(CBS SF) — Yoga pants may be a staple of your wardrobe on and off the mat, but you don’t have to pay exorbitant prices to be comfortable in downward facing dog.

Many customers were appalled by Lululemon raising the price of their yoga pants by over 20 percent recently. Some cropped pants jumped from $72 to $88 while many other pants are now $98.

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But don’t get all bent out of shape about it. We’ve researched some of the best alternatives when it comes to fit, value and style.

1. Athleta Energy Chaturanga™ Capri — $64

Athleta Energy Chaturanga™ Capri

Athleta Energy Chaturanga™ Capri


Many yogis say Athleta pants are no different than the Lululemon brand boasting qualities like fade-free color after numerous washes, reinforced sticking and a crotch gusset all while costing $20-30 less.


2. Fabletics Salar Capri — $64.95 

fabletics capri

Take your pick from 47 fun patterns, these chafe-resistant pants include a hidden pocket and moisture-wicking fabric. The company Offers special discount rate and free shipping for VIP members.

3. Old Navy Go-Dry Compression Crops — $29.94

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Features a lot of the same qualities of the high-end athletic brands, including waist seam for keys, chafing prevention and gusset for ease of movement. Its major downfall may lie in their durability when it comes to washing time.

4. Target C9 Champion® Women’s Printed Cardio Capri Legging — $24.99

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target pants

A good budget workout pant that’s versatile whether its running outside or getting your zen on.

5. Under Armour Women’s UA Studio Tight Capri — $59.99

under armour

The flattering fit of these capris have durable and breathable fabric that make them a desirable staple in any workout wardrobe.


6. Reebok Yoga Whatevers Good Capri — $45


The extra volume around the legs give you some more room stretch more freely while keeping a snug fit.

7. Your Pajama Pants — Free

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The best bargain in the bunch, you’ll save time having to slip in and out of yoga attire and be in your flow within seconds.

Nicole Jones is a digital producer for CBS San Francisco. Follow her musings @nicjonestweets

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