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Updated May 21, 2024

Work from home? Joggers. Grocery run? Joggers. Meeting up for drinks? Joggers. The hugely popular, multi-purpose athletic pants aren’t just for lounging at home or hitting the gym anymore. With an increasing number of guys trading in dress pants for elastic waistbands now that, you know, going into the office is sort of optional, the modern jogger has become essential. (Even the best men’s clothing brands offer a version of these pants.) And it’s all for good reason too: They’re cool, comfortable, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

“Joggers, with their sleeker profile, offer the perfect blend of comfort and fashion-forward style, making them a wardrobe staple,” says Ivor Boyd, Managing Director of Logans Fashions. And forget the frumpy, “lazy” versions you may have worn in years past, which were more aligned stylistically with men’s sweatpants. “Designers, stylists and trendsetters figured out a way to make ‘comfortable’ look chic and appealing” with the modern jogger,” notes NYC-based Fashion Stylist Donnell Baldwin, a former Style Editor/Director for MR PORTER and the former Men’s Styling Manager for Ralph Lauren.

From sporty, slim-fitting options to more elevated tailored styles, we’ve rounded up the top men’s joggers to try for 2023.

How to choose the best joggers for men

According to Boyd, a great pair of joggers combines comfort, quality and versatility. “Today's trends lean towards a slim, tailored fit, steering clear of overly baggy designs. This presents a sleek, modern look that's still relaxed enough for everyday wear,” he notes. When selecting the perfect pair for you, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Material and features

“Key comfort features to look for are soft, breathable materials—like cotton or blends with some stretch—an adjustable waistband and well-placed pockets for practicality,” says Boyd. A drawstring to adjust the fit is a nice touch too. You’ll also want to consider the main use of the joggers. Are you solely wearing them to the gym? In that case, you’ll want something as lightweight and moisture-wicking as your favorite workout shirt. Or maybe some well-tailored joggers you can pass off as work pants? Then go for something a bit tailored in a non-performance fabric.

Fit

Joggers are not a one-size-fits-all clothing item. “It's crucial to try different brands and styles to find the perfect fit for your body type and personal style,” says Boyd. Baldwin agrees. “The best thing to do is try on many different options to see if you like joggers with elastic gathering at the ankles, drawstring pull ties to make them as tight as you want or a super wide leg like a great pair of cozy yoga pants.”

Color

From bold and bright to all-neutral-everything, there are so many color options when it comes to today’s joggers. If you already have a strong style sensibility and feel pretty comfortable expressing yourself through fashion, Baldwin recommends trying all the colors. “Go as bright as you can!” If you’re on the more conservative side though, he suggests playing it safe with colors like khaki, gray (mainly charcoal), black, cream, olive and navy. “These are colors that are pretty standard and could easily pair well with anything in your closet—from super casual to more styled, punchy, eye-grabbing looks.”

Style

“Joggers have evolved quite a bit from the ones you might have worn in gym class in high school,” says Baldwin. “Most brands carry some version of them ranging from casual to chic.” Baldwin personally really enjoys the newer-style joggers that are made to look like proper trousers, giving you the ability to look very styled, polished and well put together!

Our top picks for the best joggers for men

Best joggers for tall men: Public Rec All Day Everyday Jogger

The nearly 2,000 rave reviews speak for themselves. If you’re over 6 feet and want a pair of premium joggers that aren’t highwaters, these Public Rec All Day Everyday Joggers are a smart investment—and they come in nine cool colors. Instead of simply selecting your waist size, you choose your correct inseam length too, which ranges from 28-36, ensuring a perfect fit for even the longest legs. About time.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: 28-44
  • Fit: Relaxed, athletic fit
  • Material: 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex
  • Style details: Elastic waistband with internal drawstring, Front and back zipper pockets, cuffed hems

What we like:

  • Option to customize length based on inseam
  • Comes in nine colors
  • Can easily be dressed up or down
  • High quality and comfortable

What we don’t like:

  • Some reviewers complain the pockets are too deep/long
Best joggers for tall men
All Day Every Day Jogger

All Day Every Day Jogger

Best men's joggers for work: DUER No Sweat Jogger

DUER’s popular No Sweat Joggers prove you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style when it comes to work pants. In fact, you can show up to the office in these streamlined joggers that look just as good, if not better, than your co-worker’s designer chinos.

