The 8 Best Yoga Pants for Men to Buy in 2018

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While you might see a lot of men sporting shorts in yoga class, there is a reason for yoga pants. In yoga, whether it’s hot or not, pants work to absorb the sweat, so when you get into an arm balance, you can hold it for longer without the sweat on your knees or legs causing your arms to slide off of them. And besides absorbing your perspiration, they also keep you covered when you are in the most vulnerable positions.

Yoga pants are meant to be comfortable, efficient at absorbing sweat, lightweight, and functional. This means the fabrics used need to provide stretch, while the design must permit you to get in and out of the poses with ease—to the point where you don’t even realize you have them on.

Surely, people have different tastes and needs when it comes to yoga. Some want a pair that can go from class to a cafe. Others would like the pant to absorb sweat like no other. Here are seven styles for every need.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Lululemon Intent Jogger

Intent Jogger 30"
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Though they’re designed for yoga, it’s easy to see why these pants are so popular both in the studio and on the street. The soft, sweat-picking pants allow the ultimate yogi to power through their practice with ease. The Luon® fabric features a cottony-soft hand feel that will have you wearing these pants even on your days off from yoga.

But when you want to use them for what they’re truly made for, you can rest assured the four-way stretch, natural breathability and quick recovery will allow you to flow from pose to pose with the ultimate comfort.

Best Hot Yoga: Alo Yoga Warrior Compression Capri

If you’re the type of yogi who prefers practicing Bikram-style yoga, or loves a vinyasa flow in a heated room, you’ll want to make sure you have intense moisture-wicking yoga pants.

Alo Yoga’s Warrior Compression Pant is ideal for intense performance and heat, as it’s made of nylon spandex that ensures your mobility needs are met and your constant sweat is being taken care of. The pant features a full gusset and double seam panel, which helps the garment to move with you. Available in three colors, these spandex pants can be worn alone or with a pair of shorts over them for more coverage.

Best Multi-Purpose: Prana Vaha Yoga Pants

Vaha Yoga Pants
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At first glance, you might not be sure if these are yoga pants or dress pants. This sophisticated pair from Prana is great for anyone who works in a relaxed setting but wants to look sharp yet comfortable. Wear them all day and then head to yoga without having to change much.

The pants are also extremely durable. Designed using a hemp blend, they are great for your power yoga flow, or even as a cool pair of rock climbing pants. Add a pair of these to your workout or hanging around rotation and you'll be thoroughly impressed.

Best Organic: prAna Men’s Super Mojo Pant

Environmentally-conscious yogis love prAna for their dedication to creating 100% sustainable yoga clothing made from reputable fair-trade companies—typical materials used are organic cotton, recycled wool, hemp, recycled polyester, and other organic materials—that doesn’t skimp on true comfort and style.

The prAna Men’s Super Mojo Pant is cut from a lightweight 4-way stretch fabric (a recycled polyester blend) that’s both efficiently moisture-wicking and quick-drying, so you don’t end up in a puddle of sweat on your mat during your Vinyasa class. Featuring a plush elastic waistband and several mesh-lined pockets, prAna’s Super Mojo Pant also has tons of storage and cuts a flattering figure.  

Most Comfortable: Vuori Balboa Pants - Men's

Crafted from softer-than-silk stretch French terry fabric, REI’s Vuori Balboa Pants are incredibly comfortable—in fact, they work just as well for a strenuous yoga class as they do for simply lounging around the house.

The Balboa Pant’s top-notch fabric is naturally breathable, anti-odor, and wholly effective at soaking up sweat, which holds up even in the most grueling 90-minute Bikram session. With hand and back pockets, plus a signature zip pocket inside the front pocket, yogis also have enough space to store their keys and cell phone after class. The Balboa Pant is elegantly tapered with cuffed ankles, and comes in an attractive deep charcoal, black, or light heather grey.   

Best Adjustable: Manduka Now Pant

When you’re in a hot class, the idea of wearing a lot of material may not sound great. This capri-style pant, featuring a lightweight, four-way stretch knit fabric, has a tapered leg that can be pushed up above the calves when you need a little extra breathing room, or left down to help you balance in crow pose.

Manduka’s Now Pant features a jersey construction, elasticized waistband with continuous stretch drawcord, hand pockets with ventilating pocket bags, a full length inner gusset, and chafe-resisting comfort thanks to the flatlock seaming.

Best Budget: Southpole Men's Active Basic Jogger Fleece Pants

Need something affordable to wear to your weekly class or just looking for a comfortable pair of pants to lounge around in? The Southpole Men's Active Basic Jogger Fleece pants have over 2,000 reviews on Amazon and come in over 18 colors. While these are more like sweatpants than specific yoga pants, you will still be able to move freely and comfortably in your poses.

Reviewers love the price on these and many have commented that they have bought more than a pair for their collection.

Best Shorts: YogaAddict Men Yoga Shorts

Prefer to wear shorts to get your sweat on? This pair from Yoga Addict lets you Namaste with short pants but still keeps you covered and comfortable. The longer than usual length prevents anything from peeking out when you are stretching and the form-fitting design prevents and snags while you bend. These come in six dark hues that will go with pretty much any top and can work for casual wear around town.

Reviewers love that the drawstring is adjustable but secure when in place and that these wick away perspiration effectively.

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