The Best Black Tights For Every Activity
Black tights are the unsung hero of your workout wardrobe. Wear on repeat and always in style you can never have too many. But all black gym tights aren’t created equal. And let’s face it — when you wear them as often as we do (that is, we never take them off) you need a curated selection so you have the perfect pair for every occasion.
So whether you’re after loungewear black leggings or high-performance workout tights here is our round up of the best black leggings online now to align with your activewear needs.
Best With Pockets: Smart Pocket ⅞ Length Tights
The G.O.A.T. Our numero uno. This tight is our bestseller for a reason. If you love to exercise but hate never having pockets to hold your phone and keys then these are the tights for you. Squat-proof fabric provides a firm and flattering fit to make you feel great every workout session. Shop Now >
Best for Everyday Wear: Essential Full Length Tights
When you need your activewear to double as pants these leggings are the perfect pair to wear. Whether you’re kid-wrangling, working from home, or even sneaking them into the office under a dress or long shirt, the sleek lines and squat proof fabric of our Essential Tight will be a great outfit base. We’ll even show you how to style your tights beyond the gym.
Best Ultra-High Waisted: Ultra High Waist 7/8 Length Tights
The higher the waistband the higher the box jumps? We think so. Feel your most confident with an extra high waistband (we’ve added an extra inch to sit just below your bra line). Designed to stand up to your sweatiest workouts delivering extra coverage and core support. Shop Now >
Best for Travel: Smart Pocket Full Length Tights
We all know the feeling of having our hands full moving through airport check-in — itinerary, ID cards, phone, snacks… These tights are like having a second pair of hands. The roomy side pockets hold all your travel essentials securely so they’ll stay put when you’re speed walking late to your gate! Shop Now >
Best for Walking: Training Pocket ⅞ Length Tights
If walking is your workout then these tights will tick all the boxes. Pockets to hold your phone? Tick. Firm fit that doesn’t need adjusting? Tick. Sneaky waistband pocket for your coffee money? Tick! This classic black style is one you’ll reach for each time you’re ready to hit the pavement or treadmill. Shop Now >
Best for Running: Smart Pocket Bike Shorts
A runner’s dream, these squat proof, moisture-wicking bike shorts are designed to securely hold your large phone, keys or cash. Hit your stride with ease knowing your tights won’t slide or sag — even with full pockets. No matter how sweaty you get running the performance compression fabric will pull moisture away from your skin, and combined with flat-lock seams, will stop you from chaffing after long runs. Shop Pocket Bike Shorts >
Best for Yoga: Essential ⅞ Length Tights
Nothing can ruin yoga faster than sheer black leggings. Our tights are fully-squat proof so you can downward dog even in your brightest patterned underwear and no one will know. These tights have minimal seams and will hug your curves as you twist. Designed as a second skin fit for exceptional comfort, so you won’t feel restricted as you flow. Shop Now >
Best for High-Intensity Workouts: Training Pocket ¾ Length Tights
If you need a shot of motivation to start your workout these tights are just what your trainer ordered. Whether you’re in a F45 class, an outdoor bootcamp or sweaty spin studio, the cropped ¾ length keeps you cool as your workout heats up. The wide and firm waistband will keep your tights in place with no roll-down during sets of burpees, box jumps and sprints. Shop Now >
Best for Curves: Training Pocket Full Length Tights
The truth is all of Active Truth’s leggings are great tights for curvy girls! But our fave has to be these full length tights for the sculpting seam detail that accentuates your assets. This versatile activewear style features pockets that will hold your smartphone and our signature squat-proof black technical compression fabric. Shop Now >
Did you know that exercise has the ability to assist in endometriosis pain management? We know that because of bloating and pain there are certain days when tights or leggings are way too tight. For those days our Mama Tights have been described as 'life-changing'. Featuring a high soft double-layered waistband without elastic that lays flat on your skin and will expand with your abdomen without putting additional pressure on it. For the days your endo symptoms are less severe, our Smart Pocket Tights provide you with additional core support around your abdomen. Our signature high waistband (this one with elastic) moulds to your body and provides support in all the right spots.
Best for Short People: Petite Smart Pocket Full Length Tights
Finding petite clothing is hard... and finding petite activewear is even harder! You’re likely tired of choosing between baggy ankles or rolling and folding up your too-long tights, so we've taken our favourite pocket tights and created a fit perfect for shorter women under 164cm tall. Featuring squat-proof fabric, two side pockets and a firm waistband these leggings are great all-rounders for any workout. Looking for exercise ideas? Try our at-home “deck of cards” bodyweight workout.
Best for Pregnant Women: Mama Full Length Tights
The best maternity exercise tights in Australia? With hundreds of five-star reviews we think so! The feedback from pregnant mums is that while you can wear them to exercise they are so comfortable and supportive you'll also want to wear them all day, every day. Compression is known to help with pregnancy discomfort and medical conditions like SPD, as well as reducing swelling in legs and ankles. Wear these from your first trimester, through to your third trimester and full term. Shop Now >
Best for Postpartum Recovery: Postnatal Recovery Full Length Tight
As a new mum there’s lots to do caring for your baby. Wearing postnatal active tights can give you a helping hand to assist in abdominal muscle recovery thanks to graduated compression which also is great for reducing swelling in the ankles and feet. These leggings are ideal to wear as soon as you are ready after a natural or cesarean delivery until you’re ready to wear your regular activewear again. We also have postpartum compression shorts that are perfect for summer and to wear under your clothes for added support. Shop Now >
Best for a Not-Black Tight Alternative: Essential Full Length Tight - Midnight Blue
Okay, okay... we know we said black tights, but consider navy blue activewear to mix up your workout wardrobe. This classic, universally-flattering hue is the perfect addition to any exercise routine with all the same benefits as black activewear. Squat-proof? Yes. No sweat marks? Yes. Wear on repeat? Yes! Navy blue is a great clothing choice from top to bottom, or mix it with black (Yes, really!). Shop Now >
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