Best Leggings

It’s 2020, which means you probably haven’t changed out of your leggings since March. Who can blame you?

They’re the perfect piece of clothing, being both comfortable and versatile. While you can wear them in any season, now that fall has rolled around again, pair them with a tunic and boots, and you’ve got an instant outfit. What could possibly be better?

Are you looking into purchasing a new pair? Or five? Read on to find out our picks for the best leggings made in the USA.

Our Findings

Overall, we found five brands that are making very high quality and stylish leggings in the USA: Yoga Democracy, Clara Sunwoo, Evolution Activewear, Good hYOUman, and Tactical Pro Supply. Leggings are obviously super versatile and can be worn for everything from working out to going out, so we broke down our top picks into a few different categories to help you decide which ones are right for you. Ready? Let’s get into our recommendations.

Top Recommendations

Best Leggings Best for:
Yoga Democracy Eco-Friendly
Clara Sunwoo Going Out
Evolution Activewear Working Out
Good hYOUman Lounging
Tactical Pro Supply Affordable

Recommendations: Going Deeper

Check out additional details on each of our top picks, why they made the cut as the best of the best, and things we both liked and didn’t like about each brand.

Most Eco-Friendly

Yoga Democracy

Yoga Democracy leggings transfer original artist prints to the fabric of your pants. How cool is that? The best part is they do it in an environmentally friendly way through a waterless dyeing process, and the fabric they transfer it to is made from BPA free recycled water bottles. These are pants that you can feel good about and feel good on. Yes, please.

Speaking of feeling good, they are ultra-comfortable because they are made from breathable fabric that is also moisture-wicking to keep you at an optimal temperature. They are UPF rated, so you can feel great about wearing them in the great outdoors. These leggings are the perfect choice for a long walk with your dog or a hike up to a gorgeous view.

With all of this eco-friendly goodness, you may be worried they are difficult to care for, but this is not the case. They are machine washable. Simply hang up to dry after- they dry super fast – and they are ready to go again. Wear, wash, repeat.

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Things we like:

  • Made from recycled material
  • Smoothing waist-band
  • Comfortable, feel like a second skin
  • Won’t bleed in the wash

Things we don’t like:

  • Expensive

 

Best for Going Out

Clara Sunwoo

Clara Sunwoo leggings are your answer to, “can I still get away with leggings when I have to go back out in public?” Pair these leggings with some heels, and you’ll be ready for a night out on the town. It’s a win-win.

They are not only great for this purpose; they could also be worn for date night too, without sacrificing that level of comfort to which you have grown accustomed. With this company having an excellent returns and exchanges program, you have nothing to lose by giving these leggings a try.

Also, check out Clara Sunwoo’s signature slim legging that may be your alternative to a traditional dress pant. They will provide the comfort you are looking for and the professionalism your executive team is looking for.

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Things we like:

  • Great for travel (when we can do that again)
  • Feel like jersey material/lightweight
  • Full-length, even on taller women
  • Wrinkle-free
  • Liquid leather line is cooler than cotton or linen

Things we don’t like:

  • May have to size up for desired fit
  • White color may be sheer
  • Hand-wash

 

Best for Working Out

Evolution Activewear

If you are all about going from your morning workout straight into your daily activities, these leggings are the choice for you. Whether you are hitting up a hot yoga class, jogging at the park,  or getting a full-on sweat session with an upbeat cycling class, you will be sure to find something that fits your needs—no need to change to grab coffee with a friend post-workout, either. With fun, bold prints, they will certainly motivate you to get up and get moving.

Being able to choose your length is an excellent bonus of ordering your leggings through this company. You can also filter by if you want mesh, sparkles, or cutouts. Whatever will get you motivated to tone it up, this company has you covered from tush to toe.

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Things we like:

  • Choose from different lengths and fabrics to meet your individual needs
  • Fun colors and patterns
  • Shorts available
  • Large selection

Things we don’t like:

  • Only one option if you are looking for plain black leggings

 

Best for Lounging

Good hYOUman

If you are looking for the leggings that will provide you with ultimate comfort, look no further than Good hYOUman. These are the perfect pants for lounging around the house, a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood, or a light morning yoga session.

This company was started by its founder to honor the memory of his late father. He wants to make those around him feel good while looking good. That’s a mission we can get behind.

To accomplish this, this company pairs with other companies to give back and do good while selling you their comfortable clothing line. So, you can not only feel great in the clothes, but you can also feel great about buying the clothes. They have worked with organizations like Stand Up to Cancer, Boo2Bullying, 21, and many others. They are always looking for new partnerships and ways to give back to the community.

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Things we like:

  • Matching tops available
  • Family-owned business
  • New colors released seasonally
  • Ships quickly

Things we don’t like:

  • Expensive

 

Most Affordable

Tactical Pro Supply

Tactical Pro Supply leggings are often much cheaper than any other leggings on this list. Their entire process from beginning to end is done here in the US. They design, print, manufacture, and ship as a company, so you know you are getting a quality product. Not only is it a stand-out product, but doing this allows this company to provide many jobs within their community.

With sizes ranging from small to extra-large, this company is body inclusive. They know that sporting the American flag will show your support of our country to your fellow Americans. You can wear your leggings and support your country simultaneously with pride.

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Things we like:

  • Designs show patriotism, displaying the American flag on the leg
  • Quality spandex and nylon material
  • Proceeds donated to the PTSD foundation
  • Graphic is professionally printed

Things we don’t like:

  • Only three designs available

Recap: Best Leggings Made in the USA


Factors We Considered

Versatility

Leggings were already the perfect addition to any woman’s closet, and this year has given us even more reason to love them. They can be worn while working in your home office all day; throw on a professional top and some fabulous earrings you are ready for your day of Zoom meetings. There are many leggings on the list that will fit the bill for being appropriate in many situations.

Comfort

The point of wearing leggings for any activity is to be as comfortable as possible. The brands on this list will let you go from work-out to errands and home again without ever feeling like you need to change.

Style

Just because you are going for ultimate comfort does not mean that you need to sacrifice style. All of the leggings on this list have the potential to be part of a great outfit. You can wear them as part of an athleisure outfit, or dress them up!

Community

Many of the companies on this list serve the community in a way other than just providing you fantastic leggings. They partner with great causes or charities to ensure they are giving back as their businesses become more successful.

No matter which company you decide to go with on this list, you will be supporting an American business while providing yourself with the best leggings available on the market. Your wallet will thank you years from now when your leggings have withstood the test of time.

So, whether you are working from home, working out, doing errands, meeting for coffee with friends, or planning your next date night, hopefully something on this list caught your eye.

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