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21 Excellent Outdoor Gear Deals at the Backcountry Memorial Day Sale

21 Excellent Outdoor Gear Deals at the Backcountry Memorial Day Sale

If you’re gearing up to spend the summer in the great outdoors, the Backcountry Memorial Day Sale is a can’t-miss event. Best-selling items and past season styles are on sale for as much as 50% off at the outdoor retailer now, and these Memorial Day deals will be good through the long weekend—no coupon code required.Whether you’re shopping for a backpacking trip or just refreshing your old camping gear, you can find discounts on major outdoor gear brands like Black Diamond, The North Face, Marmot, and more at this year’s Backcountry Memorial Day sale. Some of the most exciting deals we’ve seen trending already include markdowns on running shoes, women’s apparel, and camping essentials like tents and sleeping bags. If you’ve been meaning to save up for a fancy piece of equipment or high-quality outerwear, you just might find it at a delightfully lower price right now.But even if you don’t have a shopping list in mind, there are plenty of deals to browse on Backcountry.com. To help you get started, we’ve highlighted some of the best sale items currently available below. Keep in mind that the sizes and colors you want might not last long, so make sure to fill your cart and check out ASAP. Then, if you’re in the mood for more Memorial Day weekend sales, we’ve got you covered on everything from Memorial Day patio furniture sales, clothing sales, mattress sales, and Amazon items. Happy scrolling!All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

The New Naomi Osaka Nike Collection Just Dropped—Here’s What to Shop

The New Naomi Osaka Nike Collection Just Dropped—Here’s What to Shop

Naomi Osaka’s Nike collection that dropped on May 16 is a reprieve from dull single-purpose activewear. Naomi Osaka is our current cover star, so we were ecstatic to learn about this new collection. Informed by Osaka’s own sense of style and design, this Nike collection features corset hoodies, cropped tees, a utility vest, and a particularly cool (yet comfy looking) bodysuit. And as striking as each piece is on its own, the collection is surprisingly versatile in how you can mix and match the items depending on your plans.“I designed it in a way that can be easily styled together with different pieces, so I want people to enjoy the styling process when they’re putting together their looks,” Osaka said in a statement. “I also think a lot of the silhouettes and color scheme feel really bold and empowering, so I hope people also feel strong when they wear it.”Whether you’re heading to the tennis court, hitting the gym, or just taking a walk outside, these pieces offer a wide range of layering options and eye-catching color combinations to suit your preferences and activities. (We’re particularly partial to the pops of orange you can find throughout the collection.)You can even wear some of the clothes like the Naomi Osaka Women’s Long-Sleeve Mock-Neck Top backward or forwards, collar up or down. True to the intentions behind this collection, all that versatility is by Osaka’s design. “I really wanted to think of ways to make the collection feel more universally wearable for everyone,” she stated. “A main goal was to create pieces that felt genderless.”If you’re shopping for a few fresh pieces to wake up your activewear wardrobe for the summer months (or if you just want to emulate Osaka’s dual passion for sports and pop-culture-infused style), look no further than this latest collaboration between Osaka and Nike. You’ll find gear that’s built for performance, fun, and self-expression in equal measures.Shop select items from the Naomi Osaka Nike collection below, and visit Nike to keep up with new additions—like this printed hat and pair of shorts—coming soon.NikeNaomi Osaka Women’s VestNikeNaomi Osaka Women’s Corset HoodieNikeNaomi Osaka Women’s Cropped Tennis TopNikeNaomi Osaka Women’s Printed BodysuitNikeNaomi Osaka Women’s Long-Sleeve Cropped T-ShirtNikeNaomi Osaka Women’s Long-Sleeve Mock-Neck TopRelated Reading:

The 12 Best Vegetarian Meal Kits to Try in 2022

The 12 Best Vegetarian Meal Kits to Try in 2022

Whether you’re low on time or tired of making the same old recipes, the best vegetarian meal kits will solve your dinnertime woes. They’ll save you time spent shopping at the grocery store and cooking and planning at home. Plus, these vegetarian meal delivery services give you the chance to try new (and delicious) plant-powered dinners that you might not have thought to make yourself. From harissa-spiced sweet potato tacos to roasted garlic and zucchini flatbreads, these veggie-driven meals from top-rated meal kit delivery services like Green Chef, Purple Carrot, and HelloFresh are anything but boring. If you’re really in a hurry, you can find prepared meals, which follow vegetarian diets (like nutrient-packed grain bowls and soups), from Daily Harvest, Splendid Spoon, and more. And many of these companies feature items that adhere to other dietary restrictions and specifications, with gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan meals regularly appearing on their weekly menus.In other words, your options are far from limited when it comes to finding a food delivery service with high-quality vegetarian options. But to save you some time, we’ve highlighted some of the very best meal kit companies with vegetarian meal plans. Read on to find the best vegetarian meal kits you can try right now and make meal-planning a total breeze.All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

