23 Best Sweatpants For Women Of 2023, Tested By Fashion Editors

Sweatpants used to have a pretty bad reputation as something you’d throw on when you completely gave up on style and only cared about comfort. (Cue: Mean Girls’ “You can only wear sweatpants on Friday” rule.) But, with athleisure being trendier than ever, there’s never been a better time to stock up on some sweats to wear to the gym or even out on a dinner date. Trust that once you try the off-duty model look by pairing some sweatpants with a crop top, blazer, and heels, you’ll never look back.

Peep a few of the best sweatpants, per reviews, below:

Whether you want some comfy Champion sweatpants to pair with your suit jacket on WFH video calls, a quality pair of Lululemon joggers to go for a cold weather run in, or just need some stylish and cozy Alo Yoga sweats to travel in, this editor-approved list has at least two pairs of sweatpants your wardrobe could use. That’s the beauty of sweatpants: They’re versatile and comfortable enough for whatever you throw at ’em.

Ready to fall in love with your next pair(s)? See below for the most highly-rated sweatpants comfy reviewers and Women’s Health editors can’t stop raving about.

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  • Feel like butter
  • Super flattering
  • Some say these sweatpants are too thin

If you’re on the hunt for a pair of sweats to lounge in all day long, trust me when I say you’ll never want to take these off. Made with the brand’s lightweight, breathable CloudKnit fabric, they’re not lying when they say these pants are softer than anything you’ve ever owned.

Editor Review: “I discovered these sweatpants during the peak of the pandemic—and proceeded to wear them on repeat for multiple days at home (gross, but I have no regrets). Now, I wear them whenever I want to be comfy and stylish, whether that’s traveling, lounging, or running a quick errand.” —Lindsay Geller, WH lifestyle director

Best Overall Sweatpants For Women

Women's Sweatpants
Baleaf Women’s Sweatpants
  • Super lightweight
  • They’re affordable
  • Some reviewers say they’re not warm enough for winter

These sweatpants have it all. They’re lightweight enough to wear in the summer, but cozy enough to be your go-to in the winter. You can’t beat the price, either. No wonder these have thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon.

Rave Review: “They are so comfy and the fabric is nice enough that I have fooled HR into thinking I am suffering in hot polyester hard pants. Paired with nice shoes and a good top, no one can tell I am secretly comfortable while working.”

Best Oversized Sweatpants For Women

High-Waisted Athletic Fit Sweatpants
Willow Dance High-Waisted Athletic Fit Sweatpants
  • They’re made with extra room, so they’re super cozy
  • They’re not see-through
  • Some say the material is thin and “crunchy”

If you’re the person who insists on ordering all your loungewear two sizes larger than you actually need them, you’ll love these. And this time, you can actually order true to your size. They’re made with extra room in the thigh and leg for maximum comfort.

Rave Review: “These are so comfy and they’re not sheer. They have a nice thickness to them that makes me want to just snuggle up somewhere.”

Best Sweatpants For Every Season

365 Midweight Track Pants
Pangaia 365 Midweight Track Pants
  • 19 different color options
  • Treated with peppermint oil to keep them fresh
  • May take a few washes for them to feel soft

No matter what season you’re in, it’s always nice to cozy up in a nice pair of sweats. And these midweight ones from Pangaia serve as the perfect year-round pair. Made with 100 percent organic cotton, they feel super lightweight in the summer, but they trap heat in when it’s chillier outside. Plus, they’re treated with the brand’s trademark peppermint oil, which keeps them fresher for longer.

Editor Review: “I’m literally obsessed with anything from Pangaia. Their products are always so high-quality, and these pants are not different. I can count of them whenever I want to feel cozy but still look super sophisticated.” —Lily Wohlner, WH associate e-commerce editor

Best Classic Sweatpants For Women

On Sale

Knit Drawstring Sweatpants

Champion Knit Drawstring Sweatpants

Now 28% Off

  • Reviewers love that this pair has a drawstring
  • They don’t synch at the bottom, so you can style them with a lot of outfits
  • They don’t have pockets

Chances are that if you don’t already have a pair of Champion’s classic cotton sweatpants in your wardrobe right now, you’ve had them at some point. You can never fail with this standby. The drawstring adds a nice adjustable fit that thousands of reviewers love, but the only thing is that these don’t have pockets, so you’ll want to make sure you pair them with a sweatshirt that has some, if that’s important to you.

Rave Review: “I originally bought these for yoga but ended up wearing them for a long international flight and I loved them! They’re very comfortable, not tight, and don’t make me feel hot.”

