The 16 Best Sweatpants for Men, Tested and Reviewed by Style Experts

The 16 Best Sweatpants for Men, Tested and Reviewed by Style Experts

Best Overall Sweatpants

Lululemon ABC Jogger

ABC Jogger

Best Overall Sweatpants

Lululemon ABC Jogger

Pros
  • Four-way stretch
  • Shape retention and wrinkle-resistant
  • Front pockets with hidden phone and coin sleeves
  • Comes in three different lengths

Thanks to the synthetic, workout-friendly fabrics that fight odor and sweat, these sweatpants will let you breathe in the deepest sense. Sure, the lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric is perfect for workouts, but the streamlined style is also ideal for elevating everyday wear.

The bestselling ABC Jogger also has a four-way stretch for comfort on-the-go, and a performance build that is quick-drying and wrinkle-resistant. “ABC means anti-ball crushing which means the pants allow breathing space for the crotch area,” says Marcos Martinez, a lifestyle blogger. “The pants have a classic taper look which gives a classy look. The pants have a zipper back pocket which allows you to carry your wallet and other items.” In our testing, we also found that the lightweight fabric was able to retain its shape well.

What Do Other Experts Say?For a sporty fit, we love the Lululemon ABC Jogger. This jogger is tapered and features a lightweight fabric that is machine washable and quick drying. It’s great for those on-the-go days where you’re maybe slightly more active,” says Huw Collins, Co-Founder of WHEAT and actor from Pretty Little Liars.

Material 52% Recycled polyester, 48% Elastomultiester
Sizes XS—3XL, 28″-32″ inseam
Fit Classic-tapered
Colors 9 colors
Details 1 back zipper pocket, 2 side pockets with hidden sleeves
Ankle Cuffs Ribbed

Most Comfortable Sweatpants

Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Slim Sweatpant

Midweight Terry Slim Sweatpant

Most Comfortable Sweatpants

Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Slim Sweatpant

Pros
  • Made with premium Midweight Terry
  • Flatlock seams
  • Wide selection of colors

Tom Ellis, the Lucifer actor, has a soft spot for these sweatpants that are part of his go-to casual wardrobe. Having tested these on Ellis as well as in our fashion closet, we love that they’re crafted from super tough terry cotton that lasts. Additionally, they’re built to handle the toughest workout routines. The flatlock seams ensure comfort on the inside, and the soft fabric feels like your second skin. And the slim fit is athletic-friendly: roomy for your quads but with a tapered leg.

What Do Experts Say?These sweatpants are distinguished by their reinforced seams, subtle taper, and wide waistband with a thick rope drawstring. The Canadian-made fleece is robust on the outside and brushed soft on the inside, offering a perfect blend of durability and comfort,” says Anastasios Moulios, men’s grooming expert and founder of beardlong.com.

Material 100% Cotton
Sizes XS—2XL
Fit Trim athletic fit
Colors 10+ colors
Details Rib gusset, 2 side pockets and 1 back pocket
Ankle Cuffs Ribbed

Best Cotton Sweatpants

Buck Mason Brushed Loopback Trouser

Brushed Loopback Trouser

Best Cotton Sweatpants

Buck Mason Brushed Loopback Trouser

Pros
  • 322 GSM cotton French terry
  • Features self crotch gusset and grosgrain tape detailing
  • Washed with enzymes and softener

As sharp as they are cozy, these French terry, shrinkage-resistant, heavenly soft sweats are the cure for the common sweatpants. In fact, they’ve even earned the co-sign from actor Adam Shapiro. “During the last couple years, like many, I have become something of a sweatpants connoisseur… Constantly in search of the perfect set, one that’s super soft and comfy for chilling, but with a structure, sturdiness, and style that can be worn anywhere. AND WITH POCKETS,” says Shapiro. “And just like that, I’ve found it: the Buck Mason Interloop. It’s super soft, really well made, sturdy, and the kind of heavy-duty sweatpants that I know I’m going to be able to wear for a really long time.”

