More awesome Athleta fit reviews thanks to Mrs. O! Mrs. O sent me a whole bunch of fit reviews over this week, and I did a bunch at Nordstrom Activewear and I’ll be posting them all soon. If you’d like to share some fit reviews yourselves please feel welcome to email them to me (contact info in the nav bar above)!
This tight is made from Athleta technology called Sculptek X and is supposed to mold to you and keep you cool. There are laser perforations on the front and back of the tight. As for the “molding” claim I’m not sure how much different it is from other fabric used in tights. It definitely felt lighter and cooler than the other tights I tried on. I did not have difficulty pulling on these tights. Actually, I didn’t have much difficulty pulling on any of the Athleta tights I tried on, including their compression tights, (like I sometimes do with LLL tights but once I get the LLL tights on it feels fine). I think the Athleta’s sizing is a bit more generous than LLL’s sizing. I find the entire GAP line of apparel stores (Old Navy, GAP, Banana Republic and Athleta) is generous in sizing. Although I didn’t like the design of these tights, the fabric was interesting. I’d be curious to check out another pair of tights with the same material. I’d like to find out how the fabric would fair in a spin class. These tights were TTS, were comfortable and felt less hot than the other tights I tried on. Also, these 7/8 tights ended up being full length tights on me.