vegas.

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