These warm workout leggings will make your body think it's spring

Korin Miller

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Warm workout tights are a must-have for exercising during the winter. (Photos: Zappos, Zappos, Reebok)

Finding the motivation to work out can be tricky on the best of days. Trying to do it outside in the winter can be a serious roadblock. That’s especially true if you end up freezing your way through your outdoor workouts wearing the wrong gear.

Clearly, throwing on a thick jacket and hat will help keep your upper half toasty, but tights are a different story. You can’t always tell at first glance which will keep you warm and which will leave you with frozen stems. We found the best cold-weather workout tights, so you can stay focused and warm outside no matter what Mother Nature throws at you this winter.

Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Legging

Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Legging (Photo: Zappos)

Under Armour is practically synonymous with “super warm,” so it’s no surprise that their HeatGear leggings are huge with outdoor workout fans. The material is deceptively light, and helps keep you cozy without weighing you down. It also wicks away sweat and dries quickly, just in case you happen to encounter a snow bank or two on your run. An added bonus: the leggings hit a little high on the hips to help smooth out your midsection.

Shop It: Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Armour Legging, $45,

The North Face Winter Warm High-Rise Tights

Winter Warm High-Rise Tights. (Photo: Zappos)

If coziness is huge on your list of tights requirements, these are a must-have. These leggings have brushed-back fleece that feels amazing to touch and works to keep you warm. They also have North Face’s FlashDry technology to wick away moisture when you sweat. And, for those looking for support and lift in the mid-section area, the leggings come with a high-rise waistband.

Shop It: The North Face Winter Warm Mid-Rise Tights, $85,

Nike Pro HyperWarm Velour Tights

Nike Pro HyperWarm Velour Tights. (Photo: Nordstrom)

Sleek and stylish, these classic black leggings have a mid-rise waistband that’s tilted up in back for full coverage when you bend and move. Thanks to Nike’s HyperWarm technology, these leggings help you stay warm without risk of overheating.

Shop it: Nike Pro HyperWarm Velour Tights, $45 (Was $75),

adidas Climaheat Leggings

adidas Women's Climaheat Leggings. (Photo: Amazon)

Designed to keep you warm and dry, these leggings are insulated and dependable. Plus, they’re made with a stretchy waistband that won’t dig into your abdomen.

Shop it: adidas Climaheat Leggings, $33 to $66 depending on size,

Alo Yoga Women's High Waisted Moto Legging

Alo Yoga Women's High Waisted Moto Legging. (Photo: Amazon)

Stylish and sexy, these leggings look great from workout class to brunch and beyond. The moto panels add a fashion-forward element, while the high waist is flattering on all body types.

Shop it: Alo Yoga Women's High Waisted Moto Legging, $47 to $120 depending on size and style,

Reebok Running Thermowarm Tight

These leggings are made of fleece and designed to feel super comfortable. They also have woven panels on the front to help shield your lower half from headwinds, and a pocket that’s made for storing keys and cash.

Shop It: Reebok Running Thermowarm Tight, $60 (Was $70),

Premium Women's Fleece Lined Leggings 

Premium Women's Fleece Lined Leggings. (Photo: Amazon)

Over 4,000 reviewers have obsessed over this Amazon find. The fleece-lined leggings come in 20 different colors (ranging from bright and sexy to classic and black), and they’re made just as much for working out as they are for wearing out.

Shop it: Premium Women's Fleece Lined Leggings, $22 (Was $50),

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