Friday, July 4, 2014

Zobha Review and $50 Giftcard Giveaway


Zobha Avery Tank in Phantom Heather


Ruched Capri

Those of you who are long time readers of my blog may remember that I have reviewed and talked about Zobha from time to time (see here and here for a couple of examples). I am a huge fan of their whisper-thin, seamless Yoga Boyshort panties. They are the only underwear I use for running (no chafing) and working out (no panty lines).

Zobha is one of the few yoga/activewear brands that has their own, distinctive vision. If you look through their website you'll see they offer tasteful, feminine designs that are not lululemon clones. I've really liked their materials, too, from the first time I tried them four years ago. They are the brand that has material that has come closest to (old) luon in weight and feel (especially softness), I've found. The quality is also very nice and my old tanks have not sueded or pilled. The colors are a bit more earthy, less neon, but very richly saturated. Zobha is one of the brands I tell people to look into when they ask for lululemon alternatives.

Zobha sent me a couple of new pieces to review and they are going to give away a $50 e-giftcard to my readers. The winner will be chosen at random from the comments and you can earn an entry by commenting and another by liking their Facebook page and commenting that you did that. You'll have to delurk a little bit and give yourself a name other than just plain 'anonymous' so I can tell people apart. Calling yourself 'Anonymous 1234' would be fine. I'll pick the winner next week on the 11th.

In addition, Zobha is having a 25% off everything sale today.






(click to enlarge) Turned inside out to show the built in bra construction.

Substantial cups are included.




Zobha sent me their Avery tank in Phantom Heather and a pair of Black Ruched Capris. I haven't tried a Zobha tank since I bought a couple of Classic Racerback tanks back in 2010. The Avery tank is a lighter weight tank, the write up says the body is lighter weight and the bra is regular weight. The lighter weight fabric felt very similar to the light luon used in Cool Racerbacks. I'm not sure how the other colors are but the Phantom Heather is super soft. As for sizing, I'd say it's TTS per their size chart which is not the same as lululemon.  When I first started buying Zobha they didn't have cup pockets and cups but now they do. The cups remind me of the old lululemon ones - thicker and stiffer and they actually look nearly identical to them except are a bit paler. The bra band is 1" elastic and the tank straps are wide enough that the tank gives decent support. The straps stayed on my shoulders and the tank is comfortable enough to wear all day. The Avery is a nice all-around yoga or gym tank.







Compared to a pair of Wunder Under Crops

The Ruched Capris were also super soft. I found the material a little more lightweight and not as compressive-feeling/stretchier-feeling than luon. They were decently opaque but I tend to have a problem with super soft/super stretchy materials in bottoms because I need the dimple-smoothing properties of a stiffer fabric like luon. As far as coverage (i.e., dimple smoothing) these weren't the best for me. I've bought other Zobha bottoms in the past that have stiffer/thicker fabric but it's hard to tell from the descriptions which bottoms use which fabric. They fit is really nice and the crops are very comfortable. I thought the fit was TTS to their size chart. I think these are nice crops for yoga, the gym, or casual wear but if you need help from your crops with smoothing out cellulite you might want to try bottoms with another fabric.

Don't forget to comment in for a giftcard entry. And don't forget about the big sale today.

131 comments:

streetiebird said...

Awesome! I've been checking out the website so it would be neat to get to try it out!

Lauren said...

I like the cobalt and plum heather colors.

Susan Atkinson said...

Do you find the waistband is muffin top inducing or is it like the lulu crops?

Jenn said...

I haven't heard of this product before. Thanks for the post.

Michele S. said...

I would love to try out Zobha! I checked out their website and saw lots of cute things!!

Julie Kohler said...

I love my zobha crops from a few years ago. No pilling or anything. I'll have to check out this brand again. Thanks for the review. I'm excited about the contest!

Christy O said...

I would love to win! The Avery tank is pretty and I need to check out their whisper thin panties!

Christy O said...

Liked their page

Teresa T said...

Love Zobha! What a high-quality brand!

benched4life said...

Finally! A competitor for Lulu! Will definitely check out their website.

