Lululemon Align Alternatives – The Best Leggings on Amazon

Lululemon Align Alternatives – The Best Leggings on Amazon

Lululemon Align alternatives – The best leggings on Amazon

If you read my “Top 5 Favorite leggings” post, you already know that Lululemon’s Align leggings are my favorite leggings for lounge and yoga.

Align leggings are a very popular product. In fact, they have a bit of a cult following. They are known for being super comfortable, flattering, and ultra soft. I’m personally a big fan. I love the soft fabric, the barely-there feeling, and lack of compression.

But Aligns have one serious flaw: They are delicate. Some might even say fragile.

As you will see in the reviews on the Lululemon site, the main complaint about Aligns is the pilling and quick-showing signs of wear.  While Lululemon makes it clear that this garment should only be used for yoga or similar light activities, Aligns are too comfortable not to wear everywhere and for everything.

Understandably, many of my fellow fitness enthusiasts don’t want to pay the premium price tag for leggings that aren’t built to withstand reasonable, everyday wear and tear.

Lucky for you, I am basically addicted to testing activewear, and I have made it my personal mission in life to find pieces with the perfect blend of high quality and affordability. Lucky for me, there are some great brands on Amazon that are selling Align legging alternatives that are either similar in style or similar in functionality.

After lots of trial and error, here are my top picks!

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Lululemon Align Legging Alternatives

HeyNuts (formerly Hawthorn Athletic) Essential Workout Leggings

Similar to Lululemon Align Leggings

  • Seamless waistband
  • Available in 25″ and 28″ length
  • Buttery soft, brushed, soft fabric
  • Similar colors (like grey sage, for example)
  • High-rise
  • Hidden key pocket in the waistband

 

Shoppycat review notes
  • Wow, these are some of the best leggings I’ve tested! If you want a classic design, buttery soft fabric, and a flattering fit, definitely give these ones a try.
  • As far as sizing, I found this to run a bit snug. If you like a lot of compression, then it’s right up your alley. If you don’t want a lot of compression and prefer that naked feeling (like the Lululemon Aligns), then I suggest sizing up. 
  • They are available in a 7/8 length, as well as full length.
  • The waistband is comfortable, with some compression (more than Aligns, in my opinion). 
  • I think the color selection is gorgeous, and they have some shades that I haven’t seen from other activewear brands (for ex: the “carbon dust” color way is unique).
  • The fabric content of the Hawthorn Athletics legging is 70% Nylon, 30% Spandex.
  • The fabric content of the Lululemon Align is Nulu, 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra.

Note: Spandex, Lycra, and elastane are interchangeable terms but mean the same thing. The different names are used depending on the country that manufactures it (or the brand’s preference in labeling).

Colorfulkoala Brushed Buttery Soft High Waisted Leggings

This legging is similar in style to the Lululemon Align II in 25″ length.

  • Seamless waistband
  • 25 and 28″ length available
  • Brushed, soft fabric
  • High-rise
Shoppycat review notes
  • These are my personal favorite legging available on Amazon! They’re so good! 
  • These are different than the Colorfulkoala Buttery Soft leggings, which are also a popular item. However they have a smoother exterior than the brushed version.
  • Some colors pilled more than others. My black pair has had the worst pilling. The red pairs have the least.
  • Sizing was a bit inconsistent (some colors ran smaller than others).
  • A great piece for yoga, lounging, or light activities, but doesn’t breathe as well as other leggings during super sweaty cardio workouts.
  • The fabric content of the Colorfulkoala legging is 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex.
  • The fabric content of the Lululemon Align is Nulu, 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra.

Note: Spandex, Lycra, and elastane are interchangeable terms but mean the same thing. The different names are used depending on the country that manufactures it (or the brand’s preference in labeling).

CRZ Yoga Naked Feeling Legging 25"

This legging is similar in style to the original Lululemon Align legging (the one with double seam in the front).

  • Seamless waistband
  • 25″ length
  • Brushed, soft fabric
  • High-rise
  • Hidden key pocket
Shoppycat review notes
  • Runs small, you might want to consider sizing up (unless you like a lot of compression).
  • Smoother texture than Aligns.
  • These come in a lot of colors and patterns.
  • Some sizes or colors are out of stock temporarily, but are likely to come back in stock.
  • These are an Amazon’s Choice product.
  • These are super popular, but I just don’t like them as much as Colorfulkoala, HeyNuts, or Yogalicious. However I still think they’re a great product and worth a try.
  • The fabric content of the CRZ Yoga legging is 71% Polyamide, 29% Spandex.
  • The fabric content of the Lululemon Align is Nulu, 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra.

Note: Spandex, Lycra, and elastane are interchangeable terms but mean the same thing. The different names are used depending on the country that manufactures it (or the brand’s preference in labeling).

Colorfulkoala Women's High Waisted Pattern Leggings Full-Length Yoga Pants

Lululemon Align legging alternative
  • Seamless waistband
  • 28″ length
  • Buttery soft fabric
  • High-rise
  • Some patterns are similar to Align patterns
Shoppycat review notes:
  • Compared to the brushed Colorfulkoala leggings on this list, the fabric of these is smoother. It is more like  Colorfulkoala Buttery Soft leggings, which are also a popular item.
  • Has a smoother exterior than Lululemon Aligns.
  • Some sizes or colors are out of stock temporarily, but are likely to come back in stock.
  • The fabric content of the Colorfulkoala legging is 75% Polyester, 25% Spandex.
  • The fabric content of the Lululemon Align is Nulu, 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra.

Note: Spandex, Lycra, and elastane are interchangeable terms but mean the same thing. The different names are used depending on the country that manufactures it (or the brand’s preference in labeling).

Yogalicious High Waist Ultra Soft Lightweight Leggings - High Rise Yoga Pants

  • 28″ length
  • Buttery soft fabric
  • High-rise
Reviewer notes
  • This is the one only one on the list that does NOT have a seamless waistband. It has an elastic band at the top of the waistband. UPDATE: Yogalicious started making it without the elastic band! 
  • This is an amazingly awesome product (one of my favs). It would be higher on the list if it was not always out of stock. 
  • The Yogalicious listing on Amazon has leggings with 2 different Yogalicious fabrics: Nude Tech and Lux. The Nude Tech fabric is the one that is most similar to Lululemon Align.
  • These are an Amazon best seller. However there may be differences in fabric, depending on which color you purchase.
  • Can also be found at TJMaxx, Marshall’s, or Sierra Trading Post.
  • The fabric content of the Yogalicious legging is Nude Tech (exact components not available)
  • The fabric content of the Lululemon Align is Nulu, 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra.

Note: Spandex, Lycra, and elastane are interchangeable terms but mean the same thing. The different names are used depending on the country that manufactures it (or the brand’s preference in labeling).

Final Round-up: Lululemon Align Legging Alternatives

These legging options all have simple seams and buttery-soft fabric. My personal favorites are the Colorfulkoala and HeyNuts/Hawthorn Athletic leggings, but you can’t go wrong with any of these brands. Most of the options also have a seamless waistband (no elastic). The Yogalicious leggings are the only ones with an elastic in the waistband. However the fabric on the Yogalicious is very nice, so if the elastic waistband doesn’t bother you, I definitely recommend you give them a try!

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