The Best lululemon Leggings from the Brand's "We Made Too Much" Section

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Verywell Fit / Kevin Liang

Ask anyone—from your favorite yoga instructor to your fitness-obsessed friend—what their favorite leggings are, and chances are lululemon leggings are at the top of their list. There’s a reason people love lululemon leggings—they’re comfortable, flattering, durable, and work great for both sweaty workouts and lounging around the house. 

One drawback is that the lululemon leggings are quite pricey. Having tested over 20 pairs of the best lululemon leggings, our editors think the high quality is worth the higher price. But if you’re not prepared to spend that kind of cash, there is a lesser-known way to get the best lululemon leggings at special prices. The brand’s “We Made Too Much” section features great finds on your favorite leggings and more. Although the section doesn’t specifically call itself a “sales” section, it features overstock items at great prices.

While lululemon’s “We Made Too Much” section gets updated weekly with new items, you’ll almost always find a pair of the coveted Align Pants or the form-fitting Wunder Under Tights at a great price. To make your search for the best lululemon leggings finds easier, we’ve rounded up the best ones you can shop for today. We will update this article regularly with the newest lululemon leggings finds from their "We Made Too Much" section as they come.

lululemon Align High-Rise Pant 28"

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Lululemon

We Made Too Much price: $39-$89 (was $128)

lululemon’s Align Pant is arguably the brand’s most popular line of leggings, so we weren’t too surprised when the Align High-Rise Pant turned out to be the best pair out of the 20+ pairs of lululemon leggings we tested. While it’s usually a pricey pair of leggings (and we think it’s durable and comfortable enough to warrant the price) today the leggings are available starting at $39 on the “We Made Too Much” section of lululemon’s site. 

When testing the Align Pants at home, our editor gave them a perfect score of 5 out of 5 for every key attribute we tested for—material, opacity, fit, hold, durability, and value. Our tester particularly liked how breathable these leggings are, and said that their Nulu fabric made this pair very easy to take on and off. “The fabric is soft, smooth, and lightweight. Although compressive, they are still breathable—a great choice for workouts,” she said.

The soft, Nulu material makes this pair feel like a second skin, and our tester liked that, despite the lack of intense compression, the waistband of these leggings never slipped, even during cardio workouts. After testing multiple lululemon leggings, we noted that this pair doesn’t offer as much compression as other options (like lululemon’s Wunder Train Tight, for instance), so it’s better suited for low-impact activities like yoga, Pilates, or LISS. And it’s the perfect pair of everyday leggings to wear while you’re lounging around the house or working from home.

We also love that these leggings come in 32 different colors and patterns, so you can choose the pair that best suits your style.

Rise: High | Length: 25”, 28”, 31” | Fabric: Nulu (nylon and Lycra elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

Wunder Train High-Rise Tight 25"

Wunder Train High-Rise Tight 25"

Lululemon

We Made Too Much price: $49-$79 (was $98-$118)

Unlike the Align Pant, which is better suited for lower-intensity exercise, lululemon’s Wunder Train High-Rise Tight is the perfect companion for strength-training workouts and HIIT workouts. The stay-put compression and sweat-wicking, durable fabric means these leggings typically cost a pretty penny, but today you can get them starting at $49. That’s quite a bargain for a pair of leggings that received a perfect score of 5 out of 5 for every attribute we tested for during our lululemon leggings test.

While testing, our editor loved that these leggings feature a waistband drawcord that keeps them in place throughout even high-intensity workouts. She also liked the sweat-wicking fabric, which comes in handy when you’re working hard at the gym, and the fact that these leggings remained opaque and are fully squat-proof. “For a strength training legging, you expect full opacity and that's what you get with the Wunder Train. They didn't sheer out during squats or deadlifts,” she said. Our editor opted to test the black version of these leggings, and she was pleased that they didn’t show any color or patterns underneath, even after multiple washes.

