All hail the jogger pant! I’ve been eyeing up allll of the joggers for awhile now, wondering which ones I should order. I finally just decided to order ALL of them to see which ones were my ultimate favorites. I’ve been wearing sweatpants and leggings, and the jogger is like the perfect hybrid of both. I tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori and Honeydew Intimates. Here’s what I found:

The Search For The Best Women’s Joggers

Lululemon Align Joggers

MY FAVORITES!!!! These are EVERYTHING I wanted in a pair of joggers. Super-comfortable: soft, stretchy and no muffin-top or tightness in the waistband. Shana had given me a heads-up that Lululemon tends to run small, so instead of my typical size 6 (28 in pants), I ordered sizes 8 and 10. I’m glad I sized up because the size 10s were ultimately my favorite fit. They’re slightly baggy without being sloppy and are so smooth in the waist. I can’t get over the “buttery-soft” Nulu™ Fabric (80% Nylon, 20% Lycra® Elastane) that’s lightweight and sweat-wicking with 4-way stretch. (I think I might want my entire wardrobe made out of Nulu.)

We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.

Lululemon Align Joggers (10) | Chelsea28 Wrap Top (s)

Lululemon Align Joggers: Size 10

For the record, this isn’t just a gratuitous picture of me without a shirt…I always want to see the waistband of pants before buying, so I included these pics to show what they look like.

We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.
We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.

Lululemon Align Joggers (10) | Free People Bralette (L)

Lululemon Align Joggers: Size 8

These would work as well, but I actually liked the slightly baggy fit of the size 10s. The camo is a fun pattern, and the “buttery soft” texture doesn’t change with the pattern like it does sometimes. I also like that even though these are a lot longer on me than the model, they still work because of the bottom cuff.

We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.
We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.

Lululemon Align Joggers (8) | Free People Bralette (L)

Zella Live-In Joggers

I love Zella’s Live In Leggings, so I had to try their joggers. They were OK, but I didn’t like them as much as the Lululemon pair because they were more of a performance fabric (77% polyester, 23% spandex) than a soft jersey knit. I like the overall fit, but wish the waistband wasn’t so tight (although maybe that’s a personal problem!).

We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.

Zella Live In Joggers (m) | V-Neck Easy Tank (s) | Nike Cortez Sneakers

We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.
We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.

Zella Live In Joggers (m) | Free People Bralette (L)

Vuori Lunar Crop Sweatpants

UGH how I WISH these came in a shorter length! These would be so cute on someone taller than me (5’4″) because they hit me at such an awkward length, but they are super-crazy-comfy. The fabric is so soft and lightweight, you’ll never want to take these babies off. I need to try their performance joggers (I mean, check out those reviews) and their leggings look amazing as well, but I can’t decide between this pair and this pair. (Do any of you guys own either?) This was my first Vuori purchase, but it definitely won’t be my last.

We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.
We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.
We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.

vuori Lunar Cropped Joggers (m) | Free People Bralette (L) | Chelsea28 Wrap Top (s)

Honeydew Intimates Kickin’ It Leggings

OK, so technically these are leggings, but they kind of have that jogger shape at the bottom (as well as the drawstring waistband), so I included them. These are so soft and COMFY, and I think they’d be perfect in a size up — I’m wearing a medium, but I don’t like when the waistband comes in at all on the sides–like at all. They’re lightweight and a little bit sheer when you bend over (I did the mirror test and thankfully Zack didn’t walk in on me), so they’re definitely more like PJs or loungewear. They’re so comfortable, though, I’m going to order a size up to wear at home. (Did I mention how soft and comfortable they are??)

We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.
We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.

Honeydew Kickin It Leggings (M, also in grey) | Free People Bralette (L)

Athleta Cosmic Joggers

These are obviously too small. If I wear them just below the belly button they create muffin top and if I pull them up I’m not digging the camel toe. They were sold out of medium, my usual size, and although my “recommended size” was small, they ran TTS for me. I think a medium would have been perfect. I did like the zipper details on the side and the length was great. They’re more of a performance fabric than a jersey knit, but they were softer than I expected them to be. I thought they were going to be super swishy and noisy, but they were actually really soft.

We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.
We've been wearing sweatpants & leggings, but joggers are the perfect hybrid. We tried Lululemon, Athleta, Zella, Vuori & Honeydew Intimates. See the winners.

Athleta Cosmic Joggers (S) | Free People Bralette (L)

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XOXO,

Scotti

7 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for showing the waistband. I, too, like to see the waistband of pants before buying them, but so many stores don’t show it on the model. It’s a major pet peeve of mine.

  2. I have the Vuori joggers – https://vuoriclothing.com/products/womens-performance-jogger-charcoal-heather?variant=22964246020154 – and they are incredibly soft, but I find them short, and I wish I’d sized up from my usual size, I think. You should try them!! I want to try the CloudKnit joggers, which seem similar, but are apparently longer – https://www.outdoorvoices.com/products/w-cloudknit-sweats?variant=41915002373. Though I think I’ve now purchased 5 pairs of joggers since quarantine started and maybe that is getting a little excessive? I am not sure I ever want to go back to real pants, though! Elastic waistbands for life!!! 😉

  3. The vuori performance joggers are phenomenal! So incredibly soft and perfect length (I’m 5’2”). The black fabric is actually not the softest for some reason, they have a slight sheen to them and just the tiny bit slicker feeling compared to the other colored ones (this was consistent for the women’s and men’s joggers).

  4. the lululemon align joggers are FOR SURE a size-up item. true to size ends up looking like really awkward “leggings” but a size up looks/fits like a jogger. the ahtleta studio joggers are amazing. I love vuori’s halo fabric. I have their shorts, jacket and pullover in this buttery fabric. Have to try the joggers in this fabric.

  5. AMERICAN GIANT JOGGERS. Gold standard, for sure! If you haven’t tried them, do it: perfect, thick-not-heavy fabric, great cut, wash like a dream.

  6. So happy to see I’m not the only one currently obsessed with joggers these days! They are all I want to wear. Like someone above said, I’ve bought many pairs in the past few weeks and still, my ultimate favorite pair is this pair from Amour Vert. They are amazing. Perfect fit, perfect fabric. I love them. A lot. I also recently got a pair of “super soft terry slim joggers” from Gap and they are pretty awesome, too, but sadly sold out right now. https://amourvert.com/products/skylar-rib-jogger

  7. I’m 5’8″ usually a size 6, and the Zella live-in joggers are the only ones I could find that came close to being long enough. I bought a M and love the thicker heavier fabric

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