The 11 Best Dog Subscription Boxes for Treats, Toys, and More

The 11 Best Dog Subscription Boxes for Treats, Toys, and More

All dog lovers know that the urge to spoil our furry friends is real, which is why a dog subscription box is a smart purchase for you and your pooch alike. Not only does your dog gets a monthly box of delicious treats and high-quality chew toys, but you get to shower your pup with new products and goodies on a regular basis. And, in many of these boxes, those dog toys and treats are more than just a grab bag of whatever’s lying around. Customizable boxes that let you select their contents based on your dog’s size, breed, play style, and preferences are more common than ever. For instance, there’s a box of bully sticks and other tough toys for your heavy chewer, and there are monthly pet food subscriptions to veterinarian-approved dog food for your picky eater. There are even boxes that feature treats for pet parents (because you deserve a treat, too).Whether your dog is a treat fiend, a toy lover, or even a dog clothes tolerator, there’s a fantastic dog subscription box that will suit their tastes pawfectly. Read on to find the best dog subscription boxes you can sign your dear pet up for now, including top-rated picks from Barkbox, Dapper Dog Box, PupBox, Bullymake, and more. All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Manduka ProLite Yoga Mat vs. Lululemon—Which Expert-Recommended Mat Is Best?

Manduka ProLite Yoga Mat vs. Lululemon—Which Expert-Recommended Mat Is Best?

As someone who practices yoga daily and writes about it, a (very specific) question has loomed large for me: In a matchup of the Manduka ProLite yoga mat vs. Lululemon The Reversible Yoga Mat which mat comes out on top? Both brands come highly recommended by yoga instructors and experts, and customers have written troves of glowing reviews—safe to say, this is a tight race.In the name of yoga science, I decided to put Manduka’s and Lululemon’s top-rated offerings to the test in my home yoga studio (read: my living room). Here’s how some of the best yoga mats on the market measure up. Manduka ProLite Yoga MatManduka ProLite Yoga MatLululemon The Reversible Yoga MatHow I TestedI’ve had experience using both Lululemon and Manduka yoga mats. I’ve been a longtime user of both The Mat and The Reversible Mat from Lululemon in my personal yoga practice, preferring these makes for their smooth top layer and Goldilocks-esque level of cushion (for a fast-paced vinyasa flow followed by floor poses, it’s just right). In other words, I was already very familiar with Lululemon’s yoga mats—my go-to mat right now is the Lululemon Reversible Mat and I’ve put several others through the wringer.  I used Manduka’s GRP Mat for hot yoga for a time a few years ago and found that it performed exceedingly well under ultra-sweaty conditions (no yoga towel required), but I’d never experienced the ProLite Mat until setting out on this experiment. Upon receiving my sample ProLite from Manduka, I swapped it in for all of my practices, leaving my tried-and-true Lulu mat to collect dust. I used the ProLite mat every day for two weeks for yoga sessions that took anywhere from 40 to 75 minutes. Texture and MaterialDespite their names, both The Mat and The Reversible Mat from Lululemon are reversible. One side is made from natural rubber for lower-sweat flows where you want more cushion, while the other has a polyurethane top layer that provides additional grip and sweat absorption, though it feels smooth to the touch. Meanwhile, the Manduka ProLite is textured with a grid-like pattern, which is intended to prevent slipping during your flow. Lululemon’s site states that its mats do contain latex, so people with latex and rubber allergies should steer clear. Conveniently, the Manduka ProLite is made from PVC and thus latex-free. The ProLite’s material actually comes with a lifetime guarantee and, if you opt in to the brand’s Live On sustainability program at checkout, you can send your mat back to be recycled when you’re done with it. The ProLite’s material is also closed-cell, which seals moisture and protects bacteria from penetrating the mat. By comparison, Lululemon uses an antimicrobial additive in its mats to prevent mold and mildew growth. While there are major differences in these mats’ materials, they’re designed with similar ends in mind: to provide a grippy, supportive, and relatively clean experience on the mat.Cushion and SupportAt the risk of stating the obvious, a thick yoga mat will always be cushier than a thinner one, and that was easily the case here. Clocking in at five millimeters thick, Lululemon’s mat had a slight edge over Manduka’s, which was a close second at 4.7 millimeters. The rubber base on the Reversible Mat provided an ample amount of support for me during seated and supine postures, and I could stay on my knees for extended periods of cat/cow pose. (That said, if you have sensitive joints, you may want an even thicker mat—consider choosing a mat between six and 10 millimeters.)

