Why You Should Fly in Compression Leggings — and 12 Pairs to Try

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We all have that pair of pants we reserve for a long day of traveling — one that isn't too tight, has a bit of stretch, and is cute enough for the grand arrival at your final destination. Some swear by traveling in denim for its versatility, while others will only wear their joggers for comfort (thank you, athleisure trend). But some people, like model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, choose compression leggings. Kloss told us that changing into on a pair of compression tights is the first thing she does after boarding the plane for a long flight.

CW-X Stabilyx Tight

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These top-rated compression leggings provide targeted support to the lower back, core, and the knee joints and surrounding muscles.

To buy: zappos.com, $110

Homma High-waist Leggings

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These thick performance leggings come in a variety of fun colors that you can mix and match within your travel or workout wardrobe.

To buy: amazon.com, from $15

Puma Everyday Graphic Leggings

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Not all compression leggings have to be solid — try a pair with an eclectic pattern like these by Puma.

To buy: amazon.com, from $35

Old Navy High-rise Compression Leggings

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Old Navy’s uncomplicated high-waisted legging is a great budget pick.

To buy: oldnavy.com, $30

Ultracor Ultra Botanical Leggings

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Made of a silky Italian compression fabric, these mid-rise leggings are just as supportive as they are stylish.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $198

Lululemon 'All the Right Places II' Pant

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Lululemon's "All the Right Places II" pant lives up to its name with zoned compression for support where you need it.

To buy: lululemon.com, $128

Gap GFast Mid Rise Leggings in Sculpt Compression

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These next-to-skin compression leggings are moisture-wicking and the contoured seams will help to prevent chafing.

To buy: gap.com, $80

CompressionZ High-waisted Leggings

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The tight fit of these leggings will support your circulation and hug your curves in the best way.

To buy: amazon.com, $30

Outdoor Voices 7/8 Springs Legging

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These stylish Outdoor Voices leggings are wildly popular for a reason. The brand's proprietary "textured compression" fabric feels comfortably snug, sculpts the body, and is made to last.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $85

Nike Epic Lux Cropped Compression Leggings

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Nike made this pair of plus-size compression leggings comfortable with a wide, drawstring waistband and a super breathable fabric.

To buy: nike.com, $51 (originally $85)

Girlfriend Collective High-rise Legging

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Everyone is loving these ethically made compression leggings by Girlfriend Collective, which are available from sizes XXS to 6XL. They come in numerous colors and the fabric is made from recycled water bottles.

To buy: girlfriend.com, $68

Under Armour ColdGear Authentic Leggings

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Designed to keep you warm while training outdoors in the winter, these second-skin-like leggings have an ultra-snug fit. Also, the welded seams ensure you won't chafe.

To buy: underarmour.com, $50

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