PROS / Made with Athleta's popular Powervita fabric, Salutation Stash Pocket II Gravel 7/8 Tight is four-way stretch, breathable and sweat wicking. It is medium high compression, which is suitable for both yoga and high impact workouts. The flat waistband provides great coverage and support.
CONS / This particular Powervita fabric is thicker than Salutation Tights and Elation Tights. I find it slightly too warm for sweaty practice and workouts.
BOTTOM LINE / Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Gravel 7/8 Tight is a versatile legging that can be worn for high intensity workouts and yoga. The improved flat waistband keeps my belly tucked in. Two stash pockets are practical and big enough to fit my iPhone 8 plus. The only downfall is the fabric being too thick.
Hsiaolin Yoga -
Oh well... I am doing my best to be open minded and to look at things from a different angle. There is no absolute right or wrong. It all depends on our perceptions. Being shelter-in-place and working from home can be devastating to some people; however, we should try to find peace / joy within and stay positive. The society is built based on the conversation and interaction with people, but we are asked to maintain social distance and avoid contact. It sucks, but things can be worse. In fact, there are many things to enjoy and appreciate in my opinion.
If I only focus on the down side of being locked down, my life would sure be miserable. By looking at things in a positive way, the life is pretty awesome. I accomplish many things that I wouldn't be able to otherwise.
Details of Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Gravel 7/8 Tight -
Top: Niyama Sol The X-Back Sports Bra, Black, S (true to size, I am between 32B-34B).
Bottom: Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Gravel 7/8 Tight, Mineral Brown, XS (true to size).
I bought Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Gravel 7/8 Tight back in Feb this year. It was before shelter-in-place while the mall was open and the business was as usual. Somehow I feel uncomfortable sharing my purchases when many people lose their jobs and small businesses are struggling to survive. This is one of the reasons that I haven't been actively updating reviews. With that being said, life goes on and we have to adapt to the "New Norm."
Here comes the review of Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Gravel 7/8 Tight.
The legging is made in Vietnam.
The medium high compression Powervita fabric makes Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Gravel 7/8 Tight a great piece for high impact workouts. Although it is designed for yoga, I personally prefer wearing it for exercises when high support is desired. The jacquard like fabric is four-way stretch and breathable. Unlike previously reviewed Athleta leggings, the improved waistband is elastic free, which provides the ultimate support and comfort. One complaint I have is the fabric being too thick, just like most jacquard leggings. It is not ideal for super sweaty workouts (too hot) even though it is sweat wicking and breathable.
I've never doubted about Athleta's leggings. They are well made. Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Gravel 7/8 Tight is sewn with flatlocking seams with a lined gusset for reinforcement. The jacquard like fabric is snag-proof. It is free of pilling and discoloration after several washes and wears. Two stash pockets are practical and roomy enough to fit my iPhone 8 Plus.
It is true to size and I wear my regular size XS. I normally wear XS petite, but I like the the regular length on me (ankle length, 23.5" inseam). The petite size would fit more like a 7/8 tight (21.5" inseam). I recommend size up for a more relax fit since my normal size provides tons of compression (more than what I like for yoga). Overall, it is flattering. It shapes and lifts all the right places of the body. The flat waistband hides the muffin top and keeps my tummy tucked in.
The jacquard like fabric is cottony soft. The legging hugs my body nicely and makes me feel supported. I am not sure if there are other leggings from Athleta that have flat waistband, but this is the first pair I own. I am so happy to see the "improved" (as described online) waistband from Athleta because the encased elastic band has been my biggest dissatisfaction.
Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Gravel 7/8 Tight is a versatile legging that covers needs for various exercises from yoga to high impact workouts. The fabric is four-way stretch allowing wide range of movement in yoga and medium high compression providing tons of muscles support for HIIT. The improved flat waistband is pinch-free and it keeps my belly tucked in. Though I would prefer a lighter weight fabric, Athleta Salutation Stash Pocket II Gravel 7/8 Tight works well for most activities I do.
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