Product Review: Athleta Printed Bare to Run Knicker

I am always hesitant to order clothing online when I don’t yet own anything from the brand or have a store where I can inspect the pieces for quality and sizing.  That said, the Athleta brand has a great reputation for quality and has been said to rival that of Lululemon, so I decided to give it a go and purchase these capri’s that I’ve had my eye on for a few months now.

At $64 the Athleta Printed Bare to Run Knicker are pricier than what I would typically spend on athletic clothing, but I can enthusiastically say that they are worth the investment.

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These capris are a mid weight fabric infused with some of the best moisture wicking that I’ve ever experienced.  They are soft to the touch, and although they are in a fabulous pattern with a gray background, they didn’t show sweat during a particularly brutal Crossfit workout.

The mix of poly spandex made them breathable, movable and functional for a variety of movement.  The back zippered pocket was the perfect size for storage of a key or even an iphone, so these would transition great into something you would wear for an individual workout as well.

Fashion and Fit:

Obviously, these are cute as heck!  Printed workout leggings and capris are very “in” at the moment, and with the fun pattern in simple gray and black they pair well with any top.  I wore mine with a teal racer back tank for a fun pop of color.

These pants were very true to size based on the size chart provided on Athleta’s website.  I am a solid size 12 on the bottom and found the size Large to be fitted perfectly based on my measurments.  The rise on the waist was just to my belly button, and I appreciated the thick waistband with a thick piece of elastic in it which prevented any digging into my skin or “lopover disease” around my mid-section.


If you’re in the market for a high quality capri that can be worn for a variety of activites ranging from Yoga to running to Crossfit, these are a great investment.

The online website is easy to use, and delivery was as expected based on the shipping option I selected.

I am extremely pleased with this purchase and would not only recommend this product to a friend (obviously), but may buy a second pair in black in the very near future.

**Please note- this product review is simply my personal opinion of this product. I am in no way affiliated with Athleta, nor am I receiving any compensation for publishing this information.