These Leggings Are The Secret To The Best Workout, Ever

It should be known that not all activewear is created equal. In an ideal world, the leggings we wear like second skin would feel soft and moveable enough for all-day comfort and retain the right amount of compression for support. Functional silhouettes, cute cutouts, and memorable hues certainly never hurt either.

Good news for us activewear fanatics is that prAna, an activewear line that utilizes LYCRA® SPORT technology, delivers all of the above, no matter how active or relaxed you’d like to be in your workout clothes. Thanks to the next-level technology, the collection is flexible, shaping, feel-soft, and marries comfort and performance, while also retaining its shape wash after wash. To celebrate the latest prAna lineup of leggings and tops, we tapped yogi and mental-health advocate Claire Fountain to show us how she wears her LYCRA® SPORT technology-infused sets, both in and out of the studio. The wellness guru values comfort above all else and understands that when it comes to strength, beauty, and confidence, it’s what’s inside that matters most (more on that just ahead).

No matter if you prefer a low-impact activity (like yoga or barre) or crave a high-intensity workout (like HIIT), these ultra-comfortable pieces will help you peak — in performance and in style.


“The prAna leggings, created with LYCRA® SPORT technology, are a really good fit — and I’ve worn a lot of activewear tights,” Claire tells us. “They support my body in every way it would like to move, from running around the city to weight lifting in the gym to yoga or just relaxing.”

prAna Itzel Capri, $79, available at prAna

prAna Itzel Bra, $59, available at prAna


The flattering cut of this sports bra makes a strong case for giving the high-neck look a try — while the leggings with subtle side cutouts are cropped to a perfect mid-calf length.

prAna Itzel Capri, $79, available at prAna

prAna Itzel Bra, $59, available at prAna


When it comes to activewear, Claire believes, “Fit and comfort is number one along with a material that is durable enough without being too overbearing — something that feels good on the skin. I think we all know that feeling when we put on a pair of leggings and after a while of no tugging or adjusting, think, Wow, these feel good.

prAna Momento 7/8 Legging, $79, available at prAna

prAna Verana Bra, $55, available at prAna


It’s the crisscross back detail that truly elevates this sports bra into a statement piece. Pair it with comfortably fitting ink-black leggings, à la Claire, which are as classic as they come.

prAna Momento 7/8 Legging, $79, available at prAna

prAna Verana Bra, $55, available at prAna


For Claire, these prAna pieces have it all. “I like that they’re long enough for my height, high waisted, a flattering fit, and that they have a matching top. I love monochromatic ‘fits.”

prAna Momento Bra, $59, available at prAna

prAna Momento 7/8 Legging, $79, available at prAna


Introducing a gorgeous hue that’s sure to be the activewear color of the season and beyond.

prAna Momento Bra, $59, available at prAna

prAna Momento 7/8 Legging, $79, available at prAna

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