Walking pants must move with you, wick away moisture, and keep you comfortable on your walks. I prefer modern technical fabrics that wick away sweat, but some will feel most comfortable in cotton. For long walks or for travel, you may want convertible pants so you don't have to pack or change into shorts when it warms up.
2. REI Airflyte Warm Tights
Many walkers like tights because they reduce the risk of chafing. You can layer them under looser shorts if you want some coverage.These tights in polyester/spandex have 4-way stretch. They are simple pull-on pants with a mid-rise. They have a small drop-in pocket a the waistband to carry your keys or small items. They come in sizes 1X to 3X.
3. QwikWik Leggings
When you want full-length performance tights, these are a good choice. They have a flat elastic waistband with inner elastic drawcord. They don't have any pockets.They come in sizes XL - 6X.
This running skirt and capris combo can keep you moving in style in cooler weather. They have a back lumbar pocket for small essentials. They have mesh panels at the back waistband and back of the knees for ventilation. The skirt is 14.5 inches long. They come in sizes 1X - 3X.
5. QuikWik Long Capri
This capri is close-fitting, so you can wear it by itself or layer under looser shorts or skirts. They are made of sweat-wicking antimicrobial fabric. The inseam length is 21 inches. They don't have pockets. They come in XL and plus sizes 1X-6X.
REI has the popular zip-off convertible pants that are loved by travelers. The Sahara No-Sit Zip version features side zippers on the lower legs so you can zip them off while standing and without getting the legs dirty from your trail shoes. They have cargo pockets and expedition styling. They are made of out fast-drying nylon. They come in sizes 16 to 24.
7. Junonia ActiveLife Pear Pant
I generally don't recommend cotton pants, but many walkers like the feel of cotton. These cotton/spandex pants come in a great range of sizes and in average, petite and tall lengths. For those of us with hard-to-fit bodies, that is important. They have zippered slash pockets at the hip, which I highly favor for walking. They come plus sizes 1X-6X and average, petite and tall lengths.