While there’s no denying the comfort of soft loose-fitting pants for travel, cozy sweatpants have a reputation for looking messy. However, as economy class flights continue to be unbearably uncomfortable, we need to stop shaming travelers for wanting the comfort of cotton and an adjustable drawstring.
If you’re still worried about wearing sweatpants when you’re traveling, take heart: there are plenty of fashionable options. Here are some cozy travel sweatpants you won’t be ashamed to wear in public.
Adidas Originals Superstar Track Pants
When it comes to sweatpants, there’s no look more classic than the three-striped design from Adidas. This sporty essential has an updated look in the SST Track Pants, available in styles for men and women. The tailored-fit creates a slimming effect and the matte finish adds style to these cozy sweatpants.
Lululemon Align Jogger
Made out of incredibly soft fabric and a relaxed fit, the Lululemon’s Align Jogger sweatpants are even more comfortable than they are stylish. A mix between legging and jogger, these are definitely sweatpants you can wear in public. With a high-rise design and a waistband that won’t dig into your skin, you can look and feel great on your next trip.
Brooklyn Athletic Men’s Twill Jogger Pants
Available in multiple colors, Brooklyn Athletic’s Twill Jogger Pants offer men sweatpants that can look almost professional. The skinny cut and cuffed ankles add to the clean line of these sweatpants, without sacrificing on comfort. Plus, with two back pockets, these sweatpants have extra functionality.
Aerie Plus Harem Jogger
If you like your travel sweatpants big and baggy, but worry about style, the Aerie Plush Harem Jogger is a pair of cozy sweatpants that can deliver. With ultra-soft fabric and drawstring waist, there’s no doubting the comfort of these pants. And the cuffed hem adds a touch of class to boot.
Topshop Brushed Skinny Fit Joggers
If you’re a fan of skinny-fit pants, but still want to stay cozy on your next flight, Topshops’s Brushed Skinny Fit Joggers, are some of the chicest sweatpants out there. Available in charcoal and red, these high-waisted joggers make a statement. They’re the perfect compromise between the flexibility of leggings and the coziness of sweatpants.
prAna’s Cozy Up Pant
With odor-reducing features and SPF-protection, prAna’s Cozy Up Pant sweatpants offer so much more than comfort. Available in two neutral colors with interesting seam detailing, these cozy pants can also make a statement for that perfect athleisure look.
Hemoon Men’s Running Trousers
For guys looking to up their style in sweatpants, Hemoon’s Running Trousers are a great choice. Available in multiple colors with a two-toned design, these are sweatpants you can definitely wear in public.
Everlane Classic French Terry Sweatpant
Embracing the look of classic sportwear, Everlane’s Classic French Terry Sweatpant, is a straight and fitted interpretation of the style. The straight fit and ribbed ankle cuffs offer a cleaner shape to these sweatpants. And you can count on the 100-percent cotton material to keep you cozy.
Lululemon Forever in Fleece Sweatpant
If you’re always being cold on airplanes, you need a pair of sweatpants that can deliver warmth while still letting your legs breathe. Lululemon’s Forever in Fleece Sweatpant is a cozy all-cotton option with a loose-fit for maximum comfort. These sweatpants are perfect for long-haul flights and unexpected delays at the airport.
Topshop Super Soft Slim Trackpants
For a pair of fashion-forward sweatpants that won’t break the bank, Topshop’s Super Soft Slim Trackpants are a great option. These stretchy and high-waisted sweatpants are a fashionable twist on classic sweatpants. They’ll look great on the plane without sacrificing on comfort.
Ivy Park Ribbed Jogger Pants
For sweatpants with a different kind of look, check out the Ribbed Jogger Pants from Ivy Park. The unique ribbed design of these sweatpants add a touch of style, all while adding to the pants stretchiness. A great look for the plane (and one that you can also wear out for a casual dinner) these black sweatpants are both cozy and functional.
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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Instagram @jamieditaranto.