Ok, so it’s been about 5 years since leggings took over the world. We’ve got fashion leggings, athleisure leggings, barely-there leggings, graphic leggings (complete with flying cats and galaxy constellations). But somehow, amongst all this legging abundance, finding a pair you can truly run in is like finding a needle in a poly-spandex haystack.
See, not all leggings are created equal.
Ask most of ‘em to show up for the cool-weather running elements (sweat, heat, chilly temps, friction, speed, wide strides, and repetitive motion) and well, they won’t be able to cut it. Whether you’re a long distance runner, a sprinter, an incline junkie, or an October marathoner, having a pair of leggings engineered to endure your sport, is essential.
We’ve put together a checklist of all the characteristics you oughta look for in your next fall/winter run leggings so you can avoid all unsavory side effects of running in the wrong tights. (The sagging, the chaffing, the crotch sweating, oh the horror!)
- Gusseted crotch
- Snug fit
- Personal climate control
- No slip waistband
Looking for a pair that hits all the points? Check out some of our absolute favorites for this fall/winter season!