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March 17, 2020 8 min read

Are Yoga pants just for Yoga? Definitely not!  We put these ethically made leggings to the test and they accompanied us perfectly to the gym, the city and our outdoor adventures.  Go through our comprehensive sustainable legging guide, to find the perfect pair that suits your needs. 

From classic everyday fits to yoga classes, intense CrossFit workouts, and chilly skiing trips; Read on for the best of the best. 


Supporting Compressive Legging by Girlfriend Collective 

Go from a coffee with friends straight to the gym, with these super stylish leggings by Girlfriend Collective.

Ultra high rise, four-way stretch and sustainably made from recycled water bottles; they're the perfect pair of tights to give you a smart and classic look. Available in a variety of solid, high impact colors and sizes from XS to XXL.

Slightly thicker fabrication than your average style, a high waistline that doesn't roll down or bunch and a streamlined fit that flatters every shape. Girlfriend Collective uses 25 recycled water bottles in every high-waist, compressive legging pair.

Take your pick from a traditional black,plum,moss and midnight blue to a cool bougainvillea and morel.

With a flattering wide waistband and a compression fit, they keep you looking slim and in style. Whether you are mixing and matching to create a stylish outfit or hitting the gym or a yoga class. 

  • Made from recycled polyester coming from plastic bottles
  • Slightly thicker fabric, compressive and high-rise 
  • If between sizes, we recommend sizing down for the best fit

"Very comfortable, excellent quality. Sizing is accurate if you follow sizing guides. Size down of you want more compression" - Anonymous from Ireland

See all pretty Girlfriend Compressive leggings here >>

High-Rise Pocket Legging by Girlfriend Collective

By popular demand, the bestselling and original Compressive Legging by Girlfriend comes now with side pockets.

The High-Rise Pocket Legging has the same high-rise, sturdy construction and ultra compression as the original model, but sleek double side seams and a pocket on each hip for your phone, key or whatever you feel like putting there.

  • Made from recycled polyester coming from plastic bottles
  • Slightly thicker fabric, compressive and high-rise 
  • If between sizes, we recommend sizing down for the best fit

Choose a full length or 7/8 length for shorter legs or cropped fit >>

"Amazing! If you're looking for durable, sustainable, ethical, size inclusive and cute athletic wear, this is the one! It fits perfectly feels and looks gorgeous!" - Sara H. from Belgium

Dreamy soft Float High-Rise legging by Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective designed the FLOAT Legging for that next-to-nothing feel. Feels soft, works hard.

In case you need something lighter weight for hot days, hot workouts or just looking hot lounging around — the FLOAT High-Rise Legging. They're stretchy and comfy enough for max-relaxing but sturdy enough for working out. Toss them on to lounge around and boom, you’re already dressed for that run you may or may not go on.

  • Sweat-wicking and quick-drying
  • Sheer-proof
  • Buttery soft hand feel
  • Brushed matte finish
  • Great for all types of activities and comfiest leggings to wear on your free time
  • If between sizes, we recommend sizing down for the best fit

"These are easily the best tights I've ever worn. The first leggings that are actually high-waisted, so they don't roll even if your stomach swells. These are extremely soft and smooth, perfectly light and discreet, yet squat proof." - Tuuli. from Finland

All-around Centered Tights by Patagonia 

Sustainably crafted from a mixture of recycled polyester and spandex, these stretchy, moisture absorbent tights are perfect for yoga, running, gym .. you name it!

With a wide, comfortable waistband, they give you ample room to breathe. Available in a variety of funky patterns and colors, they add a fun and playful note to any outfit.  While our absolutely favorite feature of these is the smart hidden key pocket at the top of the waistband!  Fair Trade Certified™ sewn, so you have no doubts and a clear conscience. 

