14 Best Travel Pants for Men in 2022

Unless you have a strong proclivity for exploring the globe or frequently have to hop flights for work, chances are you’ve never spent much time thinking about travel pants, as our luggage, electronics, and other gadgets tend to receive the lion’s share of the attention when purchasing travel gear. The reality is, however, that travel pants are an incredibly important piece of one’s travel kit and can make an enormous difference in one’s overall travel experience. So, with this in mind, we’ve thoroughly scoured the sector, bringing you the best the segment has to offer in this handpicked guide to the best travel pants for men.

To the uninitiated, shopping for travel pants can be tricky — as can even knowing what to look for. When buying travel pants, one wants something that’s immensely comfortable while still being dignified and presentable. Ample and well-thought-out storage is another pivotal must-have for any decent pair of travel pants, as one needs to be able to securely accommodate the wearer’s passport, wallet, and other essentials that one can’t afford to lose. And, while you don’t want something that’s incredibly over-engineered, durability is another key trait for a quality pair of travel pants to possess, as the last place you want to have your pants suffer a tear or rip is when you’re hundreds if not thousands of miles from home. So, without further ado, let’s put our seatbacks upright and our tray table up and get into it.

Roark Layover 2.0 Travel Pant

Roark’s second-generation Layover Travel Pants may be the most affordable pair on our list, but they’re far from a budget or entry-level option, boasting an unmistakably premium construction and fit and finish. Alongside the addition of a multi-way stretch fabric, the second generation of these already popular travel pants has also been bestowed with a straight leg cut, a zippered fly closure that’s supplemented via a drawstring-secured waistband, and laser-cut vents that bolster ventilation. These pants also sport a long zippered pocket equipped with an internal stash sleeve as well as a second, smaller, rear quick-stash pocket found at the back yoke.

Primary Construction: Elastane-Infused Cotton-Nylon Blend
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: No
Waist/Closure: Drawstring Zip Fly

Purchase: $75

KÜHL Revolvr Rogue

Combining the immense durability and adventure-readiness of hiking and workwear pants with the comfort of travel trousers, KÜHL’s Revolvr Rogue pants are crafted from the SLC outfit’s ÜberKÜHL STRETCH fabric — a lightweight and quick-drying 5.2oz spandex-infused cotton-nylon blend that’s heavily resistant to abrasions and tearing. Boasting a tapered fit, these pants also sport a vintage patina dye that’s available in eight different earth tone color options, as well as a rivet-reinforced five-pocket configuration with a dedicated 3D cell phone pocket and a peached waistband that improves comfort, quick-drying, and moisture-wicking performance. 

Primary Construction: Spandex-Infused Cotton-Nylon Blend
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: No
Waist/Closure: Zip Fly & Snap-Button

Purchase: $89

Mack Weldon Radius Flex Pant

The Mack Weldon Radius Flex Pant is a stellar option for those looking for a comfortable pair of travel pants with a slightly more formal appearance that looks equally at home whether boarding a plane or in a board room. Produced in seven color options, the Radius Flex Pant is made from the renowned basics brand’s water, wind, and stain-resistant Performance Stretch fabric. These thoroughly calculated travel pants also feature a flexible stretch waist and belt loops, back-ribbed ankle cuffs, and regular hand pockets that are supplemented with back welt zip pockets and hidden zipper-secured stealth pockets.

Primary Construction: Spandex-Infused Polyester
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: Yes
Waist/Closure: Zip Fly & Button

Purchase: $108

Topo Designs Global Pants

Made in a WRAP-certified manufacturing facility that meets fair labor standards for the safety, health, and wellness of its workers, Topo Design’s aptly-named Global Pants were designed with a major focus on comfort and versatility. Crafted from a stretch cotton-nylon blend, these pants sport a minimalistic aesthetic design with squared front hand pockets, a zipper-secured internal mesh pocket, a hidden zipper-secured back pocket, and a side patch pocket with a clever side seam entry. Part of the Colorado company’s ultra-versatile Global Collection, these pants also feature a straight fit, a static waistband with belt loops, and a classic zip and button fly closure. 

