Matthew McConaghey here, to say “alright alright alriiiight…” time to publish the review of the K-Deer Jody Stripe Capri, my first try of the K-Deer brand.
I had no idea where to start, or which stripe scheme to get. After a few DAYS of hemming and hawing, some sizing availability and the ability to match black & gray with everything led me to Jody.
Review: K-Deer Jody Stripe Capri ($88)
For those of you unfamiliar with K-Deer, each colourway in the Signature Stripe collection is associated with a specific charity, and a portion of sales are donated directly to that organization, so not only are you looking good in your new threads, you can feel good about doing a little good in the world when you buy them.
The K-Deer Jody Stripe Capri is best likened to a lululemon Hi-Rise Wunder Under Crop, with a paneled inseam like we see on the Align Pant and Crop.
Designers call it ‘high rise’, I call it muffin top patrol, and K-Deer does the job well. These are a perfectly snug fit around the midsection, falling just below my belly button. I’m 5’9″, so it may come up even further on ladies who are shorter than I am.
Lululemon isn’t the only brand that’s got the derriere-flattering stripe thing figure out. Happy to report that I quite enjoy the rear view in the mirror when I’ve got these on.
In the next photo down on the left, you can catch a peek of the solid paneling on the inseam. This design feature feels much nicer when it’s time to do pigeon pose or drop it down into a squat.
As for the fit, I laid a K-Deer size L flat over a lululemon Hi-Rise Wunder Under Crop. I found that…
- The waistbands are the same size
- The lengths are also the same
- The entire way down, lululemon gives you about an inch more fabric in leg circumference, so these may fit a bit tighter if you’re used to living in lululemon
Finally, here’s the question that most ladies are concerned with… “are they sheer?”
I can’t believe I’m about to put this photo on the internet… BUTT here you go. You get a half-assed attempt at showing the results of the deadlift/squat test. Literally.
In this photo, I am wearing lululemon’s Light As Air Hipster (RIP) and sadly, you can see them. In any of the other non-bendy photos shown above, sheerness is a non-issue, but if you’re going to wearing these on squat day, stay away from the animal prints or any other skivvies that may have a message printed on them. Your friends will be able to read it.
The label & leg photos above were taken inside out. Instead of a woven pattern, these stripes are printed. Also, instead of the thick, flat seams commonly used on lululemon gear, these feature a more traditional seam.
As for the fabric, while it is in the middle of Luxtreme and Full-On Luxtreme on the sheen scale, the hand feel isn’t quite as soft as I’d expect it to be, but it didn’t bother me when I was wearing them.
After all is said, squatted, and done… I am happy with my purchase. They managed to make it through CrossFit once, but I will likely keep them reserved for less vigorous workout days. They are meant for yoga, after all. Because I’ve only worn and laundered them once, I can’t quite yet speak on the dye’s staying power, but I will update this post after a few washes if I notice any changes in color or fuzzing.
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