The 13 Best Yoga Pants for Reaching that Ultimate Stretch
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Having spent the better part of the last two years stagnating in our homes, causing irreparable dents to our sofas and mattresses, we could all decidedly do with some exercise. Preferably something that’ll work out all those kinks in your neck while boosting your flexibility and helping strengthen your core. Yoga is great for that. Whether you’re in the mood for something that’ll have you drenched in sweat by the end of a session or a more low-key version that focuses on the mind just as much as the body, yoga practice is something a whole lot of us could use right now. But before you book a class at your local center, make sure you get your hands on the best yoga pants.

Sure, a pair of gym shorts will suffice, but to do the poses in yoga correctly, you need pants that allow for maximum mobility. Anything constricting isn’t conducive to intense lunges and extending your body farther than it’s ever gone before. So, opt for something that has considerable stretch and is loose around the thighs and pelvis, or has a drop crotch. You may also want to avoid showing body parts that you’d like to keep hidden when changing from, say, Downward Dog to Warrior. For this, a sturdy elastic waistband with a drawstring is key. Last but not least is the fabric. Even if you’re not into Bikram, a synthetic, moisture-wicking material is likely what you need (though natural-fiber options are out there, too).

There’s a lot that goes into making the best yoga pants, which is why so many brands are offering items specifically for this category. From yoga-centric labels like Baleaf and Alo to activewear purveyors like Nike and Lululemon, we curated a selection that is perfectly suited for both padawans and fervent practitioners alike.

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Yoga Capri Pants

$24.99

Baggy pants and exercise usually don’t mix. But when it comes to yoga, bring on the droop.

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Yoga Sweatpants

$35.99

These roomy, cotton-blend yoga pants feature big pockets. Not that helpful while you’re practicing, maybe, but great if you want to carry your iPhone and listen to the soft melodies of Enya while gearing up.

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Dri-Fit Pocket Yoga Pants

$65.00

The Swoosh has it all, including some damn fine pants for yogis.

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Hemp Yoga Pants

$64.00

If you’re a one with nature fella and like to avoid synthetic materials, these hemp pants are right for you.

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Vaha Pant

$59.25

Sometimes you just want to forgo a climate-controlled environment and just stretch outdoors. And these Prana pants, with built-in UPF protection, are primed for that.

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Yoga Training Pants

$70.00

These yoga pants from The Three Stripes are made of its signature Aeroready material, which is celebrated for its ability to absorb sweat and cool the body, letting you stretch that extra stretch.

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Ponto Performance Pant

$84.00

The buttery-soft DreamKnit fabric of these pants will feel mighty nice on your cakes.

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Recharge Jogger

$88.00

As the name suggests, these joggers—made from ultra-soft fleece—will give the boost of energy you need during a yoga session.

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CloudKnit Sweatpants

$88.00

Outdoor Voices doesn’t just make gear for, well, the outdoors. These CloudKnit sweats, for example, are great for a yoga class—outdoors or in.

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Freeflex Pant

$89.00

Kuhl’s Fleeflex pants are a favorite of yogis—especially ones that like to be one with nature. This because the stretchy style is treated with a durable water-repellent finish.

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The Triumph Sweatpant

$98.00

With yoga as part of its brand name, best believe that Alo has stuff that’s up to snuff.

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