Thank you everyone for participating in this giveaway! A random winner has been selected, Julie DiCesare. Congratulations!
While you can practice yoga in just about anything, wearing clothing that feels good; that bends and stretches with your body, keeps you cool and comfortable, just makes sense. What doesn’t make sense? Spending an arm and a leg for it.
With the amount of hot yoga I’ve been doing lately, it became evident that my 2 yoga outfits just weren’t enough. I was doing laundry everyday and it was annoying. I knew I couldn’t afford to stock up on $90 tights and $60 tops, so I began searching for alternatives which lead me to Mika Yoga Wear.
Mika aims to produce affordable, fresh, flattering, feminine workout wear for women all over the world. They strive to create clothing that embraces the differences and uniqueness of our bodies, no matter our shape. They’re clothing is perfect for those practicing Bikram yoga, Hot yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Power yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Pole fitness, Pilates or any other fitness activity. To top it all off, they’re a family owned and operated business, from their factory in Peru to their office in California. I like that.
Laura over at Mika was kind enough to send me a bunch of their gear to try out. I received the package a couple of weeks ago and tested each piece thoroughly so that I could give an honest review of their products. After a solid testing period, Kevin and I got to take pictures of me sporting their goods!
I chose a Linda Top ($45) because I loved the strapped backing. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? The top fits well, contours my body nicely, and keeps me cool in the hottest of classes.
One thing that annoyed me when I first wore the top was the silly knot in the back. Doing anything on the floor resulted in a bulge digging into my spine. No good. After that first time wearing it I realized that I could just tie the knot on the side, tuck in the straps and it didn’t bother me one bit.
What bothers me most about the yoga shorts I’ve tried is that they are just too short. So, I went with Mika’s Lorena Short ($38). They have a 3.5-inch inseam and don’t ride up when I practice. Love! I wore them to a Bikram class and they performed so, so well. I’ve never been so sweaty and hot in my life but my shorts rocked it.
Mika’s Aerial Capri ($52) fit like a glove but bend and stretch easily. They’re really flattering, too. I wore them a couple of times to hot yoga and found that they didn’t breathe as well as my other yoga capris but they had no problems keeping up with the moves. Definitely a good choice for those warm or non-hot classes.
I’ve worn the Kina Capri ($44) on my various short distance runs and love them. They fit and move well and cut off just under the knee for ultimate comfort.
I followed the Mika sizing chart when I selected the sizes and had no issues with anything.
Not only was it awesome that Mika Yoga Wear sent me these great items, but they’re offering a $100 gift card to one lucky reader. Greatest part – they ship internationally so this giveaway is open to absolutely everyone!