Most Versatile Sweatpants For Women

YPB Neoknit Jogger
Abercrombie YPB Neoknit Jogger

Now 20% Off

  • They’re sweat-wicking, so they’re great if you’re active
  • Can be dressed up or down
  • They’re a bit long, so they may not be suitable for shorter people

These joggers are the perfect wear-anywhere pants, as you can dress them up for hitting the town or pair them with an oversized tee or sweatshirt for lounging. As an added bonus, they’re also super soft, flattering, and sweat-wicking (say what?!).

Editor Review: “I’ve only worn these once, but I’m already obsessed with them. The fabric feels soft and cozy against the skin, and the material is warm without making you feel like you’re overheating. They’re designed for workouts, but paired with a crop top and a denim jacket they make the perfect do-anything ’fit, too.” —WH commerce editor, Jasmine Gomez

Best Quality Sweatpants For Women

Scuba High-Rise Jogger
Lululemon Scuba High-Rise Jogger
  • Super high-quality
  • Buttery soft
  • Have to size up if you want them looser

Yes, these sweatpants are more than you may want to spend on loungewear, but they’re such high quality that you’ll likely keep them forever. Hey, at least you know these buttery-soft Lululemon joggers will never go out of style whether you’re wearing them with a crop top and denim jacket for brunch or just a movie marathon at home.

Rave Review: “I bought these because I was searching for a high-quality jogger that has some shape to it They’re extremely comfortable, cute, and slightly fitted.”

Best Sweatpants for Working Out

Essential Fleece Pants
Nike Essential Fleece Pants
  • They fit true-to-size
  • They’re a great length
  • Some say the washing instructions are tricky

Lined with fleece, these are great for cold weather workouts because they’ve been expertly designed by Nike to be just as soft as they are breathable and sweat-wicking. The drawstring waistband will make sure they don’t slip mid-run, too.

Rave Review: “As a plus-sized woman, I purchased these Nike workout pants for use at my health club. The material was comfortable for workouts, and when I followed the washing instructions, the pants stayed in great shape for my next workout.”

Most Stylish Sweatpants For Women

High-Waist Free Time Straight Leg Sweatpant
Alo Yoga High-Waist Free Time Straight Leg Sweatpant
  • Slightly baggy for a relaxed look
  • Designed to flatter every size
  • Some say they run a bit big

You know these, and therefore you know that no sweatpants collection is complete without some iconic three-striped track pants in your wardrobe. They also happen to be extremely trendy right now. Wear them out to dinner with a t-shirt, your fave gold jewelry, and some heels.

Rave Review: “Love these wide-leg Adidas pants. I wore them to a bday party and got LOTS of compliments. I paired them with a crop top and they were perfect for the setting. Love them! ❤️”

Best Sweatpants for the Value

Elevated Jogger
Sweaty Betty Elevated Jogger

Now 50% Off

  • They look a bit more elevated than an everyday jogger
  • Super high quality
  • On the pricer side

If you’re looking for top quality sweats, you won’t regret getting a pair of these. They’re made with cotton, side pockets, and a cozy high-waisted fit. Pssst—they’re frequently on sale, during which they’re a great value for what you get.

Rave Review: “These are lovely and thick with a soft lining. I’m looking forward to lounging in these in the colder weather.”

Best Track Pants For Women

Originals Relaxed Sweatpants
Adidas Originals Relaxed Sweatpants
  • Can dress them up or down
  • Elastic waistband isn’t too tight
  • Reviewers say these are too long, so they may not be suitable for shorter people

You know these, and therefore you know that no sweatpants collection is complete without some iconic three-striped track pants in your wardrobe. They also happen to be extremely trendy right now. Wear them out to dinner with a t-shirt, your fave gold jewelry, and some heels.

Rave Review: “Love these wide-leg Adidas pants. I wore them to a bday party and got LOTS of compliments. I paired them with a crop top and they were perfect for the setting. Love them! ❤️”

Best Plus Size Sweatpants For Women

Jeanius Wide Leg Sweatpants
Good American Jeanius Wide Leg Sweatpants

Now 25% Off

  • Have many different sizes
  • They look like denim, but feel like sweats
  • The fit is very oversized and big, so size down if you want them more fitted

These ultra-cozy, Kardashian-loved joggers run in sizes XS to 5X. The neutral blue shade is super trendy, but they even have neon shades or just a simple black color if you prefer, too.

