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Overall Rating - 9.8 / 10
PROS / Made with the cottony soft Powervita fabric, Athleta Leopard Elation Ultra High Rise Tight features great breathability, sweat wicking and fast dry properties. It provides a gentle yet compression body hug. It can be worn for various activities from restorative yoga to high intensity workouts.
CONS / Although I wear an XS Petite, the legging is a tad too long for me (about half an inch too long).
BOTTOM LINE / Athleta Leopard Elation Ultra High Rise Tight is an awesome all around workout legging. The Powervita fabric is buttery soft and stretchy. It is moisture wicking and fast dry. It allows me move freely in yoga yet provides sufficient muscles support in HIIT. The ultra high waistband keeps everything tucked in. In addition, the legging gives a flattering look.
Fashion trends come and go (and come and go), but there are some things that will never go out of style. One of them is the timeless animal print. Animal print leggings are more popular this season than ever. You can find their traces everywhere. Among them, Leopard has to be the most often seen print. In addition to that, cheetah, python / snake and zebra prints are also well liked. To prove how popular animal print leggings are this season, I list 21 pairs from brands I like and / or follow closely here. Even though I don't own most leggings I share today, I hope to shed some light of them based on my experiences of the brands.
Note: The list below is based on the alphabetical order of the brand.
First off, Athleta Leopard Elation Ultra High Rise Tight in Powervita. This is the first and the only (so far) animal print legging I purchased (kept) this season. Stay tune for the upcoming review!
Overall Rating - 9.7 / 10
PROS / Athleta Elation Shimmer Tight is made with one of my favorite materials, Powertiva, with a shimmering finish. It is buttery soft, four-way stretch, breathable and moisture wicking. The medium compression fabric provides a gentle hug and the high waist keeps everything tucked in.
CONS / The tight runs big and the inseam is too long for me even the petite size. The shimmering finish is prone to VPL. In addition, it leaves embarrassing sweat spots.
BOTTOM LINE / Athleta Elation Shimmer Tight is a high performance yet stylish legging. There is no doubt that Powervita covers all the needs for yoga and gym workouts. It would have been perfect if it doesn't leave sweat spots. For a true size fit, do size down; however, it is more likely to show VPL.
Overall Rating - 9.8 / 10
PROS / Athleta Niyama 7/8 Tight is made with one of the softest fabric, Powervita, by Athleta. It is medium high compression giving the body a gentle hug. The material is four-way stretch, breathable and sweat wicking. The high waist helps keep everything tucked in and laser cut details provide airflow during the practice.
CONS / The cottony soft Powervita fabric is a lint magnet. Note that the lint isn't noticeable on a patterned tight, i.e., Athleta Elation Virasana Stripe 7/8 Tight.
BOTTOM LINE / Athleta Niyama 7/8 Tight is a high performance and stylish legging. Powervita fabric covers all the needs for yoga and the high waist offers tons of support. No only do the laser cut details provide airflow, but they also make a plain legging pop. My favorite design has to be side pockets. They are practical and easy assess.