Are Bluffworks the Best Travel Pants? A Yogi’s Travel Gear Guide

Try the travel pants that have earned a permanent spot in my suitcase!

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If you’ve been searching for the best travel pants for men, you may have just found them! Find out why Bluffworks travel pants have earned a permanent spot in my luggage.

When you travel year-round with just a carry-on suitcase, like I do, there’s no room in your luggage for unworthy clothing. Over the years, I have become very particular about what makes it into my carry-on!

Related: Read my post on How to Pack Light in Just a Carry-On

Good travel pants are especially hard to find. Because I can only afford the space for one or two pairs, the best travel pants need to be multi-purpose. They have to look presentable on the streets of Paris and Milan and also stand up to the rigours of jungle-trekking in Southeast Asia.

I hate combat pants and feel ridiculous wearing those high-tech grey zip-off pants that the big outdoor gear companies make.

About a year ago, Bluffworks sent me a pair of their men’s travel pants to try out and since then, I’ve put them to the test, wearing them from Sri Lanka to India to Finland to Ireland to Vietnam and many points in between. I’m happy to say they’ve earned a permanent spot in my luggage — and I’m hoping to add a second pair once we stop long enough to get them delivered.

I got these pants for free but was not asked to write this post — I wrote it to help you find the best travel pants for men! I have used affiliate links in this post, so if you buy the pants using one of our links, we’ll earn a little bit of money at no cost to you. That will help us to keep bringing you lots of great travel, adventure, and inspiration! Thanks! –S.

Are Bluffworks Really the Best Travel Pants for Men?

Obviously, I have not tried all the men’s travel pants in the world but I can absolutely say that Bluffworks are the best travel pants I’ve ever worn.

Versatile Style & Function

I’m pretty picky about clothes. Hey, I like to look good!

My Bluffworks Chinos are stylish enough that I don’t feel like a grub on the streets of Milan (I got the pale blue ones for a little extra flash, but they also come in your standard guy colours like grey and tan).

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It was hot & dusty in Malta, but the travel pants could handle it.

They are also casual enough that they don’t scream “rich tourist” like a lot of speciality travel clothes do. Magically, they seem to be warm enough on chilly days in wintry Berlin, but they don’t leave me too sweaty in sizzling Chennai, or humid Hong Kong.

When it gets really cold, I layer them over my yoga tights for added warmth.

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The Bluffworks Tailored Chinos work in the city and out of it.

There are two styles of Bluffworks pants, plus one style of travel shorts.

The Chinos are great for a skinny guy like me who prefers a more fitted style. Initially, I wanted them to be even a little more fitted, but once we were in India where it was 38ºC/100ºF, I appreciated the air flow the slightly relaxed fit provides.

If you like your pants with a little more room, the Bluffworks Original pants are probably better for you.

Wrinkle-Resistant and Designed for Comfort

The fabric Bluffworks uses is almost entirely wrinkle-free. The pants also dry super-fast, which means I can hand-wash them at night and wear them the next day, no problem. They have a little bit of stretch to them and there is some extra room in the crotch, so I can even do full splits (Hanumanasana) in them without feeling any pinch.

“Great for street yoga” might not be a selling point for most travellers, but it also means you can use them for active stuff like rock climbing, hiking, and cycling — and even more importantly, you’ll be comfortable wearing them on the plane for eight hours.

Hidden Pockets for Added Security

Probably the coolest thing about the Bluffworks travel pants is the hidden zipper pockets.

We travel in all sorts of cities where “beware of pickpockets” signs are everywhere. The hidden zippers are sewn inside both front pockets and one back pocket — unless you know they’re there, you won’t even notice them. This extra protection against quick-fingered pickpockets gives me some added peace of mind.

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The hidden zipper pockets are perfect for passports or cash.

There is also a secret smartphone pocket (which is just below the back waistline). Sadly, the pocket is not big enough for my current phone. I miss being able to safely hide my phone away in a super-accessible spot!

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Hide that iPhone in your hidden phone pocket.

