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Lululemon Commission Pant Review | An Athletic Fitting Chino Pant?

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The Lululemon Commission Pant is a chino-inspired pant designed for both formal and casual wear. This pant features Warpstreme fabric and Lululemon’s signature ABC technology.

Personally, I love chino pants for certain contexts so I was super excited to test the Lululemon Commission Pant. The Warpstreme fabric provides these pants with a nice level of mobility and a clean classic look.

I think if you want a chino-style pant that has some athletic attributes, then you’ll enjoy the Lululemon Commission Pant. That being said, there are a few cons to note about these pants which I’ll discuss below.

Who Should Invest In the Lululemon Commission Pant?

The Lululemon Commission Pant is a good option for anyone who needs a pant for business casual and more formal settings. This pant blends aspects of more “athletic-style” business casual pants and formal pants.

Essentially, I feel like the Lululemon Commission Pant walks a fine line between being comfortable and mobile, but not too stretchy like other “athletic-style” pants on the market to where you lose out on some of its formal nature.

Lululemon Commission Pant Review

This pant’s Warstreme fabric feels slightly heavier than some of its peers, but doesn’t lack mobility and comes with a 4-way stretch construction. The Warpstreme does a good job with warmth and I could see this being a better pant for cooler months.

I think if you want your pants to mobile throughout the legs, but want the waist to have relatively no stretch, then you’ll like the Commission Pant. They have a more “classic” business casual fit and feel to them.

Lululemon Commission Pant


Lululemon Commission Pant Product Shot

Best For

  • Casual and Formal Wear
  • Slightly Cooler Months
  • Those That Want a “Classic-Looking” Pant
  • Classic-Fit Is Good for Bigger Glutes/Thighs

Falls Short

  • For Warmer Settings
  • For Long-Term Durability

Lululemon Commission Pant Pros

Overall, I like the Lululemon Commission Pant and can see the contexts in which they’d work best. In addition, I think there’s a particular pant ask that others might have which would make the Commission Pant a good option for them.

  1. Good Pant for More Formal Settings
  2. Warpstreme Stretches Well and Promotes Leg Mobility
  3. Back Snap Pockets Provide Nice Security and Look
  4. Multiple Inseam Options Available

The first aspect to like about the Lululemon Commission Pant is I think they’re good pants for more formal settings and contexts. I think at times some of the “athletic and sporty” pants on the market can lack that edge for looking good in formal settings.

Lululemon Commission Pant In Depth Review

I think the Lululemon Commission Pant does a good job at bridging that gap. They provide a somewhat athletic feel but don’t compromise their more “classic look” while doing so and come with Lululemon’s ABC technology.

In my opinion, the Commission Pant would work well in a variety of settings and they have a fairly wide range in regard to looking classy and good in both casual and formal contexts and this is due to their overall build and appearance.

The second thing to like about the Lululemon Commission Pant is the Warpstreme fabric. This material gives the legs of these pants a highly mobile feel and the 4-way stretch component of the Warmstreme is great for never having you feel limited.

Lululemon Commission Pant Warpstreme Fabric

There are two key components that I like about the Warpstreme fabric. First, I like how well this pant does for resisting wrinkles that you can run into throughout your day.

For example, if you work out before work and you put these pants (neatly) in your bag, they do a good job at not creasing a ton. Second, I enjoy the weight of the material for certain settings. More specifically, I like the material for slightly cooler days.

While I don’t think the material breathes the best outside on warmer days, it does do a good job of keeping you warm on cooler days. This material is a bit heavier than other 4-way stretch materials used in men’s casual wear pants.

Lululemon Commission Pant Try On

The third thing to like about the Lululemon Commission Pant is the hidden zip pocket and back pockets. The back pockets utilize snaps which is great for both pocket security and appearance.

The snap gives the back pockets a relatively flat look which is nice and I like this for contexts like commuting where you might be wearing a backpack and need easy access to your back pockets, but also want to keep your valuables secure.

Lululemon Commission Pant Pockets

My final pro and thing to like about the Lululemon Commission Pant are that these pants have multiple inseam options. This is fantastic for giving you more available for finding a size that works for you. Nothing is more frustrating than pants that lack more than one inseam option.

Lululemon Commission Pant Cons

While I like the Lululemon Commission Pant, for the most part, there are a couple of cons to note about these pants before investing.