26 Outdoor Furniture Deals You Can Snap Up Before Memorial Day

26 Outdoor Furniture Deals You Can Snap Up Before Memorial Day

The long holiday weekend (and the spiritual start of summer) is only a few weeks away, which means our sights are set on Memorial Day furniture sales. There are already quite a few fantastic furniture deals to be found from a wide array of retailers—and that’s on top of the early Memorial Day mattress sales that are available now, too. Specifically, we’ve found some stunning Memorial Day deals on outdoor furniture, because what’s the summer season without a new grill or set of patio furniture?Where are the best Memorial Day outdoor furniture sales?You can expect all-purpose retailers like Amazon, Wayfair, Walmart, and Target to have some enticing furniture sales going as part of their larger sales events, while big names in the home decor space like Pottery Barn and Crate&Barrel have marked down their outdoor and garden sections handsomely ahead of the warm summer months. Finally, don’t skip over outdoorsy retailers like Sierra—amid hiking equipment and climbing gear, you’ll find some surprisingly great discounts on outdoor bar stools and dining room sets. What are the best Memorial Day outdoor furniture sales?Some of the deepest markdowns we’ve seen trending already are on summertime best-sellers like grills, fire pits, outdoor rugs, and sofa and sectional sets. But, that doesn’t mean other items won’t heat up as we get closer to the big weekend. Watch this page, as we’ll keep you updated on the best sales for upgrading your outdoor space. And don’t hesitate once you find a deal you’re interested in—these prices won’t be available for long, and we wouldn’t want the outdoor seating of your dreams to run out of stock. Now, read on to find the best Memorial Day furniture sales we’ve found (so far).Add a pop of color to your deck with a lime green dining set, multicolor hammock, or appropriately cutesy pink portable fire pit, all of which are available on Amazon now. (If you’d like something a little more understated, how about a wood dining table?) The online retail giant is rolling out more deals by the day, and don’t forget that Prime members can enjoy quick and free delivery on their items.AmazonChristopher Knight Home Larson Outdoor Bistro SetAmazonVivere Double Cotton HammockAmazonFurinno FG18070 Tioman Outdoor Dining TableAmazonKakwaco Portable Heart Shaped Tabletop Fire PitFrom dining chairs and stools to shady umbrellas, the outdoor furniture deals at Wayfair (available as part of its Warehouse Clearout sale) are not to be missed. Select items are on sale for as much as 70% off. WayfairAlcott Hill Karr 120” Cantilever UmbrellaWayfairNovogratz Outdoor Roberta Rocking Metal ChairWayfairWilliston Forge Black Yarbrough Stacking Patio Dining Chair (Set of 4)WayfairBay Isle Home Plummer Chair HammockPottery Barn is taking up to 20% off select outdoor furniture right now, and that includes some stellar deals on garden gear, specifically. Treat yourself and pick up a high-quality planter or plant stand for a delightfully lower price than usual.You can make your backyard feel as comfy as a living room when you pick up an outdoor-friendly area rug, wicker loveseat, or sectional and coffee table set from Target’s patio item sale, where discounts can be as big as 20% off.TargetThreshold Outdoor Rug Diamond GrayTargetCostway Patio Wicker Rattan Sofa SetTargetCostway Patio Rattan Conversation SetTargetProject 62 Graphic Steps Outdoor RugRollbacks abound in Walmart’s patio and garden category, no coupon required. Your summer nights will be all the cozier with new chaise lounge chair, fire pit, and compact grill (portable cookware FTW). While we’re at it, consider grabbing an outdoor heater for next fall, too. 

