When the cold weather hits, it's pretty difficult to get me out the door. It's not that I don't love the winter — because I do. I just love it from one side of the window, and that's the side with my bed and laptop. The best warm leggings for hiking (and if you're me, everything else) can help you to feel cozy and comfortable despite the temperature.
If you're wondering what to wear for hiking in cold weather, an insulating base layer is the best place to start. The greatest thing about winter leggings is that they trap the heat in without the added bulk. The top pairs are lined with fleece, velvet, or some other kind of insulating material, but they're still relatively thin. That means you can wear them on their own or layer them up without feeling like the abominable snowman.
Warm-weather leggings (especially the athletic kind) also tend to use knits and fabrics that wick away sweat and allow moisture to escape — so you stay dry as well as warm. Whether you're planning a winter hiking trip or you just like to stay cozy on your way to yoga, these extra-warm leggings might just be the best investment you make this year.