When the weather turns cold, you need wool leggings that are comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time. Whether you’re going on ski trips, snowshoeing, hunting or hiking, these leggings are the key to staying safe and warm all day long.
A Travel Favorite
Merino wool is a versatile fabric that’s temperature-regulating, moisture-wicking, odor-repelling, and breathable. It’s great for layering over pants when you’re traveling in cold temperatures or as an all-purpose piece of winter clothing, such as these merino thermal leggings from Terramar.
They’re super soft and comfortable against your skin, but don’t feel at all stuffy. Plus, they stay in shape well and don’t smell after a few wears.
Midweight merino is ideal for moderate outdoor winter activities, such as skiing, snowboarding or hiking. It has a weight of 230 – 260 grams per square meter (gsm).
Heavyweight merino is best for extreme cold environments, such as those found in Scandinavia or the Canadian Arctic. It has a weight of 400 gsm and can be used as a winter base layer or as a standalone piece of clothing.
The wool in these leggings is naturally anti-bacterial, so you can feel good about wearing them on your next trip! The high-quality merino fibers are also ultra-soft and lightweight, so you’ll feel great no matter where the adventure takes you.
Odor-resistant fabrics are always a big plus, and this pair from Icebreaker is a top pick for keeping you fresh and dry during your daily adventures. They’re made from 95% merino wool and have four-way stretch to keep you moving while retaining their shape.
For the best fit, try these women’s merino wool naked tights from Kari Traa, which are designed with body mapping to give you an accurate fit. They’re also breathable and super soft against your skin, with flattering cut lines and trendy prints.
Stylish merino thermals with pockets
For an extra dose of style and function, consider these insulated women’s leggings from Duralite Piper. They’re a TFG reader favorite for their performance and softness, as they have a built-in liner that helps trap heat in cold conditions and wick away sweat. They have a high-waisted waistband for a secure fit, and they have a few handy side pockets so you can easily pack your phone and other essentials on a hike.
A versatile pair of pants for everyday use
Most merino wool leggings are made with a rib knit construction and elasticity to help them stay up, stay on, and not sag after multiple wears. These Ibex Women’s Izzy Tights are a solid choice, as they have one of the highest performing materials and best craftsmanship on this list.
They’re comfortable, odor-resistant, and have a sleek design that’s easy to slip on and off. They’re a staple in any TFG woman’s closet.
These Smartwool tights are a top-selling option from Woolly, so we’re glad they’ve launched a shorts version of their popular leggings. They’re a mid-weight pair of merino wool tights that have a breathable, flatlock seam design and are stretchy.
A super soft, organic merino wool and silk blend that feels so nice on the skin these leggings from Engel are ideal as base layers to wear in all seasons and also as sleepwear. They are made from stress and pesticide free merino wool which is GOTS and Naturtextil iVN certified.
A lightweight thermal legging that is perfect for wearing as a base layer during cold weather activities such as skiing, hiking or just lounging around the house. The merino wool will keep you warm without feeling bulky and is moisture wicking for comfort and natural odor control.
This product is machine washable at 30 degrees Celsius and can be lanolized to enhance odor resistance and help treat dry skin, if desired. Best to use a natural fibre safe detergent and a wool wash such as Unicorn Beyond Clean or Fibre Rinse.