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14 of the Best Men’s Yoga Pants You’ll Want To Wear On and Off the Mat

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Gone are the days when men were left to roll up to yoga class in basketball shorts or heavy sweatpants (thank goodness.) The time-honored mind and body practice requires movement across a variety of of poses and sequences, making a proper men's yoga pant necessary to comfortably to go with the flow. Otherwise, they could be left in a bit of a lurch (especially when in Tree Pose.)

Luckily, flexible, flattering men's yoga pants are aplenty, with a style for every budget and practice level. With so many choices, finding the perfect fit can be as tricky as nailing Crow Pose—but it doesn't have to be. According to Jamie Bacharach, Dipl.Ac. of Acupuncture Jerusalem in Israel and yoga instructor, it's vital that your pants can withstand all that bending, stretching, and sweating, long after one wear.

“Generally speaking, yoga pants tend to have a higher waistline, and be closer-fitting and more stretchable overall,” she says. “There’s often a blend of fabrics in yoga pants that’s designed for the high demands of a quality yoga session—like lycra and spandex—and these blends may differ from those found in ordinary workout clothes.” Ideally, she recommends yoga clothing that is made of soft, flexible, breathable, light, opaque, perhaps sweat-wicking material, and able to withstand frequent uses and washes.

Best men's yoga pants, at a glance:

Nike, Yoga Dri-Fit Men’s Pants — $75.00

Sizes available: S-4XL, in tall and regular lengths

Material: Recycled polyester and microfiber

Nike has some great options in the full-length ¾-length Dri-FIT category that Bacharach is a big fan of. “The microfiber helps wick away sweat, and the cut will make sure that you can move freely and get on with your session without feeling restricted,” she says. This pair of pant is made from 75 percent sustainable materials, blending together both organic cotton fibers and recycled polyester. It’s soft to the touch and has a stretchy fabric that allows for maximum movement.

Under Armour, Under Armour Hybrid Pants — $56.00

Sizes available: XS-3XL

Material: 100 percent polyester

Although not technically yoga pants by definition or category, compression pants or tights like these from Under Armor are a great solution for yoga. Bacharach points out that their unique properties help relieve soreness and aid in recovery. They’re made using the brand’s “UA Storm” technology that helps repel moisture, leaving you dry even when you’ve been sweating up a storm. They also feature 4-way stretch that allows the material to move effortlessly in just about every direction.

Lululemon In Mind Pant 30" — $118.00

Sizes available: XS-XXL

Material: A blend of polyester, nylon, and spandex

Designed for yoga, these pants feature Lululemon’s high-stretch fabric hailed by countless fitness pros. It’s sweat-wicking, has a slim, tapered fit at 30 inches long, and features an elastic-free waistband that sits gently on your hips without feeling like you’re being sucked in. This comfort level is key for yoga, especially when you’re switching positions often. As an added bonus, these pants feature secure pockets to store essentials like your phone or credit card. Available in gray, brown, and black.

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Alo Yoga, Warrior Compression Pant — $94.00

Sizes available: S-2XL

Material: Nylon jersey

Here’s a full-length yoga pant with a super-tight fit that offers maximum mobility thanks to its performance nylon material made with 4-way stretch. It’s moisture-wicking, odor-resistant and features a full gusset along with a double inseam panel to allow you to move freely from asana to asana. Though it has an elastic waistband, it doesn’t pull or tug on your skin and can be fastened or loosened with a drawstring.

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Old Navy, Go-Dry Cool Odor-Control Base Layer Tights — $20.00

Sizes available: S-4XL

Material: Polyester and spandex blend

If you don’t mind moving around in yoga in tights, these are built for total comfort and maximum flexibility. The fabric is breathable and the pants have a mesh-elastic waistband that allows for airflow to keep your body the right temperature as you work out. The brand’s “Go-Dry Cool” technology is sweat-wicking, while its “Go-Fresh” bio-based technology prevents unpleasant odors. There’s even an on-seam side pocket where you can store essentials. Available in black or white.

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Adidas, Yoga Training Pants — $70.00

Sizes available: S-2XL

Material: Recycled polyester and elastane

These made-for-yoga training pants take you to all new heights as you flow through tree or mountain pose. They are soft, breathable and, most of all, comfortable, made from a yarn that contains 50% Parley Ocean Plastic, which helps cut down on ocean pollution. These pants have a tight fit, elastic waist drawcord and a side-zip pocket for storage. Word to the wise: Wash these babies on a cold cycle and let them air dry instead of tossing in the dryer to maintain shape.

