What is Niyama Sports?
Niyama Sports (not to be confused with Niyama Sol) was created and born in California by founder Harald Wester, who has a passion for practicing and teaching yoga. Harold took his 20 years of experience in the textile and printing industry to create the perfect activewear through a combination of high-quality fabric, unique and organic prints and comfortability. Niyama is now based in Germany and recently held a Kickstarter campaign to bring Niyama leggings to US consumers.
Niyama is one of the 8 limbs of yoga and focuses on “personal observances,” or practices that you would personally practice on your yogic journey. It is a philosophy and way of living that promotes the true-self. Niyama Sports has over 30+ designs, each one evoking a spiritual awareness and connection to your internal divinity. Kinda like a wand from Harry Potter, the pant you want will choose you.
Niyama Sports Review: Zentangle Leggings
I enrolled in Niyama’s 500 program (program currently full) where Niyama partners with instructors and offer them a pair of leggings for free! Instructors are required to promote and share their review of the product on social media.
I chose the Zentangle design because 1) it’s beautiful and 2) hand drawn. It reminds me of lululemon’s Florence hand drawn print. I ordered and received my Zentangle leggings within 6 days. They arrived in a neatly wrapped package along with an angel charm and thank you card signed by the team! Already I am loving Niyama!
#1 Size: Per their size chart, I went with a SMALL. It fit me perfectly! I would consider their sizing TTS (true to size). I am a size 6 in lululemon for sizing reference.
#2 Style: Niyama Sports offers both long length pants and crop pants (limited designs).
#3 Inseam: The inseam for their pants fall at the ankle and measure 28″ long. The leg opening bunches around my ankles on my 5’5″ frame.
#4 Rise: The rise is standard and falls below the navel. There is a seam in the front and back rise of the pants.
#5 Waistband: The leggings come with a standard waistband with “no slip waist” technology lining the inside of the waistband (lingerie silicone strips to prevent slippage). The tall waistband measures 3.5″.
- Fabric Content: Niyama is made from durable and high quality Italian fabric. The fabric is manufactured in Cologne, Germany and is eco-friendly.
- Fabric Feel: The fabric feels sleek and similar to swimwear. The feel of the fabric is very similar to Werkshop and Yoga Democracy. The fabric fit feels like a second skin.
- Fabric Performance:
- Fabric is made with dry wicking material, making it quick to dry and elevates sweat to the fabric surface.
- Fabric has 4-Way Stretch, allowing for a very compressive fit.
- Fabric is very durable and will not easily snag or pill.
- Opacity: The leggings are white-backed (printed on white fabric) but they are 100% opaque (not see-through).
- Fabric Features:
- The Niyama Sport logo is printed on the back of the waistband.
- The leggings are hand drawn then digitally printed onto the leggings. I love the intricate design. It’s very alluring and unique.
- The inner waistband has a rubber layer that prevents slippage during practice and normal wear.
- The leggings do not have pockets.
#7 When to Wear: Niyama pants were designed for yoga but can totally be worn casually and for other low to high-impact exercises. Because the fabric is so slick, it’s very compressive. I would recommend these leggings for medium to high impact sports.
#8 Cost: Leggings start at $79. Use coupon code SCHIMIGGY for 15% off your order! They also offer FREE shipping and FREE returns! If you don’t like your Niyamas, feel free to return them at their cost.
#9 Gusset: The leggings come with a triangle shaped, double layered gusset.
#10 Stitch Seam: Niyama Sports uses flat-fell seams throughout the pant. The flat seams offer a chafe free and body hugging fit.
#11 UPF Protection: Not disclosed, but I am pretty sure there is some UPF protection based on how the material feels.
Should I buy Niyama Sports?
I love the quality and thoughtfulness that went into the leggings. I would wear mine more often if the fabric was a bit softer and felt brushed. The material does offer lots of compression but also feels like swimwear material. I would recommend it if you’re doing high impact sports and not necessarily yoga or pilates.
Niyama Sports also offers a lifetime guarantee on their products from any manufacturing defects. Their leggings are made to be sustainable using very durable and certified Italian fabrics.
Where to buy Niyama Sports legging:
You can buy Niyama Sports leggings online at the official Niyama Sports online store or on Amazon. Each pair of leggings costs $79. Use Niyama Sports discount code SCHIMIGGY for 15% off your orders! Shipping and return shipping are FREE! How’s that for peace of mind?
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