53 Best Men’s Jogging Outfits for 2021
Even if you’re not a sports aficionado, jogging is still an activity that is easy to get behind. Not only is cardio an effective way to let off steam and process stress, but it is also an exciting hobby that allows for plenty of room for growth and improvement.
Whether you’re a novice jogging enthusiast or a seasoned runner, a long distance runner or a “quick lap around the block” type, it’s no secret that sometimes the proper uniform can help make an activity all the more enjoyable. Here is a collection of some of the most stylish men’s jogging outfits or jogging suits that can help you hit the pavement in style.
1. Compression Pants Outfits
Compression pants are a type of tight-fitting active wear that are usually made of a polyester blend. Beloved by professional athletes and ardent gym-goers alike, fans of this type of clothing swear by its ability to keep muscles in place and, in turn, possibly improve blood circulation.
Whether or not you are interested in the possible science behind this clothing style or not, compression clothing, particularly compression pants, still make for comfortable jogging outfits as they are both lightweight and form-fitting.
From a fashion angle, aside from the popular classic black, compression pants can come in a variety of fun colors and patterns such as camouflage. Their long form is particularly effective for running in colder weather as they can protect your skin from wind.
2. Men’s Running Shorts Outfits
For those who prefer to run in shorts, there is a whole other world of sportswear out there. Like compression pants, there are many short styles that fit skin-tight and come in a polyester blend.
It’s also possible to find looser fitting shorts if that’s more your style. These are usually made out of nylon or cotton blends. As far as short lengths go, some runners find they prefer a shorter length of around 3 to 3.5 inches as they allow for the best airflow and flexibility.
However, don’t fret if you prefer to not show off that much of your thigh, because there are said to also be advantages to a longer short style. Not only does a longer swatch of fabric protect you from flying debris or detrimus, but it can also offer more wearability in cooler weather.
One note about running shorts that may be surprising to come: don’t be surprised if they come fitted with either a lining or compression short underneath. Many runners prefer to not wear boxers or briefs under their shorts as they run because of the risk of chafing.
3. Sweatpants Outfits
It’s understandable if more traditional types of activewear are not your style. Many joggers don’t necessarily want to dress like they are going to hit the gym and lift weights, and they shouldn’t have to. There’s good news for those who wouldn’t be caught wearing a spandex blend — it’s actually completely sufficient to run in a pair of sweatpants.
True to their name, this cotton material not only keeps you comfortable while perspiring but can also offer optimal comfort that allows for your body to make any kind of movement. Sweatpants are not only great exercise wear, but they’re also multipurpose, as you can not only wear them as you run, but can also wear them as loungewear (where they are surprisingly fashionable).
4. Compression Shorts Outfits
Like compression pants, some runners swear by compression shorts because they feel that they improve their performance. Whether or not this is the case for you, there’s no denying that compression shorts look great and provide a great form-free option for runners.
A convenient advantage of compression shorts, aside from how breathable they feel while they are on your body, is that they are quick-drying, which makes them ideal for travel.
Most compression shorts can dry at room temperature in only 20-25 minutes. Some compression shorts are intended to be worn as undergarments, while some can function as a pair of shorts. Most major activewear companies such as Under Armour and Lululemon make compression shorts in a variety of styles and color patterns.
5. Joggers Outfits
Although it may sound like the recipe for a matching outfit, a jogging outfit does not have to be color coordinated — it doesn’t have to match at all. A jogging outfit is simply a combination of clothing items that you feel the most comfortable in, and in turn can exercise the most effectively in.
For bottoms, it can include sweatpants, tights, track pants (including the classic Adidas pull-aways), windbreakers, t-shirts, drawstring sweats, and more. Don’t forget to also add your favorite pair of running shoes to this outfit for optimal workout performability.
The only requirement for this type of outfit is that it allows you to feel your most comfortable. The bonus? Aside from this being a great jogging outfit, dressing this way is also a popular style in and of itself, called loungewear.
Loungewear is becoming more and more accepted outside of the home, and it is not unusual to see loungewear worn at social events and even work.
6. Tracksuit Outfits
The tracksuit has become an enigma of sorts, but just because you are wearing a coordinated workout outfit does not mean that it has to be made of velour or from the 80s (although, if it’s either of those two things, then all the more power to you). Tracksuits were originally designed for pro athletes, and usually consist of a pants and jacket combination, with the jacket having a front zipper.
The two pieces often match, although they do not have to. Vintage tracksuits, such as the style that was popular amongst Olympians in the 90s and consisted of solid colors in polyester material, are making a comeback in a big way and are available through most modern sportswear companies.