PROS / The medium high compression fabric makes Lovewave The Jackson Pant suitable for various exercises, including yoga and high impact workouts. The high waist keeps the tummy tucked in and provides tons of support and coverage.
CONS / The legging runs small, especially the waist. The V-seam of the waistband makes my tummy look bloated. While the legging masks sweat stains, it doesn't breathe well.
BOTTOM LINE / Lovewave The Jackson Pant covers basic performance needs (four-way stretch, fast dry and shape retention) for wide range of workouts; however, it fall short of the breathability. The high waist provides great support and hides the muffin top, but it doesn't flatter my body curvatures well.
Author's Rating - 7.7 / 10
PROS / Carbon38 Tanjung Legging is cute with intricately handwoven macrame detailing trails up the leg. The fabric is silky smooth. It is high compression providing tons of muscles support for high impact workouts.
CONS / It runs small. I wear my regular size XS and it is very snug. The intricacy woven detail is beautiful yet uncomfortable. It lacks of elasticity and leaves indentation skin marks.
BOTTOM LINE / Carbon38 Tanjung Legging is a show stopper. I was sold by the intricately handwoven detail, but it is not practical. It is not very stretchy and leaves indentation red marks on the skin. The legging runs small and my regular size (XS) fits pretty tight. That said, the fabric is soft and high compression (great for high impact workouts). The encased elastic band is pinch-free and keeps everything tucked in.
Author's Rating - 6.9 / 10
PROS / The medium high compression fabric of Beach Riot Riot Legging Blue works well for high impact workouts and provides sufficient muscles support. The super high waistband keeps everything tucked in and hides the muffin top.
CONS / At a such high price point, I am disappointed by the overlocking seams. The legging runs small. By wearing one size up, the leg and hip fit well on me; however, the waistband is quite snug. The front rise is too long which causing excess fabric around the crotch (not camel toe but close enough). Overall, the fit is off.
BOTTOM LINE / Beach Riot Riot Legging Blue is a cute and catchy legging with the studded embellishment. Other than the performance fabric that I like, the fit and the quality do not meet my expectations. Personally, I think the legging is overpriced.
Carbon38 Cosmic Legging
Overall Rating - 8.6 / 10
PROS / Made with silky soft, lightweight and medium compression fabric, Carbon38 Cosmic Legging suits for both yoga and gym workouts. The microfibre construction allows air to flow and wicks away the moisture from hot and sweaty exercises. The focal point, metallic foil cosmic printings, is sturdy (no cracking or peeling after several washes).
CONS / I don't like the ultra high waisted design. The front rise is too long and the elastic band is too wide. The waistband covers up to my lower ribs which makes me feel restricted and uncomfortable.
BOTTOM LINE / Carbon38 Cosmic Legging is a great all purpose legging. It covers most needs from high impact workouts to yoga. I wish it comes with a flat waistband. The encased elastic is never comfortable. With a such high rise wide elastic band, it presses into lower ribs and makes me feel like wearing a shapewear.
Overall Rating - 8.4 / 10
PROS / Made with the silk-like compression fabric, Ultracor Ultra Velvet Houndstooth Legging is engineered to sculpt and hold the shape of the body. The legging covers everything I need for gym workouts. Thanks to the unique seamless front rise design, the legging is camel-toe free.
CONS / The waistband is an exposed elastic. It is slightly scratchy and it leaves red marks on the waist. Some people may appreciate the built-in underwear (shapewear), but it's not for me. It rides up and causes discomfort (doesn't matter I wear a underwear or not).
BOTTOM LINE / Ultracor Ultra Velvet Houndstooth Legging doesn't work for me regardless how expensive and popular it is. I like its silky soft, high compression fabric. It is stretchy, breathable and fast dry; however, the exposed elastic band causes the skin irritation. I would wear it for 30 minute gym workouts, but not for over an over hour long yoga.