14 Cozy Blankets You Won’t Mind Sharing With Your Pets

14 Cozy Blankets You Won’t Mind Sharing With Your Pets

Cuddling up with your furry friends is a wonderful way to end a long day, but getting cozy with your dog or cat calls for pet blankets and not just any old throw blanket—these are fuzzy, fluffy throws that are specifically designed to stand up to shedding, drooling, and even chewing.Blankets from brands like PetAmi, Petmaker, Petfusion, Pet Parents, and more are some of the top names in the (admittedly niche) world of pet blankets, offering up items that are as comfy as they are functional. Pet subscriptions will sometimes throw in a blanket but you don’t always get to choose the type of blanket. A worthwhile pet blanket should be water-resistant, if not waterproof, and machine-washable (some blankets offer some level of stain resistance too, but it’s always nice to have the option to just toss it straight in the washer if your favorite doggie has an accident). It earns bonus points if it’s made of a material that won’t retain pet hair or, at the very least, will hide it. Most importantly, a pet blanket should be soft, soothing, and comfortable. Whether you plan to share it with your pet or use it to line their kennel or bed, any blanket you buy for them should help them feel safe and relaxed, as if it were part of their personal nest. Luckily there’s a wealth of options out there to choose from, and we’ve highlighted some of the very best ones on the market right here. Read on to find the perfect pet blanket for you and your fur baby to snuggle.All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

The 28 Best Dog Bowls for Every Type of Hungry Pup

The 28 Best Dog Bowls for Every Type of Hungry Pup

Finding the best dog bowls for your pups is not as simple as finding something that’ll hold their kibble (or wet food, freeze-dried food, or boutique refrigerated food). Rather, there’s a lot of functionality that goes into a decent dog food bowl: Most importantly it should be the right size, and it should be designed to prevent skidding and spilling. In addition to those must-haves, you may also need to take into account your beloved pooch’s specific needs. Maybe they have digestive issues that call for a special slow-feeding bowl; or perhaps they’re a larger breed that needs an extra-sturdy, heavyweight bowl. And, beyond even these essential qualities, it’s fair to consider how your new dog dishes will look in your home.Whether you’re shopping for the most basic dog bowl out there, a matching food and water bowl set that’ll look great in your kitchen, or one with an innovative design, remember that the best bowls are the ones that will make mealtime an even more exciting part of your furry friend’s day—more than it already is. In the spirit of upgrading your loving pet’s feeding time, we’ve highlighted the very best dog bowls for a variety of needs and preferences below. Best Standard Dog BowlsFrom stainless steel dog bowls to ceramic dog bowls, these options are basic in the absolute best way. Dishwasher-safe and hard to tip over (either thanks to its rubber base or sturdy stoneware construction), these pet bowls check all the necessary boxes to feed your pup with minimal mess and easy cleaning. TargetBoots & Barkley™ Non-skid Stainless Steel Dog BowlChewyEthical Pet Stoneware Crock Pet DishChewyFrisco Colorful Geometric Melamine BowlBest Bowls for Small DogsThese top-rated, toy-friendly bowls hold between 1.25 and 3 cups of food and feature non-slip bases to keep them in place, even if your pup is prone to flipping their bowl. ChewyFrisco Slanted Stainless Steel BowlChewyFrisco Colorful Geometric Melamine BowlBest Bowls for Large DogsWe love these bowls for big dogs because they feature weighted bottoms—even the most enthusiastic eaters will have a hard time knocking these dishes over. Plus, this extra-large version of the beloved Yeti Boomer bowl is puncture- and rust-resistant, making it a serious candidate for buy-it-for-life status.AmazonHeavyBowl Weighted Dog BowlBest Slow-Feeder Dog BowlsIf your dog eats their food in the blink of an eye, one of these slow-feeding bowls might be worth a try. Designed with raised and ridged patterns (or in the case of the Snuffle Dog Feeding Mat, grass-like fibers) along the base of the bowl, a slow-feeder dish makes it harder for your dog to wolf down their food in a few chomps. Instead, they have to navigate the pattern in order to reach all their kibble, leading them to eat at a more moderate pace and avoid bloating and indigestion.AmazonOutward Hound Fun Feeder Slo BowlEtsySusan O Hanlon Pottery The Original Ceramic Slow FeederChewyIris Slow Feeding Dog & Cat BowlChewyPaw5 Wooly Snuffle Dog Feeding MatBest Elevated Dog BowlsElevated bowls are a great solution for dogs that get uncomfortable and deal with neck strain when eating out of bowls placed on the ground. Some reviewers report improved digestion using these bowls, and some of them even come in different sizes and heights, so all types of dogs can enjoy their benefits. And we specifically recommend the high-walled Neater Feeder for pet parents with messy eaters.  ChewyFrisco Stainless Steel Bowls With Adjustable Elevated HolderChewyOzarks Fehr Trade Originals Elevated Single Dog & Cat BowlAmazonDexas Popware Single Elevated Pet FeederChewyNeater Pets Neater Feeder Deluxe Elevated & Mess-Proof Dog BowlsBest Travel Dog BowlsCollapsible dog bowls made with food-grade silicone or durable water-resistant fabric are great to have on hand during camping trips, long hikes, or weekend trips when you want to pack light. For meals and drinks on the go, opt for one with a carabiner to clip onto your dog’s leash or utility belt.  ChewyPrima Pets Collapsible Travel Bowl With CarabinerEtsyPawtitas Dog Travel BowlsREIRuffwear Quencher Dog BowlBest Dog Bowl SetsFrom classic, utilitarian stainless steel to sleek and modern ceramic, there’s a high-quality bowl set for every style. If the set you choose comes with a stand or silicone mat, make sure the bowls are removable, to make cleaning quick and easy.ChewyFrisco Stainless Steel BowlAmazonSpunkyjunky Ceramic Dog And Cat BowlFood52Yamazaki Modern Dog Bowl StandBest Personalized Dog BowlsBuying a customized bowl for your pup is a sweet way to make it their own—for people with multiple pets, it’s a smart way to keep track of everyone’s meals. With options ranging from homey ceramic bowls to bold stainless steel and plastic bowls, you’re sure to find one that suits your canine companion.EtsyShouldWeGo Personalized Dog BowlEtsyLittle Blue Gallery Personalized Pet BowlsEtsyMegAndShawn Custom Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

