Part 2 of Mrs. O’s Athleta fit review! Mrs. O did a ton of fit reviews this week and I’ve broken them up into various posts. Huge thank you to her!! I love her feedback on items and we’ve become great shopping buddies.
This is a powervita tight. I just noticed (while doing this fit review) that Athleta 7/8 tights fit like 7/8 tights on me. I’m 5’6″ and have short legs compared to my torso. And LLL’s 7/8 tights fit like full length tights unless I get them hemmed. This is a nice surprise. I also noticed unlike the pictures on the website, the tight I’m wearing doesn’t have any of the floral print on the back of the tight. That’s odd. It would have been nice to see the floral print from behind. Otherwise it just looks like another mesh black tight from the back. Maybe it was the pair I tried on. I liked the fit of the waist band. This is Athleta’s ultra high waist band but I didn’t think it was that high rise. It fit just below my bellybutton. Again, no roll down like some of the WUs I have. But I also did not bend over or try to imitate workout moves. I like the style of this tight but again my hesitation is the floral print. I know a lot of you ladies will like the floral print, which is why I selected these to try on. This tight is a no for me but if there is a similarly styled tight, I will try them on. One thing I do have to comment on is that the mesh on the tights I tried on seemed a little delicate to me. I was afraid to pull up the tight from the mesh to adjust the fit. I don’t worry about LLL’s mesh on tights.
Of all the tights I tried on, this one is the most likely one I will purchase. I love camo prints. This tight had two side leg pockets and one back zippered pocket. It also had reflective details. This tight is also made out of recycled polyester. I didn’t feel as hot as the other tights of the same material because of the mesh ventilation behind the knees and it’s capri length. There is a seam along the bottom of the pant leg. I know some of you have commented that it is a bit tight around larger calves. I’ve always believed I have large calves but I didn’t feel like the bottom cuff of the capri was tight at all. The waist band was very comfortable and fell slightly below my belly button. I will likely buy these tights and try them out for a workout. I do love Athleta’s guarantee. You can work out in their gear and if it doesn’t work for you, you can return it. I’ve been able to do the same thing at LLL but I think it depends on your store (and I do go in often and spend way too much money). But with Athleta, you know it won’t be a hit or miss thing depending on the store you go to. That is a great guarantee and the fact that you can return sale items unless marked as final sale. This tight is a buy for me and will allow me to get over my bias and give Athleta a chance. LOL, I just wish I found a pair of tights in a pretty bright color!