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Gymshark, Men's Studio Joggers — $52.00

Sizes available: S-2XL

Material: Nylon-elastane blend

You can wear these studio joggers for a multitude of different workouts, including running, spinning, and kickboxing. They’re also great for yoga because they’re super lightweight and made from a nylon-elastane material that is stretchy. The elongated inseam gusset gives you full reign to move around in just about any position and the adjustable drawcord waistband lets you adjust the pants to the perfect fit for maximum comfort. Available in five colors: green, olive green, dark gray, light gray, and black.

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Gafeng, Yoga Capri Pants — $26.00

Sizes available: S-2XL

Material: Cotton blend

If you’re looking for a pair of yoga pants with a more casual and looser feel, these harem trousers are a great pick. They come with an elastic waist, drawstring, and button-up legs you can roll when you want to shorten the length. While their bagginess might not be a great attribute for certain exercises, they’re ideal for yoga because they allow you to move freely in any direction.

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Vuori, Ponto Performance Pants — $98.00

Sizes available: XS-XXL

Material: Recycled polyester elastane blend

Get ready to wear these pair of pants literally everywhere that doesn’t require formal attire—they are that comfortable. They’re made from a light fabric that’s ultra-breathable and has a 4-way stretch. The material is sweat-wicking, so you won’t find the pants sticking to you while you’re working out and the elastic drawstring lets you customize the fit around your waist. Available in blue, yellow, beige, black, and gray heather fabrics.

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Yoga Crow, Black Serve Pants — $57.00

Sizes available: XS-XXL

Material: Nylon-polyester blend

For those who like to perform their yoga practice clad in shorts, these are a great pick. They’re designed for yoga, with a nylon-polyester performance fabric that’s sweat-wicking, non-abrasive and antimicrobial, so you don’t have to worry about any funky smells mid-workout. They also feature a secure boxer brief to keep all your parts in order no matter your position or pose. Available in black, gray, navy, green, red, and white.

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Beyond Yoga, Spacedye Freefit Easy Jogger — $128.00

Sizes available: XS-XL

Material: Polyester-lycra blend.

It’s no surprise that one of the most popular yoga brands out there makes a pair of yoga pants with the perfect stretch, fabric, and flexibility for any position or pose you attempt. They’re made from 87 percent polyester and 13 percent Lycra, so they’re buttery soft and stretchy. They are moisture-wicking and low-maintenance—just toss them in the washing machine and hang dry.

Prana, Vaha Pant — $79.00

Sizes available: XS-2XL in three inseams.

Material: Hemp-polyester blend.

The lightweight feel of these yoga pants are probably their biggest draw. They’re made from a Sutra® hemp/recycled polyester blend that’s ultra stretchy and naturally odor-reducing. The knit elastic waistband offers maximum comfort and the straight leg opening is ideal for those not looking for a legging or tights feel. They’re UPF 50+ protectant, in case you want to do your yoga outside.

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Mack Weldon, Ace Sweatpant — $78.00

Sizes available: S-XXL, in regular and tall inseams.

Material: Stretch cotton

Some guys consider the sweatpant-jogger yoga pant to be the most ideal option because it offers the best of both worlds. Regular sweatpants, however, retain moisture and aren’t sweat-wicking. These are because they’re made from micro-brushed French terry, so it’s a bit more breathable, plus they offer a tailored fit. They also come in a whopping 14 different colors to choose from so if you really like them, you might as well get a few pairs to swap in and out of.

Chubbies, The Everywhere Pant — $95.00

Sizes available: S-XXL

Material: Stretchy poly-spandex blend

Are these technically a yoga pant? No. But are they a ridiculously stretchy, durable pant you can definitely do yoga in? Sure are. New from Chubbies, the Everywhere Pant can be worn, well, just about everywhere. Designed with a slim, tapered fit, they’re the technical pant that blends function and fashion. The polyester spandex is nice enough to pass for happy hour or business meetings, but it’s also flexible and moisture-wicking enough to take you to yoga class, the golf course, an afternoon hike, and more. Available in six versatile colors.

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