The 13 Best Men’s Lounge Shorts

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Warm weather is coming, guys — and that means it’s time to finally change out of your sweatpants. Ditch the khakis and go for some of the best men’s lounge shorts, and you won’t have to sacrifice comfort to keep looking great year round.

We’ve put together this list of a baker’s dozen different men’s lounge short styles, with options that go from casual cool to strongly sporty. Choose a few of the best, and you can take the winter’s perpetual lounging straight through the summer months.

Nice Laundry 6" Pocket Lounge Shorts

Nice Laundry 6″ Pocket Lounge Shorts

If you never want to change out of lounge shorts again, go for a 3-pack of Nice Laundry’s micromodal lined shorts. The nylon exteriors keep them nice and durable, but that modal finish on the inside leaves you feeling almost like you’re wearing nothing at all. They have a 6-inch inseam, too, making them perfect for wearing around the house.

Vuori Ponto Shorts

Vuori Ponto Shorts

Elastane is the secret ingredient to Vuori’s ultra-comfortable Ponto shorts. Combined with eco-friendly recycled polyester, elastane gives every inch of these lounge shorts a stretch that you’ll fall in love with. That’s combined with a brushed elastic waistband that prevents pinching and bunching, and two hidden zip pockets to keep your keys and wallet from bouncing around in your shorts. Plus, the 7.5-inch inseam gives enough material that they fall around the knee even if you’re over 6 feet tall.

Mack Weldon Ace Sweatshorts

Mack Weldon Ace Sweatshorts

Shhh, don’t tell anyone — Mack Weldon’s Ace Sweatshorts look good enough that no one will know you’re lounging. Seriously, though: The micro-sanded French terry cloth and tailored fit make these lounge shorts look sharp enough to wear with any warm weather outfit. The drawcord waistband and two zip pockets are just the icing on the cake, adding final details to make these one of the best lounge shorts to throw on this weekend.

James Perse Performance Jersey Lounge Shorts

James Perse Performance Jersey Lounge Shorts

Looking for a pair of shorts that can bridge the gap between the couch and the gym? James Perse’s Jersey Lounge Shorts will do the trick. They’re made with a breathable and flexible cotton, polyester, and spandex blend, and given a moisture wicking finish for good measure. The 7-inch inseam fits just right to stay out of your way while you’re working out, without looking silly while you’re sitting around the house.

Flint and Tinder French Terry Sweat Shorts

Flint and Tinder French Terry Sweat Shorts

We absolutely love Flint and Tinder’s hoodie here at GearMoose for the same reasons we like these shorts: The attention to detail on every part of their design. Starting with a midweight French terry fabric that can stand up to hard wear, Flint and Tinder’s lounge shorts are given the flatlock stitching treatment throughout, keeping everything clean and classy. And they’re pre-shrunk, to boot, so you won’t have to worry about losing that fresh-out-of-the-package fit.

The best lounge shorts were meant for Sunday morning lounging. For more essentials to make the most of your weekend, check out these products. Just don’t forget to pair your new lounge shorts with a soft merino tee to make your down time that much more comfortable. And for cooler mornings, throw in a pair of lounge pants.

Rhone Bolinas Beach Shorts

Rhone Bolinas Beach Shorts

What’s better than lounging at home? Lounging at the beach! Rhone’s Bolinas Beach Shorts are made for hitting the sand, combining lightweight and durable cotton construction with a generous 8-inch inseam. A tiny bit of elastane gives them enough stretch to move with you too, even if you pick up a friendly game of beach volleyball.

MeUndies Modal Shorts

MeUndies Modal Shorts

Best known for their underwear subscription service (yes, it’s awesome), MeUndies only recently branched out into making lounge shorts. They knocked it out of the park, too. Made almost entirely of modal, the softest material we’ve ever worn, they’re accented with elastane for a good bit of flexibility. Add a 7.75-inch inseam, and you’ve got a pair of shorts that you’ll want to wear everywhere.

Todd Snyder 7" Weekend Stretch Shorts

Todd Snyder 7″ Weekend Stretch Shorts

Half breathable cotton and half plush tencel with a splash of spandex makes Todd Snyder’s Weekend Stretch Shorts crazy comfortable. The elasticated drawstring waistband makes it easy to get a custom fit, making them great for lounging or for getting active. The garment dyed finish makes them extra soft, too, with a luxurious texture.

Outerknown Hightide Sweatshorts

Outerknown Hightide Sweatshorts

Outerknown’s Hightide Sweatshorts are lounge shorts that you can feel just as good about buying as you do about wearing them. Made from organic cotton and recycled polyester, they’re an eco-friendly option that’s been terry cloth processed for maximum comfort. Add an 8.25-inch inseam and big, well-supported pockets to that mix, and we’re convinced that these are the ideal shorts to rock with a pair of high tops (like Colchester’s National Treasure High Tops).

Tommy John Men's Mas Lounge Shorts

Tommy John Men’s Mas Lounge Shorts

Soft knit with a classic rise, Tommy John’s lounge shorts are exactly the sort of “mature but comfortable” look we’ve been searching for. Their 11.5-inch inseam means you’ll want to wear them truly around your waist, not your hips. Thankfully, the elastic drawstring waist gives plenty of leeway to dial in your fit. And that 5% of spandex in the blend doesn’t hurt either, giving these shorts plenty of flexibility to move with you.

Faherty Whitewater Sweatshorts

Faherty Whitewater Sweatshorts

The secret to Faherty’s Whitewater shorts is a jacquard weave — a time-intensive process that settles the design straight into the fabric, all while giving them a soft texture and exceptional durability. Additionally, this tighter weave makes the Whitewaters’ pockets the best we’ve seen. They won’t stretch or deform, even if you’re carrying a wallet, keys, and phone with you.

Olivers Classic Sweatshorts

Olivers Classic Sweatshorts

Less than 1% of the cotton harvested worldwide gets the designation of Supima cotton, making it one of the most sought after materials for high-class lounge clothes. Olivers’ Classic Sweatshorts are made entirely of Japanese Supima cotton, making them the softest, most durable, and completely breathable shorts around. We love their classic athletic look, and thanks to their material they can live up to that if you wear them to the gym.

GoRuck Ranger Panties

GoRuck Ranger Panties

Any shorts that are good enough to be the official shorts of Special Forces units have to have something special going for them. This is absolutely true for the GoRuck Ranger Panties — an ultra-lightweight short that can double as underwear. Wear them around the house for maximum airflow in the hottest summer months, or take them out on the track or the trails for a long run. Either way, their inside key pocket will keep your valuables safe and secure.

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