Monday, January 18, 2010

Energize Pant - A New Classic? + Misc.


Energize Pant - Coal Denim
The Energize Pants have intrigued me ever since they hit the website. I liked the look of the back seaming and the pocket. Today I tried them on and ended up buying a pair in black. I think the Energize pants are very similar to the Wunder Unders but, in my opinion, even better. The fit through the leg is slightly looser but still snug all the way down. The material is the regular weight luon Groove pants are made of. I swear the Wunder Unders are made of slightly thinner luon. There is a lot of seaming on the backside. The Wunder Unders have a really fat waistband that puts a horizontal line right across your backside. On me, I think this only serves to make my rear look bigger. I think the multiple back seams on the Energize Pant is a better look. Also, the back pocket breaks up the backside view. Although the tag and product info says the back pocket can be used for keys there is a hidden pocket in the waistband so you don't have to use the back pocket at all.  The Energize Pants also have side seams that are shifted a bit to the front of the leg which helps elongate the leg. Wunder Unders have no side seams. The fit through the upper thigh reminds me a lot of Groove pants - just right. In fact, I think these pants are as comfortable as Grooves but with a narrow leg. For someone who has thicker legs and didn't like the fit of the Wunder Unders the Energize Pants are a nice alternative. The only really odd thing about the Energize pant is that the inside seam has a little extra flap of fabric.  I don't notice it when I walk but I wonder how it will wear.

Product Freatures:
  • Feel energized in this slim fitting yoga pant
  • Made with 4-way stretch luon, hugs your body in all the right places with comfort
  • Long in length so you can scrunch up the bottom
  • Back pocket for $ & keys
  • Low rise, flat waistband stays put during downward dog
  • Wear to hatha, yin or vinyasa class
  • $98

I tried on the Super Tracker jacket today. It isn't bad looking but I found the mesh liner to be scratchy on my bare skin. The back and elbows have a slits for breathability.

I also saw the Fun Times jacket. The gathering on the lower arm is only on the top part of the arm, not all the way around. I also thought it was a very lightweight jacket, even more lightweight than my Remix Lulu Light jackets but I could be wrong.

I didn't see many new tanks other than a new solid senorita pink Sunrise Tank. I am waiting for the Sheer Delight since I am reading it runs a size or two on the large side. My store had some nice markdowns - the Stirrup pants are now $39. I tried them on but still don't care for them even at that price.