Let’s be real: You might not want to drop a ton of money on a pair of pants you’re actually paying to sweat through (or sit in to watch Netflix for hours until it asks, “Are you still watching Parks and Rec for the 1,000th time or have you fallen asleep?”). So if you’re looking for a pair of stretchy, workout-friendly pants that won’t strain your bank account, Oalka Power Flex Leggings are your best bet for under $20. With Amazon Prime shipping, they’ll be at your door and ready to bust a move in just two days.
The mostly nylon fabric lends a super-silky feel (think nylon tights) and a slight sheen that many of our testers loved. In addition, a bit of spandex allows for a four-way stretch that moves with you during stretches and poses, making them perfect for lighter workouts focusing on flexibility.
Note that they do run a tad big, and if you’re looking for more compression or snugness for cardio workouts or intense studio classes, these have a much lighter, hug-free feel. But despite the stretchiness and not-too-snug fit, the waistband won’t fall down on you mid-exercise. And even with these leggings’ thinner and silkier feel, their rear end doesn’t turn see-through during stretches, squats, or yoga poses. Plus, there’s a small hidden pocket tucked inside the wide waistband, perfect for stowing away your key or credit card (because who doesn’t want to pick up some snacks at the store on their way home from the gym or after a run?).