Lady Smarts If you own a pet, you need these leggings in your life

They'll change everything you ever thought about black pants and pet hair.

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Best Leggings for Pet Owners

(Photograph courtesy of Marissa Gainsburg)
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In my three short years as a fitness editor, I’ve acquired about 60 pairs of leggings, if not more.

It’s an awesome, paycheck-saving perk that I’m grateful for, but also one that, admittedly, isn’t super necessary. Because, like jeans and mascara, no matter how many you have in your arsenal, you tend to go back to the same few every time.

That’s how I feel about six particular pairs of workout tights I own (in case you’re wondering: three Lululemon, one Asics, one New Balance, and one newer brand you’re about to hear about).

I love them each so much that I plan out exactly when I’m going to wear them—ideally, for an event, or on a day when I run errands or see friends before hitting a class. The problem is, they’re all black (I am a New Yorker, after all), and I have a big, hairy Labrador retriever who likes to leave a trail of white clouds wherever he goes. Which is, more often than not, on my legs.

Bentley either brushes up against me wanting a head pat, cuddles next to me on my bed, or sits on my feet until I give him a belly rub. And I just don’t have the heart to push him off…or the legs to pull off white pants.

Which is why I’m obsessed with that sixth pair of leggings, by a brand called Endeavor Athletic. Unlike any black tight I’ve ever worn before, these pants practically repel fur.

Usually, Bentley’s long strands get weaved into the thread, but the Endeavor fabric (called Evotek) has a sleek finish that allows pet hair to glide right off with a quick swipe of your hand. I’m sure the creators didn’t select the fabric for this reason—it’s also incredibly comfortable/lightweight, flattering, and more than anything, technical (no joke, your sweat dries in minutes)—but it’s a sweet bonus that I noticed right away.

Even if you don’t have a dog (or cat—they shed just as bad!), the Endeavor Athletic Eclipse Leggings are the black tight you’ve been hunting for. They have a true high waist, which means you won’t have to mess with them AT ALL during your workout. They also have a slight heathered texture, which is ridiculously flattering.

Invest in a pair, then go get yourself a fur baby—you won’t regret either.

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