Crafted for comfort in a stretchy fabric, these polished pants feature thoughtful design details, like a zippered thigh pocket for storage, a signature hidden gusset, drawstring waistband and a zip fly, to elevate any look. The fabric is also moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial so you stay fresh.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: 28-38
  • Fit: Mid-rise with a slim fit through the hip
  • Material: 62% Cotton, 34% TENCEL Lyocell, 3% LYCRA T400 Polyester, 1% LYCRA Spandex
  • Style details:

What we like:

  • Versatile style
  • Comfortable but polished
  • Moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial
  • Available in a 29” and 31” length

What we don’t like:

  • Expensive
Best men's joggers for work
DUER No Sweat Jogger

DUER No Sweat Jogger

Best joggers for short men: Bonobos Homestretch Jogger

Short in length, but certainly not in style. The Bonobos Homestretch Jogger is available in three different lengths, with a short inseam (28-30”) option for guys 5’9” and under.

Made to move in with a soft, stretchy and slightly thicker ponte knit fabric, these refined joggers look super sharp but are the dream to wear, no matter what you’re doing. They provide the all-day comfort of sweatpants with a polished appearance. Just pull them on and go anywhere. We promise it’ll look like you tried even if you didn’t.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-XXL
  • Fit: Relaxed with a tapered leg
  • Material: 69% Rayon, 27% Nylon, 4% Spandex
  • Style details: Elasticized waistband with a drawcord, faux fly, cuff at ankles and button on back pockets

What we like:

  • Inseam options for short (and tall) guys
  • Refined style
  • Comfortable
  • Warm

What we don’t like:

  • Some reviewers complained about shrinkage after first wash so you may want to size up in inseam
Best joggers for short men
The Homestretch Jogger

The Homestretch Jogger

Best men's joggers for cold weather: Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Joggers

Racking up over 2,500 positive reviews with an average 4.7-star rating, these top-rated Nike fleece joggers are made to brave the cold and keep you looking cool at the same time. Wear them to run (or just run to the store), Netflix and chill or honestly whatever. In a super soft fleece fabric and with a stretchy elastic waistband, these joggers win major points for comfort, quality and warmth, according to reviewers.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-4XL Tall
  • Fit: Standard
  • Material: 80-82% cotton/18-20% polyester
  • Style details: Ribbed cuffs and elastic waistband with an adjustable drawcord, side pockets and back pocket

What we like:

  • Lots of color options
  • Soft
  • Warm
  • Comfortable
  • Excellent quality and value

What we don’t like:

  • Some color options sold out in most popular sizes
Best men's joggers for cold weather
Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Joggers

Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Joggers

Best athletic joggers for men: Under Armour UA Unstoppable Joggers

Pants that’ll make you want to wake up at 5AM for that CrossFit class. These Unstoppable Joggers from leading athletic apparel brand Under Armour are a good look whether you’re working out or going out. They’re incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear with a clever water-repellant finish so you stay dry even when you’re sweating bullets. They’re also super breathable with a 4-way stretch material for making moves. Available in 16 different colors, you’ll want ‘em all.

Specifications:

  • Size Range:
  • Fit: Streamlined
  • Material: 87% Polyester/13% Elastan
  • Style details: Tapered leg, exposed elastic cuffs, phone pocket and side pockets

What we like:

  • Regular and tall sizes
  • Sweat and moisture-wicking
  • Water-repellant
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • 16 colors
  • Secure phone pocket

What we don’t like:

  • Some reviewers complain about fit being too tight, so you may want to size up

Best Nike joggers for men: Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece Joggers

Comfort. Quality. Fit. These best selling Nike joggers perform where it matters most and do so in serious style. Perfect for the off-duty athlete or the gym newbie, they can be paired with your fave running shoes and a hoodie or high tops and a polo t-shirt. They’re roomy through the thigh with a tapered design to give you that effortlessly put-together look without putting in the work. Stash your wallet and other small essentials in the well-placed zippered pocket on the right leg. For a more tailored fit, size down.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-4XL
  • Fit: Slim through hip, relaxed through thigh/knee with a tapered leg
  • Material: 66% cotton, 34% polyester
  • Style details: Tall ribbed cuffs, elastic waistband with drawcord, side pockets and a zippered pocket

