Best men’s joggers for summertime
Finding the right joggers year-round can be tough, especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. While joggers can make for excellent loungewear and exercise gear throughout the year, getting the wrong joggers for a hot summer could also make you regret wearing sweats at all.
The best men’s joggers for summer offer the user a blend of comfort and mobility, all while helping you stay cool and dry during your workout or your day at home.
Below is more information on which fabrics can help keep you cool and flexible, along with a list of top picks for the best men’s joggers for summer.
Fabrics that keep you cool
Polyester is a classic cooling jogger material, so finding joggers with either a blend of polyester and other fabrics or with 100% polyester can help you stay cool all summer long. In addition, polyester and cotton are more moisture-wicking than many other fabrics, so if you sweat through your pants, it should dry fairly quickly, even on a hot day. Other common fabrics like nylon or cotton can also make cool, breathable pants, though anything made from fleece is best saved for cold weather exercise.
Summer joggers usually include a blend of elastane or spandex alongside cotton or polyester, adding significant flexibility to the pant legs without causing them to stick to your legs. While some of the best summer joggers are generally made to be slim fit or somewhat tight, there are also a number of men’s leggings which, while they aren’t technically joggers, are perfect for exercising.
Best men’s joggers for summer
Reebok Men's Joggers with Pockets: available at Amazon
Reebok's signature men's joggers include an elastic waistband, a drawstring and they're made from a lightweight cotton-polyester blend, which is perfect for summer exercise. The sweatpants also feature extremely deep front pockets, which is great for holding things while heading to and from the gym or track.
Adidas Men's Tiro Track Pants: available at Adidas
Made from recycled polyester materials, these lightweight track pants feature moisture-absorbing AEROREADY fabric, as well as sun protection. They're among the more durable joggers out there, so they should have no problem standing the test of time.
Under Armour Fly Fast HeatGear Joggers: available at Macy's
These Fly Fast HeatGear Joggers from Under Armour are somewhat tight joggers made with HeatGear moisture-wicking and stretchable fabric. Made from a combination of polyester and elastane for stretch, these semi-tight joggers are perfect for exercising during hot summers.
Hanes Men's Jogger Sweatpants with Pockets: available at Amazon
These super affordable pocket joggers from Hanes are an excellent budget option for staying cool during the summer. They're made from a 50/50 polyester-cotton blend with up to 5% recycled polyester. They include a fairly tight fit, ankle cuffs and an elastic waistband with a drawstring for maximum comfort.
Patagonia Men's Terrebonne Joggers: available at Backcountry
This pair of Terrebonne Joggers from Patagonia is Fair Trade Certified sewn and is made from a blend of recycled polyester and spandex for flexibility. The joggers feature a fluorinated durable water-repellent finish, which keeps them extra dry during exercise. They also include two front pockets and a back pocket with a zipper.
DU/ER Men's No Sweat Slim Fit Jogger Pants: available at Backcountry
Made from a blend of cotton, sustainable tencel lyocell, CoolMax polyester and spandex, these joggers have a high price tag but a fabric so comfortable it's easily worth the cost. These paneled slim fit joggers are perfect for summer trails, hiking, climbing or just relaxing at home.
The North Face Wander Pants: available at Backcountry
These versatile pants from The North Face are lightweight and comfortable, making them suitable for high activity workouts and chilled-out cooldowns as well. They're a great multiseason option for spring through fall, and they'll keep you dry during even the most strenuous exercise on the hottest day of the summer.
TBMPOY Men's Jogger Pants with Zipper Pockets: available at Amazon
These joggers are not only on the affordable side of the spectrum, but they also include two large zipper pockets and an elastic waist with a drawstring that makes them ideal for exercising. They're made from a blend of cotton and polyester with a little bit of spandex, making them form-fitting, comfortable, moisture-wicking and cool.
Goodthreads Men's Athletic-Fit Joggers: available at Amazon
These joggers are made with ankle cuffs, an elastic waistband and a drawstring like most, but they feature a roomier cut than other form-fitting joggers. Made primarily from cotton with a little bit of elastane, these joggers are best for relaxing and hanging out during hot summers rather than for exercising, due to their largely cotton makeup. While they'll still work for exercise, you may be better off using designs with more polyester, more flexible fabrics and a better form-fitting design to get the most out of working out.
Under Armour Men's HeatGear 2.0 Compression Leggings: available at Amazon
While these aren't exactly joggers, Under Armour's HeatGear Compression Leggings are a top pick for hot weather exercise as they're well-ventilated and comfortable. Made from 79% polyester and 21% elastane, these comfortable, moisture-wicking men's leggings wrap to the shape of your leg (not just using ankle cuffs like joggers) and will keep you cooler than most joggers. Great for wearing under shorts or simply on their own.
Under Armour Men's Vanish Woven Pants: available at Dick's Sporting Goods
Another pair of non-joggers, these woven pants are made from 100% polyester to keep you extra cool on hot days. They include pockets, four-way stretch construction and knit mesh panels for increased flexibility, as well as a comfortable thin fit that makes them perfect for wearing during your workout routine.
Zachary Visconti is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money.
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