You're Probably Working Out More Now, so Here Are the Best Winter Leggings

The 15 Best Winter Workout Leggings for Women


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If you're working out more these days, you probably need to stock up on some new activewear. One essential is a pair of leggings, of course. And while there are so many options on the market, I suggest getting a pair of cold-weather ones for your winter workouts. Leggings that are made to withstand the cold will be lifesavers for any outdoor runs or even if you're struggling to get yourself to the gym or a studio class and dealing with the early morning chill.

These cold-weather leggings and tights are normally made with fabrics like fleece and are designed to keep you warm without overheating. The best ones allow for enough circulation and are sweat-wicking. And a lot of them also have reflective details, which come in handy since daylight is a little bit lacking in the winter months.

Take a look at some options below. Here's to staying warm and cozy during your workouts!

1. Outdoor Voices FrostKnit 7/8 Legging

These leggings from Outdoor Voices are made with FrostKnit, the brand's warmest fabric that's also sweat-wicking. The super-soft pair features reflective details and an internal drawstring to customize your fit.

2. Baleaf Fleece Lined Winter Leggings

With fleece lining, these high-waisted leggings will keep you warm and cozy. They're designed for all sorts of activities, like yoga, running, hiking, cycling, skiing, and ice skating. And an added bonus: They come with two smartphone pockets and a small hidden waistband pocket.

3. Athleta Altitude Tight in Polartec Power Stretch

Athleta's Altitude tights were designed for medium- to high-impact workouts. They're made of Polartec Power Stretch fabric, which has thermal insulation.

4. Alo High-Waist Winter Warmth Plush Legging

I love Alo's leggings because they're so sleek and give such a nice, sculpted fit. You get that same type of fit plus extra warmth with this pair. The interior has a plush, fleece-like interior to keep you cozy. 

5. Under Armour ColdGear Compression Leggings

Under Armour's leggings have a dual-layer design—an ultra-warm and brushed interior plus a quick-drying exterior. 

6. Sweaty Betty Thermodynamic Running Leggings

These thermal high-waist leggings feature a brushed fleece interior. They also have a side pocket and a back zip pocket to hold your keys and other essentials.

7. Zella High Waist Cosy Tech Leggings

Made of the softest knit fabric, these leggings are the definition of pure comfort. They have smooth flatlock seaming to prevent any rubbing and moisture-wicking fabric to keep you dry.

8. The North Face Winter Warm High Waist Pocket Tights

The North Face's tights feature the brand's FlashDry fabric, which is moisture-wicking and keeps you cool. There's a reflective logo on the knee as well. You can wear these alone or as a base layer for your other winter sports gear.

9. Heathyoga Fleece Lined Leggings

You don't have to worry about freezing when you're wearing these fleece-lined leggings. They feature four-way stretch and moisture-wicking benefits.

10. Nike Pro Therma-Fit Mid Rise Pocket Leggings

While these leggings will keep you warm, you don't have to worry about overheating, because the fabric is a breathable fleece. They're made for running, so you know they're easy to move in, too.

11. Brooks Momentum Thermal Pocket Running Tights

These tights feature a fabric that is both insulating and moisture-wicking. They feature sustainably produced components. And you'll be happy to know that there are side drop-in pockets and a back waist envelope pocket to stash your essentials.

12. Crz Yoga Thermal Fleece Lined Leggings

With four-way stretch, mild compression, and fleece lining, these leggings will keep you supported and warm during your workouts. There's also an internal drawstring at the waistband so you can customize it to your exact preference.

13. Lululemon Base Pace High-Rise Fleece Running Tight

Not only do these tights have a brushed interior for warmth, but they're also water-resistant, so technically, you can wear these when it's dewy or rainy out. They're designed for running and don't feature an inseam for a smoother stride.

14. All Access Pro Fleece Center Stage Legging

These lightweight fleece leggings won't feel super heavy during your workout, so you can go about your workout business as usual. They feature high compression, so you know what that means—a super-supportive piece of activewear.

15. Plush Fleece Lined Cropped Athletic Leggings

If you prefer a cropped fit, this is a good option, and it will still keep you warm. The jersey leggings are lined with fleece and feature a hidden pocket and wide waistband.

More Cold-Weather Activewear Finds

Wear this ear warmer on your outdoor runs to keep you cozy. The fleece headband is water-repellent and designed to keep your ears covered and protected.

You can wear this lightweight jacket year-round—it's water-resistant and has a drawstring hood and reflective details.

This long-sleeve will be essential to your activewear wardrobe. You can wear it for all types of workouts—the fit has just enough room and side slits for easy movement.

Athleta's lightweight gloves feature reflective details and touchscreen compatible fingers.

This vest will keep you warm pre- and post-workouts. It has puffer details with knit side panels.

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