Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure—or perhaps a bit of both—it’s essential to pack clothes that are comfortable and versatile. Enter joggers: Unlike traditional baggy sweatpants, these pants tend to be slightly more formfitting and tailored, making you look more polished and put together without sacrificing comfort. These days, they’re available in a variety of fabrics and styles, with options for exercise, lounging, and even dressing up.
With this in mind, we’ve rounded up our top picks for the best women's joggers. Ahead, you’ll find a variety of options that range in price, color, and material to suit any occasion, be it an hours-long hike, a stroll through one of Europe’s fairytale-worthy towns, a business conference (yes, really!), a night out on a girls trip, or lounging around your Airbnb.
Lululemon Align high-rise jogger
These Lululemon joggers are ideal for active trips where you may be hiking or doing a lot of walking. The breathable yet buttery soft fabric feels like a second skin, and the four-way stretch allows for easy maneuverability. Even better, the pant comes in 12 colors—from army green and red merlot to heather gray and basic black—in sizes 0 to 20.
Athleta Retreat linen jogger
Athleta’s Retreat Linen Joggers are the perfect addition to any warm-weather wardrobe since they’re constructed with ultra-lightweight linen. The breezy, beachy bottoms—which just so happen to be machine-washable—are designed with four pockets (two front-zip pockets and two back pockets) for stashing cash, credit cards, AirPods, and other travel essentials. Select from three color options in straight, tall, and petite sizes 0 to 26.
Spanx Leather-Like jogger
Whether you’re heading out to dinner post-sightseeing or attending a work conference, these slim fit faux leather joggers from Spanx are both stylish and sophisticated—and, best of all, you need not sacrifice comfort. Not only are these machine-washable pants available in sizes XS to 3X, they also have unique touches like hidden shaping panels, functional front pockets, and a waistband-free construction with ruching on the back.
Cozy Earth bamboo jogger pant
Cozy Earth’s bamboo jogger is seriously soft thanks to a blend of bamboo and viscose. With this in mind, the pants are perfect for snoozing through your long-haul flight or relaxing in your hotel room. For a slightly more elevated look, pair the joggers with a T-shirt and matching pullover, and before you know it, you’ve got a put-together (but still ultra-comfy) athleisure set. Choose from five neutral hues in sizes XS to XXXL.
Beyond Yoga Space Dye joggers
Think of the Beyond Yoga Space Dye joggers as an even more comfortable (and less basic) version of your favorite leggings. These super-soft pants—which come in black, navy, and beige—hit just above the ankle and have a high, stretchy waistband. Meanwhile, the two front pockets are especially convenient for safely storing your phone within arm’s reach.
Blank NYC Overthink it joggers
Blank NYC’s Overthink it cotton joggers are not as they seem—and we mean that in the best way possible. While the pants may look like jeans at first glance, they’re actually constructed with French terry fabric. Like traditional denim, these bottoms can be easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Complete your daytime outfit with a T-shirt or tank for a more laid-back look; otherwise, opt for a blazer or sweater—plus your favorite jewelry and accessories—to take things up a notch at night.
Zara zippered jogger pants
Styled correctly, these Zara joggers won’t look out of place in the office. The beige hue and side zippers are both incredibly stylish, while the elastic hems and waistband offer superior comfort. For a truly timeless look that’s also travel-friendly, wear them with a crisp button-down and a pair of classic ballet flats.
Bella Dahl patch pocket jogger pants
Sick of boring sweats? Swap ’em out for a pair of these Bella Dahl joggers, which come in three beautiful colors. Designed for everyday wear, the relaxed fit joggers have functional features like an elasticized drawstring waist plus side and back patch pockets, so go ahead and leave that belt bag at home.
Eberjey recycled boucle jogger
Not only are these Eberjey joggers ultra-soft, they’re also made of recycled polyester. These sweater-like ankle-length pants—which come in black and white—have a slouchy, relaxed fit and a comfy elastic waistband. With all this in mind, it’s safe to say that these joggers will keep you warm and cozy on your next long-haul flight.
Summersalt The Softed French Terry jogger
These French terry joggers from Summersalt are an excellent pick for summer travel, given how lightweight and breathable they are. They’re also not overly baggy, which creates a more tailored silhouette, even with the roomy rib-trimmed pockets (always a bonus in our book). Shoppers can select from a dozen color and pattern options.
Naadam Off-Duty cashmere jogger
As you can guess by the name, the Naadam Off-Duty cashmere jogger is constructed with 100 percent cashmere for optimal coziness. Available in 15 colors in sizes XXS to 3X, these pants offer a slightly more elevated twist on an everyday staple thanks to the high-waisted cut and ribbed detailing. Just keep in mind that the lounge pants are not machine-washable; instead, you’ll need to have them dry-cleaned or hand-wash them in cold water.
ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo silk jogger pants
Dressing up doesn’t have to be complicated—ditch your uncomfortable denim or dresses in favor of these effortlessly cool ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Silk Jogger Pants. Made from 100 percent silk, these joggers have a weightless construction plus elegant pleating. For a more casual feel, style them with sandals or slip-on sneakers; otherwise, a pair of wedges or heels can transform the look to suit more formal occasions.
Patagonia Fleetwith pants
Think of the Patagonia Fleetwith pants as a more fashion-forward but still functional take on classic ’90s-era cargo pants. Featuring a blend of 90 percent recycled polyester and 10 percent spandex, these joggers are stretchy, quick-drying, and wrinkle-resistant. We especially love the two side pockets, which have flaps for an extra sense of security when stowing away your belongings. Choose from three neutral hues: Ink Black, Fatigue Green, and Plume Gray.
Everlane The ReTrack Jogger
Sometimes, you just need a pair of comfortable basic bottoms, and that’s where Everlane’s The ReTrack Jogger comes into play. This activewear-inspired pair of joggers comes in four neutral hues and has a slightly oversized fit, plus all the classic features you want—an elastic waistband, an adjustable drawstring, and ribbed ankle cuffs. As such, they’re great for hanging out at the house or running errands. As for the fabric, they're constructed with a blend of recycled cotton and polyester for a plush, fleece-like texture.
Splendid Mariella jogger
Rounding out our list of the best joggers for women, the Splendid Mariella jogger fuses fashion and comfort with the addition of herringbone tape, which can be found along the sides of the legs. The linen-blend bottoms offer a relaxed, sporty silhouette with front and back pockets and a cuffed rib hem. They’re available in 13 colors ranging from hot pink and navy to black and white.