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.