You can’t go wrong with a pair of women’s gym leggings – they’re super comfortable, breathable and a staple in most workout wardrobes. But with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones are worth the price tag and will actually stand up to high impact workouts like HIIT or boxing sessions. We’ve put the best leggings out there through the paces, evaluating their opacity (drop water on them in bright light and see if you can see your skin through the fabric), stretch and moisture-wicking properties. We also looked at whether they’re made using eco-friendly or organic fabrics and if the price point is fair considering their quality.
Choosing the Perfect Gym Leggings: Comfort, Performance, and Style Combined
We’ve been fans of Gymshark for years, but these Adapt leggings are one of its hottest offerings – with their high-waisted fit and seamless design they’re perfect for running, lifting and even a spot of yoga. They’re also squat proof, have ruched details to flatter the bum and are super soft against the skin. We love the fact they’re long enough to cover chilly ankles too, plus they come in loads of different colours and prints.
These leggings have a huge following thanks to their seriously buttery-soft, incredibly high waistband and super lightweight, sweat-wicking VapoDri fabric. They’re a great choice for stretching, jogging and squats and have plenty of pocket space too with roomy phone-sized pockets on each side and a zipped key-size pocket in the waistband. They also wash really well without losing their shape and are quick to dry, making them ideal for a quick jog or bike ride after work.