Rise: High | Length: 25”, 28” | Fabric: Everlux (nylon and Lycra elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

InStill High-Rise Tight 25"

InStill High-Rise Tight 25"

Lululemon

We Made Too Much price: $49-69 (was $128)

Some of lululemon’s pricier leggings, our tester found the InStill High-Rise Tights worth the price, thanks to their material, which offers the perfect combination of softness and compression. Plus, you can get them starting at $49 today, so it’s a win-win for both price and quality. 

When testing these leggings, our editor gave them a perfect score of 5 out of 5 for material, saying “the material is incredibly soft while also giving you confidence in the leggings' sturdiness. I put them on and immediately knew they wouldn't be see-through. They're just that good.”

Made with lululemon’s signature SmoothCover fabric—a combination of nylon and Lycra elastane—the InStill doesn’t quite offer the barely-there feel of the Align Pant, nor does it offer the suck-you-in compression of the Wunder Train; it offers the perfect middle ground. While it’s technically designed for yoga, we named it the most versatile pair out of all the lululemon leggings we tested. Our tester, an avid runner, said this pair would work well for running, too. “I know these pants are designed for yoga (according to lululemon’s website), but I can easily see myself going on a run in them because of their trustworthy hold,” she said.

Rise: High | Length: 25”, 28” | Fabric: SmoothCover (nylon, Lycra elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

Invigorate High-Rise Tight 25"

Invigorate High-Rise Tight 25"

Lululemon

We Made Too Much price: $49-$69 (was $128-$138)

lululemon’s Invigorate High-Rise Tight 25" has three things avid exercisers love—complete opacity, a continuous drawcard in the waistband that’ll ensure they stay put, and two side drop-in pockets. Plus, they're available starting at $49! When testing, our editor found these particularly good for resistance training, thanks to their thicker waistband that won’t slip or slide as you squat and jump, and the fact that they’re completely opaque—perfect for squatting in a crowded gym. “I tried these leggings in a navy color and they are completely opaque. I couldn't see any of the patterns or colors of the underwear when squatting,” said our tester.

This pair offers similar amounts of compression to the Wunder Train High-Rise Tight, so it’s a little too compressive for daily wear. But we do like that they can be machine-washed and dried, allowing you to more easily keep them clean so they’re ready for you every time you want to hit the squat rack. Our tester can attest to the fact that this pair is truly sweat-wicking, saying that it easily wicked sweat away during both her high-impact workouts and sweaty outdoor workouts. She did say that the material is thicker than other lululemon leggings she owns, so this pair is better suited for colder temps. 

Like the Align Pant, the Invigorate Tight comes in many different colors—we especially like this pink color to add some playfulness to your workouts. 

Rise: High | Length: 25”, 28” | Fabric: Everlux (nylon, Lycra elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

SenseKnit High-Rise Running Tight 28"

SenseKnit High-Rise Running Tight 28"

Lululemon

We Made Too Much price: $119-$129 (was $168)

Whether you’re a frequent runner or just starting, lululemon’s SenseKnit High-Rise Tight is the perfect pair of leggings to add to your running arsenal. After testing over 20 pairs of lululemon leggings, we identified this pair as one of the best options for runners. Since this pair is super technical with all the features a runner needs most—like a continuous drawcord, reflective details, and side fold-over pockets—it typically comes at a price, which we think is well-warranted for the quality. But today you can get these leggings starting at $119!

Although these leggings offer enough compression to stay put while jogging and sprinting, our tester found that they still offer some of the soft, second-skin-like feel that you get with the Align Pant. “The material feels buttery soft. It was like slipping into a second skin,” our tester said. She also appreciated the opaqueness of the pants, saying that she tested a lighter color and they were never see-through, even while squatting in broad daylight with darker-colored underwear.

Rise: High | Length: 28” | Fabric: SenseKnit (nylon, elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

Base Pace High-Rise Tight 25"

Base Pace High-Rise Tight 25" Two-Tone RibbedBase Pace High-Rise Tight 25" Two-Tone Ribbed

Lululemon

We Made Too Much price: $69 (was $118)

Another perfect pick for running and other high-intensity activities, the Base Pace High-Rise Tight is made of Nulux fabric, which is very supportive, lightweight, and quick-drying. This pair is available starting at $69 today, so you can get an even better bang for your buck, though our editor who tested these leggings at home thinks they’re well worth their full price. “This is a fair, reasonable price for workout leggings that are extremely durable and can be worn in many seasons,” she said about the pair’s original price point.

