Yoga/Workout Leggings Review - Tay Meets World

Yoga/Workout Leggings Review

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Raise your hand if you love yoga pants?!🙋🏼‍♀️ I do as well, in fact, I wear them everyday, twice a day. My dog is very accustomed to being walked and run daily. Just as well, I workout about 6x a week. I've tried many different brands and while, I could share with you all the cheapest versions, I'm not going to because as I mentioned, I wear workout pants twice a day. For me, the quality has to be impeccable, I will wear each pair until I simply cannot wear them anymore (RIP Lululemon align pant with the hole in the toosh). I am however, sharing a variety at all price points and they are rated by certain specifications:

1. Quality/Durability
2. Fit/Sizing
3. Pockets
4. Movement
5. Best for: Type of Workout

I am comparing 5 brands: Lululemon, IVL Collective, Athleta, Fabletics, and Champion. I want to state that I have tried Nike, Under Armor, Gap Active, and Old Navy Active and I didn't love them enough to purchase again OR I wore them out and got rid of them for good. Below you will find my rankings, starting with the overall favorites! 

  • Quality/Durability: I love the quality of these Fabletics leggings. They are the thickest pair of leggings I own and they have held up wonderfully being washed weekly. (Tip: I hang dry this pair to avoid shrinking.) I've had this pair for about 2 months and no pilling or stretching! 
  • Fit/Sizing: TTS - Wearing size small. No over-stretching from wear to wear. Very high-waisted.
  • Pockets: Yes! Two mesh pockets on either side. I can fit my house key and doggie bags in one and phone in the other. 
  • Movement: These do not fall down when running or doing HIIT workouts!
  • Best For: Running, HIIT workouts, gym workouts, cycling, yoga, walks. 
  • Recommend: 100% yes
Price: 2 for $24, so technically $12! 😱
  • Quality/Durability: These leggings are made of a nylon fabric which is sweat wicking and dries fast. Thinner than the Fabletics pair, these are very comfortable and you can easily wear all day long. They have held up after at least 30-40 washes. 
  • Fit/Sizing: TTS - Wearing size small. No over-stretching from wear to wear. Very high-waisted.
  • Pockets: Yes! Two pockets on either side. I can fit my key and doggie bags in one and phone in the other. 
  • Movement: These do not fall down when running or doing HIIT workouts!
  • Best For: Running, HIIT workouts, gym workouts, cycling, yoga, walks. 
  • Recommend: 100% yes
Price: $89.00 for original style
  • Quality/Durability: These leggings truly feel like butter - the fabric is much different than all other pairs of leggings I own. IVL Collective uses a Hydrasculpt Collagen fabric that moisturizes your skin, provides wicking & deodorizing, and UV-protection. They don't stretch after multiple wears and keep their shape. Thick fabric so not see through! 
  • Fit/Sizing: Similar to Lululemon sizing but runs large - Size down from sizing guide recommendations. No over-stretching from wear to wear. Ultra high-waisted - the most high-waisted pair I own. Example, I typically buy a 6 from Lulu, these are a 4. 
  • Pockets: No pockets on this pair, this the 1/2 point deduction. I do however, recommend the IVL Collective Everyday Legging that has a zipper pocket in the back. 
  • Movement: These do not fall down when running or doing HIIT workouts!
  • Best For: Running, HIIT workouts, gym workouts, cycling, yoga, walks. 
  • Recommend: Absolutely! 
Price: $96.00 - this pair is sold out, I recommend the Everyday Legging for $92.00. 
  • Quality/Durability: The quality of these leggings is great. The fabric is polyester, not nylon like the other pair of Athleta leggings reviewed. These are more sweat wicking in my opinion. I do find that they stretch more with wear unlike the other pairs. 
  • Fit/Sizing: TTS - Wearing size small. I bought these last year and have since lost inches around my waist so would purchase XS instead as they run a bit big on me now. 
  • Pockets: Yes! Pockets on each side and zipper pocket in the back. 
  • Movement: These leggings fall down unfortunately when I run. I love the pockets but I notice that this type of fabric does not hold as well to your body. 
  • Best For: Gym workouts, cycling, yoga, walking
  • Recommend: Do not recommend for running but I wear them for everything else and love them!
Price: $89.00
  • Quality/Durability: The quality of these leggings is great. The fabric is a mixture of nylon and lycra. Lycra specifically for stretch and shape retention. 
  • Fit/Sizing: TTS - Wearing size 6 (Lululemon runs at a larger size than your normal pant size). I bought these last year and have since lost inches around my waist. so I would purchase a 4 instead. If you are in between sizes, I recommend sizing down. 
  • Pockets: Yes! Pockets on each side and slip pocket in the back.
  • Movement: These leggings fall down unfortunately when I run. I love the pockets but especially when I have my phone in the pocket they really fall down. They are made for running and training but I think they are better suited for training or HIIT workouts than running. 
  • Best For: Gym/Training workouts, cycling, yoga, walking
  • Recommend: Do not recommend for running but I wear them for everything else and love them!
Price: $118.00
  • Quality/Durability: I do not love the quality of these leggings. They don't hold their shape like my other pairs - they are also prone to a lot of piling. Slightly see-through with squat test and give you major camel-toe! 🙈
  • Fit/Sizing: TTS - Wearing size small. 
  • Pockets: Yes! One zip pocket in the back.
  • Movement: I have only worn these for yoga and a cycling class. They are not as high-waisted so honestly, I didn't love wearing them either time. 
  • Best For: Yoga or walking, low-key activities.
  • Recommend: No - might as well spend the same and purchase from Fabletics for better quality. 
Price: $32.00


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