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90 Degree by Reflex Squatproof Interlink Review

Breathable, but the fit is not perfect and these pants are not as durable as they could be
90 Degree by Reflex Squatproof Interlink
Photo: 90 Degree by Reflex
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Price:  $40 List | $26.99 at Amazon
Pros:  Breathable, moisture wicking fabric
Cons:  Sagged down during high-intensity activity, not durable
Manufacturer:   90 Degree by Reflex
By Bo Outland ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Dec 14, 2020
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  • Breathability - 25% 3
  • Ease of Movement - 25% 6
  • Comfort and Fit - 25% 5
  • Durability - 25% 2

Our Verdict

The 90 Degree by Reflex are flattering and breathable, but they sometimes do not want to stay in place. We loved wearing them in yoga because poses where our legs were spread apart helped keep our pants up. When we did HIIT or running, we found that we were constantly pulling them up to avoid a 'saggy-crotch' situation. The biggest downfall is its durability. From the first moment we tried them on, we heard audible sounds in the seams, which turned into holes later on. Lastly, the purple color turned more grey after use and several washes.

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Pros Breathable, moisture wicking fabricLightweight, breathable, easy to move in, inexpensiveInexpensive, awesome pockets, loose and easy to flow through practiceLightweight, lots of pockets, durableDurable, warm, comfortable fabric, inexpensive
Cons Sagged down during high-intensity activity, not durableFabric is a little stiff compared to others, durability issues in previous pairsToo loose and "baggy" in areas, thin, see through like material, only one style of patternTight elastic band around waistSometimes too warm, falls down during running or HIIT
Bottom Line Breathable, but the fit is not perfect and these pants are not as durable as they could beA good pant for the price that will make you question whether the expensive ones are really worth itIf you don't want to spend much on a pair of yoga pants, these are comfortable with awesome pockets you'll fall in love withWe loved the lightweight nature, which makes them versatileA durable pant perfect for yoga practice or high-friction sports like rock climbing
Rating Categories 90 Degree by Reflex... 90 Degree by Reflex... Hofi High Waisted ODODOS Dual Pocket Amazon Core 10 Buil...
Breathability (25%)
3.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
3.0
Ease Of Movement (25%)
6.0
9.0
9.0
7.0
8.0
Comfort And Fit (25%)
5.0
8.0
6.0
7.0
6.0
Durability (25%)
2.0
8.0
8.0
8.0
10.0
Specs 90 Degree by Reflex... 90 Degree by Reflex... Hofi High Waisted ODODOS Dual Pocket Amazon Core 10 Buil...
Material 76% Polyester, 24% Spandex 87% Nylon, 13% Spandex 77% Polyester, 23% Spandex 86% Polyester, 14% Spandex 88% polyester, 12% spandex
Key Pocket Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Features "Squatproof" Interlink fabric, phone pockets, 4-way stretch Moisture wicking, 4-way stretch fabric High waist, gusseted crotch, special line design to "shape body", inner and side pockets Four pockets, 4-way stretch, crotch gusset Available in different lengths

Our Analysis and Test Results

Performance Comparison


Movements when our legs were spread apart kept these pants in place.
Movements when our legs were spread apart kept these pants in place.

Breathability


The material is a polyester and spandex blend and is very thick, especially around the pocket area. Despite the thickness, we found these pants to be very breathable during hot yoga and while we were running. However, the pockets on the side added an extra layer of fabric that made the pant feel more substantial and constricting.

The 90 Degree Reflex are a very breathable option for hot yoga!
The 90 Degree Reflex are a very breathable option for hot yoga!

Ease of Movement


We found during high-intensity activities, these yoga pants tended to ride down a bit, causing a 'saggy crotch.' This is not ideal when you are trying to focus on maintaining breath and consistency during practice. During our runs and HIIT sessions, we found ourselves stopping to readjust often. It is especially surprising these pants ride down because they are advertised as a "tummy control" pant. However, we did high-intensity activities and found they would ride away from our tummy, causing a bit of a muffin top around our belly.

When we used the side pockets for our phone on runs, we found the pants would ride down even faster. These pockets are only useful for post-yoga brunches when you want to carry your phone and wallet. Regardless of these pant's unwillingness to stay in place during high-intensity activities, we found them easy to move in during yoga and other light to medium intensity exercises. Yoga involves our legs being spread out quite a bit, and we found those movements help keep our pants in place.

When we went running in 90 Degree Reflex, they rode down a lot!...
When we went running in 90 Degree Reflex, they rode down a lot! Creating a 'saggy-crotch'. Not cute.

Comfort and Fit


The first time we put 90 Degree Relex on, we thought they were a great fit. However, with use, the seams started to loosen up significantly, which contributed to them riding down a lot. These pants are supposed to fit tight around your ankle, but during high-intensity activity, we found the ankle would flare out a bit from these pants, riding down. To reiterate, because these pants ride down, you may get a saggy bum and crotch, which is not ideal during high-intensity activities (we do not appreciate having to pull them up during practice).

When 90 Degree Reflex yoga pants are pulled up all the way, they are...
When 90 Degree Reflex yoga pants are pulled up all the way, they are very flattering!

Durability


Have you ever given a pair of pants a good tug to pull them up and hear an audible sound in the seams? This is precisely what we experienced the first time we put these pants on. It is not because we ordered the wrong size. Yoga pants are meant to fit tight, and when the seams are made correctly, there is no problem in giving your pants a big tug to pull them up. Around the bum and thighs, there is visible tearing and the start of holes — just from putting these pants on.

As you can see, there are little tears from the seams breaking.
As you can see, there are little tears from the seams breaking.

The color of the fabric faded significantly through our testing. You can see in the photos below that when we first had them; they were a vibrant color, but when we completed testing, they almost look grey.

You can see at the beginning of our testing 90 Degree Reflex had a...
You can see at the beginning of our testing 90 Degree Reflex had a much more vibrant color. The color is not almost a light grey.

There were significant stains that appeared on the pant through testing. We washed these pants according to 90 Degree suggestion and did not spill anything on them besides our sweat. Needless to say, we were disappointed in this metric, but it might be something to look past if you're interested in the lower price.

Through our testing, a lot of unknown stains appeared on the front...
Through our testing, a lot of unknown stains appeared on the front of these pants.

Value


These pants come in at a low price point compared to many of the others we tried. While they did prove to be very breathable, there were many moments we were frustrated with the way these pants fit. When considering the value of yoga pants, we feel one of the most important metrics to acknowledge is their durability. Out of the pants we tried, these are one of the least durable. If you are looking for a better option with pockets at a similar price point, we suggest the ODODOS.

Conclusion


Within the first moment of trying them on, we knew they were not going to be our favorite. They immediately ripped at the seams, and tiny holes started to form where the ripping took place. While they were very breathable, that is about the only good quality these pants had going for them. The advertised "tummy control" did not do much to control our tummy, and we found ourselves frustrated with the overall fit.

Bo Outland