Yogalicious High-Waist Ultrasoft Review
Cons: No shaping or compression, thick elastic band at the waist
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|Pros||Soft material, stretchy||Lightweight, breathable, easy to move in, inexpensive||Inexpensive, awesome pockets, loose and easy to flow through practice||Lightweight, lots of pockets, durable||Durable, warm, comfortable fabric, inexpensive|
|Cons||No shaping or compression, thick elastic band at the waist||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||Tight elastic band around waist||Sometimes too warm, falls down during running or HIIT|
|Bottom Line||These leggings are lightweight but the material is on the thin side and didn't provide the support we were looking for||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||We loved the lightweight nature, which makes them versatile||A durable pant perfect for yoga practice or high-friction sports like rock climbing|
|Rating Categories||Yogalicious High-Wa...||90 Degree by Reflex...||Hofi High Waisted||ODODOS Dual Pocket||Amazon Core 10 Buil...|
|Ease Of Movement (25%)|
|Comfort And Fit (25%)|
|Specs||Yogalicious High-Wa...||90 Degree by Reflex...||Hofi High Waisted||ODODOS Dual Pocket||Amazon Core 10 Buil...|
|Material||86% Polyester, 14% Spandex||87% Nylon, 13% Spandex||77% Polyester, 23% Spandex||86% Polyester, 14% Spandex||88% polyester, 12% spandex|
|Features||High waist||Moisture wicking, 4-way stretch fabric||High waist, gusseted crotch, special line design to "shape body", inner and side pockets||Four pockets, 4-way stretch, crotch gusset||Available in different lengths|
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Yogalicious High-Waist Ultrasoft is made with a soft but thin 86% Polyester / 14% Spandex blend. There are many color choices available, and it comes in XS to XL sizes.
The material on the Ultrasoft is very thin and by nature somewhat breathable, but they do retain moisture and take longer to dry than other thin pairs. We wore them to class, got a little sweaty, and then wore them home and noticed that we were still feeling the moisture in the pant almost an hour later. The color that we tested did darken up considerably, which you'll want to keep in mind when selecting which color you want to purchase.
Ease of Movement
We did have excellent ease of movement in this pair. The material is stretchy and didn't impede us at all.
Comfort and Fit
The material on these leggings is super soft, and we wanted to give it a high mark for this category. However, the thick elastic at the waist was a big drawback for us, and it impacted our comfort a bit, particularly in forward bends. We weren't too thrilled with the fit of this pair. Perhaps it was because we could see all of our flaws through the soft and thin material! It didn't do anything to help shape or define our rear.
Online user reviews of this pant are full of reports of them arriving in the mail with a hole already in them or getting one with little wear. We can see why — the material is very thin. While we didn't notice any holes during our testing period, we would wear this pair with caution and not use it for hiking or other activities where it might get snagged easily.
The High-Waist Ultrasoft is a good option for those people who don't like or need a lot of compression from their yoga pants. If you prefer to feel unencumbered in class, this might be the perfect ones for you. If you like a little more support, the Lululemon Align II has the perfect balance of support along with a stretchy and comfortable material.
These pants retail across a range (prices vary on the Amazon purchase page). While we like the lower price point, they didn't perform quite as well as some of the more expensive pairs, or even as well as the 90 Degree by Reflex Powerflex.
The Yogalicious High-Waist Ultrasoft is indeed an ultra-soft pair of yoga leggings. If you like to live in yoga pants, these may work for you because of how soft and comfortable the material is. However, they do have some flaws that made them not score very high in our tests, like the thick elastic at the waist and the lack of compression and support.
— Cam McKenzie Ring
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