Materials 322 GSM cotton French terry
Sizes XS—2XL
Fit Slim
Colors Black, Bronzed Brown
Details 2 side pockets, 2 back pockets
Ankle Cuffs Open

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Best Everyday Sweatpants

Everlane The ReTrack Sweatpant

The ReTrack Sweatpant

Best Everyday Sweatpants

Everlane The ReTrack Sweatpant

Pros
  • Fabric is thick enough for supreme warmth
  • Made with recycled fabrics (cleaner cotton)
  • Versatile wear
Cons

The ReTrack Sweatpant from Everlane has a luxe, versatile look that can take you from day to night. Whether you’re running errands in your neighborhood or bar-hopping on the weekend, the ultra-soft pair embodies casual chic style. Also, it has a slim, tapered fit, a comfy elastic waistband and handy side pockets. They feel like a pair of sweatpants, but nowhere as heavy; more of an elevated jogger kind-of-vibe.

What Do Experts Say?These Everlane sweatpants are great because they are 100% organic cotton and a lot of my clients really want to wear fabrics that are kinder to the planet… They’re soft and easy to wear,” says Celebrity Stylist Warren Alfie Baker.

Material 70% Cotton (26% Recycled Cotton), 30% Recycled Polyester
Sizes XS—XXL
Fit Relaxed tapered
Colors Black, Heathered Grey, Pelican, Scarab
Details 30″, side pockets
Ankle Cuffs Ribbed

Best Performance Sweatpants

Vuori Ponto Performance Pant

Ponto Performance Pant

Best Performance Sweatpants

Vuori Ponto Performance Pant

Pros
  • Sustainable
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Four-way stretch and buttery soft
Cons
  • Might be too lightweight for some

“Vuori offers anytime, anywhere clothing to keep you on the move. This is the biggest goal an expedition leader, like myself, can have,” says Shawn Richards, an outdoor adventure expert at Ultimate Kilimanjaro. Case in point: their bestselling performance sweatpants, which feature a modern cut and super soft DreamKnit fabric that’s perfect for working from home, or trekking to the airport. Equipped with four-way stretch, sweat-wicking, and quick-drying fabric, a relaxed fit with a tailored leg, these stylish sweatpants with zipper pockets can be worn to the gym, to grab a beer with friends, or both—no need to choose. “These pants function in a way that is both tactical and relaxed… The ability to be versatile and at ease is what separates these sweats from the rest,” adds Richards.

Material 89% Recycled Polyester, 11% Elastane
Sizes XS—2XL
Fit Relaxed fit with tailored—tapered leg
Colors 8 colors
Details Zip pockets
Ankle Cuffs Open

Best Jogger-Style Sweatpants

Todd Snyder + Champion Midweight Slim Jogger Sweatpant

Midweight Slim Jogger Sweatpant

Best Jogger-Style Sweatpants

Todd Snyder + Champion Midweight Slim Jogger Sweatpant

Pros
  • Crafted from 100% cotton French terry
  • Two slash pockets
Cons
  • Runs small, consider sizing up

Our favorite part of these Todd Snyder x Champion sweatpants is its softness and comfort. The 100-percent cotton French terry fabric has a luxurious feel but is garment-dyed for a lived-in look and texture, meaning you can easily wear it to lounge indoors or to run errands outside. Besides how soft-to-the-touch it is, we also love the tailored, slim fit that’s flattering on our testers of different body types. The two front slash pockets and one back patch pocket make for a reliable pocket system for everyday carry as well. Coupled with the nice jogger style, it also looks elevated enough for weekday outings.

What Do Experts Say?Todd does it right all the time. I have quite a few of the Champion by TS and TS joggers. Love them all because they are the most versatile. Wear them anywhere you like, and they work. Always stylish in Todd Snyder,” says John Gallagher, fit model and Founder of Blackthorn Denim.

