Stay Comfortable in Patagonia Ahnya Fleece Pants

When you consider how many hours you spend on planes, boats, trains, buses, and cars, you might realize it’s worth the effort to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible. We might not all be able to afford purchasing first-class seats or scramble for upgrades, so comfort often comes in what we choose to wear.

Stay cozy in Patagonia Ahnya Fleece Pants, and all will be well.

Before you get all proper about not wearing sweats on airplanes, get over it. These organic cotton/polyester/spandex fabric pants have wide rib cuffs at the ankles like traditional sweatpants. They have two front drop-in pockets like traditional sweatpants. They have a knit waistband that adjusts with a drawcord like traditional sweatpants. And they’re soft and comfortable like traditional sweatpants.

And, on top of it all, they’re Fair Trade Certified sewn. That means Patagonia pays a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries its label. The extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, and they decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.

You caught the part about how the pants are made with organic cotton, right? The organically grown methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil, and often use less water. And since travelers often have a very good sense of what actions negatively impact the earth, they have the opportunity to see clearly what they can do to change those actions.

Wearing sweatpants on your next flight is only just the beginning of making positive changes for the planet and for your own comfort.

Patagonia Ahnya Fleece Pants come in drifter grey, forge grey, and navy blue, and list for $79 on the Patagonia site.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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