These are the pants that will make your travels more comfortable and carefree.
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 going back to the hotel for to quick change. Other times, you’re on an all-day hike, where the temperatures can 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.
Travel pants are offered in various shapes and silhouettes, with each pair providing features that make travel easier. While lightweight travel pants are an essential for packing, they also help with the 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 tech benefits of travel pants, but look like a dress pant, so you can easily wear them during business travel.
We have rounded up the 12 best travel pants on the market, from joggers to dress pants. And yes, we even found an attractive zip-off pant. Believe it when you see it.