For some of you, a baggy pair of sweatpants makes a world of sense. They are cheap, they come in a multitude of sizes, and thanks to the elastic and the drawstrings, they stay put quite nicely. In this context, the biggest complaint is how unsafe sweatpants can be during training.
The baggy nature of the pants near the ankle area can quickly become a trap where your foot gets caught in the leg part of your other foot, because the baggy fabric combined with the elastic closure can form a balloon trap for your ankles. If you can make sweatpants work for your particular activity you should go for it. Otherwise, consider wearing a tighter version or smaller size sweatpants or a jogger or a pair of Capri sweatpants.
You should consider the “tall” version of your ideal pant. You can have bigger booties. It means you are constantly tugging at the backs of our pants to keep them up, and keep our ‘coin slots’ covered. The “tall” version of a good, quality training pant means the pant has a longer torso, allotting for a little more space in the read for you to fit all that booty.
You should look for drawstrings. Sometimes, a good and reliable drawstring can do wonders to keep your pants up in the middle of high-impact activities like running,. Nowadays, most drawstrings in pants come with the actual string connected at the ends, so that it’s more of a loop and less like a shoelace. Also, it’s less likely to get lost up in your darn pants. As another recommendation keep in mind that high-rise pants are your friend.
Everybody needs sweats and other sportswear to work out. Big or small, short or tall, there is a right pair of sweats for you.