  1. Cut Around the Pockets and Groin Isn’t the Best
  2. Not the Best for Warmer Months
  3. Waistband’s Lack of Stretch Could Be An Issue

The first drawback to note about the Lululemon Commission Pant is that the cut around the groin and pockets could be better. In the groin area of the Commission Pant, there’s a little bit of a blocky and spacious feel and look to it.

While I’m not opposed to having extra room here, I do think the cut of these pants could be a little better. In this review, I’m wearing the Classic-Fit because the slim hugged my quads a little too tight.

Lululemon Commission Pant ABC Technology

On top of the cut around the groin, the pockets and their cut on the Commission Pant are also just “okay”. They stick out a little bit and can look baggy at times, which I’m personally not the biggest fan of. Speaking of aesthetics, I’m also not the biggest fan of the posterior stitch behind the knee.

Now, it’s important to note that some anatomies may work really well with the Commission Pant so this isn’t to say you should write these pants off entirely. If you like the ABC technology used in other Lululemon pants and how much room it gives, then you may actually enjoy this fit component.

Lululemon Commission Pant Pocket System Review

Another drawback to the Lululemon Commission Pant is that they’re not going to be your best bet for slightly warmer months. I think these will definitely run a little too hot in the summer and they can also be hit or miss on days that are moderately warm.

I wore these out one night to dinner and the temperature was sitting around 75 degrees I noted that they were pretty warm even though I was only wearing them for a short duration as we spent a majority of the time indoors eating.

Lululemon Commission Pant Stitch Review

If you want a pant that is a little more wispy and breathable for all-season wear, then you may want to explore pant options that are built with lighter materials.

The final potential drawback that I could see others having with the Lululemon Commission Pant is that the waistband lacks stretch. This isn’t the biggest deal, but if you do like waistbands that have a little give to them, then you may find this offputting.

Lululemon Commission Pant Material Review

Personally, I like having a bit of stretch in the waistband of my pants to prevent harsh overlap with the waistband which can occur in certain contexts when tightening your belt.


For this performance section, I’m going to discuss how the Lululemon Commission Pant performs for daily wear and talk about how I like to wear the pant and where I think they work best.

Testing the Lululemon Commission Pant

In regard to performance, I think there are three key aspects to note and understand about the Commission Pant before investing in them. First, I think they’ll be a fairly good 3-season pant.

Lululemon Commission Pant Try On Review

For spring, fall, and winter, the Lululemon Commission Pant should be a good option to explore. They’re heavy enough to promote warmth, but do have some thermoregulation components which are great for all-day comfort on somewhat warm and cooler days.

If you’re wanting a pant for business casual wear or for formal settings in cooler months, then Commission Pant can be a good option to look into. Second, the Warmstreme fabric in these pants is one of the star players for their overall comfort and performance.

Lululemon Commission Pant 4-way stretch Review

This material has a good level of stretch and I think most guys, especially those with bigger legs, should be able to find a size that works well for them. I went with the Classic-Fit and the legs do a good job at giving the quads some room to breathe. If you have big glutes and legs, then you should really enjoy this fit.

Third and lastly, this is definitely a pant for those that like a more “classic-looking” pants. Basically, I feel like some of the pants that market themselves for formal wear while offering a more sporty vibe can lack an edge for delivering a formal and classic look.

Lululemon Commission Pant Hidden Zipper Pocket

The Commission Pant feels like a pant that can work well across a lot of different age groups while working well in different settings. The pocket system and fabric appearance help contribute to this aspect.

Lululemon Commission Pant Sizing

When it comes to sizing in the Lululemon Commission Pant, I think most of the waist and inseam sizes should run fairly true. The waist fits true and the inseam options should also run true to size.

If you’re considering whether to go with the Slim-Fit or Classic-Fit, then I’d suggest assessing your leg size. I think guys with notably bigger glutes, quads, and calves will likely find that the Classic-Fit will be a better option for them.

In this review, I’m wearing the Lululemon Commission Pant Classic-Fit with the dimensions of 32×32, and the colorway I’m wearing is “Trench”. I’m going to provide my sizing dimensions below so you can cross-reference how these pants fit on me for the context of your needs.