8 Products That’ll Actually Make Mosquito Bites Stop Itching

8 Products That’ll Actually Make Mosquito Bites Stop Itching

In a perfect world, insect repellent—namely one containing an effective active repellent ingredient like DEET or picaridin—would work 100% of the time. Luckily, we have insect bite cream for when we wind up with pesky mosquito bites despite our best preventative efforts. So, as you pack your first aid kit for any upcoming outdoor excursions this summer, make sure to throw in a bottle of anti-itch cream just to be safe. And, if you aren’t sure how to find products that will provide sufficient itch relief, read on for expert guidance from Wendy Sadoff, MD, a dermatologist at Beaumont Health.How do insect bite creams work? Dr. Sadoff explains that an insect bite cream may contain antihistamines, cortisone, menthol, or lidocaine as its active ingredient. They work in different ways, but they all offer some level of relief when it comes to incessantly itchy bug bites. As SELF has previously reported, when you get bitten by a bug, your immune system releases a compound known as histamine, which leads to the itchiness you associate with bug bites. Antihistamines, then, are meant to reduce this reaction. They’re available in cream and gel forms, but Dr. Sadoff cautions that these can cause an allergic reaction on some people’s skin. She suggests trying an oral antihistamine instead. Common over-the-counter options include diphenhydramine, better known as Benadryl.That said, when it comes to creams, “my #1 go-to are topical cortisone-containing creams,” Dr. Sadoff says, adding that these work by reducing the inflammation that comes as part of your body’s reaction to getting bitten. “This translates to less redness, swelling, and itching,” she says. Dr. Sadoff recommends using cortisone creams twice daily at the most.Both menthol and lidocaine directly alleviate the itchiness of a bug bite. The former provides a soothing, cooling sensation, Dr. Sadoff says. Meanwhile, she explains that the latter has a sort of numbing effect, which then dulls the itch. Finally, SELF has previously recommended lotions made with calamine, a soothing, drying ingredient that helps calm itchy mosquito bites and addresses oozing related to poison ivy and other rashes.What else can you do to get some relief from bug bites?In addition to taking an oral treatment like Benadryl, there’s an easy home remedy you can try for mosquito bites: SELF has previously reported that something as simple as an ice pack or cool compress, applied right on the affected area, can help lessen inflammation and soothe your itchy skin. Most mosquito bites should get better with over-the-counter treatments, but if yours develop into a severe reaction, don’t seem to be resolving, or even start to look infected (which is a real risk if you scratch them), seek medical help. Your doctor or health care provider will be able to prescribe a prescription-strength oral or topical steroid or antibiotic to help the skin heal.So, even as we look forward to warmer weather and spending more time outside, the realist in us knows that even a smattering of bug bites can make those long summer nights on the porch feel excruciating. And that’s why we’ve highlighted some of the best-selling, top-rated insect bite creams below. Choose the best one for you, then go enjoy the great outdoors.

