Best Women's Running Pants 2021

Buyer's Guide | Fleet Feet

The best women’s running pants are ideal for getting warmed up before a workout or staying toasty when the temperature plummets.

Modern running pants are also packed full of features, like pockets, zippered leg openings and ventilation, making them versatile performers on the track or on a grocery run. Cut from soft and stretchy fabrics, the best running pants for women are also ideal for throwing on when you get home from work.

With tailored cuts that taper toward the ankle and technical materials that wick sweat, we think these are the best running women’s running pants for most runners:

[Updated March 14, 2021. This article is part of the Best Running Clothes 2021 Buyer’s Guide.]

On Lightweight Pants

Like On running shoes, the Swiss brand streamlined the women’s Lightweight Pants for a minimalist feel and maximum performance.

On's weightless fabric blend wicks away moisture to keep you cool while you bring the heat. Plus, fast dry teams mean you stay comfortable longer. The straight-let fit eliminates extra bulk and tapers at the ankle.

A wider waistband hugs the natural waist to provide a no-slip, distraction-free fit with an internal drawstring. Long side zippers along the lower leg let you control the fit and ventilation of your Lightweight Pants.

rabbit Jogalongs

A relaxed fit and technical materials made the rabbit Jogalongs perfect for running hard then taking it easy.

Rabbit designed the Jogalongs using a polyester-spandex blend fabric. The combination of materials makes the pants soft and smooth so you never want to take them off, and it imparts the perfect amount of stretch so you don’t have to fight back when you run.

A wide, flat waistband gives you a mid-rise fit and sits securely without a drawcord. Elastic ankle cuffs keeps excess fabric in check.

With a pair of side hand pockets to haul your phone and keys, the Rabbit Jogalongs are an easy-wearing pair of running pants that are perfect for working out and relaxing.

How We Picked the Best Women’s Running Pants

The best women’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 women 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 women’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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