Our tester, a postpartum mother, appreciated how secure she felt in these leggings, scoring them a 5 out of 5 for our hold attribute. She liked that the leggings offer light compression and stability, while still being lightweight enough for outdoor exercise in warmer weather. We also found that these leggings are particularly sweat-wicking, a testament to the breathability of their Nulux fabric. 

Offering more compression than Nulu fabric, these leggings won’t be as soft and stretchy as a pair like the Align Pant, so they’re not great for all-day wear or lower-impact activities like yoga or Pilates. While our tester found these great for running and resistance training, she cautioned that they “may not be as comfortable material-wise for other activites, such as everyday errands or lounging.”

Runners will appreciate this pair’s hidden back pocket and continuous drawcord.

Rise: High | Length: 25" | Fabric: Nulux (nylon and elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

Swift Speed High-Rise Tight 28"

Swift Speed High-Rise Tight 28"

Lululemon

We Made Too Much price: $49-$99 (was $128)

lululemon’s Swift Speed High-Rise Tight is known for its technical features aimed at runners. With multiple pockets (including a zippered back pocket to store valuables), reflective details along the pant leg, no inseam for a chafe-free fit, and a continuous drawcord for a secure hold, these tights are a runner’s dream. Even better: you can get them starting at $49 today.

Made of compressive Luxtreme fabric, the Swift Speed Tight offers similar compression to the Wunder Train High-Rise Tight, but since the former features three pockets, while the Wunder Train only has one small pocket, we think these are better for running. 

When testing the Swift Speed Tights, our tester raved about the pair’s continuous drawstring, saying “it worked like magic.” She only docked a half point from the leggings’ otherwise perfect rating for hold, because she did have to tighten the drawstring from time to time during a long workout. But overall, our tester found these fit well, scoring them a perfect 5 out of 5 for fit.

Like other pants on our list, these come in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can stock up on your favorites.

Rise: High | Length: 28” | Fabric: Luxtreme (nylon and Lycra elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

Power Thru High-Rise Tight 25"

Power Thru High-Rise Tight 25"

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We Made Too Much price: $49-$69 (was $128)

Made with abrasion-resistant fabric, the Power Thru High-Rise is one of lululemon's toughest pair of leggings yet, perfect for high-impact training. We love that the leggings have side drop-in pockets and a continuous drawcord to help them stay in place. We also like that they come in a bunch of different colors and patterns, so you can find a pair that suits your style. Plus, with the two inseam lengths and a wide range of sizes, they fit most bodies comfortably.

Both sweat-wicking and quick-drying, these leggings can take a serious beating. Plus, they're made with four-way stretch fabric, so they stay put without constricting and should be fully squat-proof. Unlike some lulu fabrics, this one is durable enough to withstand the washing machine and even the drier on low, making this pair easy to care for.

Rise: High | Length: 25”, 28" | Fabric: Abrasion-Resistant Fabric | Sizes: 0-20

Align High-Rise Pant with Pockets 25"

lululemon Align™ High-Rise Pant with Pockets 25"

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We Made Too Much price: $59-$99 (was $128-$138)

Made of the same buttery-soft Nulu fabric as the classic Align High-Rise Pant 28", these have the added benefit of featuring pockets. With both side drop-in pockets and a back drop-in pocket to hold all your valuables, these are great for everyday wear. They're also perfect for an on-the-go yoga class or other low-impact workouts.

We love the 25-inch inseam length and lightweight, breathable fabric that makes these leggings great for sweaty days. And for added convenience, these can also be machine-washed and dried in the dryer on low. They come in various colors and patterns, so you can find a style that fits you best.

