The Details Make the Difference: Muscle Nation Leggings Fabrics

The Details Make the Difference: Muscle Nation Leggings Fabrics

When you’re looking to buy a new pair of leggings for the gym, there are two roads you can take. You can choose based solely on style (we all want to look good in the gym), or you can shop to find what your body needs and the materials that best work for you. It doesn’t have to be rocket science or a critical decision, but a little more research and understanding can make a world of difference in looking for your perfect fit. Gym leggings are one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing to wear, so why not find a pair that are perfect for your body and meet your needs in the gym? 

Fit for Purpose

Some people think all leggings are built the same with the same stretch, breathability, and so on. That is simply not the case. At Muscle Nation, we purposely build each type of legging to suit different needs in the gym and the needs of our customers. We have a variety of materials that we use to suit activities like heavy lifting, squatting, movement, comfort and more. Our primary legging materials are Signature, Motion, Seamless, Ribbed, Everyday Recycled and Aura. Each material offers its own benefits and features so you can decide which is the best for you and your workouts. 


Signature is the OG material across many of Muscle Nation’s leggings. Its versatility expands across scrunch and non-scrunch designs and offers a breathable and lightweight feel. Made from 87% Nylon and 13% Spandex, this material offers the perfect combination of stretch and durability in the gym with a supportive and firm feel. With a matte finish it pairs perfectly with any sports bra, top or singlet and is developed with moisture wicking so you won’t have any of those uncomfortable sweaty marks. If you’re looking for something with superior stretch, comfort, and durability, the signature material is the best choice for you.


Introducing Aura, our fabric designed to deliver a luxurious softness on the body, ensuring day-long comfort and a second-skin feeling. Whether you're engaging in HIIT training, lifting weights, practicing Pilates, or opting for all-day wear, Aura's features include no front rise seam, a high waist, non-scrunch design, a 3-layer waistband, concealed slim elastic, and mid-level support.



We don’t have to be the ones to tell you that bike shorts or leggings riding up in the gym isn’t ideal and can interrupt the flow of a workout. That’s where our seamless material comes in handy. Designed for any activity and with strategically designed panels, these leggings not only offer support but style in the gym. Made with 93% Nylon 7% Spandex these leggings provide seamless knit technology that is breathable and moisture wicking. With an astounding 8 way stretch and matte finish, these leggings are the choice for you if you need leggings that keep up with you in a workout. 


Best suited for low impact and active recovery days, the Ribbed material is the best choice. Designed to hug your figure and offer support that makes a difference, Ribbed leggings create the ultimate style choice while offering comfort. Made from 73% Nylon and 27% Elastane, these stretchy and textured leggings feel soft against your skin but secure where you need it to be. With a matte finish and breathable design, you can wear them as long as you need and feel comfortable. For low impact or even just out to brunch, the Ribbed material is the best choice for those easy breezy days. 

Everyday Recycled

Now this one goes the extra mile when choosing the perfect material for your leggings. Offering the benefits of comfort and stretch, the Recycled material also offers the opportunity for conscious gym going and purchase when you choose this material. Made from 75% Recycled Polyester and 25% Elastane, these leggings offer the same buttery soft feeling and support as any other material. With moisture wicking and breathable design, these matte finish leggings create a conscious style choice for those looking to do their part for the environment and still be comfortable in the gym.



Meet the Liberty fabric, made from a high-tech fabric that feels incredibly light and comfortable. This fabric provides a smooth, flattering fit with gentle compression. They come in a true-to-size design and feature a non-scrunch fit with no front seam. The back waistband boasts the MN logo, and they're made from a blend of 70% polyester and 30% spandex for optimal performance and comfort. Perfect for any active or leisure activity, combining style and functionality seamlessly.


Motion is the streamlined and comfortable material that is best suited for low impact activities like yoga or walking. While it's lightweight in design and feel, it still provides the support you need for diverse low impact movement. Made from 75% Nylon and 25% Lycra these lightweight, yet supportive leggings offer the perfect in between style for inside and outside the gym. With a stylish slight sheen finish, they look sleek and smooth on anyone. If you need a throw on pair of leggings or something for a yoga or low impact pilates class, the Motion material is the choice for you.

Materials designed for YOU

At Muscle Nation, we are always listening to our customers and looking to create the next best product. Whether it's a new design or new material we create activewear to suit any gym goer and help them achieve their goals in the gym in style. We pride ourselves on the comfort and support our activewear provides and so we want to see you in your favourite pair of Muscle Nation leggings. Shop our full range of leggings to find your perfect match.