Squat-proof leggings: 7 of the best gym tights that aren't see through

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If you’re on the hunt for activewear that keeps you secure, these gym leggings have passed the squat test. 

Activewear is so personal. Some people hate the feeling of having lots of fabric on in the gym, opting for tighter, compression kit. Others can’t stand the idea of wearing anything that isn’t loose, baggy and breezy to get through sweaty workouts. We say: wear whatever you feel comfortable in and helps you train at your best. 

Yet despite all of the unique preferences, there’s one thing that we all want: activewear that doesn’t show off what’s underneath. We’ve all been there with see through leggings, haven’t we? Lowering into a squat and feeling a little bit exposed or having one leg up on a bench while doing a bent over row and realising that everyone can see your underwear. 

Not that we should care about what anyone else is thinking or looking at when we are trying to train, but if we’re paying out for some nice new kit then the very least we should expect is that it keeps us covered, right?

That’s where we come in. We’ve done the squat test many times in many different pairs of leggings. Here’s seven that we really rate for keeping us covered and remaining non-see through during even the most awkward of exercise positions. 

  • Lululemon Wunder Train Tight

    Lululemon leggings
    Squat-proof leggings: Lululemon

    These stretchy, Lyrca-based leggings are deceivingly soft to the touch, while remaining black out thick to the eye. They’re also designed to dry sweat fast, so all-in-all make the perfect choice for a tough workout. 

    Lululemon Wunder Train Tight, £88

  • Girlfriend Collective Compressive Leggings

    Girlfriend Collective
    Squat-proof leggings: Girlfriend Collective

    We have absolutely no reason to not direct you to diverse, sustainable brand Girlfriend Collective for all of your activewear needs. Squat-proof leggings are just another reason why this brand is so good. Coming in a huge variety of different colours and sizes, the thick leggings are complemented with simply shaped tops and bras for an altogether beautiful-but-practical gym outfit. 

    Girlfriend Collective Compressive Leggings, £62

  • TALA Zinnia Leggings

    TALA leggings
    Squat-proof leggings: TALA

    TALA is another brand with sustainability at it’s heart, which is why all the items are made to such a high quality that they won’t need replacing very often. These leggings are THICK – and we mean that – yet they’re also comfy and stretchy so you can squat, bend and run without worry. 

    TALA Zinnia Leggings, £40

  • Fabletics PowerHold Leggings

    Fabletics leggings
    Squat-proof leggings: Fabletics

    These leggings have some of the best compression we’ve ever tried. But you’re here for the squat test and we’re happy to say: they passed with flying colours. 

    Fabletics PowerHold leggings, £62

  • Gymshark Vital Seamless Leggings

    Gymshark leggings
    Squat-proof leggings: Gymshark

    Gymshark is as popular as it is for a reason: it really does the job. The seamless, squat-proof leggings are some of the best they do, with gentle contour, great stretch and a thick fabric.  

    Gymshark Vital Seamless leggings, £40

  • ASOS 4505 Icon Leggings

    ASOS 4505 leggings
    Squat-proof leggings: ASOS 4505 leggings

    ASOS’s own activewear line has gone above and beyond, producing beautiful workout gear for a huge variety of shapes and sizes. But the quality is also top notch too, and these Icon leggings are no exception. Coming in tall, petite, curve, hourglass and maternity, there’s a squat-proof pair for pretty much everyone to train in. 

    ASOS 4505 Icon Leggings, £18     

  • Nike Pro Leggings

    Nike Pro leggings
    Squat-proof leggings: Nike Pro

    These classic leggings are the real deal when it comes to supportive, sweat-wicking activewear. Light enough that they are breathable and easy to move in but thick enough to not go see-through, we don’t think you can go wrong with a pair of Nikes. 

    Nike Pro Leggings, £34.95

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