19 Smooth, Stretchy Leggings You’ll Want to Wear for Every Workout

19 Smooth, Stretchy Leggings You’ll Want to Wear for Every Workout

Whether you’re jogging, practicing yoga, lifting weights, or running errands, you deserve to wear the best workout leggings you can find. After all, a good pair of leggings can make all the difference in how your day goes. That may sound dramatic, but if you’ve ever tried hitting the gym or enjoying a vinyasa flow while wearing leggings that won’t stay up or pinch and pull in all the wrong places, you know this to be true. Here at SELF, we know how important finding the best activewear is so we always make sure to provide you with exceptional workout gear.When it comes to finding the best workout leggings for your activities of choice, options abound. From buttery soft yoga leggings to squat-proof running tights for high-intensity workouts, there’s a pair out there that’ll move with you and feel like a second skin. There’s just the matter of finding the tights of your dreams, which is why we’re here today. We’ve assembled some of the most beloved leggings for you to try right here, with expert-recommended and enthusiastically reviewed picks from your favorite brands. Shop top picks from Lululemon, Athleta, Outdoor Voices, Nike, Girlfriend Collective, and other great activewear retailers. Not to mention, with summer around the corner, you’ll also want to look for leggings that don’t sop up your sweat but rather wick it away. Let this be your sign to refresh your athleisure wardrobe for the new season and find some fantastic new leggings for all your running, stretching, moving, and, let’s be real, lounging needs. Below you’ll find 19 high-quality leggings for women to use for every type of workout.AmazonBaleaf Classic Yoga LeggingsWith a wallet-friendly price, handy side pockets, and comfy fleece lining that doesn’t trap sweat, it’s easy to see why Lindsey Quebedeaux, a runner and walker from New Braunfels, Texas, recommended these Baleaf leggings to SELF, naming them as one of her favorite thermal leggings for cold-weather workouts.
Available in sizes XS to 3XL.
LululemonLululemon Swift Speed High-Rise Tight (28 in.)Sammie Bennett, Trail Sisters group leader and ambassador for Gazelle Sports, previously told SELF that these Lycra running leggings from Lululemon check a crucial box for any pair of leggings: They never sag. If you’re still not convinced, they’re sweat-wicking, too.
Available in sizes 0 to 20.
Dick’s Sporting GoodsNike Dri-Fit Run Division Fast Running LeggingsThese mid-rise leggings are another top pick from Bennet, who previously recommended them to SELF. They feature a drawstring inside the waistband, so you can ensure they’ll stay put for the entirety of your run.
Available in sizes XS to XXL.
NordstromZella Live In High Waist LeggingsAvailable in plus and straight sizes, Zella’s beloved high-waisted Live In leggings have earned the approval of fitness editors and droves of Nordstrom shoppers alike. “These are, hands down, great quality. I can order them in 3X for a comfort fit, and in a 2X for more of a compression fit, and both hold up very well to wear and washing,” wrote one reviewer, who clearly knows the value of leggings as both workout clothes and loungewear.
Available in sizes XXS to 3XL.
SpanxSpanx Booty Boost Active 7/8 LeggingsThese SELF Certified leggings won a perfect score from our fitness industry testers. They kept them cool and dry through sweaty workouts, and proved versatile enough to go from the gym to casual hangouts. I probably will never wear another legging,” one tester wrote.
Available in sizes XS to 3XL.
HatchHatch Ultra Soft Before, During and After LeggingOur digital director tested plenty of maternity leggings throughout her pregnancy, and this ultra-stretchy pair from Hatch stood out to her for their breathability and super soft fabric.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
LululemonLululemon Align Pant (28 in.)The Lululemon Align Pant unofficially sets the standard for lightweight, smoother-than-butter yoga leggings, and it has the approval of yogis and fitness editors to back it up. Made with thin (but not flimsy) fabric, these leggings are best suited for yoga and other low-impact workouts.
Available in sizes 0 to 20.
