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Did We Just Find the Perfect Pants for Travel?

February 16, 2020 Sports and Outdoors By

What makes one pair of pants travel better than another? Our answer is undeniably subjective, but we think it’s a good one: the ideal pair of travel pants should be comfortable enough for hours on a plane, durable enough to hit the ground running on arrival, and stylish enough to stroll into a meeting (if that’s where you’re running). It might sound like too much to ask for, but Telluride-based Western Rise has done it before and is doing it again with its new Diversion Pant.

The Diversion follows the standard Western Rise set with its Slim Rivet Pant, which made our list of the best travel pants available (and about which one staffer wrote, “These are the pants that Tony Stark would design and wear.”) Featuring a four-way stretch fabric, the pants are soft on the inside but workwear-durable and water-repellent on the outside.

Western Rise also built the Diversion with a slim taper that conceals all this practicality in a layer of taste that says, “These are my nice pants.” And with that, the last box in our travel pant criteria earns its check.

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Tanner Bowden

Tanner Bowden is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering all things outdoors and fitness. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and a former wilderness educator. He lives in Brooklyn but will always identify as a Vermonter.

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