I was looking for a comfortable, everyday legging for around the house and these are perfect. They have just the right amount of compression so that they aren't falling down but not so much that it's too tight around my tummy by the end of the day. I personally wouldn't work out in these as I prefer a different material. They are not squat proof in that they are thin at the stretch points. I have washed them and hung to dry and they kept their shape. I anticipate they will only last a year or two, but for the price and for my purpose, that's okay. I would buy these again.