Bluffworks – Are These the Best Men’s Travel Pants in the World?

Find out if Bluffworks pants are right for your next adventure

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

What’s in our Bluffworks review?

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

Good men’s travel pants are especially hard to find. Because I only have space for one or two pairs, the best travel pants need to be multi-purpose. My travel trousers 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 trousers that the big outdoor gear companies make.

A few years 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 are one of my essential travel items now!

I’ve also added a few other items of Bluffworks wrinkle-free travel clothes to my suitcase and would add more, only my suitcase is already full.

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.

So read on to find out…

Are Bluffworks the Best Men’s Travel Pants in the World?

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Versatile Style for Hot and Cold Weather

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 or Paris. I got the pale blue ones for a little extra flash, but they also come in your standard guy colours like grey and tan.

They are also casual enough that they don’t scream “rich tourist, please steal from me” like a lot of speciality travel clothes do.

author wearing bluffworks chinos in malta
It was hot & dusty in Malta, but the travel pants could handle it.

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.

So if you are looking for the best travel pants for Europe or the best travel pants for hot weather, check them out.

author wearing bluffworks chinos in valetta malta
The Bluffworks Tailored Chinos work in the city and out of it.

Choose the Style that’s Right for You

There are four styles of Bluffworks travel pants.

  1. 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.
  2. If you like your pants with a little more room, the Bluffworks Original travel pants are probably better for you.
  3. For business trips or if you’re into high-class dining and hotels, Bluffworks men’s dress pants are perfect. Don’t worry, the dress pants are quick dry, wrinkle free, and come with zippered pockets, too.
  4. The newest member of the family are the Bluffworks travel jeans. They are soft, comfortable, lightweight, and are in my suitcase now!

Comfortable Travel Pants that are Wrinkle-Free

Bluffworks uses wrinkle-resitant and quick-dry fabrics for all of their clothes. That means that I can hand-wash them at night and wear them the next day, no problem.

Most importantly, my chinos are the most comfortable travel pants I’ve ever worn. They have a little bit of stretch 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 male 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 hours on end.

Bluffworks Adds Zipper Pockets and Hidden Pockets for Added Security

One of the features that places Bluffworks among the best men’s travel pants is the hidden zipper pockets.

We travel in so many places where we see “beware of pickpockets” signs. The hidden zipper pockets on my Bluffworks gives me a little extra piece of mind — I’m pretty confident that even Oliver would have a hard time pickpocketing me!

Check out the photo below to see how the pockets are made. When you’re wearing the pants, the zippers aren’t visible at all, so no one even knows that they’re there.

zipper pockets on bluffworks pants
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 (the iPhone 7+). I miss being able to safely hide my phone away in a super-accessible spot!

hidden phone pocket
Hide that iPhone in your hidden phone pocket.

If you’re looking for men’s pants with zipper pockets I cannot recommend them enough.

(Related: Check out the tech specs of Bluffworks Travel Pants)

A Mindful and Adventurous 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.

(Related: Check out some of Stefan’s amazing travel stories! This guy knows how to adventure)

Oh yeah, and of course I love their slogan:

Built for life’s every adventure

During the past couple of years, 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!

author cycling in italy wearing bluffworks pants
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 men’s travel pants and maybe you’ll want to grab a pair for yourself.

More Travel Clothes from Bluffworks

In addition to men’s lightweight travel pants, Bluffworks also makes shirts, jackets, and even a travel suit!

Men’s Travel T-Shirts

Want a soft, quick-dry, anti-stink, anti-wrinkle t-shirt that you’ll never want to take off? Bluffworks travel t-shirts are the answer. I got one in Deep Orange and Jane got one in Hurricane Grey. We are both wearing them right now and don’t plan on taking them off all summer!

Men’s Travel Shirts

minimalist packing mens travel shirt

One of these men’s travel shirts is next on my shopping list from Bluffworks. They’re perfect for travel in Europe, but probably not what you want a pack if you’re roughing it around Southeast Asia.

Like their travel pants, Bluffworks shirts are wrinkle-free, quick-dry, and breathable, so you’ll be comfortable even in hot weather. They are anti-microbial too; according to Bluffworks you can wear them for 5 days with no smell. Let us know if you’ve tried it out!

Travel Blazers for Men

If you really need to up your style game, pack one of Bluffworks wrinkle-free blazers. Yup, just like their other clothes, they have secure pockets, are quick-dry, and can be crumpled in your pack and come out looking great! For trips where business casual is required, this is your travel jacket.

Check the details for these travel blazers

The Bluffworks Travel Suit

Cleverly, Bluffworks has designed their travel pants and blazers to work together as the ultimate travel suit. Not really something I need as a yoga teacher but if you’re a mover and shaker in the business world, it might be perfect for you.

See if the travel suit is right for your adventures →

Bluffworks is adding new items to their line all the time, and will soon be launching their first women’s travel clothes too.

I hope you found this review of Bluffwork’s men’s travel pants useful. They are truly the best men’s travel pants I have tried, and I hope you like them too! Let us know if you get a pair and what you think in the comments below!

  Happy adventures, Stephen

I got these lightweight travel 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.

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