Best: bang for your buck
These fast-drying tights are also made with partially recycled materials and feature a mesh pocket and wide ribbing for a comfortable and flexible fit.
H&M Conscious Sports Tights, $30, hm.com.
Best: I could get away with wearing these to work
These leather-look leggings don't come cheap, but they're a favourite for a reason. The faux-leather finish looks luxe, but it's comfortable, stretchy and a top seller. Paired with a shirtdress and a blazer and these would fit right in at the office too.
Wilfred Free for Aritzia Daria Pant, $135, aritzia.com.
Best: budget compression
If you tend to favour compression tights—which help with circulation and muscle recovery—these are a great, affordable pick. They won't chaff, are moisture-wicking and made up of quick-dry compression jersey.
Old Navy High Rise 7/8 Length Compression Leggings, $35, oldnavy.ca.