Win These Awesome Pants for Travel from Bluffworks

By Stephen | August 2, 2016

Pants for Travel giveaway

Update: The contest is now closed. But you can get 10% off your Bluffworks travel pants when you enter PROM5A on your online order!!

It’s hard to find good pants for travel. Especially for guys.

(And yes, after 10 years living in London I still laugh to myself even when I call them pants… Call them trousers, slacks, whatever you like…)

Jane and I pack super-light when we travel, with just one carry-on each, which means I need my clothes to be multi-purpose; they have to look good while we’re city-slicking in Helsinki and also be OK for jungle-trekking in Sri Lanka. I hate combat pants and feel ridiculous wearing those high-tech grey zip-off pants that the big outdoor gear companies make.

Also, I’m a little bit particular about my clothes. So yeah, good travelling pants are hard to find.

I was pretty excited to try out Bluffworks’ new Tailored Fit Chinos when Stefan Loble, the founder of Bluffworks and a My Five Acres fan, got in touch.

I was even more excited when Stefan offered us two extra pairs of pants to give away to you guys. Yeah!

(If you want to get straight to winning your own awesome pants for travel, here’s the entry form. You need a US address to win though. Sorry ’bout that.)

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Celebrating my Bluffworks travel pants in Torino, Italy.

Why are Bluffworks pants for travel better?

As I said, I’m pretty hard to please when it comes to clothes (Jane’s note: VERY hard to please). But, after wearing my pair of Bluffworks Chinos almost every day for the last couple of months, I have to say I’m pretty pleased.

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

The Chinos are a new addition to the Bluffworks small family, and for a skinny guy like me who prefers a more fitted style, they’re ideal. 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 for travel are probably better for you.

We are giving away one pair of each below!

Enter at the bottom of this page (if you have a US address).

Versatile style

My Bluffworks pants are stylish enough that I didn’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 colors like grey and tan). They are also casual enough that they don’t scream “rich tourist” like a lot of speciality travel clothes do. Magically, they were warm enough on chilly days in wintry Berlin, but they don’t leave me too sweaty in sizzling Chennai, or humid Hong Kong.

How is this possible? I don’t know, but I know it’s great.

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

Great features for travel

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 unwanted 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 can be comfortable sitting on the plane for eight hours.

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Biking in the travel pants in Torino, Italy.

Probably the best thing about the Bluffworks Chinos is the hidden pockets.

Since we were just in India and are now in Hong Kong, this extra protection against quick-fingered pickpockets gives me some peace of mind. There are hidden zipped pockets inside each front pocket, which I LOVE, and one of the back pockets zips as well.

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The hidden zipper pockets are perfect for passports or cash.

It took me a week to find the secret smartphone pocket (which is just below the back waistline) and now I use that ALL the time. I use my phone as a map and a camera (never as a phone, of course) so it’s great that it can be easily accessible and totally safe.

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Hide that iPhone in your hidden phone pocket.

Finally, Bluffworks pants are designed and made in New York City, so you don’t have to support poorly regulated sweatshop conditions to get them.

Oh yeah, and of course I love their slogan:

Built for life’s every adventure

So far my Bluffworks travel pants have been ideal for an adventure traveller like me (and I really wish I’d gotten two pairs). For all the reasons I love them, 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.

They have also just launched a line of shorts, and I can’t wait to try a pair of those.

Want to win these amazing travel pants, which Stephen has been living in for the last 4 months? Enter to win a new pair (not Stephen's old ones!) of Bluffworks travel pants. Hooray for free stuff.

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Get your hands (and legs) on your own pair of Bluffworks pants for travel

Here are the rules:

  • Sorry international friends, but you have to have a US address to win (shipping and duty costs are just crazy these days).
  • Contest closes at midnight (Eastern Time) August 15, 2016.
  • Winners will be chosen at random and we’ll send you a message within 7 days.
  • If you win, you’ll get to choose your size, color, and style.

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Good luck! We’re crossing our fingers for you.

  Happy adventures, Stephen & Jane


  1. 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

  2. Comment by Nur

    Nur Reply August 15, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    They look great! How exciting!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!


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