Men’s joggers have evolved over time. While they were indeed once used predominantly for jogging, today’s joggers have become just as much of a fashion statement as they have a functional one.
And, while they may often be confused with sweatpants, owing to the fact they both tend to rock drawstring waists and cuffed hems, joggers tend to have a more tapered fit in the lower leg and will be better at drawing moisture away from the skin. Make no mistake, though, a good pair of men’s joggers still make for a great piece of everyday clothing, offering comfort and practicality in spades.
We’ve rounded up some of the best men’s joggers currently available and, because you’re realistically going to spend more time walking or lounging around in them, as opposed to doing any actual jogging, we’ve focused on the pairs that are going to provide comfort above all else.
What to look for when buying joggers
- Fit: Jogger construction and design is 90% about the choice. If you’re running or working out, you’ll want to ensure the joggers have been designed with this in mind. Performance joggers which are traditionally more expensive will have been tested in the gym and with exercise in mind.
- Material: Now most joggers are made from a polyester blend, but some brands are experimenting with merino wool too. If you’re working out in Summer, then add some nylon into the mix for more cooling and comfort.
- Weight: This one’s self-explanatory – the heavier the fabric the less conducive they are for workouts and running.
- Brand: The days of only buying Nike or Adidas are gone. There are a lot of really good brands out there now worth exploring. We have them covered below.
Outdoor Voices FrostKnit Jogger
Material: 36% Lycra, 34% Nylon, 30% Polyester
Sizing: XS - XL
Customer Reviews: "Bought for husband and he loves them. They are a great length for him and I'm sure he will get lots of use in the colder weather."
Outdoor Voices, founded in 2013 by Tyler Haney offers men a complete range of activewear crafted from sustainable materials, including responsibly sourced merino and recycled polyester.
Outdoor Voices make a range of pant styles for men, which includes a couple of pairs of joggers both of which, it must be said, are geared towards much colder temperatures. The FrostKnit jogger, for example, is made from the company's own FrostKnit fabric, which combines warmth with breathability and moisture-wicking properties.
This makes them truly versatile, as they'll happily accompany you on a winter jog or hike, while also offering plenty of warmth for a casual stroll around town.
Rhone Reign Midweight Jogger
Material: Nylon, Polyester & Spandex
Sizes: S - XXL
Customer Reviews: "Incredibly comfortable, breathable, perfect for spring/summer."
Rhone's motto is “inspire one another in the pursuit of progress” and they do that well. Their activewear is all about form and function as they pair the world’s finest fabrics with some cutting-edge technology. Their premium activewear is designed and engineered for ultimate comfort.
Rhone, for our money, is one of the best producers of joggers, as they perfectly understand what men expect from the modern iteration. The Reign Midweight Jogger is a prime example, being made from a soft and comfortable fabric blend, complete with pockets all around and gusseted seams providing plenty of movement.
They also benefit from GOLDFUSION anti-odour technology, so you can go longer in between washing, and you even get UPF 50+ protection, meaning you can wear them outside and not have to worry about the damaging effects of UV rays. They're perfect.
Quince Flowknit Ultra-Soft Performance Jogger
Material: 88% Recycled Polyester, 12% Spandex
Sizes: XS - XL
Customer Reviews: "Great fit and super soft material."
Quince is one of the best luxury brands out there, delivering high-quality activewear at a reasonable price. Serving as leaders in the retail world, they've cut out of the middleman, as they're in charge of every element when it comes to their products, from packaging to transportation.
However, they're not only revising the rulebook for retail manufacturers, but Quince also designs some of the most impressive joggers for men. The Flowknit Ultra-Soft Performance Jogger are incredibly affordable, yet don't scrimp on quality one little bit. They use primarily recycled materials in their DNA, and tick off the essential criteria including quick-drying, moisture-wicking, anti-microbial and 4-way stretch.
The best joggers for men? Quite possibly.
Olivers Apparel Bradbury Jogger
Material: 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex. 178GSM
Sizes: S - XL
Customer Reviews: "I’ve tried many joggers and this by far my favorite. Stretchy, comfortable, durable."
Founded by David Wolfe, Olivers Apparel creates modern-day apparel and premium garments, that are re-shaping the 21st Century. Their well-crafted joggers will bring more style to your winter and casual wardrobe. The Bradbury Jogger is designed for everyday wear, being water repellant, soft and super lightweight. They'll also effectively wick moisture away from your skin, leaving you cool, calm and collected.
