Overall Rating - 9.8 / 10
PROS / Niyama Sol Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging is made with eco-friendly RPET fabric. It is lightweight, four-way stretch, breathable, moisture wicking and fast dry. The tummy tucking waistband is comfortable and pinch-free.
CONS / I wish it comes with a shorter length for petite girls. Since I am only 5'2", unless I wear it over the heel or there is extra fabric bunching at the ankle.
BOTTOM LINE / I love the performance, quality and fit of Niyama Sol Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging. It covers all the needs from yoga, gym workouts to water activities. It shapes and lifts all the right places of the body, and the flat waistband keeps everything tucked in.
About Niyama Sol SolBox -
What an exciting news! Niyama Sol, one of my favorite activewear brands, launched SolBox last Dec. SolBox is a monthly subscription service that gives you access to limited edition designs, box exclusives and special items from their brand partners. There are three subscription plans available for SolBox:
I had been wanting to subscribe to SolBox since its launching last Dec, but I didn't do it until this February. Well, I am not a fan of any subscription service and I have more than enough (way too many) yoga pants. But, I couldn't resist when Niyama Sol offered additional 10% off for the first month subscription. I first signed up for One Item Look because there is a chance that I may be getting jewelry or accessories, which I don't wear, from Two Item Look. After exchanging few emails with customer service, I decided to upgrade to Two Item Look since they are able to put a note in my account saying that I don't wear jewelry or accessories to ensure everything I receive is "useful." Ever better... I asked if I could have Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging in my first box, and they accommodated my request. I can't be more satisfied with my first ever subscription service.
Top: Niyama Sol Oxblood Eclipse Sports Bra, XS/S (run big).
Bottom: Niyama Sol Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging, S (run small).
After priding how cool SolBox is, let's check out the quality, performance and fit of the items I received, Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging and Oxblood Eclipse Sports Bra.
Details of Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging -
The legging is made in China.
The RPET fabric from Niyama Sol is one of my favorite activewear materials. It is buttery soft, four-way stretch, breathable, moisture wicking and fast dry. The material is lightweight with perfect compression (medium high) for any activity. I wear it to the studio for yoga, to the gym for Tabata, outdoor for running and even to work. The flat waistband stays put with movement and provides coverage and support that I like.
I am pleased by its quality. Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging is constructed with flatlocking seams. It also has a lined diamond shaped gusset. The legging is 100% opaque. Please note that some leggings (depending on patterns) from Niyama Sol can be see-through with dark panties.
I noticed Niyama Sol has made improvements on the fabric. Compared to Gypsy Sol Beachcomber Crop, released in 2016, the new fabric is thicker and more resistant to pilling and shedding. When I rub Gypsy Sol Beachcomber Crop against my hand (the old fabric), there is lint shedding from the legging, while there is no shedding at all from Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging. I appreciate how Niyama Sol continues to improve their fabric.
It runs small and I wear a size small. It fits like a glove on me and enhances body curvatures very well. It not only creates a leggy look, but also lifts and shapes the butt nicely. The two-way flat waistband (either wear it high like I do in the pictures or fold down for low rise look) keeps the tummy tucked in and hides the muffin top.
You can check out co-founder Allison Hart @allihart916 on Instagram. She rocks the low rise look.
I am willing to trade in all my jeans and pants for Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging or any legging from Niyama Sol. I love how smooth and soft the RPET fabric is. The high waistband is comfortable and pinch-free. I am thrilled by how comfortable it is.
I wouldn't sign up monthly Solbox subscription if wasn't for Niyama Sol. I am always a fan of its design, including this Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging. In terms of performance, It covers all the needs for yoga and more. The RPET fabric is soft, four-way stretch, breathable, sweat wicking and fast dry. It is chafe and pilling free. The flat waistband provides excellent support and coverage. Most importantly, it gives a flattering look.
About Oxblood Eclipse Sports Bra -
Oxblood Eclipse Sports Bra is my third sports bra from Niyama Sol, but it's my first eclipse style. I wear XS/S and it fits more like a small, which is slightly loose. Unfortunately, this is the smallest size they have. Besides the under chest elastic band being too loose, the straps are too long. In some of pictures I share here, you can see how the strap isn't flat against my shoulder blade. The bra comes with removable pads for coverage, which is a must for me. Overall, it's comfortable and stylish, but it doesn't fit well on me.
Where to Buy -
Niyama Sol SolBox subscription is only available at Niyama Sol. As to Malbec Rib Knit Barefoot Legging and Oxblood Eclipse Sports Bra , I haven't been able to find them anywhere else besides Niyama Sol.
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