I was in Italy/France for 12 days this spring. I packed running shorts for bed and there was not a day I didn't wish for a pair of soft sweatpants when we got back to our hotel or airbnb. I had leggings that are soft jersey, but after wearing leggings or jeans all day, I was very over them by evening and didn't want anything clingy.
I'm leaving for Europe in September and planning to take only a 28 liter backpack and a mini daypack the size of a woman's purse. (8L). I'll be rewashing socks and underwear frequently and taking almost no liquids to make this possible and yet, I'm still considering bringing a pair of sweatpants.
I do not like the plain jersey ones, don't like flannel pj pants, and I wouldn't bother at all if they were soft shell/windbreaker/nylon. I’m looking for a plush feel with the smallest packing footprint possible.
Anyone have sweatpants with a normal plush/terry lining that are very lightweight and not bulky?