Overall Rating - 9.8 / 10
PROS / DYI Quilted Legging with Pocket is one of the most stretchy yoga pants I've ever tried. It is made with the cottony soft, four-way stretch material. It is breathable and moisture wicking. The flat waistband provides comfort and keeps everything tucked in.
CONS / The legging does not offer high compression needed for high impact workouts, but it's perfect for yoga. The fabric is thicker than I like; however, that makes it a good piece for cold weather.
BOTTOM LINE / I highly recommend DYI Quilted Legging. Not only is it perfect for yoga, but it's also a stylish legging for daily wear. It covers everything I need for yoga featuring four-way stretch, breathability and sweat wicking. The flat, high waist gives excellent coverage for the midsection.
About DYI Define Your Inspiration -
Top: Lululemon Free To Be Bra (Wild), Size 4 (true to size).
Bottom: DTY Quilted Legging with Pocket, Quilted Black, XS (true to size).
Define Your Inspiration (DYI) is a Houton, TX, based activewear and lifestyle apparel brand. The company was founded by Leslie Denby in 2012. I notice that DYI has been gaining more popularity over the past year. Some popular items sold out in no time. To learn more about the brand, please visit DYI Tan Leopard Crop Review.
Details of DYI Quilted Legging -
DYI Quilted Legging with Pocket was released last September. I didn't see it until November when it was restocked. While I was debating whether I should get it, it was sold out the following day. Gladly, I was able to find it on JUJA Active in December. Since DYI runs small based on my previous experience, I ordered a small, which was a mistake. DYI Quilted Legging is true to size. Well, I could still wear it (size small), but it just doesn't hug my body as nicely as an XS would.
While I was hoping to get another pair in XS, DYI brought Quilted Legging back this March again. This time, they introduce a new color Quilted Navy in addition to Quilted Black, which was first released last year. Without hesitation, I ordered Quilted Black in XS and it fits me perfectly. Let's take a close look of DYI Quilted Legging with Pocket to find out why it is so popular.
The legging is made in China.
I can't be happier on how DYI Quilted Legging performs for yoga. Its elasticity is beyond my expectation. The polyester and spandex blend fabric is breathable and sweat wicking. Even though the material is thicker than most of my favorites, I am able to stay cool in a moderate heated class (80-85 degree Fahrenheit). The medium low compression fabric works great for yoga, but some people may find it less than ideal for high impact workouts including running.
DYI Quilted Legging is constructed with flat locking seams and a gusset. I have not experienced any chafing, pilling and color fading after numerous washes and wears. I personally don't believe manufacturing country plays a role in the quality. People have perceptions that American made leggings offer better quality than China, which is not true. Take DYI Quilted Legging as an example, it is made in China, but its quality is impeccable. On the other hand, I am disappointed by the quality of America manufactured Avocado Vintage Easy Rider Legging.
Unlike Tan Leopard Crop, which runs small, DYI Quilted Legging is true to size. When I received it (XS), it looked so tiny. I was worried that I couldn't fit in it. Because the material is super stretchy, my worry was unnecessary. The XS hugs my body like a glove. It not only creates a leggy look, but also shapes and lifts all the right places of my body. I love the flat, high waistband. It provides great coverage for my midsection. Since the waistband sits slightly above my waistline (navel), it rolls down with movement. Although it isn't a deal breaker for me, it can be bothersome to some people and worth to mention here.
Just like how other full length leggings fit on me, I can wear DYI Quilted Legging over the heel or have extra fabric scrunches at the ankle. I wish athleisures consider offering petite sizes for people of similar height like me.
There is a huge pocket on the back. I can easily fit my iPhone 6x in there horizontally. I don't think I would ever put anything in the pocket during my workout, but it could be useful sometimes.
DYI Quilted Legging is a comfortable piece for yoga and casual wear. The fabric is cottony soft, stretchy and breathable. The flat waistband is pinch free. The legging is medium low compression that I can wear it all day long without feeling restricted.
I highly recommend DYI Quilted Legging to everyone regardless you practice yoga or not. It's a fabulous legging for daily wear and yoga (less ideal for high impact workouts due to the low compression fabric). In addition to its incredible elasticity, the fabric is soft, breathable and moisture wicking. The legging is flattering with the flat waistband that hides the muffin top. Before it's completely sold out, go and grab one for yourself now.
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