Style | Updated October 19, 2022 10:32 am

The Best Pants for Lounging, Working From Home and More

Officially the most important articles of clothing we own

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The Best Lounge Pants make all the difference.
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If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that the best lounge pants are a multi-faceted bitch.

For decades you probably lazed around in an old pair of flannel pajama pants or some basic Fruit of the Loom grey sweats. But now we have joggers with sweat-wicking properties you can run miles or do yoga in, sweats built for traveling with loads of secure pockets and lounge pants so stylish you’d actually want to be seen at the grocery store in.

And there’s a definitive impetus for wearing sweats 24/7 in 2022; for some, it’s a not-so-new WHF lifestyle, while for others, it’s just taking advantage of the fact that it’s more or less totally appropriate to live out your days in cotton comfort. Plus, with chillier days incoming, it becomes even less of a faux pas to adorn your legs in cozy comfort.

Either way, one good pair of lounge pants (or a full wardrobe of them) is all but essential in this day and age. With the comfort factor only increasing as softer and more sustainable fabrics are utilized more and more, it really does just make sense to have some lounge pants on deck. And as the weather begins to shift, it’s critical to have the coziest pair of pants at your disposal.

So below we rounded up 18 of the best lounge pants. From classic bulky sweats to more refined pairs to technical joggers and more, everything you’re looking for in a pair of comfy trousers is here.

The Best Lounge Pants for Men in 2022:

lululemon ABC Jogger Warpstreme
Lululemon

lululemon ABC Jogger Warpstreme

These sleek joggers from lululemon are quick-drying, wrinkle-resistant, breathable and feature a comfortable four-way stretch. Not to mention, they’re insanely good-looking — a real versatile jogger and a real no-brainer decision.

Outdoor Voices Sunday Sweatpants
Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices Sunday Sweatpants

Outdoor Voices’ Sunday Sweatpants are a must-have workout and loungewear piece (seriously, we could spend the next six months swaddled in these things). These OV sweats are crafted with the brand’s highly-acclaimed, wildly soft fabric and feature a relaxed tapered fit.

Everlane The Easy Pant
Everlane

Everlane The Easy Pant

Smart like dress pants with all the comfy charm of sweats, this elastic pant is the perfect lounge pant for those who want to feel like they’re wearing real trousers.

Rhone Guru Lounge Pant
Rhone

Rhone Guru Lounge Pant

Master the art of a relaxed WFH space with Rhone’s Guru Pant. This super comfortable, super basic-looking pant features four-way stretch, two side pockets and a “power mesh” media pocket.

Todd Snyder x Champion Midweight Slim Jogger Sweatpant
Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder x Champion Midweight Slim Jogger Sweatpant

So you want a sweatpant that’s not like other sweatpants. Lucky for you Todd Snyder and Champion have created a handsome, tailored 100% cotton French terry sweatpant, in this intriguing eggshell shade.

Naadam Cashmere Oversized Joggers
Naadam

Naadam Cashmere Oversized Joggers

Lounge pants? Very comfy. Cashmere lounge pants? That’s a whole new level of laying around.

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger
Vuori

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger

A good-looking athleisure jogger primed for running, traveling or just straight up chillin’, thanks to its soft stretch, moisture-wicking properties and shorter inseam to keep your ankles unweighted from any bulk.

Hanes Sport Ultimate Cotton Men’s Fleece Sweatpants With Pockets
Hanes

Hanes Sport Ultimate Cotton Men’s Fleece Sweatpants With Pockets

If you’re looking for a lounge pant with no bells and whistles but that will get the lounging done sufficiently, these classic fleece sweatpants from Hanes are only fifteen bucks and are soft as hell.

A model in a pair of GAP Easy Pants
Gap Relaxed Easy Pant
GAP

GAP Relaxed Easy Pant with E-Waist

The cotton-blend Relaxed Easy Pant from GAP has the added bonus of looking like a proper pair of chinos, which means you don’t have to feel bad wearing these…well, every day.

Marine Layer Corbert Quilted Joggers
Marine Layer

Marine Layer Corbert Quilted Joggers

These aren’t your normal, run of the mill sweats. No, these are quilted, which makes the…better. In also seriousness, the double-filled layering of the Corbert Jogger means maximum warmth and comfort when you need it most.

Taylor Stitch The Apres Pant
Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch The Après Pant

Taylor Stitch has managed to combine the comfort of a good old-fashioned pair of sweats with the rugged style we’ve come to love and ecpect from the brand. Made with organic cotton, The Après Pant dons a lightly washed seersucker texture that gives it its durability and good looks.

L.L.Bean Athletic Sweatpants
L.L. Bean

L.L.Bean Athletic Sweatpants

Updating their already soft and substantial sweatpants, L.L.Bean’s newer athletic version now features a better fit that sits at the natural waist and trim with a traditional straight leg. The fabric is pre-washed to reduce shrinkage, so they’ll always remain the same pants you bought.

RicherPoorer Men’s Recycled Fleece Sweatpants
Richer Poorer

RicherPoorer Men’s Recycled Fleece Sweatpant

These RicherPooer mid-weight fleece sweatpants are designed with a hand-done Cloud Wash technique, meaning every pair is unique — and you get a stylish, light tie-dye look without going too psychedelic.

Lahgo Organic Pima Easy Pant
Lahgo

Lunya Men’s Organic Pima Easy Pant

Lunya’s Pima Easy Pants are long pants you’ll wanna chill, sleep and even hit the grocery store in. Made with the brand’s breathable, super soft pima, these drapey loungers feel light yet incredibly cozy.

a pair of brown Wills trousers on a grey background
Wills Garment Dyed Easy Trouser
Huckberry

Wills Garment Dyed Easy Trouser

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Wills Garment Dyed Easy Trouser, come to solve your “what do I wear” dilemma. These drawstring trousers sport the classic unstructured silhouette we know and (kind of) love, but their construction — drawstring waistband, cotton with a touch of elastic and modern cut — skew sweats.

a pair of tan pants from Corridor on a grey background
Corridor Straight-Leg Trousers
Mr Porter

Corridor Straight-Leg Cotton Drawstring Trousers

Corridor’s craftmanship extends to even the loungiest of pants, with 100% cotton and comfortable draswtring denoting their easy-on trousers. Cut with a modern straight-leg fit, they’re a perfect option for the fashion-forward lounger among us.

a pair of blue pinstriped pants from The Elder Statesman on a grey background
The Elder Statesman Pinstripe Terry Pants
The Elder Statesman

The Elder Statesman Pinstripe Terry Pant

On the off chance you have a couple cool racks sitting around, these woven pull-on pants from luxury label The Elder Statesman are just about the most comfortable lounge pants money can buy, complete with celebrity-approved (namely, Seth Rogan) wavy pinstripe design.

A pair of Grey sweatpants from Outerknown on a light grey background
Outerknown All-Day Sweatpants
Outerknown

Outerknown All-Day Sweatpants

Beyond the exceptional details of Outerknown’s All-Day Sweatpants — ribbed waistband, brushed back fleece and angled front pockets — we’re happy to report that they’re designed from recycled materials in conjunction with their 2030 goal of complete circularity, meaning you can lounge easy knowing that your very comfy sweatpants are also very good for the world.