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10 Best Fitness Leggings

The best fitness leggings are those that permit a full range of motion, breathe or allow air circulation to maintain a healthy body temperature during exertion, and, naturally, have pockets. But finding the pair that is right for your needs and tastes in the vast sea of options that is the virtual marketplace can be daunting, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the most comfortable, versatile, and pleasing workout leggings. They come in a variety of styles. Whether you want a full leg, a Capri cut, mesh panels for excellent ventilation, or thicker fabric for cold season training, you’ll find precisely what you seek below.

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1. IUGA High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets

IUGA High Waist Yoga Pants with Pockets, Tummy Control, Workout Pants for Women 4 Way Stretch Yoga Leggings with Pockets (Begonia Pink, Large) best fitness leggings

The fabric is woven for a four-way stretch that makes every pose a breeze. They’re crafted with active women in mind—a high waist and tummy control provide support and reassurance for the most ambitious stretching or action. While they’re superlatively flexible, these yoga pants won’t show off anything but your prowess. The material is designed to be thick enough for opacity during even the most strenuous of workouts. Handy pockets with a bonus hidden pocket in the waistband allow you to keep all your possessions close at hand.

2. Workout Leggings from East Hong

EAST HONG Women's Yoga Leggings Exercise Workout Pants Gym Tights (Gray/Pink, S) best fitness leggings

These exercise leggings are ideal for any workout, from prana yoga to marathon training. Fabric crafted from 88 percent polyester and 12 percent Lycra render a four-way stretch that will move with you wherever your adventures take you. It’s also designed to conform to your contours. A midrise waistband won’t gap, and you won’t have to negotiate awkward flaps or folds as you move from cardio to cool down. Plenty of pocket space allows you to stow your phone, wallet, keys, and any other essential items for maximum assurance.

3. Mid-Rise Capri Leggings by Amazon Essentials

Amazon Essentials Women's Performance Mid-Rise Capri Active Legging, Black, Small best fitness leggings

A 19-inch inseam and a midrise waist in these Capri leggings provide a perfect fit for any strenuous training. The wide waistband provides a comfortable and form-flattering wearing experience, while the four-way stretch fabric wicks away moisture to maintain optimal body temperature. Flatlock stitched seams won’t fray or burst during intense activity, and a gusset helps to keep these leggings distraction-free and conformed to your body. With 88 percent polyester and 12 percent spandex, these leggings are stretchy and easy for which to care. Just pop them in the wash when your workout is complete.

4. Women’s WoCold Gear Block Leggings from Under Armor

Under Armour Women's Cold Gear Block Leggings, Black (002)/Metallic Silver, X-Small best fitness leggings

These imported leggings are crafted from five percent elastane, 38 percent polyester, and 57 percent cotton for superior breathability and stretch. They’re designed for chilly mornings workouts or winter day activities that take you out of doors, so your muscles stay warm and flexible. The generously wide waistband and tailored legs offer a comfortable and hassle-free fit. While these workout leggings are of superior quality, they’re also affordable and will outlast many more expensive brands.

5. Tummy Control Leggings by Neleus

Neleus Tummy Control High Waist Workout Running Leggings for Women,9033,Yoga Pant 3 Pack,Black,Grey,Red,L,EU XL best fitness leggings

A four-way stretch fabric crafted from 85 percent polyester and 15 percent spandex provides superior mobility and comfort during any activity. The opaque fabric will also allow you to move with confidence, whether you’re trying challenging new poses or running errands around town. They provide excellent temperature control and wick away perspiration to keep you cool during your activities. With an extra-wide band and high waist, that fits and flatters your form, you’ll always look your best. Plus, they come with built-in moderate tummy control to help maintain optimal posture and a pocket perfect for stowing your phone.

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6. Nike Women’s Power Essential Dri-Fit Capri Leggings

NIKE Women's Power Essential Dri-FIT Running Crops, Black/Black, Medium best fitness leggings

Flat seams ensure that these leggings move smoothly against the skin. Crafted from 92 percent polyester and eight percent spandex and cut in a Capri style for ease of motion, the fabric conforms to your curves and wicks away perspiration during any workout, no matter how strenuous. A high waist with a broad waistband and a drawstring permit a customized fit, while a zippered pocket in the back of the waistband permits secure storage of any personal items.

7. Print Yoga Leggings with Mesh Panel by Mint Lilac

Mint Lilac Women's High Waist Printed Workout Yoga Leggings Athletic Tummy Control Casual Pants with Mesh Panels Dark Gray Medium best fitness leggings

For something a little different at the gym, in the studio or on the trail, these stylish and unique leggings offer both ease of motion and a fashionable impression. Crafted from fabric that both breaths and moves with you, they’ll stay put whether you’re doing a set of squats or moving into Warrior Pose. The high waist offers a flattering profile and helps you to move through your routine in confidence. Mesh panels along the outer sides of each leg permit excellent airflow to keep you cool even on the hottest days.

8. Reebok Running Leggings with Smocked Waist

Reebok Women's High Rise Leggings Performance Compression Pants best fitness leggings

While they’re ideal for running with a conforming “naked feel” to minimized distractions caused by gapping, sagging, or excess fabric, they work just as well for Goddess Pose and lunges. The seams are sewn with a four-needle six lines technique for durable, flat seams that won’t part under stress. The stretchy fabric that moves with you also helps to keep sweat off of your skin, so you’ll stay dry and cool under pressure.

9. Women’s High Waist Yoga Leggings with Pockets from Edeey

Edeey Athletic Leggings for Women Yoga Fitness Pants with 2 INNER POCKETS Non See-Through Fabric (Smoked Mulberry S) best fitness leggings

Thick, opaque fabric permits safe, confident motion during any workout or activity. The four-way stretch of the 87 percent nylon and 13 percent spandex material conforms to your form. Coupled with a high waist and generously wide waistband, your leggings won’t sag, slip, or shift, no matter how vigorously you exercise. Reflective dot patterns on the outside of each calf allow you to run or walk in low light conditions with safety. Plus, two pockets in the waistband permit you to carry essentials within easy reach.

10. Rion Active Women’s Fitness Leggings

RION Active Women's Yoga Leggings Tummy Control High Rise Red best fitness leggings

The fabric is crafted from 81 percent polyamide and 19 percent spandex, with a special weave that permits a four-way stretch. These leggings were crafted with the plus-size fitness goddesses in mind, with mild tummy control for superior posture and a high waist that prevents muffin top, because no one has time for that. Suitable for any season and any activity, the thick fabric keeps muscles warm in cooler weather, but will also wick away perspiration and permit good airflow during summer activities.

Whether you just need a new pair to add to your existing fitness wardrobe or you’re new to the gym, never fear. Whatever your needs, these leggings provide pockets, high waists, full bands, tummy control, and moisture-wicking. The best fitness leggings will always ensure perfect coverage with thicker fabric that won’t slip, sag, or flap at the wrong moment.

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By BCR Staff

July 2019