Like so many other women I've been on a search for the best leggings out there for hiking, working out, and just cruising. I feel like I've come across so many duds. Either overpriced, poorly made, or just plain unflattering. Since I've had the opportunity to try out several different brands over the last year, I thought I would compile a list of my top 3 to share with you all!
There are so many things to love about these leggings. First of all, they are made from recycled water bottles. HOW COOL IS THAT?! Not only is this brand eco-friendly, but their leggings are gorgeous and of the utmost quality. The colors that they offer are absolutely beautiful, with the jewel tones being my favorite. I am wearing the color smoke in the photos above. I also was very impressed with how sturdy these leggings are. The seams are strong and reinforced, the fabric definitely passes the squat test, and they are SO comfortable. They are one of my top choices for long hikes because they never rub and irritate my sides with a pack on. They are definitely my number one pick.
2. Fabletics High Waisted PowerHold Legging ($45)
Let me start of by saying I was super skeptical about buying leggings from a subscription-based company, but decided to give them a try when they were running a 2 for $24 promo on leggings. I signed up and was pleasantly surprised when the first leggings arrived. They were definitely compressive, which I liked, and I noticed right away that they were really flattering. I figured, time would tell if they were made poorly or not. Well it has been about 5 months since I received my first pair and they still look great and I wear them often. I've invested in several different colors since then and have never been disappointed. The price point is $45 but if you are a member, you can get them as part of a two-piece outfit for $49. Click here to shop through my affiliate link.
3. Lululemon Fast & Free 7/8 Tight II ($128)
Their name is a mouthful and they are nearly twice the cost of my number one pick, but I understand why they are so pricey. The material that these leggings are made from is incredibly sweat-wicking and light weight, yet offers amazing coverage. Zero camel toe. Texture doesn't show through them, so they are very flattering. Honestly the material kind of reminds me of a super light wet-suit. I can't imagine they would ever pill just due to the nature of it. They have pockets on the side that fit a giant iPhone, they don't dig into your waist, and they are super comfy all around. I got lucky and found mine on sale at a retail location, but I'd say if you are looking for a pair of leggings that will last you years, even when you are putting miles on the trail/road, these are a worthy long-term investment.
What are some of your favorite leggings?