What we like:

  • Comfortable
  • High quality
  • Tailored fit
  • Six colors to choose from
  • Spacious zippered pocket
  • Stylish

What we don’t like:

  • Sizes sell out fast

Best cargo joggers for men: Nautica Classic Fit Cargo Pant

Joggers mimicking cargo pants are trending now, according to Baldwin. If you're into having more pockets for storage and style, he loves these pull-on cotton knit pants from Nautica, which feature an easy elastic waist with a drawstring to achieve the perfect fit. Style them with sneakers and a crisp white t-shirt for everyday. In four classic colors that’ll pair nicely with most anything in your closet, you’ll find yourself rocking these on repeat.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-3XL
  • Fit: Classic
  • Material: 55% cotton, 45% polyester
  • Style details: Cargo snap-closure pockets, back welt pocket, side slant pockets, elastic-drawstring waist.

What we like:

  • Affordable
  • Four classic colors
  • On-trend style
  • Comfortable

What we don’t like:

  • Length may be too short for taller guys
Best cargo joggers for men
Classic Fit Cargo Pant

Classic Fit Cargo Pant

Best budget joggers for men: Gap Slim Canvas Joggers

With all the style of a great pair of jeans and the all-day comfort of sweatpants, these budget-friendly joggers from Gap are a 10/10. They’re made from a smooth twill weave with an elastic waistband and a drawstring cord, plus feature GapFlex technology for extra flexibility as you go about your day. In nine solid colors and a cool camo print, there’s plenty of options to choose from and they all go with (mostly) everything.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-XXL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Material: 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex
  • Style details: Elasticized waistband with drawcord, faux fly, front slant pockets, rear button-welt pockets, elasticized cuffs

What we like:

  • Great price
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Lots of color options

What we don’t like:

  • Tall reviewers complain these are too short
Best budget joggers for men
Slim Canvas Joggers with Gapflex

Slim Canvas Joggers with Gapflex

Best tailored joggers for men: Todd Snyder x Champion Midweight Slim Joggers

Two iconic brands, one iconic pant. Worth the hype, the Todd Snyder x Champion Midweight Joggers are the ultra-cool and comfy tailored sweats you’ll constantly reach for, whether you’re staying in or going out. They’re made from soft, 100% cotton French terry and finished with elasticated cuffs. Front and back pockets provide plenty of storage for all the essentials, while a tubular tape drawstring allows you to let loose or tighten them up, depending on your mood (or meal).

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-XXL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Material:100% cotton French terry
  • Style details: Ribbed waist, leg cuffs, two front slash pockets, back patch pockets, hand-tied cotton tubular tape drawstring

What we like:

  • Available in five basic colors
  • Tailored to suit today’s trends
  • Extra comfortable
  • Slim fit
  • Plenty of pockets
  • Cool factor

What we don’t like:

  • Runs small
  • Expensive
Best tailored joggers for men
MIDWEIGHT SLIM JOGGER SWEATPANT IN ORIGINAL NAVY

MIDWEIGHT SLIM JOGGER SWEATPANT IN ORIGINAL NAVY

Best gym joggers for men: Lululemon License to Train Jogger

These are the luxe, lightweight, versatile gym joggers to take your workouts to the next level. Featuring a comfortable, four-way stretch and abrasion-resistant, water-repellant fabric, Lululemon’s License to Train has your back (and legs) whether you’re doing deadlifts or hitting the pavement. They’re also stylish enough to wear beyond the gym—just don’t be surprised if you live in them. Shopping tip: If you’re stocking up on workout gear, check out Lululemon’s Always in Motion Boxer and Fast and Free Half Tight, which made our lists of the best men’s underwear and best men’s running shorts, respectively.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-XXXL
  • Fit: Classic-tapered fit
  • Material: 91% Recycled polyester, 9% Elastane
  • Style details: Waistband drawcord, zippered hand pockets with hidden phone and coin sleeves, zippered pocket at back waistband

What we like:

  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Water-repellant
  • Luxe, lightweight breathable fabric
  • High quality

What we don’t like:

