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Guys are obsessed with these 'meggings' for workouts: What to know about the 'game-changing' leggings for men

Kayla Kuefler
·3-min read

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Matador Meggings (Photo via Matador Meggings/Instagram)
Matador Meggings (Photo via Matador Meggings/Instagram)

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Because of their propensity to bare all, meggings (a.k.a. men's leggings) have gotten a bad rap among some gym-goers. Unlike their roomier basketball shorts and jogger counterparts, the skin-tight style can leave notoriously little to the imagination.

In recognizing the need for man-appropriate leggings, Matador Meggings were born, engineered with the male anatomy in mind. The high-performance leggings are built with a soft crotch cup to keep you in place during your workout, so shorts are an optional extra rather than a polite necessity.

Black Meggings

Black Meggings (Photo via Matador Meggings)
Black Meggings (Photo via Matador Meggings)

SHOP IT: Matador Meggings, 112 ($88 USD)

The meggings, or performance tights, if you prefer, are inspired by Spanish matadors. Following in the tradition of the spandex-positive sport, the men's leggings are designed to offer a complete range of motion and include no excess fabric for a bull, or anything else, to get in your way.

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Engineered with sweat-wicking performance fabric, the compression tights include an open pocket, zipper pocket, and a T-shirt/towel loop for functionality.

Navy/Blue Meggings

Navy Blue Meggings (Photo via Matador Meggings)
Navy Blue Meggings (Photo via Matador Meggings)

SHOP IT: Matador Meggings, $112 ($88 USD)

"I have just ordered my third pair of meggings," writes one shopper. "My wife wasn't originally sure about me wearing them without shorts but has now gotten comfortable with it. I no longer wear them just to workout. Working from home, I wear them all day now. The quality is outstanding, and the comfort is unrivalled. They fit well everywhere and feel like I am wearing nothing at all. I have ordered a third pair and will undoubtedly add more to my collection."

Unlike other compression tights, Matador Meggings are suitable for all-day wear. They're available in sizes small to 2XL and, depending on your meggings courage, can be purchased in classic black and grey or bright and bold patterns, like blue granite and white marble.

Granite Meggings

Granite Meggings (Photo via Matador Meggings)
Granite Meggings (Photo via Matador Meggings)

SHOP IT: Matador Meggings, $112 ($88 USD)

"[They're] a game-changer," raves one reviewer. "These are the most comfortable pair of tights I have ever owned. I wear them at home and at the gym. At the gym, once you get to sweating, they hold on to your body perfectly. I will be replacing all my Under Armour with Matador! Lastly, with some cheaper tights, the fabric is so thin that you can see through, but not with these."

"Have to say; [I] love your meggings," reads another review. "[I] finally feel comfortable wearing workout tights without the worry or focus on my package details! The padded crotch is comfortable and hides any VPL."

For runners looking for a chafe-free workout, winter hikers wanting a flexible base layer, or men looking to revel in their love of spandex, the megging time is now.

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