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The Bluffworks Original Travel Pants for men are lightweight, quick-drying, and wrinkle-resistant.
- 100% breathable polyester. Nylon pockets.
- Zippered front hidden internal security pocket to deter pickpockets. Fits passport.
- Rear zippered pocket.
- Discrete side pocket phone storage, also fits passports and most smartphones.
- Hidden loop to clip keys or a security badge inside front pocket.
- Nickle-free jean tack closure.
- Designed and manufactured in New York City.
- Machine washable. Line or tumble dry.
- Available in Regular and Relaxed Fit.
Pros & Cons
There is lots to consider here, let’s start with fit. As noted above, the pants come in regular or relaxed fit, having these two options is key, particularly when the regular fit is described as being slightly larger than a contemporary slim. The relaxed fit work well for me, especially since the fabric does not stretch. The fabric is lightweight, sturdy, and non-stretching polyester. The feel of the material is slightly rough, it doesn’t bother me but I imagine there are some who don’t like it. If you are someone who prefers a really soft material, then definitely consider another option. The Bluffworks Original Travel Pants are lightweight and perfectly suited for warm weather destinations.
The Bluffworks pants are wrinkle free, and the best part is, they don’t use formaldehyde to do it (as many/most clothing manufacturers do). Instead, they are wrinkle free due to the nature of the yarns and weaving. I don’t know the details beyond that, but it seems to work.
The features of these pants stack up favorably against any travel pants on the market that can double as office wear. From quick-dry polyester fabric and nylon pockets to a hidden loop for your keys and three zippered pockets. However, some men may find them to be too dressy and might prefer a more casual style, but keep in mind, just because they would fit in at a boardroom presentation doesn’t mean they are not supremely functional on an impromptu hike through the Scottish Highlands. These may be the most versatile pair of pants I own.
Like most people, I don’t mind spending extra money for a premium product or experience, especially when it comes to travel. The Bluffworks Original Travel Pants for men fall into this category because they have great fit, fashion, and function. It’s also why they deserve a spot in the bag for your next adventure, have fun out there!
Pro Tip: Speed drying time when doing laundry in the sink
Hand washing your clothes in the sink while traveling is something all of us have probably done, but here is a tip to significantly reduce drying times: before hanging clothes to dry, lay wet garments in a single layer on a bath towel, roll up the garment in the towel, squeezing out the excess water as you go.
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