Check out the tech specs of Bluffworks Travel Pants →

A Mindful Company

Bluffworks is the brainchild of an adventurer just like us, Stefan Loble, who ditched his regular 9-to-5 to create a business out of his passion. Bluffworks travel clothing is designed and made in New York City, so you won’t be supporting poorly regulated sweatshop conditions when you buy them, either.

Oh yeah, and of course I love their slogan:

Built for life’s every adventure

During the past year, my Bluffworks travel pants have held up to every adventure I can throw at them, including biking, hiking, city-slicking, and many sessions of street yoga!

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Biking in the travel pants in Torino, Italy.

Even if you don’t plan to travel full-time, they’d also be pretty great for riding your bike to work, wearing to the office, and even doing a little no-mat yoga as you live your daily adventures.

Check out all the features of Bluffworks Travel Pants and grab a pair for yourself.

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  Happy adventures, Stephen

18 comments

  1. Comment by Cate

    Cate Reply July 24, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    They look like great pants! Do they make them for women?! I’ll definitely let my husband know about them. He’d love to have travel pants that are comfortable, versatile, and look nice.

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane July 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      No, sadly they don’t make them for women yet, but I keep asking! My husband’s pair fits me pretty well though so I’ve been tempted to grab a pair for myself too. Your husband should totally check them out!

      J

  2. Comment by Ron Keel

    Ron Keel Reply August 31, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    The Adventure Traveler Pants are not cheap at $109.95 but for the quality and added security that they provide, I do feel it is a fair price to pay. Its like wearing 4 money belts and you get to choose how secure and where the security is on your pants.

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane September 23, 2016 at 3:40 am

      Nope, not cheap, but they are great quality, and I can see Stephen keeping his for several years. Also, you can get 10% off by entering PROM5A when you check out online! J

  3. Comment by Nur

    Nur Reply August 15, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    They look great! How exciting!

  4. Comment by Ben Zickel

    Ben Zickel Reply August 8, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    These look great, I would love to take them with me to the diverse climate of Peru!

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane August 8, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Maybe you will get to. Good luck Ben!

  5. Comment by Christine Tarango

    Christine Tarango Reply August 6, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Love to visit and camp in many US National parks. These pants would be awesome

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane August 6, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      Hey Christine… technically these are men’s pants, but I would steal them from Stephen in a heartbeat if he’d ever take them off! J

  6. Comment by Shaun

    Shaun Reply August 5, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I’d travel to London, buy a cheap car, and drive it to cape town, south africa, via morocco.

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane August 6, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Nice plan Shaun. We drove around Morocco back in the early 2000s. It was our first real independent adventurous travel and is what got us hooked on this life!

  7. Comment by Jeniffer

    Jeniffer Reply August 5, 2016 at 9:53 am

    My youngest son is a youth educator for AZ Trails. He has to speak with school administrators and board members to promote the importance of educating youth about ecology… but all of his clothes are pretty rough from camping and hiking. I’m hoping to win these pants for him, so he has something a little dressy for work meetings, but can still hop on his bike after. :)

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane August 6, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Perfect. I think that’s what Stephen likes about these pants the best. He can look stylish but still feel comfortable in them.

  8. Comment by Christian

    Christian Reply August 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I want to travel back to France, always back to France.

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane August 6, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      What’s your favourite place in France? I love Paris, of course, but I also have a soft spot for Île de Ré, a small island off the west coast near Bordeaux. We only spent a weekend there but I’d love to go back and stay for an entire season – or more.
      J

  9. Comment by Sean

    Sean Reply August 3, 2016 at 9:58 am

    These look great! I’m pretty average-sized for a dude and it’s still hard to find comfortable, move-around-in-able pants that aren’t obviously made of some kind of awful tech fabric. These would be great for hiking or camping and look nice enough that they wouldn’t have to stay in the closet for the other 95% of the time.

    • Comment by Jane

      Jane August 6, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Yes. You could totally wear them to the office (if you go to an office in your everyday life) and still use them to camp.
      J

  10. Comment by Jane

    Jane Reply August 3, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Did you get your two extra entries by leaving a comment here?

    We’d love to know where you plan to travel in your new Bluffworks pants if you win!

    J

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