Prana Transform High-Waisted Capri Review
Compare prices at 2 resellers Pros: Durable, look great on, comfortable material, breathable, capri fit
Cons: A little tight around the waist, not much variety in style and color
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Prana Transform High-Waisted Capri
|Price||$47.93 at REI|
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|Pros||Durable, look great on, comfortable material, breathable, capri fit||Compressive, shaping, stylish, and durable||Buttery soft, easy to move in, great color options and fit, comfortable, breathable||Lightweight, breathable, easy to move in, inexpensive||Comfortable, supportive, easy to move in, contoured high waist with no elastic|
|Cons||A little tight around the waist, not much variety in style and color||A little tight, thick, could be more breathable||Needs delicate care||Fabric is a little stiff compared to others, durability issues in previous pairs||Decent breathability but not the best for heated classes|
|Bottom Line||Performs well for most yoga classes and is a great addition to the closet||A compressive all-around tight that's great for most activities, but doesn't breathe well for a heated yoga class||Soft and comfortable for various athletic activities, we love their breathability, ease of movement, and color options||An inexpensive pair that works well for a variety of styles||Great for most types of yoga classes plus they look and feel great on|
|Rating Categories||Transform High-Waisted Capri||Patagonia Centered Tights||Lululemon Align II||High Waist Powerflex||High-Waisted Airbrush|
|Ease Of Movement (25%)|
|Comfort And Fit (25%)|
|Specs||Transform...||Patagonia Centered...||Lululemon Align II||High Waist Powerflex||High-Waisted...|
|Material||88% Supplex nylon, 12% Lycra||85% Recycled polyester, 15% Spandex jersey||80% nylon, 20% Lycra||87% Nylon, 13% Spandex||87% Polyester, 13% Spandex|
|Features||Wide waistband, double layer powermesh inset panels in waist for max support, triangle gusseted crotch, high waist||Recycled material, flattering wide waistband with 1/2 inch elastic band, soft thread in seems for skin to skin comfort, key pocket||Comfortable waistband that lies flat against skin, naked sensation, hidden pocket in waistband, high waisted||Moisture wicking, 4-way stretch fabric||Wide waistband, anti-microbial fabric|
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Prana Transform High Waisted Capri is made with a 88% Supplex Nylon and 12% Lycra. They come in four dark and plain color options and are sized from XS to plus size.
The Transform earned good scores across the board in almost every metric, including breathability. The material vents well and is moisture-wicking, though not quite as thin as the models we preferred for heated classes.
Ease of Movement
The ease of movement was very good, and we felt comfortable throughout every class we took, from power yoga to yin. While they aren't quite as stretchy as the Lululemon Align II leggings, they go above and beyond.
Comfort and Fit
This is the one area that we felt a little disappointed by the Transform Capri. The material is your typical Nylon/Elastane blend and is pretty soft and smooth against the skin. It isn't as comfortable as the Beyond Yoga Caught in the Midi legging, the Top Pick for All Day Comfort, but we enjoyed the way the material felt. Even though the waistband consists of a thin piece of elastic, it feels a bit too tight for our taste, though this can be mitigated by sizing up (so long as it fits you properly elsewhere).
We appreciate the durability of the Transform Capri, as the material resisted pilling and didn't stretch out or lose its shape quickly. We have been unimpressed with Prana in the past, as some pairs seem to pill instantly, which was not the case this time.
We tested this pair in plain black capri length, which is simple and stylish. This specific model is currently available in five darker colors. If you are someone who enjoys wearing bright colors to class, or a bright pattern, we recommend taking a peek at the other options in our review.
The Transform Capri is a great all-around pair of yoga pants. They are breathable and feature good ease of movement, and can be worn to any type of yoga practice.
The Transform Capri is priced a bit lower than other high-end yoga pants. Ringing in at a lower price than some, this is a decent savings over the $90+ options out there.
The Prana Transform Capri is a great pair of tights for yoga, particularly if they fit you comfortably. They were a little tight around the waist, and we would recommend sizing up if you prefer not to have everything completely squished in. They're ideal for a variety of yoga classes and provide exceptional ease of movement.
— Hannah Hall