Monday, July 30, 2018

Review: Athleta Soho Jogger and Midtown Ankle Pants.

I mentioned in one of my previous entries that I'd ordered the Athleta Soho Jogger in the olive green color. Well, it arrived and the color was...very odd. Neither green nor grey nor brown. I returned them and reordered in black and also ordered the Athleta Midtown Ankle pants. Both are made from the same lightweight material and both have interesting qualities, so I thought I'd review. 

First up, the Soho Jogger

This is probably how I'd wear them if I was trying to pass them off as normal pants. The waistband and ankle cuff are made of super-soft knit material which makes them very comfortable and ideal for wearing on a long flight. I am wearing my usual size 6 in these, by the way. 

That waistband ain't winning any awards for attractiveness but it's soft and doesn't cut in at all. The rise on these is just a hair higher than I'd like but I'm short waisted so that's just the way it goes sometimes. The Soho jogger also has front zip pockets which lay completely flat, no gaping. 

I like the length of the Soho - they come all the way too my ankle but don't bunch up. I am not bringing Birkenstocks on my trip but I think they work nicely with the joggers! Comfortable but not sloppy.

Now, the Midtown Ankle Pant

These are cute and could pass as your basic black cropped pants. I sized up to an 8 for this pair after reading the reviews and I'm glad I did. They fit perfectly. The waistband is elastic around the back and has a flat front with a drawstring so it's a bit more finished than the Soho. 

These have side slash pockets which didn't gape too much but I think I prefer the zip pockets on the Soho. I'm wearing them here with my new Nike Free RN sneakers which I TOTALLY LOVE.

The Midtown Ankle hit a bit above my ankle and have a strip of reflective material inside the cuff so if you flip them up, you can be seen at night while walking or riding a bike. It's a fun detail but not really something I was looking for:

If I was a bike commuter I would be ALL over these but since I am mostly looking for comfy travel pants I've decided to stick with the Soho jogger. I almost kept both pairs but I didn't need both so back they went. And dang, I cannot recommend these Nikes enough. Cute and really comfortable. 


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