Whether they’re part of your active daily routine or just a comfortable choice for relaxing at home, workout leggings are a vital part of most women’s closets. The stretchable and breathable material makes them an easy fit for the gym and everyday life while the tight compression helps improve blood flow to your legs. FN rounded up some of the best compression tights for women you can buy, from capri-length to full-length styles. They’re made with tough and breathable fabrics like polyester and spandex to keep you cool without limiting your movement. They even include special features like joint support technology and pockets for handy storage.
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1. CW-X Capri Compression Tights
Thee tights feature patented EXO-WEB technology mimics kinesiology-taping techniques and uses support panels to contour your joints to provide support and stability for your hips, knees and pelvis.
Pros: Made with 80% CoolMax polyester and 20% Lycra spandex, these tights wick away moisture while offering a noticeably compressive fit.
Cons: Run small.
2. Syrinx High-Waisted Leggings
Syrinx high-waisted leggings come in over 10 different colors. They’re made with 92% polyester and 8% spandex for a breathable, stretchy fit.
Pros:They should be opaque so that they’re not see-through when you bend over. These are also available in plus sizes.
Cons: The dye of the pants may leave residue on legs before the first wash.
3. The Gym People Thick Leggings
These leggings feature a smoothing high-waist and breathable, elastic materials. They come in a range of solid to patterned options, including marble-print and speckled styles.
Pros: They also feature flatlock seams for added comfort, as well as a side and inner pocket to hold small essentials. They should also help keep you cool and dry via a gusseted crotch.
Cons: The brand states that color may vary slightly from images.