Sweatpants are the epitome of casual, but you don’t have to just wear them chillin’ at home. The best are comfy enough for a day inside but ready to step out if need be. They come in all kinds of materials from all-cotton fleece-back jersey, to super comfy tri-blend concoctions or high-end cashmere and velour versions. Whether you’re headed out with slim pair and rare sneakers or are staying in, laissez-faire style, loose and lounge-y with your favorite slippers, these are some of our favorite, most stylish sweatpants.
Entireworld Loopback Sweatpants
Best Overall Sweatpants
A healthy blend of Japanese organic cotton and recycled polyester makes this one of the most responsible sweatpants out there, even if you're feeling irresponsibly lazy at home. The loopback fabric is warm and suspiciously soft against the skin. And they come in a handful of non-boring colors if the standard grey ain't for you.
Champion Closed Bottom Light Weight Jersey Sweatpant
Best Affordable Sweatpants
When you think of sweats, Champion is front and center. The brand's been in the business of sweats for over a century and it won't do you wrong. The Closed Bottom Light Weight Jersey Sweatpant is a workhorse and is as soft as they come. It doesn't come with a rear pocket, which might bum some people out. But remember — these are for chilling.
Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Sweatpants
Best Upgrade Sweatpants
Reigning Champ produces some of the best knits out of its Canadian factory and it's got legions of fans to show for it. Its sweatpants give an old-school vibe with drawstrings at the waist and hem, a beefy all-cotton fabric and flush flatlock stitching that won’t irritate against the skin.
These tapered sweatpants are made with a cotton-poly loopback fabric and come in five versatile colors. Based on vintage styles, these sweatpants have a thick elastic waistband with a drawstring, elastic cuffs, side pockets and a back patch pocket. What's more the style comes in sizes XS to 3XL.
J.Crew Marled Brushed Fleece Pant
You can’t go wrong with J.Crew’s basics. These online-exclusive sweatpants feature a brushed fleece that’s super soft against the skin, pockets, drawstring waist and elastic hem all in a perfectly-fitting relaxed cut.
Everybody.World 100% Scour Sweatpants
Completely raw and recycled, these all-natural sweats are produced in Los Angeles using a fabric made with cotton manufacturing waste. The weighty 14-ounce fabric is left undyed and unbleached for a unique texture.
Flint and Tinder French Terry Sweatpants
Made from American ringspun cotton, these sweatpants come in a midweight loopback fabric. They feature an elastic waistband (with a drawstring), subtle cuffs, side pockets and a back patch pocket.
American Giant Classic Sweatpant
While most brands cut costs by introducing blended materials, American Giant produces its sweats in North Carolina using 100 percent cotton fleece. At just about nine ounces, the fabric is a great all-around weight and comes in a range of colors. The rear wallet pocket lets you know these are ready for going out, but you’ll be just as happy hanging at home wearing these, too.
Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton-Blend-Fleece Pant
If you like to control your own destiny, Polo Ralph Lauren’s sweatpant includes drawstring adjustments at both the waist and the ankles. The cotton-polyester blend is among the softest at this price point and it has just enough heft to feel the upgrade from other options on the market.
Standard Issue Standard Sweatpants
These might be called the Standard Sweatpants, but the burly all-cotton loopback fabric is more than twice as heavy as your average sweatpant. Made in the USA, these might be the last sweats you’ll need for the foreseeable future.
Todd Snyder x Champion Jogger Sweatpant
Todd Snyder’s ongoing collaboration with Champion has produced modern-day classics, not the least of which is its luxurious sweatpant. Crafted in Canada using a hefty French terry fabric, the cut is tailored as perfectly as its famed suits.
Darryl Brown DB Gym Pants
Made in the USA, these pants feature cozy a 12-ounce, 100-percent cotton fleece fabric. They feature a thick waistband and unique fail safe pockets — two in the front and two in the back.
Lady White Co. Sport Trousers
Don’t let the ‘trouser’ moniker fool you. These vintage-inspired sweatpants from California-based knitwear brand Lady White Co. are made to take on the gym, even if that gym is a home setup.