Overall Rating - 9.8 / 10
PROS / Athleta Niyama 7/8 Tight is made with one of the softest fabric, Powervita, by Athleta. It is medium high compression giving the body a gentle hug. The material is four-way stretch, breathable and sweat wicking. The high waist helps keep everything tucked in and laser cut details provide airflow during the practice.
CONS / The cottony soft Powervita fabric is a lint magnet. Note that the lint isn't noticeable on a patterned tight, i.e., Athleta Elation Virasana Stripe 7/8 Tight.
BOTTOM LINE / Athleta Niyama 7/8 Tight is a high performance and stylish legging. Powervita fabric covers all the needs for yoga and the high waist offers tons of support. No only do the laser cut details provide airflow, but they also make a plain legging pop. My favorite design has to be side pockets. They are practical and easy assess.
Overall Rating - 9.4 / 10
PROS / Lululemon Train Times 7/8 Tight 25" is a great legging designed for gym workouts. It provides sufficient compression for muscles support. Full-On Luxtreme fabric helps to keep me stay cool during exercising and the high waist provides great support and coverage.
CONS / While the high waist makes me feel covered and secured, it can be too much compression for yoga. The legging appears to be less flattering than Lululemon Wunder Under Pants on me.
BOTTOM LINE / I like the fit and performance of Lululemon Train Times 7/8 Tight 25" for high impact exercises. Full-On Luxtreme fabric is four-way stretch, breathable, moisture wicking and fast dry. It is high compression and provides "hugged" sensation. The waistband stays put and makes me feel covered throughout the training.
Overall Rating - 9.7 / 10
PROS / Athleta Elation Virasana Stripe 7/8 Tight is made with buttery soft Powervita fabric. It is four-way stretch, breathable and moisture wicking. The high waist provides excellent support and coverage for the midsection, and the legging creates a leggy look.
CONS / I find the legging doesn't keep me stay cool during workout including yoga. The fabric is heavier weight than my preference.
BOTTOM LINE / Athleta Elation Virasana Stripe 7/8 Tight is a classic, must have legging. Other than the fact that it doesn't help me stay cool, it covers most needs for yoga and gym workouts. The stripe gives a flattering fit and the high waist keeps everything tucked in.
Overall Rating - 9.4 / 10
PROS / Lululemon Align Pant II 25" is made with the buttery soft Nulu fabric. It is lightweight, four-way stretch and moisture wicking. It gives the next-to-nothing sensation that you would never want to take the pant off. The high waist provides extraordinary support and coverage for the midsection.
CONS / The pastel color, So Merlot, shows noticeable sweat spots at hip creases during and after the workout. Wearing a seamless underwear is a must to avoid VPL. As to the fit, it is a little bit loose on my ankle.
BOTTOM LINE / Lululemon Align Pant II 25" in So Merlot provides most needs for yoga, including four-way stretch and breathability. The high waist keeps everything tucked in. It would have been a perfect yoga pant if it doesn't leave embarrassing and noticeable sweat spots.
Overall Rating - 9.1 / 10
PROS / Athleta Elation Glades 7/8 Tight, made with recycled Nylon, is four-way stretch, breathable and sweat wicking. The fabric is light weight and low compression, great for heated and non-heated yoga. The high waist provides lots of support and coverage.
CONS / The encased elastic waistband doesn't work for me. It is narrow and not stretchy. I struggle a lot to pull the pant up. I worry that I may rip it off. Once I have the legging up, it fits fine on the waist.
BOTTOM LINE / Athleta Elation Glades 7/8 Tight is a great legging for yoga. I am surprised that the encased "inelastic" band doesn't dig or pinch my skin. The high waist provides great coverage. The recycled material (similar texture to jacquard fabric) is light weight and breathable.