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ABC Pant Review – God’s gift to men? Or expensive marketing gimmick?

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Lululemon ABC Pant Review: Are Lululemon’s ABC Pants God’s gift to mankind? Read our comprehensive, unbiased review on the pants that promise to be the most comfortable you own.

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We love ABC Pants so much, they’ve made it to our Men’s Best Clothing Guide. See more great clothes, like the ABC Pants in our Men’s Best Clothes guide.

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ABC Pant Review: What are lululemon ABC Pants?

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The four pairs of lululemon ABC Pants I own.

It turns out there isn’t just 1 “lululemon ABC Pant.” It’s actually the name given to a technology used by many Lululemon ABC Pants. There are over 5 different styles of Lululemon ABC Pants (1 even being the ABC Jogger).

ABC Stands for “Anti-Ball Crushing.” This is really just a marketing technique. To us, it simply means two things: They are really comfortable and they look good.

When people talk about the “ABC Pant” they are typically talking about the ABC Pant Classic or the Commission Pant Slim Warpstreme 34″.

Lululemon ABC Pants are made from warpstreme fabric. We explain, exactly what is warpstreme fabric and how it is different than any other fabric on the market.

ABC Pant Review: How are EXACTLY are ABC Pants Anti-Ball crushing?

This is something that we were curious about, too. It turns out that ABC Pants have a “gusset.” It’s the triangle piece of fabric in the animated GIF below:

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The outlined part is a Gusset, the extra area around the crotch.

That area is called a “guesset.” What’s a gusset?

gus·set
‘gəsət/
noun
a piece of material sewn into a garment to strengthen or enlarge a part of it, such as the collar of a shirt or the crotch of an undergarment.

In short – it’s what makes the ABC Pants Anti-Ball Ball Crushing.

ABC Pant Review: What is the difference between different ABC Pant Styles?

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There are 60, yes, 60 ABC Pants listed on the ABC Pants Page of lululemon’s website.

As of the publication of this, there are over 60, yes 60, ABC Styles listed on the lululemon website! As part of our ABC Pant Review to help you decide what style is right for you.

There are really only two ABC Pants your should even consider: the ABC Pant Classic or the Commission Pant Slim Warpstreme 34″. Here’s how they are different.

Here’s a quick guide to the difference in ABC Pants Styles:

ABC Pant Classic

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This is the easiest to define – these are jean-like in almost every sense of the word. They have jean-like pockets in the front and back.

The ABC Pant Slim

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Almost exactly the same as the ABC Pant Classic, but a slightly slimmer fit overall.

Compare the ABC Pant Classic (left) vs. The ABC Pant Slim (right)

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The ABC Pants Jogger

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Looks more like a sweatpant than a dress of jean pants. These are still made of the Warpstreme Fabric.

ABC Commission Pants

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We love the Commission pants the most. They have a slightly dressier look to them than the ABC Pant Classic or ABC Pant Slim.

Commission just means that they are more “chino” style.

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Chino style pockets is the biggest difference between the Commission Pants and the ABC Classic and ABC Slim Pants.

lululemon Tech Canvas

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These are the closest things to lululemon jeans that they will ever make. Read our full lululemon jeans review. They now come in a couple of colors, which is kinda interesting.

As we mentioned, the only two REAL styles you should consider are the ABC Pant Classic and Commission Pant Slim.

The ABC Pant Classic

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The ABC Pants that started it all.

Comission Pant Slim

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The ABC Style Pants that I wear all the time.

These are our personal favorite Lululemon ABC Pants. They are made of the same material as the ABC Pant Classic, however, they are much slimmer and have Chino style pockets.

ABC Pants Sizing

ABC Pants run true to size, in general. lululemon previously only offered 34 inch long pants, which is really long for a dude like me (I typically wear 32 waist and 30 length). Now, lululemon offers multiple lengths on their sizes.

But here’s something that most people don’t know about lululemon:

FREE Hemming! Not a lot of people know this but Lululemon offers free hemming on their pants. The pants come REALLY long, 34 inches. But Lululemon offers free hemming at any store – as long as they haven’t been hemmed before. You also can’t return the products after they have been hemmed.

What does the number mean in the size on ABC Pants?

You may have seen the numbers in the sizing on the lululemon website:

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For example, the ABC Pant Slim 32″ simply refers to the inseam – or the length of the pants.

A quick warning: The sizing for ABC Pants has been REALLY consistent, with the exception of one color, the Light Cast. It’s a newer color, but it was about 1-2 inches smaller than the other Lululemon ABC pants that I’ve tried. Otherwise, they run pretty true to size.

ABC Pants: What else should I know?

