When you think of the best workout leggings of all time, one brand probably comes to mind: Lululemon. At least, that’s what I found when I polled women on their favorite pairs for a story last month; a shocking number responded with something along the lines of, “I know it’s basic, but I love my Lululemons.” The only problem we’ve encountered with the mega-popular activewear company? It makes so many different styles that it can be overwhelming to shop through them all. And considering these leggings don’t come cheap, you want to make sure you’re getting the pair that’s right for you.

That’s where my expertise comes in. I talked to Lululemon leggings wearers, combed through reviews and read tons of product descriptions in order to narrow which of the brand’s many best-selling styles are actually worth buying. Here, a definitive guide to the best Lululemon leggings.

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1. Invigorate High-Rise Tight 25’’

Best for High Intensity Workouts

If you’re into heart-pumping, high sweat workouts like HIIT or dance cardio, you’re going to want the Invigorate Tights because they’re made from the brand’s fastest-drying Everlux fabric. It’s breathable, moisture-wicking and feels cool to the touch—because the last thing you want is hot, uncomfortable legs while you’re in the middle of a sweat sesh. A bonus? Wearers say the high waist stays up, even through squats or jumping jacks.

Buy It ($128)

Available in sizes 0-14

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2. Align Pant 28’’

Best for Lounging

With over 3,000 five-star reviews, these are hands-down Lululemon’s most popular leggings. That said, a lot of people prefer to wear them as everyday loungewear because of their signature buttery soft material and flattering fit. “I could live in these pants,” attests one wearer who swears by them for WFH attire. If you do want to work out in them, they’re best for low-impact activities like yoga or Pilates, since they aren’t designed with the type of material that quickly wicks sweat away.

Buy It ($98)

Available in sizes 0-14

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3. Wunder Train High-Rise Tight 25’’

Most Versatile

One wearer describes this newer style as “a more durable and compressive version of the Align,” and having worn them myself, I totally agree. The Wunder Trains are just as soft and comfortable as the Aligns, but they’re made from a more sweat-resistant material, so I feel like I can actually work out in them. Another plus? Multiple reviewers note that they don’t pill over time, like the Aligns tends to.

Buy It ($98)

Available in sizes 0-20

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4. Fast and Free Tight 25”

Best for Running

Finding a pair of leggings that actually stay put while you rack up miles is no small feat. But Lululemon designed this style specifically for running, so you can rest assured they won’t slip down. In fact, the waistband is made to fit tight, and has a built-in drawstring that you can adjust, if needed. These babies also have convenient side pockets to store your phone, car keys or mask in, and five smaller waistband pockets that can hold a credit card or house key. And if you’re worried about them stretching out over time, don’t be. “I’ve been buying these for years and my first pairs are still like brand new,” one reviewer writes.

Buy It ($128)

Available in sizes 0-20

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5. Wunder Under High-Rise Tight 28’’

Best for Yoga

When shopping for leggings you can wear to Zoom yoga class, you typically want to look for a pair that’s comfortable, stretchy and doesn’t need to be readjusted after every sun salutation. Lululemon’s Wunder Under style checks all those boxes and more. They’re slightly compressive, so you’ll feel held in, and reviewers say the thick waistband rarely rolls down. Plus, the breathable Full-On Luxtreme fabric offers four-way stretch, meaning you can bend and twist into any pose you’d like without issue.

Buy It ($98)

Available in sizes 0-20

6. lululemon Base Pace High-Rise Tight

Best Lightweight

These new leggings from lululemon hit the nail on the head in just about everything. They are insanely comfortable, durable and versatile for any workout (I should know, I wore them for running, lifting, yoga and spinning). The Nulux fabric is basically weightless and super breathable so if you are running outside on a hot day, these won't overheat you. They have a back pocket, hidden drawstring in the front and no inseam to avoid pilling of the thread. Can you ask for anything more in a workout legging?

Buy It ($98)

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