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best casual sweatpants

Vuori Transit Jogger

Transit Jogger

best casual sweatpants

Vuori Transit Jogger

Pros
  • Moisture-wicking fabric
Cons
  • On the pricier end of sweatpants

If Vuori isn’t on your radar yet, it should be. The brand’s Transit Jogger is sleek enough to wear almost anywhere, and so comfortable you’ll want to.

Colors Black, Ink (Navy), Smoke (Light Gray), Smoked Beryl (Dark Gray)
Sizes XS-2XL
Materials 91% Recycled Polyester, 9% Elastane

best non-cuffed sweatpants

Russell Athletic Dri-Power Open Bottom Sweatpants

Dri-Power Open Bottom Sweatpants

best non-cuffed sweatpants

Russell Athletic Dri-Power Open Bottom Sweatpants

Pros
  • Durable
Cons
  • Not the highest quality

Let’s be honest here: in sweatpants, as in most other things, you can never really beat the classics. And Russell’s are about as classic as it gets.

Colors 9
Sizes S-4XL
Materials 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester

best soft sweatpants

Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpant

Ace Sweatpant

best soft sweatpants

Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpant

Pros
  • Has a zip pocket
Cons
  • Loose ankle cuffs

Mack Weldon didn’t turn itself into a very real contender in the epic athleisure slugfest of the 2010s by making an inferior product. The brand’s Ace sweatpant is made out of micro-sanded french terry for a super-soft finish that’s still durable as hell.

Colors 10
Sizes S-2XL
Materials 95% Cotton, 5% Stretch

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best breathable sweatpants

L.L.Bean Comfort Camp Sweatpants

Comfort Camp Sweatpants

best breathable sweatpants

L.L.Bean Comfort Camp Sweatpants

Pros
  • Comfortable material
Cons
  • Small pockets

There’s no sign more telling of the sweatpants’s staggering rise to popularity than the fact that a stalwart of sturdy Americana now makes one of the best pairs around.

Colors Gray Heather, Carbon Navy, Iron Heather, Midnight Black
Sizes S-3XL
Materials 59% Cotton, 38% Polyester, 3% Spandex

best foolproof sweatpants

Lands’ End Serious Sweat Pants

Serious Sweat Pants

best foolproof sweatpants

Lands’ End Serious Sweat Pants

Pros
  • Affordable, quality pair
Cons
  • No drawstring

Lands’ End continues to offer quality wardrobe staples that just don’t quit. What more could you want from a pair of pants you’re going to wear every single day?

Colors 6
Sizes XS-4XL
Materials 78% Cotton, 28% Polyester

best staple sweatpants

Abercrombie & Fitch Essential Sweatpants

Essential Sweatpants

best staple sweatpants

Abercrombie & Fitch Essential Sweatpants

Pros
  • Durable fabric
Cons
  • Runs large

Abercrombie’s sweats are thick and durable, but still soft ‘n’ cozy. Plus, there’s a range of colors you can choose from (or, just get them all).

Colors 12
Sizes XS-2XL
Materials 70% Cotton, 30% Polyester

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best heavyweight sweatpants

J.Crew Heritage 14 oz. Fleece Sweatpants

Heritage 14 oz. Fleece Sweatpants

best heavyweight sweatpants

J.Crew Heritage 14 oz. Fleece Sweatpants

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Pros
  • Thick fabric
Cons
  • On the pricier side

If there’s one thing J.Crew knows well, its heritage, baby! And these heavyweight sweats, made the old-school way, are certainly primed to create their own entry in the brand’s history books.

Colors Dark Forest, Navy, Black
Sizes XS-2XL
Materials 84% Cotton, 16% Polyester

best athletic sweatpants

Lululemon At Ease Jogger

At Ease Jogger

best athletic sweatpants

Lululemon At Ease Jogger

Pros
  • Versatile design
Cons
  • On the pricier side

Lululemon rarely misses when it comes to its tried-and-true activewear offerings. These joggers are just the tip of the iceberg.

Colors Heathered Black/Black, Heathered Melody Light Gray/Black
Sizes XS-2XL
Materials 63% Cotton, 32% Polyester, 5% Elastane

best cool-guy sweatpants

Mott & Bow French Terry Sweatpant

French Terry Sweatpant

best cool-guy sweatpants

Mott & Bow French Terry Sweatpant

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Pros
  • Easy to style
Cons
  • Slim legs

Garment-dyed french terry sweatpants that feel just as luxe as they they look.

Colors 9
Sizes XS-2XL
Materials 100% Peruvian Cotton

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best basic sweatpants

Outdoor Voices All Day Sweatpant

All Day Sweatpant

best basic sweatpants

Outdoor Voices All Day Sweatpant

Pros
  • Elastic waistband has a drawstring
Cons
  • Thin fabric

Made from a polyester and spandex knit fabric, these Outdoor Voices sweatpants are as comfortable as they are breathable.

Colors Black, Charcoal, Navy, Heather Gray, Faded Sky
Sizes XS-3XL
Materials 94% Polyester, 6% Spandex

best fast-shipping sweatpants

Amazon Essentials Fleece Sweatpants

Fleece Sweatpants

best fast-shipping sweatpants

Amazon Essentials Fleece Sweatpants

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Pros
  • Comes in Big & Tall sizes
Cons
  • Can pill after a few washes

When in doubt, go to Amazon. These fleece sweats are classic, thick, and soft, and the best part—they’ll be at your doorstep in time for your weekend movie marathon.

