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PRODUCT REVIEW

Alo Yoga High Waist Airbrush Leggings

Overview

Trendy activewear doesn’t always imply trashy quality or impractical use. Sometimes it lives up to the hype and that’s the reason why it quickly becomes everyone’s go-to. This is the case with Alo Yoga High Waist Airbrush leggings. They are comfortable, flattering and well-made.

While they are being endorsed by a number of A-list celebrities like Taylor Swift, Cindy Crawford, and Hailey Bieber, their popularity has spread beyond it-girls and has reached the general public who doesn’t think twice about investing in a high-quality pair of yoga pants that is comfortable and built to last.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Reasons to buy

  • They have medium to high compression which helps support blood flow
  • The 4-way stretch technology makes fabric move with your body
  • The front-smoothing panel enables you to go commando when wearing the leggings
  • The yoga pants feature a flat-lock seam for additional comfort
  • The lack of elastic in the 5’’ waistband ensures the pants don’t dig into your skin
  • There’s a nice buttocks lift that also holds down the tummy

Reasons NOT to buy

  • They aren’t the most breathable yoga pants on the market
  • The leggings might not fit you well if you have a short torso/legs
  • If you go for the high-waisted model, be prepared to pay more

Review

  • DiveIn Score: 4.7/5
  • Quality: 4.7/5
  • Comfort: 4.7/5
  • Performance: 4.8/5
  • Price/Quality: 4.6/5

Evaluation

There’s a reason why the Alo Yoga Airbrush collection has ‘airbrush’ in the title. The relatively thick fabric used for manufacturing the garments gives you that sculpting and lifting effect while also remaining lightweight and easy to move in. The Airbrush is the original leggings from Alo and are more durable than their newer Airlift, which are for hot yoga and more intense workouts.

The Airbrush line is still something comfortable and long-lasting, as much as you can expect from a pair of high-end yoga pants.

Apart from that, leggings from this collection feature the on-trend rise and seams with no sides – characteristics that make you almost instantly press that ‘buy now’ button. Combined with moisture-wicking and anti-odor properties, there isn’t much room left for improvement.

The hidden pocket for keys is also a useful feature worth noting.

Oh, and did we mention that you can choose from a variety of sizes including XXS and XL and an even bigger color range? Yeah, this is another area where they shine with diversity. Read on to find out what else makes them worth the purchase.

See the complete list of the best Yoga Pants here!

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Alo Yoga High Waist Airbrush Leggings: Key Specifications

  • Best Suited For: Medium impact workouts and non-heated yoga sessions
  • Material: 87% Nylon, 13% Spandex
  • Sizing: XXS-XL
  • Inseam: XXS, XS & S - 28"; M, L & XL - 28.5"
  • Style: High-waisted & ankle-length
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, inside out. with like colors. Do not wash with towels. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low.

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Quality

If you’ve been an athletic person for quite some time now, you’re well aware of the importance of high-quality fabrics that can either make or break your workout. If not, listen up because your choice of activewear should, in big part, depend on the material it’s made from.

Take it from Alo Yoga Airbrush leggings that are crafted from Nylon and Spandex – the typical duo that ensures high elasticity and durability. This is reinforced by the 4-way stretch they boast and the anti-microbial and dry-wicking properties they have.

The rest of the yoga pants is just as well-built. The inseam has an optimal size of 28 or 28.5 inches (depending on the size) and the crotch seam has a triangle gusset with lining for extra coverage and support. The flat-locking seams combined with compression are another jackpot we’re sold on; they’re more comfortable than the plain seam and are much less prone to tears.

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Comfort

After testing these yoga pants for a week, we’ve come to realize that the term ‘comfortable’ used to describe them would be an understatement. We should’ve anticipated that given the great fit they provide you with and the soft yet tough materials they’re made from. With any other pair of leggings, the medium to high compression would be an obstacle to comfort, but not with these ones.

The ‘six abs’ look isn’t too tight but rather figure-hugging – a fact that raises your anticipation for getting these leggings delivered to your porch the morning after you make the order.

