The Best Women’s Pants for Travel

The Best Women’s Pants for Travel

When it comes to travel pants, comfort and style can be a hard balance to strike. But the right pair—ones that can take you from plane to resort/car to family reunion/train to meeting—will make your day of transit so much more enjoyable. We did the legwork for you and found great options at varying price points. Welcome to your new go-tos.

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GAP High Rise Wide-Leg Jeans

Wide-Leg Jeans

Traveling in stiff denim isn’t for everyone anyone. These 70s-inspired, 100-percent cotton jeans are made from GAP's premium 1969 denim, and feature retro flair that's perfect for travel: wide legs and a high waist.

$29 at Gap
Vedua Ultra High-Rise Convertible Straight Jeans Habitual

Jeans, With a Twist

Habitual's shape-shifting pants transform from wide-leg jeans to denim joggers in a snap, thanks to a cool ankle cinch. Perfect for jetsetters who like to keep their outfit options open.

$198 at Nordstrom
Zen Bounce Wide Leg Sweatpants LOU & GREY

Wide-Leg Jersey Pants

These may just be the best fashion sweats money can buy. Lou & Grey's super-wide-leg, pajama-like pants are made with a thick version of their Signaturesoft fabric, whose texture the company describes expensive cashmere combined with a favorite sweatshirt.

$70 at Nordstrom

Velvet Leggings

Stop everything: UNIQLO’s much-loved HEATTECH material is now available in velvet. Squee! With an inner fleece lining and a middle layer of wind-blocking fabric, this unassuming wonder item will keep you cozy wherever your travels may take you.

$40 at UNIQLO
adidas Originals 3 Stripes Tights

Athletic Tights

Adidas’ iconic striped leggings feature cotton-and-Spandex fabric, a stretchy waist, and a slim cut that's flattering and breathable, not uncomfortably tight.

$33 at Zappos
anthropologie Colorblocked Sweater Pants

Sharp Sweater Pants

Who knew high fashion could be comfortable? Cheerful color-blocking and a wool-cashmere knit come together for a look that can transition straight from on-board to a meeting with the board.

$515 at Anthropologie
Johnny Was JWLA Black Embroidered Dariella Leggings

Boho Leggings

If starting your day with yoga in Palm Springs and ending it with a scoop of Salt & Straw in Venice Beach sounds like your perfect day, then these Johnny Was custom embroidery leggings may be your perfect pants. With a unique twist on the classic black leggings look, these pants are finished off with beautiful flower blooms, hitting right above the ankle.

$105 at Amazon
Utility Joggers in Stretch Twill GAP

Stretchy Joggers

The elasticized waistband, drawstring ties, and easy cut through the hip and thigh spell comfort, even if you're wedged in a middle Economy seat. The twill fabric makes this pair look slightly more spendy than they actually are.

$37 at Gap
Tanya Taylor Carrington Plaid Cropped Pants

Stretchy Plaid Pants

For travel pants that double as a conversation piece, look no further than Tanya Taylor's cropped pants in a fun check print. Zip pockets and ankle ruching are fun details, while a banded waistline and stretchy elastane keep things supremely comfortable. With these, you're ready to go straight from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport to the ultra-cool Marais—no quick changes necessary!

$450 at Saks Fifth Avenue
anthropologie Carmela Utility Sweater Pants

Sweater Utility Pants

The words “utility pants” might cause cringe-y flashbacks of your brother’s Costco cargo shorts from the early aughts. But utility pants as imagined by CAARA are as fashion-forward as Prada’s take on Tevas. Their effortless pull-on styling couldn’t be more comfortable—though customers say they run a little small, so size up to be safe.

$179 at Anthropologie
Lou & Grey Velvet Joggers

Velvet Joggers With Pockets

Heading straight from the plane to a party? No more awkward airport-bathroom costume changes. These super-relaxed velvet joggers can be easily dressed up without losing an ounce of cuddliness. Patch pockets in the front and back and an elastic drawstring waist add function and detail.

$90 at Lou & Grey

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