Rave Review: “These are one of the best quality, thick, sweats I own. Yes they are a bit long, I’m 5’7″ but I prefer them long.”

Best Environmentally Friendly Sweatpants For Women

The ReTrack Jogger
Everlane The ReTrack Jogger
  • They’re good for the environment
  • They have an adjustable drawstring
  • They feel a bit thick

Everlane incorporates recycled cotton into many of their clothing items, helping to decrease chemical usage, water consumption, and emissions when compared to conventional cotton. So, if you want to give back to earth, look no further than these environmentally friendly (yet suuuper cozy sweats).

Rave Review: “These are very cozy and make me feel comfy. I can also run errands and what not and feel just as a confident, although relaxed. The color is great too.”

Best Sweatpants For All-Day Wear

Knit Sweatpants
Waitfairy Knit Sweatpants
  • Made with a breathable fabric
  • They go with enything
  • Some say they’re a bit clingy

Go from working at home to a night out without having to change a thing thanks to these chic and comfy sweatpants. Besides looking so good you’ll feel like the best-dressed person in your home office, these pants are made with a breathable knit fabric that’s sweat-wicking with a cool, smooth feel. Simply swap your fuzzy slippers and t-shirt for heels and a crop top and you’re set for your dinner plans.

Rave Review: “These pants are literally so amazing and have such an awesome material. They’re tight at the waist which is nice because it gives you a nice hourglass figure. They make for a nice comfy brunch outfit or lounge outfit.”

Best Sweatpants for Lounging

On Sale

Safiya Joggers

UGG Safiya Joggers

Now 49% Off

  • You can also buy a matching top
  • They’re super fuzzy and soft
  • They fit more like leggings then sweatpants

Those iconic UGG boots, but make them pants. This relaxed-fit pair will make you feel like the inside of a marshmallow. Get the matching top here, and thank us later.

Rave Review: “I knew these were going to be comfy the moment I pulled them out of the bag. They’re so soft against the skin. They feel very lightweight and not bulky. And, they’re so warm.”

Best Sweatpants for Errands

Performance Jogger
  • Come in 16 different colors
  • They feature big pockets that hold a phone
  • They run big

When you have to run out to the grocery store or pharmacy for essentials, you’ll want to wear these cute joggers from Vuori. Loved by Women’s Health editors, they look a bit more chic than typical sweats, feature pockets big enough to hold a phone, and come in 16 different colors.

Editor Review: “I usually don’t wear sweatpants during the active parts of my daily routine (I’m a leggings gal), but these are my favorite wear-anywhere joggers. The lightweight material is comfy and airy enough for a morning walk with my dog, and because the jogger fit is slimmer than some of my other sweatpants, I feel like I’m wearing athleisure, not pajamas out and about.” —Lindsay Geller, WH lifestyle director

Best Joggers For Women

Muse Sweatpant
  • Super plush and soft
  • They have a roomy, relaxed look
  • Made for taller people

These sweats are probs the most popular ones on Alo’s site, and there’s no question as to why. The jogger-style silhouette is suuuper cozy with a high-rise waistband and ankle cuffs. Plus, you can also style it with the matching Muse Hoodie.

Editor Review: “They have a matching pullover hoodie. It makes me feel pulled together when running errands. They are super comfy and I love the ribbed texture.” —Kristen Saladino, WH executive fashion director

Best Sweatpants for Travel

On Sale

Sweat Set

Etcyy New Sweat Set

Now 27% Off

  • They’re super stylish
  • They’re comfortable and lightweight
  • They easily wrinkle

Want to feel comfortable while squished between your S.O. and dog, but still look cute enough for all the Instagram pics you’re bound to take on your next road trip? ‘Course you do. Nail that seemingly elusive balance with this slim and sleek sweat set that’s versatile on its own, or when paired separately.

Rave Review: “They are cute and can be worn for different occasions. I love the fit because the top and bottom are very roomy. This fits so comfortably and the material doesn’t stick to my skin.”


Lily Wohlner is the Associate E-Commerce Editor of Women’s Health. An expert in recommending the best products to add-to-cart, she knows what it takes for a product to receive a solid five stars (especially when it comes to beauty!). Starting her career as a freelance makeup artist, Lily has since moved to the editorial world, where she has generated content for brands including Oribe, NewBeauty, Dermstore, SkinStore, and LOOKFANTASTIC. When she’s not zenning out with a pore-clearing mask, the Lower East Side dweller is cheffing up a new recipe with her roommate or thrifting for the perfect pair of blue jeans. Follow her on Instagram. 


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