Hofi High Waisted Review
Cons: Too loose and "baggy" in areas, thin, see through like material, only one style of pattern
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Hofi High Waisted
|Price||$18.99 at Amazon||$98 List||$79.00 at Backcountry|
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|Pros||Inexpensive, awesome pockets, loose and easy to flow through practice||Buttery soft, easy to move in, great color options and fit, comfortable, breathable||Compressive, shaping, stylish, and durable||Lightweight, breathable, easy to move in, inexpensive||Durable, look great on, comfortable material, breathable, capri fit|
|Cons||Too loose and "baggy" in areas, thin, see through like material, only one style of pattern||Needs delicate care||A little tight, thick, could be more breathable||Fabric is a little stiff compared to others, durability issues in previous pairs||A little tight around the waist, not much variety in style and color|
|Bottom Line||An inexpensive pair of yoga pants that performs well for most types of yoga - plus they have useful pockets||Soft and comfortable for various athletic activities, we love their breathability, ease of movement, and color options||A compressive all-around tight that's great for most activities, but doesn't breathe well for a heated yoga class||An inexpensive pair that works well for a variety of styles||Performs well for most yoga classes and is a great addition to the closet|
|Rating Categories||Hofi High Waisted||Lululemon Align II||Patagonia Centered Tights||High Waist Powerflex||Transform High-Waisted Capri|
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|Comfort And Fit (25%)|
|Specs||Hofi High Waisted||Lululemon Align II||Patagonia Centered...||High Waist Powerflex||Transform...|
|Material||77% Polyester, 23% Spandex||80% nylon, 20% Lycra||85% Recycled polyester, 15% Spandex jersey||87% Nylon, 13% Spandex||88% Supplex nylon, 12% Lycra|
|Features||High waist, gusseted crotch, special line design to "shape body", inner and side pockets||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 Hofi High Waist Yoga Pants are made of 77% polyester and 23% spandex. They have dozens of colors to choose from with some fun patterns and come in sizes XS to XXL.
The polyester and spandex blend used in the Hofi legging does a great job of wicking away moisture and maintaining decent breathability. Due to being constructed from a thin material, they're almost on the verge of see-through. Fortunately, the thin fabric does allow for a decent amount of breathability, and they rated on par with our Best Buy Award Winner, the 90 Degree by Reflex High Waist legging in the breathability metric.
That being said, they weren't our top choice for a hot yoga class. If you are looking for a pant exclusively for hot yoga, we recommend the Lululemon Train ⅞ or the Onzie which both received top scores and are our two favorites for heated classes.
Ease of Movement
The Hofi allow you to flow smoothly through your practice. The high-waisted band only has a thin piece of elastic on top, which keeps the pants firmly in place but doesn't restrict or impede your movement. Overall, these pants scored well in our ease of movement metric.
Comfort and Fit
The Hofi leggings are on the looser side for fit. On the one hand, this allows for easy, nonrestricted movement. Unfortunately, the extra fabric bunched up in the crotch region, which is unflattering, to say the least. The polyester and spandex blend is smooth against the skin, but the lack of support and compression made this one of our least favorites in the "comfort and fit" category. We recommend downsizing from your regular fit to help with this problem.
We didn't have any specific durability issues during testing; this particular type of fabric doesn't seem to pill, which can be a downfall of many yoga pants. The Hofi leggings are designed from a thin blend of polyester and spandex that's so thin that we might even refer to them as being a bit see-through. While we can not draw any absolute correlations between the thinness of the material and the pant's durability, we certainly have noticed over time that the pairs with thicker material tend to stretch out at a slower pace.
These pants have two pockets, one located on each side of the quad. Perfect for a credit card, phone, or key, we are obsessed. Maybe it's the fact that girls never seem to have adequate pockets, but we loved this addition to the leggings.
The Hofi leggings have a high-waisted fit and come in a variety of colors with a funky base pattern. As a cheaper pair on the market, we thought they were adequately stylish. The Hofi pants are an excellent pair for the price, and boy do we love the fabulous pockets, but they're not our favorite by any means.
These pants are great for someone who doesn't want to spend a large sum of money on a pair of yoga pants, or may just be getting into their practice. They breathe and perform well for most types of yoga, plus the pockets make them a perfect errand-running option.
These pants retail for one of the cheapest prices in our review. For just a little more, the 90 Degree by Reflex earned an award; the 90 Degree has a bit more compression, which allowed for better comfort and fit than the Hofi. If you're looking to save some dollars and can buy just one pair, these are a wonderful option, especially for the price point.
These are one of the cheapest pairs of yoga pants in our review. Although we loved the addition of the pockets, the loose fit and thin material should be addressed. We recommend downsizing and buying in a darker color to avoid any embarrassing realizations that everyone can see your polka-dotted underwear during your first down dog of the practice. If you love pockets, or are just looking to save a few bucks, order yourself up a pair and stretch on out.
— Hannah Hall