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Best Men's Running Pants 2020

Buyer's Guide | Fleet Feet

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We think running pants are essential when the temperature drops. Whether you’re running outside or lounging on the couch, the best men’s running pants will keep you toasty and comfortable.

But the best running pants for men aren’t the featureless cotton sweatpants you might have worn in gym class. These men’s running pants come with plenty of pockets (with and without zippers), technical fabrics and tapered cuts.

Best of all, they can all pull double duty as an outer layer during cold-weather workouts and as your comfiest sweats when the weather keeps you inside.

While there are plenty of great pairs out there, we think these are the best men’s running pants you can find today:

[This article is part of the Best Running Clothes 2020 Buyer’s Guide.]

On Running Pants

Attention to detail helps set the men’s On Running Pants apart from the competition.

On designed the men’s Running Pants to move with you. The lightweight construction keeps you mobile, and the premium materials feel great against your skin.

The pants have three key features that make them some of the best men’s running pants today: ripstop fabric on the front, knee vents and thoughtful zippers. The ripstop is light and airy while the mesh knee vents dump heat when your workout gets going; a zippered side pocket and zippered ankle closure ensure everything stays put.

Finished with soft, four-way stretch fabric on the back and around the calves, the men’s On Running Pants are easy to wear before, during and after your run.

Nike Phenom Elite Pants

Lightweight performance with clean Nike styling makes the Phenom Elite one of the best men’s running pants on the market today.

Nike cut the Phenom Elite pants from a light knit polyester-spandex blend fabric. The soft, stretchy fabric helps to maintain your full range of motion and gives you top-notch comfort at all times.

Designers tailored the Phenom Elite for a trim, athletic fit from hip to ankle so there’s no excess fabric to get in the way, and an internal drawstring lets you secure the fit. Drop-in side pockets and a zippered rear pocket just below the waistband give you ample space to store all your essential items.

With other small details, like reflective elements for added visibility, the Nike Phenom Elite pants are an outstanding choice for all-day performance and comfort.

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger

Classic sweatpants with a performance finish, the men’s Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers are ideal for cold-weather workouts.

Vuori engineered the Sunday Performance Jogger from a polyester-elastane blend fabric. The choice of fabric makes the pants soft against your skin and gives them plenty of stretch for easy movement.

Drop-in side pockets let you warm your hands, and a zippered pocket on the thigh secures your valuables. Designers sewed elastic cuffs onto the ankles and cut a 28” inseam to keep the pants from pooling at your feet.

Vuori topped the pants with a soft elastic waistband threaded with a drawcord, making the Sunday Performance Jogger fit for anything.

rabbit Jogarounds

Running or relaxing, the men’s rabbit Jogarounds have you covered.

Rabbit designed the Jogarounds with a tapered leg and cuffed ankle, which give the pants a modern silhouette and keep bulk at bay. Two drop-in side pockets hold your phone, keys and wallet, and an elastic waistband secures the fit.

The polyester-spandex fabric imparts the Jogarounds with impressive stretch so you can run, lunge or fold naturally. Thanks to the relaxed fit and performance-minded features, the rabbit Jogarounds are one of the best men’s running pants available today.

How We Picked the Best Men’s Running Pants

The best men's running pants for you comes down to personal preferences. Fit, features and style all play a role in finding the right pair. But there are things that set some pants apart from the rest.

We picked the best running pants for men based on a combination of real-life use, quality of materials, details and our own top-sellers lists. With all of that in mind, we picked men's running pants that lived up to our own personal (and professional) expectations.

Standing Behind Our Picks

We’re confident this gear is some of the best you’ll find, but we don’t want you to get stuck with running shoes or apparel that don’t work for you. That’s why we offer our Happy Fit Guarantee.

Our return policy means you have 60 days to put your gear to work. Wear it, run in it, wash it. If you’re not satisfied with the way it looks, fits or performs, we’ll take it back within 60 days and give you a full refund.

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