Cargo pants are back! And no, we're not kidding.
According to Google Trends, demand for the style has climbed considerably over the last year. The wildly popular '90s trend is getting a second life as Google's data shows that people are still searching for the classic baggy and utility styles from three decades ago alongside more modern, slim-fit styles.
Ready to see what the new and improved style looks like? Here are several pairs of women's cargo pants we're currently digging for work, leisure and everything in between.
Best women's cargo pants to shop
Available in six colors and patterns, from camouflage to Rusty Red to Plum Purple Pudding, choose the pant that will match your wardrobe best. Reviewers love these cotton cargo pants because they quickly became a new "go-to," especially when traveling.
Opt for a more relaxed, baggy fit with theses utility cargo pants from Banana Republic. With six pockets that enhance the term 'utility,' these "incredibly flattering" pants can be both dressed up and down, no matter the occasion.
A brand famously worn by dads everywhere, now you too can don the popular Dickie's pant. With a relaxed leg, you can roll them up to show off a pair of high top sneakers, or wear flat when wearing sandals. Available in three neutral colors, easily mix and match these cargo pants to anything in your wardrobe.
Quick-dry cargo pants flexible and breathable enough to hike in? Sign us up. These pants from Amazon are not only budget-friendly compared to other outdoor brands, but they are "durable" and "lightweight," according to reviewers.
Dare to wear white after Labor Day with these utility cargo pants from Target. Also available in a green and sunflower yellow color, these pants sit right above the ankle, so you have a chance to show off the fall booties you've been waiting to break out all year.
More of us are heading back outside these days so you'll want to prep your legs for time under the sun. Fortunately, Target's got you covered with these moisture-wicking, quick-drying, UPF 50+ protected cargos!
"These pants are next level comfortable, and more flattering than you’d think when it’s on a hanger," one shopper said about this pair — and we feel several others agree with its near-perfect rating for comfort and style.
Cargo pants don't have to be baggy and bulky! This style looks more like your classic dress slacks, but it's still got all the appeal of the cargo pants you once knew and loved, including roomy pockets and a comfy fit.
Whether you're hitting the gym or grabbing lunch with the gals, Old Navy's comfortable jogger cargos have got you covered. Aside from having plenty of pockets on both legs, they're made with the brand's stretchy, breathable StretchTech material that dries quickly and keeps you comfortable all day long. One nurse who rated these five stars even said they're a perfect replacement for her scrubs during shifts!
These five-pocket joggers are perfect for everything from hiking to running errands and staying hands-free. They're also Amazon's bestselling women's hiking pants and even come in a dozen different colors.
Just call them the perfect mix of practicality and panache. This pair of cargo pants with a tapered ankle definitely caught our eyes since it blends utility and style in the most seamless way possible. The affordable price tag and expansive size range is also right up our alley!
Available in regular, petite and plus sizes up to 26, these straight leg cargo pants from L.L. Bean have earned countless raves for its stretchy cotton material that allows you to move easily and freely. Several shopper reviews also noted how sturdy the material and design feels for long-lasting wear.
We're getting a nice blast from the '90s past just looking at these low-rise cargo pants! Between their wide legs, the elastic waistband, the multiple color options and the ample storage, there's plenty to love!
Hoping to switch up your workout wardrobe? Cargo pants are both convenient (hello pockets!) and comfy, and this pair with 8,300+ five-star ratings has two features we're totally digging: UPF 50+ protection and an adjustable cord lock around the cuffs that keeps bugs at bay while you're out enjoying nature.
Cargo pants have evolved over the years and the closet staple now comes in a variety of styles. Take these modern cargo joggers, for instance. The relaxed fit is equally perfect for workouts and a day of running errands, and is made with a soft cotton/polyester material that won't weigh you down while you're on the move.
The high-waisted design and fitted ankles lend the pants a dressy touch and they're made of 100 percent tencel material, making them super soft and comfortable.
Denim cargo pants? Yep, they exist! This pull-on style combines casual and cool in the best possible way and features several sleek pockets. The pants are made of a comfy knit material and come in 10 colors ranging from lavender and blue to green.
Ideal for commuting, traveling and every occasion in between, Athleta's cargo pants are made with six roomy pockets and the brand's sustainable Featherweight Stretch material that's quick-drying and wrinkle-resistant. "They are loose enough, but skim the body for a nice flattering silhouette," added one shopper who had great things to say about the fit.
Structured khaki cargo pants help you achieve that utilitarian look in a dressy way, and we're totally ready to salute this stylish high-waisted pair. Its pleated detailing elevates any outfit, plus the rayon material adds a comfy twist to your fabulous look.
Are you the office's resident snack maven? These mid-rise cargo pants from Aritzia features ample pockets for all of your midday treats and come in four colors ranging from pastels to neutrals. P.S. Reviewers have mentioned this pair running small, so don't be afraid to size up!
Looking for a more sleek cargo style? This adjustable pair from Spanx is polished enough to wear to the office, yet relaxed enough for the weekend. The style comes in four colors and is available in sizes up to 3X in regular, petite and tall.