(Closed) Favorite workout leggings/tights/capris?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Which brand is your favorite?
    Nike : (5 votes)
    13 %
    UnderArmour : (1 votes)
    3 %
    LuluLemon : (13 votes)
    34 %
    Athleta : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Adidas : (0 votes)
    Zella : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Lucy : (0 votes)
    Fabletics : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Other - Please comment below! : (15 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 31
    360 posts
    Helper bee

    indyJEEP:  I buy work out pants it seems like every time I’m shopping for non workout clothes. Lol. So, lots of underarmour.  I have old navy, nike, reebok, some from target, vs, marshalls, and I’m sure lots of others that I just can’t think of.  I went to visit my sister out of state and she had a pair that I “borrowed” lol she never got them back.  They lift my butt and have a side pocket on the leg that’s a sheer material. Any time I accidentally forget my iPod, my cell phone fits perfectly in it.  As you can see im obsessed with them, and anytime I’m doing laundry I gravitate towards them.  Surprisingly, my sister said she bought them at Forever21. Never would have guessed! They are the best! 

    Post # 32
    2680 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m a lulu loyalist! I’ve tried almost every other brand out there, and nothing makes my butt look better than the Wunder Unders. I get that some people find the price tag hard to justify, but for me it makes sense because A) I have a couple of pairs that have lasted almost 7 years! B) I work out 5+ days a week, so over the life of the pants, I more than get my money’s worth. 


    Post # 33
    2514 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    indyJEEP: I use them for just about anything and everything.  Weights, Cardio, Running, High Ropes, Yoga, various sports (softball, dodgeball, touch football, etc.)  

    I don’t wear them to mountain bike – I have bike shorts I wear instead.  And I wear shorter shorts for volleyball, out of habit I think  There’s no real reason.  I wore them when I played, so now I feel weird if I’m playing in longer pants.  This is weird, but I wished they made fleece lined capris.  They’d be perfect for under my ski gear.  I’m actually considering having a pair of fleece tights hemmed short this year. 

    I’m really picky about capris.  I do not have a curvy bottom half.  I’m straight up and down.  One day I’ll get hips!  Until that day, I have to be conscious of how bottoms fit, or else they slide down.  I need a fairly high rise to help keep them up.  I don’t like a draw string (If I did this would be easier!) If its suitable for high impact sports it’ll likely stay on.  I’m also 6’1, so the length of the capri matters as well, not as much as pants, but some of the shorter brands become long shorts!  I like them to come to the top of my calf. My height is also part of the reason I need a higher rise.  I do not like anything that folds over.  

    Lulu is expensive.  But I look at it from a cost-per-wear perspective.  I wear them 3-4 times more often than any others.  So even if they’re 3x the cost, the cost per wear is similar.  And I haven’t yet had to throw out a pair of lulus because they were worn out.  

    In general I’m trying to buy pieces that will last and that really fit, like *really* fit my body and last for years, instead of cheaper pieces ‘that will do’ for a season or 2.

    Post # 34
    758 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I second a PP’s mention of Gap gfast.  I really like their workout clothing and when it’s on sale, you can get great deals.

    I personally can’t stand Pink by VS because I find the colours have faded out on each pair I own (4 pairs) and they look old and used. They just don’t seem to hold up well.  Also, after a while the fabric stretches out and gets baggy.  Not the look I’m personally going for…lol

    Post # 35
    2491 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted for “other”. 

    My favorite leggings and capris come from MPG. They offer compression, support, and shaping and they last for years (my oldest pair is 3+ years old and still fits snugly). I have 5 pairs of their capris and 3 pairs of full-length tights/leggings. I prefer the ones with no cotton content as they wick sweat away better. Be careful with their sizing as they run just a bit big. Their size guide always tells me I should wear a Medium (based on my height/weight) but the 2 pairs I have from them that are Medium are a bit loose. The Small is perfect on me. Oh, and they are not transparent (a major requirement for me). 

    I have a pair of Nike running pants that still look as good now as they did when I bought them 7 years ago. They are my cold-weather pants. 

    I had a pair of UA compression capris but I was not a fan (they felt rather thin). However, I LOVE my UA hiking/running shorts.

    I haven’t tried anything from Lulu so I can’t speak to their performance, but I can’t justify spending $100+ on workout pants. I like to keep them under $60. 

    I run (2 nights a week between 3 and 6 miles each), do crazy intensive hot yoga (2 nights a week) and I hike every weekend. I’m pretty tough on my workout gear. 

    Post # 36
    250 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Victoria secret aones are my favorite…I;ve tried a few other brands or non brands to save money but I always go back to VS.

    Post # 37
    7369 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Old Navy compression are my absolute favorite go to leggings and capri.

    I recently discovered GAPs body line. I love them to.

    Under Armour, especially their cold gear, awesome.

    There is a thread from a few months back about workout gear, that got me to experiement with other lines. 

    Post # 38
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I really like VSX pants/crops. They are very comfortable, not sheer and have held up very well over the past 3-4 years. I recently got my first pair of lululemon crops (wunder unders) and I really like them so far. The compression in them is way better than any of the VSX pants I have but they are not as oqaque. We’ll see if they hold up though, lately I’ve been seeing a lot of negative reviews on lulu products. 

    Post # 39
    358 posts
    Helper bee

    indyJEEP:  Lorna Jane and Rogiani (In addition to Lululemon)

    Post # 40
    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My favorites are New Balance, Under Armour, Lululemon, and Target!

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