Primary Construction: Spandex-Infused Cotton-Nylon Blend
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: No
Waist/Closure: Zip Fly & Button

Purchase: $109

Patagonia Twill Traveler Pants

What happens when a renowned outdoor clothing brand sets out to design the ultimate pair of travel pants that are as comfortable on their wearer as they are gentle on the planet? Well, the answer looks a lot like Patagonia’s Twill Traveler Pants. Bestowed with a performance pant-chino pant hybrid design, these sustainably made trousers feature a quick-drying and moisture-wicking 7.5oz solid-weft comfort-stretch twill construction made from an amalgamation of organic cotton and T400 polyester that’s fortified via a 3xdry finish. Other noteworthy elements on these Patagonia pants include an elasticized, drawcord-secured waistband, elasticized flat-iron cuffs, a pair of slanted front pockets, a single zippered thigh pocket, and a gusseted crotch that affords the wearer a completely unrestricted range of motion. 

Primary Construction: Cotton & T400 Polyester Solid-Weft Stretch Twill
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: Yes
Waist/Closure: Drawstring Zip Fly

Purchase: $119

SA1NT Track Pant

Though they may at first resemble your average pair of track pants, SA1NT’s take on the garment features an incredibly rugged construction and a host of subtle details that bolster comfort and utility. Cut from an insanely hardwearing stretch denim that’s heavily infused with Dyneema, these travel-ready track pants are outfitted with reinforced seams, double welt side front pockets, welt back pockets, a drop crotch, elasticized self-fabric cuffs, and an elasticized, drawstring-secured ribbed waistband. The back yoke of these pants is also decorated with one of the Aussie outfit’s Wing logo embroideries. 

Primary Construction: Dyneema Stretch Denim
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: No
Waist/Closure: Drawstring

Purchase: $119

lululemon Commission Classic-Fit Pant

In typical lululemon fashion, the athleisure brand’s Commission Classic-Fit Pant boasts an understated and unassuming appearance while packing an advanced technical construction and a host of hidden details. Offered in over a dozen color choices, these pants are crafted from lululemon’s Everyday Performance Warpstreme material, which is a technical fabric comprised of an elastomultiester and recycled poly blend that boasts quick-drying, moisture-wicking, shape retention, and four-way stretch properties while also being incredibly breathable and resistant to wrinkles. Thanks to lulu’s ABC technology — which utilizes an ergonomic gusset to remove tension from the crotch – and a streamlined fit that affords space and breathing room around the glutes and thighs, these pants are markedly more comfortable than your average pair of business slacks.

Primary Construction: Elastomultiester & Recycled Polyester Blend
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: No
Waist/Closure: Zip Fly & Button

Purchase: $128

Western Rise AT Pant

A modern take on 1873 rivet-style pants, this cult-favorite model from Western Rise admittedly wasn’t engineered to be a pair of travel pants, though nonetheless boasts just about every trait one could ask for when shopping for this type of trouser. Backed by a lifetime warranty, these Bluesign-approved pants sport a primary construction comprised of a 280 gsm spandex-infused nylon woven canvas that’s been air-textured (hence the “AT” in the monicker) and treated to a nano-scale C6 DWR finish. Breathable, equipped with two-way stretch properties, and highly resistant to water, stains, and abrasions,  this main material is some five times more durable than traditional denim while weighing half as much. Made in five colors, the AT Pant also features 2” extendable seams, a 6” gusset, a dedicated smartphone pocket, and a zippered security pocket.

Primary Construction: Air-Texturized Spandex-Infused Nylon Woven Canvas
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: Yes
Waist/Closure: Zip Fly & Button

Purchase: $128

Foehn Brise Schoeller Pant

Designed to remain comfortable during long flights and then be ready for adventure once you touch down, the Foehn Brise Schoeller Pant is an interesting, over-engineered pair of travel pants that’s immensely versatile, lending itself to a wide variety of activities, uses, and settings. The Brise Schoeller Pant is cut from a Swiss-made Schoeller technical fabric that’s resistant to tearing, abrasions, water, wind, and stains and composed of a combination of Bluesign-approved, partially bio-based poly that’s been treated with a fluorocarbon-free, biodegradable DWR finish and uses far less energy and produces markedly fewer emissions than producing traditional polyester. Outfitted with a five-pocket setup supplemented via a zippered thigh pocket, these pants — which can be recycled once their shelflife eventually expires — also boast articulated knees and a gusseted crotch for completely unrestricted mobility. 

