This is a long backstory, but bear with me: A few weeks ago, I signed up for a two-day prenatal yoga workshop that I thought would teach me how to modify yoga poses during my pregnancy. The first morning, when I arrived, I realized it was actually a prenatal yoga teacher training, and I was the guinea pig student. The master instructor had a room full of eager, hopeful new yoga teachers, and she was going to show them how to lead a prenatal yoga class by using me and one other mom-to-be as examples. The other student was well past her due date, so that “class” ended up being some swaying around, some chanting, and a lot of laying on our sides. I left a little frustrated (I like a hard workout, what can I say), so before day two I signed up for my normal Sunday yoga class for later in the day to make sure I’d get a real workout in.
But day two of the prenatal workshop was totally different. The overdue mom-to-be wasn’t there, and she was replaced by another woman was a few weeks behind me in her pregnancy. With someone a little more mobile as my co-guinea pig, we got to work. I was sweating and struggling to keep up as we flew through poses meant to test our endurance to prep us for labor. I definitely had done my work for the day. But rather than risk a cancellation fee, I dutifully went to my second yoga class that afternoon. And that is how I discovered how amazing the In Movement tights from Lululemon are.
For one thing, they’re comfortable as hell. The fabric, a new one for Lululemon called Everlux, is baby-hair soft but decidedly not see through or flimsy. The waistband comes up high (a big perk when you’re rocking a baby bump) but didn’t cut into me in any weird spots or roll down when I was moving through vinyasas. I was still happy to be wearing them when class #2 finished.
And this brings me to the most amazing thing: They. Didn’t. Smell. I sat around post-prenatal for about 6 hours before my second class, then wore them to that, then wore them to dinner. Nothing. Not a whiff. And I can tell when I’m a little funky. But even with the two-plus hours of yoga sweat, these pants did not give me away. The Lululemon website doesn’t say anything about them being smell-wicking (is that even a thing?), so I can’t totally explain it, but the site does say they “dry so fast it’s like magic,” so I can only assume the fast-drying magic has something to do with it.
I don’t necessarily recommend a two-yoga-class day (particularly if you’re pregnant!) but if this is going to happen to you, the In Movement tights are the ones you want to be wearing. If they stood up this well to that much work, you know they’ve got you covered for a normal, one-workout day. And no one will ever smell you coming.