The Best Yoga Pants in Australia for 2021

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Author: April Edwards

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One of the most versatile items of clothing any woman can own is yoga pants. They are comfortable, breathable, stylish and you can use them for a variety of activities including yoga. What’s not to like?

Yoga pants have become increasingly popular in the last few years, which means that there is an abundance of choice out there. However, it can become overwhelming to find that perfect pair of pants that suit your specific needs.

This is why we’ve created this guide to help you select the best pair of yoga pants. After the summary table below you will read about the key elements you should consider when buying yoga pants, followed by reviews of five of the best yoga pants on the market. 


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PRODUCT
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OUR #1 RATED

LORNA JANE CRUNCH TIME CORE

  • Breathable
  • High Waist
  • Not see-through
  • Can be used for high impact


D+K PACE TIGHT

  • Quick Dry
  • Breathable
  • High Waist
  • 2 Large pockets on each side


LULULEMON WUNDER UNDER CROPS

  • Breathable
  • Moulds to body
  • High waist
  • One pocket in waistline
  • Many colours available


DHARMA BUMS High Waisted Wonder Luxe

  • Suitable for intense activities including squats
  • Higher waist with more support
  • Ethically made


LULULEMON ALIGN PANT NULU

  • High Waist
  • Pocket in waistband
  • Multiple colours (9)
  • Sweat Wicking

How to choose Your Yoga Pants

1)Type of Fabric

Most yoga pants out there will either be made of synthetic materials, cotton or a blend of both.

Synthetic materials such as spandex and polyester are typically more breathable and they dry quicker. This is great for any type of yoga that requires more cardio as well as hot yoga.

Cotton pants tend to be softer to the touch and don’t bunch up as much, but are not as breathable. This type of fabric could be an option for a more mellow class such as a yin, hatha or meditation focused class. 

2) Waistband

The last thing you want to be doing is focusing on pulling your pants up throughout your yoga class. If there’s one thing you shouldn’t compromise on, it’s the waistband. All yoga pants in this guide have a high waist which will make your practice more comfortable and worry free.

3) Pockets

Decide if you would like to have this feature on your next pair of yoga pants. It’s not essential, but it can come in handy. We made sure that the pants with pockets in this guide had easily disguisable and not too bulky ones.

4) Style

Leggings, capris or pants are generally the options when it comes to yoga bottoms. If you’re practicing a more intense yoga style it’s usually better to go for capris or leggings that are breathable.

Pants are usually more flared at the bottom, and can be suitable for a more mellow practice as they are less breathable. Overall, capris or leggings are usually more versatile and appropriate for many types of yoga.

Remember that everyone is different, and as a result there is not a one size fits all pair of pants. In the next part of this guide, you will find a review of five pairs of yoga pants with different features. This will help you make a choice based on your specific needs.


YOGA PANT reviews

#1 Lorna Jane Crunch Time Core ⅞ Tight

TOP PICK

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The Crunch Time Core leggings by Lorna Jane were designed with a NOTHING TO SEE HERE fabric. Basically, this means they will not be see-through when the light hits them which is often a big concern.
They are great for yoga as they are breathable and high waisted, but can also be used for high impact cardio and gym activities.

Pros
  • Breathable
  • High Waist
  • Not see-through
  • Can be used for high impact                    
cons
  • No pockets                                                 

#2 D+K Pace Tight Grey

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These ⅞ length leggings are perfect for yoga. They are made partly of Supplex which is a breathable and quick drying synthetic material.

The bottom part is Mesh which adds to the breathable aspect and will keep you cool during intense yoga classes. They have a high waist as well as two large pockets on either side for whatever extra trinket you need to bring along.

These leggings are designed mostly for yoga and pilates and the mesh part might be more fragile if you undergo a more intense high impact activity. They are also only available in grey which is a color that might show the sweat marks a little more.

Pros
  • Quick Dry
  • Breathable
  • High Waist
  • 2 Large pockets on each side               
cons
  • Mesh bottom part can be more fragile
  • Grey colour can make sweat more apparent 

#3 Lululemon Wunder Under Crops Hi-Rise

This great pair of capris from Lululemon were specifically designed for yoga. They are made of Lycra material (a type of Spandex) which allows them to feel breathable but also to mold to the shape of your body.

The waistband is high and offers support without being too tight. There is also a hidden pocket in the waistband and they are available in three colours (grey, white and black). These do not have any mesh lining and might feel more thick as a result.

Pros
  • Breathable
  • Moulds to body
  • High waist
  • One pocket in waistline
  • Many colours available                                   
cons
  • Thicker than other options                                

#4 Dharma Bums HIGH WAISTED WONDER LUXE Yoga Legging

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Get your best yoga self on with these full length leggings by Dharma Bums. Combing a luxurious fit and feel with yoga and gym-proof functionality, these will be your new favourite.

Suitable for both casual and high-intensity use, these Dharma Bums pants are also ethically made.

Pros
  • Suitable for intense activities including squats
  • Higher waist with more support
  • Ethically made                                              
cons
  • Waistline might feel more restrictive
  • No pockets

#5 Lululemon Align Pant Nulu

Lululemon designed these high waisted pants in 9 different colors. You will feel like you take take on any pose in these leggings as they are lightweight and the Nulu fabric will keep the sweat to a minimum. They also have a pocket in the waistband to store a card or your keys.

These leggings are full length and have apparent seems which may not suit everyone.

Pros
  • High Waist
  • Pocket in waistband
  • Multiple colours (9)
  • Sweat Wicking                                         
cons
  • Seem is very apparent                            

verdict

Although all these pants are great for yoga, our top pick is the Lorna Jane Crunch Time Core ⅞ Tight. It’s light, breathable, and versatile as it can also be used for more high impact activities.

The best value would be the Dharma Bums Sanctuary High Waist Printed Yoga Legging - Full Length leggings as they have a really original design but are also ethically made for a reasonable price.

Hopefully this guide will help you chose the perfect yoga pants for your needs. After all, Yoga is supposed to help relieve some stress, not to create more with an array of pants. Namaste!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

April Edwards

Physiotherapist


April is a physiotherapist that specialises in sports injuries and loves helping people to get moving. Some of her favourite sports include running and yoga.

When she’s not out doing those, she’s thinking of her next trip somewhere around the globe.

April also loves writing in her free time and sharing her knowledge and adventures through her blog www.thelivenowplan.com.