Primary Construction: Schoeller Fabric
Stretch: No
Water-Resistant/Proof: Yes
Waist/Closure: Zip Fly & Button

Purchase: $130

Todd Snyder Utility Cargo Sweatpant

Made in Canada in a whopping 14 different color choices, the Todd Snyder Utility Cargo Sweatpant is a case of what you see is what you get. This means these luxury sweatpants lack any clever hidden pockets or travel-focused features, however, what earns them a spot on this list is their immense and unparalleled level of comfort. Cut with a slim fit and using a body based on the designer’s best-selling Slim Jogger, these sweats — which are something of a cross between joggers and military cargo pants —  are composed of a 16oz cotton-poly brushed fleece that’s constructed using a tried and true pre-WW2 reverse weave technology that sees the fleece cut on the cross-grain.

Primary Construction: Cotton-Poly Blend
Stretch: No
Water-Resistant/Proof: No
Waist/Closure: Drawstring

Purchase: $168

Arc’Teryx Levon Pant

Another objectively premium pair of travel pants that are equally ready for airlines or off-grid adventure, Arc’teryx’s Levon Pant was meticulously designed to optimize performance and durability without sacrificing comfort. Bestowed with clean lines and a semi-relaxed fit that moves with the wearer’s body, the Levon Pant is constructed from a midweight cotton-nylon stretch canvas that’s fortified via an eco-friendly DWR finish and made entirely from natural fibers that are gentle on skin. A gusseted crotch and articulated knees also make these pants an excellent choice for hiking or backpacking. 

Primary Construction: Cotton-Nylon Canvas
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: Yes
Waist/Closure: Zip Fly & Button

Purchase: $180

AETHER 5-Zipper Travel Pant

Tremendously comfortable while still thoroughly presentable, AETHER’s 5-Zipper Travel Pant is crafted from a garment-dyed spandex-infused cotton-stretch fabric and features a traditional zip fly and button waist closure, a five-pocket configuration, and a standard belt loop arrangement using twill-tape loops. The regular-looking pockets conceal zipper closures, plus there’s an additional hidden zippered stealth pocket located on the left side seam, and the rear pockets are of the zipper-secured welt variety. Thanks to knee-darted details front and back, these pants also afford an unrestricted range of movement. Decorated with an AETHER wordmark label, these pants are protected by AETHER’s Lifetime Guarantee against any factory defects. 

Primary Construction: Spandex-Infused Cotton
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: No
Waist/Closure: Zip Fly & Button

Purchase: $195

Mission Workshop The Signal Pants

Mission Workshop’s The Signal Pants are quite possibly the perfect pair of everyday-wear trousers, with their only real downside being that the rest of the slacks and pants in your wardrobe will quickly start to feel fairly lackluster and disappointing by comparison. Made in America and built to legitimately withstand a lifetime of regular use, this pair of jeans-style pants features an incredibly rugged military-spec 520E nylon construction that’s infused with spandex for four-way stretch properties and is protected by a DWR finish. YKK zippers and a five-pocket setup supplemented by a single side-zip utility pocket complete this seriously impressive package.

Primary Construction: Mil-Spec Spandex-Nylon Blend
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: Yes
Waist/Closure: Zip Fly & Button

Purchase: $235

Vollebak Mars Pants

While thus far every pair of pants on our list was designed exclusively for travel on our home planet, the same can’t be said for Vollebak’s Mars Pants. The toughest and most rugged pants the envelope-pushing outfit has ever produced — which speaks volumes considering how high of a bar Vollebak has already set — the Mars Pants are made from an insanely durable stretch ballistic nylon and lined with highly-elastic and windproof CORDURA fabric. Taking inspiration from flight suits, these pants — which can be paired with Vollebak’s matching Mars Jacket — also sport anti-gravity pockets and a horizontal fly that’s helped along by an elasticated and rope-tied waist. This pair also features eight pockets in total with a pair of fleece-lined side hand-warmer pockets flanking a set of zippered pockets layered directly beneath, an oversized zipper-secured thigh pocket, and multiple hidden zippered pockets across the rest of the leg.

Primary Construction: Stretch Ballistic Nylon
Stretch: Yes
Water-Resistant/Proof: Yes
Waist/Closure: Horizontal Zip Fly & Rope-Tied Waist

Purchase: $645

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