Yoga pants for men comparison guide

Whatever type of yoga you practice, it’s important to wear comfortable clothing so you can focus. You don’t want to be distracted by restrictive garments that stretch less than you do. T-shirts are one easy solution for your upper body, but it can be tougher to find yoga pants for men that are comfortable, stylish, and affordable. Our guide covers the key factors to think about while shopping, so you can find the best yoga pants for you at a price you like.

Click on any column header to sort the table, for example by cost, thickness, or material. Detailed explanations of prices, ratings, etc are located beneath the guide:

Pants
Sizes
Cost
Material
Colors
Pockets
Rating
Capezio Men's Basic Yoga Pants XS, S, M, L, XL$24.9290% cotton/ 10% lycra spandexBlack
No3.7
Pillar Men's Yoga Shorts w/inner liner (Dryflex version)S, M, L, XL$42.00Dryflex fabric with 'bathing suit' liner made of coolmaxBlack, navy, charcoalNo4.2
Champion Men's Long Mesh Short With PocketsS, M, L, XL, XXL$12.20100% polyester17 colorsYes4.1
4-rth Eco-Track and Yoga PantsS, M, L, XL$68.00Modal fabric (rayon made from beech trees)15 color combinationsYes4.5
4-rth Cuffed Yoga PantsS, M, L$55.00Modal fabric (rayon made from beech trees)11 color combinationsYes4.6
4-rth Eco-Track and Yoga ShortsS, M, L, XL$44.00Modal fabric (rayon made from beech trees)12 color combinationsYes4.7
Be Present's Men's Yoga PantsS, M, L, XL$67.00Cotton, nylon & spandex blend5 colorsYes4.3
prAna Men's Sutra PantsXS, S, M, L, XL, XXL$67.99Hemp, lycra & PET (recycled plastic) blend4 colorsYes4.3
prAna Men's Momentum PantsXS, S, M, L, XL$50.0094% organic cotton 6% lycraBlack, oliveNo4.2
prAna Men's Mojo ShortsXS, S, M, L, XL, XXL$48.90100% Polyester6 colorsYes4.1
prAna Men's JD ShortS, M, L, XL$44.9589% Recycled Polyester, 11% SpandexBlackNo4.3
Best of Thailand's Fisherman's WrapOne size fits most$7.50100% cotton15 colorsNo3.1
CandyHusky's Men's Fisherman's Wrap PantsOne size fits most$24.99100% thick cottonBlack1 pocket4.9
Hanuman Yoga Knickers by VerveS, M, L, XL$58.0088% Organic Cotton / 12% LycraBlack, espressoNo4.3
CandyHusky Plus Size Fisherman's Wrap PantsPlus size$19.99100% thin cotton18 colors1 pocket4.0
CandyHusky Men's Baggy Aladin PantsOne size fits most$22.00100% rayon8 colorsNo4.2
YogaAddict's Men's Yoga ShortsS, M, L, XL, XXL$33.90Body: 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester, Rib: 100% PolyesterBlackYes4.9
Alo Yoga Men's Recovery PantL, XL, XXL$54.00Viscose derived from BambooObsidian, graniteYes4.0
Alo Yoga Men's Mantra PantL, XL, XXL$54.0070% Viscose derived from Bamboo/30% Organic CottonAsh, black, obsidianYes3.0
Rufskin Catch Loose Fit Yoga PantsS, M, L$64.0090% Cotton, 10% SpandexBlack, navy, whiteYes4.5
4-rth Fusion Gym ShortS, M, L$34.00Promodal fabric (a blend of modal fabric and tencel, a lyocell fiber that comes from the pulp of eucalyptus trees) 8 colorsNo4.5
Alo Yoga Men's Wave ShortS, L, XL. XXL$27.0050% Viscose derived from Bamboo/50% polyesterBlack/White, Black/GraniteNoNA
Alo Yoga Men's Active ShortM, L$30.00Viscose derived from BambooBlackNoNA
prAna Men's Sutra Hemp ShortsXS, S, M, L, XL, XXL$42.0053% Hemp, 44% PET, 3% LycraBlack, espresso, khakiYes4.4
Yoga Crow Men's Yoga Swerve ShortsS, L, XL$59.00Nylon, Lycra Outer, Polyester, Lycra/X-Static InnerBlack, mint green, patinaYes4.8
prAna Living Men's Stretch Zion 32-Inch Inseam PantXS, S, M, L, XL, XXL$52.5097% Nylon , 3% Spandex, with durable water repellantBrown, charcoal, dark khaki, khaki, mudYes4.6
HIC 20" Breakers 8 Way Octo Super Stretch BoardshortsS, M, L, XL$57.9690% Polyester/10% SpandexScuba blue, black, charcoalNoNA
HIC 21" Howitzer 8 Way Octo Super Stretch BoardshortsS, M, L, XL$57.9690% Polyester/10% SpandexCharcoal, jungleNo4.7
Kanu Surf Men's Barracuda Extended Size Trunk2X, 3X, 4X, 5X$17.50100% Polyester10 colorsYes4.4
Siam Secrets 100% Cotton Pinstripe 3/4 Capri Thai Fisherman Pants PlusOne size fits most$13.59100% Medium weight Loomed Cotton6 colorsYes4.5

