Icelantic Icey Leggings, $60
Part of Icelantic’s brand new lifestyle line, and handmade in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Icey Leggings feature prints that mimic top sheets from Icelantic’s skis like the Maiden, pictured here. Made with Wikmax fabric, a super soft, insulated material that will wick moisture off your skin to keep you warm and dry, I found these leggings to have the perfect amount of stretch and the best fit in this group thanks to a high waist (hits at or just above my belly button) and a long length. They’re warm enough to wear skiing, without being too bulky or too warm to lounge around in. They also won’t stretch or bag out after multiple wears. These fit true to size. Buy now.Opens a New Window.
Toad & Co Shire Sweater Leggings, $125
Made from 100 percent merino wool, these stretchy leggings are the ultimate cozy layer for winter. The festive pattern from the knee down gives these leggings a leg warmer look while the itchless fabric is soft next to skin. Essentially, it’s as if your favorite wool socks went all the way up—way, way up, as these are some of the highest waisted leggings I’ve ever worn. Fit is true to size. Buy now.Opens a New Window.
Coalition Snow Leggings, $75
Brought to you by the first company specializing in skis and snowboards designed by women, for women, Coalition Snow’s leggings will hold up through all the things women do—from skiing, to yoga, to climbing, to the gym, whatever. Made in Montreal, they come in a whole slew of wild patterns and have a tight, compression-like feel that prevents the dreaded crotch sag. The thick, high waistband is a plus, too. We recommend sizing up if you’re between sizes. Buy now.Opens a New Window.
Lululemon Wunder Under Hi-Rise 7/8, $98
These high-rise leggings fit like a second skin—which is to say they feel quite snug, even in the correct size (don’t size up if you want to avoid sagging). Thick, durable material makes these a long-lasting investment, and while you don’t need to wash them after every use (they’ll hold their shape), after a year of use, they haven’t shown any signs of wear. Buy now.Opens a New Window.
Prana Ashley Legging Pant, $65
Stretchy and soft, these are the low-rise option of the group. Great for running, the Nylon/Spandex leggings include a hidden key pocket in the waist. Great for yoga, they also wick sweat and moisture enough to run in. They’re also thick enough to wear alone in winter, yet remain breathable. Comfort scores high and fit is true to size. Buy now.Opens a New Window.
Toad & Co. Timehop Tight, $75
Possibly the softest leggings I’ve ever worn, these high-rise leggings offer the same comfort as a well-worn pair of sweatpants. Made of 87 percent recycled polyester 13 percent spandex, the Timehop Tights include Polygiene odor control so you can score multiple wears without washing. Buy now.Opens a New Window.