Material 100% cotton, 18 oz french terry
Sizes XS—2XL
Fit Slim
Colors 6 colors
Details Ribbed waist and leg cuffs, 2 side pockets
Ankle Cuffs Ribbed

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Best Sweatpants for Laidback Looks

Alo Scholar Straight Leg Sweatpant

Scholar Straight Leg Sweatpant

Best Sweatpants for Laidback Looks

Alo Scholar Straight Leg Sweatpant

Pros
  • Ultra-comfy knitted cotton yarn
  • Elevated feel
  • Versatility
Cons
  • Could use more colors options

The Scholar Straight Leg Sweatpant from Alo is separated from the pack—thanks to its streetwear-inspired heavyweight knit. Aside from its Saturday lounge-ready aura, the warmth and wearability can take you anywhere beyond home. The relaxed pant incorporates a ribbed waistband, external drawcords, and side zippered pockets to add functionality. The only gripe we have is this option is designed for a slightly oversized look, so you may have to size down to ensure a closer fit.

Material Cotton
Sizes XS – 29”, S – 28 ½”, M – 29 ”, L, XL & 2XL – 29½”
Fit Slightly oversized
Colors Black, Ivory
Details Side zippered pockets
Ankle Cuffs Open

Best Athleisure Sweatpants

Nike Sportswear Club Fleece

Sportswear Club Fleece

Best Athleisure Sweatpants

Nike Sportswear Club Fleece

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Pros
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Affordable
Cons
  • You may never want to slip them off

Whether you’re spending your weekend crossing off your list of to-do’s or hanging out with friends, the sweatpants effortlessly combine function and fashion that you can wear daily in non-sport settings. Plus, they have an adjustable drawcord for a personalized fit and an open hem, which rests neatly over your shoes. It’s no wonder they’re highly-rated by Nike’s audience.

Material 80-82% cotton, 18-20% polyester
Sizes XS—4XL
Fit Standard
Colors 8 colors
Details 2 side pockets, 1 back pocket
Ankle Cuffs Open

Best Sustainable Sweatpants

Hanes EcoSmart Non-Pocket Sweatpant

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EcoSmart Non-Pocket Sweatpant

Best Sustainable Sweatpants

Hanes EcoSmart Non-Pocket Sweatpant

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Pros
  • Made with cotton sourced from American farms
  • Cinched cuffs for an athletic look
  • Tag-free for no-itch comfort

Made from plastic bottles, these Hanes sweatpants lower their carbon footprint and reduce waste. Make no mistake: they’re still burly and tough on the outside to beat the cold in the wintry months. For an athletic look, this option has a relaxed silhouette and cinched cuffs.

Material 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
Sizes S—3XL
Fit Relaxed
Color 15 colors
Ankle Cuffs Cinched

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Best Tapered Sweatpants

Mack Weldon ACE Sweatpant

ACE Sweatpant

Best Tapered Sweatpants

Mack Weldon ACE Sweatpant

Pros
  • Back-ribbed ankle cuffs
  • Stealth zip pocket
  • Made with micro-brushed French terry
Cons
  • Not too heavy (but still warm)

Remember when comfortable sweatpants meant bearing the brunt of being weighed down? Mack Weldon’s uniquely designed fabric addresses that very issue with its micro-brushed French terry that’s as snug as it is flexible and, naturally, fit for any purpose. Style-wise, the Ace is basic, but in a good way: its tapered fit with back-ribbed ankle cuffs and hidden zippered side pocket (perfect for stashing your small daily gear) means these sweats will look rather tapered on you and thus look elevated enough for casual outings. Aside from the extra soft fabric, we also love its nice stretch for shape retention as well as traveling.

What Do Buyers Say?Love the cut, weight of the material, and the finish details that allow for wearing as a casual pant… I like the fabric specifically. It feels very good on my skin. I also like how it wears. Not too baggy and not too tight after wash, just decently right,” says one customer.

