The 18 Best Sweatpants to Live in This Fall

Joggers, sweats, loungewear, whatever you want to call it, these are our favorites

October 20, 2021 12:33 pm
Grey sweatpants from Everlane, blue sweatpants from Undefeated and pink sweats from John Elliott, arranged in three rows on a grey background
From tapered to oversized, and grey to pink, we've got the perfect sweats for you.
Everlane, Undefeated, John Elliott

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We don’t really need to convince anyone to wear sweatpants. Even the most formal of dressers (you know who you are, wearing ties on Zoom) are bound to have a pair laying around for Netflix binges and weekend grocery runs. The style just prioritizes all the right things too well to be ignored: there’s a discernible dedication to movement, security and, most importantly, comfort. And who doesn’t want to be comfy?

While there’s a pleasure in knowing that new mustard stain is just a colorful addition to the canvas that is your trusty old sweats, maybe it’s time to consider upping your jogger game and grabbing a new pair (or a few new pairs) for the upcoming onslaught of rough weather and fall TV series. We understand if the sweatpants search can feel daunting, though — after all, there are so, so many styles to choose from.

We’ve got you covered with some great recommendations that should fit your sweatpant needs across the board. Need a pair for that pickup game next week? Look no further. Sweatpants that could pass in the office? We got them. The perfect pair to match with your cozy trench and graphic hoodie? Come on in. However you choose to wear them, we’ve got 18 picks for the best sweatpants to live in this fall and beyond.

a pair of black sweatpants

Vuori Balboa Pant

Vuori embodies the “take a chill pill” ethos to a T, on display with their Balboa sweatpants. Soft-knit, roomy and oh so comfy, the Balboa Pant puts standard loungers to shame.

a model in a grey-blue sweatsuit
J. Crew

J.Crew Nordic Camp Fleece Pant

Do you run cold? If so, these fleece camp pants by J.Crew should be your new favorite. With soft, brushed fleece, you’ll feel like you’re fireside, even on the chilliest of mornings.

a pair of plum colored sweatpants
Noah NY

Noah Classic Sweatpants

Noah NY doesn’t just make hype garments — they also make a damn good sweatpant. These oversized classic sweatpants are cuffed and ready to be your daily driver. Skateboard not included.

a model in some white-cream sweatpants
The Elder Statesman

The Elder Statesman Heavy Cashmere Track Pants

Look, we understand that expensive cashmere track pants might not be for everyone. But if you’re looking to indulge, these will do nicely.

a pair of green sweatpants

Gap Gen Good Fleece Pants

You can always trust (the) Gap to have your basics bases covered, and the Gen Good Fleece Pant continues the trend. Designed eco-friendly and easy on the eyes, these are a solid choice for your go-to sweats.

a model in some nike sweatpants

Nike Yoga Dri-FIT Pants

Nike’s Dri-FIT yoga pants may not actually help you manage to downward dog, but they look like they might. Front paneled and cropped short, these bottoms have no shortage of mobility (or comfort) to help you struggle through your flows (or struggle to the kitchen).

a pair of greenish tan sweatpants

Fear of God Essentials Cotton-Blend Sweatpants

Maybe you’ve heard of Jerry Lorenzo’s Essentials line, an offshoot of red-hot Fear of God. If not, consider this your wake-up call: premium basics at a (relatively) affordable price.

a model in some grey sweats

Lululemon City Sweat Jogger

When you choose Lululemon, you know you’re getting quality. The Sweat Jogger offers all the trappings of a premium pair of sweats: French terry fabric, a tapered fit and a streamlined design.

a pair of pink sweatpants
John Elliot

John Elliott Escobar Sweatpants

The Escobar Sweatpants affectionately take their name from the South American soccer warm-ups of the ’80s, and the reference is certainly appropriate: 100% pure cotton, a drop-crotch cut and pink-drenched drippiness up the wazoo all make these sweats worth the price tag.

a pair of folded navy sweatpants
Marine Layer

Marine Layer Saturday Jogger

Sometimes, the best jogger is a simple one. Marine Layer’s Saturday Jogger gets the job done without any unnecessary bells and whistles or obnoxiously loud designs.

a pair of bilge-gold sweatpants
Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder x Champion Military Tape Jogger

Todd Synder x Champion has long been at the forefront of the iconography-ladden sweats game, and these joggers perfectly explain why. Emblazoned with a sleek winged shoe insignia, these bronze beauties are the perfect fun bottoms for an easy-breeze brunch fit.

a pair of folded green sweatpants
Taylor Stitch

Taylor Stitch Après Pant

Need a sweatpant that doesn’t really look like a sweatpant? Taylor Stitch wants to keep you cozy and leisured, without the potentially sloppy sweats vibe. Waffled and with an internal drawstring, these joints are as comfy as your favorite raggedy sweats, and look a hell of a lot better.

a pair of bright blue sweatpants

Undefeated Gradient Icon Sweatpant

These Undefeated sweatpants are living proof that the streetwear brand hasn’t lost yet. 100% cotton brushback fleece, and stamped with the classic five-strikes icon, these sweatpants are winners in our book.

a pair of cream sweatpants
Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie & Fitch Relaxed Essential Sweatpants

Abercrombie’s relaxed sweatpants are, in a word, comfy. In two words? Oversized comfy.

a pair of handsome grey sweats
Reigning Champ

Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Cuffed Sweatpants

Reigning Champ knows a thing or two about sweats. The Canadian-born brand has been making best-in-class options for some time now, and is firmly of the mindset that “performance pants make the best leisurewear.” We’re inclined to agree.

a model in a blue sweatsuit
Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices Pickup Sweatpant

Outdoor Voices has created a sweat that you can chill out or ball up in, and we’re here for it. The Pickup Sweatpants can handle all the dribbling, shooting and running that you might do on the court, or the lounging you’re surely doing off it.

a pair of grey sweatpants

Sunspel French Terry Jogger Sweatpants

Sunspel doesn’t just make some of the coziest shirts around, they dabble in joggers, too. Prepare to feel like your legs are being hugged by marshmallows. Or maybe polar bears? Something like that.

a pair of basic grey sweats

Everlane French Terry Sweatpant

There’s a reason that French terry is one of the gold standard materials for sweats, and Everlane isn’t afraid to remind us. Part of the Uniform collection, these sweatpants are the perfect causal bottom for everything and anything.

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