Author's Rating - 9.7 / 10
Bra: Lululemon Flow Y Bra, Size 4 (true to size)
Bottom: Lululemon Align Pant II 25", Rip Wave Purple Thunder Black, Size 4 (true to size)
YOGINI'S CLOSET UNFOLD -
1. Size – I wear my regular Lululemon size 4.
2. Style – Ankle length legging.
3. Inseam – 25" long. It fits me more like a full length legging (I am 5'2").
4. Front Rise – 10.75" high rise.
5. Waistband – 4.75" no-dig flat waistband with a hidden pocket.
6. Fabric – 76% Nylon + 24% Lycra Elastane.
7. Design for – Heated and non-heated yoga or any non high impact exercises.
8. Cost – Retail price $98. Being in the Sweat Collective Program, I received 25% discount.
9. Stitch Seam – Flatlocking seams.
10. Crotch Seam – A panel extended down to the ankle. Note that the gusset is not lined.
As of today, Lululemon "Align" collection includes four lengths / styles:
- Align Pant II 25" and 28"
- Align Crop 19" and 21"
Comparing Align Pant II 25" (top left picture) to Align Crop 19" (top right picture), I like the fit of the Crop 19" better. Somehow, the Pant 25" does not give a tight fit on my ankle. I wonder if it will fit better on a taller person as the pant won't go all the way down to the ankle like it is on me. Besides this less than flattering fit on my ankle, I don't have anything else to complain. It hides the muffin top, provides great coverage, lifts the bum and gives a slim look.
The "Align" collection uses Nulu fabric, one of the fabrics from the Naked Sensation. It is lightweight and buttery soft. The fabric has cottony feel, similar to Luon yet different. Nulu gives next-to-nothing sensation, while Luon doesn't. Nulu dries super fast, which is a great bonus for heated yoga. Another great feature is that it is four-way stretch. It is so stretchy that you will never run into any limitation in asana practice. The only limitation will be your mobility.
The no-dig high waist is almost a must for my yoga pants today. I am spoiled. I don't even want to wear my old leggings that are standard or low waisted style, which used to be my favorite. I want to point out that most of high waisted leggings do not have hidden pockets, but the Align Crop and Pant are two exceptions. There is a stash pocket on the inner waistband, which can be useful for some of you.
Few days ago, while I was talking to my Tabata classmate, she told me how satisfied she was with her most recent purchase from Lululemon. She asked me if I've ever tried the Align pant. I said yes, it's my favorite! She agreed with me that Nulu fabric is the softest and most comfortable fabric in the market. We both went on on how much we like about the Naked Sentation for minutes. We got so excited. I think I've said enough on how much I like about the Align Pant / Crop and Nulu fabric. I highly recommend you to check out this perfect yoga pant.
Where to buy -
Lululemon Align Pant II 25" in Rip Wave Purple Thunder Black is available online. You may also find it in your local stores. The pattern Rip Wave Purple Thunder Black also comes with Align Pant II 28", which is sold online only.