Material 95% Cotton, 5% Stretch
Sizes S—2XL
Fit Relaxed
Colors 9 colors
Details 2 side pockets, 1 front stealth zip pocket, 1 zipper back pocket
Ankle Cuffs Back ribbed

Most Versatile Sweatpants

Public Rec All Day Every Day Pant

All Day Every Day Pant

Most Versatile Sweatpants

Public Rec All Day Every Day Pant

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Pros
  • Perfect middle ground between jeans and sweats
  • Two generous back pockets
  • Arrives in a host of colors
Cons
  • Not the best option if you want a total sweatpants look

These travel sweatpants pants are our testers’ perennial favorites: we found that these pants feel like your favorite pair of soft, cozy sweatpants for flights or lounging but look like your Monday office bottoms and work like your go-to workout pants.

Personally, I’ve worn these Public Rec pants for a long travel day that included multiple flights and layovers, from NYC to Denver. My testing shows that they’re truly the all-powerful trousers since they’re made with a unique blend of nylon and spandex that feels like a second skin but also offers a natural combo of four-way stretch, moisture-wicking, and breathability.

What Do Buyers Say?These pants look dressy and casual depending on what you wear with them. That’s cool. The biggest most important factor is that these are the most comfortable pants EVER! They feel so good on and everyone tells me they look great,” says one customer.

Material 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex
Sizes 28—44 in waist, 28—36 in inseam
Fit Athletic
Colors 14 colors
Details 2 front zipper pockets, 2 back pockets, no drawstring, faux front fly
Ankle Cuffs Open

Most Classic Sweatpants

Champion Powerblend Fleece Sweatpants

Powerblend Fleece Sweatpants

Most Classic Sweatpants

Champion Powerblend Fleece Sweatpants

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Pros
  • Designed to reduce pilling and shrinkage
  • Super sturdy
  • Available in big & tall sizes
Cons
  • Buyers say this pair runs a little big

Champion’s sweatpants are true comfy style classics. The brand’s robust double-needle stitching ensures the pants last. I love how the soft elastic waistband with outer drawcord provides a snug fit that I can cinch up and secure, and how the classic style is versatile for pretty much any casual occasion. Made from Champion’s signature 9 oz. fleece that’s resistant to pilling and shrinking, the fabric feels divinely soft and provides all-season warmth. Perfect to relax in or go out and about with comfort. With open ankles, these sweatpants lean more relaxed in style.

What Do Experts Say?These sweatpants are budget-friendly and excellent for everyday use… They are not only comfortable but also hypoallergenic. You can never go wrong with this pick, as this clothing item will never go out of style,” says Nicole Bolton, a fashion designer and the co-founder of Iconic Celebrity Outfits.

Material 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
Sizes S—4XL
Fit Standard
Colors Granite, Navy, Black, Gray
Details 32″ inseam, 2 side pockets
Ankle Cuffs Open

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Best Value Sweatpants

AllBirds R&R Sweatpant

R&R Sweatpant

Best Value Sweatpants

AllBirds R&R Sweatpant

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Pros
  • Proprietary blend of organic pima cotton, hemp, and Tencel
  • Perfect for resting or rendezvousing with friends
  • A nice touch: carbon footprint featured below left pocket

These from Allbirds are made from a Pima cotton, hemp, and TENCEL™ Lyocell to make them as durable and comfortable as they are performance-friendly. “Personally, I’m a huge fan of the R&R sweatpants! I like my sweatpants to be stylish yet functional. I feel like I can work out in them, and also mix them in for a fashionable outfit. The R&R definitely crosses off those boxes,” says James Ro, founder of, Atlanta Run Club. That means besides feeling like a cozy blanket as pants, these sweats are also great for jogs or just lounging around.

