Normally we’d be all for the last leg of a five-mile run, but when our skin stings with every gust of freezing cold wind, we're just about ready to give up. Turns out, we can’t wear the same thin, nylon summer leggings when temps drastically dip in the winter. This year, we’re investing in a few pairs of fleece-lined, moisture-wicking and body temperature-regulating leggings that keep us cozy for the long haul. Oh, and you bet we’ll also be wearing them when we’re not exercising.
1. lululemon Fast and Free High-Rise Tight
These leggings are brushed with their Nulux fabric on the inside and outside for a soft and breathable feel while still providing optimal warmth for an outdoor workout in cold weather. They wick sweat away so you'll never overheat and they have a nifty pocket for your phone or credit cards.
2. L.L. Bean Primaloft ThermaStretch Fleece Pocket Tights
L.L. Bean makes some of the warmest fleeces on the market, so it’s no surprise that these leggings get the cold weather seal of approval. They feature a high-tech abrasion-resistant fabric, so you can comfortably wear them without pilling or snagging.
3. Sweaty Betty Thermodynamic Running Leggings
This high-rise style promises to regulate body temperature to ward off sweat while keeping your legs warm. They have a draw string in the front if you need them a little extra snug and a pocket on the side for your cell phone.
4. Athleta Rainier Tight
The plush SuperSonic fabric is soft and luxuriously thick to keep you warm for your workout. We also love the wide, supportive waistband that helps to secure your core, even if you’re just sitting on the couch.
5. Under Armour Women's ColdGear Authentic Leggings
The dual-layer fabric in these leggings serves two purposes: The inside is made of an ultra-warm brushed material that helps maintain body temperature; the outer layer is fast-drying to keep perspiration from ruining your workout. This pair also features welded seams that help to eliminate chafing, no matter how you move.
6. Baleaf Fleece Lined Winter Leggings
Are you one of those people who shuns treadmills in favor of pounding the pavement all year round? These thicker tights were made for you in all their warm and cozy glory. They also come in 17 colors so you can switch it up.
7. Skims Cotton Rib Thermal Leggings
Snuggle up in these warm, thermal leggings that are great for tucking into boots for errands or just lounging on the couch.
8. Adidas Own The Run Better Winter Running Leggings
The wide, comfy waistband on these delivers a truly luxurious experience. Plus, the body-hugging fit and soft fleece fabric hold everything in.
9. 90 Degree By Reflex High Waist Fleece Lined Leggings
With over 500 positive reviews, we already know these are worth it. But throw in their brushed fleece lining, tummy control waistband and extremely affordable price, and we’re officially sold.
10. Plush Fleece Lined Stirrup Leggings
Barre, Pilates, yoga: all examples of workouts where we really want our pants to stay put. The stirrup at the bottom keeps these in place and offers another cozy layer at the foot. Toes are free to grip the floor and our legs are happy thanks to a silky, lightweight fleece lining and ultra-stretchy fabric. Win-win.
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