Prana Transform High-Waisted Capri Review
Cons: A little tight around the waist, not much variety in style and color
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Prana Transform High-Waisted Capri
|Price||$68.95 at Amazon||$54.99 at Backcountry|
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|$22.99 at Amazon||$22 List||$40.60 at Amazon|
|Pros||Durable, look great on, comfortable material, breathable, capri fit||Comfortable, supportive, easy to move in, contoured high waist with no elastic||Lightweight, breathable, easy to move in, inexpensive||Inexpensive, awesome pockets, loose and easy to flow through practice||Durable, warm, comfortable fabric, inexpensive|
|Cons||A little tight around the waist, not much variety in style and color||Decent breathability but not the best for heated classes||Fabric is a little stiff compared to others, durability issues in previous pairs||Too loose and "baggy" in areas, thin, see through like material, only one style of pattern||Sometimes too warm, falls down during running or HIIT|
|Bottom Line||A staple pair for your closet!||A comfortable and stylish pair that looks and feels great||A good pant for the price that will make you question whether the expensive ones are really worth it||If you don't want to spend much on a pair of yoga pants, these are comfortable with awesome pockets you'll fall in love with||A durable pant perfect for yoga practice or high-friction sports like rock climbing|
|Rating Categories||Transform High-Wais...||High-Waisted Airbrush||High Waist Powerflex||Hofi High Waisted||Amazon Core 10 Buil...|
|Ease Of Movement (25%)|
|Comfort And Fit (25%)|
|Specs||Transform High-Wais...||High-Waisted Airbrush||High Waist Powerflex||Hofi High Waisted||Amazon Core 10 Buil...|
|Material||88% Supplex nylon, 12% Lycra||87% Polyester, 13% Spandex||87% Nylon, 13% Spandex||77% Polyester, 23% Spandex||88% polyester, 12% spandex|
|Features||Wide waistband, double layer powermesh inset panels in waist for max support, triangle gusseted crotch, high waist||Wide waistband, anti-microbial fabric||Moisture wicking, 4-way stretch fabric||High waist, gusseted crotch, special line design to "shape body", inner and side pockets||Available in different lengths|
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