Teresa T said...

Also, I like both lulu addict and Zobha on Facebook, under Teresa K Tobat. Thanks! Let me know if I've messed this up in any way.

Jennifer said...

Informative review, thank you!

Jennifer said...

I liked Zobha on Facebook!

Sharpie said...

Cute stuff, would love to give it a try!

Grade Three said...

Really like that color blue. Looks pretty.
Theressa

AmherstLulu said...

I have had a lot of trouble finding comfortable no show panties. Just ordered 3 yoga boyshorts. I am excited to try them. Thank you for your informative reviews!

brittd44 said...

I actually love the capris. I love the ruching details- so feminine.

Kristina M. said...

I liked them on FB!

jowiens32 said...

Pick me!!

Kristina M. said...

I'm really liking their line, looks super comfy and versatile.

jowiens32 said...

Also liked the Zobha fb page

pilatesmom said...

Consider me entered!

Steph N. said...

I would love a gift card!! I like the earthy tones. Sometimes you just need basics. :)

Anonymous said...

I am all about mixing and matching different brands and can't wait to try Zohba next! Great reviews! Thanks!
Kristen D

Yogateacher 2727 said...

I love that tank top! It looks so comfortable! I have 'liked ' their page on FB and posted it to friends!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for offering this to your readers/participants, LLA! Count me in- Dina1973.

Anonymous3989 said...

Thanks for the review, LLA! I bought a pair of Zobha crops a little while ago, and I really like them. The only thing I don't like is how shiny the fabric is though; did you notice that with your crops at all?

Also, this post will serve as entry into the contest!! I would LOVE a $50 gift card :) :)

Anonymous3989 said...

Oh, I forgot to mention in my last post. I liked Zobha's Facebook page!

karatemom said...

This is my first comment here ever(though I've been following for a while). Pick me, pick me!

Unknown said...

I'd love to try Zobha. I tried other Lulu alternatives in the past. These look visibly soft & I love the ruching!

caitlin said...

Ooh their Anya bra looks a lot like the ftbw bra. Might need to get my hands on that. They have really cute wraps and tunics too.

Meg said...

I love the ruching. These are super cute.

yogibabe said...

Thanks LLA, for the review. I've long heard of Zobha but never tried. The Ruched Capri looks like something that I may be interested in trying for yoga. Hope it comes in other "crazy" colors/patterns as I already have plenty of neutral colors for bottoms. Do you think the fabric is similar to Beyond Yoga's supplex?

Meg said...

Oh, and Facebook page liked!

Sally Duren said...

Sounds great! I love trying new brands. Durensally@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Is this just an online store? Or do they have actual stores? Everything looks really nice. The items I want look like they're all sold in small sizes :(

thx2LLAiambroke said...

THX for the review, I would love to try their gear!

pamela w. said...

great giveaway! here is my entry.

JULIE said...

I hope I'm commenting in the correct place -- I can't possibly be the first commenter, right? Thank you for your detailed Zobha review, LLA. Thanks, Zobha! -Julie614

Patty Shih said...

Thanks for the review!

Rachel said...

Thanks for the review!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 7:11 am - I believe it's just on-line only.

Shelley Kasunich said...

I have been looking for good underwear to work out in. I usually prefer to go commando rather than wear a thong to work out in which I find can be so uncomfortable. I'm going to see about ordering some. Thanks!

Climbergirl said...

I would love to give zohba a try! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks wouldn't mind another option for underwear :) I have VS no show but I still see pantylines :( - Bon

shirley said...

Great review. I've been looking for alternatives for bottoms - really like the ruched detail.

Jacinda said...

Thanks for the post. Could be worth trying...I'd start with their undies too.

K10 said...

Love the review! Thanks I'll check them out!

K10 said...

I liked them on facebook!

HFed said...

Thanks for the review. I'm always looking for new brands to try.

Susan Atkinson said...

Liked on Facebook!

Kelly Evans said...

Love this, thank you! Liked on fb too!!

RunLikeTheWind said...