Colors 20
Sizes XS-6XL
Materials 56% Cotton, 44% Polyester

best everyday sweatpants

Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Cuffed Sweatpants

Midweight Terry Cuffed Sweatpants

best everyday sweatpants

Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Cuffed Sweatpants

Pros
  • Classic, structured fit
Cons
  • Pricey

No one has mastered the art of making casual look chic quite like Reigning Champ has. These sweatpants are thick, soft, and luxe.

Colors 13
Sizes XS-2XL
Materials 100% Cotton

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best classic sweatpants

Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Sweatpants

Sportswear Club Fleece Sweatpants

best classic sweatpants

Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Sweatpants

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Pros
  • Wide size and color range
Cons
  • Shrinks in the wash

If you’re in the market for sweats, you could do way worse than any of the many, many options the Swoosh currently offers, including this fleece style.

Colors 8
Sizes S-4XL
Materials 80-82% Cotton, 18-20% Polyester

best warm sweatpants

Uniqlo HEATTECH Pile-Lined Sweatpants

HEATTECH Pile-Lined Sweatpants

best warm sweatpants

Uniqlo HEATTECH Pile-Lined Sweatpants

Pros
  • Heat-retentive fabric
Cons
  • Loose at the cuffs

If you aren’t familiar with Uniqlo’s HEATTECH line, let me give you the scoop: these are winter saviors, packed with warmth, style, and a whole lot of comfort. These are definitely a cold-weather staple.

Colors Gray, Dark Gray, Black, Blue
Sizes XS-3XL
Materials 67% Polyester, 19% Acrylic, 14% Rayon

best oversized sweatpants

Skims Fleece Lounge Oversized Joggers

Fleece Lounge Oversized Joggers

best oversized sweatpants

Skims Fleece Lounge Oversized Joggers

Pros
  • Insanely comfy
Cons
  • Inner fleece prone to shedding

Ask your girlfriend or wife how good Skims are. The Kim K-owned brand recently ventured into menswear, and we’re thankful that the collection includes this chic, perfectly-oversized sweatpants that are worthy of a paparazzi moment.

Colors Dark Heather Gray, Light Heather Gray, Army, Washed Onyx
Sizes XS-5XL
Materials 54% Cotton, 14% Recycled Cotton, 32% Recycled Polyester

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best understated sweatpants

Monrow Vintage Sweats

Vintage Sweats

best understated sweatpants

Monrow Vintage Sweats

Pros
  • Simple and versatile
Cons
  • Runs large

Monrow’s quality sweatpants are as sure of a bet as they come. There’s no limit to what you can wear these with.

Colors Faded Black, Black
Sizes S-2XL

best durable sweatpants

Los Angeles Apparel 14oz. Heavy Fleece Pants

14oz. Heavy Fleece Pants

best durable sweatpants

Los Angeles Apparel 14oz. Heavy Fleece Pants

Pros
  • Top-tier quality
Cons
  • Slim-fitting hips

Los Angeles Apparel’s sweatpants are like wearing a weighted blanket you never have to take off.

Colors Black, Navy, Ash, White
Sizes XS-3XL
Materials 98% Cotton, 2% Polyester

best iconic sweatpants

Adidas Standard Essentials Fleece Tapered Elastic Cuff 3-Stripes Pants

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Standard Essentials Fleece Tapered Elastic Cuff 3-Stripes Pants

best iconic sweatpants

Adidas Standard Essentials Fleece Tapered Elastic Cuff 3-Stripes Pants

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Pros
  • Popular streetwear look
Cons
  • Not your traditional cozy sweatpant fabric

If quality striped sweatpants are what you’re after, it doesn’t get much better than ones by Adidas.

Colors Black, Dark Gray Heather, Black/Scarlet, Legend Ink, Green Oxide/Linen Green
Sizes XS-3XL
Materials 53% Cotton, 36% Polyester, 11% Viscose

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best high-end sweatpants

Brunello Cucinelli Tapered Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants

Tapered Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants

best high-end sweatpants

Brunello Cucinelli Tapered Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants

Pros
  • Luxe look and feel
Cons
  • Expensive

Sporty yet sophisticated, these Italian-crafted sweatpants include zipped cuffs, pleats, and a tapered silhouette.

Colors Navy
Sizes XS-3XL
Materials 100% Cotton

another great fleece pair

Reebok Standard Fleece Joggers

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Standard Fleece Joggers

another great fleece pair

Reebok Standard Fleece Joggers

Pros
  • Very warm
Cons
  • Leg cuffs are reportedly wide

Standard fleece in standard black that’ll work with just about every top layer.

Colors 8
Sizes XS-3XL
Materials 100% Cotton
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Trishna Rikhy is the Associate Style Commerce Editor at Esquire. Previously, her writing has appeared in Vogue Runway, PAPER Magazine, V Magazine, V MAN, and more. She is based in NYC, but can probably be found wherever the strongest cup of coffee is.

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Gaby Keiderling is a New York based writer, working on fashion, lifestyle, travel, and sports features. She also covers celebrity style for Esquire’s ‘Get Ready with Me’ franchise. Her work can also be seen in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. Sometimes you can spot her around the West Village, out on a walk with her dog Sneakers.

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