These 12 Pieces of Activewear on Amazon Are Just as Good as Lululemon

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Save your wallet and shop some of your favorite Lululemon styles on Amazon for a fraction of the cost.
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Let's be totally honest: Lululemon makes some pretty amazing activewear. Their leggings have a pretty strong fan base, and now they're even making their own shoes — and we're huge fans. The one downside? A hefty price tag.

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But you don't need to pay Lululemon prices for their stylish, functional designs. Thanks to social media, now more than ever, the world of Lulu-inspired Amazon activewear is alive and well. So, save your wallet and shop some of your favorite styles for a fraction of the cost.

How We Chose

We chatted with strength coach and Amazon activewear fan Carolina Araujo, CPT. With her guidance, we chose the best Lululemon-style pieces on Amazon based on the following criteria:

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  • Price (compared to Lululemon)
  • Fabric quality
  • Durability
  • Style (compared to Lululemon)

A Quick Note About Language

We make deliberate choices about the language we use when it comes to gender. While more brands now carry gender-neutral workout clothes, you’ll still typically see clothing brands market their products to men or women.

The main difference between most women's and men's clothing is the fit: Men's versions tend to be longer in length and roomier due to physical differences. However, fabrics, quality and comfort should be the same between gender-labeled pairs. We encourage everyone to purchase the products that feel right for them.

Bottoms

1. Colorfulkoala Women's Buttery Soft High Waisted Full-Length Leggings

The nylon and spandex combination of these leggings is quick-drying and perfect for any kind of workout, including yoga and strength training, according to Araujo. Plus, these come in a wide variety of colors, just like the OG version — that's probably why they're among the most similar to Lululemon's leggings.

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They even have a hidden waistband pocket that's perfect to stash a credit card or key.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ‌Price:‌ $22.99

2. Dragon Fit Joggers for Women with Pockets

People love Lululemon's Align products because they feel so weightless, Araujo says. And that's definitely true for these Lululemon-inspired joggers, too. These joggers are lightweight and have the same high-rise, snug waistband, so you don't have to worry about distractions during your workout.

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"I like the cuffed leg at the bottom," she says. "When I'm walking through the street or doing a stair workout, I'm usually moving pretty fast, so the slim fit and cuff prevents my pants from catching on my sneakers."

Buy it:Amazon.com; ‌Price: ‌$28.98

3. CRZ YOGA Men's Stretch Golf Pants

In need of a versatile pant that works in casual and professional settings? Look no further. These golf pants are breathable and sweat-wicking, making them ideal for a day on the course (or a lunch with friends).

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"I like that you can just toss these into the washing machine, too," Araujo says. "Super convenient!"

Buy it:Amazon.com; ‌Price:‌ $40

4. Blooming Jelly Women's Quick-Dry Running Shorts

"I swear, these are the perfect running shorts you've been looking for," Araujo says. These are high waisted, lined and even have side zipper pockets big enough to fit a smart phone. And they're a near-perfect match for the Track That short.

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These Amazon shorts are just as good as Lululemon and you can get them in more than 20 different colors.

Buy it:Amazon.com; Price:‌ $22.99

5. CRZ YOGA Men's Linerless Workout Shorts

Thanks to their lightweight fabric and casual, clean design, these shorts are suitable for just about any workout or errand.

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These also have several pockets for all your valuables and a wide waistband and drawstring, helping you get a perfect fit.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ‌Price:‌ $28

Tops

6. Mathcat Seamless Basic Sleeveless Muscle Tank Top

Lululemon's swiftly tanks have been around forever, and considering they're probably the most versatile workout tank out there, it's no surprise people love them, according to Araujo.

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"This seamless Amazon tank top is pretty much identical to the Lululemon version," she says.

This tank comes in a handful of different colors and is suitable for just about any kind of workout.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ‌Price: ‌$18.99

7. QUEENIEKE Women's Sports Jacket Slim Fit Running Jacket

Although this jacket is designed for running, you can throw it on for a long walk or day of running errands, too.

"I like the thumbholes a lot," Araujo says. "And the sleeves even fold over for when it gets super cold out."

But for those sweatier sessions, this jacket also has mesh panels on the back for some extra ventilation.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ‌Price: ‌$40.99

8. CRZ YOGA Men's Lightweight Pima Cotton Workout Shirt

Although cotton isn't usually the best fabric for exercise (it tends to absorb moisture), this shirt blends a special type of cotton (pima) with spandex for a quick-drying result. The fabric is ultra-soft and stretchy for when you press weights overhead or stretch your upper body.

The fabric is also snag-resistant, which is ideal for those lifting weights or playing sports which require extra durability.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ‌Price:‌ $22

9. MathCat Seamless Workout Shirt for Women Long Sleeve

This slim-fit long sleeve top is excellent for yoga, running or just a breezy walk in the park. And thanks to the seamless design, you don't have to worry about unwanted chafing under your arms or on your sides.

Pro tip: The company recommends you size up if you're between sizes. Before you buy, make sure to consult the size chart.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ‌Price: ‌$24.88

10. CRZ YOGA Men's Short Sleeve Golf Polo Shirt

Why wear an itchy, stiff polo shirt when you can get a soft, breathable, sweat-wicking version (without a sky-high price tag)? CRZ Yoga's polo shirt is friendly on your wallet and skin no matter the temperature or activity.

Buy it:Amazon.com;‌ Price: ‌$24

Sports Bras

11. The Gym People Women’s Longline Sports Bra

This bra is great for medium- and high-impact activities, and the sweat-wicking fabric helps your body stay dry no matter how intense the session. You can also remove the bra cups, depending on your preference.

"I like that this is a sports bra and top all in one, so you don't have to worry about layering," Araujo says.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ‌Price:‌ $21.99

12. CRZ YOGA Women's Strappy Sports Bra

In need of a new Pilates or yoga bra? Or just one you can wear on a long walk? This strappy sports bra is best for low-impact training sessions.

The buttery-soft fabric and wire-free design gives you plenty of comfort, and you can remove the cups for a more flexible fit.

Buy it:Amazon.com; ‌Price: ‌$24

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