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14 Pairs of Fleece-Lined Leggings That Are the Equivalent of a Warm Hug

Allie Flinn

Photo: Getty/ Zachary Miller
My "hasn't recently lived anywhere that drops below 60 degrees" is showing, but I didn't know that fleece leggings were a thing until it was brought up on our company Slack. Thank goodness that conversation happened when it did, because shortly after that the mornings and nights here in Los Angeles got really cold. (I know there were a lot of eye rolls at that, but one of my best friends is Canadian and she said to tell people that she even thought it was cold. So there.) Fleece leggings are a great way to stay warm while running, doing yoga, or just lounging—they're pretty much the perfect article of clothing for cold weather, IMHO.

Behold, 14 of the best fleece leggings from brands like Athleta, Halara, and more. They rival a warm hug—as long as you've completely forgotten what human touch feels like, like I have.

The best fleece leggings you won't want to take off

1. Lululemon, Wunder Lounge Super High-Rise Tight 28" — $98.00

Experiencing the crushing psychological weight of being alive is more bearable when you’re snug in these ultra-soft leggings.

2. Aerie, Offline Warmup Drawcord Legging — $30.00

My long-time crush texted me “brrr” recently as an opening line, and it’s embarrassing on multiple levels how quickly I responded. But I did not actually feel “omgggg I know, it’s freezing [snowflake emoji]” because I was wearing these cozy leggings when he texted.

Halara Fleece Lined Leggings
Photo: Halara
3. Halara, High Rise Full Length Fleece Lined Leggings — $50.00

The leggings for when you need to run away from the consequences of your actions, but it’s freezing outside.

4. Uniqlo, Heattech Pile-Lined Leggings — $20.00

These leggings are like the equivalent of shoving a bunch of hand warmers down your pants. Just note that they’re designed to be worn under other clothing as a base layer, so they can be a little sheer.

5. A New Day, Women's High-Waist Cotton Seamless Fleece Lined Leggings — $18.00

Sometimes thick leggings lack the stretchiness that makes other leggings so comfortable, but not these—they’re thick and stretchy, kind of like wearing a sweatshirt on your legs.

Brooks Momentum Thermal Tight
Photo: Fleet Feet
6. Brooks Momentum Thermal Tight — $95.00

I see myself wearing these ultra warm and sweat-wicking leggings as I finish a marathon and fall into my loving boyfriend’s arms. This, of course, only exists in my mind as I will not be completing a marathon any time soon and do not have a boyfriend. Nonetheless, I want these leggings for a brisk fall jog.

7. Athleta Altitude Tight in Polartec Power Stretch, — $98.00

When the temperatures drop I basically turn into a sentient weighted blanket, but if you still like to be active outside these leggings are great for things like hiking.

8. 90 Degree by Reflex, High Waist Fleece-Lined Leggings — $26.00

If you feel like you’re gonna catch a cold from the ice inside your soul, you could probably use these.

9. Beyond Yoga, Cozy Fleece Foldover Long Sweatpant — $99.00

While not technically leggings, these sweats are included because the slim-fit and cozy fleece make them perfect for the times when you want to wear leggings but you don’t want to go through the process of actually putting them on. For instance, if you’ve just gotten out of the shower and have slathered your legs in body lotion.

10. Backcountry, Frary Fleece Tight — $125.00

Next time you venture out into the chilly great outdoors, slip into these fleece-lined tights, first. Warm and toasty, they’re bound to keep you comfy on fall hikes, winter jogs, and more.

11. Bellelily, Winter Thickened Warm Fleece Lined Leggins — $33.00

I mean, just look at these things—there’s no way you can’t be cozy in them. Be warned: once you put them on, you won’t want to wear anything else again.

The best fleece leggings for maternity to live in, too

12. PinkBlush, Fleece Lined Maternity Leggings — $48.00

Your fave fleece-lined leggings but with a higher belly for added support. So you and baby can chill in comfort.

13. Motherhood Maternity, Fleece Over The Belly Maternity Leggings — $30.00

Ditch your pants and snag these bad boys instead. With an ultra-stretchy waistband, there’s no digging on rolling over—they stay in place, while keeping you roasty toasty.

14. Beyond Yoga, Cozy Fleece Fold Over Maternity Sweatpants — $110.00

Once again, not technically leggings, but pretty damn close (and just as comfortable). They’re luxuriously fleece-y, perfect for stay warm during a winter pregnancy when regular pants won’t cut it.

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