*intro music* Hello friends, and welcome to another video. It’s that time again. Time for another period video. And this month I’ll be taking on another strange period product, period yoga pants. So I’ve tried period leggings in the past, and I thought they were gonna be huge game changer. It sounded like, you got your period, you put on your leggings, you’re done. But the company that produced them had a bunch of caveats, notably that you weren’t really supposed to wear them without a pad, and also that they were meant to secure a pad inside of leggings, like, that was also their main function? It was a little unclear. Not to mention the fact that it also had quite a visible moose knuckle situation in the crotch region. So needless to say I was a little disappointed in the previous experience. But recently I found these period yoga pants by Dear Kate which seem to fulfill some of my expectations of the previous product. They say they can hold one teaspoon of liquid by themselves, which doesn’t sound like a lot. But we’re gonna push them to the limit, and see exactly how much that is. Okay, lets bring them out. [S] *laughs*
[T] Sorry. I saw that one sailing towards my head; Dude, I was just like, “mm, yes”. *laughs* Okay, here they are. So these are called the “Go Commando Capri Pants”. I’ve got one in this gray mosaic color, and one in this galaxy color. They are a hundred dollars each, so they’re pretty really pricey. But I have seen some normal yoga pants in a similar price range, and if they do their job handling the crimson tide, they could be worth it. Overtime… over a lot of time. But overtime. So, first impressions of these pants is that they’re more of like swimsuit material type yoga pants, I would say I definitely prefer the softer type of workout pants, but whatever they need to do to really get the job done… …I understand. So, it does look like this crotch is less of a square shape, which is already a good thing, It looks like I’ve got more of, like, a triangle in the front, and a… pad shape in the back? I feel like this is gonna be probably the most visible part, but the front looks pretty smooth. I mean, I’m gonna guess that this is the pad part that catches the blood. It is a little bit of a teardrop shape, so you’re gonna wanna make sure you’re, like, going right here. Or here. And you’re not going, like, right up here. I feel like you’re just gonna have to try and aim. Alright! Let’s try ’em on. [T] Ooh.
[S] I do like this pattern, um, I did get a couple of patterned ones just to… sort of live on the edge. I will say that, right off the bat, this crotch is smooth. There is no camel toe, moose knuckle, like, it’s looking pretty good. [T] Right.
[S] There is a little bit of a pad in the back, [T] Just a little bit of a diaper back there. But you’d have to look really carefully. [S] Yeah, I think the pattern actually helps, almost, avert the gaze. [T] Yeah.
[S] It’s like, “oh, there’s a lot of shapes happening”. I think they seem pretty good, I think I got some good range of motion. I can definitely feel the gusset, like, moving around a little bit when I do stuff like this. [T] Okay.
[S] But if I’m just kinda like, *slowly jogs in place* [T] Little bobbin’.
[S] It’s more just kinda, like, bobbin’ around. [T] Yeah.
[S] It seems like it’s in the right spot. [T] You’re gonna get dizzy, you know that.
[S] Why’d I do that So last time when I tried out the period leggings, I wore them all week, but since these are, like, specifically designed to be activewear, or like, workout gear, I’m gonna take these guys on three different workouts on three different days of my period, It’s day one out of seven, so we’ll spend the next three days working out. [T] Yeah, this isn’t a workout, you know. You’re just standing there. [S] We’ll see what happens. So, for my first workout, We took these bad boys hiking. I wore the galaxy leggings. They were like, “we’ll just put strategic red splotches, “just in case anything happens.” [T] They could just be a nebula.
