P Cubed come in nylon or cotton, and I had only seen the cotton ones. Beyond that is personal preference. Learn how your comment data is processed.
As full-time travellers with just carry-on luggage, we ask the near impossible from our clothes. They must be lightweight but durable, functional yet stylish, wrinkle-resistant, breathable, and quick-drying, can be worn for hikes and nights out, and go with all our other clothes. Finding the best travel pants is particularly tough—most are ugly, while normal pairs are too heavy. In the past, Simon wore technical travel pants from companies like The North Face and REI that were functional but not exactly attractive.
Then he discovered Bluffs. Bluffworks was founded by Stefan Loble who ran a Kickstarter campaign to create his dream pants—smart enough for the office but practical enough for hiking, no ironing required, and can be worn multiple days without washing. They sounded perfect for travel, combining the performance of technical travel clothing with a smart look.
Amazingly, they seemed to meet all of our criteria. Simon has been travelling with Bluffs Originals for five years now, and he soon got rid of his REI travel trousers—the Bluffs have most of their benefits but look better.
They are lightweight, comfortable, highly wrinkle-free, and have hidden zippered pockets to keep his phone or wallet secure. He has worn them on long bus journeys, horse riding, hiking, biking, city sightseeing, to fancy restaurants, and even to a wedding. With a borrowed jacket the Bluffs were smart enough to wear to a wedding.
This Bluffworks pants review will focus on the Bluffworks Originals that Simon owns one of only two pairs of trousers in his backpack, the other being jeans. They are also comfortable enough to wear lounging around the house. Check out Bluffworks Original Pants on the Bluffworks website. Bluffworks pants come in three styles—Original, Chino, and Gramercy dress pants.
See the whole Bluffworks pants collection here. If you prefer your trousers looser, you can choose the Originals Relaxed Fit. The Bluffworks Chinos have many of the same features as the Originals with the following differences: Simon trying out the Bluffworks Chinos khaki colour. They are a size too big so look looser than they usually would. You have 30 days to get a refund and 90 days for exchanges.
Thanks for the followup. Just to give my 2cents. The Dickies pant are not good for anything really. I buy them to skate in because I know they will be exhausted in few months. The cardboard feeling is lost after a few washes. I took a pair with me on a backpacking trip and they faded by week 2.
For the price its not bad, but not really a travel pant. Another thing, they are definitely off on the waist sizing and as such you should order one size up. Maybe one or two pants would do. I also purchased a Scottevest where I can stuff an iPad, cell phone, passport, keys, etc… 24 pockets to hide everything and take a bit of weight on me rather than in the backpack.
The P Cubed pants kind of confuse me. You mentioned that I seem to like pockets. I do, up to a certain point. For this trip, we just wanted to avoid heavy luggage. I realize that I am limited as to how much stuff I can fit into my carry-on bring a 2-week trip. The Scottevest will help alleviate this somewhat. The issue at hand is that of the pants. The few pants I own are quite heavy and are not suitable for this trip. This is why I was asking for some help. This is why I want convertible pants, in order to avoid having to bring shorts along.
I want something comfortable, lightweight and comfortable. P Cubed come in nylon or cotton, and I had only seen the cotton ones. Convertibles can be nice for minimizing the number of items you bring along. Thanks for the input. I want them lightweight. Thank you for the review of our trousers. We appreciate your comment about the photographs of the back pockets and are working on it.
We will be doing them on models to also give a better idea of the fit. It would be great to hear your thoughts when they are up. Mr Cann any chance you can offer a discount to this group of intrepid Snarky Nomad blog followers? First of all can I say how great it is that the MD and the Chairman of Rohan have contributed and actually doing something something about the feedback.
This further reinforces my admiration of this great British brand. A pity more companies are not rum like this I have been wearing just two p airs of trousers f or the last year travelling, Rohan Jeans and Rohan Grand Tour chinos. Take a look at Versatac. I love cargo pockets because they are easy to get to.
I hate zippers on back pockets because they are hard to even find to pull. I like a loose fit for travel, especially when sitting. Most pants are too tight for travel! They are out of business, but they made the best travel pants and clothing ever! I tried Craghoppers and they are awful! Pockets are too shallow. Only one cargo pocket on right leg. Just thought that I would mention outdoor research and railriders. Both companies make some great travel pants that looks and wear like regular pants.
OR treadway non-zip off. Railriders makes a couple of options. But all the railriders pants do. Kinda hidden but with easy more versatility than zip off pants. It appears as though it is your obsession to fin the right travel pants. Mine is the right travel jacket. I wanted something light, not too warm, water proof, non-synthetic and presentable. I think I have found it. A bit pricy, but it will last the rest of your life. Jackets are also an awkward category, even though it should be pretty simple.
I tend to give up and just get outdoorsy jackets, and try to make sure the sweater underneath is presentable, since more people will see that. But if only everything were presentable…. Are any of the travel pants you reviewed water resistant? We are headed to Scotland and expect to some rainy conditions. Synthetic fabrics, like nylon and polyester, all work basically the same way: However, the vast majority of hiking pants also include a water-repellant finish, called a DWR durable water repellant.
This is what makes water droplets bead up and roll right off the fabric. My question on sizing for Rohan and Bluffworks pants, if I measure my waist with a tape measure I get a number about 2 inches larger than the pants size of say a pair of Levis. With Rohan and Bluff Works, do I order up or do their pants run true to the measurement of the tape? Check out outlier pants and their clothes in general. They look good and are amazing for travel. Expensive, but last longer than any other pants.
I looked at the Outlier website and they have interesting products. In the mean time I ordered a pair by Bluff Works and two pair by Rohan and did my best guess as to the sizes. I love ordering off the web if I know my size and hate doing that if I am uncertain.
Certainly not foolproof, but it will deter the amateurs. I have a few shirts by Ex Officio because they were the closest thing I could find to something that resembles a dress shirt if you close your eyes and use your imagination.
Rail Riders makes one model which is passable but most firms do not. I have a pair of Hidden Cargo Pants 2. The extremely deep front pocket in a pocket places my passport just above my knee, which I think will deter pickpockets well. I bought it because I liked the cut. Most of my "travel clothes" are just wrinkle free clothes that I enjoy wearing at home as well as when I'm roaming about in something dressy casual.
Send a private message to LSky. Find More Posts by LSky. Nov 1st, , I think one must select the travel clothes as per the weather of that place. Like, for hot cities cotton clothes are the best Regarding wrinkle free clothes I want to say just pack and unpack your bag properly to avoid wrinkles.
Everything should be neatly placed instead of all dumped in the bag Nov 12th, , Iowaredhead is right, packed properly and then spritzed lightly with water or wrinkle releaser, any clothing can be wrinkle free.
I usually travel with carry on only and never worry about wrinkled clothes. I never pack jeans as they are too heavy to hand wash and take forever to dry. Send a private message to saige. Find More Posts by saige.
Nov 22nd, , As others have mentioned, I would not make special purchases for clothes that I would only wear while traveling. I always take a small bottle of Downy Wrinkle Release and it works very well.
We usually travel for around 16 days and I only have a carry-on. I just wash out my tops, underwear, etc. Send a private message to violetduck. Find More Posts by violetduck. Dec 8th, , Rather than buying a lot of travel clothes, just pick out the clothes you own that are wash and wear. I do have a supply of shirts and pants that were purchased for their ability to travel well but I wear them regularly at home too. Send a private message to Publius.
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