Women's Walking Capris

I love capris for walking in spring and fall. You don't need long pants, but it's not yet shorts weather. I recommend capris that are made of wicking fabric that dry quickly and keep you cooler. Capris come in three varieties: some have a bell opening below the knee, while others are more fitted below the knee and others are capri-length tights. It's a personal preference as to which is better. If you use arm motion, it is best to select capris without side pockets, so you won't catch your thumbs.

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lucy Everyday Capri

lucy Everyday Capri
lucy Everyday Capri. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

I knew higher-waisted styles would come back into fashion eventually. These capris have a wide waistband and higher waist. They have a looser fit for walking comfort and are great for travel. I love the two side zip pockets for small essentials - and you won't catch your thumbs on them if you use arm motion. The polyester/spandex fabric will wick away moisture. Sizes XS - XL

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Ryka Triumph Capri

Ryka Triumph Capri
Ryka Triumph Capri. Courtesy of Amazon.com

The Ryka Triumph Capri is a simple yet stylish capri. It has a wide waistband with colorblock accent. The polyester/spandex fabric allows lots of motion and moisture control. It doesn't have any pockets, which can be an advantage or a disadvantage. They are available in three colors and a full range of sizes from XS - 3XL.

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Royal Robbins Discovery Capri

Royal Robbins Discovery Capri
Royal Robbins Discovery Capri. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

If you are looking for travel and touring capris, these fast-drying nylon capris are a good choice. They have articulated knees for ease of motion. There are side hand pockets, a utility pocket on the leg and a secure back zip pocket. They come in several colors and sizes 2 to 16.

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REI Co-op Tech Capris

REI Co-Op Capris
REI Co-Op Capris. REI

These athletic capris have a mid-rise waist and a 29-inch inseam to reach mid-calf. The knees are more fitted, so you have no extra fabric flapping in the breeze. The polyester/spandex fabric wicks away moisture and is stretchy in every direction. They come in regular and plus sizes in eight colors.

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lucy Endurance Run Capri

lucy Endurance Run Capri
lucy Endurance Run Capri. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

These 3/4 length capris are designed to take you the distance. They have a 20-inch inseam and a low rise. The lightweight fabric wicks away sweat. The snug fit gives you compression for performance. Besides a back zip pocket, they have a mesh pocket on each hip, perfect for energy snacks or your phone.

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Aspire Element Capris

Aspire Element Capri
Aspire Element Capri. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

Manufacturer's Site - XS - XL
Manufacturer's Site - Plus Sizes
These soft, comfortable capris feel like a second skin but are not see-through like many yoga capris. They have ruched hems for style. The moisture-wicking fabric and flatlock seams keep you cool and help prevent chafing. They have a small keypocket in the waistband. They come in regular and plus sizes and are available at Sports Authority stores.

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B-Skinz Capri Leggings

B-Skinz Leggings
B-Skinz Leggings. Wendy Bumgardner © 2013

Manufacturer's Site
Had it with basic black? B-Skinz makes leggings in ankle-length and capri-length - for both women and men. They have fun and wild designs and colors in soft and stretchy nylon spandex. These are simple designs with no pockets and an elastic waistband that hits just below the navel. They are close-fitting but not too tight and come in sizes S-M-L-XL.

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Skirt Sports Lotta Breeze Capri Skirt

Skirt Sports Lotta Breeze Capri
Skirt Sports Lotta Breeze Capri. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

If you want the feminine style of a running skirt plus the support of compression capris, this item can fill the bill. The skirt gives you coverage and it has two pockets and a headphone port for carrying small essentials and your tunes. It comes in different skirt colors and sizes XS-L.

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tasc Performance Capris

tasc Performance Surprise Stripe Capri
tasc Performance Surprise Stripe Capri. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

If you want to switch to cool bamboo fabric, tasc Performance has the gear for you. They produce a sweat-wicking, silky bamboo-cotton blend. They have both loose-fit capris and fitted capris. Their capris feature a wide waistband, but no pockets.

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