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21 Best Yoga Leggings for Women and Men (2020)

If you are looking for the best yoga leggings in the UK to wear to your next yoga class, you’ve come to the right place. We know how difficult it can be to find the perfect pair, especially since there are so many to choose from on the market. 

Wearing the correct leggings for yoga is the best way to enhance your performance, that’s why OriGym have researched and narrowed it down to the 21 top yoga leggings out there so you don’t have to! 

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What is the Difference between Yoga Pants and Leggings?

You might be wondering what the difference is between yoga pants and yoga leggings. In truth, the answer is not much. Yoga leggings tend to be a tighter fit than yoga pants with stretchy material and a high waist.

We recommend that you find a pair that are designed to stretch along with your body, and are breathable and tight-fitting so they don’t get in the way of your transitions. 

Below we have listed the best yoga leggings for men and women from a range of different brands, so let’s jump straight in!

Women’s Yoga Leggings 

Not sure where to buy the best women's yoga leggings? You’ve come to the right place! Check out our favourites below: 

#1 - Bamboo Clothing Deep Waist Capri Bamboo Enduro Leggings

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£44

If you are looking for colourful yoga leggings, this pair from Bamboo Clothing could be your perfect match, especially if you are environmentally conscious. 

Starting in 2006, Bamboo Clothing put sustainability first and all of their clothing is made from bamboo! Their products range from casual wear to activewear, and here at OriGym we are particularly impressed with their yoga collection. If you happen to be a beginner, you should also check out our list of the best yoga kits

This product has been made from eco-friendly materials, specifically bamboo and organic cotton. Not only is the fabric sustainable, it’s also made from non-see through materials making it perfect for yoga, meaning you can safely transition from pose to pose!

This pair of capri yoga leggings has a deep waistband and is made from heavyweight fabric to offer extra support and hold in all the of the right areas providing you with extra confidence in your next yoga class. 

These are perfect if you are on the hunt for a sustainable but practical pair of leggings to add to your collection and costing only £44 makes it one of the cheaper items on this list.

#2 - Sweaty Betty Super Sculpt Soft High Waisted Yoga Leggings

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£85

If you’re not sure where to buy your leggings from, Sweaty Betty is a great place to start. With a large range to choose from, it can be hard to narrow it down to the perfect pair. 

If you want a pair of patterned yoga leggings to add to your collection, we recommend this pair from the Sweaty Betty Super Sculpt collection. Not only does it come in other bright and colourful patterns, they are also made from 17 PET plastic bottles, making them the ideal eco-friendly choice. 

These high-waisted yoga leggings are specifically designed for support and comfort making them a great choice for your next yoga, pilates or barre class. 

We are especially impressed with the added feature of a side pocket that comes in handy for storing your phone and keys during your workout. 

#3 - Nike Yoga Luxe 

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£79.95

Of course we couldn’t write a list of the best leggings for yoga without including a pair from Nike!

If you want a pair of blue yoga leggings, check out these Nike Yoga Luxe leggings. At £79.95, they are slightly pricey but for good reason. 

Offering a gentle compression but just enough to feel it as you move and and stripes of ventilation down the side to keep you cool as you workout, these are a great pair of leggings for yoga. 

They are also made from Nike’s Infinalon fabric that’s soft and opaque to keep you comfortable during your Yoga flow, allowing you to stretch to new limits. 

#4 - Adidas Essentials 3 Stripes Leggings

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£25

Including another classic brand on this list, we couldn’t forget about Adidas. 

This pair of black yoga leggings are great if you don’t like a high-waist and prefer an authentic sporty look. 

Featuring the three iconic Adidas stripes down the sides, these leggings have a sporty twist to the other products on this list. 

Made from a single jersey, these cotton leggings for yoga with an elastic waist are tight fitting from the hip to the ankle and will keep you feeling secure so you can workout as hard as you want during your training. 

For only £25, these Adidas leggings are a great option if you are shopping on a budget. If you're interested in picking up something else to aid your yoga journey while you're here, you should consider checking out OriGym's guide to the best yoga books on the market

#5 - Reebok MYT Leggings 

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£32.95

Adding another pair of patterned yoga leggings to the list, we love the Reebok MYT Leggings. Made out of a stretchy cotton, this bright pair will have you feeling confident in your next yoga class.

Specifically designed for light fitness activities, these leggings are perfect for yoga and the flattering high elastic waist means they won’t fall down during your workout!

Reebok designs some of the best activewear available on the market and these leggings are just one example of their great products. 

#6 - Marks and Spencer’s Go Easy Yoga Leggings

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£15

You might never have considered shopping in Marks and Spencer’s for activewear before but it’s a great place to start if you are looking for quality items on a budget!

We are loving these Marks and Spencer’s Go Easy leggings which come in black and navy with a contrast piping on the side for extra detailing. 