The 7 columns in the guide are:

  • Pants brand & picture (click to view more details or to purchase).
  • Sizes available.
  • Price – These are current prices on Amazon.com in U.S. dollars. Outside the U.S., click the price in dollars to see the price in your local currency. In some cases prices will be different depending on color and/or style.
  • Material pants are made of.
  • Color and/or style options.
  • Whether the pants have pockets or not.
  • Rating – This is the average user rating on Amazon.com, where 5 is the best possible rating. It can be very helpful in deciding whether people were satisfied with their purchase.

Yoga pants for men – the long and the short of it

A lot of attention has been paid to yoga garments for women, but men need clothes for yoga too. Shirts are pretty straightforward, with most guys defaulting to a t-shirt. But yoga pants for men are a little trickier. The wrong pants can really interfere with your workout. It’s critical that they don’t bind up or restrict your range of motion. Consequently there are many factors to consider when shopping for yoga pants for men.

Maybe the first thing to think about is if you prefer full length pants or shorts. Your choice might depend on the weather, and/or if there’s a place to change where you’re working out. Shorts inherently allow a greater range of motion if they don’t extend below the knee, but might not be the best choice if it’s cold out and you can’t change after class.

Finding your fit

Besides long pants versus shorts, probably the most important factor to consider is if you prefer your pants loose fitting or snug. Some prefer loose, since it gives a lot of space to move around. The downside of loose fitting pants is that there is extra material hanging down. Sometimes it can bunch up or get in your way.

The other way to go is with snug fitting yoga pants. In this case the selection of material is especially important. Pants that extend below the knee have to be flexible enough to accommodate the range of motion required by the knee, without over stretching the crotch. For this reason most snug fitting yoga pants for men aren’t just 100% cotton, but also contain a stretchable component such as spandex.

The material world

Some materials can wick moisture away from your body, which can be important if you tend to sweat. You may also want to consider how environmentally friendly the material is, and whether or not it’s organic. The origin of manufacture is important to some people, and there are many options that are made in the USA.

Other factors to consider are the existence or lack of pockets. Keep in mind that not all pockets are created equal, some will hold a lot more than others. Also some people prefer an elastic waist band, while others prefer a drawstring.

yoga pants for men drawstring

Now it’s your turn

Now that you’re familiar with the factors to consider when shopping for yoga pants for men, its up to you to pick which ones meet your needs in your price range.

New pants come on the market frequently, so we’ll update our guide as needed. But if you feel like we missed a brand or style that needs to be included on the list, or if you have your own tips on yoga pants for me, please let us know in the comments below.

 

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