It's no secret that we feel very strongly about activewear here at THE/THIRTY, and have got a lot of opinions about it. We love to write about our favorite sports bras, new activewear trends, and the sets we've tested and trusted. There are so many great pieces out there that are designed for every type of workout, from yoga to running to HIIT. Our activewear cup runneth over, so to speak.
But there is one cult favorite pair of leggings that continuously makes our list: Zella leggings. The Nordstrom-made brand's leggings are a universal favorite with editors and readers alike.
The cult-favorite leggings:
So what's so special about them? Well, for one, they're well-made and so comfortable, meaning they'll support you, but not bug you during a workout. And two, at around $59 a pair, they're at a pretty good price point, considering some of the "designer" leggings of the world can cost more than that. I've had a pair that has been through countless workouts and machine washes and they still hold up so well. Not to mention, they're pretty good for lounging and traveling in. Zella has different leggings—from Flow to Studio, but the classic, in my opinion, is the Live In pair. I find they have the right amount of compression and stretch, stay put while I'm pushing myself during a workout, and don't leave me 100% drenched in sweat.
Need more convincing? Here are some reviews I pulled from Nordstrom's site, which are just as passionate as mine.
"I've had these for almost a year now and I cannot say enough good things! I live in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and I mostly do outdoor activities in these. I rock climb, hike 14 footers, scramble over ridges, run trails, and more in these and they never fail. They're never too hot, they truly do wick sweat away. And NEVER ride down, 12-mile hikes and I don't have to pull them up once."—Nordstrom reviewer
"I LOVE these leggings! So much so that I now own 4 pairs! The high waist is perfect AND comfortable, and the overall fit, quality, and style are great! Bonus: They make your booty look awesome!"—Nordstrom reviewer
"I wear these all the time. The thick waistband snatches me in. I love that they never fade no matter how many times I wash them. They're not too warm and not too cool so I wear them all year long."—Nordstrom reviewer
If you're sold on these, I have even better news: They're at a discount right now thanks to Nordstrom's Black Friday sale. So it's the perfect time to try them out at a cheaper price. I can't make any guarantees, but I strongly predict you won't regret the purchase.
And if you're looking for more gear, Nordstrom has plenty of activewear on sale to choose from right now. Pick some things up for your fall workout routine, or lounging or working from home. Take a look at some of our sale must-haves below.
More activewear from Nordstrom's big sale:
The Zella brand doesn't just end at leggings, they've also got great sports bras, tanks, and activewear accessories. This sports bra is made for medium-impact workouts (running and training), and it also has a longer hem that pairs well with the matching high-waist leggings.
If you're looking for something to wear on a run or walk around the block when the weather gets cooler, this option ticks off all the boxes. Sweat-wicking? Check. Enough pockets for keys, phone, and cash? Check. Performance features like a stand collar and thumbhole cuffs? Check.
The moto design on these leggings brings a touch of sartorial cool to workouts. They also have mesh details for breathability and cooling, so you can push yourself without worrying about overheating.
Chafe-preventing flatlock seams perfect the athletic fit of midi-length leggings that flatter with a very wide, high waistband.