  • Made from recycled polyester
  • Lightweight, stretchy, fast-wicking for high performance
  • Perfect all-around legging with colorful prints

"Comfy and sharp looking. A good buy. Just enough compression to both feel comfy and look nice on you. A small pocket on the front is definitely a plus." - Emma H. from Finland

Check all beautiful colors of Patagonia Centered tights

Patagonia's Pack Out tights with pockets

Pack it in, pack it out: These versatile Patagonia tights are just what you need for increased mobility in the wilderness

  • Stretchy fabric blend for high-stepping; gusset for additional modesty and flexibility
  • Wide waistband lies flat under a pack
  • Zippered side pocket
  • Easy-access drop-in pocket on each leg
  • For yoga, running, city walks and hikes

See all the Patagonia Pack Out tights

Terra 2 Tights by Finnish Népra for intense training

Népra Terra leggings

Looking for the perfect pair of tights for high-intensity training? Look no further! 

Made from a thick and durable recycled material that withstands abrasions, Terra tights by Nepra are the perfect choice for CrossFit, weightlifting, climbing, and trail-running. 

With a tight and narrow fit that keeps them in place no matter what, and an Oeko-tex 100 Standard Certificate. 

  • Made from recycled polyamide
  • Slightly thicker, not super stretchy fabric
  • You might need to size up, check the size chart
  • Perfect for sports where you need robust leggings

"Just love them! I have already one pair and I loved them so much, I had to order a second pair! Great Tights!!" - Claudia A. from Switzerland

Best selling Saturnus Tights by Nepra team - your second skin!

The Saturnus Tights by Nepra, are the ultimate pair of tights to accompany you in your everyday activities. 

With a second-skin feel, these are our most comfortable pair of leggings and honestly, quite difficult to part with. 

They have a hi-rise waistband that keeps your lower back and belly supported. And an ankle-length fit, which makes them perfect for the colder days as well.  Made from soft, toxic-free Oeko-tex 100 Standard Certified material, safe for both your skin and health!

Stretchy, sustainable, extremely comfortable and multipurpose. Use Nepra's Saturnus leggings for light jogging, dance, yoga and all those lazy days at home! 

  • Made from toxic-free Oeko-tex 100 Standard Certified fabric
  • Super soft, stretchy, "the most comfortable pair of leggings ever!"
  • Great for yoga, pilates, home lounging
  • Check the size chart for hip measurement to avoid any transparency issues

"You'll want to stay in the home office so you can wear this pair of leggings all the time. I can confirm the other reviews, the are really comfortable legging, highly recommended! I really liked the fit, especially the high waist and the material." - Eeva Y. from Germany 

Read also: "The best sustainable yoga and activewear brands you should know about"

Fjällräven classic, Abisko Tights

Sustainable, comfortable and attractive – what’s not to love about Fjällräven  Abisko Tights? Created from a moisture wicking stretch fabric in recycled polyester, they give a secure, snug feel that is further emphasised by the high waistband. We have also positioned the seams and designed the pockets for a flattering fit. Perfect for hiking and everyday outdoor life – the 7/8-length is easy to combine with socks and hiking boots.

  • Durable stretch fabric in recycled polyester with a matte, opaque finish.
  • Secure leg pockets with envelope closures.
  • Comfortable, high waistband that gives a secure snug feel.
  • 7/8-length legs with low-profile hems.
  • Waist is adjustable with an inside drawstring.
  • Perfect for hikes, jogging, and everyday active life

See all Fjällräven Abisko tights >>

Very durable and compression fit High-Waist Pro Compression Tights by GYMNATION

GYMNATION High-Waist Pro Compression Tights

These tight and fitted High-Waist Pro Compression Tights give you strong support for challenging workouts like weightlifting and running.

