In my quest to find a warm, comfortable and fashionable
BodyPost have recently added these new long pants to their 'Athletic Generator' range, and I wanted to see if their performance actually matched the hype. The Under Armour 'UA Base Leggings' also have some great reviews, and I was undecided which ones would be best for my impending winter vacation. Here were my findings:
Style and Color: The BodyPost leggings come in two options - Black with a contrasting lemon stitching around the pockets and on the back, or black with lilac contrast. They have flattering flared legs, and give a 'fitted' appearance without looking tight. The UA bottoms also have two options - black with pacific blue contrast, or pacific blue with a lilac contrast. They have a very tight appearance, which I feel would highlight every imperfection, and be flattering only on the slimmest figures.
Verdict - The BodyPost bottoms are the definite style winner when it comes to design. They are a much more forgiving and figure enhancing fit. Also, the color choices are more classy, as I found the pacific blue choice offered by Under Armour to be overly bright; not something I would feel comfortable wearing.
Performance: Both of these legging style bottomsfeature their own stay cool and stay dry technology, which is perfect for winter activities, when you may get hot and sweaty even though the temperature is cold. They both feature anti-bacterial technology incorporated into the fabric, which would be welcome during prolonged wear. The Under Armour bottoms are designed solely for physical activity, whereas the BodyPost ones can also double up as casual wear.
Verdict: The Under Armour yoga pants would be great as an extra layer worn under other pants during extreme cold due to their tight fit. They would also be good when going on a long run during cold weather. The 'Athletic Generator' ones would be more versatile, as they perform well during all types of activities, and can also be worn as leisure wear.
Durability: Both pants are of made of excellent quality, high quality materials, and are machine washable, with fast drying fabric. This would make them both ideal for everyday use.
Verdict: Too close to call
Price: The UA Base leggings are priced at a hefty $69.99, while the Athletic Generators breeze in at $38.50. Both include free delivery.
Verdict: The BodyPost pants definitely nail it here!
Final verdict: Based on all the above points, the clear winner for me is the BodyPost Hybreeze Athletic Generators. The UA bottoms were strong contenders on certain points, for example, if I needed some bottoms to wear under other ones for extremely cold conditions I would probably choose these. However, for my own needs, the harsh colors, tight fitting style and high price tag did put me off. The BodyPost version is by far the most versatile and stylish option.