The end of the year is within sight, but you don’t have to wait for January 1 to start your workout resolution. What really will help motivate you to get your sweat on is having quality, stylish, comfortable workout gear. No one wants a waistband that rolls down or see-through pants that show more than expected when you’re squatting, knee-deep in Pilates or powering through a HIIT class.
Whether you’re looking for workout leggings with pockets or ones with tummy control, these are the top-rated workout leggings customers swear by to get you through your favorite kind of sweat sesh. And I’ve never come across any product with 100% positive customers reviews, but these workout legging options come pretty close.
Best Workout Leggings for Women
— Editors’ Pick —
1. Athleta’s Ultra High Rise Elation Tight
Definitely, my favorite pair, Athleta’s Ultra High Elation 7/8 Tight will quickly become yours, too! The buttery soft legs with Powervita fabric make you almost forget you’re wearing leggings. I’ve owned a similar pair for over five years and they look exactly like they did the day I bought them. It doesn’t hurt that the Elation has over 200 5-star reviews, either.
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Price: $89 at Athleta
2. Seamless Workout Leggings
Gymshark’s new high-rise Adapt Ombre Seamless Leggings help give you effortless performance and a knitted construction for keeping the ombre effect consistent. It has a sweat-wicking feature, ribbed waistband and hem, and comes in four colors. This seamless collection doesn’t have any reviews, but check out the Adapt Fleck Seamless Leggings for a video of how a similar pair moves.
Price: $60 at Gymshark
3. High-Waisted Workout Leggings
The Everlane Perform Legging comes in extended sizes from an XS to an XXL and features an extra-high waist and an interior front pocket for your hair tie, cards or keys. These leggings are great for low-to-moderate activities and have 4.47 stars from customers. Note: Everlane recommends sizing up if you’re in between sizes.
Price: $68 at Everlane
4. Workout Leggings With Pockets
The BALEAF Winter Legging has high-waisted fleece-lined legging with two smartphone pockets on the sides and a hidden pocket in the waistband for your smaller essentials. They’re perfect for activities like yoga, running, hiking, cycling, skiing and ice skating. These are some of Amazon’s best sellers with over 18,000 customer reviews and 4.5 stars.
Price: $30.99 on Amazon
5. Compression Workout Leggings
Core 10’s High Waist 7/8 Crop Legging hits above the ankle and has a snug, secure fit through the hip, thigh and leg with soft, medium-weight fabric, making it great for a variety of workouts. The moisture-wicking leggings come in an extended range of sizes from XS to 2X and have over 1,300 reviews and 4.4 stars.
Price: $16.19 and up on Amazon
6. Tummy Control Workout Leggings
The 90 Degree By Reflex High Waist Tummy Control Legging is fully squat-proof with thick long-lasting fabric, so you can bend freely over with confidence. It features a slimming high waist to compress the midsection and streamline your silhouette to avoid the dreaded muffin top. Plus, it comes with a hidden pocket for storing your small essentials. This style has 4.4 stars and almost 17,000 reviews.
Price: $24.99 on Amazon
7. Camo Workout Leggings
Versatile for any workout, the Nike Dri-FIT One Legging has a commanding glow with a shiny material in a camo print. Its non-sheer fabric passes the squat test to keep you covered and Nike’s Dri-FIT technology keeps you dry by moving sweat away from your body for quicker evaporation. This pair also comes in extended sizes from XS to 3X and has 4.5 stars from customers.
Price: $70 at Nike
8. Leopard Workout Leggings
Be prepared for compliments when you’re wearing these Onzie best sellers. The high waist will cover your backside while you’re peddling away, and the breathable fabric in a fun print will keep you comfortable and stylish in and out of the saddle. It sits with a comfortable 5 stars from customers.
Price: $74 at Onzie
9. Maternity Workout Leggings
The Nike One Women’s High-Rise Legging has at least 75% recycled polyester fibers, so they’re super sustainable. Plus, they’re comfortable enough to wear while you work out and feature zonal fabric that grows with you—before, during and after your pregnancy. Just fold down the waistband when you’re ready to relax. Customers give it 4.7 stars.
Price: $60 at Nike
10. Plus-size Workout Leggings
The Kquzo High Waist Compression Workout Legging features chafe-free seaming, four-way stretch, high compression to hold you in and side pockets for your essentials. This pair hits right above the ankles. Customers give it 4.2 stars.
Price: $19.75 and up on Amazon
11. Non-See Through Workout Leggings
As perhaps the most recognizable name in workout apparel, there’s a reason Lululemon is so popular and really THAT fabulous. The Base Pace High-Rise Running Tight features weightless coverage, four-way stretch and shape retention fabric, and feels sleek to the touch. Lulu customers give it 4.6 stars.
Price: $98 at Lululemon
Check out The Best Lululemon Dupes With Amazing Reviews for cheaper, but top-rated, options.
12. Mid-Rise Workout Leggings
These Spring mid-rise leggings are perfect for outdoor activities and won’t fall down while you’re working out. The durable, mid-weight fabric will hold up while you’re hiking or rock climbing, and the breathable fabric is great for those extra-sweaty activities. Note: Size up on these.
Price: $78 at Outdoor Voices
13. Eco-Friendly Workout Leggings
The Girlfriend Collective Black Compressive Mid-Rise Legging is cut from fabric that’s made from recycled water bottles. These compression leggings will keep you comfortable and supported, whether you’re working out or lounging around. Customers give it 4.5 stars.
Price: $88 at Girlfriend Collective
14. Foldover High Waisted Flare Legging
Perhaps the softest leggings you’ll ever come across, the OFFLINE By Aerie OG Foldover High Waisted Flare Legging are super comfy. I just got these in the mail and I can honestly say they’re just as delicious as they appear. This pair has medium support, pockets on the front, a foldover waist, and even though they’re “made to chill in,” you can easily wear them to Pilates class or to hitting the treadmill and the gym.
Price: $37.46 (reg. $49.95) at Aerie
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