Overall Rating - 8.4 / 10
PROS / Made with the silk-like compression fabric, Ultracor Ultra Velvet Houndstooth Legging is engineered to sculpt and hold the shape of the body. The legging covers everything I need for gym workouts. Thanks to the unique seamless front rise design, the legging is camel-toe free.
CONS / The waistband is an exposed elastic. It is slightly scratchy and it leaves red marks on the waist. Some people may appreciate the built-in underwear (shapewear), but it's not for me. It rides up and causes discomfort (doesn't matter I wear a underwear or not).
BOTTOM LINE / Ultracor Ultra Velvet Houndstooth Legging doesn't work for me regardless how expensive and popular it is. I like its silky soft, high compression fabric. It is stretchy, breathable and fast dry; however, the exposed elastic band causes the skin irritation. I would wear it for 30 minute gym workouts, but not for over an over hour long yoga.
Author's Rating - 9.5 / 10
PROS / Beyond Yoga Olympus High Waisted Midi Legging is a sleek and high performance legging. The fabric is four-way stretch, great shape retention and fast dry. The ultra high waist offers a controlled fit and keep the belly tucked in.
CONS / As much as I like high waisted leggings, this one is too high for me. It covers all the way up to my lower ribs and folds down easily.
BOTTOM LINE / I love the "naked sensation" of Beyond Yoga Olympus High Waisted Midi Legging. The fabric offers everything I need from yoga to gym workouts. While the high waist provides tons of support and coverage for the midsection, it's too high for my taste; nonetheless, it is still one of my go-to leggings.
Overall Rating - 9.2 / 10
PROS / Carbon38 Nova Legging is a well made and stylish legging. The fabric is four-way stretch, breathable and fast dry. It covers most needs for yoga and training. Not only is the ruched waistband cute, it is also comfortable. I like how it keeps everything tucked in and hides the muffin top.
CONS / The legging runs big (not a snug fit on me), especially around the groin. Since I am only 5'2", there is some fabric gathering around the ankle (very little), not enough to wear it over the heel.
BOTTOM LINE / Carbon38 Nova Legging is a versatile, high performance legging that can be worn to heated and non-heated yoga classes, gym workouts as well as outside the studio. The wide ruched waistband is comfortable and provides full coverage for the stomach. The legging runs big. Size down for a true size fit.
Overall Rating - 9.9 / 10
PROS / DYI Navy + Ivy Striped Printed Signature Crop covers everything I need for yoga as well as gym workouts. The medium high compression fabric is four-way stretch, breathable and moisture wicking. The flat and wide waistband fits comfortably around the stomach and stays put with movement.
CONS / I can't think of anything I dislike about this legging. If I have to pick one, I wish the bottom hem could have fitted tighter below the calf.
BOTTOM LINE / DYI Navy + Ivy Striped Printed Signature Crop is a great legging that I highly recommend to everyone. Either you are a dedicated yogini, a gym rat or neither, the legging has you covered. It provides a wide range of movement for yoga, sufficient compression to support muscles for high intensity workouts, and a comfortably hug for lounging at home.
Overall Rating - 9.9 / 10
PROS / Lululemon WU HR Tight in Luminosity Foil Print Black Black is a slick yet high performance legging. It is made with the high compression Full-On Luxtreme fabric. It is four-way stretch and sweat wicking. It provides great breathability and helps me stay cool during practice. The flat waistband is comfortable and keeps everything tucked in.
CONS / It is too long for my height (5'2"). Unless I wear the legging over the heel or I have to be ok with the extra fabric gathering around the ankle. Even though Lululemon offers free hemming service, I feel it changes the look of the legging and ends up fitting loose at the ankle.
BOTTOM LINE / Lululemon WU HR Tight in Luminosity Foil Print Black Black is my favorite shine, shimmering legging. Not only does it give a flattering look, but it also covers needs (performance wise) for yoga and gym workouts. I really like how it hugs my body with the flat waistband keeping everything tucked in.