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Beyond Yoga Spacedye Caught in the Midi High Waisted Review

We loved the soft fabric and they are great for gentle yoga
Beyond Yoga Spacedye Caught in the Midi High Waisted
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Price:  $97 List | $97.00 at Amazon
Pros:  Soft fabric, great for restorative classes
Cons:  Camel-toe creator, no compression, not durable
Manufacturer:   Beyond Yoga
By Bo Outland ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Dec 14, 2020
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  • Breathability - 25% 3
  • Ease of Movement - 25% 9
  • Comfort and Fit - 25% 6
  • Durability - 25% 2

Our Verdict

The Beyond Yoga Caught In The Midi, are perfect for the pure yin, restorative, and kundalini yogi. They are also ideal for someone who seeks out the most comfortable fabric, though comfort is the only genuinely fantastic aspect of these pants. They are not incredibly breathable, making them best suited for yoga that does not make you sweat. We also found they create an apparent camel toe when you pull them up, making for an occasional embarrassing moment with other yogis. Of all the pants we tried, they pulled the most in high-friction areas.

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Pros Soft fabric, great for restorative classesButtery soft, easy to move in, great color options and fit, comfortable, breathableCompressive, shaping, stylish, and durableLightweight, breathable, easy to move in, inexpensiveDurable, look great on, comfortable material, breathable, capri fit
Cons Camel-toe creator, no compression, not durableNeeds delicate careA little tight, thick, could be more breathableFabric is a little stiff compared to others, durability issues in previous pairsA little tight around the waist, not much variety in style and color
Bottom Line The fabric is super soft, but the fit and durability were disappointing for the price tagSoft and comfortable for various athletic activities, we love their breathability, ease of movement, and color optionsA compressive all-around tight that's great for most activities, but doesn't breathe well for a heated yoga classAn inexpensive pair that works well for a variety of stylesPerforms well for most yoga classes and is a great addition to the closet
Rating Categories Spacedye Caught in the Midi... Lululemon Align II Patagonia Centered Tights High Waist Powerflex Transform High-Waisted Capri
Breathability (25%)
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Ease Of Movement (25%)
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Specs Spacedye Caught in... Lululemon Align II Patagonia Centered... High Waist Powerflex Transform...
Material 87% polyester, 13% Lycra 80% nylon, 20% Lycra 85% Recycled polyester, 15% Spandex jersey 87% Nylon, 13% Spandex 88% Supplex nylon, 12% Lycra
Key Pocket No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Features Quick drying, 4-way stretch Comfortable waistband that lies flat against skin, naked sensation, hidden pocket in waistband, high waisted Recycled material, flattering wide waistband with 1/2 inch elastic band, soft thread in seems for skin to skin comfort, key pocket Moisture wicking, 4-way stretch fabric Wide waistband, double layer powermesh inset panels in waist for max support, triangle gusseted crotch, high waist

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Beyond Yoga Caught in the Midi are incredibly comfortable, making them perfect for restorative yoga or lounging around the house. They're not the most breathable for hot weather or yoga, and when we pulled them up too high, they gave us an apparent camel toe.

Performance Comparison




Breathability


The Caught in the Midi are warm, but not very breathable. The fabric on these pants is very soft, but the softness was very insulating; in hot yoga, these pants were a little much. The material absorbs moisture from your sweat, so when you're done with yoga, it feels like you're wearing a wet towel. However, for yoga in a cooler environment (especially during stay-at-home orders), they were perfect. We found them especially comfortable for Yin style classes and lounging around the house. They also proved to be an excellent option for cold winter sports. The Caught in the Midi also provided plenty of insulation under our snow gear.

During the stay-in-place orders, the Beyond Yoga Pants helped us...
During the stay-in-place orders, the Beyond Yoga Pants helped us feel nice and warm because we could not go to hot yoga.

Ease of Movement


The Caught In the Midi were very easy to move in. We found that we did not think about them too much during yoga, and they gave us enough movement to do whatever pose we wanted to do. However, with running and HIIT training, they did not provide enough compression on our legs. As a result, we found ourselves continually pulling up our pants.

The comfort of Beyond Yoga pants let us go into the fullest...
The comfort of Beyond Yoga pants let us go into the fullest expression of any yoga pose.

Comfort and Fit


Comfort is the number one thing these pants have going for them. The first time we tried them on, we were dumbfounded by how comfy they are. The fabric is made out of 87% Polyester and 13% Lycra, and Beyond Yoga have made a silky soft blend. They are perfect for a restorative yoga practice or light exercise. Caught in the Midi's only competitor is the Lululemon Align pant, which has better compression for more intense activities.

Our biggest problem with these pants is that they create a camel toe when pulled up too high. Because there isn't enough compression for higher-impact activities, we found ourselves pulling them up quite a bit, and a camel toe appeared as a result.

When pulled up too high, the Beyond Yoga Pants gave us an...
When pulled up too high, the Beyond Yoga Pants gave us an uncomfortable fit.

Durability


The Caught in the Midi are not the most durable. Over time and with several washes, they became less soft. Pilling also became apparent in the high-friction zone between our thighs (we even followed all the washing instructions). Beyond Yoga suggests that you machine wash these pants with similar fabric and leave them out to hang dry.

The material is fragile. In fact, the pair we tried ripped on the knee cap, and we don't know how. If you are looking for a yoga pant that is more durable but still has the same softness, we suggest checking out Lululemon Align.

We tore a small hole in the knee of these pants and do not know how!
We tore a small hole in the knee of these pants and do not know how!

Value


The Caught in the Midi are more expensive than many options we tried. Ideal for gentle/restorative yoga, they are worth the price tag for someone who knows they are spending the extra dough on comfort. Be prepared that these pants may not last as long as some, due to their super soft fabric.

Conclusion


While we loved the comfort of the Beyond Yoga Caught In the Midi, that is where it ends. They aren't the most breathable, and are best suited for gentle yoga or lounging (we all need a pair!).

Beyond Yoga pants were very comfortable, but not the most flattering...
Beyond Yoga pants were very comfortable, but not the most flattering pants we tried.

Bo Outland