Material 50% organic Peruvian pima cotton, 30% hemp, 20% TENCEL™ Lyocell
Sizes XS—3XL
Fit Modern slim fit
Colors Black, Hazy Cargo, Indigo, Navy, White
Details 2 side pockets
Ankle Cuffs Ribbed

Best Athletic Sweatpants

Rhone Essentials Training Sweatpant

Essentials Training Sweatpant

Best Athletic Sweatpants

Rhone Essentials Training Sweatpant

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Pros
  • Breathable and moisture-wicking
  • Made with recycled polyester fibers
  • Features a media pocket to secure your valuables
Cons
  • May only be suitable for workouts

These no-frills yet versatile sweatpants are perfect for throwing on for a brisk morning run, commuting to the gym, or running errands. Made with a classic tapered fit and high-quality recycled fabric, you can break a sweat in them before going back to loafing about your house. Their softness and durability will impress you. We love how potent its fabric is at breathing, stretching, quick drying, and moisture-wicking, and we found it great for gym and outdoor activities. The classic relaxed, loose fit lets our legs feel roomy and easy, and thus we love wearing these sweats for lounging and casual outings too.

What Do Buyers Say?This pair right here checks all the boxes; great athletic fit, warm enough for Colorado mornings, breathable enough for a tough leg day… The material seems to be holding up to all of my workouts and the bumps and scrapes of a personal training job,” says one customer.

Material Recycled polyester
Sizes S—2XL
Fit Regular
Colors Jet Black, Iron Gate Gray, Navy Blazer
Details 2 side pockets, media pocket
Ankle Cuffs Ribbed

Best Luxury Sweatpants

John Elliott LA Tapered Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants

LA Tapered Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants

Best Luxury Sweatpants

John Elliott LA Tapered Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants

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Pros
  • Offer a streetwear type-of-vibe
  • White drawstring provides a little contrast

John Elliot’s LA sweatpants are an excellent buy when it comes to sweatpants for men,” says Jessica Kats, e-commerce and retail expert at Soxy. “These sweatpants stand out from all others because they’re not only restricted to gym wear. The cut of these sweatpants is super stylish. This makes them a go-to clothing option for dressing casually.” The even better part about these sweats is their fit that’ll only get better with age and wear. In fact, these sweatpants look like a fashion statement whenever you put them on.

Material 100% cotton
Sizes S—2XL
Fit Tapered leg, mid-rise style
Colors Lilac
Details 2 side pockets, 1 back pocket
Ankle Cuffs Ribbed

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Best Sweatpants for Lounging

Sunspel Loopback Sweatpants

Loopback Sweatpants

Best Sweatpants for Lounging

Sunspel Loopback Sweatpants

Pros
  • Soft and cozy
  • Part of matching tracksuit
  • Internal loop stitch to retain warmth and keep cold out

These sweatpants are truly worth the splurge for your coins and lifestyle because they’re just too comfortable. “They wear more like OG sweatpants—tapered to the ankle with side pockets and a drawstring,” says Matt Hranek, style expert and founder of WM Brown Magazine. Crafted from an extra soft and warm loopback fabric, we found that these pants also have a nice athletic fit for big quads. “I like the familiarity of the design and the fact that they are not being disguised as a trouser, even though I will admit on a frosty morning I will keep them on to spin the dog around the block, buy a coffee, and head right back inside to continue my lounging activity,” adds Hranek.

Material 100% Cotton
Sizes XS—2XL
Fit Slim straight
Colors Grey Melange, Black, Navy, Undyed
Details 2 side pockets and 1 back pocket
Ankle Cuffs Ribbed

Best Fleece Sweatpants

American Giant Classic Sweatpant

Classic Sweatpant

Best Fleece Sweatpants

American Giant Classic Sweatpant

Pros
  • Robust quality
  • Channeled waistband
  • Double needle straddle-stitching with high-strength thread
Cons
  • Go up for a baggy size

If you looking for something that can transcend different moments of your day-to-day life—from lounge to work to travel, feast your eyes on these classic sweatpants from American Giant. Made in Middlesex, North Carolina, your favorite college sweats got updated with a channeled waistband and double needle straddle-stitching. Moreover, the structured fleece fabric feels exceptionally smooth and cozy as soon as you slide the pants on, and the fit is perfect for a relaxing day. They’ll become your second skin in no time.

