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If you’re looking for the best yoga pants to add to your holiday wishlist, it can be hard to narrow down your choices with so many fitness apparel brands in the mix. During stressful times, yoga is a great way to reduce stress and maintain your exercise routine. Whether you are a serious and dedicated yogi who has been practicing for years, or you are just interested in the occasional yoga sesh, you’ll need the right gear to stay comfortable. Most companies in the yoga scene have different selling points, so look over this list to see what speaks to you for your specific practice. Here are some of the best yoga pants and fitness apparel brands on the market today to keep in mind.
If you are a beginner and not sure how much you want to invest in your new yoga interest, then Gaiam could be the perfect reliable and affordable brand for you. Gaiam’s products are widely available at retailers you likely already shop at – like Amazon and Target – and the company dates back more than 30 years.
For a serious yogi with a bigger budget, Prana offers a wide variety of yoga-centric gear, and they are a company that focuses on sustainability. Their clothing also includes extra features like SPF and moisture-wicking fabric.
Patagonia is another company hyper-focused on sustainability (though not as well known for yoga apparel). This outdoor-gear stalwart has a few staple yoga pieces like their Kamala cropped pants which are Fair Trade produced from organic cotton.
Outdoor Voices is a newer brand committed to showcasing athletes of every body type and background. They aim to offer a fresh take on yoga and fitness apparel. They have a wide range of colors to mix and match in their OV kit – so you can find a top and bottom that are just right for your next yoga practice.
Girlfriend Collective uses recycled materials and supports ethical working conditions for their factory workers. Their products are also known to be super comfortable, and one of their standout features is their wide range of sizes offered – perfect for any and every body type.
Some of the trendiest designs and patterns are available in your local Target through the brand JoyLab. They offer super stylish and reliable sets that stand out in durability and rank high in affordability.
You may have noticed Athleta more often in the past few years, since it was purchased by Gap in 2008. But Athleta has been around for 20+ years on its own and offers a diverse range of affordable, high-quality products that are perfect for yoga. The brand is focused particularly on making products for girls and women and are now incorporating recycled materials for much of their apparel.
One brand you may have noticed on Instagram is Alo Yoga. A fresh contender on the market, Alo Yoga was founded in 2007, but they’ve earned their stripes as a favorite of many popular yoga influencers. Priced in the mid-to-high range, Alo Yoga offers a wide variety of cute patterns – each in a range of pieces made for you to nail your next workout look.
Known for their brightly-colored sculpting leggings, Sweaty Betty is a popular British athleisure brand with some pieces that are perfect for yoga. They have several types of leggings with a multipurpose fitness design, but they also offer items like the Garudasana Yoga Trousers – specifically created with yoga in mind. Sweaty Betty is a bit on the higher-end, so take a look if you feel like your budget is prepared.
Beyond Yoga is one of the most comfortable brands in the midlevel price range, and they are also available through a range of retailers including Amazon. Well-known for their Spacedye performance fabric, Beyond Yoga’s high-waisted leggings have been praised for staying put throughout your yoga practice.
One of the most renowned brands with a cultlike following among yogis and general fitness fanatics alike is Lululemon Athletica. They are a nontraditional brand with a colorful corporate culture focused on performance. Their yoga gear performs to match – it is comfortable, sweat-wicking and long-lasting. Plus, fans love the super-flattering construction of the Align line designs.
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