6 Lightweight, Sweat-Wicking Leggings That Are Perfect for Warm Weather

Every time you work out should feel like an accomplishment (I mean, as much as we enjoy class, we’d just be liars if we said we wouldn’t rather lounge on our couch in our leggings binging Netflix than do some cardio). But working out in the summer months, when the weather is hot and happy hours at rooftop bars are calling our name? Now that truly makes you the real MVP.

If you’re known for going straight from class to pool in hopes of cooling down after a summer workout sesh (which, we totally recommend by the way), then you may want to pick up a pair or two of these leggings that will keep you cool, no matter how high the temps are rising. Whether they’re simply lightweight or stitched together with sweat-wicking technology, keep reading to see which leggings to add to your cart this time of year. 

1. Lululemon Fast & Free 7/8 Tight II

When it comes to a lightweight, comfortable legging to wear in warm weather, this Lululemon tight takes the cake. Made with its Nulux fabric, these leggings are lightweight, sweat-wicking and according to reviewers, one of the most comfortable leggings they own.
Buy it now: Lululemon Fast & Free 7/8 Tight II, $128

2. C9 Champion High-Waist Mesh Insert Leggings

These affordable leggings ring in at only $27 a pair, but don’t let their price fool you: these leggings do everything to keep you cool. Their stretch fabric is comfortable no matter what the temperature is, and its wicking technology fights away sweat and moisture. Our favorite part? They have a hidden pocket to house your phone and keys so you aren’t weighed down by any extra baggage while in the heat.
Buy it now: C9 Champion High-Waist Mesh Insert Leggings, $35

3. Girlfriend Collective LITE High Rise Legging

Described as a “next-to-nothing legging for your toughest workouts” on GirlfriendCollective.com, this lightweight workout pant is also sustainable. It’s made recycled fishing nets and a percentage of everything sale goes towards Healthy Seas, which helps clean our oceans.
Buy it now: Girlfriend Collective LITE High Rise Legging, $78

4. Nike Epic Lux

This cropped legging is stylish, yet breathable. It’s supportive Nike Power material will keep you cool and comfy in even the most heated environments.
Buy it now: Nike Epic Lux, $80

5. JoyLab High-Rise Scalloped High-Waisted Leggings

You’ll never feel overheated in these workout pants considering how insanely lightweight they are. We’re equally obsessed with their scalloped edge and matching sports bra, too.
Buy it now: JoyLab High-Rise Scalloped High-Waisted Leggings, $40

6. ASOS 4505 Training 7/8 Legging With Breathable Mesh

These two-toned leggings definitely top our list with their breathable mesh and lightweight material. Besides keeping you cool in and out of the studio, the black and neutral tones in this pair are perfect for any season.
Buy it now: ASOS 4505 Training 7/8 Legging With Breathable Mesh, $32

 

Stephanie Limiti is a born and raised New Yorker living out her dreams of palm trees and sunshine in Los Angeles. When she's not zenned out in yoga class, she's reading biographies and volunteering at dog rescue shelter. Follow her on Instagram.