Here at shelter-in-place central, my travels for the foreseeable future are cancelled. But with years of travel adventures, I’m pretty sure I know how to put a piece of gear through its paces while I’m on a shorter leash. And one of the pieces of clothing I’m always searching for is a pair of travel pants that are not only comfortable enough to wear on a long-haul flight but also stylish enough to be able to walk off that flight and wander through a new destination without looking like a total schlub.
A couple of times a year, I find a new contender for the title, and recently that contender is the Prana Sky Canyon Jogger.
These pants are made with Prana’s Stretch Zion fabric (97 percent nylon and 3 percent spandex) woven with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish. The fabric is also rated UPF 50+.
The Sky Canyon Jogger pants are durable enough to go hiking and scramble over boulders without getting ripped up, and stretchy to accommodate movement whether you’re on an outdoor adventure, or just trying to find the right position in a squishy airplane seat. The semi-relaxed fit of the pants paired with tapered knit hem cuffs gives the jogger style almost a feel of pajama bottoms, but way more socially acceptable to wear in public.
There are plenty of pockets to transport your phone, keys, cards, money, and small bottles of Purell between rooms in your house, to the store down the street, on a hike, or eventually… on an actual trip somewhere. There are six in all: front slash pockets, back envelope welt pockets, and flat zippered cargo pockets on the side.
When you wash them, the pants are pretty quick to air dry, if you don’t have access to a dryer. They’re my new favorite pants, and I’m getting more in different colors right now.
The Prana Sky Canyon Jogger comes in coal, moonrock (light gray), earthbound (goldenrod), and gravel camo (so if you stand on a bunch of gravel, nobody will see you at all) and list for $89 on the Prana site.