Want your sweatpants to withstand technical drills and dynamic workouts? Check out these slimline sweats from Gymshark, writes Kieran Alger.

If you’re looking for a pair of the best sweatpants that can handle more dynamic workouts – think runs, football warm-ups or gym circuits – these Gymshark Sport Joggers fit the profile.

Men’s Fitness verdict

Superbly stretchy and lightweight, these sweats offer maximum flexibility and freedom of movement, making them ideal for a range of drills – from light recovery runs to intense workouts.
  • Light, flexible and comfortable
  • Good versatility for training
  • Legs can rise up
  • More sporty than casual style

How we tested the best sweatpants

Our team of reviewers are experienced testers of all manner of fitness kit. While testing out these sweatpants we were mainly looking at fit, comfort and style. We also paid close attention to the fabrics used and whether they offered specific sporty features like 360-degree stretch or moisture-wicking abilities, alongside any additional features, like pockets, drawstring waists and elasticated cuffs.

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The tighter fit isn’t quite second-skin close but the tapered slim fit hugs more than some other sweats we’ve tested. So you’ll need to prefer a more dialled-in fit.

Gymshark Sport Joggers features

They’re made from a thin and light 92% polyester, 8% elastane fabric mix that’s superbly stretchy for maximum flexibility and freedom of movement. They have a lovely soft lining that boosts comfort and feels soft but I found it to be supportive too.

Style-wise, the finish is shinier and sportier than most. These have a much more ‘just worked out’ than ‘off to a fancy brunch’ look.

Storage is limited to two classic front zippered pockets. I found they were both big enough to holster larger smartphones but the mesh material was a little loose and there’s a bit of bounce when you’re getting stuck into more vigorous moves.

There are three colour options – black, maroon and grey – and seven sizes to choose from, from XS to 3XL.

Gymshark Sport Joggers: performance on test

I found them to be great for a wide range of drills, from jogging warm-ups to deep lunges and dynamic stretches. They’re also not too heavy for more intense sessions. I even managed some light recovery treadmill runs and am sure these will work a treat on cold winter runs, too.

The tighter fit isn’t quite second-skin close but the tapered slim fit hugs more than the On Sweatpants and the Lululemon License To Train sweats we also tested. So you’ll need to prefer a more dialled-in fit. The flipside is, there’s nothing loose or baggy to get in your way.

Up top, the wide, I found the heavy-duty drawstring waistband stayed put nicely to protect my dignity during workouts. Also the ankle cuff elastic here is much less aggressive. I didn’t have any trouble from legs rising up, even on the biggest stretch drills. Unfortunately, they’re still too narrow to slip on and off over your shoes, though.

Materials:92% polyester, 8% elastane
Features:Zipped pockets; drawcord to waist; reflective details
Sizes:XS – 3XL
Colours:Black, silhouette grey, navy, willow green, evening blue