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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abercrombie & Fitch Relaxed Essential Sweatpants
Abercrombie’s relaxed sweatpants are, in a word, comfy. In two words? Oversized comfy.
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.
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.
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.
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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