Rise: High | Length: 25” | Fabric: Nulu (nylon and Lycra elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

All the Right Places Crop 23”

All the Right Places High-Rise Drawcord Waist Crop 23”

Lululemon

We Made Too Much price: $79 (was $118)

If you’re looking to stock up on cropped leggings for the spring, you’ll want to take advantage of the current $79 price on these All The Right Places Crop leggings. When testing these leggings at home, our tester gave these a perfect score of 5 out of 5 for fit. “The perfect length! I have a long waist and they fit me perfectly, no bunching or camel toe,” she said. 

Flexible yet supportive, these leggings are made of lululemon’s signature Luxtreme fabric, just like the Swift Speed Tights, and are also best suited for running and training. 

Our tester found the All the Right Places Crop to be sweat-wicking, leaving her feeling cool and dry, even after a sweaty workout in a hot room. “They are the perfect material for activities like spinning and yoga, when I am stretching and moving around a lot,” she said.

We also love that these crops feature three pockets—two side drop-in pockets and a back drop-in pocket. While this makes them great for runners, we still think the Swift Speed High-Rise Tight is better for runs because it features a zippered back pocket to more securely stash valuables. This pair might be better suited for high-intensity training.

Rise: High | Length: 23” | Fabric: Luxtreme (nylon and Lycra elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

Groove Super-High-Rise Crop 23"

Groove Super-High-Rise Crop 23" Nulu

Lululemon

We Made Too Much price: $79-$89 (was $118)

Looking to add some flair to your leggings collection? Groove’s Super-High-Rise Crops add a fun flare to your workout wardrobe and are available starting at $79 today. These crops are made with the same cozy, second-skin-like fabric as the Align Pant, and are therefore best suited for low-impact activities like yoga and walking. Since these feature stylish flared pant legs and come in seven staple colors, they’re also a great option for running errands or working from home. Our tester even wore these for 12 hours straight on two long train rides and said they felt “unbelievably soft and silky” the whole time. 

Our tester also gave these a perfect score of 5 out of 5 for material, opacity, fit, and value, saying that, although they’re on the pricier side, she’d still be willing to pay the full price and is already thinking about “grabbing another pair in a different color.” 

High-rise lovers will also appreciate that these pants are super-high-rise, hitting well above the belly button for a flattering look and secure hold. We also like that these crops come with a back drop-in pocket. Not the most compressive pair, you’ll want to opt for another legging, like Wunder Train’s High-Rise Tight, if you’re looking for an option better suited for high-impact exercise.

Rise: Super High | Length: 23” | Fabric: Nulu (nylon, Lycra elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

lululemon Align Scalloped Hem High-Rise Crop 23"

lululemon Align™ Scalloped Hem High-Rise Crop 23"

Lululemon

We Made Too Much price: $59-$69 (was $108)

Made for low-impact activities, lululemon’s Align Scalloped Hem High-Rise Crops feature a scalloped pant leg, making them stand out from your regular yoga wardrobe. Plus, they’re available starting at $59 right now, making the price point more attainable, so you can stock up on more than one pair! 

While testing these crops at home, our tester scored them a 5 out of 5 for material, saying that their Nulu fabric felt “soft and super smooth.” These are made of the same material as the Align High-Rise Pant, but our tester noted that the Scalloped Crops felt slightly thicker than other lululemon leggings she’s tried. But she said that this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, because they felt sturdier than other pairs, and liked that the scalloped pant leg never curled up. 

Our tester also scored these a perfect 5 out of 5 for fit, opacity, and hold, saying that these crops are fully squat-proof, fit her perfectly, and that the waistband didn’t budge the whole time she was wearing them.

We like that these crops feature a hidden pocket in the waistband for valuables and that they come in seven staple colors and patterns.

Rise: High | Length: 23” | Fabric: Nulu (nylon, Lycra elastane) | Sizes: 0-20

What You Should Know About lululemon "Sales"

While lululemon never promotes their markdowns as actual “sales,” they do offer year-round finds at special prices as a part of their “We Made Too Much” section on their website.

The “We Made Too Much” section often includes some of the brand’s most sought-after leggings (like the Align Pant and the Wunder Train Tight), although typically in less-popular colors and sizes. During big events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can expect specials on even more lululemon products—even more popular leggings that are rarely available at special prices.

