A while back I saw a stunning pair of glitzy leggings that a girlfriend was wearing. I inquired about where she purchased them and how she liked them and all she could do was rave about Carbon 38 and Koral Activewear.
I did some research, perused both company websites and determined which styles I needed to have in my pre-fall fitness collection. The Lucent Leggings spoke to me upon first glance. The panel design, combination of black and blue, material choice and overall angled lines drew me right in. The mesh paneled leggings are accented with a deep blue-herringbone pattern, creating the perfect combination of style and performance. They are definitely playful and sleek.
In person, I envisioned the contrasting leg panel to be slightly different from the online picture, happy to say, it's a completely accurate depiction of what you're getting. The power mesh fabric creates a sheer silhouette curving down each leg making each wearer look 2 inches taller. The mesh feeling upon my skin was something to get used to. I haven't owned a pair of pants with this much mesh before and it definitely is a different type of workout pant. I noticed in certain arm balances--like Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2 or Side crow-- that the mesh or nylon fabric doesn't hold well against the skin. My legs kept slipping off of my arms. This could be because of the H2O resistant fabric. Which in some cases is such a positive but in those two poses, it's a definite annoyance.
The fit is true to size, with easy maintenance and care. Machine washable and hang dry. These pants are super sexy, racking in multiple compliments every time I wear them. For the extreme yogi, I wouldn't suggest wearing these in your dedicated practices or classes -- although most rock shorts anyways -- but for the casual vinyasa or hatha flow or pilates class these are a definite must!
Fabric Details: 85% Polyamide, 15% Xtra Life Lycra Spandex
Fabric 2: 86% Nylon, 14% Spandex
Powermesh: 72% Nylon, 14% Spandex
Mid Rise, Figure forming, ankle length legging
Medium to Light performance wear