So the crops are actually pretty thick. The material, called aurum, feels similar to Lululemon's luon. It's made of supplex and lycra blend, which I believe is what luon is as well. But aurum is definitely thicker than luon, and has more compression. While I wouldn't call it "rough", it is not "soft" either. They actually feel pretty good on, not scratchy or anything. I really like the compression, because that's what I feel is lacking in my Lulu bottoms. I got them in the same size as my normal Lulu size - 4. But because of the compression, they feel a little tighter on. Still true to size I would say. What I really like about these crops is that they are high waisted, and fit exactly like my beloved Lululemon Wunder Grooves! I know this sounds silly, but I love my wunder grooves so much that I'm afraid to wear them since I won't be able to replace them! I should have bought multiple pairs when they were out! Silly Lulu, can't believe they don't have those as a staple.
The Yogasmoga waistband is very wide. More so than Lululemon wunder under waistband. This is how high they sit on me - right below the belly button.
There is also a hidden pocket in the front waistband on the left side. It's really big and goes deep.
This is what the inside of that pocket looks like, which is mesh lined. I suppose this will keep you cooler, but if you are sweating a lot, whatever you put in your pocket will most likely get damp. I never put anything in my pockets though, since I mostly workout indoors at the gym and just leave everything in a locker. Sometimes I put my phone in my pocket as I'm walking around doing weights, but I hate it when it gets sweat on it, so I mostly only put my phone in my pocket if the pocket is on the outside.
This is the back of the crops, with the Yogasmoga logo which is a golden triangle. I'm glad it's on the back of the waistband instead of the leg or something silly like that. I did do a bend-over test, and they were fine! Could not see my undies! But I'll have to try them on again tomorrow in the day light to double check.
There is actually also a little pocket on the back right under the flap on the right side. It's rather small. Maybe good for a key or something like that.
And here is the back of the waist when it's laying flat.
The gusset is a nude color on the inside, and it is a mesh type of material. They claim it is anti-bacterial. It's a little odd that it's not the same color as the rest of the crops, but it's on the inside so no big deal:
And lastly, here is the tag, which states that they are designed in NYC and made in USA.
I'm going to wear these tomorrow and test them out. So far from my try on, I'd say they are not bad at all, especially for $38. But I can't say if they are worth the regular price of $88 until I've tried them out to see how well they hold up and breathe / wick sweat. I guess you can say that I am cautiously optimistic at this point.
Oh yeah, here is the close up of the tee:
They also came with washing instructions, and this pin:
I thought the tee was a bit gimmicky, but the pin is just overkill. I'm not an earth-loving "yogi", I just like nice workout clothes. Why are all these workout brands trying to cult-ify me?? Hahaha!