The Best Men's Travel Pants for Every Type of Trip

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As wonderful and rewarding as traveling is, it can definitely provide some uncomfortable moments.

We have all been sandwiched on a packed international flight sitting for hours on end, only to get up and find that the knees on your trousers are now saggy. Sometimes you get caught in an unexpected rainstorm that leaves you and your pants soaked while you're hours away from the hotel. Other times, you're on an all-day hike with temperatures that range from scorching hot in the afternoon to freezing as soon as the sun has set.

The best way to handle these situations — and a myriad of others that can happen when you're away from the convenience of home — is to be prepared by investing in a pair of comfortable pants for travel.

These Are the 13 Best Men's Travel Pants:

Related: The Most Comfortable Travel Shoes for Men

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.

Keep reading to learn more about the 13 best travel pants for men, including everything from joggers to dress pants to hiking pants from popular brands like Lululemon, Outdoor Voices, and Bonobos.

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Best Design: Lululemon ABC Classic-Fit Pant 32" Warpstreme

Lululemon ABC Classic-Fit Pant 32" Warpstreme
Courtesy of Lululemon

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. They come in 14 colors, including wardrobe staples like black, navy, and khaki that'll be easy to match with anything in your suitcase.

Shoppers love that these pants work for a variety of occasions. "[The pants] suit me well for travel, evenings out on the town, and golf," one wrote.

To buy:, $128

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Best Work Pants: TravisMathew Level Up Slim Fit Pants

Nordstrom Level Up Slim Fit Pants TRAVISMATHEW
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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: One person said this pair is "lighter weight, but a similar fit and feel" to Lululemon's popular ABC pants, while another called them "better than Nike."

To buy:, $125

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Best Athletic Pants: Outdoor Voices Rectrek Pant

Outdoor Voices Rectrek Pants in Black
Courtesy of Outdoor Voices

With a slightly cropped cut and relaxed fit, the Rectrek Pants from Outdoor Voices are sleek and flattering. The pants are made from a durable, 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 called them "my go-to for travel and any day where I might do a bunch of things," adding that they're "easy to care for and no wrinkling ever!"

To buy:, $98

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Best Joggers: Vuori Sunday Jogger Sweatpants

Nordstrom Sunday Performance Jogger Sweatpants VUORI
Courtesy of Nordstrom

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 Nordstrom reviewer said the joggers manage to "look great [and] effortless, but clean and stylish."

To buy:, $89

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Best With Security Zippers: Mountain Hardwear AP Pant

mountain hardwear mens travel pants
Courtesy of Amazon

Pick-pockets beware: there is no getting into the back pockets of these stylish roll-up pants. They have zip security pockets that prevent sticky fingers from taking your wallet or other valuables.

Amazon reviewers love these pants for travel, hiking, and other adventures year-round. One person called them the "best hiking pants out there" and wrote, "I buy and try a lot of hiking/outdoor equipment, but these are by far one of my favorites. I have worn them in the snow and in the Texas sun and have no complaints either way."

To buy:, from $46

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Best Wear-anywhere Pants: Columbia Men's Men's Flex ROC Pants

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Courtesy of Columbia

These cotton-blend pants from Columbia are water- and stain-resistant with enough stretch to move with you. The slim fit style will even look sharp at dinner with a button-up shirt.

Hundreds of shoppers rave about the great fit and soft texture of the pants; one said they're "very comfortable and the material is flexible for when I'm on the move."

To buy:, $50 (originally $75)

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Best Jeans: Bonobos Extra Stretch Travel Jeans

Bonobos Extra Stretch Travel Jeans
Courtesy of Bonobos

Jeans may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of comfortable travel pants, but this pair from Bonobos begs to differ. Made with a cotton, polyester, and elastane blend, the pants also have a curved waistband that offers just enough stretch. And since they come in eight colors, you should be able to find at least one pair that fits your style.

Shoppers say the stretchy material of these jeans makes a huge difference in comfort. "These are well constructed and really comfortable [for] both sitting and walking, especially with the stretch," one wrote.

To buy:, $99

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Best Dress Pants: Theory Zaine Pant in Neoteric

Theory Zaine Pant in Neoteric
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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, the dress pants will keep you comfortable while maintaining a sleek look.

One owner said they wear the pants for "work, golf, leisure, etc" and they manage to "perform fabulously in all situations."

To buy:, from $75 (originally $195)

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Best Moisture-repellent: Eddie Bauer Horizon Guide Chino Pant

eddie bauer mens travel pants
Courtesy of Eddie Bauer

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. The fabric is also made with UPF 50+ for sun protection.

An Eddie Bauer customer said these pants are "fantastic" for hiking, emphasizing that "they repel water, dry quickly, and are very packable." They added, "These go with me on every long-distance road trip year round."

To buy:, from $57 (originally $75)

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Best Chinos: Bonobos Original Stretch Washed Chino

bonobos mens travel pants
Courtesy of Bonobos

These chinos are made from 98 percent cotton with just a touch of lycra, making them extra comfortable 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.

Reviewers on the Bonobos site rave about the "high quality fabric and fit" of these pants.

To buy:, $99

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Best for Everyday: Mack Weldon Radius Pant

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Courtesy of Mack Weldon

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.

A shopper called these "the perfect travel pants," adding that they're "comfortable, light, and [they] dry fast."

To buy:, $98

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Best Sweatpants in Disguise: Gap Everyday Easy Pant with GapFlex

Gap Everyday Easy Pant with GapFlex
Courtesy of Gap

An elastic waistband with drawcords and soft, stretchy fabric make these pants undoubtedly comfortable. They offer a polished look that still allows you to breathe and move, so they're a great option for active travel days.

One person said "you can never go wrong with these pants" because they're "comfortable yet formal," while others mention they look like work pants but have "the comfort of joggers."

To buy:, from $24 (originally $50)

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Best for Hiking: L.L.Bean Cresta Mountain Pants

L.L. Bean Men's Cresta Mountain Pants
Courtesy of L.L.Bean

With all the features you would want in a technical pant, this L.L.Bean pair will get you from trailhead to summit as smoothly as possible. Lightweight, moisture-wicking, and abrasion-resistant, these hiking pants have articulated knees, zippered pockets, andbuilt-in UPF 50+ protection.

Shoppers on L.L.Bean's website emphasize how great these are for hikes, long walks, and other activities. "I walk multiple miles a day at work in the summer heat and these pants have held up well," one reviewer wrote. "I like that the pants are a lightweight material and have some flex to them."

To buy:, $70

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