Best golf pants: The 10 most stylish, most comfortable pants for golfers
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BEST GOLF PANTS
It’s easy to get fired up about buying a new polo; when it comes to cut, color, pattern and style, the options are exciting and seemingly endless. Golf pants are admittedly less thrilling by comparison (unless, of course, you’re shopping for Loudmouths), but the good news is that golf pants have come a long way when it comes to both technological innovation and style.
Today’s offerings boast features like strategic ventilation and interior sticky waistbands to help your shirt stay tucked in. The growing popularity of European cuts and tailoring has added sophistication and — dare we say — flair to what was once merely a ubiquitous pair of pleated chinos.
For all the attention given to shoes, socks, and yes, polos, golf pants feel a bit left by the wayside, and undeservedly so. Comfortable trousers can greatly enhance your enjoyment of a round. Most every pair you’ll find nowadays includes an element of stretch and breathability, meaning you can walk or ride in comfort throughout your round. Once you start looking, you may be surprised by the variety that’s out there, so here are our picks for the eight best golf pants you can buy.
Best golf pants for looking like a pro
Peter Millar Durham Performance
Available in seven different neutral and earth tones, these pants are as professional as it gets: not too tight, not too loose, and offered in three different inseam lengths. The result is a perfectly tailored look that doesn’t require dry cleaning or even ironing. The polyester woven twill fabric is also moisture-wicking, and two-way stretch ensures comfort.
Best golf pants for stylish comfort
Inspired by the style of five-pocket jeans, Lululemon’s ABC pants are both stylish and sporty. Featuring sweat-wicking, four-way stretch Warpstreme fabric, these pants are suitable for wear both on and off the course. There’s even a hidden zippered pocket on the back that can fit a phone or passport. Available in nine different colors.
Best golf pants for overall comfort
Adidas Ultimate 365 Classic
These pants aim to do it all: A silicone grip tape liner on the waist band helps keep your shirt tucked in, while a blended stretch fabric construction allows a full range of motion. Did we mention they’re also moisture-wicking and offer UV protection? Available in eight colors too, including an eye-catching dark marine blue.
Best wrinkle-resistant golf pants
If you like a more tailored, European-style look, with tapered legs, you’ll love the Nike Flex. Stretchy, sweat-wicking fabric provides comfort while multiple pockets offer plenty of space for tees, ball marks and your scorecard. Available in five colors.
Best golf pants for style variety
Available in a whopping 13 different color options, with the Jackpot, you’ll never have to worry about having the right pants to match your polo. Like the Ultimate 365, the Jackpot incorporates a sticky liner on the mesh stretch waistband to help keep your shirt tucked in, and is composed of moisture-wicking stretchy fabric for comfort, but it also has a bit of hidden flair, with floral-inspired printed pocket bags.
Best lightweight golf pants
Under Armour Showdown
A straight-leg fit gives the Showdown a professional look — you get the sense you could go straight from the course to a job interview. But the light, stretchy, quick-dry, moisture-wicking fabric also welcomes sporty movement, and the company dubs the comfort level “insane” on the website, so if that doesn’t intrigue you, what will? Available in five colors.
Best golf pants for understated style
Dunning Player Fit Woven
It’s hard to appreciate Dunning’s fit until you see it in person, but the pants really are special for golfers looking for a snug, stylish fit that’s also comfortable. Four-way stretch material offers breathable moisture management, and matte black buttons and understated branding give the pants a refined, polished look. Available in eight colors.
Best classic-fit golf pants
If European styling is not your thing and you prefer pants with a roomier fit, FootJoy Traditional pants are for you. Easy-care fabric construction avoids both wrinkling and shrinkage, and deep side pockets offer plenty of room for your golfing accessories. A generous 18-inch straight leg opening will cover your shoes with no problem, while four-way stretch provides comfort. Available in six colors.
Best joggers for golfers
Greyson Montauk Jogger
These dressy joggers by fashion-forward golf brand Greyson Clothiers are sure to turn heads. The satin-finished, eight-way stretch performance fabric is imported from Italy while the brand’s exclusive sport waist band provides comfort and flexibility. Available in six flattering, earthy colors.
Best golf pants for a custom fit
Bonobos Highland Tour
With the Bonobos Highland Tour golf pants, you can customize your pants by selecting from four different options (Tailored, Slim, Athletic or Straight), nine colors, 11 waist sizes and five different lengths to give you an ideal, customized fit. The performance stretch fabric includes a durable water-repellent finish. For additional comfort, the pants feature M-flex side panels and embroidered eyelets at the inseam for added breathability.
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