If somehow manage to get through winter without trackie dacks surgically attached to your body each evening, you either a) live in Queensland or The NT (curse you) or b) you’re simply a monster who can’t feel the cold.
It’s a known fact that there is nothing more important in your wardrobe than track pants during the colder months, accept maybe a puffer jacket. That and a matching hoodie. So, if you’re in need of new trackies, we’ve got you covered (literally).
Here’s our wrap of the best track pants in Australia, from the el cheapo to the spenno-but-phenom…o.
NIKE AT THE ICONIC
One of the best features about trackies dacks is that no matter what they’re labelled, they’re all pretty unisex if you find yourself the right size. Personally, I prefer the dude’s track pants bc I like an oversize fit, so I just steal my boyfriends… sorry not sorry, babe. My favourite pair (of his ofc) are these fleece ones from Nike. They’re a classic look, come in eight colours and a bunch of sizes. They’re also warm as fuck.
If you love a purchase that’s good for the environment as well as your wardrobe, these trackies from Pangaia are a worthy investment. For every pair purchased Pangaia will donate 1% of sales to the Bee The Change powered by Milkywire, who are working to protect and preserve vulnerable and endangered bee species around the world. While Selfridges will donate 1% of sales to the Woodland Trust, who are concerned with the creation, protection, and restoration of native woodland heritage. Plus, our colleague Rach assures us that they’re also comfy as fuck and come in some pretty sweet colours.
ADIDAS AT THE ICONIC
A few hands went up for these bad bois. True to their name, the 3-Stripes Track Pants are a staple style from Adidas Originals. They’re a cotton-rich, fleece blend with ribbed stretch, an elastic waist and zippered hip pockets. Perfect Sunday attire if you ask us.
Purse strings a little tight? Why not go for Cotton On’s super affordable classic track pants! They’re made from 80% cotton (20% polyester) and come in seven different colourways. These cam recommended by at least three of our PTV pals, including Linley assures us they’re also hella comfy and perfect for taller peeps. “So affordable ($29.99 full price but always a sale), the cutest colour range and — because I’m tall — they’re actually long enough to scrunch at the ankles. I reckon the ankle scrunch is very important.” — we have to agree on the ankle scrunch too.
And bc several different people at PTV of all different body types all gave the Cotton On Classics a shout out, we’re also going to point out that they come in a range of plus sizes too.
You know a pair of trackie dacks are fucken good when the company CEO sounds off in slack to give us his ride or dies. Matt froths the BONDS fleecy boys, “changed my world” he tells us. Huge call, but we can see why, after a bit of digging we discovered that the Unisex Jogger is made for Everyone and from Aussie cotton, with a cosy fleece lining that keeps you warm. These track pants are a relaxed fit through the leg and have a ribbed cuff at the hem. They can be worn low or high waisted by drawing in the internal drawcord and have an ankle zip at the bottom, making them perfect for a pre-sport warm-up. It’s also worth noting they were also recommended by other PTV staff as well, so they must be bloody good.
PTV’s Courtney recommends the Champion Reverse Weave Relaxed Jogger, she’s been living in the matching set during lockdown. “Locky d 4 I’m wearing my Champion heavyweight fleece reverse weave matching tracksuit a lot.” Made from blended cotton fleece, the trackies are finished with ribbed trims that help lock in body warmth.
It wouldn’t be a trackies round-up without mentioning the ’90s classic. These standard-fit track pants are made from super soft velour fabric in a black colourway. They feature elasticated cuffs and a high-rise waistband and are finished with Juicy Couture branding in silver diamantes. PTV’s Lav can confirm that they’re actually “10/10 for comfort”. That’s hot!
BEST & LESS
It would be rude of me not to include some more good budget options, like these fleece trackies from Best & Less. They come in six different colours, a range of different sizes and will only cost you $15. What a steal!