Very comfortable elastic-waste, drawstring "yoga" pants
September 17, 2012 4:08 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for very comfortable elastic-waist, drawstring men's "yoga"-style pants for hanging around the house and for practicing yoga. Must have pockets. Most dedicated "yoga" pants seem to cost $75 or more. I'm hoping for cheaper!
posted by Quisp Lover to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (20 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
every pair of pajama pants I have ever owned have all of these features.
posted by bensherman at 4:13 PM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

Scrubs may work as well. They're comfy as hell and most have pockets (including some with side-of-knee pockets if you want those).
posted by Ufez Jones at 4:19 PM on September 17, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks

re: pajamas: I wouldn't wear them to yoga class.

re: scrubs: they're are a bit light. I'd like something I could wear even during shoulder seasons.
posted by Quisp Lover at 4:21 PM on September 17, 2012

Yeah you can often find these called things like "lounge pants" or "sleep pants" and many of them do actually have pockets and elastic and a drawstring. I've seen pairs made by Reebok and Hanes or things like these.
posted by jessamyn at 4:22 PM on September 17, 2012

Response by poster: Getting warmer!

Re: that last link, can't beat the price, but I'm skeptical of any pants that don't list an inseam. I don't want to have to alter them....nor do I want them to end halfway up my calf, ala knickers!

Hanes seems to have a poorly programed page....choosing a different length doesn't change the stated inseam size of 31". And that's pretty darned short for any guy over, like, 5'10"
posted by Quisp Lover at 4:35 PM on September 17, 2012

I too was irritated by the lack of decent and inexpensive men's yoga pants.

I got some Russell brand sweatpants and cut them just below the knee.

They have pockets. I love them.
posted by MonsieurBon at 5:10 PM on September 17, 2012

Target seems to have some that would work. A few on this page have pockets, elastic waist, drawstring, non-elastic legs and seem like a good weight for yoga. Prices are reasonable too.
posted by maxg94 at 5:13 PM on September 17, 2012

What is your inseam?

All the yoga-practicing men I know wear Prana yoga pants, including a 6'4" friend. The reviews complain about the inseams being too long. Sounds like they might be a good choice for you if you have a longer inseam.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:28 PM on September 17, 2012

Try dance pants, like Capezio.

If you can forgo pockets, they have them on Amazon for $26.00. One review says her boyfriend does use them for yoga.

Sometimes a dance store will have a sale rack, if you've got any in your area.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 5:40 PM on September 17, 2012

I have long used Adidas track pants / warmups for approximately this purpose. Go to the Adidas website, click "Mens" / "Pants". They have a size chart that lists the inseams. I see now that they have rebranded their regular track pants as "classic" something-something, and raised the price to $50+ for god's sake, but you can find them on sale and/or at outlets pretty regularly.
posted by Joey Buttafoucault at 5:43 PM on September 17, 2012

Martial arts pants might work. They're usually design for maximum freedom of movement. I've got a pair without pockets that I use for sleep pants and non-martial arts exercises (including yoga). A short check on Google turned up these, these, and these with pockets. I'm sure there are others.
posted by chrisulonic at 5:47 PM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

Scrubs do come in several weights, mostly depending on the manufacturer. The ones I have (Avida) are quite warm.
posted by scruss at 5:48 PM on September 17, 2012

How about these from the gap? Are those too loungey? My husband has several of these for hanging around the house and loves them.
posted by echo0720 at 6:01 PM on September 17, 2012

Maybe some Prana climbing pants?

I've always wanted a pair like these, but neither climb nor do yoga so I can't really justify the purchase.
posted by aleatorictelevision at 6:25 PM on September 17, 2012

Chef pants. Seriously, those things are so comfortable I sleep in them sometimes. You can easily get them for $20-25. Mine have the two side pockets and one on the back.

Here's Chef Wear's clearance page. You can easily go from there.
posted by theichibun at 6:32 PM on September 17, 2012 [2 favorites]

Prana yoga pants are available at a fairly steep discount at Sierra Trading Post. The inseam length is in general pretty long. I buy women's yoga pants because I am narrow-waisted with a big butt and they fit me better than men's pants (I'm a guy) but here are some men's pocketed yoga pants at well under your target price.

They also sell Gramicci climbers' pants. I buy half a dozen pair a year. These are insanely comfortable and yes, you can climb in them because they're made for freedom of movement.

The stock at Sierra tends to vary a lot. I am a happy customer with no pecuniary interest in the company.
posted by jet_silver at 8:52 PM on September 17, 2012

Try Target, Walmart, and Marshall's. Try Marshall's first, actually. The one near me had yoga pants for $14.99 when I was in the store today.
posted by MexicanYenta at 10:26 PM on September 17, 2012

Thai fishing pants. They'd be easy to modify too if you'd like an elasticated belt.
posted by Packed Lunch at 12:54 AM on September 18, 2012 [2 favorites]

I recommend men's pajama pants from Target. I have several pairs with pockets, and they are the most comfortable thing *ever*, and plenty long (I'm 5'10" and tend to wear my pants higher than is currently fashionable (I'm a woman, fwtw)).
posted by epj at 2:01 PM on September 19, 2012

What is a feature of a yoga specific pant you are looking for? Tight? Comression? Good lookin?
posted by bensherman at 4:52 PM on September 21, 2012

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