A good pair of leggings are a workout essential, especially when they’re high-waisted, super absorbent and have built-in compression and smoothing qualities. The last thing you want to worry about mid-sun salutation is where your leggings are—or aren’t. There are leggings at just about every price point, but how do the $30 leggings compare with the $130 leggings? We got our hands on some popular pairs to find out.
To see how well each of the leggings would perform we wore them during a 75-minute hot yoga flow class—the sweatiest and most demanding workout we could think of. (Some leggings were tested twice, because, science.) We’ve ranked all of the leggings from most to least favourite—taking into consideration performance, fit and price.
Lululemon In Movement 7/8 Tight Everlux 25″
Price: $108, Lululemon
These leggings provided excellent compression, especially in the upper thigh and butt area—definitely the best of the bunch. They’re snug and supportive, but not hard to shimmy into. They absorbed lots of sweat, but not as rapidly as the Nike tights. And, One big plus—they did not shift during class.