Women's Travel Pants & Shorts

Your explorations don’t always have to take you to the top of a mountain. From oceans and deserts to forests, cities and everything between, we know there is a big world out there to discover. So if you have wanderlust, shop at Mountain Designs where we stock a range of comfortable travel pants for women.

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What are travel pants for women?

Travel pants for women are designed to be comfortable, easy to wear, and functional. They are also made to be hard-wearing, so you can wear them in rugged outdoor environments while you’re on the move regularly, in varying climates, and day-in day-out with minimal washing. Some women like to wear yoga pants or athleisure wear, but keep in mind these won’t have the same durability as a specialty travel pant. You could also try hiking pants or a cargo pant, which may work well depending on your destination, activities and travel needs.

What are the best women’s travel pants and shorts?

The best travel pants for women offer most of the following features and benefits:

Comfort – Travel pants for women made from soft stretch fabric will sit comfortably on the skin but allow for ease of movement. Probably best to avoid skinny jeans here, which are often tight and harder to move in.

Durability – Abrasion resistant, pill resistant fabric is ideal as travel clothes typically endure rougher treatment while you’re in transit or out-and-about sightseeing.

Lightweight – Like all good adventure gear, the most lightweight pants for women that still offer high performance will be best.

Quick Drying – This is key for travel pants, which may get more exposed to wet weather or spills, and probably have less time to dry when you wash them. A Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish will help stop water, blood or food/drink spills from penetrating the outer fabric.

Moisture Wicking – Travel pants should be moisture wicking to help remove perspiration from your skin and off the fabric surface, keeping you cool and dry.

Easy Care – You can’t always wash your clothes properly when travelling, so look for easy-to-maintain fabrics. Those that are wrinkle resistant and can handle being packed in luggage for periods of time, and those that can be worn day after day thanks to anti-odour treatments such as Polygiene®, are great choices.

Multiple Pockets – Having multiple pockets makes travel pants functional and easy to wear. Zipper pockets or security pockets will protect your personal items and valuables from pickpockets. A cargo pant with side pockets and a front pocket gives you plenty of options for stowing small quick-grab items while on the go.


Where can you purchase women’s travel pants and shorts?

When it comes to travel clothes, striking the right balance between fabric durability and comfort is the key. On one hand you want a lightweight, wrinkle resistant, soft stretch fabric that is easy to wear; on the other, it needs to be hard-wearing so it can handle the wear and tear of sightseeing or long hours in transit. For this reason, outdoor adventure specialists are a great place to shop for travel clothes, because they are experts in getting that balance right for outdoor apparel. At Mountain Designs, we stock a great range of styles when it comes to travel shorts and travel pants for women, so you can set off in comfort and style knowing that you have long-lasting, easy-care protection and useful functionality in your clothes.


Are linen pants good for travel?

Linen pants are good for travel because they are lightweight, airy and comfortable. The linen fabric is absorbent and breathable, which makes it ideal for summer climates as it allows air to pass through and moderate the body temperature. Other fabric types that can be good for making travel pants include cotton (which is soft and durable), nylon (which is extremely durable, abrasion resistant and wrinkle resistant), Merino wool (which is odour-resistant, moisture-wicking and breathable), and Hemp blends (as they are wrinkle resistant, lightweight and strong).


How to pack pants for travel?

Packing your travel clothes efficiently is a handy skill that will help to minimise bulk and maximise packing space in your luggage or backpack. Depending on your style of bag and the rest of your personal belongings that you are packing, you could opt for one of the following techniques:

Fold – Fold the pants in half vertically, then fold them into halves, thirds or quarters longways (depending on the fabric thickness, pockets, waistband etc). This is a good method if you have time and space to pack, your other items are packed neatly too, and the internal compartment of your bag is fairly open.

Roll – Fold the pants in half vertically, then roll them from the cuff hem to the waistband into a cylindrical shape. This method is good for stowing in narrow, hard-to-fill spaces or compartments, and is useful for ensuring your pants arrive with few wrinkles in them.


Who makes the best lightweight pants for travelling for women?

Like with all adventure clothing and equipment, you want your travel pants or shorts to be lightweight because the less you have to carry on your person, the easier it is and more comfortable you will be. But you don’t want to compromise on performance either, so you need travel clothes that are durable, free to move about in, quick drying and moisture wicking to handle regular activity, constant movement and perspiration. The Mountain Designs range of travel shorts and travel pants for women offers functional wear that is comfortable, easy-to-maintain, and will stand the test of time on your journey.



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