  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Weight181 lbs
  • Waist: 32-33″
  • Hip (circumference around butt): 40″
  • Mid-Thigh: 23.5″-24″

Lululemon Commission Pant Sizing and Fit

My only sizing gripe with the Commission Pant is that I’m somewhat in between Slim-Fit and Classic-Fit. I thought the Slim-Fit was a little too slim in the legs for me, however, the waist fit really well.

Conversely, I like the fit of the legs in the Classic-Fit, but I find the cut of the groin to be a little boxy and spacious. If you have additional sizing questions on the Lululemon Commission Pant, drop a comment below.

Price Breakdown

For the Lululemon Commission Pant, you can expect to pay around $128 USD. Compared to other Lululemon pants, this price point is right in-line with models like the ABC Pant and ABC Jogger.

Lululemon Commission Pant Vs ABC Jogger

Personally, I think this price could be hit or miss based on what you want out of your pants. If you’re someone that resonates with the contexts in which this pant works and you like things like the non-stretch waistband and classic look, then this price can be fair.

Conversely, if you want a pant for warmer months or a pant that has a slightly better cut around the waist, then you may want to explore other options that may work better for your anatomy and wants.

Lululemon Commission Pant


Lululemon Commission Pant Product Shot

Best For

  • Casual and Formal Wear
  • Slightly Cooler Months
  • Those That Want a “Classic-Looking” Pant
  • Classic-Fit Is Good for Bigger Glutes/Thighs

Falls Short

  • For Warmer Settings
  • For Long-Term Durability

Construction Details

Below, I’m going to provide some of the key construction details to know about the Lululemon Commission Pant that can influence this pant’s performance, fit, and overall durability.

  • Waist Size Options: 28″, 29″, 30″, 31″, 32″, 33″, 34″, 35″, 36″, 38″, 40″
  • Inseam Options: 28″, 30″, 32″, 34″, 37″
  • Warpsteme Fabric (53% Elastomultiester, 47% Polyester)
  • Hidden Zipper Pocket
  • Back Pockets Utilize Snaps for Security
  • Reflective Component On Cuffs When Flipped Up
  • Non-Stretch Waistband
  • ABC™ Technology

If you have additional construction questions on the Lululemon Commission Pant, drop a comment below and I can try to help you out accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What material are Lululemon Commission Pants?

The Lululemon Commission Pants are built with a Warpstreme fabric. This fabric is built with a 4-way stretch component, a fair amount of breathability, and is quick-drying and wrinkle-resistant.

What is the difference between commission pant and ABC pant?

The Lululemon Commission Pant has a more chino-like style while the Lululemon ABC Pant has a jean-like style and fit.

Takeaway Thoughts

For the most part, I like the Lululemon Commission Pant. It’s definitely not my favorite more casual and formal wear pants, but there are a few key details to enjoy about these pants like the Warpstreme fabric.

Personally, I could see some really resonating with these pants while others may not be incredibly fond of their construction and sizing.

If you have additional questions on the Lululemon Commission Pant, drop a comment below or reach out to me personally via Instagram (@jake_boly or @that_fit_friend).

Jake Boly, CSCS, MS Sports Science

Jake Boly, CSCS, MS Sports Science

Jake Boly is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of That Fit Friend. He's often regarded to as a go-to resource in various performance shoe communities. He’s been formally reviewing shoes and training gear for over 7 years and has hand-tested over 400 pairs of shoes. Jake is known on the internet and YouTube for blending his review process with his educational, strength sports, and personal training background.

Jake has a Masters in Sports Science, a Bachelors in Exercise Science, a CSCS, and he's been personal training for over 10 years helping hundreds of clients get stronger, lose weight, and accomplish their goals. He uses his exercise science brain and personal training background to make curated and thoughtful review content on the fitness gear he's testing.

4 thoughts on “Lululemon Commission Pant Review | An Athletic Fitting Chino Pant?”

  1. Excellent, in-depth and objective review. Thank you. I bought a pair of the Classic fit pants, but find the waist sizing way off. My actual tape measure waist is 35″, while a 31×32 fit well. Just like my 30×32 Lucky jeans that are almost too big, size reduction (opposite of inflation) is a real thing. Everyone wants to believe they are smaller than they are, and unfortunately, the clothing manufacturers have fallen into oversizing men’s pants, in particular, to let us believe that we’re in better shape than we really are.

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