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Our 15 Favorite Men’s Travel Pants in 2021

Our 15 Favorite Men’s Travel Pants in 2021

by , April 30, 2021

The good news for us all is that travel is slowly starting to open back up again. And with many of us eagerly looking ahead to new adventures abroad or domestically, it’s time to start dialing in the all-important packing list, and every great list includes a great pair or two of travel pants.

A great travel pant lets you bounce between environments and activities. Dressing up or down and being versatile. And a thoughtful blend of comfort, travel-ready durability, and a dash of added functionality like stain resistance and pocket storage, round out a solid pair.

So with this in mind, we’ve rounded up our favorite men’s travel pants in 2021 that we think are worthy additions to your packing list, wherever the journey may take you…

Roark Layover 2.0 Travel Pant (US$75)

Roark Layover 2.0 Travel Pant

Fully embracing adventure requires tough and comfortable gear. And adaptable styling doesn’t hurt either. The Layover 2.0 Travel Pant gives you all of this in a straight-leg design with two-way stretch and enhanced ventilation. And you’ve got secure pocketing to store your smaller travel necessities too.

KÜHL Renegade Afire Chino Pant (US$89)

KÜHL Renegade Afire Chino Pant

Hiking pants are great for the outdoors. But not so much when you need to spruce things up for a night on the town. And many urban-friendly pants lack the functionality to efficiently tackle active outdoor use. But the KÜHL Renegade Afire Chino Pant combines technical performance and city-ready style in one. It features a tough, quick-drying, water-resistant construction with two-way stretch. You also benefit from articulated knee darts and a gusseted crotch for enhanced freedom of movement. Seven pockets provide lots of storage options for smaller items, while the chino style makes it easy to step off the trail and into a restaurant without skipping a beat.

Mountain Hardwear Men’s Hardwear AP™ Pant (US$90)

Mountain Hardwear Men’s Hardwear AP™ Pant

The Hardwear AP™ Pant is a versatile pant that’s happy to hike in the hills, explore urban streets, and stride between everyday and travel use with ease. It offers inbuilt stretch, UPF 50 protection, articulated knees, reflective detailing, and secure pockets for small essentials. If you’re after clean urban style with outdoor-ready performance, this pant is ready to roam.

Rhone Commuter Pant (US$96)

Rhone Commuter Pant

The Rhone Commuter Pant brings smart style to your work trips. But its four-way stretch and gusset let you move freely when it’s time to embrace active pursuits. Breathable, comfy, lightweight, and ready to hop nimbly between urban, outdoor, relaxed, and active use, it’s ready to conquer multiple travel environments. Plus with various options including regular, slim, and skinny styles, you can pick the one best suited to your personal tastes.

Flint and Tinder 365 Pant (US$98)

Flint and Tinder 365 Pant

As the name suggests, Flint and Tinder designed the 365 Pant as a go-to, year-round pant for work and play. The chino styling fits well in formal settings, while its stretchy jean-like cut serves up all-day comfort. The sustainably-made pant also offers a choice of fits including straight, slim, and tapered to suit your personal style.

Proof Rover Pant (US$98)

Proof Rover Pant

The Rover Pant is a hard-working pant made with adventure-friendly comfort, toughness, and flexibility in mind. It features a breathable, moisture-wicking, and durable Sorbtek-infused canvas with added lycra for stretch. A gusseted crotch and dart seams behind the knees add to the comfort and freedom of movement. You’ve got a choice of straight and slim options here. And for a little added personal style, the pant also uses an eco-friendly pigment dye that will wear in like raw selvedge denim over time to create a custom fade.

