We Tried 10 Pairs Of Workout Leggings To See Which Ones (Literally) Held Up

We often run into products that not only have to be seen to be believed, but also put to the test. Tried & True is where we suss out these trending goods & services by taking them for an IRL spin to discover if they're up to snuff. 
If we were betting women, we’d venture a guess that we on the R29 Shopping Team love testing and writing about workout (and non-workout!) leggings as much as you love living in them. (Seriously — you guys cannot get enough!) From doing a deep dive into the best leather leggings for your next night out to going in on the vast expanse of the essential black legging, we consider ourselves experts in all things stretchy-pant related. (ICYMI, we also tapped astro experts to find out which pairs are perfect for your star sign.)
Today, we’re taking our commitment to butt-hugging journalism to a whole new level with our latest installment of Tried & True. Over the course of three months, R29’s wellness writers divided and conquered the task of wear-testing ten popular legging brands to rank them from best to not-the-best. (Which doesn’t, I repeat, doesn’t mean “worst”!)
Read our unfiltered reviews of the top ten pairs — and get an inside peek at the workouts we put these stretchy bottoms through — in the following slides.
Editor's Note: This is a review story that was originally published on February 27, 2020, and continues to be updated with relevant products.
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