  • Many reviewers complain about the pocket stitching on the outside
  • Pricy
Best gym joggers for men
Lululemon License to Train Jogger

Lululemon License to Train Jogger

Best slim-fit joggers for men: Rhone Spar Jogger

These premium joggers from Rhone outperform the competition with an elite softness, stretch and slim fit that’s best in class. Designed for off days, you can’t beat the durability and versatility of the Spar, which can be dressed up or down and you’ll still look sharp. Available in black, gray and navy, you’ll want a pair in every color.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: S-XXL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Material: 61% Polyester, 26% Nylon, 13% Spandex
  • Style details: Interior leg gusset, two side pockets and a zippered back pocket, drawstring waist

What we like:

  • Versatile
  • Premium quality
  • On-trend fit
  • Comfortable

What we don’t like:

  • Expensive
Best slim-fit joggers for men
Rhone Spar Jogger

Best Adidas joggers for men: Adidas Adicolor Classics 3-Stripes Pants

The OG of joggers. Adidas has been churning out high-quality athletic apparel for 70+ years, and these slim fit fleece joggers are an updated take on the brand’s classic 3-stripes track pants. They’re made to play in and are undeniably cozy for just chilling, too. Side zip pockets ensure all your belongings stay safe and secure, while an elastic waist with a drawcord gives you the perfect fit every time.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-4XL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Material: 70% cotton, 30% recycled polyester fleece
  • Style details: Elastic waist with drawcord, side zip pockets, ribbed cuffs

What we like:

  • Quality
  • Classic style
  • Slim fit
  • Side zip pockets
  • Comfortable
  • Versatile

What we don’t like:

  • Some reviewers complain the lining sheds the first few washes
Best Adidas joggers for men
Adidas Adicolor Classics 3-Stripes Pants

Adidas Adicolor Classics 3-Stripes Pants

Best chino joggers for men: Levi’s XX Chino Men’s Jogger

Because sporting your favorite sweatpants on date night won’t fly, these chino joggers are the perfect compromise. They have everything you love about the more formal chino-style pants, from the comfort and clean lines to the practical pockets, but with a cool streetwear look, modern slim fit, tapered leg and cuffed jogger bottoms. Your partner will definitely approve.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-XXL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Material: 98% cotton, 2% elastane
  • Style details: Tapered leg, zip fly, cuffed bottoms

What we like:

  • Dressier jogger
  • Comfortable
  • Quality
  • Stylish
  • Well-priced
  • Six color options

What we don’t like:

  • Not great for lounging around the house
Best chino joggers for men
Levi’s XX Chino Men’s Jogger

Levi’s XX Chino Men’s Jogger

Best designer joggers for men: Ralph Lauren Purple Label Wool-Cashmere Jogger Pant

When it comes to luxury and timeless style, no one does it better than designer Ralph Lauren. These wool-cashmere joggers from the brand’s premium Purple Label are like wearing your favorite blanket—they’re so soft. Style them with the matching RL hoodie for a refined Fall ensemble that’s as comfortable as it is effortless. Formal enough to wear to a work meeting and cozy enough to lounge around at home, these joggers will be your new go-tos. And yes, they’re worth the splurge.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-XXL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Material: Wool-cashmere
  • Style details: Two front angled pockets, rib-knit cuffs, drawstring waistband, sewn fly

What we like:

  • Premium quality
  • Comfortable
  • Comes in four classic colors
  • Versatile
  • Very soft

What we don’t like:

  • Expensive
  • Must be hand washed
Best designer joggers for men
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Wool-Cashmere Jogger Pant

Ralph Lauren Purple Label Wool-Cashmere Jogger Pant

Best lightweight joggers for men: Vitality Prime Jogger

If you’re looking for a lightweight jogger that can take you from the basketball court to the food court, the Prime Jogger has got you. These pull-on pants are fully lined with an elastic waistband for maximum comfort and a drawcord for a custom fit. They’re super breathable, lightweight and airy too, with sweat-wicking and fast-drying properties so you always stay cool no matter where you’re going (or not going). Constructed of sustainably-sourced, 90% recycled materials, you’ll also just feel better wearing Vitality’s ethically-made joggers.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-4XL
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • Material: 90% Recycled Polyester, 10% Spandex
  • Style details: Elastic waist with drawcord, zippered side pockets, elastic cuffs & zippers at leg opening with reflector tape details along zipper at bottom

