Keen to invest in workout leggings that won’t fall apart after two uses? Look no further: these are our health ed’s top picks.
Looking for a pair of the best gym leggings for your next yoga class, 5km or weight training session but don’t know where to start?
Don’t worry—our health editor has chosen her top picks. With 117,000,000 results for ‘best gym leggings’ on Google alone, finding a pair can feel like a minefield. And that’s before you even start filtering the high-waisted, sweat-wicking, smell-banishing wonder tights that don’t go see through every time you squat, from, well, the opposite.
Your gym legging buying guide: What to look for in a good pair
FYI, it’s worth going for a pair of gym leggings that are sweat-wicking, non-see-through, supportive and designed for working out (cotton leggings won’t make the cut here).
We’re aware that not everyone wants to drop hundreds on a pair, especially right now, so have included both cheap and higher end options. Do bear in mind, generally speaking, that cheapest doesn’t necessarily mean best. Base your buy on your usage. After all, workout leggings are a bit like household appliances: if you’re using them often, it may be wiser to opt for a mid-range price point to guarantee you’ve made a good investment.
That being said, there are some great bargains to be had, too, which is why we’ve included a range of options, from the best cheap leggings to kit for those with a slightly higher budget, too.
There are some incredible deals on offer RN:
Varley Let’s Move High Waisted Leggings in Pewter Feather,
was £78 now £54.50 (save £23.50) | The Sports Edit
Varley’s sports leggings are such great quality, and you can currently save over £20 on this fun feather print pair. Made from recycled materials that are stretchy and breathable, you won’t regret this purchase.
Wunder Under HR Tight 28″,
was £78, now £64 (save £14) | Lululemon
Lululemon are known for their luxurious sports leggings, so we always look forward to when they go on sale. The Wunder Under HR Tights are ideal as they are designed for a wide range of different workouts.
4505 Icon 7/8 Seamless Legging,
was £22, now £8.40 (save £13.60) | ASOS
The ASOS 4505 range is great value for money, and their gym wear comes in lots of fun styles and colours. Make a statement in this vibrant red pair, with a seamless design and a bodycon fit.
Whether you’re purchasing said leggings for a super sweaty Joe Wicks YouTube workout from home, to vinyasa your way through your next yoga flow or to don on your next staycay (scroll the best UK walking routes, here), there’s something for every need. Weight training? Running? Heck, even a celebrity workout? Check, check, check.
Scroll our picks of the best workout leggings, available to buy now, from Gymshark, Nike, Sweaty Betty and more, and do shop our edits of the best sports hijabs, running trainers and period pants, while you’re here. Happy shopping—and squatting.