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Unfortunately, since I have tried, Men's pants do not work for women
The rise is inadequate.

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Columbia Brand:
WOMEN'S ANYTIME OUTDOOR™ FULL LEG PANT or straight leg or boot cut.
WOMEN'S ANYTIME OUTDOOR™ CAPRI
also comes in a long short, the material will dry overnight after being rolled in a towel for an hour. I use these pants and capris for most of my warm weather trips. I have bought them at Bass pro, columbia on line and sierra trading post. They are on sale now, and last for years. I don't wear zip off pants so can't help you with that style.

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Love Eddie Bauer travex pants. They make capris, convertible and regular pants. I buy a Tall size (can't find talls in other brands). Wash well and dry overnight.

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I've been having good luck with North Face pants designed for hiking lately. Nicely stretchy, tech fabric, and form-fitting enough to go with European trends.

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I have had great luck with L.L.Bean Perfect Fit pants. They are made to sit at the natural waist for a woman, and not "low rise" like some other brands, which results in the famous "muffin top". They are made in cotton knit, in a variety of colors. Great for comfort and washing out during travel. Lightweight. www.llbean.com

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Debbie, do you find the fabric of the Eddie Bauer pants a little too thin? I too need pants in tall (34" inseam), and most places don't sell them, but I took a look at the Eddie Bauer on line and thought they may only work for warm weather as the fabric looked kind of thin. I don't want to buy them online if I'm just going to have to send them back, and it seems stores don't have the tall version in stock.

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What are travel pants? Are they "airplane pants"? I never thought of getting whole new clothes for a trip - don't regular clothes work just as well anywhere else (subject to religious norms of course)?

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You may want to look at the Lucy Get Going or Do Anything pant. I wear them more as athletic gear, but you could dress/day casual them up. Inseams run long.

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You got that right. Agnes. You can travel in your regular clothes. Many people want zippered pockets for safety and easy-care fabrics for laundering on the go -- but you can go shopping in your closet and find most of what you need.

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I love my Eddie Bauer Travel pants. They roll up to capris, have handy zip pockets that will fit a passport, and look good even after a long day of travel. I don't think they are too thin, but that is subjective. I wear a short pant leg, but prefer a long rise, so I bought the regular pair and had them altered. If you wear dresses I would highly recommend the Eddie Bauer Travex Aster dress. I own two and love the way they drape. They are very flattering for all body types. They can be worn in hot weather, and paired with tights/boots/cardi for cold weather wear. They are low cut, so when I wear them to work I wear a cami bra with lace for modesty.

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I really like my LuLu Lemon capri dance pants.

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I either wear jeans, which is what I wear every other day of the year or I have also worn a longish t-shirt type dress. The dress is comfy with no waist band.

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At an outlet store, I just purchased Eddie Bauer travel slacks, capries, and shorts/bermudas. They ran large so I went down a size. For our fall trip to Scotland, I'm taking a pair of lightweight longings just in case. I love all of these styles.

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Are you traveling to a warm or cold climate? I don't find the Eddie Bauer pants to thin. With sightseeing, walking, hiking, I prefer to layer warmth on my upper body. Then am able to remove when weather gets warmer. I don't like being to hot! I have worn these pants for airplane travel, summertime in Alaska, fall travel in Europe, fall travel in British Columbia and Colorado, and even in hot Texas. If you have to return them just take them to a local Eddie Bauer store, don't have to ship them back.

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I am leaving for Paris in one week's time. I found the LLBean Perfict pants.
They sound comfortable, with pockes and an elastic waist.
I am still looking into the other companies.
But I now have a time constraint.
Shall order 2 pair of the Perfect Fit: one of their capries and one of their Original long pants.
Your answers with experience and specification included will help me for another pair.
We shall see how these are for me.
Thank you all.
Perhaps your answers not only helped me but others as well

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Agnes-I am like you, I just wear what I always wear but I buy a few new pieces for the trip. I love wearing long exercise pants on the plane with a tee, that is the extent of my "travel" clothes, I actually change to normal clothes on the plane about an hour before we land. When I am out and about touring I like to wear day/to night clothes. Jeans and a tank, with a extra long shirt to pull over at night. I also love to wear dresses or skirts and tanks, casual yet put together. I would love to be able to wear some of the pants mentioned in this thread (I googled them all), but they really do not flatter my body type.

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Thanks Debbie, I hate buying clothes I can't touch or try on as in the past I've returned items because the fabric was just too flimsy. I'm not going to a cold place on this next trip (Italy in the fall), but I tend to travel to less balmy parts of the world in spring or fall so I'm looking for clothing that will work in more than one season.

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Eddie Bauer brand is good if you are tall, as their pants come in 3 lengths ( I am the opposite and need the petite but have a 5'10" friend who loves the tall sizes).

I have the Travex shorts and capris, but not long pants. The fabric is indeed thin, but it is not clingy. Still, for travel I prefer their Stayshape stretch twill pant:

http://www.eddiebauer.com/product/bremerton-stayshape-reg-stretch-twill-pants/21107581/_/A-ebSku_0113983526001002__21107581_catalog10002_en__US

The fabric is a substantial 92% cotton/8% spandex which resists wrinkles and dries quickly ( overnight) if hand-washed. The style is minimalist---side zip ( so a nice flat front), no waistband or pockets, and slim leg. They dress up well, pack small, and are very comfortable. Also they are not "low-rise". I have been happy traveling with these for ten years.