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The Most Comfortable Travel Clothes (for the Whole Family)

Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, car, or ship, you want to ensure that you and your travel companions are as comfortable as possible. Because on a trip, the last thing you need is itchy fabric, a shredding sweater, or pants that cut off your circulation at the waist. Here’s the good news: Comfortable travel clothes don’t sacrifice style for comfort, and there are plenty of great options for the whole family.

Comfortable Travel Clothing Brands for the Whole Family

From stylish-yet-supportive walking shoes to comfortable travel clothing brands we love, here’s one-stop inspiration for all the travel gear you’ll need for the whole fam on your next trip. Whether it’s a weekend road trip or a longer adventure, these picks will keep you comfy and looking fab whether you’re museum-hopping in Paris, exploring national parks, or cruising your way around the world.


allbirds wool runners
Photo: Allbirds

For: The whole family

This cult-favorite wool sneaker brand is the unofficial shoe of travelers everywhere, thanks to its extreme comfort, simple design, and bonus points for sustainability. Since launching a unisex shoe in 2014, the brand has expanded into specific men’s, women’s, and kid’s styles (adorably called Smallbirds) as well as socks, undergarments, and even sleep masks. 

My pick: Tree Runners in men’s & women’s sizes; Smallbirds for kids


Men's and women's pants by Prana
Photo: Prana

For: Active parents, aunts, uncles, and hip grandparents

prAna’s range of stylish yoga and travel gear is made with both the environment and traveler in mind, and features comfortable fabrics like organic cotton and recycled wool. Known for clothes that can go “from trail to tavern,” the brand’s pants especially are many travelers’ go-tos for comfort.  

My picks: Women’s Halle Roll-Up Pant and Men’s Zion Lightweight Pant (also available on Amazon)


tan trousers and a blue striped dress from Toad&Co.
Photo: Toad&Co

For: Active parents, aunts, uncles, and hip grandparents

Toad&Co’s collections are chock-full of comfortable travel clothes for both men and women. The wide range of options holds up on a long-haul flight just as well as at a business casual dinner. Sustainable and stylish, Toad&Co clothing helps you pack your sense of adventure. 

My picks: Women’s Wrap-Dress and Men’s 5-Pocket Mission Ridge Pant (also available on Amazon

Mountain Khakis

For: Parents, grandparents, and other adult family members

Mountain Khakis is another stand-out brand for casual yet sophisticated travel clothes. I have the brand’s comfortable travel shirts in my closet, and love that many styles are made with a well-disguised, moisture-wicking fabric. The brand also makes relaxed bottoms, sweaters, dresses, outerwear, and hats.

My picks: Women’s Tallie Tank Top & Men’s Passport Long-Sleeve Shirt  


Smartwool base layers for women and children
Photo: Smartwool

For: Outdoor family adventurers big and small

While Smartwool is known first for its high-quality and high-performance socks, if you stop at your feet, you’re missing out. The brand also makes a range of comfortable travel clothes for everyone in the family. From base layers to outer layers, the naturally temperature-regulating fabric is ideal for both summer and winter activities. 

My pick: Women’s variety of base layers & Kids’ Merino 250 Baselayer Zip T (also available on Amazon)

LOOK by Crewcuts 

Amazon J Crew brand
Photo: Amazon

For: The kiddos 

J.Crew designs meet Amazon prices with LOOK by Crewcuts, an exclusive-designed brand of machine-washable, casual kids clothes. From shorts to T-shirts to dresses, even the pickiest of kids will find comfortable travel clothes they love for your family’s next adventure. 

My picks: Boys’ 2-Pack Knit Pull-on Shorts & Girls’ Ruffle Hem Tank Dress

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Ashley Rossi
Ashley is the Managing Editor at Togo RV and a former Senior Editor at SmarterTravel. You’ll find her stories online at Charlotte’s Got A Lot, NextAdvisor with TIME, Tripadvisor, USA Today, and other publications. She's also appeared on radio shows like NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. Ashley graduated from Boston University's College of Communications with a degree in journalism and psychology.