Adanola leggings review: I tried the viral gym leggings and here are my honest thoughts

Celebrity fans include Molly-Mae Hague, Rochelle Humes and Michelle Keegan...

Adanola leggings

by Aimee Jakes |
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Welcome to another edition of I Bought A Really Good Thing and I need to tell you about it, AKA my Adanola leggings review. I am slightly embarrassed to admit that, in 2024, (unless it involves cocktails and an Uber home), you best believe I will be wearing the best leggings I can buy - because comfort is key.

Leggings are slick! Cosy! Versatile! Give me a well-fitting pair of gym leggings and I can take on the world. The best running leggings are the ones that are chic enough to wear whilst chasing errands but you can also actually run for the bus if you need to. We all have those days, don't lie.

Leggings are the crux of any lounge outfit and my life-long obsession is finding the best out of the lot. And... I've found it.

The viral leggings which do all of the above (and more!!!) are the Adanola leggings which have the whole of Celebsville in a tizzy. Yep, everyone from Molly-Mae Hague to Michelle Keegan can't stop wearing Adanola Ultimate Leggings £39.99, along with the brand's equally-as-nice workout clobber.

Molly Mae Hague
If it's good enough for Molly-Mae, it's good enough for us. ©@mollymaehague

Another celebrity who's joined the Adanola Leggings Fan Club is Zara McDermott who was spotted wearing the leggings paired with the Adanola Tank Bra in White, £29.99 over on Instagram. See, we told you they are good.

Editor's choice

Ultimate LeggingsAdanola
Price: £39.99

These Adanola Ultimate Leggings are high-waisted and don't fall down - hurrah! They are good for brutal leg days, pilates, walking, sleeping and meeting friends for coffee. With thousands of reviews, other customers say that these are the 'perfect pair'. Don't believe them? Check out our review below.


  • Squat proof
  • Four-way stretch
  • Regular and tall options available


  • Advised to wash by hand for longevity purposes
LengthRegular: 62.5cm Tall: 72.5cm
Perfect forAny type of workout from low impact to high impact

Adanola leggings review:

So, what are the leggings actually like IRL? They are beyond stretchy and flattering for starters. As a life-long lover of Lululemon Aligns, £88, they definitely have a very similar look, but the fabrics are not the same. Think more buttery-soft, like a Lululemon dupe, but the Adanola leggings are lighter and feel more similar to lycra. If I had to pick, Adanolas are definitely worth it especially as Aligns go bobbly after a while.

I'm a size 10 and went with a size S, which fits me perfectly, but they are the type of stretchy material that you could probably go a size up or down and they would still fit (but don't hold me to that - please!) If you're unsure about your sizing, they have a handy guide on their website.

Is Adanola worth it?

Adanola is a great option for any type of exercise, whether it's hitting the gym or going on a leisurely walk. They have a range of products perfect for a range of exercise intensities, so we can see why their products are raved about so often.

At £39.99 a pop, the Adanola leggings aren't exactly cheap, but as they look just as good for rest days as they do for gym days, they are beyond worth it. Available in plenty of wearable shades (think Navy Blue, Deep Teal and, of course, Black leggings) they have been saving the Instagram elite's outfits time and time again.

Are Adanola leggings stretchy?

Adanola leggings are specifically designed with four-way stretch, meaning they won't be restrictive and will hug the existing contours of your body. They won't feel too tight and will help rather than hinder your workout.

Whose brand is Adanola?

The brand emerged from the thriving Manchester fashion scene after being founded in 2015 by Hyrum Cook, who's also its CEO.

Aimee Jakes is the shopping editor across heat and Closer. As well as mainly writing about skincare launches, high-street fashion and gym bag essentials, she also regularly chats to celebs about their wellness routines for heat's Self-Care Sunday.

Header image credits: courtesy of @missjamiefirth, @jesschamilton and @hattiebourn

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