GYMNATION's compression tights stay in place and give you nice support for high-intensity or challenging workouts. Choose the High-Waist Pro Compression Tights when you want to have tight compressive fit, that have excellent coverage and are squat proof. These tights are your choice if you want to go hard!
  • Tight, fitted compression fit
  • High-waist that stays well in place when training
  • Excellent coverage, squat proof
  • Choose your normal size
  • Perfect for running and weightlifting
  • Durable, two-way stretch material
  • High-quality, Italian, recycled material: 65% recycled polyamide, 35% elastane
  • Recycled polyamide is made from plastic waste collected from the sea
  • Finnish company, designed in Finland
  • Sustainable manufacturing in a Bluesign-certified factory in Lithuania
  • Combine with the Power Boost Sports Bra by GYMNATION

High-quality High-waist Training Tights by GYMNATION

High-Waist Training Tights by GYMNATION

These supporting tights that stay in place are perfect for crossfit, gym and multiple sports. The High-Waist Training Tights are GYMNATION's bestseller that you can find in many lovely colors.

The High-Waist Training Tights are made of a top quality French material that is very durable and flexible, guaranteeing excellent mobility and opacity.

  • Compressive fit, normal sizing
  • High-waist and supportive waist piece keeps these tights well in place while training
  • Excellent opacity, squat proof
  • Breathable and quick-drying material
  • Perfect for crossfit, gym and multiple sports
  • The fit should feel tight when trying them on the first time, the fabric will stretch a little during use
  • Top quality French material, four-way stretch: 57% polyamide, 43% elastane
  • Finnish company, designed in Finland
  • Sustainable manufacturing in a Bluesign-certified factory in Lithuania
  • Combine with the Performance Boost Sports Bra by GYMNATION

Soft and flexible High-Waist Training Leggings by GYMNATION

GYMNATION High-Waist Training Leggings

The High-Waist Training Leggings by GYMNATION are your choice for soft workouts and everyday activities.

The model of these High-Waist Training Leggings is the same as in the bestseller High-Waist Training Tights, but the material is softer, much more flexible and the fit is less compressive.

  • Normal sizing
  • Flexible material, no compression
  • Perfect for yoga and other sports that require flexibility
  • High-waist and supportive waist piece keep these leggings well in place while training
  • Despite the flexible fabric, we recommend to choose your normal size for full coverage
  • Because of the soft material, we don't recommend these leggings for hard workouts like crossfit and weightlifting
  • Top quality Italian material: 62% polyamide, 38% elastane
  • Finnish company, designed in Finland
  • Sustainable manufacturing in a Bluesign-certified factory in Lithuania

See the full GYMNATION activewear collection >>

Colourful inMotion High Rise leggins from Tentree

These high waisted leggings are designed to inspire daily connection with the outdoors; from yoga to running. Also pairs well with a cup of coffee and a comfortable couch — just saying.

  • High-rise leggings 
  • 2 waistband pockets
  • Minimalist look with great colours
  • Perfect for yoga, light running and everyday use

Pressio Compression tights, that are made for running

The Pressio compression tights are designed to help power you through your (run or workout) by supporting your limbs for less muscular soreness, aligning your muscles for greater power output, and increasing your blood flow for enhanced warmup and recovery.

  • Engineered especially for the demands of high-performance sport with the perfect equilibrium of power, weight and stretch.
  • Compression increases blood circulation for improved recovery, reduction of swelling and reduced muscle stiffness post- exercise
  • Eco Dye Technology is Earth-friendly dying that supports greater consistency of power.
  • High filament nylon yarns for enhanced moisture management, fabric durability and comfort.
  • LYCRA® elastomeric yarns world-leading power yarn for exceptional fit, support, recovery and multidirectional power.
  • Exact power profiles are met in key muscle groups to enhance muscle support, for less soreness and muscle protection.
  • Two pockets, side and internal key pocket.
  • Perfect for running and high-intense training

See all Pressio products here >>

Tried and tested by Weekendbee, these are our favorite leggings! Perfect for our eco-friendly consumers and tailored to suit a variety of needs.  Put them to the test yourself and tell us what you think! 

Happy workouts! 

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