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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Yogasmoga - Review

I came across this brand a few months ago when I was searching for alternatives to Lululemon.  The name intrigued me - Yogasmoga - what a unique name.  In Hindi, it is traditional to rhyme words and similar items - hence the name "Yogasmoga" - "yoga and the things that go with it". 

"The New York-based company was founded by former Goldman Sachs executive Rishi Bali, and he’s passionate about addressing both old world and new world yoga concerns. “I feel like theLululemons and Athletas are clothing companies that are taking advantage of yoga,” Bali says. “We’re different. I want to be a yoga company. And I want to do everything [clothing-wise] at a higher level.” Obsessing over luxuries like performance fabric and color technologies price the line at $49 to $109."  Well And Good NY

I was delighted to be able to review several of their products including a couple of items from the Yogasmoga's new line and colors.  

My package arrived within a couple of days of shipment which is incredible considering the items were shipped from New York to Vancouver.  Nothing like opening a parcel and you immediately feel the care that went into packaging your items - wrapped in beautiful tissue and a handwritten thank you note included.  Oh and let's not forget the "Feel The Smogi Love" pin included.



My package included the Yogasmoga Tippy Toe Legging in Grey Caviar and Spanish Grey/Seattle Mist colors. The Yogasmoga Twistie Tank in Everest Avalanche and the Yogasmoga Run Jump n' Play Crop in Seattle Mist /Mosaic Grey.  

Tippy Toe Legging


I used the Yogasmoga Tippy Toe Legging to practice yoga and I was thoroughly impressed with the flexibility of the legging.  I took them for an early morning run and loved the warmth and softness.  The fabric is beautifully thick - no see-through issues with these leggings.  I had two colors to try on - Grey Caviar which can be described as a charcoal grey and Spanish Grey/Seattle Mist - a very light grey and lavender (waistband) combination. These can be paired with any other color tank/bra for a great look.




Yogasmoga - Tippy Toe Legging - Grey Caviar





Yogasmoga - Tippy Toe Legging - move with you




Yogasmoga - Tippy Toe Legging - Spanish Grey/Seattle Mist



Yogasmoga -Spanish Grey/Seattle Mist waistband







I paired the Tippy Toe Leggings with their new Twistie Tank in Everest Avalanche color - a very soft cream color.  A perfect color to combine with any other.  I received these in a size 6.  I am normally a size 4 in tanks therefore these fit a bit on the loose side.  I am not sure if a size 4 may have been tighter.  I like my tanks with a tight fit therefore I would choose a size 2 in these to achieve that look.  



Like some other brands, these have a built in shelf bra with pockets to allow for inserts - I have several spare cup inserts so I used them for the photos.  I am not sure if normally they are sent with the item but I am sure it is something to ask their customer service.  The shelf bra is "double lined front with delicate highly breathable Auro Mesh Fabric, which combines generous breathability with delicate design to give you a sexy little secret."  The logo is placed on the center back of the tank - flat stitching to prevent chaffing.  Soft gentle straps so no hard digging on skin. I found the length of the Twistie tank a bit long for my preference.  I prefer a shorter tank.





Twistie Tank in Everest Avalanche color

Logo Placement on the Twistie Tank
Twistie Tank length







I fell in love with the Yogasmoga Run Jump N' Play Crop - a really flattering pair of crops.  The Seattle Mist/Mosaic Grey color combination is stunning.  Beautiful! Also no see-through issues with this color combination.
Yogasmoga Run Jump N' Play Crop - Seattle Mist/Mosaic Grey







Lots of flexibility in these crops


waistband stays in place and no muffin top





Like the Tippy Toe Legging, the Run Jump N' Play crop has 2 hidden pockets - one in the inner waistband and the other discretly placed on the back of the waistband. The logo placement for these crops in found on the center back of the waistband.  All Yogasmoga pants have the diamond gusset lined with the highly breathable Auto Mesh Fabric.  These will be also become my go to crops for my runs when the weather gets warmer.

The Fabric




Smogi Bucks


One of the things that attracted me to this company (besides the quality and beautiful clothing) is their referal and reward program.  Smogi Bucks as they call it, is a way for them to say thank you to their customers for their purchases.  1 Smogi Bucks = $1.  And if you refer a friend to them, you receive 25 Smogi Bucks for future purchases.  A fabulous deal!

If that is not enough - Shipping is Free to the US! And to Canada too

The Namaskar Foundation was created by Yogasmoga as a way to give back to the locations around the world where textile production is typically done.  


"YOGASMOGA has coordinated the manufacture and sales of hand woven bracelets that are being made on handlooms in remote villages of the Himalayas. These hand woven bracelets are sold by YOGASMOGA for $10 and Net Proceeds of all sales will be donated to the NAMASKÁR Foundation."

If I have to compare Yogasmoga to Lululemon in terms of quality, I would say Yogasmoga's quality is what "old lulu" used to be - above and beyond.  I am so impressed with their customer service, their values, their ethics and their attention to detail. Not only I am glad I found them I am very excited for their success.





9 comments :

  1. Great Article - Great Find. I love their stuff too - Quality is definitely like the old lulu only much better than what has lulu become now.

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  2. Thank you! I really think if people gave this company a chance they will see that their quality is def like old lulu. I am fan!

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  3. Thanks for posting this. I haven't been too thrilled with the quality of my LLL merchandise lately and am open to a switch.

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  4. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. My dance teacher daughter calls them "love".

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  5. I haven't tried those the Classic Slimmie - I have some Smogi Bucks maybe I should give those a try. :)

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  6. I came across this review after googling for reviews on these pants! I was also trying to research alternatives to lulu wunder unders since they're so sheer. Do these seem sheer in the bottom at all? And do they wick away moisture? I would be wearing them to hot yoga. I just purchased my first pair of lulu pants, but I think I should return since you can see right through them! :) Thank you!

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  7. These are fabulous and I do not find them sheer at all. I have several pairs and they was beautifully. I can't give you any information about using them for hot yoga as I don't do hot yoga so I can't attest to wicking capabilities but I believe

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  8. Do not buy! Pants stretch out significantly. Great customer service until you try to return/ exchange them. I wore them 2-3 hours and because of that they will not return them. I am very disappointed! I would of taken a size smaller but they wouldn't work with me.

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  9. I have had nothing but a wonderful experience both with the product and the company. I'm sorry you're disappointed.

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