Author's Rating - 9.2 / 10
PROS / I love the performance and fit of Om Shanti Clothing Chakra Diamonds Legging. Its four-way stretch and moisture wicking RPET fabric works well for yoga. The legging is flattering with a pinch-free flat waist to keep the tummy tucked in.
CONS / The legging can be see-through unless wearing a nude underwear. The fabric is not high compression, which is less ideal for high impact workouts but perfect for yoga.
BOTTOM LINE / Om Shanti Clothing Chakra Diamonds Legging is a relatively affordable, compared to Alo Yoga, Beyond Yoga and Lululemon, yet high performance legging. The recycled polyester fabric covers all the needs for yoga. It offers four-way stretch, breathable, and moisture wicking properties. The legging provides a comfortable and flattering fit.
PROS / prAna Serafine Legging is made with the sustainable hemp and cotton fabric, which is soft and breathable. I love the design of leg cuffs with convertible stirrups to avoid the fabric from pilling when wearing the legging over the heel.
CONS / The legging is not flattering on me. The material is thicker than I like to wear for working out. Although it is quite breathable, it doesn't seem to dry fast enough for hot and sweaty yoga.
BOTTOM LINE / There are many things to like about prAna Serafine Legging, including the sustainable fabric (hemp + cotton) and great breathability. I don't mind the thick fabric as I can wear it when teaching or home practicing in winter, even though it's not ideal for hot yoga and high impact gym workouts. To me, the fit is the main deal breaker. It isn't a snug fit and the inseam is too long.
Note: Since I returned the legging, I am not going to provide the full review as usual today.
Overall Rating - 9.2 / 10
PROS / Yoga Democracy Imagine Aladdin Yoga Legging is made with sleek RPET and Lycra blend fabric. It is four-way stretch, fast dry and moisture wicking. It is also UVA/UVB protective. The high waist style provides coverage and support for the midsection.
CONS / The legging is tight and fits very snug for the first wear; however, it looses up and molds to the body nicely afterward. The breathability is ok, but not the greatest. I don't particularly like the encased elastic band as it is less comfortable than the flat waistband.
BOTTOM LINE / Yoga Democracy Imagine Aladdin Yoga Legging offers most needs for yoga and gym workouts. The RPET fabric is four-way stretch and sweat wicking. It keeps me stay cool during high sweat exercises. I like the high waist style that keeps everything tucked in, but the elastic band isn't my favorite.
Overall Rating - 9.9 / 10
PROS / Wolven Moonlight Mandala Legging is made with the soft, four-way stretch, fast dry and sweat wicking Recycled PET (RPET) fabric. It is comfortable to wear for any occasion from lounging at home to yoga, and the flat waistband keeps everything tucked in.
CONS / I wish the legging comes with the ankle length. It would be nice to be able to wear it without extra fabric gathering around the ankle.
BOTTOM LINE / Wolven Moonlight Mandala Legging is my new favorite. I love the RPET fabric which provides all the needs for yoga as well as gym workouts. It is also 100% opaque. The legging is comfortable and flattering. It shapes, lifts and hides all the right places of my body.
6/27/19: Wolven recently changed the brand name from Wolven Threads to Wolven. I've updated the article accordingly.
Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging & Oxblood Eclipse Sports Bra
Overall Rating - 9.8 / 10
PROS / Niyama Sol Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging is made with eco-friendly RPET fabric. It is lightweight, four-way stretch, breathable, moisture wicking and fast dry. The tummy tucking waistband is comfortable and pinch-free.
CONS / I wish it comes with a shorter length for petite girls. Since I am only 5'2", unless I wear it over the heel or there is extra fabric bunching at the ankle.
BOTTOM LINE / I love the performance, quality and fit of Niyama Sol Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging. It covers all the needs from yoga, gym workouts to water activities. It shapes and lifts all the right places of the body, and the flat waistband keeps everything tucked in.