When it comes to comfortable and versatile travel pants, it doesn’t get much better than leggings. They’re easy to pull on, lightweight, stretchy, multi-seasonal, and go with almost everything. But not all leggings are created equal.
Leggings for Travel
From secret pockets to corduroy look-alikes, here are the best leggings for travel.
Clever Travel Companion Leggings
Take the Clever Travel Companion Leggings on vacation and they’ll become one of your most-worn items. Ideal for wearing through airport security, these leggings make it easy to access all of your travel essentials because their two hidden front pockets are big enough to hold a passport, cash, and credit cards. Made from cotton, modal, and spandex, these high-quality, classic black leggings are perfect for travel year-round.
HUE Essential Denim Leggings
Want to look like you’re wearing jeans without having bulky denim weighing down your carry-on? With the Essential Denim Leggings by HUE, you’ll have the best of both worlds. These jean-resembling leggings are machine-washable and are made from cotton, polyester, and spandex, so they’re super stretchy and easy to fold. Versatile and equipped with functional back pockets, this pair will be a staple item in your wardrobe on every trip.
90 Degree By Reflex High Waist Power Flex Leggings with Tummy Control
Looking for leggings that also function as shapewear? Try the High Waist Power Flex Leggings with Tummy Control from 90 Degree By Reflex. This pair comes with a wide, high-rise waistband that sits comfortably at your mid section, giving you fuller coverage and a flattering, slim-fit look. Customers rave about the high-quality, thick material—which is polyester and spandex—and say these leggings are great for working out in and for everyday wear. Additionally, they have a small front pocket at the waist.
Baleaf Yoga Workout Leggings with Side Pockets
If you enjoy staying active on vacation—whether that means going for your daily morning run or exploring a new city on foot—you’ll love Baleaf’s Yoga Workout Leggings. Made from nylon, polyester, and spandex, these ultra-stretchy, quick-drying, comfortable bottoms are equipped with side pockets large enough to fit your cell phone, credit cards, and keys; and are available in full-length and capris.
HUE Medium Wale Cord Leggings
Looking for a dressier option than leggings and jeans, but don’t want to sacrifice comfort? Try Hue’s Wale Cord Leggings, which pull on like regular leggings but look like stylish corduroy skinny jeans. Made from cotton, polyester, and spandex, these cords are praised by customers for their thick, velvety, non-shrink material, stretchy waist, and comfortable overall fit.
Stylish and versatile, these leggings look great when worn with heels and a blazer, or with boots and a fall jacket. They’re also warmer than most leggings, making them perfect for fall and winter travel.
If you’re taking a long flight, try RejuvaWear Leggings. Made from nylon, microfiber, and lycra, these bottoms act as shapewear around your mid section and thighs, and come with a four-inch waistband to give you a more slender look. They also have five to 20 mmHg of graduated compression to help reverse the feeling of tired, swollen, and sore legs that can result from excessive sitting or standing. For more information about RejuvaWear leggings, read our review.
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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.