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The 17 Most Affordable Workout Pants Made For Men

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Whether you work out at the gym or prefer to exercise at home, staying comfortable and looking stylish is a must while getting in your reps or going out for a run. And sometimes, comfortable means wearing pants while you exercise to keep your legs cool in the summer months or warm in the winter months. The beauty of modern workout pants? You don’t have to sacrifice style nor comfort to get the most out of your ‘fit and exercise routine.

If you want to expand your workout wardrobe, check out 17 of the best men’s workout pants on the market at an affordable price.


A little tighter than sweatpants, but not as tight as leggings. Joggers are the perfect in-between for anyone who likes their pants to be a little fitted but not stuck to their skin. This activewear style is also great for wearing as streetwear, bringing an additional benefit to their ever-growing list of features. Check out these 10 options, perfect for all weather conditions and workout types.

Under Armour Men’s Outrun The Storm Pants

Under Armour Men's Outrun The Storm Pants

Made to fight the elements, the Under Armour Men’s Outrun The Storm Pants has UA Storm technology that is wind-resistant and can repel water.

The 100% polyester pants also have stretchy knit calf panels and hidden zip-up pockets for maximum comfort and versatility.

They are a little on the pricier side compared to other pants on this list, but well worth the extra money if you plan on wearing your workout pants outside more often than inside.

Hoka Men’s Joggers

Hoka Men's Joggers

If you’re a runner, we recommend looking into these Hoka Men’s Joggers. Considered some of the most weather-resistant jogger pants, this 85% nylon and 15% spandex activewear was made for those early morning runs or workouts.

The ankle zippers offer easy access for putting on the pants over your shoes or a pair of workout shorts. Plus, the hidden back pocket and two front pockets are great for jogging around town with your phone and wallet securely in place.

Another feature runners will love? The reflective logos on the pants. These make it easier for cars, bikes and other vehicles to spot you when it’s a little dark or foggy outside.

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Nike Dri-FIT Academy Pro Pants

Nike Dri-FIT Academy Pro Pants

Nike is known for crafting some of the best workout clothing, and they hit the mark with these Nike DriFIT Academy Pro Pants.

If you plan on wearing your joggers for intense, sweaty workouts, these might be one of the best options for you.

The Dri-FIT technology allows for maximum moisture-wicking comfort; the ankle zippers make them easy to put on or take off and they are made from 100% recycled polyester for an all-around eco-friendly fit.

Lululemon Surge Jogger

Lululemon Surge Jogger

These joggers from Lululemon made our list for their versatility when it comes to style and exercising. They are made from 79% recycled nylon and 21% Xtra life lycra® elastane (which is an excellent moisture-wicking fabric) and have a streamlined fit to give your glutes and thighs some breathing room.

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Adidas City Base Woven Pant

Adidas City Base Woven Pant

The Adidas City Base Woven Pant is great for rainy days or damp conditions because of its DWR coating, which specializes in repelling water and other liquids (an excellent sweat-wicking material).

They consist of 87% recycled polyester and 13% elastane, plus they have a bit of a looser feel around the ankles if you don’t want joggers with tight elastic bottoms.

Adidas Men’s Tiro 21

Adidas Men's Tiro 21

Looking for pants to wear before your big game as warmups? These high-quality Adidas pants were designed with athletes in mind, thanks to their regular tapered fit to put on and take off quickly over your pair of shorts or other workout clothes.

Before your game kicks off, these pants will help absorb moisture on your body thanks to the Adidas AEROREADY design, plus they are made with Primegreen, which is a series of high-performance recycled materials.

Overall, a great pair to consider if you plan on wearing pants for your warmups before your gym workout or a sporting event.

ZENWILL Men’s Tapered Workout Pants

ZENWILL Men's Tapered Workout Pants

If you are in the market for some tight workout pants that hug your legs and emphasize your features, check out these pants from ZENWILL.

The 60% cotton and 35% polyester pants have an ultra-soft mesh liner that provides a breathable, dry-fit while exercising. There is one zip-up pocket to hold your phone or wallet.

If you like these pants but want a looser fit, the brand recommends getting a size above what you usually wear.

THE GYM PEOPLE Men’s Fleece Joggers

THE GYM PEOPLE Men's Fleece Joggers

These fleece drawstring pants are perfect for wearing during your workout warmup or as loungers when you get up from your work-from-home desk to get the mail or take the dog on a short walk. You can also choose between the version with velvet or without velvet.

These pants differ from the others on this list because of their fleece material and their deeper pockets that offer even more convenient storage.

If you don’t enjoy this sportswear, THE GYM PEOPLE provide a 30-day, full-money-back warranty with no questions asked.

Southpole Men’s Fleece Joggers

Southpole Men's Fleece Joggers

Best suited for lounging around, these joggers are made from a thicker material that makes for a great outer layer on those days when multiple layers are required to step foot outside.

Why they made our list? The price. Coming in around $15 depending on your size, you can’t beat the quality these pants offer with the price point. They even come in more than 30 different colors and big & tall sizes.

Overall, a great, affordable choice if you need a warm layer to throw on over your other athletic pants or shorts.

Gymshark Critical Zip Joggers 

Gymshark Critical Zip Joggers

The diversity of material that these Gymshark Critical Zip Joggers are made from wins these workout pants a spot on the list.

