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The best yoga pants in 2021, according to a yoga instructor who’s tested dozens


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There are few clothing items as versatile as the yoga pant. They’re not only great for yoga class but also ideal for running errands—and sprints. This is why they’re a staple in so many of our wardrobes. All yoga pants aren’t created equal, though. And the difference between poorly and expertly-made leggings can determine whether your yoga practice is distracted and fidgety or calm and blissful.

As a yoga teacher and decades-long practitioner, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of yoga pants with my fair share of ill fits and too-thin see-through fabric. These years of informal testing led me to know exactly what to look for when formally sampling the yoga-pant market. Specifically, the material’s comfort and cut are the two most important factors. 

As a yogi watches their breath and tackles challenging physical postures, a nagging fold of fabric that needs to be adjusted (and readjusted) can take them right out of the peaceful moment that they were working so hard to achieve. That’s why the best yoga pants are the kind that you don’t notice you’re wearing. 

The ideal material, on the other hand, can vary based on what you want your yoga pants for. For example, the ideal hot yoga pants won’t be made from the same fabric as those for a fall outdoor class. And maternity yoga pants’ material won’t compress as a performance pair might.

With these considerations in mind, we scrutinized some of the most popular and newest pants on the market. The details on our testing process are below.

How we tested

To assess how the cut and fabric felt and moved in different situations, I wore each for a diverse range of activities. I sported each pant for three yoga sessions and one non-yoga workout. Each pant was also my attire for one full day of varied activities, from running errands to watching Netflix. Each bottom was washed twice. 

The best yoga pants in 2021:

Best yoga pant overall: Everlane’s Perform Legging

Best pant for outdoor yoga: Alo High-Waist Lounge Legging

Best pant for hot yoga: adidas x Karlie Kloss Primeblue High-Waist Long Tights

Best non-legging yoga pant: Sweaty Betty Gary Yoga Pants

Best high-waisted yoga pant: Alo High-Waist Airlift Legging

Best maternity yoga pant: Beyond Yoga Spacedye Love The Bump Midi Maternity Legging 

SEE ALSO: The best yoga mats you can buy

The best yoga pant overall

Everlane’s Perform Legging is comfortable for all-day wear, yoga, and other workouts. Its high quality and relatively low price distinguishes it from comparable pants.

Pros: Comfortable, ethically made, affordable

Cons: Thin material, so these aren’t great for outdoor yoga (or wear) in cold weather.

Sizing: XXS — XXL

When most people think of yoga pants, Everlane isn’t among the first brands that come to mind. But since discovering this legging, I have been recommending it widely.

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