The ultra-light Nathan 365 Joggers are as comfy as they come, but are better suited to lazy Sundays than anything too active.

If comfort is your number-one priority, these Nathan 365 Joggers should be high on your wish list. They’re certainly high on our best sweatpants list. Here’s how they performed on test.

Men’s Fitness verdict

For lounging around the house, you won’t find many better sweatpants or joggers. They are soft, stretchy and fast-drying, but, the material is quite thin so they are not ideal for outdoor exercise.
  • ‘Ultra soft fabric’ is exactly that, and comfortable for lounging
  • Dry incredibly quickly
  • Good-sized pockets, plus a smaller zipped pocket
  • Material is stretchy but thin. Not suited to outdoor exercise
  • Tight-fitting crotch leaves little to the imagination

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.

Man doing up the zip of his Nathan 365 Joggers' pocket
Comfort meets convenience with the Nathan 365 Joggers’ small zipped pocket

Nathan 365 Joggers features

The fabric is described by the brand as ‘ultra soft’, and while words like ‘super’ and ‘ultra’ are bandied about way too often, it’s difficult to disagree in this instance. Some clothing goes unnoticed – slip it on and forget about it – but we found it difficult to wear these and not constantly think just how comfy that stretchy material really is.

Added to the positives column are drop-in pockets that are big enough for hands and phones. And a more secure zipped pocket on the right for keys or anything smaller.

The lightweight construction means the Nathan 365 Joggers dry rapidly, too, in our experience – although whether you’ll be doing much exercise in these is up for debate…

Performance: better for exercise or lounging?

For lounging around the house, you won’t find many better sweatpants or joggers. However, the thinness of the material is such that if you’re after a pair you can work out in, you may be better off seeking out something more durable.

Equally, we found that the fit around the crotch area can be, erm, ‘revealing’. If you do get a pair of the Nathan 365 Joggers, make sure you wear them with a compact pair of briefs (our best sports boxers should do the trick) to keep everyone else’s imaginations intact.

That said, we would say these are an excellent pair of joggers if you want a pair for doing very little in – and everyone should own at least one of those.

Materials:88% polyester; 12% elastane
Features:Technical knit / 4-way stretch waistband / hand pockets / zipped coin pocket / tapered leg
Colours:5 available