Author's Rating - 9.2 / 10
PROS / I love the performance and fit of Om Shanti Clothing Chakra Diamonds Legging. Its four-way stretch and moisture wicking RPET fabric works well for yoga. The legging is flattering with a pinch-free flat waist to keep the tummy tucked in.
CONS / The legging can be see-through unless wearing a nude underwear. The fabric is not high compression, which is less ideal for high impact workouts but perfect for yoga.
BOTTOM LINE / Om Shanti Clothing Chakra Diamonds Legging is a relatively affordable, compared to Alo Yoga, Beyond Yoga and Lululemon, yet high performance legging. The recycled polyester fabric covers all the needs for yoga. It offers four-way stretch, breathable, and moisture wicking properties. The legging provides a comfortable and flattering fit.
I am back! I was away for a month doing 300 hour YTT at Bodhi Yoga Academy in Boulder, CO. The training was intense. I was mentally and physically exhausted about half way into the training. Even so, I didn't give up. I kept going because the time and opportunity were precious. I didn't want to miss anything, especially when I took a month off from work and to be away from home. I've learned so much from my teachers, Irene (@fitqueenirene), Sam (@samseesworld) and Victoria (@_minds_eye). They changed me, in a good way. I also met many new friends who share the same passion as me. I can't be more grateful.
During the training, I've been thinking how I want this blog to be. I may start sharing my personal yoga practice, mainly asana, in addition to yoga wear in the near future. Anyway, I think I am off-track. Let's get back to this week's review of Om Shanti Clothing Chakra Diamonds Legging.
About Om Shanti Clothing -
Om Shanti Clothing, a California based company, was founded by Joel Strauss in 2016. Joel graduated textile college in '66 and was in the fabric manufacturing business for 40 years. After that, he had his own business and worked for several large companies in New York. Around 2010, he got into the apparel business. That was the time when yoga was becoming mainstream (it was also the time when I started practicing yoga). There was a strong trend towards yoga clothing industry. Joel saw the opportunity. He made some friends selling printed leggings out of their yoga studio at the time. They asked if he knew how to make them. He was an expert in fabric and knew instantly how to make it. He found the right yarn, 82% recycled polyester and 18% spandex. Not only does it provide high performance properties, but it is also eco-friendly. The pattern is printed by the method called sublimation printing, which reduces the water waste. All of their yoga products are proudly handmade in the USA.
Details of Om Shanti Clothing Chakra Diamonds Legging -
Top: Athleta Pura Bra, Crushed Berry, S (run small).
Bottom: Om Shanti Clothing Chakra Diamonds Legging, XS (true to size).
I've been wanting to share this legging for quite some time. I thought it would never be sold out, so I kept putting the review on hold. Then I notice that most sizes are no long available. It's time to post this review before it's completely sold out.
The legging is made in the USA.
Om Shanti Clothing Chakra Diamonds Legging is perfect for yoga. The recycled fabric is stretchy, breathable and moisture wicking. It is medium compression, which allows a wide range of movement. Since it's not high compression, it may not be ideal for high impact workouts. The flat waistband stays put with movement. The material is similar to Wolven Moonlight Mandala Legging, except Om Shanti Clothing Chakra Diamonds Legging has lower compression and is cheaper and more affordable.
The legging is well made. It is constructed with overlocking seams throughout and there is a lined gusset for reinforcement. Due to the light color fabric, it is see-through unless I wear a nude color panty, such as Chantelle Seamless Bikini in Ultra Nude (my favorite). I'd say its quality is comparable to an over $100 legging from Lululemon and way better than some so-called luxury leggings.
The XS, my regular size, fits me, but it isn't a snug fit. If you are between sizes, I recommend size down. The legging is flattering. It creates a leggy look, and shapes the butt nicely. It may not sculpt the bum as well as some of my favorites (Niyama Sol Legging and Lululemon WU Full-On Luxtreme Tight), but I am satisfied with it given that fact that it's not a high compression legging. I like the flat waistband as it hides the muffin top and doesn't dig into the waist.
The recycled fabric is stretchy and soft, and the flat waistband is pinch-free. It is the legging I would wear for long period of time, either from studio to street or lounge at home.
I like Om Shanti Clothing Chakra Diamonds Legging for its affordability, high performance and eco-friendly material as well as comfortable fit. The recycled fabric is four-way stretch, moisture wicking and fast dry, everything I need for yoga. The flat waistband provides comfort and keeps the belly covered. The only downfall is that the legging is see-through when wearing a dark color panty.
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