The 60% polyester, 35% cotton and 5% elastane offer a slim and friendly fit to your legs. Plus, the ability to stretch, support and endure intense training sessions make these pants highly coveted workout gear.

They also offer all the other jogger basics: a tapered-to-ankle shape, ribbed cuffs, adjustable drawcord waist and side pockets with zippers.

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Sweatpants can be the perfect over-layer for your workout shorts or any other base layer. Plus, they’re just comfy. Check out these options that you can work out in or wear to lounge around the house.

Hanes Sport Men’s X-Temp Performance

Hanes Sport Men's X-Temp Performance

These open bottom sweatpants from Hanes are 100% polyester and work great for outdoor elements.

The X-Temp technology will adapt to your body temperature and actively keep you cool and dry throughout the day while also working with Hane’s DRI technology to dry the pant’s fabric faster than other sweatpants.

If you’re someone who tends to sweat a lot and are looking for pants that won’t make you feel overheated or swamped in your own clothing, we recommend checking out this affordable option.

Champion Closed Bottom Jersey Pant

Champion Closed Bottom Jersey Pant

Champion is a well-recognized name for workout and comfort clothing, and they hit the mark with these sweatpants.

Different colors from this line of sweatpants are made with other materials, but our choice of Granite Heather is made from 60% cotton and 40% polyester.

The jersey fabric makes it feel like you have a comfortable, lightweight t-shirt wrapped around your legs.

The athletic fit gives you a looser feel on your thighs and legs, but the fitted ankles make sure that these pants won’t bounce around or ride up your leg while exercising.

Willit Men’s Cotton Yoga Sweatpants

Willit Men's Cotton Yoga Sweatpants

Perfect for lounging around the house or wearing during a yoga session, these simple, 92% cotton and 8% spandex sweatpants offer a clean look at an economical price.

These pants are noted to have wide leg openings, which allow for more comfort and flexibility when trying to find your balance in a Warrior II pose or sit cross-legged on your yoga mat.

The soft cotton and flatlock stitching reduce chafing and offer next-to-skin softness plus chafe-free comfort.

Comfort is the word that keeps popping up with these sweatpants, and that’s what you’ll get.

MAGNIVIT Men’s Lightweight Sweatpants

MAGNIVIT Men's Lightweight Sweatpants

One great feature about these 100% polyester pants is the quick-drying system, which helps release moisture from the skin to keep you cool during strenuous activities.

The workout or lounger pants come in 15 different colors and have two deep pockets with zippers so you can securely hold your items in your pocket when you’re lying down or out and about.

These sweatpants would partner well with a MAGNIVIT hoodie for full-body comfort.

Idtswch Long Inseam Sweatpants

Idtswch Long Inseam Sweatpants

These sweatpants offer a customizable fit for tall men who need workout pants that have an inseam of more than 34″.

They are made from 50% cotton, 45% polyester and 5% spandex for durability, have an elastic waistband for flexibility and open bottoms from a comfortable, looser feel.

If you find it difficult to find workout pants that fit your long legs, make sure to check these out.

Hanes Men’s EcoSmart Open Leg Fleece Pant

Hanes Men's EcoSmart Open Leg Fleece Pant

Cheap and effective. If you’re just looking to get a new pair of sweatpants that will get the job done at under $10, these are the pants for you.

They are made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester, with up to 5% made from recycled plastic bottles (the EcoSmart feature). The open hem pant legs, partnered with the five color options, offer a relaxed, casual look.

Overall, these Hane’s pants would be great to have as a backup pair in your closet for days when you forget to do laundry or need to pack more than one pair of sweatpants in your gym bag.

Amazon Essentials Sweatpants

Amazon Essentials Sweatpants

Another affordable option at $15, these Amazon Essentials sweatpants consist of 52% cotton and 48% polyester. They have a relaxed straight leg fit for those who want sweatpants that aren’t too baggy nor too tight, and they are described as a “lounge-ready style.”

The perfect pants for those looking to add something to their wardrobe that doubles as an outer-layer and loungewear.

Put on Your Pants and Go Work Out

So, sweatpants or joggers?

Whichever style you prefer, you’ll be getting the most out of your activewear for the gym, lounging around or hitting the town to run some errands. Make sure to look into the material, fabric technology, fit and feel plus pricing for your preferred size before finalizing your selections.

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17 Of The Best Workout Pants For Men: 

  1. Under Armour Men’s Outrun The Storm Pants
  2. Hoka Men’s Joggers
  3. Nike Dri-FIT Academy Pro Pants
  4. Lululemon Surge Jogger
  5. Adidas City Base Woven Pant
  6. Adidas Men’s Tiro 21
  7. ZENWILL Men’s Tapered Workout Pants
  8. THE GYM PEOPLE Men’s Fleece Joggers
  9. Southpole Men’s Fleece Joggers
  10. Gymshark Critical Zip Joggers
  11. Hanes Sport Men’s X-Temp Performance
  12. Champion Closed Bottom Jersey Pant
  13. Willit Men’s Cotton Yoga Sweatpants
  14. MAGNIVIT Men’s Lightweight Sweatpants
  15. Idtswch Long Inseam Sweatpants
  16. Hanes Men’s EcoSmart Open Leg Fleece Pant
  17. Amazon Essentials Sweatpants

Trevor Peters

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