A couple of other things you should know about ABC Pants:

  • The two we reviewed (ABC Pant Classic and Commission Pant) are made from a fabric called Warpstreme. It’s got four-way stretch and is moisture wicking.
  • ABC Pants made with Warpstreme don’t wrinkle like traditional dress pants or Khakis, but they are not 100% wrinkle-proof. If you simply splash a bit of water on them and wear them for a couple of minutes, your body heat is enough to de-wrinkle them. It’s not as good as Mizzen + Main shirts, but it’s a huge improvement over traditional pants.
  • Both the ABC Pants Classic and Commission Pant have a zipper pocket on the side, to make sure your items don’t fall out. It’s big enough for your passport.
  • The Commission Pants have Hidden Snaps in the back pockets, meaning they won’t gape at all.
  • Both pants we tested have a neat reflective strip that shows when you roll up the pant leg – great if you are using your ABC Pants to bike somewhere.
  • Jim Harbaugh, head football coach at the University of Michigan was famous for wearing cheap, $10 Khakis from Walmart. He recently tried Lululemon ABC Pants and won’t wear anything else.

ABC Pants: What don’t we love?

Nothing is perfect. But ABC Pants are close. Here are a couple of small things we don’t love about ABC Pants:

  1. The price. At about $125/pair, they are pretty expensive! We occasionally find ABC Pants on sale in the “We Made Too Much” Section of the Lululemon Website.
  2. Not water repellent. Some other pants you might place in the same category (like Outlier) have water repellent treatment. Lululemon ABC Pants do not.
  3. The seam on the inside of the knee. As you can see in our video review of ABC Pants, there is a very slight seam on leg behind where your knee would be. It’s almost impossible to see if you are moving, but it’s the one sure-fire way that you can tell if someone is wearing a pair of ABC pants.

lululemon ABC Pants: How to style

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Pairs well with Mizzen + Main dress shirts for ultimate comfort.

The great thing about the lululemon commission pants, is you can almost style them like dress pants. I typically wear them with Mizzen + Main Dress shirts. I wouldn’t try to make them look like suit pants, but they go well with a Mizzen + Main Shirt or Polo Shirt.

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I also usually wear them, typically with Cole Haan Zerogrand shoes (see our Zerogrand Review) or something like the Hari Mari Boots (see our Hari Mari Review).

lululemon ABC Pant Review: The final verdict

Mr We Tried It simply loves his Lululemon ABC Pants – excuse us – the Commission Slim Warpstreme 34″. They are his go-to pants, even above jeans (he recently tried Duer Jeans and loves them, while we’re working on the review, get a Duer Promo Code).

We love ABC Pants and can’t recommend them enough. Shop the ABC Pant Store on Lululemon. Sometimes we’ve found a discount on the ABC Pants in the We Made Too Much Shop of the Lululemon website.

See what others are saying about ABC Pants.

Looking for more pant styles?

We reviewed the Lululemon ABC Pants here, but you might also want to check out our Mega Pants Review.

Looking for something fancier? Check out our Everlane Performance Chinos Review or the Ministry of Supply Suit Review. We also really love the Myles Tour Pants and Myles Tour Chino (read our full Myles Tour Review). Want a cheaper version of lululemon ABC Pants? Check out the Quince Chinos.

Looking for something more casual? Check out the Lululemon Jeans Review. Also, check out the lululemon tech canvas’s thicker brother – lululemon utilitech in our full lululemon utilitech review.

ABC Pant – FAQs

What does ABC stand for in ABC Pants?

It stands for “Anti-ball crushing.” ABC means that you aren’t going to have a really tight area in the crotch?

Do ABC Pants last a long time?

Yes! They last a long time and are well made, at least in our experience. If you have any issues, lululemon has great customer support!

What is the difference between ABC Pant Styles?

ABC Pants Classic are basically like jeans. ABC Commission Pants are basically like khakis/chinos. ABC Tech Canvas Pants are basically like jeans. ABC utilitech is fairly close to canvas/thicker pants.

Does lululemon make jeans?

Not exactly. They make the lululemon tech canvas pants, which are close to jeans.

How do you wash ABC Pants?

We recommend using Woolite detergent on delicate cycle then hanging dry. If you get a stain, use some Oxiclean on it to soak before washing.

Are ABC Pants breathable?

Yes – the ABC Pants Classic, ABC Commission Pants, and ABC Tech Canvas Pants are very breathable. The ABC utilitech pants are less breathable.

Are ABC Pants stretchy?

Yes – the ABC Pants Classic, ABC Commission Pants, and ABC Tech Canvas Pants are very stretch. The utilitech pants are thicker and less stretchy.