I have some of their capris, an the fabric is very nice, plus they have sales, which Lululemon doesn't do. I would love to win the gift card, pick me please!

allison said...

thanks for the review! they look well made

Debbie K said...

thank you for the review knowing that we all have lululemon and comparing zobha is what makes your reviews truly helpful

Princess Ellie said...

Sounds like quality fabric and nice fit. thank you for the draw. Happy 4th of July, have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I have been searching for underwear for working out (no thongs for me!) and will have to try theirs! As always, thanks for the reviews and blog!
Gift card is always nice :-)
-veddha

Anne1234 said...

Would love to try the boyshorts. I usually end up working out commando because all underwear ends up driving me crazy! These could save me!!!

Marilyn Cox said...

Oooh lopks promising as a Lulu alternative! Liked their fb page too! Thanks for the new source!

Anonymous said...

OT:
Did the opal crb come in a size 2? Is it actually possible that the size 2 are sold out????
I miss ONE upload all year (away on vacation) and I miss out on one of the only items that I have been coveting for the last month????
Say it isn't so!

Avinelle said...

Liked on Facebook! Thanks for everything you do LLA, I really appreciate your blog.

Robin Sears said...

Love the tanks! Awesome giveaway!

tacolover said...

I love trying out new workout clothes. Zobha looks great, thanks for the review!

Bree said...

I love that tank!

Bree said...

liked on fb!

Danni said...

liked on fb!

Elle said...

You can never have enough yoga clothes and they seem to make some really cute things!

Elle said...

I like them on FB

shaunie said...

I love to work out and running.... this would be perfect for me

Somkindawonderful said...

I've had a bad shipping experience with Zobha a few months ago to Canada that leaves me REALLY hesitant to buy from them, even though the clothing is nice. My first order was large, almost $300 worth, but sizing was a mystery with the new to me brand. I needed to exchange some items for size and was told that I will have to pay AGAIN for them to ship out my exchanged items. So I pay first time $25 to ship to me, then $25 to ship back my returns, then AGAIN $25 to send out my exchanges!!! Are they kidding me??! I ended up just returning the stuff and not wanting to exchange it. They lost a loyal customer.

Anonymous said...

Mela said...

Hello LLA,

Thank you for the review. I would love to try their lazer cut boyshort panties. How did you know which size to order ? I'm hesitating between 2 sizes... I love everything with ruching. The tank looks very nice. I would love to win the 50$ gift card as I never win anything when there's a draw (never really lucky). Thanks for considering me ! :)

PNWyogi said...

Love these clothes! Would love to try them

PHK said...

That top is cute on you!! Now, I want one.

Definegirl said...

Would love to try this brand! Thanks for the review!

Definegirl said...

Oh and I liked them on Facebook.

PHK said...

Liked on FB! Thanks!!!

Josie B. said...

I like the looks of that Avery tank a lot; seems like it would hide a lot of the mommy tummy issues. Anyone know how the sizing runs compared to CRB's, power Y's, scoop neck tank, etc?

Danni said...

thanks for the zobha review lla!

susie king said...

The top looks so comfortable. I'd love to try it. Thanks for the opportunity.

Ali said...

De-lurking to enter... Thanks for all of your efforts on this blog!! -Ali

Ali said...

ps! Have liked them on FB too!

bosshog said...

I would love to try this line!

Kla36 said...

Thanks for the review, LLA! The ruched Capri looks adorable!

Localgirlinthe808 said...

Great giveaway! I'll definitely give this brand a try! Liked on fb!

Lisa H. said...

I'd love to try their crops. i've been branching out to different companies lately, since Lulu has been putting out uninteresting things, but I haven't tried Zobha yet.

jennhb said...

Will give Zobha another look!

Sara Diane said...

Wow, love all the fun colored capris!!!! Thanks for the review!

Marathonrunner2 said...

