We all want to be comfortable when traveling, whether it’s a road trip in our own vehicle or a long flight crammed into increasingly shrinking airplane seats. It’s a bonus when we can wear clothing that isn’t restrictive and can be worn for other purposes on our travels.
I’m always in search of the ideal airplane outfit—one that’s comfortable for a long-haul, but that also looks good enough to get around once I’m on the ground. On my recent journeys, I’ve been wearing the Patagonia Women’s Organic Cotton Roaming Joggers.
The pants are made of 95 percent organic cotton and 5 percent spandex, and are Fair Trade Certified sewn. Apparel workers are among the lowest-paid people in the world. Patagonia doesn’t own any factories that make the brand’s products, so there’s limited control over how much workers receive. But through a partnership with Fair Trade USA, Patagonia can provide workers with tangible benefits that improve their lives. To date, Patagonia’s Fair Trade program has impacted more than 75,000 workers in 10 countries around the world.
The joggers are soft enough to be comfortable and stand up to hours of wear, though aren’t as butter-soft as pajama pants. The slight cropped, tapered fit makes the pants hit at about ankle length (inseam is 26 inches for size S), with wide cuffs at the ankles.
A drawcord waist on these pull-on pants lets you adjust the fit as you prefer throughout the day (maybe a little more space after a huge meal). Two drop-in front pockets and an “invisible” zippered pocket on the right side give you plenty of places to keep small electronics, tickets, keys, or other necessary items.
The Women’s Organic Cotton Roaming Joggers come in black and plume gray, and list for $99 on the Patagonia site.