You can divide a successful ski day into two equally important parts: skiing and après-ski. Your attire for the après portion of your ski day is just as crucial as the shell you wear on the mountain. You’re going to want to slip into the softest, most comfortable sweatpants known to man. There are lots of options out there, so we’ve picked five of our favorite men’s sweatpants based on personal testing and online reviews.
Stoic Sherpa-Lined Sweatpants ($33)
These sweatpants are all about the plush fleece lining, which takes lounging capabilities to another level. Tapered cuffs keep you stylish when you have to run out for more beer, but really, it’s all about that fleece.
Vuori Ponto Performance Pants ($85)
The Ponto pants are great for workouts, thanks to the lightweight, breathable polyester-spandex blend, which has four-way stretch and moisture-wicking chops. They’re soft and light and have a tailored cut for a modern aesthetic.
Under Armour Rival Fleece Pants ($45)
The Rival’s fabric is mostly cotton (80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester), so the emphasis in these pants is on lounging. Nothing fancy here—just really soft sweatpants when all you want to wear is really soft sweatpants.
Mack Weldon Sunday Lounge Pants ($68)
Easily the most stylish sweatpants on this list, the Sunday lounge pants transition seamlessly from après-ski lounging to lazy morning coffee runs. The lightweight flannel contains 3 percent spandex for stretch. An interior drawcord plus a button-and-zip fly give these pants a more tailored look. Think of them as your fancy sweatpants.
REI Co-Op Teton Fleece Pants ($60)
The low-profile fit of these pants make them ideal for layering during adventurous pursuits on the coldest days, but the velour fleece gives them a next-to-skin softness that screams naptime. Zippered pockets keep your cellphone in place when you’re totally horizontal.