The block colour of these leggings is a great option if you aren’t a fan of bright colours or patterns and prefer a simpler look. This style is ideal if you like to mix and match your activewear!

These leggings for yoga will keep you feeling cool and comfortable no matter how hard you workout, due to the breathable cotton that is both moisture-wicking and quick drying!

#7 - Lululemon Align High-Rise Pant

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£59 - £88

It wouldn’t be a best yoga leggings list without a pair from everyone’s favourite activewear brand. Lululemon have a wide range of activewear and leggings so we’ve narrowed it down to our favourite pair so you don’t have to! 

We love these best selling Lululemon high waist yoga leggings for their light sweat-wicking Nulu fabric that will ensure maximum comfort during your yoga class. 

Being specifically designed for yoga, these leggings will feel like a second-skin so you can make the most out of your workout. 

The waistband lies flat against your skin and doesn’t dig in so you can comfortably train to your best ability and inside the waistband there is a hidden card pocket so you can safely store your cards or keys. 

If you’re not a fan of the pink, don’t worry as it comes in a range of colours, we’re sure there will be a pair of these for you!

#8 - Girlfriend Collective Compressive High Waisted Leggings 

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£68

If you’re looking for another eco-friendly option, check out these Girlfriend Collective Compressive High Waist yoga leggings.

Their products are manufactured ethically and made from recycled materials so nothing goes to waste!

These sustainable but practical leggings are not only made from 25 plastic water bottles, they are also made using a four-way stretch and compressive fabric which will keep your muscles in place during your workout.

NOTE: If you're interested in pursuing a career in yoga, you might find our guide to becoming a yoga instructor helpful, as well as our article on yoga teacher insurance

You can be sure to feel secure in these leggings due to their ultra high rise waistband which is a flattering style so you can feel confident whilst working out. 

These black yoga leggings also come in five other colours if you’d prefer to wear more colour in your gym gear! 

#9 - Free People High-Rise ⅞ You’re a Peach Leggings 

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£88

If you’re on the hunt for that perfect pair of grey yoga leggings, check out these Free People 7/8 cropped ankle leggings. Even if you don’t like the grey, there are plenty of other colours to choose from! 

These squat-proof leggings mean you can confidently move from pose to pose during your yoga class without worrying about see-through materials. 

The added detail of a reflective trim ensures you are visible in low lighting which is great if you want to also wear these leggings for other activities such as running.

They are also designed with a reinforced waistband and ruched ankle detailing which creates a flattering fit, making you feel extra confident in that class. 

#10 - Fabletics Oasis High-Waisted Pocket Leggings

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£74

Last but certainly not least on our women’s yoga leggings list, these leggings from Fabletics deserve a spot!

With chafe resistant and moisture-wicking materials, these leggings will ensure you stay comfortable and dry during your workout. 

The material also offers UPF protection so you can safely workout outside, providing the weather is nice enough of course! 

These high-waisted yoga leggings are flattering and practical. They have a handy side pocket, perfect for storing your keys and your phone whilst you train and come in three different colours. 

MENS YOGA LEGGINGS

Moving on to our mens yoga leggings in the UK list, we’ve rounded up our favorites from different brands in the list below!

#11 - Under Armour Men’s HeatGear Armour Compression Leggings 

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£32

Starting off with this pair from Under Armour, these grey yoga leggings have been strategically designed with performance in mind and claim to increase your durability.  

The stretch-mesh gusset and in-seam panels for ventilation keep you feeling cool so you can train as hard as you want in your workout. 

You can be sure to stay dry when training no matter how hard you workout due to the quick drying abilities of the fabric. 

This product is also made using a four way stretch so the leggings will move comfortably with you as you transition to different poses during yoga and stretch to new personal bests!

Reasonably priced at £32, these won’t break the bank and certainly aren’t the most expensive men’s yoga leggings item on the market. 

#12 - New Balance Challenge Tight

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£35

Made with New Balance Dry and New Balance Fresh technology these blue yoga leggings will keep you feeling cool during your workout. 

The mesh panelling in hot zones have been designed for extra ventilation making them perfect for layering shorts over the top if you choose to do so. 

Due to the flatlock seams, these leggings are extra comfortable as they will reduce any chafing so you can look and feel confident when working out. 

#13 - Asics Silver Winter Tight

Mens Yoga Leggings UK

£45

These Asics Silver Winter tights make a great pair of mens yoga leggings, especially for the cooler temperatures as they have been designed to keep your body warm. 

They are made from quick-drying and tight knit fabric to manage moisture meaning you can work as hard as you want without worry! 

Similar to the New Balance leggings, these also have flat seams to avoid chafing so you can reduce discomfort during your yoga workout. 

The added details of a concealed drawcord waist tie and reflective logo make these slightly different to the other items in this list. 

