By Gabrielle Kassel

Living as a woman in 2017 is basically synonymous with living in your leggings. We wear them to workout, on our bike-commute to work, on active recovery days, during dress-down work days, and even when we’re hitting the movies with friends. But not all leggings are created equal. We need leggings that pass the squat-test (meaning, they don’t become see-through), stay up and move when we move, are made of fabric that doesn’t fade or show crotch sweat, and are comfortable to wear all day long. Big pockets, and multi-seasonal usage are big plusses, too. That’s why after hours of testing, the nimbus caprite comes in first as the legging for every type of workout. Here are 5 reasons why.

The Pockets Are So Big, You Won’t Need A Purse

We may be in leggings all the time, but only some leggings really accommodate our “I need these to do everything at once” demand, and the nimbus caprite does, thanks to its two huge pockets. These aren’t the little key pockets that some running tights have, but rather they are hearty side pockets that can carry keys, phones, IDs, credit cards, lip balm, energy gels, and whatever else you need to haul with you both during your workouts and errands. The best part of these leggings is that the pockets are zippered on top, so you can be 100 percent sure that nothing falls out. The pocket material also feels soft and is super stretchy (read: perfect for cycling, yoga, box jumps, and Sunday chores). But don’t worry, if you’re carrying a HYLETE backpack with you and don’t need the built-in-pockets, they’ll lay flat against your legs. That means the pockets are there for like a purse when you want them, but won’t affect the fit when you don’t.

They’re Great For Fall, Winter, and Spring

Figuring out what to wear as the temperatures drop and seasons transition is tough. Especially when the weather dances back and forth between Fall and Winter, or Winter and Spring. But both the fabric and adjustable length feature make the nimbus capritea great addition to any legging collection. Utilized for all items in the nimbus collection, the proprietary fabric is ideal for cooler Fall days but its breathability will still keep you comfortable on warmer days. Plus, the caprite features an adjustable length that can be worn as a capri, or a full length tight. That’s right, mesh cuffs that can be easily tucked away for a capris length, or deployed to provide fuller coverage like a tight, are built right into the legging itself. Plus, bottom zippers also allow for any size calf to fit comfortably, so you don’t have to worry about getting a new pair of leggings when you start to see those leg day gains.

You Don’t Have To Worry About Crotch Sweat

The nimbus caprite are a bit of an anomaly, but in the best way. Whether if a hot-yoga class or series 60 minute

CrossFit class, you won’t look down and find crotch sweat after a solid workout- and if you’ve ever worn gray or lighter colored leggings you know that sweat tends to show. The 90% polyester and 10% spandex blend keeps the fabric from detailing even your sweatiest spots. That means you can finally rock heather black, sea-blue, and plum pink leggings without worrying about embarrassing sweat-marks. And they’re not see-through either, which means you can break parallel on those squats or really go for it on that timed 5k run without apologizing to the person behind you.

They Stay In Place The Entire Workout

The thick mid-rise waistband gives great tummy support, while hugging hips and thighs in all the right places. That means that whether you’re running in a WOD, testing your three-rep front squat, getting down on the rower, or jabbing in a kickboxing class, you won’t have to interrupt your workout to readjust your leggings, or shimmy them up higher on your waist.

They Come In 3 Different Colors

The nimbus caprite comes in three colors: heather black/black, heather sea/new navy, heather berry/plum, and comes in sizes xs-xl (that fit true to size). So whether you’re an OCR-addict, a hip-hop yogi, or love trying out new HIIT classes, the nimbus caprite is the versatile legging you need to help you perform and live. 

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About the Author

Gabrielle Kassel is a New York based health and fitness writer with a passion for weight-training, playing (and watching) rugby, running through the mud, and living mindfully. Her work has appeared on Women’s Health Online,, Barbend, Tough Mudder, Vitamin Shoppe, Healthline, and more. When she isn’t typing away in Brooklyn coffee shops, you can find her bench-pressing, reading self-help books, and posting about her love of HYLETE gear on her Instagram,