The 5-inch waistband is to thank for the snug yet non-restrictive feel the yoga pants offer. It adds that much-needed comfort to your mid-section and enables you to perform headstands of all kinds without worrying about showing too much skin or revealing your underwear lines. This might not sound like a big deal to you, but if you’re a yoga enthusiast, you know the role a good compressive waistband plays in your confidence to attempt a variety of poses.

Alo Yoga High Waist Airbrush Leggings Comfort Handstand

Performance

‘High-waisted’ not only means more coverage for your tummy but also more ease of movement. The lack of elastic on the waistband and the side seams (which have flat-lock seams) is the reason why you will never feel like you can’t push yourself harder when leveling up from a yoga enthusiast to a yoga semi-professional.

Sure, the thick structure of the yoga pants might be a little more compressive than what you’re used to, but it also points to the versatility that comes with owning a pair of leggings with sufficient compression. You can run, do pilates, lift weights, and cycle with these pants on and not experience any issues with the performance of the Airbrush yoga pants. They will stay put until you take them off.

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Price/Quality

Here’s where the debate of whether you should or shouldn’t invest in Alo Yoga High Waist Airbrush leggings might occur. Even though the price/quality ratio of these pants is proportional, some might find it hard to see their value.

If you’re on the fence, consider the number of uses you’ll get with these yoga pants in your possession. We’re not talking about yoga-dedicated classes only – hikes, jogs, and brunches with your friends should be factored in too.

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Summary

Do we recommend Alo Yoga High Waist Airbrush Leggings?

Alo Yoga leggings are here to stay, and if you want to jump on the bandwagon of those who cannot go to the gym without their favorite pair of Airbrush leggings, you better do this now before the company spikes up the prices. They are flexible, supportive, and lightweight – what’s not to like? You might want to skip them if you have shorter than average legs or torso, but in every other case, you should be satisfied with your purchase straight away.

What We Like

  • They have medium to high compression which helps support blood flow
  • The 4-way stretch technology makes fabric move with your body
  • The front-smoothing panel enables you to go commando when wearing the leggings
  • The yoga pants feature a flat-lock seam for additional comfort
  • The lack of elastic in the 5’’ waistband ensures the pants don’t dig into your skin
  • There’s a nice buttocks lift that also holds down the tummy

What We Don’t Like

  • They aren’t the most breathable yoga pants on the market
  • The leggings might not fit you well if you have a short torso/legs
  • If you go for the high-waisted model, be prepared to pay more

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions about Alo Yoga High Waist Airbrush Leggings

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    Are yoga pants and leggings (tights) the same thing?

    Yoga pants are used to be referred to as semi-loose pants made from a stretchy material that can be used for doing yoga. And while this definition is still circulating on the interwebs, nowadays both yoga pants and leggings are considered to be the same thing. This is also applicable to tights.

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    What are the best Alo Yoga leggings?

    Alo Yoga knows what’s up when it comes to leggings. So, don’t be surprised when you come across plenty of yoga pants that look nothing like what you’ve seen before.

    And while we do consider their High Waist Airbrush leggings to be the most universal pair you can own, models like High Waist Moto Leggings and High-Waist Airlift Leggings are good options too.

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    Which is better, Lululemon or Alo?

    Both of the brands are known for manufacturing high-quality athletic wear that’s built to last. That said, there is a difference between the two. Lululemon leggings are great for those who prioritize comfort, while those sewn by Alo are best suited for those who want that flattering, skinny-waist look facilitated by the medium to high-level compression.

    Read more about different yoga pants and find the best ones here.

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    Are Alo leggings good for running?

    According to countless online reviews and celebrity endorsements, Alo Yoga leggings are a great running companion too. You can pair them with your Nike shoes or Timberlands and jog around the block without worrying about getting chilly in the cold winter months.

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    Do Alo Yoga leggings pill?

    The fabric can pill a little bit after a few consecutive months of wearing and washing the leggings, but it’s nowhere near as bad as it is with some other yoga pants. The overall durability is high enough to not allow bad pilling. Find tips for caring for your yoga pants.

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    How do you wash Alo leggings?

    To maintain the like-new look and feel of the Alo yoga leggings, you should wash them in cold water on the gentle cycle only. They have to be turned inside out and tumble dried on low settings for best results. Get some maintenance advice for your yoga pants.

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