Friday, June 1, 2012

Product Review: Margarita Activewear!

Recently I was given the opportunity to pick out and review any item from Margarita Activewear clothing line from ActivewearUSA.com. Let me tell you, I was super excited about this! I've been contemplating a new pair of fitted capri yoga pants for awhile now so this was perfect timing. After lots and lots of time I was finally able to narrow it down to these (there are so many to choose from it took me forever -- check the ActiveWear Website for more Margarita Activewear products).:



Margarita Activewear Capri #1004T $83.00


I chose the black pair and anxiously awaited their arrival. When these came in the mail I was super excited to check them out. When I pulled them out of the package I had a mini panic attack because they looked tiny. I soon realized that this material stretches a lot and I had gotten worried for no reason. These pants are super soft and comfortable. The fabric that they are made of is called Supplex with Lycra, so they're very fitted and somewhat remind me of Spanx but comfortable and flattering. The design on these particular pair made me feel like it streamlined by body and lengthened the leg. The stitch work on the pants looked great and not questionable like some of the other pants I've seen out there. Based on what I've seen so far they look like they will be able to withstand lots of wear and tear.

The day that I wore these was spent doing a lot of different activities and I had no major issues throughout. I spent half the day lounging in them and that afternoon wore them for a yoga session and a 2.5 mile train run. The elasticity of the pants was great during yoga and the run. Throughout all the different movements it stretched easily without pulling and tugging. Another thing that I really liked is that they were breathable. I have a tendency to get super hot while running and I felt like these were great for dissipating heat and wicking sweat away from the body.

One issue that I saw with the products were that they do run a bit small. Next time I would probably order a size larger than what I got. I ordered a medium and usually wear around a size 4 or 6 and they were a bit smaller than I'd like. The main issue with them was that the inseam was shorter than I'd prefer (I had to pull them up a bit during my run because of the short inseam). I consider myself average to slightly tall (5'8" and around 130 lbs.) so be sure to consider ordering a size larger than normal if you purchase these products.

The price was also a bit steeper than I would like. They are definitely a step up from most products out there so you are paying for better quality, but I think that for some the price may be a deterrent. I have to say that if I had the extra money I would splurge for these pants though! There were so many different products in this line that caught my attention that I'll likely return back to see what else I may eventually get. I love the bright colors and designs and the quality materials make these pants that will last far longer than others. The next investment that I'm considering: a running skirt!

Pros:
- Awesome designs and colors!
- Breathable material -- less dampness and overheating!
- Easy to clean (can do at home!)
- Comfortable and easy to move in material.
- Flattering & unique designs
- Long lasting material and craftsmanship

Cons:
- Price a bit high
- Sizes run small (order a size larger than your normal)


Super cute packaging -- I enjoy the small touches!
A little more info on the Supplex with Lycra material (click for larger image)
Great stitching and quality

Pretty sweet design, huh?
This is about the time that I had a freak out moment about them fitting, but they fit and stretched comfortably - no pinching or sucking in required ;)
Washing directions - Machine wash cool
Daisy logo on the right booty 


Many thanks to Lisa Johnson and Activewear USA for giving me this opportunity!


Do you have a favorite workout related product or clothing item?

6 comments:

  1. I'm normally an Under Armour addict (it's kind of insane), but those are BEYOND cute! I also am falling in love with Mondetta Performance Gear.

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    1. I have to agree that Under Armour has some great products too. I don't think that I've ever tried Mondetta though. I'll have to give them a look! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Cute yoga pants. Love the funky stripes!

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    1. That's my favorite thing as well. Some of the other items from the line are super colorful (a bit too out there for me), but there are quite a few that I've added to my wishlist.

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  3. I love getting things with cute packaging details too. It's almost like somebody hand-packaged it and sent it to you as a gift. Love the daisy on the booty!

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    1. I think the small details are great. I love how a lot of the time when you buy homemade items (from Etsy for example) they come personally wrapped. Just so much more special.

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