Yes, these are the only leggings that you will be wearing for the next 3 months


The closer summer approaches, the warmer the weather and the training becomes more and more uncomfortable thanks to the heat. It can be difficult to motivate yourself to come to your HIIT class or run, not to mention remembering to put on thick, sweaty leggings. Unfortunately, unless you’re planning on going to a nude yoga class, your options remain leggings or shorts, and personally I don’t try to wear a pair of tiny, butt-back spandex shorts while I’m burpee and in those Squat jump away through my workout.

The solution? Lightweight leggings that can take you from hot yoga (clothes included) to an outdoor run without increasing the heat more than necessary. The key is to look for breathable, quick-drying fabrics like nylon or polyester (there are sustainable options in this category!) And design elements like mesh inserts or lace-up details. Whether you’re getting active or just want to prove that leggings are actually pants, we’ve rounded up the 20 best summer lightweight leggings for you below.


Melinda Martin