The “We Made Too Much” section of lululemon’s website restocks weekly, every Thursday morning around 11 a.m. ET, with new finds. We will keep this page up to date, so check back every week for the newest finds on your favorite lululemon leggings.

Why Are lululemon Leggings So Expensive?

lululemon leggings are more expensive than many others on the market, but after testing more than 20 pairs at home, our editors can confidently say that the brand’s tights are well worth their higher price point.

Most lululemon leggings cost a pretty penny, between $98-$168. But, in the “We Made Too Much” section of the brand’s website, the price range is typically closer to $49-$84,

While cheaper leggings are often made of a Polyester/Spandex blend that’s often see-through and doesn’t hold up in the wash, lululemon’s leggings are made of quality fabric that lasts for years and is actually comfortable. Think of the higher price of lululemon leggings as an investment, since they last for many years and through many washes. Plus, we love that they stay put when you work out and allow for a full range of motion, so you don’t have to interrupt your workout by constantly tugging on them and willing them to stay put.

What to Look For in lululemon Leggings

Legging Fabric

lululemon leggings are made of seven primary fabrics—Luon, Luxtreme, Everlux, Nulu, Nulux,  SmoothCover, and SenseKnit—each of which has a slightly different feel and compression level. When picking the best lululemon leggings for you, look for a pair with fabric that is best suited for the type of activity you’re planning on wearing them for the most, as well as the type of fit you prefer when it comes to leggings. 

Our list of the best lululemon leggings finds has pairs made of a range of fabrics, so pay attention to the fabric of the pair you’re eyeing before making a purchase. lululemon’s coveted Align Pant, for example, is made of the brand’s signature Nulu fabric, which is known for its “barely there” feel and is best suited for low-impact activities like yoga. Whereas higher compression pairs on our list, like the Wunder Train High-Rise Tight and the Invigorate High-Rise Tight, are made of lululemon’s signature Everlux material, which sucks you in more and is super sweat-wicking, perfect for intense training.

Legging Length

Most lululemon leggings come in more than one inseam length option, which means each pair can typically fit exercisers of all heights—just pick the inseam length that suits you best (although, it’s important to note that not all inseam lengths will always be on sale for a specific legging).

The inseam length is the length of a pant leg spanning from your crotch down to the bottom of your leg. Most lululemon leggings come in inseam lengths from 25-31 inches. Make sure you determine how long you want your inseam to be before making a purchase, based on your height and where you want the leggings to hit on your legs.

Legging Rise

The rise of a pair of leggings will determine where its waistband will sit on your waist. High-rise leggings typically sit just above your belly button, mid-rise leggings typically hit just below or on your belly button (depending on how tall you are and your anatomy), and super high-rise leggings hit well above your belly button, covering it completely. 

Most lululemon leggings are high-rise, but there are a few mid-rise and super-high-rise options available. Determine the rise of the waistband that suits you best before deciding on a pair.

Legging Sizes and Fit

Most lululemon leggings come in a range of sizes—typically from a size 0-20. Customers say the brand’s leggings typically run true to size, and if you’re not sure what size you are, you can take advantage of lululemon’s handy size chart. If you need further assistance, you can even schedule a live chat or video call with one of the brand’s Virtual Educators to get more information and recommendations about lululemon’s sizing.

Remember, leggings that are too tight will feel constrictive and won’t allow for full range of motion. They’ll also often appear sheer in areas like the thighs and butt, especially when you perform movements like squats. Leggings that are too big pose their own challenges—the waistband will likely be too loose and fall down as you’re exercising, which will distract from your workout.

Why Trust Verywell Fit

Isabella Broggini, NASM-CPT, is a lifestyle and health writer and senior commerce editor for Verywell Fit. She's a NASM-certified personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist, and former Equinox personal trainer. When she’s not in the office, Isabella practically lives in leggings. She favors lululemon leggings for their comfortable fit, technical functionality, and durability. Isabella has tested multiple pairs of lululemon leggings at home, with the SenseKnit High-Rise Running Tight being her favorite for runs and high-intensity training.