Apparel & Accessories

These Joggers are for Runners

Joggers are the ultimate pants for runners, whether worn during warmups or thrown on after that Sunday long run. Here are our favorites.

The popularity of the tapered-ankle jogger has come and gone over the decades, but runners have always understood the appeal of comfy pants that won’t trip us up. Whether you’re lounging post-run or aching to bust out some strides whenever the moment strikes, these two options are worth a look.

Athleta Bliss Jogger

Athleta joggers
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It’s right there in the name: These pants are ridiculously, blissfully silky soft thanks to a fabric called Tencel. Made from eucalyptus trees, Tencel is super breathable and less prone to wrinkling than cotton. The fabric is also quite thin, which means three things: they’re ideal for warmer, breezier days; they pack up tiny, making them perfect travel companions; and you’ll feel naked wearing them. Both of these pants feature wide waistbands for a sleek silhouette up top, while drawstrings prevent any sagging. Quick Tip: Size down for a slimmer look; these pants run large.

Lululemon Warmdown Jogger

Lululemon joggers
PHOTO: Courtesy of Lululemon

These are your about-town joggers. The cotton-terry fabric is much thicker than that on the Athleta pants, so if next-to-naked isn’t the feel you want out in public, these are your pick. Two deep, solid front pockets can handle a smartphone—and a media pocket hidden inside the right pocket lets you keep small items like change, keys, or lip balm at the ready. Quick Tip: While joggers are always a little roomy, these are extra-generously cut in the hips, so if you’ve got curves, they deserve your attention.