C9 by Champion is a brand exclusive to Target and features a wide range of exercise wear for men and women. Inexpensively priced, these items are produced on a massive scale and are widely available.
The C9 by Champion Foldover Yoga Pant is emblematic of the entire line, featuring fashionable details like a foldover waistband, as well as reinforced flat seams. Made with Champion’s signature Duo Dry Stretch fabric, these pants are fitted without being tight, although the sizes do tend to run small. Overall, these pants offer great value at a low price, although they are less effective in keeping sweat away from the skin and holding their shape over time. Also, because the pants do not feature a gusset, undergarments may be necessary.
Finally, because these pants are mass-produced, it is important to try on a few pairs, even in the same size, to find the right fit because there is some inconsistency in the way the seams are sewn. In other words, two pairs of the same size can seem like two different sizes or fit slightly differently. While these pants are designed for yoga, they would also work well for strength training and walking.
What we liked:
- Durable, flat seams for a comfortable fit
- Adjustable foldover waistband
- Low price
What we didn't like:
- Inconsistent sizing
- Fabric may not hold up to frequent wearings/washings
- Undergarments may be necessary since the pants do not have a gusset
October 9, 2009