Material 100% cotton
Sizes S—2XL, 29″ Inseam
Fit Regular
Colors 5 colors
Details 2 side pockets, 1 back pocket
Ankle Cuffs Ribbed

Best Budget Sweatpants

Southpole Basic Active Fleece Jogger Sweatpants

Basic Active Fleece Jogger Sweatpants

Best Budget Sweatpants

Southpole Basic Active Fleece Jogger Sweatpants

Pros
  • Adjustable drawstring for customized fit
  • Roomy for all-day comfort
  • Wide range of colors
Cons
  • Runs big in waist and fit

More than 53,000 shoppers have awarded these Southpole sweatpants with a four-star-or-higher rating, so it’s safe to assume they’ll deliver the comfort, fit, and style you seek. Not only are these stylish in their fit, avoiding the extremes of being too tight or too loose, but they also embrace you with a fleece warmth. Perfect for lounging and relaxing at home, they’re a straightforward, no-frills style with big pockets, durable fabric that stays soft over time, a relaxed fit, and some weight.

What Do Experts Say?These trousers are the embodiment of practicality and affordability; they’re the reliable old friend you call on every day. These pants whispered a promise of comfort, and it’s a vow they kept,” says Andhi Ermawan, professional product tester and founder of MyProsAndCons.com.

Materials 100% Polyester
Sizes XS—3XL
Fit Relaxed basic
Colors 25+ colors
Details 2 side pockets, 1 back pocket
Ankle Cuffs Ribbed

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Best Travel Sweatpants

G Gradual Sweatpants with Zipper Pockets

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Sweatpants with Zipper Pockets

Best Travel Sweatpants

G Gradual Sweatpants with Zipper Pockets

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Pros
  • Stylish design
  • 4-way stretch fabric for enhanced range of motion
  • Completed with 3 zipper pockets
Cons
  • Not the best option for super tall guys

Made with a blend of polyester and spandex, these sweatpants multitask as workout pants as well as travel pants. The fabric feels soft and has a four-way stretch to up the range of motion and your comfort on the go. The materials also render the fabric moisture-wicking and quick-drying, making these sweats equally great for hitting the gym. The tapered leg meets roomy fit at the thighs making for a flattering fit on anyone. Plus, the zippered pockets will provide a secure everyday carry system.

What Do Experts Say?These pairs come with zipper pockets and an adjustable drawstring waistband. Versatility won’t be an issue either, you can use them for most sports and leisure activities and even just staying at home,” says Brandon Chopp, an expert from festival fashion retailer iHeartRaves.

Material 87% Polyester, 13% Spandex
Sizes S—3XL
Fit Slim athletic
Colors 15+ colors
Details 2 side zipper pockets and 1 back zipper pocket
Ankle Cuffs Open

Best Luxury Sweatpants

John Elliott LA Tapered Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants

LA Tapered Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants

Best Luxury Sweatpants

John Elliott LA Tapered Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants

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“John Elliot’s LA sweatpants are an excellent buy when it comes to sweatpants for men,” says Jessica Kats, e-commerce and retail expert at Soxy. “These sweatpants stand out from all others because they’re not only restricted to gym wear. The cut of these sweatpants is super stylish. This makes them a go-to clothing option for dressing casually.” The even better part about these sweats is their fit that’ll only get better with age and wear. “Made from authentic French terry cotton, the fabric is super comfortable. And these sweatpants look like a fashion statement whenever you wear them,” adds Kats.

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