The Ododos High-Waist Out Pocket Capri is an inexpensive pair of capris found only on Amazon. As with most of the other inexpensive pairs that we tested, they weren't the best quality. The material is soft, and they are comfortable enough for lounging in, but they don't offer any shaping or compression. The "high-waist" is almost too high, and we didn't like any of the color options that we tested. The 90 Degree by Reflex High Waist Powerflex pant, our Best Buy winner, cost only $30 and are a much better pair.
Ododos High-Waist Out Pocket Capri Review
Cons: No compression, too high in the waist, material is see-through when stretched tight
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Our Analysis and Test Results
The Ododos High-Waist Capri is made with an 87% Polyester / 13% Spandex blend. They have a high waist and a pocket on the outside of either thigh. This pair is available in Small to XXL sizes. Note that Ododos has a sizing chart on their Amazon page that is similar to how tights and pantyhose are sized. However, when we went by that chart, it put us in the Medium size, which we ordered and which was too big. We then exchanged it for a Small, which was still on the roomy side. Just keep that in mind if you are on the petite side, as the Small might be too large for you. On the other hand, don't buy these too tight, as the material is somewhat see-through when stretched thin!
The material on this pair isn't very thick, but it wasn't very breathable in the end, and it showed any drop of sweat that we produced. Like a lot of the other "softer" materials that we tested, once wet they took a long time to dry out.
Ease of Movement
The material is stretchy, so it didn't impede our movement much, but there is a lot of extra material at the waist, and an elastic band, which made forward-bends a little uncomfortable.
Comfort & Fit
The material on this pair is soft, but not very compressive. We could feel every jiggle when working out in them, which is not ideal. Ododos labels them "tummy control" in their name, but even though there is a high-waist, the panel doesn't offer much in the way of compression. The elastic band at the waist is not very comfortable either. If you want something to compress specific areas, we like the Perfect Core High-Rise from The North Face which has a stretch mesh compression panel on the waist.
While we didn't have any issues with our test pair, some things to watch out for when ordering a pair are: dye on the fabric staining your legs or carpet, ripping apart just by pulling them up, getting a previously used pair when ordering online (multiple reports of this!), and being very see-through. The manufacturer doesn't seem to have their own website either, so all returns and complaints are handled through Amazon.
We weren't too thrilled with the styling of this pant. Since we had to return a pair, we tried a couple of different colors, and neither looked as nice as the photo online. The side pocket is handy for stashing your phone on a walk but otherwise useless in a yoga or fitness class. There's also a seam that runs right down the front, which can accentuate the dreaded "camel toe." Combined with the see-through quality of the fabric, we hesitated to leave the house in them.
The High-Waist Out Pocket Capri is best for casual wear. You don't want to size them too tight, or they might be see-through, but too loose and they won't do anything for you.
This pair retails for around $20, which is a good bargain compared to the "designer" yoga pants that fall in the $80-90 range. However, these weren't best for doing yoga in, and you'll (hopefully) be getting higher quality and more breathable materials from the more expensive pairs. We like the 90 Degree by Reflex Powerflex better than the Ododos, and it retails for only $30, which isn't too much more.
While we sometimes find gems in the "cheaper" yoga pant section, the Ododos High-Waist Out Pocket Capri wasn't one of them. They're good enough for wearing around the house, but we didn't like to exercise in them, and we were worried we were showing everything whenever we bent over.
— Cam McKenzie Ring