Vuori Meta Jogger Pants
Sizes: XS - XXL
Customer Reviews: "Fit is excellent and the fabric is amazingly soft and comfortable."
Vuori makes premium performance apparel inspired by the active Coastal California lifestyle; an integration of fitness, surf, sport, and art. Breaking down the boundaries of traditional activewear, Vuori’s performance apparel is built to move in but styled for life.
Vuori has a huge range of men’s joggers that have been specifically designed for running. Although, we reckon you're actually going to wear these anywhere and everywhere, simply because they offer free and easy movement, and breathability, so it'll feel like you're wearing "nothing at all."
Alo Yoga Conquer Revitalize Pant
Material: Sueded performance jersey
Sizes: S - XXL
Customer Reviews: "Finally found the perfect fit and material for yoga pants."
Applauded by Yogi’s everywhere, Alo Yoga is the celeb-approved activewear brand selling fast and it's easy to see why. They're offering every style of jogger pants, from recreational pants to leggings to joggers, perfect for high-intensity workouts.
As with other pairs of joggers on this list, Alo Yoga's Conquer pant has been made with yoga and exercise in mind, but because of the extreme level of comfort and the expanse of space in the gusset, they're just as adept at being an everyday pair.
Lululemon Surge Jogger
Material: 79% Recycled nylon, 21% Xtra life lycra® elastane
Sizes: XS - XXXL
Customer Reviews: "The Perfect Jogger for everything active."
It's no surprise Lululemon made it onto our list, as they have been pioneering activewear and athleisure for years. Founded by Chip Wilson in British Columbia, Vancouver, the company has become a heavyweight in creating innovative athletic gear, that you'll find in gyms, yoga studios and on your morning walk.
Many of Lululemon's joggers for men come with added lycra fibre for stretch and shape retention, which is certainly the case for the Surge Jogger. Designed with running in mind, they're quick drying and have been given a classic tapered fit. Better still, you can also find them in taller and shorter lengths, depending on what God bestowed you with. Lululemon for all!
Editor's Note: I've had a black pair of these for years and they fit better than any other joggers. Well worth exploring.
Tracksmith Session Pants
Material: Veloce Blend: 86% Nylon / 14% Elastane, 110 gsm
Sizes: XS - XL
You may recognise Tracksmith as the brand with an infamous company logo displaying a hare named "Eliot" - a tribute to the legendary Eliot Lounge in Boston.
Tracksmith creates well-crafted and authentic products for both workouts and rest days. By incorporating bold colours and fashionable prints into their activewear, you're sure to make a fashion statement on the track, as much of their apparel is inspired by eighties sports memorabilia.
But these joggers for men – they really have been designed with running in mind – are not just pretty to look at. They're backed up with substance, combining stretch and warmth in perfect harmony, resulting in a pair of joggers unlike any other.
On Running Running Pants
Material: 86% Polyester, 14% Elastane
Sizes: S - XXL
Customer Reviews: "Outstandingly Comfortable And Versatile - The Only Running/walking/ball Sports Etc. Pants You'll Ever Need"
On Running is where high performance meets high aesthetics in men's performance running clothing, whatever the running occasion. Originating in Switzerland, On Running has become a world-class sports brand, specialising in activewear designed for running and hiking.
On Running does have a pair of Active Pants, which would also make great everyday pants, but for our money, these Running Pants take the title. Yes, they are designed for running over lounging around, but their combination of breathability, movement and soft fabrics makes them ideal for a relaxing session on the sofa.
Gymshark Hybrid Woven Joggers
Material: 80% Polyester, 20% Elastane.
Sizes: XS - XXXL
Customer Reviews: "Perfect and super stretchy! Wide in the tighs, normal slim in the lower part."
Created in 2012 by teenager Ben Francis and a group of his high school friends, Gymshark has quickly grown from a screen printing operation starting in a garage into one of the most recognisable brands in fitness.
Renowned for their tapered-fit jogging bottoms that are great for running and high-intensity workouts, Gymshark aims for customers to reach their full potential through their performance-enhancing apparel. Their winter running pants for men includes 3/4 full-length leggings that are quick dry, breathable and lightweight, allowing stay you dry and laser-focused.
Nike Pro Joggers
Sizes: S - XXXXL
Customer Reviews: "I love these pants! They are super comfortable and lightweight."
The American multinational corporation, leading in sports design, development and manufacturing worldwide since 1964. Nike may be one of the most well-known brands on this list, but what may not be well-known is how they're pioneering some ridiculously sleek performance joggers for men, guaranteed to keep you warm on your winter run.
