When a wide range of men all react to a product with a whiplash attention, we take note. Case in point: There are four separate guys we personally know who have dubbed the lululemon ABC Pant ($128) their absolute go-to. Apparently, the comfort level of the pants is off the charts, due to the tech fabrics like Warpstreme, a Japanese-loomed polyester that stretches like yoga pants but looks like nice heavy cotton, and Utilitech, a poly-cotton stretch blend. And the ABC stands for (not joking here) “anti-ball-crushing,” or in the words of the brand, “ABC technology uses an ergonomic gusset to remove tension from the crotch of our pants.”
Fans say the pants look great and wash up without fading or pilling. Seriously, one friend even wears these to business meetings because the pants are also available as trousers. (Psst: There’s a jogger style, too.) So we offer as tribute—for the perfect holiday gift or general excuse to upgrade someone’s wardrobe—this trouser as the best buy for your favorite everyman.
Retailing for $128, they come in a plethora of colors (like black, tan and navy), lengths (28- to 37-inch inseams) and waist sizes (26 to 48). Did we mention they’re also quick-drying, moisture wicking, timeless and ultra-comfy? We’ve chosen a few of our favorite styles and colors here, with some reviews from editors and ABC pant fanatics.