Plus Size Walking Pants for Women to Buy in 2020

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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.

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Columbia Women's Big Just Right Straight Leg Pant Plus

Columbia Women's Big Just Right Straight Leg Pant Plus
Columbia Women's Big Just Right Straight Leg Pant Plus. Courtesy of Amazon

These nylon/elastane stretch pants get great reviews. The fabric has Omni-shield water-repellency for drizzly days (but not waterproof!) They have a front snap closure and also an interior drawstring to customize your fit. They dry fast and are great for travel. They have zip-closed security pocket for your small essentials. Available in sizes 16 Plus to 24 Plus and in black or charcoal.

RBX Plus Size Leggings and Capris

RBX Plus Size Leggings
RBX Plus Size Leggings. Courtesy of

RBX makes tights, leggings, and capris for plus size women, from 1X to 3X. They don't have pockets, but they do have a wide waistband and fun prints and patterns. Feel fashionable as you enjoy your walking workouts. They are made from polyester and spandex to wick away moisture and move with you. They also have basic black, for those of us who need to coordinate with the rest of our walking gear.

QwikWik Leggings

JunoActive QuikWik 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 to 6X.

Lucy Get Going Pant - Plus Size

Lucy Get Going Pant Plus Size
Lucy Get Going Pant Plus Size. Courtesy of

These pants are made of a quick-drying stretch woven fabric of nylon and spandex. They have a wide waistband that includes a pocket, as well as hand pockets. The cuffs of the legs can be cinched to keep out insects and debris or improve the fit over your walking shoes or boots. They are available in sizes 1X to 3X in two colors.

Columbia Women's Anytime Outdoor Boot Cut Pant Plus Size

Columbia Women's Anytime Outdoor Boot Cut Pant Plus Size
Columbia Women's Anytime Outdoor Boot Cut Pant Plus Size. Courtesy of

These lightweight nylon/elastane pants are a great choice through fall, winter, and spring. They wick sweat and dry fast. They have Omni-shield advanced water-repellency and Omni-shade UPF 50 sun protection. They have a mid rise and side pockets and a back pocket. They come in sizes 16 Plus to 24 Plus and a variety of colors.

Nike Dri-FIT Essential Women's Running Crops

Nike Dri-Fit Running Crop Pants
Nike Dri-Fit Running Crop Pants. Courtesy of

Get great Nike running technology in these running crops. They are simple - no pockets, just sweat-wicking fabric for speed. Also available at in sizes 1X to 3X and a variety of color trims.

QuikWik Long Capri

JunoActive QuikWik Long Capri 960x640
JunoActive QuikWik Long Capri. 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.

Junonia ActiveLife Pear Pant

JunoActive Pear Pant 950
JunoActive Pear Pant. 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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