Lululemon License to Train Jogger review: Forget Netflix and chilling; these sweatpants are made with training in mind…

Lululemon License to Train Jogger


$128 / £118,


  • Water repellent
  • Plenty of pockets


  • Not as comfortable for lounging
  • Can be a bit toasty

Comfort: 4/5
Versatility: 4/5
Style: 3.5/5

Let’s face it, some sweatpants are better suited to kicking back post-workout, or nipping down the shops, than getting amongst it on the gym floor. Well not these. The Lululemon License to Train Joggers are designed with training in mind. The clue’s in the name.

They’re made from a shell-like, abrasion-resistant, four-way stretch fabric. It’s also water repellent and fast-drying – so good for outdoor workouts and warm-ups. The lined technical fabric doesn’t have the soft and stretchy kick-back comfort you get with the more classic On Sweatpants but it’s notably lighter. And that makes the License to Train sweats much more workout friendly.

Lululemon License to Train Joggers features

There are a few clever details here too. That includes a fully elasticated waistband with a drawcord that you can tie inside or outside to keep it out of the way. Plus the drawstrings have chunky aglets – those plastic bits on the end – to stop them disappearing into the waistband.

The classic tapered fit is generally a little baggier than some skinnier sweatpants. Strategic panels on the inside leg and up into the undercarriage region, along with perforations behind the knees, help boost the flexibility and breathability. That gives you a better range of movement and helps keep things airy.

The cuffed ankles are narrow and quite seriously elasticated. That’s great for locking the legs nicely in place but you can’t slip them on without taking your shoes off.

The joggers have three zippered pockets to cover your storage needs. There are two front pockets that also pack key and coin sleeves to protect your smartphone screen. The zippered back pocket also has a handy loop for securing keys and headphone cases.

There are eight colour options and six sizes from XS to XXL to choose from. Plus three different leg length options: regular, taller and shorter.