The 6 Best Leggings for Every Workout, According to Reviews

The 6 Best Leggings for Every Workout, According to Reviews

No matter what type of activity gets you moving, a great pair of leggings is a workout must-have. Save time and trouble by shopping these popular, top-performing styles — all with reviews of 4.5 or higher — to find your perfect pair.

Gray high-waist leggings from Athleta photo

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Athleta Salutation ⅞ Tight

With more than 2,000 five-star reviews, it's clear these leggings have something special. Customers are wearing them for a range of activities — and they don't seem to be disappointed. As one user said: "By far the best workout pants. [The] material is very soft and comfortable and is not see through when doing squats. The high waist does not slip down when running or training."

Buy It! from $35 (usually $89);

Black high-waist leggings from Oalka photo

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Oalka Power Flex Yoga Pants

Fans of this pair are impressed with its durability — and often purchase them in several colors. The high-waist tummy control, quick-dry fabric, hidden inner key pocket, and wallet-friendly price tag don't hurt either. As one reviewer summed it up,"The material holds up great in the gym doing squats, dead lifts, stretching, and running...for the price point I am still amazed and impressed at the quality."

Buy It! $20;

Navy high-waist leggings from 32 Degrees photo

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32 Degrees Cozy Heat Leggings

Keep your workouts outdoors as temperatures drop in this pair, made with a winning combination of heat-retaining and moisture-wicking fabric. They're light and comfy — so comfy, in fact, that customers wear them not only as running pants, but "under jeans for winter hiking," and even as pajama pants. Convinced yet?

Buy It! $10 (usually $20);

Black compression leggings from Active Research photo

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Active Research Athletic Tights

Whether you're prone to post-workout swelling or just like feeling sucked in, this compression pair is worth checking out. Designed to provide extra joint and muscle support, they're also great if you're after an opaque legging for everyday wear. "Love their feel and compression — it is just right," says one reviewer. "I use them for post running and running long distance. Sometimes I just wear them out as well."

Buy It! $29;

Gray mid-rise leggings from Old Navy photo

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Old Navy Jersey Performance Leggings

If you're looking for comfy leggings to wear from the gym to brunch, this might just be the pair for you. Reviewers rave about their softness and fit, noting how they're "great for working out or just running errands" and "super comfortable and excellent to work out in."

Buy It! $33;

Zella high-waist leggings in slate from Nordstrom photo

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Zella Live In High-Waist Leggings

Customers (PEOPLE editors included!) love the no-slip waistband of this Nordstrom-exclusive pair, as well as the sturdy construction. As one user put it, they're "firm and fitted without being suffocating or stiff. The high waist is like a mini corset that helps hold your tummy in. Will definitely be purchasing a second pair."

Buy It! from $54;


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