The best affordable Athleta alternatives for leggings, joggers, and sweatshirts
If you’re looking for affordable Athleta alternatives, you’ve come to the right place!
I love Athleta, but I also love getting a great deal on a similar product. In this post, I’ll share some of the best affordable options that I’ve found, and they are all available on Amazon.
Even if you love Athleta like I do, here are some key reasons to consider the more alternatives:
- You don’t want to spend as much money. These pieces have a similar style but are more affordable.
- There are certain occasions when you want a specific look, but you don’t want to damage your actual high-end activewear items.
- You may want more colors.
- Athleta items are often sold out or discontinued. I love Athleta, but they keep discontinuing my favorite styles! (For ex: Chaturanga leggings, Metro leggings, Chi tops). In fact, I first discovered the brand CRZ Yoga because I was searching for a replacement for the Athleta Aspire pant.
As a reminder, these products are NOT counterfeit items. These are simply similar items that are (usually) available at a lower price point. Shoppycat does NOT endorse, promote, or link to any counterfeit products or illegal copies of trademarked products.
Ok let’s see the products!
The best of the best
New in late 2023, the Colorfulkoala Dreamlux collection has the BEST Salutation lookalike that I’ve found.
Similar to Salutation Leggings and Elation Leggings
Note: Salutation and Elation leggings are very similar, but one has pockets.
- Colorfulkoala Dreamlux High-Waisted Leggings (my top pick)
- CRZ YOGA Women’s Butter Luxe Yoga Leggings – High Waisted Workout Leggings Buttery Soft Yoga Pants (read in-depth review and comparison)
- CRZ Yoga Naked Feeling Legging 25″
- CRZ Yoga Naked Feeling Legging 28″
- CRZ Yoga Matte Brushed Light Fleece Legging 25″
- CRZ Yoga Matte Brushed Light Fleece Legging 28″ with pockets
- Colorfulkoala Dreamlux High-Waisted Workout Leggins 25″ and 28″
- Colorfulkoala Brushed Buttery Soft High Waisted Leggings Full Length
- Colorfulkoala Brushed Buttery Soft High Waisted Leggings 7/8
- Yogalicious High Waist Ultra Soft Legging (Nude Tech is most like Lululemon Aligns)
- Yogalicious Lux High Waist Elastic Free Ankle Legging
- HeyNuts Essential Full Length Yoga Leggings
- HeyNuts Pure&Plain High-Waist Workout Leggings
- Lavento All Day Soft Yoga Leggings
- Yunago Women’s Ultra Soft High Waisted Seamless Leggings
Athleta Alternatives: Similar to Salutation Jogger
If you seek a cheaper version of Salutation joggers, there are tons of options on Amazon! This is likely because Athleta’s Salutation joggers are very similar to Luluemon Align joggers, which are frequently an inspiration for other brand designs. These options all have a similar cut and style, but there are many different fabric options. My personal favorite joggers are the Colorfulkoala joggers. They are buttery soft, with a matte and slightly brushed fabric. However if you prefer more of a slick fabric, check out the pair by the Gym People. The slick fabric makes them less prone to attracting lint, fuzz, or pet hair!
- TOKY High Waist Yoga Joggers for Womens
- AJISAI Women’s High Waisted Joggers with Pockets
- Southfeel High Waist Yoga Joggers
- Poshdivah Joggers
- DIBAOLONG High Waist Active Workout Joggers
- Colorfulkoala Women’s High Waisted Fitted Joggers
- LEINIDINA Women’s Jogger Pants High Waisted Sweatpants
- Wjustforu Joggers for Women
- MOVE BEYOND Buttery Soft Women’s Joggers Pants
- Mesily Women’s Athletic Joggers High Waist Sweatpant
- THE GYM PEOPLE Women’s Joggers Pants
- Dragon Fit Joggers for Women with Pockets
- Promover Womens Yoga Joggers with Pockets
- Ritiriko Women’s Joggers with Pockets
- Oalka Women’s Joggers
Athleta Alternatives: Similar to Athleta City Pant
CRZ Yoga’s Feathery-Fit fabric (88% Polyester, 12% Spandex) is extremely close to Athleta’s Featherweight Stretch fabric (also Polyester/Spandex). Most of the available options in 2021 are based off Athleta styles from a few years ago. Still on the lookout for an affordable alternative for the Skyline or Brooklyn pants.
Athleta Alternatives: Similar to City Jogger
Athleta Alternatives: Similar to Lined City Jogger
Athleta Alternatives: Similar to Aspire Pant
Athleta Alternatives: Similar to Chelsea Cargo Pant
These two options are similar to the Chelsea pant but with a few differences in features. I’ll note these differences below, but note that the fabric and overall aesthetic makes them great options.
- CRZ Yoga Quick Dry Joggers with Pockets (like Athleta Chelsea but with cuffed ankles like a jogger)
- CRZ Yoga 7/8 Cargo Joggers with Pockets (like Athleta Chelsea but with a drawstring at the waist)
Athleta Alternatives: Similar to Criss Cross Sweatshirt
- Amazon Essentials Women’s Studio Terry Long-Sleeve Cross-Front Sweatshirt
- Danskin Women’s Crisscross Tunic
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