Yep, These Are the Only Leggings You'll Wear for the Next 3 Months

lightweight summer leggings



As we delve deeper into summer, the weather continues to warm up and the gym becomes more packed with legging-clad gymgoers. It can already be difficult to motivate yourself to get to your HIIT class or go on a run, never mind when you have to consider the thought of pulling on a pair of thick, sweat-inducing leggings. Sadly, unless you're planning on going to a naked yoga class, your options remain leggings or shorts, and personally, I'm not trying to sport a pair of teeny butt-hugging spandex while I burpee and squat-jump my way through my workout.

The solution? Lightweight leggings that can take you from hot yoga (clothes included) to an outdoor run without turning up the heat more than necessary. The key is to look for breathable, quick-drying fabrics like nylon or polyester (there are sustainable options in this category!), and design elements like mesh panels or lace up detailing. Whether you're looking to get active or just prove that leggings are, in fact, pants—we've rounded up the 20 best lightweight summer leggings for you below.

I wore these exact leggings to run the NY Marathon this year and can confidently say that they're the most comfortable leggings I own. 

The cropped length and mesh panel effectively mean that half of your leg is bare. How could you possibly be hot after that? 

The full spandex coverage means keeping cool while stretching out. 

Also available in more sizes. 

These black leggings are ideal for taking you from the gym to groceries afterwards.

Much like the white homes in Greece, these leggings will deflect heat all day long.

These leggings are made of a new innovative fabric that are sustainable, energy-saving and lightweight.

These leggings come in sizes from XXS to 3X, meaning there's a pair for everyone.

Beyond Yoga has a fabric comprised of polyester and spandex that makes for optimal cooling. 

These leggings are enough to motivate you to go on a run.

Made of 70% nylon, this fits the bill for lightweight fabrics.