The 8 Women’s Travel Pants with Pockets I Love

Women’s travel pants with pockets are an essential whether you’re traveling internationally or keeping it domestic. Finding a pant that can last 12+ hours is a style challenge. No sagging required but they absolutely have to be comfy the entire trip!

Of course road trips can be just as challenging as flights. In fact any trip where you’re sitting for long stretches of time (like a train) begs for a comfortable, chic travel pant that looks good on the go. I say, “yes please” to pockets with zippers. We’ve all had times when our phone wants to pop out of a pocket haven’t we?

Sounds like a tall order doesn’t it? Now I’m going to state straight up that I’m super picky about a stretchy pant. It’s got to look chic, can’t look like gym wear and the fit has to flatter.

On my recent trip to the US, I’d already ordered this pant from my favorite brand Athleta. I wasn’t a 100% sure about the light color; how would it hold up and not show stains? I’m notoriously bad at spilling food and drink on my clothes! But I couldn’t resist the pant or the sale and lined too?  Sign me up. A girl has to keep warm here in the perpetually chilly UK.

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I’m wearing a Banana Republic wool sweater and Athleta Peak Hybrid Fleece tight

You’ve heard me talk about English weather right?

Fleece is what I live in 9 months out of the year! So I was very excited about the idea of having a warm snazzy tight pant to see me through fall and winter months. I gave it a test run on the overnight flight home which was freezing as expected. Did I mention I was in the window seat?

This is how I paired my pants with a new Banana Republic sweater that I absolutely love! Honestly I felt like Goldilocks. Not too hot not too cold, but just right. The sweater I’m wearing has sold out but this one is similar.

Best of all, I still felt pulled together the next morning as I headed out of Heathrow and onward. The extra warmth came in handy with a cool spring wind blowing. Anyway enough about me. I’ve done the research so you don’t have to.

Women’s Travel Pants with Pockets Roundup

I tried on the Halle Prana pant at REI and it fit all of my criteria (see below). The other women’s travel pants I’m recommending are by Athleta because I love love love this brand. Good quality, well made and with the kind of smart styling that makes you feel a little bit special. It’s my go to for travel wear. In case you didn’t know Banana Republic and Athleta are owned by the same company (they also own Gap and Old Navy) and I really appreciate the new look of BR and the quality of both brands.

Yes it’s possible to look smart AND be comfortable. I’d never wear sweats out in public – why would you when you can feel fabulous wearing one of these sleek travel pants. Oh by the way pants are known as trousers in the UK…. pants mean undies!