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The Best Sweatpants for Men on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about other off-duty staples for guys like white t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, and sneakers, here we’ve rounded up the best-reviewed sweatpants for men on Amazon, for ultimate relaxing. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best elastic-bottom sweatpants

Champion Men’s Closed Bottom Light Weight Jersey Sweatpant

“These pants are so comfortable. I wear them when lounging around the house and over my gym clothes. If I could wear them all day I would. I have had these pants for nine months and they are holding up perfectly. I own three pairs and have bought two other pairs for friends and family. The first pair I bought was from a local sports store and they were twice the price! I am happy that I found them on Amazon for a much better price. I HIGHLY recommend.”

Fruit of the Loom Men’s Elastic Bottom Sweatpant

“I got these for my husband, who has been wearing another brand of sweatpants for so long that the baggy knees don’t even go away when washed and dried. I’m talking years. I have had trouble finding plain old sweatpants in the department stores — all were fancy brands with stripes, logos, etc. These Fruit of the Loom pants are perfect: good quality and great price. Glad I got two pairs.”

Russell Athletic Men’s Dri-Power Closed-Bottom Sweatpants with Pockets

“These are the most comfortable sweatpants you can buy. When I look for sweatpants, they’ve got to have the elastic cuff on the legs, because I use them for running. I bought a different brand of sweats a couple months ago and tore the crotch right out of them while doing squats in the gym. I could do without that kind of surprise. The Russells are durable and have reinforced seams. And then there is the comfort factor. One word … FLEECE. Would recommend to anyone who runs and/or works out religiously.”

Best open-bottom sweatpants

Champion Men’s Open Bottom Light Weight Jersey Pants

“I have purchased these several times over the past few years and I absolutely love them. They fit perfectly after I wash them once in hot water and then dry them really hot. I like these better than any other ones out there. I’ve been wearing these for over 10 years. I buy 8 or 10 at a time. Nothing like it. I can’t stand wearing blue jeans.”

Champion Men’s Open Bottom Eco Fleece Sweatpant

“I like Champion’s Eco fleece better than the power fleece or other materials they make sweatpants from, because it’s much softer — some of the others are stiff or bulky and their waistbands tend to be unnecessarily rigid and tight, as well. The waistband of these Eco sweatpants has enough elastic to be secure without uncomfortably binding around my stomach, and the open-bottom legs are nice, letting me pull the sweatpants on over my shorts when the weather cools down at the end of the day, without having to remove my shoes.”

Best jogger sweatpants

ProCube USA Men’s Casual Jogger Sweatpants

“I have been searching for great fitting sweatpants that are comfortable. I have spent more time and money than I care to admit in search of what one would think would be a simple purchase. I’m happy to announce my search is over. These sweatpants provide a great fit. I can bend over to pick up something without worrying about showing my backside to the world. The pockets are nice and roomy. The pants also keep me very comfortable in colder weather. I will be buying all my sweatpants from ProCube USA from now on.”

Southpole Men’s Basic Fleece Marled Jogger Pant

“First off, these are exactly what I was looking for in terms of warm sweatpants with zipper pockets. They look cool and I get compliments on them all the time, which I think is kind of strange considering they’re just sweatpants. But hey, they’re nice!”

Brooklyn Athletics Men’s Twill Jogger Pants

“I’m way invested in this brand — I have every color except the olive, and those are next. They fit amazingly and are so comfortable. My first pair lasted an entire year before I ripped them on a barbed wire fence. These pants have been through everything from falling into a pool to being covered in mud. I’m not only in love with the pants, I have created so many memories in them, and there are so many more to come.”

Best workout sweatpants

Adidas Men’s Soccer Tiro 17 Training Pants

“I totally dig wearing these Adidas Tiro 17 soccer pants and highly recommend them. They are light, airy, wonderfully comfortable, practical, and have a sleek, awesome look. The Tiros are great for the gym, running errands, or just hanging out … not to mention soccer. They could even work as sleep pants or loungewear. While not the best choice for serious hiking, they should work great for light day hikes. Overall these are versatile, trendy ‘technical’ athletic pants to wear on a whole bunch of occasions.”

Under Armour Men’s Vital Warm-Up Pants

“I have owned a pair of these warm-up pants for a few years and they are definitely the most comfortable pants I’ve worn. They keep you warm when it is cooler outside, but also help wick the sweat off when it gets warmer. The elastic band on the waist creates a snug, but not tight, fit. They have zippers on the lower part of the legs so you can loosen them around your shoes. The overall quality is very professional looking, and they could almost pass as slacks. Great overall product — I purchased two more pairs to have.”

Best fleece sweatpants

Jerzees Men’s NuBlend Fleece Relaxed Fit Sweatpants

“This is exactly what I had been looking for, yet had such a hard time finding! These are basic sweatpants: drawstring waist, elastic ankles, and no pockets. I also found these to be really comfortable. They feel like just about any sweatpants on the outside. The inside, however, is extremely soft. My house is really cold and these seem to do the trick of keeping me warm. I’ll probably be ordering another pair soon.”

Amazon Essentials Men’s Fleece Sweatpant

“I don’t think there’s a better sweatpant on the market for $15. They’re simple in terms of style, but well made, comfortable, and the size/fit is as described. They certainly exceeded my expectations for the price!”

Best cargo sweatpants

Pro Club USA Men’s Heavyweight Fleece Cargo Pants

“Fantastic! That might seem like an odd word to use to describe sweatpants, but its the best adjective I can come up with. I had ordered countless pairs of sweatpants from numerous companies trying, in vain, to find the perfect pair. So, when I ordered these, I was prepared for yet another letdown. I figured that the low price was going to mean they were made of weird material or they fit me oddly or they were just crap. However, the moment I opened the box, I knew that these were different. Once I tried them on, I was ecstatic. They are super comfortable, they look great, and they feel like they are very well made.”

Best big-and-tall sweatpants

KingSize Men’s Big & Tall Lightweight Open-Bottom Sweats

“After purchasing three different pairs of thin jersey-style sweatpants from other companies, these are the only ones that fit to size and truly give a ‘big guy’ like me the room in the legs and seat that I need. Moreover, they’re the only pair that has not come apart at the seams, especially in the waistband area. They are comfortable to wear, fit to size (XXXL, for me), and feel great.”

KingSize Men’s Big & Tall Fleece Cargo Pants

“These are really high-quality and fit great. You can tell they are made by people who know big and tall bodies. The best part is that the inseam is perfect. Most stores just increase the length and waist with each size increase. Not these guys. Just cause you’re wider doesn’t mean you are super tall. I love these.”

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The Best Sweatpants for Men on Amazon, According to Reviews