Dick’s Sporting GoodsUnder Armour Heatgear High Rise No-Slip Waistband 7/8 LeggingsThese high-rise leggings from Under Armour won a SELF Activewear Award this year for their ability to keep testers comfortable through their hottest, sweatiest workouts. In addition to their support, they also offer top-tier ventilation thanks to their breathable fabric and cute mesh inserts.
Available in sizes XS to 3XL.
BandierBandier All Access Harmony Flare LeggingAnother 2022 SELF Activewear Award-winner, these kick-flare leggings will add variety to your lineup of black leggings. Plus, one tester reported that they passed the squat test with ease.
Available in sizes XXS to 3XL.
AthletaAthleta Altitude Tight in Polartec Power StretchHiker De Bolton from Cinnaminson, New Jersey, previously told SELF that these Athleta tights provide plenty of warmth without feeling bulky. Their high waistband features a built-in drawstring so you can feel as secure as possible during medium- and high-intensity workouts.
Available in sizes XXS to 3XL.
Girlfriend CollectiveGirlfriend Collective Moss Compressive High-Rise LeggingGirlfriend Collective, one of our favorite eco-friendly brands, uses fabric derived from recycled water bottles to make its squat-proof, size-inclusive high-waisted leggings. These compressive tights are great for high-impact workouts, and you can even pick up a sports bra in a matching color for a cute set.
Available in sizes XXS to 6XL.
Outdoor VoicesOutdoor Voices Flow 7/8 LeggingIf you don’t already wear these softer-than-soft studio leggings to all your barre, pilates, and yoga classes, you’re about to. Featuring a fold-over waistband and heathered fabric, the Flow legging was made to move with you.
Available in sizes XXS to 3XL.
Outdoor VoicesOutdoor Voices Core 3/4 LeggingOV also has options better suited to your next HIIT class, like the top-rated Core Leggings, which are made with the brand’s moisture-wicking TechSweat fabric. One happy reviewer wrote: “My workouts have been so comfortable and these leggings really stay in place without feeling too tight. The waistband is thick and durable.”
Available in sizes XS to XL.
LululemonLululemon Wunder Train High-Rise Crop (23 in.)These training leggings from Lululemon will be your go-to bottoms for HIIT workouts, thanks in no small part to their supportive four-way stretch and quick-drying fabric.. You can pick them up in cropped or capri lengths, which is a great option for people on the shorter side.
Available in sizes 0 to 20.
AloAlo High-Waist Airlift LeggingWith over 800 five-star ratings on Alo’s site, these high-waisted leggings hug your body without cutting into you and wick away sweat—even during hot yoga classes. The brand’s signature Airlift fabric is made with performance in mind and feels smooth and cool to the touch.
Available in sizes XXS to XL.
Sweaty BettySweaty Betty Power Workout LeggingsWhether you prefer 7/8-length or full-length leggings, Sweaty Betty has you covered. These performance leggings are available in both lengths and, whichever you choose, they’ll stay snug and dry all workout long.
Available in sizes XXS to XXL.
AthletaAthleta Salutation Stash Pocket II 7/8 TightThese best-selling pocket leggings are designed to be quick-drying and breathable, while still providing you with all the support you may need during your yoga practice. And the aforementioned pockets are roomy enough to fit your phone or other essentials.
Available in sizes XXS to 3XL.
Beyond YogaBeyond Yoga Spacedye Caught in the Midi High Waisted LeggingYour days of yanking up your leggings mid-flow are long gone with these five-star high-waisted leggings from Beyond Yoga. Their smooth exterior is seam-free and their inseam is intended to hit between the calf and the ankle for a pleasant midi length.
Available in sizes XXS to XXL.
Old NavyOld Navy High-Waisted Powerpress 7/8-Length Compression LeggingsThese affordable compression leggings seem too good to be true, but believe your eyes (and the 2,200 five-star reviews, for that matter). With a wonderfully snug fit, smooth and wicking jersey fabric, and a design meant to prevent chafing, Old Navy’s PowerPress leggings have all the high-end details you’d find in a pair of leggings double or triple their price.
Available in sizes XS to 4XL.
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