The Best Comfortable Lounge Pants for Men in 2023

By Beau Hayhoe  |  Updated February 27, 2023

The Best Comfortable Lounge Pants for Men in 2023
Courtesy of Taylor Stitch

It’s something of a joy when you can build a wardrobe filled with your favorite menswear brands, packed with pieces you love to wear all the time. That sentiment can apply across the board, even with a casual pick like lounge pants. Sure, lounge pants might not be the first staple piece to add to your style rotation, but these days, they’re all the more important.


  • Go the extra mile: Rethink what you thought you knew about lounge pants – today’s styles feature a streamlined fit, functional fabric and flattering style details.
  • Move beyond WFH style: These days, lounge pants are stylish and well-made enough to wear outside the house, especially paired up with a merino tee or zip hoodie.
  • Fit for work or play: Some lounge pants feature the same performance fabric you’d find in a pair of traditional workout sweats, so they can work in multiple situations.

Working from home? Throw on comfortable lounge pants. Hitting the road? Find a pair of lounge pants with interesting texture and a cool design (we’ve got a few favorites). Looking to find a pair of cozy lounge pants you can even wear to run errands? Yes, these days, you can certainly do just that.

The days of working from home are less frequent than they used to be the past few years, but we’re willing to bet you’ve quickly realized the importance of blending performance, comfort and style. That goes for your 9-to-5 office wardrobe, but like we’ve said, the best lounge pants can keep up that same momentum even off-duty. And we’ll say it again: You can even rock lounge pants outside of the house, we guarantee it.

Start your casual wardrobe upgrades with our favorite lounge pants. All you need to do from there is stoke the fire, put on a pot of coffee, grab a killer book and set some tunes on the stereo – stylish, easygoing comfort is all yours with pants made for chilling.

Relwen Utility Windpants


If ever there were a brand you could trust to take a casual staple and upgrade it in a big way, it’s Relwen.

The Ohio-based brand knows how to build gear for tough conditions, as evidenced by the fact that these lounge pants are actually built from a lightweight, stretchy, water-resistant nylon and spandex blend for durability.

They feature a handy trio of pockets and a sturdy yet comfortable elastic waistband for the proper fit. Importantly, they’re also finished with rear ankle ribbing to keep the cuffs from riding up. If you want lounge pants that are at home on the trail or, well, lounging, go with Relwen.

Todd Snyder + Champion Utility Cargo Sweatpants


Those old-school gym class sweats you wore back in the day are actually more stylish than ever when placed in the hands of Todd Snyder.

The Midwest designer has partnered with Champion for years on upgrading your sweatshirts and sweat pants, and the cool, streamlined cargo design shows off the new age of lounge pants quite handily.

They blend both tailored joggers and military cargo pants for the right blend of comfort and yes, utility, and the fleece fabric should prove plenty soft and warm. You can certainly wear these out of the house on the weekend.

Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers


While the best lounge pants are laidback by nature, there are some pairs of men’s lounge pants that can be put to good use during your warm-up – or your actual workout or cooldown session.

Vuori kept all of that in mind (along with supreme comfort for relaxed lounging) when designing the Sunday Performance Joggers.

The key is the moisture-wicking technical knit fabric, plus useful features like a zip pocket for valuables. The tapered fit and ankle ribbing keeps them secure and streamlined no matter your pursuit of choice. Bonus points for the cool range of stylish colors.

Outerknown Hightide Sweatpants


Outerknown continues to flip the menswear industry on its head with an intense focus on sustainability and style in equal parts.

That approach centers around using eco-friendly fibers to craft cool style essentials like rugged flannel shirting and of course, soft sweatpants.

The Hightide Sweatpants are aptly named, since they’re cut from Terry cloth (like your post-surf session beach towel). They’re at home around the bonfire or kicked back on your couch while wearing an Outerknown tee.

Mott and Bow French Terry Hooper Sweatpants


If you can believe it, the brand that makes some of the most reliable jeans on the market also is now getting into the sweats game with these ultra-soft, durable and premium sweatpants.

They’re a great value for the quality (they’re some of the best lounge pants out there, after all), boasting comfortable French Terry fabric, a clean, streamlined fit and an overall appeal that makes ‘em what Mott and Bow calls “the grown up sweatpants.” We tend to think you’ll agree.

Taylor Stitch Apres Pants


Taylor Stitch checks the right boxes with an indigo-dyed pair of waffle-weave fabric lounge pants, the kind you can readily wear at home on lazy weekend days but that won’t let you down when you step outside the house, either. The organic cotton fabric is soft and sustainable, too.

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