Super cute stuff! Love the looks of those rushed capris. Liked their Facebook page. Love the colors (I'm not a neon-y gal at all). Great giveaway - thanks!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mela pm1:14

It's just normal if you live out side of the original country, isn't it?
Same thing happened to me when I want to exchange size with LLL.Basically I have to pay shipping cost for return, and have to "purchase different size of product" online again with full international shipping cost which is $30.
FYI I purchase from USA site, and live in Japan. If I can purchase from Hong Kong site, it would be much cheaper shipping I reckon.

Sheena D said...

Love thr grey tank, it looks exquisite and well made!

Ashley said...

Their clothes look so cute and different

Demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

lulu said...

Thanks LLA! I'm a loyal Lulu fan that's become somewhat frustrated and would love to try out some competition!

Aditi said...

This is awesome! Thanks!

Lily's Health Pad said...

Would love to try the no show undies. I've tried a few brands of these and they have never worked for me.

Kris said...

Will definitely have to check Zobha out. They were just offered on Zulily last week. Very limited styles were offered though.

Erika JM said...

Looks like nice stuff

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reviews LLA, always helpful.

@ 1:12 PM, It's why I never buy blindly on-line (only did once, with Yoga Smoga) or from a US company when it's like that with the charges. It's why I never shop at Athleta either. Quite a huge Canadian customer base that these companies miss out on.

MimiBayArea said...

I would love to check them out!

Zoe Nepsa said...

I would love to win the giftcard

Zoe Nepsa said...

I liked the facebook page too!

Tifferoo said...

I would love to try Zohba for teaching hot yoga!

Birdie Bee said...

I love the tank in phantom heather along with the light blue ruched capris. Nice athletic clothing!

Mairi said...

I would also love to try them!

Maka12 said...

Not sure if my comment showed up but I forgot to mention I liked their facebook page. Pick me please!

Anonymous said...

@1:12 p.m I'm in Canada too and I try to be so careful about buying from companies that ship from the US (I.e. No warehouse in Canada). Typically even if they advertise low shipping rates, you end up paying duty which can sometimes not be refundable if you end up returning stuff and it's usually pricey to return things in general. This is why lulu has us cornered in Canada, it's just too much of a hassle to try some of the other brands.

Lauren flies said...

Have been watching their website for a while. Has anyone tried the cargo capris?

Lauren flies said...

I liked them on FC

Runninin2thesun said...

I would love to try Zobha. That medium blue is sweet! Plus gotta love those earthy tones.

Dewa said...

Thanks for the review! Love to try them out!

Laura B said...

That top looks very flattering. Thanks for the review!

hilary22 said...

love your page, might have to check out this brand :)

hilabee said...

love your pages keep it up. i always check here for reviews :)

Lynn said...

Def interested in trying their boyshorts now

Chezhire71 said...

Those Zobha unders DO look super comfy! Would love a GC to use towards several things!

yogi123 said...

Thanks for the great review! !

startz73 said...

I really appreciate when you review brands other than lulu; it's nice to know about other options when Lululemon's cut/colors feel a it repeatative :)

startz73 said...

I also liked Zobha on Facebook!

Lovin4u said...

Can't wait to check out the Zobha goods!

Kristina said...

I can never get enough running clothes. Hope I win!

Nicole-Lynn said...

What a fun giveaway! I really like the capris and the tank looks like it has a great fit and is comfortable. I'm a new mom trying to get my pre-baby body back. New clothes would be fun and motivating. Thanks for the opportunity.

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

I like Zobha on FB (Nicole B.)

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

RachelK90 said...

I'm in! Would love to try

Amanda said...

Thanks for the tips, will have to try out the new tank!

Jennifer @ Running on Lentils said...

Thanks for the review! I'd love to try Zobha!

Tammigirl said...

Sometimes you can tell by looking at things just how soft and comfortable they are. These look great. I'm about feel first, then looks. They look great, too!

Jill Erwich said...

Very informative post. Thanks for this giveaway!

Vivian C said...

I love trying new brands!

goterps! said...

Would love to try Zohba out!

kmscott said...

Thanks for the review! I will definitely be trying the panties, and the rest of their line looks super cute.

Annette said...

I love the ruching on these pieces; that's always a flattering feature.

Annette said...

I followed zobha on Facebook