What we like:

  • Lightweight, airy, and breathable
  • Sweat-wicking and fast-drying
  • Side zipper pockets
  • Made from 90% recycled materials
  • Versatile

What we don’t like:

  • Not as slim fit as some men may prefer
Best lightweight joggers for men
Vitality Prime Jogger

Vitality Prime Jogger

Best sweatpants joggers for men: Lululemon City Sweat Jogger

The best of both worlds. These soft French terry sweatpant joggers are great for working out or barely working, whatever you’re in the mood for. They have a classic tapered fit that’s right on trend and are quick-drying, sweat-wicking and naturally breathable for those days you decide to hit the gym. Hand pockets with a hidden cell phone sleeve make carrying all your essentials a breeze. As one reviewer put it, “they’re so comfortable you’ll never want to take them off.” We agree.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-5XL
  • Fit: Classic tapered
  • Material: Stretch French terry
  • Style details: Waistband with drawcord, pockets with hidden phone sleeve, back pocket
  • Price range: $79-$99

What we like:

  • Comfortable
  • Versatile
  • On-trend style
  • Hidden phone sleeve
  • Breathable
  • Quick-drying and sweat-wicking

What we don’t like:

  • Some sizes in most popular colors sold out
Best sweatpants joggers for men
City Sweat Joggers

Most comfortable joggers for men: Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger

The California-based athleisure brand Vuori is basically synonymous with comfort. Wearing the bestselling Sunday Performance Joggers, which have over 8,000 rave reviews and an average 4.82 star rating, is legit like walking on cloud nine—they’re that comfortable. These joggers are ultra lightweight, moisture-wicking, soft to the touch and soft on skin, and with the perfect amount of stretch. They also have a shorter 28” inseam so your ankles aren’t weighed down.

Specifications:

  • Size Range: XS-XXL
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • Material: 88% Recycled Polyester, 12% Elastane
  • Style details: Tapered leg and cuff, elastic waistband with drawcord, zip pocket, side pockets

What we like:

  • Incredibly comfortable/soft
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Eight color options

What we don’t like:

  • Inseam may be too short for taller men
Most comfortable joggers for men
Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger

How we chose the best joggers for men

In addition to doing our own research and poring over plenty of reviews, we spoke to two men’s style experts to discover what makes a great men’s jogger and the current brands crushing it when it comes to quality, comfort, materials, trends, and clever style details (like well-placed pockets).

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What are the best ways to wear joggers for men?

For Baldwin, monochromatic is the way to go for styling joggers. “Monochromatic dressing has an interesting way of making you appear more sleek and sophisticated in general but especially when you're wearing joggers,” he says. He personally likes to mix textures. “So if my goal is to feel comfy but still look styled, I opt for khaki-colored joggers that I can pair with a khaki cable knit sweater (or a classic polo), as well as a khaki/tan overcoat and crisp white sneakers to anchor the entire look.”

For Boyd, it’s more about personal preference. “You'll find joggers paired with everything from hoodies and sneakers for a sporty look to a blazer and loafers for a dressier approach.”

Which brand of joggers are best for men?

There are so many brands making great men’s joggers now, it’s tough to narrow it down. However, “Nike and Adidas have been consistently delivering quality joggers that cater to both sporty and casual aesthetics,” notes Boyd. “For a more elevated look, Bonobos and Lululemon offer joggers with excellent fits and premium materials that transition well from a day at home to an outing in town.”

Baldwin is keen on multiple brands, finding success with Ralph Lauren, Nautica, Express, Lululemon, Todd Snyder, Gap, Club Monaco, and LFant (a personal fave of his).

What is the difference between sweatpants and joggers?

“Joggers are more fitted and taper towards the ankle, while sweatpants are looser and baggy,” explains Boyd. The best joggers for men can be paired with a simple white tee and slides for a casual cool look or styled with a collared shirt and some fresh Nikes for a night out.

Is 40 too old for joggers?

Absolutely not. Joggers are on-trend for every age, it’s just a matter of choosing a brand that caters to your personal style and comfort level.

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