Athleisurewear is no longer just a weekend category. It’s everywhere — and brands know it. And they’re increasingly stepping up options, styles, and value to get your attention and prove to you that theirs is the best of the best.
One such push is really wonderful: Combining the efficiencies and technologies of athleisure with the style and elegance of office attire. And so you have a sea of options that let you elevate your clothes to high-function and maintain your favorite style for a day at the office or an important dinner. Comfortable, durable, breathable, sweat-wicking, quick-drying — these are just some of the features we’re seeing in more and more office-worthy apparel.
And when it comes to pants, we’re excited for warmer months and more active days but also wary of the sweat and discomfort those could entail. So we put together some great options for you to keep in mind about the pants best fit for your work, your style, and the fire within you.
Men’s EZY Dry-Ex Ultra Stretch Ankle Length Pants
These pants use Uniqlo’s DRY-EX material, which quickly dries sweat and moisture. The waist has snap buttons and elastic on the inside so you can move and groove without worrying about restrictive waistbands.
All Day Every Day Pant
The name of these pants ain’t lying. They’re the perfect in between for when you want to wear sweatpants but have to wear slacks or need something nice but don’t want to do denim. They’re made from a breathable, moisture-wicking blend of spandex and nylon.
Made entirely out of polyester, these moisture wicking pants can handle anything and everything you throw at them. They offer UPF protection, but look like chinos — you’d never know the difference.
The Performance Chino
You get sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and 4-way stretching pants with Everlane’s chino style.
ABC Pant Classic
These are inspired by five-pocket jeans but include improvements like a zippered back pocket and reflective inner cuffs for a noticeable flip, not to mention sweat-wicking fabric that stretches four ways — they also come in nearly a dozen colors.
Prana’s Brion Pant
With proprietary stretch fabric and five-pocket construction, you’re also getting mesh pockets and the water-repelling and quick-drying fabric you’re here for. Save on prAna with discounts from our coupon page.
The Traveler Pant
Crafted in a stretch twill weave, these pants move with you wherever you’re going. They are incredibly soft, and well fitted to the legs so no schlumpy-ness can occur.
No Sweat Pant Slim
A slim fit style is equipped with stretch and durability, maintaining the traditional look of pants — and a notable eight color options.
Constructed with Japanese stretch fabric, these pants (which were apparently years in the making) include a specific media pocket and notable details like an articulated knee structure to enhance mobility.
Flowknit Ultra-Soft Performance Pant
There’s just something magical about a pair of pants that feel like sweats but don’t look like them: you can wear them all day and not feel underdressed or schlubby, but you’re still getting all of the comfort. The Flowknit Performance Pants nail this. They are made with a polyester and spandex blend so there is a nice stretch involved that doesn’t limit motion whatsoever. The blend also gives the pants a shape, so they’re definitely a step above cotton sweats, and the polyester makes them lightweight and breathable—a perfect addition just in time for summer.
Whatever specific pant you choose to get for your commute or to elevate your the regular to athleisure, know that you’ve got options to find the one that best fits your style and needs.
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