Yoga is all about balance. Not just the balance required to transition from pose to pose, but also mental and energetic balance. When you’re mid-session, you don’t want a heavy wardrobe or tight, pinching pants that don’t grant you the flexibility to move your limbs and clear your mind. To help you keep your chi centered and your goods comfortable, we’ve rounded up our picks for the best yoga pants for men.
Ohmme Denim Yoga Pants, $75
Why limit yourself to the yoga studio, or make yourself beholden to a wardrobe change before your workout, when Ohmme has made it so you don’t have to? These yoga pants are made with a flexible polyester-rayon fabric that has been made to look like denim so they can pass for your favorite pair of jeans when you’re not on the mat. Ohmme’s athletic wear is made from recycled polyesters, which use significantly less water and energy during production than cotton. It is also treated with Green Defence tech that integrates natural ingredients like almond extract into the materials, making them antibacterial (read: B.O.-fighting), sustainable, and eco-friendly. On top of all of this, these pants are sweat-wicking, breathable, cool to the touch, and silky soft.
Lululemon ABC Jogger, $118
The “ABC” in the name stands for “anti-ball-crushing,” so you know you’re in for some manly comfort from the get-go. They’re made with four-way stretch fabric so you can pretzel yourself into any position without having to worry about any — ahem — intimate pinching, pulling, or smushing. The Warpstreme fabric is sweat-wicking and incredibly light, with a secure zipped pocket and a hidden sleeve to stash your stuff while you’re striking poses.
Tommy John Second Skin Lounge Pant, $59
There’s a good reason these lounge pants are called Second Skin — the 90 percent micro-modal fabric is so soft and lightweight you might forget you’re even wearing them. A dash of spandex gives them enough flexibility to stretch, twist, and scrunch without losing their shape, while a sly pocket will keep your valuables tucked away. If you’re in the market for a yoga pant that is loose, free-flowing, and light as a feather, look no further.
Prana Spence Jogger, $79
Simple, yet stylish. Durable, yet lightweight. This describes the Spence Jogger from Prana. On first glance, they look almost like your standard sweats (and believe us, they are more than comfortable enough to lounge around in), but beyond their unfussy exterior these pants are ready for powerful performance. The recycled polyester-spandex blend is unflinchingly flexible, moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and even offers sun protection.
Manduka Intentional Pant, $92
A velvety soft knit and contoured fit make the Intentional Pant perfect on their own or layered with shorts for extra warmth before and after your session. The fabric is a breathable, flexible mix of organic cotton, modal, and spandex that stretches with your body and recovers instantly. Deep side pockets will keep your necessities safe whether you’re lounging or lunging, and a streamlined minimal design makes these pants insanely easy to pair with other casual or athletic wear.
Rhone Spar Jogger Pants, $108
We love Rhone, and the Spar is a striking jogger with smooth, dark fabric and just enough modern detail to stand out from the crowd. Beyond it’s bold aesthetic is a wonderfully soft jersey knit that is flexible and water repellent, with side and back zipper pockets. If you’re looking for something sleek, simple, and with just the right amount of form and flex, this is the yoga pant for you.
Alo Lounge Moto Jogger, $108
A cozy tri-blend fleece makes this jogger soft, sleek, and perfect for Netflix binges and Downward Dogs alike. The relaxed-rise pants are build for top-to-bottom comfort with a drawcord waist, zipper pockets, four-way stretch fabric, and a ribbed cuff at the bottom. The simple overall style is complimented by a pop of texture at the knees, so you can go full yogi and look great doing it.
Yogasmoga Portland Pant, $130
As you may have guessed from their name, Yogasmoga is all about … well, yoga. Not only is all of the brand’s apparel designed for practicing yoga, it’s also created with an intentional level of balance in mind. The Portland Pant is comfortable but versatile, suited for a number of activities in all seasons. A dropped crotch design and tapered leg make sure everything stays in place — and in tact — while you move, and the Airh fabric blend flexes with your body and wicks away sweat. Reflective side-seams and zipper pulls add a flash of light and create a style that feels at once modern and familiar.
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