Summer is finally here and, while I've enjoyed shedding some layers and being able to lounge in the sun again, I've been totally ill-equipped on the pants front.

The distinct lack of pants able to deal with high temperatures in my wardrobe has meant breaking out shorts earlier in the year than planned. And while there's nothing wrong with showing a bit of knee once in a while, some lightweight pants in the rotation would've been welcome.

In place of thick denim and quilted pants, we're eyeing up a welcome return to the boundless comfort of linen, nylon, and silk when the warmer weather sets in.

As such, we hit the internet to bring you a carefully considered list of lightweight pants for summer that give your legs some room to breathe. From workear staples turned summer appropriate to formal trousers crafted from lightweight fabrics, check out the selection below.

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Stone Island Pantalone Loose

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Pantalone Loose


Stone Island

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Crafted from ECONYL® regenerated yarns that are subjected to Stone Island's signature double-dyeing process, these pants come with a distinctive metallic finish.

AGR Prosperity Nylon Trouser

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Prosperity Nylon Trouser



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Leather pants will always look great but they're far from being practical in the summer. AGR's innovative fabric gives you a similar look to leather but with the lightweight properties of nylon.

Highsnobiety Crepe Nylon Elastic Pant

Crepe Nylon Elastic Pant



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These wide-leg pants are crafted from highly lightweight Japanese nylon for the hottest months while being water-resistant in case you're caught in some downpour.

Marine Serre Regenerated Trousers

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Regenerated Trousers


Marine Serre

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Part of Marine Serre's regenerated line, these pants upcycle old satin silk scarves and turn them into airy pants. This means that the patterns and colors on every pair are different.

Carhartt WIP Colston Pant Stonewashed Dollar

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Colston Pant Stonewashed Dollar



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Arriving with a loose fit, these Carhartt WIP pants are crafted from lightweight cotton that maintains the robust finish of its classic workwear offerings.

Tekla Fabrics Cotton Poplin Pyjamas Pants

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Cotton Poplin Pyjamas Pants


Tekla Fabrics

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When your pajama pants are from Tekla, they're more than good enough to be worn outside of the bed. These organic cotton pants utilize a fine poplin weave that offers a lightweight finish.

Dries Van Noten Penny Pants

Penny Pants


Dries Van Noten

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A breathable, overdyed linen blend fabric makes this casual style from Dries van Noten more than adept to life in the baking sun.

Highsnobiety Contrast Stitch Pants

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Contrast Stitch Pants



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Lightweight fabrics are just one element that make a pair of pants perfect for summer, so the elastic waist and loose fit on this pair ensure comfort in high temperatures.

and wander Breath Ripstop Light Pants

Breath Ripstop Light Pants


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As you've likely guessed from the name, these pants are not only lightweight but also highly breathable thanks to their use of 30 denier and 60 denier textured ripstop fabric.

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