The 10 Best Men's Travel Pants of 2023

The best men's travel pants are comfortable and supportive and have plenty of pockets. Here are our top picks.

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Best Men's Travel Pants

Travel + Leisure / Danie Drankwalter

Travel pants are offered in various shapes and silhouettes, with each pair providing features that make travel easier. While lightweight pants are an essential for packing, they also help with breathability and will give you a better range of motion.

Many pants offer water-resistant or quick-drying properties, too, so you can stay comfortable even when the weather is less than desirable. Security pockets are an added bonus for regions at risk for pickpocketing, and some pants have the look of a dress pant, so you can easily wear them during business travel.

Our favorite pair of men's travel pants, the Lululemon ABC Classic-Fit Pant is breathable, quick-drying and easily dressed up — ideal for a busy travel day.

Best Overall

Lululemon ABC Classic-Fit Pant Warpstreme

Lululemon ABC Classic Fit Pant 34” Warpstreme


Why We Love It
  • They can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

What to Consider
  • The pants must be machine-washed in colder water and can't be ironed.

These comfy pants from Lululemon feature back security pockets and—after a quick flip of the cuffs—a reflective strip for increased visibility if you're walking around after dark. Their patented Warpstreme fabric stretches and moves with you while retaining its shape. With the right combination of denim and athleisure, this pant is breathable and versatile enough to transition with you throughout your travel day. The pants come in 14 colors, including wardrobe staples like black, navy, and khaki that'll be easy to match with anything in your suitcase. From the office to a construction site to the airport, you'll be prepared and comfortable.

Price at time of publish: $128

The Details: 28-46 | 28-37 inch length | Recycled polyester, elastomultiester

Best Work Pants

TravisMathew Level Up Slim Fit Pants



Why We Love It
  • The polyester material is moisture-wicking and wrinkle-resistant.

What to Consider
  • They are designed for golfers.

These five-pocket pants are technically made for golf, but thanks to how easy they are to dress up or down, they're also a great pick for business travel. They're made with a stretchy, moisture-wicking, and wrinkle-resistant fabric, so you'll have no problem wearing them from the tarmac to the office (or the golf course). Nordstrom shoppers rave over the comfortable fit and durable material, with numerous people comparing the pants to well-known brands.

Price at time of publish: $125

The Details: 38, 40 | 32 inch length | Polyester

Best Athletic Pants

Outdoor Voices Men's Rectrek Pants



Why We Love It
  • The nylon fabric blend is stretchy but still looks structured.

What to Consider
  • The inseam is set with the standard sizes and can't be customized with waist size.

With a slightly cropped cut and relaxed fit, the Rectrek Pants from Outdoor Voices are sleek and flattering. The pants are made from a sturdy, stretchy blend of nylon and elastane, so they'll be able to keep up with you on every adventure—from hikes to long-haul flights. Owners emphasize the style and functionality of these pants. One thing to note is that these pants need to be machine-washed with cold water and can't be ironed.

Price at time of publish: $98

The Details: XXS-XXXL | 28-30 inch length | Nylon, elastane

Best Joggers

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger


Why We Love It
  • These joggers don't look like a standard pair of sweatpants.

What to Consider
  • There is a universal inseam length of 27.5 inches across all sizes.

Thanks to these joggers from Vuori, you don't have to compromise on style when you opt for a pair of sweatpants while traveling. Made with a lightweight and stretchy fabric blend of polyester and elastane, the pants also feature multiple zippered pockets that allow you to securely store essentials while you're on the go. A tie at the waist lets you customize the fit, and the material deflects dirt admirably.

Price at time of publish: $98

The Details: S-XXL | 27.5 inch length | Polyester, elastane

Best With Security Zippers

Mountain Hardwear Men's AP Pants



Why We Love It
  • There are two zippered pockets on the back of the pants.

What to Consider
  • Some users said the fit is slightly slim around the thighs.

Pickpockets beware: There is no getting into the back pockets of these roll-up pants with UPF 50 cotton blend fabric. If you have the tendency to leave your wallet in your back pocket, these sleek cotton pants offer style and security thanks to the two zippered back pockets. With 18 color options, travelers of all types can choose a pair of pants in brown, black, or red. And, there's a massive selection of waist sizes and lengths so you can pick the best-fitting pair of pants for your upcoming travels.

Price at time of publish: $90

The Details: 28-42 | 8-36 inch length | Cotton, nylon

Best Wear-anywhere Pants

Columbia Men's Flex ROC Pants



Why We Love It
  • These pants can be worn for adventuring outdoors or going out on the town.

What to Consider
  • Cotton can wrinkle easily.

These cotton-blend pants from Columbia are water- and stain-resistant with enough stretch to move with you. If you're heading outdoors, these pants are a great option thanks to the two security zipper pockets on the back and there is UPF 50 sun protection built into the cotton fabric. And if you're in need of a versatile pair of pants, these slim-fit pants will even look sharp at dinner with a button-up shirt.

