Your next legging: Lima Capri by Fabletics
I was thrilled to be asked to be an ambassador for Fabletics – Kate Hudson’s new activewear line – but was admittedly
a little nervous to receive my welcome package without seeing what the designs looked like…what if it wasn’t my style? What if I looked terrible in the clothing? What if I had to return the goods because I couldn’t squeeze myself into their version of my size?
Here’s the thing: I’m not happy with how my legs look right now. My legs don’t see a lot of sun during the week while I’m at work and while they’re powerful, I’m not willing to go most places in shorts. I’m a capri/leggings kind of gal, even during a sweaty vinyasa or hot summer days in the climbing gym.
As I opened my welcome package and I saw a very flattering looking pair of capris nestled inside, I was dying to test out the goods. I’m a HUGE fan of anything heather gray so I was so excited that my “bottoms” were the perfect shade of charcoal heather. I wasn’t sure about the hot pink tank that was in the package, but I’m obsessed with it…I’ll share my thoughts on that another time. The pants are the highlight of this post!
About the pants: They’re built with four-way stretch so things do not bunch or twist in sensitive spaces when you’re in a twist or high-stepping while climbing. I wasn’t worried about sheerness while I was going into downward facing dog, and I was perfectly calm while in a lunge that really tested the stretching limits along my backside. This is a mid-rise pant, so it goes up to just below your belly button – which is nice for coverage while doing an inversion and it’s a built in tummy smoother if you’re like me and like to tempt the Fates by having Chipotle for lunch before heading to class. There is a small pocket in the waistband for things, but I haven’t tested it out yet because I’m not sure what should go in there…a key? There is a small reflective stripe on the lower left pant leg, which you can see in the photo above.
Where I tested the Lima Capri: a vinyasa yoga class – the room was extra hot from the previous class and the fact that it was over 100 degrees outside. The class focused on leg strengthening that night so I was doing plenty squats, lunges, and standing splits – really putting these pants to the test! Now, any of the other Fabletics Masters can talk about taking these to a yoga class or whatever – but I think I may be the only one climbing fairly regularly…so I knew I had to take them to the climbing gym for both top rope climbing and bouldering – The pants were extra comfortable while I was in my harness – I found that if my pants aren’t high enough on my waist, the harness can rub against my skin funny. I was also able to move freely while bouldering!
I like them so much that I ordered an electric blue pair as soon as the site launched last week!
The only thing I would change is the reflective stripe…it should be either a little longer or maybe just fatter…and on both legs of the capris – as somebody who runs against traffic, I think it would be helpful to have the reflective stripe on both sides.
Get a discount on your very own pair of Lima Capris from Fabletics when you sign up for a FREE VIP membership. In fact, you’ll get 20% off your first look and free shipping when you become a VIP.
What kinds of bottoms do you like to wear when you are active?
Yoga pants? Shorts? Skorts? I want to hear about the types of clothes you like to wear and what you’d like to see reviewed here on Campfire Chic!
Also: I’m not linking directly to the capris right now because I think you get the best deal when you buy a whole “look” from the site…each look will run you less than the cost of 1 pair of leggings from a favorite retailer of mine. The Lima Capri is the only capri on the site this month, so it’s not hard to miss :)
Edited: Please add a reminder to your calendar if you are VIP member so you can check out your “looks” for the month or “skip” the month. Subscribing to updates from Fabletics is also a good way to get reminders about checking your “looks”.
I was provided the Lima Capri by Fabletics but the opinions expressed in this review are my own. While talking about the brand is part of my relationship with the brand, I was not instructed to write a review or asked to provide false statements in exchange of the clothing. Any links leading to the Fabletics.com from CampfireChic.com are affiliate/referral links, and I will be compensated with “points” for any purchases you make through the site — a perk you can get as well when you register. No registration is required to shop on Fabletics.com. Please review the disclosure and privacy policies to find out more.