Squat Proof Leggings: Best Brands to Look Out For!
by Isabelle Weiner
Leggings: the sporty version of the little black dress. You can wear them as pants, under a skirt, as pajamas, and of course, their main design objective — to the gym. The type of leggings you invest in makes a big difference in whether or not you will be comfortable during your workout or during your lunch date. Leggings that are see-through when you bend over are a common problem, but it’s hard to tell if your pair will be afflicted when you’re buying them online. Here are eight great leggings that are sure to do their job when you are squatting at the gym.
Leggings by Lululemon are around 100 dollars and up, but they are worth the investment if you are a leggings fiend. They are a quality fabric, and they come in almost any color or pattern you can think of. They use Nulux fabric, which is specially designed to be lightweight and sweat-wicking for even your most intense workouts. For colors, they mostly feature earth tones, but also have some tie-dye and camo patterns if you’re looking for something a little more eye-catching. Their sizing only goes up to 14, so if you are curvier, they might not be the best fit for you.
Gymshark leggings are a great alternative to Lululemon if you don’t want to break the bank. At around 50 dollars, these leggings provide extra support in the abdominal area, and they come in many colors besides the standard black, and feature a knit fabric that is irresistibly soft.
Leggings by pact are a little cheaper — around 35 dollars, but they don’t decrease in quality! These pants are super soft and all cotton, so your legs can breathe even when you’re hitting the gym. Plus, Pact is fair trade certified and uses almost 100 percent GOTS, or organically sourced cotton. You might think cotton would not be a good squat-proof legging, but Pact makes them quite opaque, while also giving you the breathable power of cotton. Pact guarantees its sources are ethical, and it’ll even tell you how many gallons of water were saved through sustainable manufacturing for each product you buy! In addition to being made out of thick material to keep your body covered on leg day, you will also feel good about being sustainable.
These leggings from Nordstrom are a little pricier — around 68 dollars, but if you can afford them, they are a great choice. They have a high supportive waistband to keep the leggings from slipping, moisture-wicking fabric, and each pair is made of 25 recycled plastic bottles turned polyester. This particular model is high-waist full-length so it gives you coverage all over your lower half and won’t budge when you do any lunges or squats. They also come in bike shorts and a unitard, as well as a maternity fit. Talk about sustainable and fashionable!
Curves n Combatboots specializes in leggings, so they offer a wide range of styles, colors, fabrics and fits. They even list specs for each legging to let you know their compression levels, sizing, squat proof power, and sweat wicking ability. They range in price but are usually between 50-60 dollars. You can also opt to join their monthly subscription package, where you’ll get access to exclusive products not available to the general public. They will also send you a range of different items monthly, and you get incredible discounts! If you are an incurable shopaholic, this might be a good way to economically curb that craving.
The quintessential nature company offers some beautiful and durable leggings. They are around 80 dollars, so they can get quite pricey, but if you’ve never bought leggings from Patagonia before, they often give you some nice coupons for your first purchase. The Women’s Centered Tights come in some lovely colors like red and blue, as well as some fun patterns! They also feature some beautiful decorative seams, and they are fair trade certified.
Boody creates high-quality leggings from organic bamboo! Better yet, they are on the cheaper side — around 27 dollars. They provide a nice basic versatile legging that will keep you covered during your squats and keep you cool and comfortable!
Not only are these leggings squat-proof, but they are also super cute! They are hand-dipped in natural indigo, are 92 percent GOTS certified cotton, and feature a waistband pocket. There’s also a matching bralette that completes the whole look!
Whatever the occasion for your leggings, you’ll want a pair that keeps you covered and supported. Any of these brands are sure to provide you with some stylish, versatile, and most importantly, squat proof leggings so that you can go about your workout worry-free!