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Guest Review! Athleta Mantra Capri in Abyss!

Sarah was nice enough to send me some photos of her Mantra Capri's from Athleta. Here is her review:

"Just got my Athleta Mantra Capri in Abyss today and thought I would share my impression with you. Please excuse the mess! I became aware of these from Cristina (aka Lulumum) did a review on the Sweat Edit, and I just had to order them! Luckily I had a good excuse as I need a new bikini which I also ordered from Athleta (which I also love and am keeping).

The size I am wearing is Small Petite (I am 5'3'', ca 125 lbs), I wear a 6 in lulu bottoms. I would say the fit is true to size. The Powervita fabric is amazing, it feels quite 'velvety' but does't seem like it will pill. It reminds me the most of Nulux or this year's brushed luxtreme from Lulu. It is quite lightweight but still opaque in the bend test.

The calves fit nice and snug, but not too tight and the mesh is not scratchy at all. The waistband is very comfortable and not too high. The colour is between Alberta Lake and Nocturnal Teal from Lulu, it is a beautiful saturated colour which I think will really pop with purples and pinks.

I am keeping these and can't wait to try them out for Ashtanga!

BTW: the top I am wearing is the Kettlebella in size S which is generously cut, and which I plan to use for hot summer runs. It's on sale :)"

Sarah was convincing enough that I placed an order for these capri's last night. I can't wait to get them. Thank you Sarah!


  1. Sarah, the mandra capri looks fabulous on you! I don't have many Athleta pieces but absolutely LOVE their Powervita fabric. I prefer it to Nulu. I own this and the tie dye crops in XXS (2 in lulu leggings) and will definitely buy more in nice colors/patterns.

    Leslie, can't wait to see your lulu haul review. I ended up getting speed shorts in breeze by when I was in a store this weekend. I am also tempted by the uncovered muscle tank in white but did not get to try it on. It looks like it may be too long for shorties.

    1. I'm working on a post for Friday! It will have my latest Lulu haul. I'm still hoping the breezy by white light will come out in the Train Times Crop. The Uncovered Muscle tank reminds me of the Breezy Crossback tee from Athleta I was going to buy, but sold out in XXS. =(

    2. Thanks ladies 😊 have an excellent week!


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