Scrub Pants Debate: Classic Straight Leg vs. Joggers
Working in healthcare is hard work. Whether you are a nurse, nursing student, or other healthcare worker, scrubs are the typical uniform required for work. If you are a nurse, you most likely work 12-hour shifts where much of that is spent on your feet. In addition to barely sitting, nurses and healthcare workers are often lifting, bending, and pulling patients or equipment. The last thing that nurses want is to be uncomfortable with what they’re wearing. That’s why it is important to purchase scrubs that not only fit well but are durable and comfortable. Scrub pants used to be straight-legged or flared, but in recent years, jogger scrubs have become the popular choice for women.
Not sure which choice is best? Let’s compare!
(P.S. Whichever you choose, we absolutely love pairing super-soft Moxie Scrubs with Klogs. We figure, the most comfortable scrubs paired with the most comfortable nursing shoes is a win-win. ;)
Why are Jogger Scrubs so Popular?
The onset of jogger scrub pants has added an extra level of fashion to the healthcare uniform. These pants are trendy, sporty, and so comfortable! If you love feeling like you get to work in pajamas, these are about as close as it gets.
One of the biggest selling points for jogger scrubs is that they don’t drag on the floor as most scrub pants do. It’s likely that you don’t want your pants dragging in the bacteria and unknown fluids you may encounter in a hospital. During the pandemic, nurses were seen taping up their scrub pant bottoms to prevent this from happening. The jogger option eliminated the need for tape.
Want to try a pair for yourself? Check out the Justine jogger pants by Moxie scrubs! These pants come in many sizes and colors, and even come with SIX pockets (you read that right)! They are made with stretchy fabric and an elastic waistband, providing the ultimate level of comfort. You might even be tempted to sleep or exercise in them.
Other jogger highlights include:
Deep entry front pockets
Side cargo and media pocket
Quick dry fabric
Justine Jogger Pants
The Justine Jogger Scrubs for women are our best-seller for a reason: with unparalleled comfort, style, and ease of movement, these nurse scrubs were built to run marathons, both on and off your shift. Our full-elastic waist with internal drawstring… read more
Classic Straight-Leg Scrub Pants
Though the jogger pants are like a shiny, new toy, who doesn’t love a classic? Moxie Scrubs’ Catherine scrub pants are the epiphany, the most comfortable scrubs, equipped with stretchy fabric and an elastic waistband. When you spend most of your shift on your feet, you need something super soft and breathable to move in. You never know when you may have to run to that code, so you might as well be comfortable while doing it.
Do you find yourself needing supplies during your shift? These pants come with SEVEN pockets, Moxie Scrubs definitely had your needs in mind when they designed these pants.
Other highlights of the classic option include:
Breathable fabric that dries quickly
Pocket types include a zipper security pocket and a media pocket
Available in a variety of colors and sizes (they even have tall options)
The Catherine Scrub Pant is THE must-have item in your arsenal of workwear if you are looking for the most comfortable scrubs. It’s true that jogger scrubs for women are all the rage, but nothing beats a classic. At Moxie,… read more
What will it be?
Whether you choose the new, trendy jogger style or you’re a classic, Moxie Scrubs has you covered. Don’t forget to pair your pants of choice with one of their super soft scrub tops and a scrubs jacket! Working in healthcare is tough, but choosing what to wear shouldn’t be. Try out one or both styles of scrub pants that were designed by nurses with nurses in mind.
About the Author:
Krystle Maynard is the creator of Innovative RN Solutions and has been a nurse for over a decade. She has specialized in medical-surgical and critical care nursing, in addition to having a long-standing history of being an adjunct faculty member for a college of nursing. Innovative Nurse Solutions focuses on healthcare content writing (such as blogs, E-books, emails, academic coursework, and educational content for healthcare personnel and patients). Krystle also offers tutoring and mentor services for undergraduate and graduate nurses. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and children, and her two favorite hobbies are traveling to various destinations (mainly beaches) and concerts. If you would like to connect, you can reach her on
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