7 best hiking (and other activities) leggings for thick thighs
Finding the perfect pair of workout leggings can be frustrating! Pair that with only ‘I-work-out-everyday-sizes’ and fast fashion’s poor, irregular construction and diving into all things internet shopping can feel like THE WORST! With so many athleisure wear brands on the market, it’s hard to decide which brand is right for you. Lady Hikers has done the legwork for you! (pun intended). We’ve put together a list of our seven top leggings for thick thighs that’ll have you feeling comfortable and capable to take on the day. All of our featured leggings are created by teams of boss ladies making strides in the fashion world. These women-owned and operated companies celebrate freedom and inclusivity with kickass athleisure wear.
These leggings below check off all the boxes -- durable fabric, comfortable stretch and inclusive sizing. Read on to find out which leggings made the cut!
Girlfriend Collective believes in quality over trends. Their goal is to provide timeless meticulous designs that outlast any trend. This rings true with their Compressive Classic-Rise Legging - the compressive fabric fits snug in all the right places. Plus, the fabric is made from recycled water bottles! Grab a pair of these leggings and know your money is well spent, and save the earth at the same time. Another awesome addition is their LITE line, featuring leggings made from recycled fishnets. Talk about sustainable fashion!
These Neon Yellow Next Level Leggings are certified Squat Proof, meaning they’re designed to handle all of your moves. With an extra pleating in the back for extra give, these leggings stretch up to 7x their initial length. GRRRL is changing the fashion game with their innovative, inclusive sizing. These leggings don’t come in your typical small-large sizes. Instead, “sizes” are determined by the measurements of women athletes. Are you Cassie Victoria or Ali Amenah, or in between? Grab a measuring tape and find out!
Threads 4 Thought is another brand showcasing sustainable fashion. Their Betty High Waist Legging is also made from recycled polyester (recycled water bottles) and brushed on both sides for extra softness. Flatlock seams reduce chafing and their moisture-wicking fabric keeps you dry during any activity! These versatile leggings are perfect for the gym or lounging around during some much-needed rest time.
Oiselle’s Pocket Jogger Capris are the epitome of function meets function. Featuring pockets in actually useful places, these leggings free your hands by holding your phone, wallet, keys, etc. Don’t worry, you won’t look like you’re wearing bulky cargo pants. Their premium Nyelle™ Compression fabric provides breathable, super soft support. Added bonus points - Oiselle is involved in a variety of charitable giving programs for women and girls. So feel good about supporting a brand that gives back to our communities!
DYI aims to provide fashion, performance and function all wrapped in one. They create pieces with the motto that every person moves in a different way. Their Steel Tie Dye Crop leggings are made with bionic fabric, which means they’re quick drying and provide maximum comfort 4-way stretch. Feel good in this pair that provides lift and a high waist to flatter all figures. DYI asks #WhatMovesYou?
Beyond Yoga is luxury athleisure wear that’s designed to transition from workout to night out. Their best-selling Take Me Higher Long Legging features a wide waistband that sits naturally at the hips. The durable, moisture-wicking fabric gives a generous stretch for maximum comfortability and promises not to slip. Beyond Yoga uses responsibly sourced fabric so you don’t have to feel guilty about spoiling yourself with this gem.
Sweaty Betty™ means “someone who works out, but definitely likes cake.” Sound like you? Sweaty Betty serves to empower women by creating beautiful clothing that flatters every body type. Their Power Leggings are part of their signature bum-sculpting style that keeps you looking and feeling good whether you’re going on a hike or to the grocery store. The influence of London style makes this pair of leggings perfect when you want to dress it up a bit. Not to mention, the back waist pocket functions as an extra pair of hands to hold your wallet or phone.
Those are just a few of our favorite things! If you’v got a pair of booty-shakin’ leggings you go to that are good for the earth too, drop ‘em in the comments below!
Raylene is a writer and editor who completed her BA in English in December 2018. She is a creative soul and hopes to become a published author. She’s a longtime Long Beach rep and loves her sunny California. You can follow her on the ‘gram @parissita_