Choosing Scrubs Pants

Shopping for medical scrub pants can be a little overwhelming today because there is such an amazing selection of styles and features available. At Medical Scrubs Mall, we strive to carry something for everyone. If you’ve been shopping for scrub pants for a while, you may have your own personal favorite – whether it’s a brand or style. But, if you’re looking for a change or just starting to wear medical professional pants, here are some of the features to consider and some of our most popular scrub pants:

Fit: No longer are unisex pants the only game in town. For many medical professionals, this is still their go to style. But what’s nice now, is that there are choices. Women’s styles come in missy, junior and contemporary fit. There are styles designed especially for men. There are extra small sizes and many plus size choices.

Waist: The drawstring waist is always popular. You can tie them as tight or as loose as you want and be comfortable during those long shifts. You can also opt for a drawstring waist front with back elastic.

Some medical professionals prefer a full elastic waist and feel it’s more comfortable and they don’t want to bother with tying drawstrings or the bulkiness of them if wearing a more fitted scrub top. Besides a regular elastic waist, you might opt for a style which has a knit spandex waistband reinforced with elastic. These waistbands tend not to roll and the knit covering the elastic make it very comfortable. There are also elastic waists that can be flipped down and to make the pant low-rise. And, for the pregnant medical professional, there are also choices in maternity pants with knit waists and tummy panels.

You’ll get a more tailored look with a flat front pant. There are also some that have a mock fly and some a functional zipper fly. A flat front gives a nice look if you tuck your scrub top into your waistband.

Rise: This is where the waist of the pant sits on the body. There was a time when uniform pants all sat at the natural waist line. Now there are also mid-rise and low-rise. Which you choose is a matter of preference: what you’re comfortable wearing, what works best if you if you do a lot of bending, stretching and lifting or if your position is more sedentary.

Leg Styles: Pant leg styles have also evolved in recent years. Choices include wide, tapered, straight, narrow, boot cut and flare. And you can choose with or without ankle slits.

Pockets: For those medical professionals who work in a clinical position, you probably feel like you need another hand or two or three. That’s where the more pockets your pants have, the better. And there are numerous types and combinations.   Front, side slit, back, and cargo. There are double pockets, hidden cell phone pockets and pockets with pen slits. Some have snaps or Velcro® closure to secure your belongings. There’s a combination for everyone.

Length: If you’re average height, you probably don’t have a problem finding pants with an inseam that fits you. But if you’re petite or tall, it wasn’t always that easy. Now, more and more styles are available in Regular, Petite/Short and Tall lengths.

Here are our customer’s current favorites in scrub pants:


Style #4101 Women’s Flare Leg Drawstring with Elastic Back Pant

MSM Cherokee Workwear Women's Flare Leg Drawstring w Elastic Back Pant, Style 4101 found on


Style #4100 Unisex Drawstring Scrub Pant

 MSM Cherokee Workwear Unisex Drawstring Scrub Pant, Style 4100 found on


Style #4000 Men’s Elastic Waist Scrub Pant

MSM Cherokee Workwear Men's Elastic Scrub Pant, Style 4000 found on


Style #4200 Women’s Cargo Elastic Waist Scrub Pant

MSM Cherokee Workwear Women's Cargo Elastic Waist Scrub Pant, Style 4200 found on


Style #4232 Women’s Five Pocket Pant

 MSM Grey's Anatomy Scrubs Women's Five Pocket Pant, Style 4232 found on

What features do you look for when shopping for your medical scrub pants?

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