Whenever I travel, leggings are a must. They’re the perfect travel-day outfit, especially when paired with a baggy sweater or long shirt, for a chic but comfortable look. There’s so much to love about a good pair of travel leggings. They’re slimming, they stretch, and they don’t take up tons of room in your suitcase. Plus, should you feel the need to utilize the hotel gym or join a pop-up yoga class, you’ll be ready for a workout.
Travel Leggings to Pick up Before Your Next Trip
There are lots of different leggings styles to suit every kind of traveler in every situation, but here are our stand-out favorite travel leggings of 2017.
Outdoor Voices 2-Tone Warmup Leggings
With so many wild patterns available for leggings, it’s refreshing to see a pair that blends together unique design and sophistication like these two-toned leggings from Outdoor Voices. With blocks of navy and black, these leggings are chic while still maintaining an athletic look, which makes them great for the airplane or a jogging trail. The material is sturdy, comfortable, and opaque, so you won’t have to worry about anything showing through.
Where to Buy: $95 on Outdoor Voices
If you’ve got a long-haul flight ahead of you, one of the best ways to fall asleep is to wear something comfortable. Because baggy pajamas have a habit of picking up whatever debris they drag across, soft leggings that cling make for better in-flight pajamas. These super-comfortable leggings with ultra-soft fabric will make your next flight much more bearable.They will also take up less space in your carry-on, so you can change into them after you’re already settled on your flight.
Where to Buy: $12 on Amazon
Lume Smart Leggings
Thanks to the Lume Smart Leggings, the days of tucking your smartphone into your waistband are over. With a pocket for your phone right on the pant leg, you can listen to your favorite music and get a workout in at the same time. The pocket is secure enough to hold onto your phone no matter what rigorous activity you get up to. The best part is that that the mesh screen is see-through and responsive to touch, so you won’t have to take out your phone to use it.
Where to Buy: $54 on Lume Lifestyle
The North Face Hybrid Hiker Tights
Up for some serious adventure or maybe just a day hike? Skip the hiking pants and pack these travel leggings instead. Sturdier than the average yoga pants, these leggings perform surprisingly well in the great outdoors. Made of moisture-wicking and snag-resistant fabric, these travel leggings are smooth to the touch and even include a large pocket on the side. A great feature is the wide and comfortable waistband, which holds up well when taking on rigorous climbs.
Where to Buy: $80 at REI
Fabletics Salar Leggings
Great for tough travel days, the Salar Leggings from Fabletics are made of a thick and comfortable material that will hold up to anything and keep you warm on a chilly flight. I love that it’s available in a range of patterns, from standard black and psychedelic purple to a sophisticated and subtle floral print.
Where to Buy: Starting at $65 on Fabletics
Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants
If you want to make sure you’re maintaining a little class while staying comfortable on your flight, check out the Dress Pant Yoga Pants from Betabrand. Made of comfortable, stretchable material, they’re totally chic. I love that they come in multiple colors and are perfect for a business-casual look.
Where to Buy: $78 on Amazon
Eco-Friendly Teeki Leggings
If you’re looking to be more environmentally conscious, teeki leggings might be for you. Teeki leggings are made of recycled plastic water bottles and sewn by hand. They’re available in a lot of fun and funky prints to express yourself, as well as solid black.
Where to Buy: From $30 on Amazon
Want to travel with a little more flair? Check out these high-waist lounge pants for a fashionably daring set of pants that are just as comfortable and flattering as any pair of leggings. They’re affordable and fabulous for flying. And if you buy them on Amazon, they come with a free pair of socks!
Where to Buy: From $17 on Amazon
If you’re looking for a set of leggings that aren’t so tight but also won’t drag on the floor, take a look at these elephant-print joggers. With a comfortable waistband and soft breathable fabric, these will make your flight a whole lot cozier.
Where to Buy: $12 on Amazon
RejuvaWear Compression Legging
Compression socks are great for promoting circulation on a long flight, but they’re not always the most fashionable. That’s why I love these Rejuvawear Leggings. They look just like normal leggings, but are still comfortable while providing good compression.
Where to Buy: From $70 on Amazon
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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer who is always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.