Price at time of publish: $65

The Details: 30-44 | 30-34 inch length | Cotton, elastane

Best Dress Pants

Theory Zaine Pant in Neoteric



Why We Love It
  • These pants are sleek and stretchy for an elevated yet comfortable style.

What to Consider
  • All the color options are very neutral.

These impressively versatile pants from Theory are made with a stretchy, water- and wrinkle-resistant polyamide material that still looks polished. No matter where you're headed, you won't have to sacrifice comfort for style with a pair of these dress pants that offer enough structure to look sleek but have plenty of stretch for long business travel days. And, there are eight neutral-toned colors to choose from with options for black, brown, navy blue, or dark grey.

Price at time of publish: $195

The Details: 28-40 | Polyamide, elastane

Best Moisture-repellent

Eddie Bauer Men's Horizon Guide Chino Pants



Why We Love It
  • The pants are made of water- and sun-repellent nylon material.

What to Consider
  • The material isn't waterproof so you could still get wet if the pant were worn in heavy rain.

Eddie Bauer pants are meant for adventure, and this pair uses the brand's signature StormRepel DWR (durable water repellent) finish to eliminate moisture, keeping you comfortable and dry no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. For hot, sunny days, the nylon blend fabric provides breathability and sun protection with UPF 50 built into the fabric. There is a massive selection of sizes and lengths for a regular and tall fit and there are black, khaki, and dark gray colors to choose from.

Price at time of publish: $85

The Details: 30-40 (regular and tall) | 30-34 inch length | Nylon, spandex

Best Chinos

Bonobos Original Stretched Washed Chinos



Why We Love It
  • There is plenty of sizes- and fit-inclusive options in 18 colors.

What to Consider
  • They have an Italian slide snap front button.

Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, we think these would make an excellent pair of travel pants that provide comfort and style. These chinos are made from 98 percent cotton with just a touch of lycra, making them easy to move around in with plenty of stretch. Plus, they're available in 18 colors, so you'll be sure to find at least one pair to add to your travel wardrobe. These pants have a unique Italian slide snap front button that might have a slight learning curve at first, as it differs from a usual button clasp.

Price at time of publish: $98

The Details: 28-54 (options for a variety of types of fit) | 28-36 inch length | Cotton, lycra

Best for Everyday

Mack Weldon Radius Pant


Mack Weldon

Why We Love It
  • The polyester and spandex material is waterproof and stain-resistant.

What to Consider
  • You can't mix and match waist sizes and inseam lengths.

While Mack Weldon is known for its underwear and socks, the brand has also expanded its supreme comfort technology to a full line of men's basics. The Radius pant is waterproof and wind- and stain-resistant with a flex waist for easy wear. The ultimate wear-everywhere pant, these tapering pants come in seven different colors with sizes ranging from small to 2X-large. One thing to note is there is only one inseam length for the waist size so it could be difficult to match the right leg length and size.

Price at time of publish: $108

The Details: S-2XL | 29.25-30.75 inch length | Polyester, spandex

Tips for Buying Men's Travel Pants

Prioritize comfort

Wearing comfortable clothes while traveling can make a huge difference in the quality of your experience. Travelers should consider purchasing a pair of pants that has plenty of stretch and give. Materials like polyester, cotton, and spandex are generally breathable, soft, and form-fitting while still offering enough structure that a pair of pants doesn't feel flimsy.

Consider versatility

For travelers who like to embark on outdoor and urban trips, a pair of pants that can be dressed up or down is crucial. Chinos are always a good option for versatility since they can be worn with a button-up or sweatshirt for both casual and elevated looks. Lululemon and Eddie Bauer have men's travel pants that can be worn with a variety of tops to change up the look depending on the occasion.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What are the most comfortable travel pants?

    Whether you're traveling by plane or heading off on a roadtrip, the most comfortable pants for traveling are going to be stretchy and breathable. While denim jeans can be comfortable for some, joggers or other loungewear will be most comfortable since you'll likely be sitting for long periods of time. Be sure to also consider convenience and opt for a pair of pants that are adjustable and include pockets for easy access to your wallet, phone, passport, and anything else you may quickly need.

  • How do you wash men's travel pants?

    How you wash your travel pants will depend on what materials they're made from. Most pants for traveling are made from soft polyester or even nylon, which are machine washable and dry relatively quickly. To best care for your pants, and avoid shrinking or fading, be sure to read the item's tag and follow all of the manufacturer's instructions.

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Updated by
Taylor Fox
Taylor Fox, Commerce Updates Writer at Travel + Leisure
Taylor Fox is a Commerce Updates Writer at Travel + Leisure where she tests, researches, and writes about travel products. Taylor holds a Master’s in Geography and has been a writer and editor for over seven years.
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