Proof Foundation 5-Pocket Pant (US$128)

Proof Foundation 5-Pocket Pant

Fancy everyday laid-back comfort, classic style, and plenty of pockets to stash your small essentials? Well, Proof dishes up the goods with their Foundation 5-Pocket Pant. It’s made with a soft, quick-drying polyester and features seamless outseam construction for that all-important comfort and freedom of movement. Where them on the plane, out to dinner, and beyond.

lululemon ABC Pant (US$128)

lululemon ABC Pant

lululemon’s ABC Pant is popular for a reason. Made from lululemon’s Warpstreme™ fabric, the pant is breathable, quick-drying, wrinkle-resistant and offers four-way stretch and an ergonomic crotch gusset for enhanced comfort and mobility. The sleek design moves easily between formal and informal environments, while a hidden zippered pocket keeps small valuables safe and secure.

Western Rise AT Slim Pant (US$128)

Western Rise AT Slim Pant

The folks at Western Rise excel at making multifunctional clothing to help you do more with less. And the AT Slim Pant is a fine choice for a pant that looks suitably stylish at work but has savvy performance features for weekend and travel adventures. It’s made with AT Cloth, a durable yet lightweight woven canvas that’s water repellent, bluesign® approved, and offers two-way stretch. Ready for work, active outdoor use, and traveling in versatile comfort, the AT Slim Pant is a dependable one-bag travel pant.

Foehn Brise Pant 2.0 (US$130)

Foehn Brise Pant 2.0

If you’re after men’s travel pants with modern style, sustainable construction, and technical performance all in one, Foehn has you covered. The Brise Pant 2.0 offers a well-considered blend of casual urban style and adventure-ready performance features. The pant features a tough, abrasion-resistant, and sustainably made Schoeller® fabric with inbuilt stretch and a DWR coating for protection against stains and the elements. The pant also has articulated knees, a gusseted crotch, and zippered ankle to keep you moving freely and comfortably.

Western Rise Diversion Pant (US$138)

Western Rise Diversion Pant

The ultimate men’s travel pants? Well, you be the judge. But the Diversion Pant did scoop our Best Travel Clothing 2020 award for a reason. Several, actually. The pant is packed full of great travel features such as four-way stretch, breathability, water and stain resistance, and wrinkle resistance. It’s tough enough for active use, smart enough for urban or business travel, and an excellent all-rounder for everyday, weekend, and adventure use.

OUTLIER Futuredarts (US$148)

OUTLIER Futuredarts

OUTLIER’s Futuredarts pant is cut using long darts rather than side seams to allow for a tapered and free-moving silhouette. The pant features OUTLIER’s F.Cloth fabric that’s lightweight, quick-drying, breathable, and includes two-way stretch and a DWR finish. Easy to dress up or down, it’s a versatile work/play/travel pant for both everyday use and ventures further afield.

Relwen Airtex Windpant (US$188)

Relwen Airtex Windpant

If you’re looking for men’s travel pants with understated weekend-ready styling and travel-friendly features such as lightweight construction, breathability, wind and water resistance, and a versatile athletic cut, Relwen’s Airtex Windpant should be on your radar. Comfortable and adaptable for a variety of travel situations, they’re a solid addition to your packing list.

OUTLIER Slim Dungarees (US$198)

OUTLIER Slim Dungarees

OUTLIER says if you’re only going to have one pair of pants, this should be it. A bold statement perhaps, but they back it up with the Slim Dungarees’ excellent versatility, premium construction, and travel-ready features. It uses Workcloth Doubleweave Canvas offering water and stain resistance, two-way stretch, breathability, and quick-drying functionality. It’s tough yet comfy, and the design is understated enough to work in casual settings or to be dressed up for smarter environments. And with five pockets, you can keep those important travel items close at hand.

OUTLIER Bomb Dungarees (US$225)

OUTLIER Bomb Dungarees

Like the look of jeans but want something that’s lighter yet tougher than denim? Meet the Bomb Dungarees, OUTLIER’s take on the 21st-century jean. The pant features Bombtwill, a fabric custom developed to offer excellent durability and structure while retaining a light weight. The fabric also includes a DWR coating for water and stain resistance, as well as subtle stretch, in a design that’s tough enough for travel yet comfy.


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