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5 Best Lululemon Running Leggings: Fashion Director + Marathon Runner Approved

Francesca Menato, Saskia Quirke
·3-min read

So people, let’s talk leggings. When most of us think about running, the kit our mind instantly springs to is making sure we have the perfect sports bra for running and running shoes. The humble running legging is a crucial bit of sportswear that often gets overlooked, despite its vital role in helping us hit peak performance. Pulling on the right pair can help us run longer, faster and even recover more quickly and with less soreness, thanks to their ability to increase circulation and decrease DOMS. Oh, how we love these stretchy god sends.

If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that Lululemon leggings are some of the best in the athleisure biz. The brand has a cult following thanks to its top performing product and minimal aesthetic. But with such a broad selection, choosing the perfect pair can be more difficult than following a Line of Duty plot. Fear not, we’ve done the leg work for you to bring you the ultimate edit of the top five buys. These running leggings are worth their weight gold.

Just remember, lululemon uses US sizing – which is your normal UK size minus 4. So, if you're a UK 10, you'll be a lulu 6. If you're a UK 20, you'll be a lulu 16 and so on. We've popped the UK sizes below though, just make sure to click the correct size when you add to cart.

1. Fast and Free HR 28"

If you like to feel nearly naked on your runs, these are ones for you. These barely there feeling, ultra-lightweight running leggings are made from a quick-drying, sweat-wicking material that keeps you cool and dry. The high-rise fit gives a secure feel without being restrictive. A great all-rounder for any running needs. Pricey yes, but you will be wearing these for life.

2. Swift Speed HR 28"

Say hello to your chafe-free dream running leggings. The inseam-free construction helps eliminate friction points and the fabric is the perfect balance of compression and comfort. Plus there’s plenty of pockets and a hit of reflectivity. There’s also an ace sports bra to match is you fancy some top-to-toe Swift Speed action.

3. Invigorate HR 25"

Made from the brand’s fastest drying fabric, sweaty sprints just got easier. The highly breathable fabric means these babies can handle heat and perspiration a plenty during intense workouts. Four-way stretch, plus a cool, sleek feeling on the inside and a buttery soft to touch texture on the outside, makes these feel super luxurious.

4. All The Right Places Crop 23"

We’re just going to say it, camel toe issues are real when it comes running leggings – but not with these babies. The no front seam design = no ride-up = happy runners. Other clever design details include cuffs you can flip up to reveal reflective details and secure pockets keep essentials close, but out of the way. Yay.

5. Fast And Free HR Crop

If you’re petite (or taller but you’d like to feel the breeze around your lower calves this summer) these are the cut for you. They’ll sit around the ankle on anyone 5’4 and under without leaving you with excess fabric to deal with. All the same fit for purpose tech as the brand’s best-selling longer length, just in a cut to suit smaller frames.

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