PROS / Carbon38 Ribbed Regular Rise 7/8 Legging is four-way stretch, breathable and sweat wicking. The ribbed fabric is medium high compression, which is suitable for various exercises from yoga to high impact workouts.
CONS / The regular rise provides enough coverage; however, the encased elastic band is extremely uncomfortable. It pinches and digs into my waist. In addition to that, the legging does not mask sweat.
BOTTOM LINE / Carbon38 Ribbed Regular Rise 7/8 Legging would have been a perfect all around legging if it wasn't for the encased elastic band. The ribbed fabric offers all performance needs, including four ways stretch, breathable, and moisture wicking properties. Although it shows sweat spots, the legging is squat proof.
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.
PROS / Designed for high impact workouts, Varley Estrella Legging provides tons of muscles support. The fabric is four-way stretch allowing full mobility. In addition, it is moisture-wicking and quick dry.
CONS / The waistband slightly digs in to the skin. The fabric provides too much compression for yoga (not really a bad thing since it is meant to be high compression).
BOTTOM LINE / Varley Estrella Legging has me covered in high impact workouts with great muscles support and body hugging sensation. Not only is the high compression fabric four-way stretch, it is also sweat wicking. It keeps me stay cool during sweaty exercises. Moreover, it gives the butt a nice lift.
PROS / Beyond Yoga Viper High Waisted Midi Legging is a stylish legging. Made with medium high compression faux leather fabric, it provides tons of muscles support and body hugging sensation.
CONS / The fabric has plastic feel and does not breathe well. Also, it fall short on elasticity.
BOTTOM LINE / Although Beyond Yoga Viper High Waisted Midi Legging is super cute and stylish, it does not cover performance needs in yoga and gym workouts. Not only does it feel plastic, but it also lacks of stretchiness and breathability. The shiny finish gives an unflattering look.
PROS / Sweaty Betty Disco Foil High Waisted 7/8 Workout Legging provides performance needs for gym workouts. Not only is it four-way stretch, but it also features sweat wicking property. Combined the medium-high compression fabric with the high waist, it gives tons of support and makes me feel secured during the workout.
CONS / The gunmetal glitter print does not hide sweat stains. The legging fits loose behind the knee to accommodate the less stretch foil print.
BOTTOM LINE / Sweaty Betty Disco Foil High Waisted 7/8 Workout Legging is stylish and yet covers all performance needs at the gym. The medium-high compression fabric provides tons of muscles support and the high waist keeps the belly tucked in. Although it is quad proof, it doesn't mask sweat stains.