#14 - Nike Infinalon ¾ Tights 

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£44.95

Obviously we couldn’t forget about Nike in our best yoga leggings in the UK list!

If you’re after a pair of leggings of a different fit, check out the Nike Infinalon 3/4 tights, which are slightly cropped at the ankle. 

Featuring the iconic Nike logo, these mens yoga leggings have a sporty twist with a handy pocket for storing your card and/or keys. 

These body hugging leggings fit allows you to fluidly move from different poses with ease, making them the perfect choice for yoga classes. 

#15 - Marks and Spencers Active Full Length Leggings

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£19.50

As we said earlier, you may not have already considered browsing at Marks and Spencer’s for activewear however if you are shopping on a budget, we would definitely recommend having a look. 

Our favourites are these leggings for only £19.50, a great option to consider if you don’t want to spend on expensive items. 

These cotton leggings for yoga are designed to keep you feeling fresh throughout your workout and the reflective detailing down the sides ensures you are visible in low lighting. 

#16 - Reebok United by Fitness Myoknit ¾ Tights 

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£49.95

Adding a pair of capri yoga leggings to this list, we recommend this pair from Reebok. 

Specifically designed for performance and strength, these leggings will support you during your workout so you can hit your new personal bests!

This product has been designed seamlessly to reduce irritation for extra comfort. It’s breathable panels vent heat away from the body to keep you feeling cool throughout your workout. 

The two toned colours of black and navy make them slightly different to the other black yoga leggings on this list, perfect if you prefer a little colour in your wardrobe!

#17 - My Protein Baselayer Tights

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£28

If you haven’t checked out My Protein’s activewear range yet, you should! They don’t only sell nutritional products, they also have a range of men and women’s clothing and accessories. 

These My Protein baselayer tights deserve a spot on our best yoga leggings list with their moisture-wicking abilities that draws moisture away from the body and absorbs sweat, making your workout comfortable and dry. 

The quick-drying fabric will keep you feeling cool throughout your workout so you can comfortably layer a pair of shorts on top if you prefer!

These are great leggings for yoga because they have flatlock seams that reduce irritation and the body fitting style allows you to move freely throughout your yoga flow. 

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#18 - Adidas Alphaskin 3-Stripes Long Tights

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£49.95

It wouldn’t be a list of the best men’s yoga leggings without including a pair from the iconic brand, Adidas. 

Featuring the original Adidas stripes, these long tights are great mens yoga leggings. 

The compressive and stretchy fabric not only keeps you dry, it is also anti-odour so you can go as hard in your workout as you like without worry! 

As these tights feel like a second-skin, you can easily add a pair of shorts on the top of these without feeling restricted.

#19 - Nike Pro Men’s Tights 

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£37.95

Adding another pair of Nike leggings, we couldn’t miss out on these Nike Pro Tights.

Specifically designed to keep you cool, these mesh yoga leggings have mesh from the waistband to the calf so you can layer up comfortably 

Made from breathable fabric, these yoga leggings will ensure you don’t overheat and stay cool even throughout the toughest of workouts. 

#20 - Adidas Alphaskin Sport ¾ Tights 

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£30

If it’s a pair of capri yoga leggings that you are after, we recommend that you check out this pair from Adidas. 

These feature breathable Climacool materials made from stretchy double knit fabric that will support your muscles and keep them in place as you move from different yoga poses. 

Not only that, but this particular pair is made from recycled polyester and features mesh inserts on the waistband and the legs which are designed to keep you cool no matter how hard you train. 

#21 - Sports Philosophy OYM x SP Black Hybrid Leggings 

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£88

To finish off this list, we love these Sports Philosophy 2 in 1 compression leggings.We love these because the shorts are included which gives you the option to layer up. 

The shorts and the leggings both feature reflective detailing so you can be seen in low lighting if you choose to wear these other than for yoga. 

What we particularly like about these is the concealed pocket on the side of the leggings for storing your keys, cards or phone whilst you workout, making them the perfect leggings for yoga classes. 

For £88, these are the most expensive on this men’s yoga leggings list however due to the price including leggings and shorts, we think it’s worth the cost! 

Before you go! 

Hopefully after reading this list, you will have found the perfect pair of leggings for yoga no matter what it is you are looking for! 

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Written by Chloe Twist

Fitness Content Manager, OriGym

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Chloe graduated with a BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University and prior to OriGym worked at J&R Digital Marketing Agency on the Liverpool 'Female Founders' series. Since joining the company, she has become a qualified Personal Trainer and advanced Sports Nutrition Specialist. Chloe’s professional interests intersect content-development and the world of online fitness, especially across social media and YouTube, and Chloe has herself contributed pieces on fitness and weight loss to sites including the Daily Star and The Express. Outside her day-to-day role, Chloe enjoys playing the guitar, gaming and kettlebell training. 

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