PROS / Made with an unique faux leather coated fabric, CRZ YOGA Coated Faux Leather Legging is lightweight, four-way stretch and breathable. Not only is it stylish, but it also covers basic needs for various workouts.
CONS / The legging is not flattering on me. It doesn't shape nor lift the butt, and the encased elastic waistband digs in to the skin.
BOTTOM LINE / Unfortunately, CRZ YOGA Coated Faux Leather Legging does not work for me due to its unflattering fit. That being said, it is a stylish legging featuring four-way stretch and great breathability. For $24, it has you covered from studio / gym to street.
Hsiaolin Yoga -
Besides working on my new website, I recently add a new class to the schedule. I am honored to lead a Mysore Ashtanga class at Downtown Yoga Shala every Friday morning. It has been my dream and it finally comes true. I probably should have more faith in myself, but I worry I am not qualified to teach Mysore classes. It requires a different skill set than teaching vinyasa classes and I'd like to get more training and experience on it. This feeling links back to the Dunning-Kruger Effect that I shared few weeks ago. Regardless how many years I have been practicing and teaching yoga, I never feel enough. On the positive note, I receive some positive and heart touching feedback from students, and they mean everything to me.
About CRZ YOGA -
There is limited information about CRZ YOGA, and I have shared as much as I know in my previous review. Please visit Budget Stretching Pants Series - CRZ YOGA Naked Feeling High Waist Legging (25") to find out more about the brand.
Details of CRZ YOGA Coated Faux Leather Legging -
I was quite excited when seeing CRZ YOGA Coated Faux Leather Legging on Amazon. I love faux leather leggings, but they often fall short on the performance. Most fabrics are too thick and they don't breath well. With my positive experience of CRZ YOGA Naked Feeling High Waist Legging (25"), I have high hopes for this pair. Let's take a close look of CRZ YOGA Coated Faux Leather Legging in color Green March.
Top: Yvette Sculpt Strappy Sports Bra, Black, 34B (true to size; I am between 32-34B).
Bottom: CRZ YOGA Coated Faux Leather Legging, Green March, XS (true to size).
It is made in China.
Since I don't plan to keep the legging, I do not test its performance for any workout. The rating is given based on the short period of time when I have it on. That said, CRZ YOGA Coated Faux Leather Legging is made with the medium compression fabric. It is lightweight and suitable for wide range of workouts including yoga and HIIT. The fabric is also very breathable and stretchy, unlike most faux leather leggings in the market.
The legging has a very strong vinegar smell, which I am pretty sure is coming from the leather texture coating. The smell may go away after washes, but I don't know for sure. I notice that the fabric isn't neatly cut, which is also the case with CRZ YOGA Naked Feeling High Waist Legging. As circled in the picture below, there are few triangle pieces hanging along the seam and the gusset inside the legging. The good news is that it doesn't affect the appearance, fit and function of the legging. Other than that, I don't have other quality related concern. It is sewn with flatlocking stitches and there is a lined gusset. Both features deliver great durability. The coated faux leather fabric is squat proof.
It is true to size and I wear my regular size XS. The inseam is measured 25", not 28" as advertised. It is a perfect length for me, but it doesn't give a flattering fit. First of all, the encased elastic waistband digs in to the skin and shows the muffin top. Secondly, the legging does not shape or lift the butt. It looks quite awful from the back, which is the main reason that I am sending it back. Lastly, it bunches over my knees. I don't think the legging fits loose. It is just not the right fit for my body shape.
It is the most comfortable and softest faux leather legging I've ever tried. Thanks to the base Naked Feeling fabric. In addition to the soft touch, it is also breathable. Unlike CRZ YOGA Naked Feeling High Waist Legging (elastic-free waist), Coated Faux Leather Legging has an encased elastic waistband and it pinches the skin.
It is too bad that CRZ YOGA Coated Faux Leather Legging doesn't fit my body shape or it would be a stylish and yet functional workout pant. It is the softest and the most breathable faux leather legging I've tried. The coated fabric is lightweight and medium compression, designed for various activities from gentle yoga to high impact workouts.
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