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Top Plus Size Walking Pants

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Updated August 07, 2014

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.

1. Nike Extended Size Filament Capri

Nike Plus-Size Tech Capri
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Nike figured out that walkers and runners come in all sizes. This tech running capri is built for performance. The Dri-Fit fabric wicks away sweat. It has reflective details for safety. There is a zip pocket in the back waistband for your small essentials. These come in sizes 1X, 2X and 3X.
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2. REI Endeavor Pants - Plus Sizes

REI Endeavor Pants
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These pants are made of 4-way stretch polyester/spandex for a great range of motion, and they are quick-drying. Keep away the sun (UPF 50+ rating), wind (wind-resistant to 30 mph), and rain (durable water-repellent finish). They have zip hand pockets, a welded zip leg pocket and two rear pockets  Keep bugs away at the ankles with rip-and-stick tabs, plus zippers at the ankles to get them over your boots.They come in sizes 16W-24W.
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3. QwikWik Leggings

JunoActive QuikWik Leggings
JunoActive by Junonia

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.
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4. REI Fleet Skapris

REI Fleet Skapris
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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.
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5. QuikWik Long Capri

JunoActive QuikWik Long Capri 960x640
JunoActive by Junonia

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.
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6. REI Convertible Pants

REI Sahara Convertible Pants
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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.
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7. Junonia ActiveLife Pear Pant

JunoActive Pear Pant 950
JunoActive by Junonia

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.
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