What are the best black leggings

Five black yoga leggings in the test - which model is convincing?

Whether for yoga, Pilates, the gym or as comfortable everyday clothing: black leggings are part of the basic equipment of every wardrobe. We tested five models.

For: those who love convenience

In the test: "Leggings with yoga waistband", micro-modal 92%, elastane 8%, CHF 59.90, from Calida.

Suitable for: Everyone for whom comfort is very important. The wide waistband does not constrict on the stomach, so the model is particularly recommended for yin yoga, meditation, couch potatoes or during pregnancy.

Advantages: Convincing from the first skin contact: The fabric made of modal and elastane is extremely soft and pleasantly cool. The leggings follow every movement and offer the foot enough support in positions like the "tree". It is also opaque.

Disadvantage: The soft fabric does not cover 100 percent. If it is important to have perfectly smooth-looking legs, it is better to choose another model.

Eco factor: Certified with the “Made in Green” label from Ökotex, with which the entire production chain can be traced.

Good to know: Like all Calida dresses, these leggings are also very large. A small “M” fits easily into an “XS”.

For: cool ecos

In the test: "Lola Leggings", made of the environmentally friendly nylon fiber "Q-Nova", 149 francs, from Lola Studio.

Suitable for: Yogis of all branches who are concerned not only with appearance and functionality, but also environmental protection and fair working conditions.

Advantages: The form knit surrounds the legs like a second skin and hides any dents, but also allows for extreme movements. The lines support mobility and optically optimize.

disadvantage: Don't buy too short, otherwise the leggings on the back won't be 100 percent opaque when you lean forward.

Eco factor: Very, very high: It is designed in Switzerland and produced under fair conditions in Turkey.

For: the price-conscious

In the test: "Sporttights Shaping Waist", 92% polyester / 8% elastane, from H&M.

Suitable for: A good product for those who don't want to spend too much - and who value compression.

Advantages: The price. And, as the name suggests, the legs, hips and waist are tightly wrapped in a thick jersey with little elasticity: a dress size smaller is optically possible. Cleverly placed seams also slim down. The key pocket is also practical.

disadvantage: What makes the figure look good can restrict freedom of movement. This is not the right choice for very agile yoginis and everyone who likes to have abdominal freedom.

For: all-rounders

In the test: "Align SHR Pant", from Nulu's own plastic creation with Lycra, 118 francs, by Lululemon.

Suitable for: Everyone and everything. After the sweaty Ashtanga lesson, it dries immediately, in Yin yoga you are happy about the wide, comfortable waistband - the trousers are now also available high-waisted.

disadvantage: After many washes, the matt black turns into a matt anthracite.

Good to know: Pants that are too long can be shortened free of charge when buying them in the boutique.

For: Fashionsvictims

In the test: "Essential Tights", 85% recycled polyester / 15% elastane CHF 99.95, from Adidas by Stella McCartney.

Suitable for: Fashion-conscious athletes from various fields.

Advantages: Black is black? Not at all. With underlaid mesh inserts, shiny black stripes and generously placed label names, the brand manages to turn a simple item of clothing into a real eye-catcher. The legs look good thanks to the slight compression effect, and the breathable pants dry very quickly.

Disadvantage: The waistband of the leggings is cut quite low. This gives freedom of movement, but can also allow unwanted insights. The rather solid material is also a matter of taste: You feel in good hands, but very agile yoginis can feel slowed down.

Eco factor: Made from 85 percent recycled polyester.

Good to know: The pocket for the key, usually located near the hipbone, is placed here on the back: great for everyone who doesn't like to lie on their key.