No matter what sports apparel you're after, Nike has it all, even introducing some of the most eccentric colour schemes the running game has ever seen. One of their highest-selling pants is the Nike Pro Fleece Joggers, thanks to its elite level of comfort. It's made from at least 75% recycled polyester fibres, with plenty of pockets to store all your essentials. The breathable fabric will also make you feel light as a feather as you run.
Editor's Note: Nike's TechFleec joggers are also worth checking out. They're great for the colder months and look great in black.
Under Armour Sportstyle Joggers
Sizes: XS - XXXXL
Customer Reviews: "So comfortable! Lighter weight than the normal sweatpants. A+"
As the name suggests, Under Armour produces some of the best base layer apparel. The Men's HeatGear Armour is their original performance base layer, the one you put on first and take off last. It's designed to be extra comfy through its sweat-wicking material that stretches so you can move freely. It also contains super-light HeatGear fabrics, providing you with heaps of coverage without weighing you down.
However, if you're looking for maximum coverage and warmth, why not try the Men's UA Fly Fast HeatGear Tights? They're super flattering and give you that locked-in feel, allowing you to work up a sweat. Perfect for running in the coldest of temperatures.
Puma Train Off Season Poly Men's Training Jogger
Sizes: XS - XXL
From the roots of a sibling rivalry, Puma was born. Founded in 1948, the world’s third-largest sportswear brand was founded by Rudolf Dassler. For Puma, it's paramount they invest in clothing technology geared to make their consumers run faster. Whenever you're rocking their sportswear, you'll be performing at your personal best.
Offering an assortment of men's running tights, PUMA delivers pants providing extra coverage and length for the colder months. Their Cool Adapt winter running pants for men have a 'dryCELL' moisture-wicking fabric keeping you dry and comfortable, while Puma's 'COOLADAPT' technology acts like an air-con for your legs.
Editor's Note: Brands like Puma, Adidas, Nike and Reebok will tend to cater for large guys.
Reebok Identity Fleece Jogger
Material: Speedwick 77% nylon / 12% elastane / 11% polyester double weave
Sizing: XS - 3XL
Customer Reviews: "Great, the fact it keep warm it has plenty of space as well."
Reebok is an English-American footwear and clothing company that has been a subsidiary of German sporting goods company Adidas since 2005. You'll be able to find exceptional winter running pants for men as Rebook designs products for everybody. With activewear reasonably priced, you'll be sure to find high-end running gear on a budget. Tried and tested by top trainers, retooled, and tested again, Rebook's customer feedback is always at the forefront of their designs.
Their United By Fitness Athlete Pants are the gold standard for form and function. From the cut lines and stitching, the pants move with you, no matter your running speed.
New Balance Q Speed Jogger
Material: 86% recycled polyester, 14% spandex
Sizes: XS - XXL
Customer Reviews: "Best athletic pants I’ve owned"
New Balance has been paving the way in activewear since 1906. The brand initially cultivated a reputation providing arch support for firefighters and policemen. However, by the late 70s, they began designing workout clothes.
Their winter running pants for men will have you tackling the field with a new level of confidence. New Balance has a collection of tights with built-in moisture-wicking fabrics helping you to stay cool and dry. Their fitted silhouette hugs your body for a streamlined fit, perfect for staying warm in outdoor environments.
Ryderwear Overdrive Track Pant
Material: 65% Polyester/35% Cotton
Sizes: S - XXXL
Customer Reviews: "Amazing!! Comfortable!! Great Quality!!"
Ryderwear have become a wardrobe essential for serious runners. With pants made from a polyester and cotton blend, they create ultimate comfort. Available in a variety of colours, Ryderwear's winter running pants for men will also flatter and sculpt your physique. Endurance track pants are amongst some customers favourites as they possess a stretch fabric giving you freedom of movement, not to mention they come with heaps of zip pockets, so you can safely secure your essentials.
Echt Vortex Joggers
Material: 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester
Sizes: S - XXL
Customer Reviews: "Great fit, good quality, already bought 3 more."
At Echt their motto is 'engineered for the modern athlete' - which is true, as they are known to produce thoughtful and original designs.
Releasing new styles every week, Echt offers some of the freshest activewear at a relatively low price, without ever comprising on durability or comfort. Their new True series is a must-have while keeping active in the winter. Its fleece-based fabric will keep you warm without overheating you and the ribbed waistband will allow for extra support too.