There's nothing like a brisk windchill that bites every part of your body to keep you from doing an outdoor activity (pretty much sums up winter, no?). But there's a solution to this, and it starts with investing in a pair of thermal leggings that will keep your legs warm and toasty, regardless of the below-zero temperatures. If you haven't yet tried out a pair of these insulated tights, then you're seriously missing out. And if you have, now's the time to invest in a few more as we near winter's official arrival date (December 21, in case you were wondering).
Thermal leggings are, well, just what you think. They're designed out of high-performance insulation that traps heat and thus, keeps your legs warm. Some feature a fleece-lined interior while others are made out of a cotton-polyester blend that is both moisture-wicking and breathable. In other words, they're a must-have come cold-weather season and are guaranteed to be your new go-to bottoms for all your outdoor adventures, whether a snowy hike or chilly morning run along the lake.
Ahead, shop our roundup of the best thermal leggings you'll wear nonstop the next six-plus months.
The perfect, classic winter leggings.
A fleece-lined interior? Yes, please.
Perfect for an upcoming ski trip.
You can't go wrong with a pair from Under Armour.
These leggings have MCS mapping targeted to quads, which helps to reduce strain and soreness to muscles.
Warm and toasty legs, guaranteed.
These are so soft.
Try a pair in a poppy hue.
Thermal leggings great for all wintertime activities.
Below-zero temperatures have nothing on these thermal tights.
A drawstring closure ensures all-day comfort.
Moisture-wicking material that dries fast and keeps you warm? Sold.
Next up, check out the best legging brands, according to our editors.