Editor’s Picks: 8 pairs of golf pants that provide sweatpant-like comfort

It's time to find sweatpant-like comfort during your next round.

The list of positives to glean from our socially distant last 12 months is inarguably short. The days are long, the weeks are long, and, evidently, the years are long, too. In the malaise of the last year, it’s easy to forget some of life’s smaller, simpler pleasures.

For the work-from-homers, the daily commute has turned into added hours of free time every day. Zooms have replaced in-person meetings. And of course, the void created by such activities has created a steady shift in workplace attire. When one’s coworkers are their family, roommates or pets, a “business casual” requirement typically slips down to just “casual.”

And what comes with “casual” attire? Sweatpants. Lots and lots of sweatpants. These elastic waistlined pieces of soft fabric are staples of the new American workplace. But bringing sweats from the home office to the golf course is easier said than done. Golf is growing steadily more progressive in its attire-mandates, but last fall’s Hoodiegate proved there’s work to be done still.

It seems the best method for achieving sweatpant-level comfort on the golf course is not to bring sweats to golf, but to bring sweatpant technology to golf apparel. Fortunately, a series of companies are doing that already.

Below are 8 pairs of golf pants that will help to provide you with the freedom and comfort provided by sweats, with all the style needed to look clean and sharp on the course or in the clubhouse.

8 pairs of sweatpant-like golf pants

All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy a linked product, GOLF.COM may earn a fee. Pricing may vary.

Adidas Ultimate 365 Heathered 5-Pocket

Like the Ultimate 365 shorts, these pants will become your go-to for golf and beyond. They have five pockets, so you can carry tees, ball markers, pencils, and other golf accessories with out a hassle. They’re cut with a regular fit, so they’re not too loose, but not too skinny either. The fabric is also made with a water-resistant finish, moisture-wicking abilities and UV protection to keep you dry and comfortable all day long. 
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Lululemon ABC Pant Slim

It’s time to stop picking between style and comfort with the Lululemon ABC Pant. Super high-quality, stretchy, breathable material lends itself to the perfect intersection of versatility, while Lulu’s naturally flattering cut will have you looking the part.
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Greyson Montauk Stretch

Greyson’s Montauk pants have a satin finish, an exclusive Greyson sport waist band, pockets, and eight-way stretch fabric, UV protection, antimicrobial technology and quick-dry fabric.
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Linksoul Chino Boardwalker

The Linksoul Chino Boardwalker pants provide the classic linen look with comfort and freedom of a typical boardwalker. These pants are designed with a relaxed fit, providing room through the waist and down the leg. The Chino Boardwalkers feature multiple pockets for all your personal items and accessories.
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Nike Flex UV Chino

Nike’s street-inspired Flex UV Chino pants are made with Dri-FIT fabric enhanced with UV protection. They’re slightly tapered from knee to hem, creating a tailored look, and feature twill stripes on the inside of each cuff with subtle herringbone texture that’s visible when rolled up.
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TravisMathew Right On Time

The Travis Mathew Right On Time pants offers comfort and durability. The stretch fabric provides a comfortable fit as well as allowing you the ability to move freely during your time between the links. The durability offers you to machine wash with little to no shrinking. In addition, the pants are highly resistant to wrinkles with its polyester build. Right On Time pants are equipped with pockets so you can bring along your golfing essentials as needed.
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J. Lindeberg Elof Regular Light Poly

The J. Lindeberg Elof pants are lightweight solid technical trousers with high breathability, designed for flexibility. They feature practical front pockets, jetted back pockets, mid rise and classic functional design.
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Nike Flex Player

Nike’s Flex Player pants offer comfort in a classic style. The timeless look is paired with flex fabric that stretches with your body on or off the golf course. It features a notch at the back for a roomier fit. The waistband features a slightly tacky texture to keep your shirt neatly tucked.
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James Colgan

Golf.com Editor