While most travelers pack at least one pair of jeans when they go on vacation, jeans can be uncomfortable and easily lose their shape. Increasingly though, jeans are evolving into a comfortable travel option.
The Most Comfortable Jeans for Men and Women
From designer jeans to fleece-lined skinnies, here are 10 pairs of the best travel jeans that are stylish but also comfortable enough you’ll want to sleep in them.
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No Nonsense Denim Leggings With Pockets
These denim leggings are fantastic for air travel. The denim is soft but holds its shape throughout the day, and you’ll get the sophisticated look of jeans while wearing ultra-cozy leggings. Bonus: They have pockets for any little essentials you need close at hand.
KUT from the Kloth Women’s Catherine Boyfriend Jean
This pair of relaxed-fit jeans by KUT from the Kloth is perfect for traveling because of its loose style and spandex-cotton fabric. They’re also machine washable, and the spandex in the material makes them extremely soft. We love the cuffed style as well. They come in a range of washes, allowing you to choose either a casual or polished look.
DL1961 Women’s Florence Instasculpt Skinny Jeans
Any pair of DL1961 denim will do the trick if you’re looking for comfort, style, and quality, but I particularly like the Instasculpt styles. DL1961 denim is eco-friendly, antibacterial, and made of cotton and hybrid elastane, which allows for shape retention and 360-degree movement—the perfect comfortable material for travel.
The best-selling Lee Men’s Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Jean comes in a variety of washes and colors that will suit all travel needs and styles. They feature a relaxed fit in the seat and thigh, making them great for long plane rides or a day of sightseeing.
Wrangler’s Flex Waist Jeans
Wrangler’s flex waist collection is made from flexible denim for the perfect stretch material. The jeans have a mid-rise fit and come in many different shades of blue.
Levi’s Women’s 710 Super Skinny Jeans
Levi’s 710 styles have advanced stretch and shape-holding technology to make them your most comfortable jeans yet. The Super Skinny style is made of extra stretch heavyweight denim, has 3.5 percent elastane, and fits any body shape flawlessly. It’s available in several different washes and colors, so you might want to pick up more than one pair.
Levi Men’s 541 Eco Ease Tapered Athletic Fit Jeans
These stretch heavyweight denim jeans have elastane and cotton for a relaxed fit, comfort, and mobility. These Athletic Fit Stretch Jeans come in several color and wash options, too.
prAna Women’s Kayla Jean
The Kayla Jean by prAna is made from 75 percent organic cotton, with a bit of spandex for some extra stretch. They feature five pockets and can be purchased in short, medium, and long so you always get the right fit. These pants come in a variety of colors, so it’s worth investing in a few pairs if you like their fit for maximum versatility.
Nothing says pajamas more than a pair of comfy fleece sweatpants or leggings. Well, luckily there are several fleece-lined jeans for both men and women out there that give you that extra comfort and warmth. For women, try a pair of Camii Mia Women’s Slim Fit Fleece Skinny Jeans; for men, the Wrangler Authentics Men’s Fleece Lined 5 Pocket Pants are a good option.
Lyssé Plus Pull-On Boyfriend Jean
The Lyssé Plus Pull-On Boyfriend Jeans have no buttons, no zippers, and no hassle! Made from a cotton/spandex blend, just pull these jeans on like your coziest sweats. The high-rise and cropped cuff hem will elevate any look while you stay comfortable.
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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016. It has been updated to reflect the most current information. Codey Albers contributed to this story.
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