When I first got Athleta’s Altitude Tights last year (aka the warmest and most comfortable leggings I’ve ever put on my body), I wore them almost every day. I loved them so much, I promptly bought the slightly flared version, too.
….Which sold out immediately after I ordered them…before I could even share how perfect they are for cold weather!
It turns out that I’m not the only one who loves these pants. A number of our cold-climate readers have been raving about how warm these pants are, even in the dead of winter (based on reports from both Michigan and Minnesota mamas; we know cold). This might be a bold statement, but I stand by it: Athleta’s flared leggings — just restocked — are the best pants for winter.
Athleta Altitude Tights Are The Leggings That Cold-Climate Mamas NEED
In regular, petite and tall sizes XXS-3X, the Athleta Altitude tights are the pants that cold-climate mamas NEED this winter. The fabric is thicker than regular leggings (I have no problem wearing them with shorter tops that show my bum, too) and they’re incredibly soft and comfortable. These pants are stretchy but keep their shape. They’re the perfect pants for going to the playground with your littles (and not freezing your butt off while they’re running around). I’ve even worn them under my snow pants for skiing or sledding!
The high-rise is super-comfortable, and there’s a hidden drawcord to help keep them up. The pocket in the back is perfect for storing credit cards and a mask (and smaller phones fit too — my giant one fits, but it’s tight.)
pants: Athleta Altitude Pant in Polartec® Power Stretch® (petite medium) – The petite length was perfect for my 5’4″ frame with flats (and the slight flare at the bottom makes them fit perfectly over UGGs or other snow boots).
top: Athleta Speedlight Top (s) – The camo is sold out, but it comes in multiple colors. I love the thumbholes and the “hem grippers” that prevent it from sliding up. One of my favorite layering pieces for cold!
jacket: Athleta Stretch Fleece (s, similar) – I love this gorgeous violet color! In regular, tall and petite sizes, xxs-3x.
sneakers: Vans Classic Checkered Slip-Ons – I’m pretty sure half the TME team has these. They’re just so good and go with everything!