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The Best Travel Pants for Your Next Trip

These adventure-worthy pairs expertly balance comfort, function and style.

collage of three travel pants

Any article of clothing that claims to be “perfect for travel” has an agenda. Like the word “natural” appearing on packaged food, a phrase like “travel-ready” is a vague and enticing smokescreen that can signify any number of qualities at the heart of which lies the question: What makes this thing better for wearing in places other than the place where I live?

Pose the inquiry to any given bag, apparel, tech or footwear brand, and the response might mention a tech-y fabric or maybe a modular feature (or nothing unique whatsoever). The riddle is particularly true of pants. What makes a good pair of travel pants? Is it comfort? Durability? The number of pockets? All those elements matter, yes, provided they add up to a blend of form and function that lets you step off a plane and onto all sorts of adventures. In their own ways, the following options each fit the bill.

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Best Overall Travel Pant
Backcountry Stepstone Workwear Pant
Best Upgrade Travel Pant
Brise Pant 2.0
Most Wallet-Friendly Travel Pant
REI Sahara Path Pants
Best Rugged Travel Pant
Florence Marine X F1 Expedition Utility Pant
Best Workwear Travel Pant
Western Rise AT Slim Pant
Most Popular Travel Pant
Flint and Tinder 365 Pant
Most Comfortable Travel Pant
Patagonia Twill Traveler Pant
Best Pocketing
Roark Layover 2.0 Travel Pant
Best Trail-to-Bar Travel Pant
Arc'teryx Levon LT Pant
Most Versatile Travel Pant
Topo Designs Global Pants
Best Cargo-Style Travel Pant
686 Anything Cargo Pant
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