Your travel outfit for long flights can make a huge difference in your experience. We have spent a ridiculous amount of time thinking about the topic and have come up with this list of the best travel pants for long flights.
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What features make pants great for flying?
Style and Versatility
Yes, we want to be comfortable on our long flights. And, we want to look stylish. The pair of pants you wear on the flight should be both, and you will want to wear them once you arrive at your destination. Make sure the color works with your travel capsule and is climate-appropriate for your itinerary. If you are going to a winter wonderland and don’t want to wear super heavy pants, you can always wear yoga pants or joggers that will double as workout wear while you travel.
This probably goes without saying. Comfortable travel pants are key for a long flight where sleep is likely to happen. Even if you don’t sleep well on flights, you want to wear something that does not feel constrictive or digging. We’ve got you covered!
Pockets, while not a must-have, are nice to have. That said, we are a little picky about them. They are nice to have because you can use them to keep in-flight necessities, but they need to be secure enough that things won’t fall out. If you decide on a pair of pants that does not have pockets, you can always find travel accessories that can hold your in-flight necessities.
You want a fabric that is comfortable, stretches, and is not too restrictive. Also, sometimes long flights can make use feel, well, less than fresh. We find that breathable fabrics make us feel fresher when we arrive and we are just more comfortable during the trip.
This very well could be personal preference, but we are not big fans of capris for long flights. Sometimes planes can get cold, and the air on the lower calf makes us chilly. Our search for the best travel pants for long flights is all ankle-length.
Best Pants For Travel and Long Flights
1. prAna Meme Pant
The prAna Meme Pants are made of a 4 way stretch fabric with 5 pockets, plus cargo pockets on the side. They are water repellent, quick drying and UPF 50+.
SHOP: prAna Meme Pant
2. Coolibar UPF 50+ Women’s Verona Straight Leg Pants
The Coolibar Verona Straight Leg Pants are made of a lightweight fabric called AireTM. These pants will keep you comfortable and cool while traveling.
3. CRZ YOGA Women’s Studio Joggers
These lightweight and flattering CRZ YOGA Studio Joggers will get you to your destination in comfort and will be a versatile part of your travel wardrobe once you arrive.
4. prAna Women’s Halle Roll-Up Stretch Pants
The prAna Halle Roll-Up Stretch Pants are loved by reviewers for their fit and comfort. We love that they can be worn long, or rolled up for a different look altogether.
5. Columbia Women’s Just Right Pants
The Columbia Just Right Pants have 2 way stretch fabric and a security pocket on the left leg. They will help you survive your flight in comfort and then be great for hiking or sightseeing at your destination.
6. TLC Sport UK Women’s Yoga Pants
Flattering and comfortable, you will be able to wear these pants on the plane, and then dress them up or down at your destination. Or, do some yoga!
7. Hue Jeggings
If you just HAVE to wear jeans, these jeggings will do the trick of looking like jeans and allowing for comfort during your flight.
SHOP: Hue Jeggings
8. Eileen Fischer Stretch Crepe Slim Ankle
These Eileen Fischer pants are a wardrobe basic that will travel in style, and be versatile at your destination for a day of sightseeing or dinner out.
9. Calvin Klein Tummy Control Waistband Straight Leg
Super comfy and fade resistant, these pants will be great for your plane travels and whatever activities you have in mind when you arrive.
10. Willit Women’s Joggers On The Fly Pants
We love the easy look of these pants. Plus, they are made of a lightweight fabric that stretchable, quick drying and designed not to pill.
These pants will all compliment your travel capsule. If you want to learn more about the method we use to pack light with maximum versatility and outfits, check out our packing guide below!