Spring/Summer Gear Guide: Patagonia Centered Crops

Patagonia Centered Crops

Patagonia’s Centered Crops are built for yoga, but standup to whatever you throw at them. Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Scherzberg

Reviewing a pair of yoga pants can feel futile: With practically every athletic brand offering their take on stretchy and sweat-wicking bottoms, what can you say that hasn’t been said a hundred times over?

Here’s what you do: You take the yoga pants out of the yoga studio and into the great outdoors. The modern outdoorswoman is a multi-hyphenate in every sense of the word, and to justify the higher price point of the Patagonia Centered Crops, she should be able to expect a crop that can transition from indoor workouts to more rugged activates outdoors — a suitcase staple.

Patagonia Centered Crops

The Centered Crops come in four colors, including Shadow Popa Black. Photo: Courtesy of Patagonia

The Patagonia Centered Crops feature a compression fit and moisture-wicking fabric that moves sweat from the skin to the surface of the pants where it can evaporate. Patagonia boasts that the crops are quick drying and feel soft against the skin, both of which we found to be true.

Patagonia Centered Crops

The Patagonia Centered Crops wick sweat from skin so it can evaporate more quickly. Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Scherzberg

The fit of the pants is true to size, cut with a flattering shape that moves with your muscles without sagging or stretching. The soft and flexible mid-rise waistband doesn’t cut into your mid-section and cause lines or rolls, instead offering moderate support and coverage. The best part? The crops glide on and off easily — even against sweaty skin.

Patagonia Centered Crops

With a stretchy fit that never sags, the Patagonia Centered Crops deliver on and off the yoga mat. Photo: Courtesy of Brandon Scherzberg

After an especially tiring, dusty and unseasonably hot day spent scrambling up class four and five climbs, the verdict is in: Patagonia’s Centered Crops offer plenty of comfort and stretch — both in fabric and potential. Stick them in your suitcase, because they’re ready for anything. Even if that “anything” just so happens to be your weekly yoga class.

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