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The 8 Best Joggers For Women

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Full disclosure: Until recently, I owned exactly one battered pair of joggers for freezing walks to the gym and sick days. So when I went to upgrade my collection I was surprised and delighted, to find that the best joggers for women are actually quite stylish and immensely versatile. They range widely in style, but they all feature a comfort-forward design with elastic cuffs that cinch around your ankles or legs.

Joggers have come a long way since the Dickensian mandates of high school gym class. Many pairs feature tapered legs that look similar to regular pants, because people are rallying behind comfortable fashion. There are even super-stylish joggers you can dress up a little or a lot thanks to on-trend details that add style and versatility without negatively impacting comfort, like cargo pockets or belted waists you can tie in a bow.

I finally found my gateway pair, and I plan to buy a few more. Below you’ll find a curated list of some of the best joggers for women, including everything from a great basic pair for everyday use to a hybrid pair that borrow details from yoga leggings. You’ll also find some lightweight joggers that you’ll want to keep on hand for warm weather and even a pair that clocks in at under $15.

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The Best Overall: A Breathable Pair In Tons Of Colors & Sizes

If you're looking for a good basic jogger that you can where constantly, this is it. Backed by nearly 16,000 reviews, the BALEAF jogger has a slim tapered leg (that’s not too tight) and an adjustable drawstring for comfort. The cotton-spandex blend is strong, stretchy, and soft — shoppers noted the fabric actually gets softer after machine washing. You can choose whether or not you want a fleece lining with your size selection.

One raving fan described, “They are not heavyweight [...] but not as light as cotton pajama pants.” These also boast a great color selection from dark to bright and have most inclusive sizes out of any on the list.

One reviewer wrote: “These are my favorite joggers and I have all kinds, from different price points/brands. The material is perfect - not too thin and not too thick and has the right amount of stretch. [...] These are totally worth it for the price!”

  • Available colors: 18
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X-Large

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Some Budget-Friendly Joggers In Every Color (& Pattern) Imaginable

Boasting more than 68,000 reviews, Amazon shoppers rave about these soft and comfy pants — more than one dubbed them “the perfect lightweight joggers,” citing their buttery softness and flowy material. Their brushed polyester-spandex blend is stretchy and squat-proof. You can spring for black pairs to replace your leggings, but they come in a veritable rainbow of colors and an impressive selection of fun prints including galaxies, cats, and tacos. Get a few solid pairs to wear out, and some fun ones that spark joy.

One reviewer wrote: “These are a definite yes! One of the most comfortable, flattering pants I own and for a great price!! I've worn these lounging around the house, working out, running errands, to my sons baseball games...literally everywhere and they are perfect! They wash up great, haven't faded and hold their shape. I will definitely order again in another color.”

  • Available colors: 179
  • Available sizes: Small — 3X

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These Cute Joggers With Cargo Pockets

These cute cargo joggers put an edgy street-style spin on the comfy pant. The thick cotton-polyester knit has a cozy fleece lining, so they're guaranteed to be cozy, and even the lighter colors promise not to be see-through. In addition to two cargo pockets (that Amazon shoppers report are expertly placed) they also feature your go-to side seam pockets. They have drawstring elastic waist for added comfort.

One reviewer wrote: “These pants are super comfortable, and those cargo pockets are the icing on the cake. The pants look and feel as if they are tailored. I love wearing them and intend to get more in other colors.”

  • Available colors: 9
  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large

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These Comfy Joggers That Tall Women Can Actually Wear

Joggers with an extra-long inseam give tall women the ankle coverage they need and that some brands often overlook. These are made from 100% cotton that’s breathable and machine-washable — but even better? They come in four different inseams up to 34 inches. "Your new favorite cotton joggers," one shopper declared.

One reviewer wrote: “These jogger sweats are my favorite piece of clothing I own! They are so comfortable and stretch just right. I got the longest option because I’m a tall woman and they are perfect! And the pockets are amazing, there’s two normal pockets and one smaller zippered one. I will be ordering more!”

  • Available colors: 9
  • Available sizes: Small/28” Inseam — XX-Large/34” Inseam

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This Plus-Size Pair Made With Super-Soft Fabric

This pair of jogger pants dials comfiness up to an 11. They’re constructed from lightweight, breathable rayon that “feels nice, like a good t shirt,” according to one reviewer. They have a 1.5-inch elastic waist plus two roomy side pockets. Shoppers attest that they’re “super comfortable” and easy to dress up or down — so don’t be surprised if they become your go-to pants.

One reviewer wrote: “I love these joggers. The material is soft and feels so good. They fit well too. Almost feels like you are running around without any pants on.”

  • Available colors: 4
  • Available sizes: 1X — 4X

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This Pair Of Hybrid Jogger-Yoga Pants

These streamlined jogger pants get rave reviews for their hybrid design: They combine the flat, wide waistband commonly used in yoga leggings with a looser fit through the leg and two front angle pockets. One reviewer wrote that the stretchy polyester-elastane blend feels “like butter, and have a nice cool touch to them.” Another described them as a “thick plush stretch material, feels like your most comfortable sweats with a polished look.” Whether you’re looking for a pair of joggers to wear on a hike or on the couch, you’re sure to get good use out of these.

One reviewer wrote: “I really love these yoga pants. Because they are more of a jogger style I find them to be extremely comfortable. I love where the waistband falls. [...] Plus, anything with pockets scores extra points with me. The material is very soft and stretchy. It is of medium weight. I had them on in the house on a warm June day and felt just right. They run true to size. I've been very pleased with this brand and these yoga/jogger pants are no exception.”

  • Available colors: 4
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 2X

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These Versatile Joggers With A Removable Belt

A cute belt elevates these fashionable joggers, which are comfortable enough to run errands in but can also be dressed up. They just might be the missing link in everyone’s wardrobe. These are woven from a lightweight blend of cotton, viscose, and elastane and feature two side pockets with a comfy elastic waist. One shopper proclaimed, “I love everything about these pants! Perfect weight, size, breathable. My favorite pair of pants!” You can score them in this versatile black version or a neutral olive green hue.

One reviewer wrote: “These pants are very comfortable while still looking stylish. They can definitely be dressed up or down depending on your top [...] Overall a great buy.”

  • Available colors: 2
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 44

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A Lightweight Pair Of Capri Joggers For Warmer Weather

These capri joggers are great for when you don’t need a full-length pant but shorts are out of the question. Strong, breathable cotton is blended with super-soft viscose and a bit of elastane for stretch. Featuring two casual patch pockets plus a drawstring elastic waist, these are a comfy option for life on the go.

One reviewer wrote: “Perfect warm weather sweats! Thin enough to stay cool but thick enough to be comfortable. Material is softer than I expected which is nice. Happy to have some comfy casual summertime pants!”

  • Available colors: 8
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large