[S] Exactly. It’s a galaxy. This was on a day two of my period and the flood gates tend to be pretty open that day. Does the positioning of the built-in pad change, so that it will no longer be able to catch But hiking is not a super frantic workout. You’re kind of just, like, walking vertically up the mountain, like, kind of moving your legs next to each other. See, once you start working out, it’s hard to tell what’s sweat and what’s not sweat. So I think I’m doing okay. I did feel like a couple of drops during the hike. We’ve made landfall. We hiked a little bit later in the day today than usual, so there’s more people around to witness me. But I actually think that to the naked eye from far away I’m doing fine. Like, nothing weird’s happening, and I will say that I don’t think anything super tragic happened in the pants. We’ll see when we get off the mountain what the damage is but hopefully I won’t leak until then. [T] [S] You ran off this mountain cause you were nervous there was a mountain lion following you. [T] I did that. [S] Afterwards, when we got home, I checked out the situation. I think that I’m all clear. I don’t think there was any leaking, which is good, obviously. I definitely do feel a little bit damp but I feel like, ya know, I was kind of wearing these for a couple of hours… and so like for those two hours, even on day two, it seems like they held up pretty well. And so, after that I was feeling pretty confident. Okay, so I’m post-shower, ready to tackle the day. I’m gonna wear, uh, my other pair of yoga pants for the rest of the day, and wash ’em both tonight, and hope that they’re pretty quick-drying so I can wear them tomorrow to yoga. And I thought things were going great, but that is when I hit my first roadblock. Okay, so an interesting development has… developed. I just sat down in this chair to film a pre-interview for something, and I felt myself flowing, but not any more than I was this morning, so I thought that everything would be fine. But then, when I stood up and went to the bathroom, I noticed that I’d actually started leaking out of the sides of the little gusset area. Like, completely through on this side, completely through on this side, and completely through on the gusset part. Unfortunately, the other pair is the one that you can really, like, camouflage any type of stains, and with these gray ones, it’s kind of out in the open. As I said before, Dear Kate mentions on their website that the leggings should be able to hold about one teaspoon of liquid in the gusset part. Now, I’ve crunched the numbers, and, on average, people lose between 35 and 50 mL of blood over the course of their cycle, which translates to seven to ten teaspoons over the entire cycle. So, roughly speaking, these leggings should be able to handle about a half a day or a third of a day for me, as someone who has a six- or seven-day cycle. But I was only filming about two hours, so I think another part of the problem is that when I was sitting down, the gusset shifted, so it was no longer where it needed to be to really provide that coverage. I feel like maybe it’s meant for motion and not for sitting. So with that… bogey… on day one, I was a little wary going forward. Okay, so it is the next morning and my leggings are mostly dry, so I’m just gonna wear ’em and just hope for the best. So for my second workout, we went to yoga. Okay, I’m at yoga, ready to head in. Wish me luck. It’s a steamy place, man. Day three, in general, is a little less crazy flow-wise for me, but, you know, it’s still pretty generous. But in yoga, you are also doing a lot of different positions, you’re sideways, you’re upside-down, I mean, I’m not that good at being upside-down, but people are upside-down, so the movement-to-gusset ratio is quite high. Okay, so we just got out of yoga. If I thought that yesterday, I couldn’t tell what was going on because it was just kind of like a soup, I was wrong. That’s today. I don’t think anyone knew I was wearing period yoga pants. [T] No.
[S] But yoga was hot. And the butt, it is a-sweaty. But when I went home and checked out the situation, I did appear to have a little bit of leakage on either side of the gusset. Not a lot of leakage, not nearly as much as yesterday when I was just sitting down, but, kind of just like, a little bit on either side, kinda feathered, in a way. I had only been wearing them for, like, two hours tops, but I think part of the problem was that I was just in so many different positions that the gusset was just moving all around. So, even though I’m, like, really liking the way it looks, it seems like it might be a little bit… not as protective. So my final workout was on day four of my period. It is, like, late afternoon / early evening, and I’m heading to the gym to get in a different type of workout. I would definitely say that today is a little bit calmer downstairs than the last two days; it’s less of a red wedding and more of just, like, a little birthday party or something, So, let’s go to the gym. Hop on the elliptical for like, I don’t know, like, 30-ish minutes, and then, uh, do some other stuff and, uh, see how it goes. I wore the gray mosaic leggings again, just to walk a little bit on the wild side. I don’t really wanna, like, sit on any machines, like I don’t wanna, like, row, or bicycle, or, like, lift, you know what I mean?
[T] Yeah, you want to play it safe a little. [S] I wanna get on the elliptical and just… *replicates movement on elliptical* [T] You just wanna bounce up and down. Just…
[S] Just this. Though, to play it safe a little bit, I went into a less populated corner of the gym, on a machine that seemingly no one really wanted. And, after the workout, I went home and checked everything out, and it seemed like we were mostly in the clear. I noticed, maybe, like, a little bit of “feathering”, I would say, outside the edges of the designated pad area. But, actually, for the first time, nothing has really come through to the other side. So I’d call this experience, on day four, on the elliptical, a success. Finally. Leak-free. So, overall, I had a pretty mixed experience with these yoga pants. It is really smooth and discreet from the front, but that kind of leaves the gusset with a smaller surface area in general. It seems kind of like with these period leggings, either you have a good-looking crotch or you got coverage. So, I feel like we just need some, like, NASA-level sh*t in here just to fix this situation. ‘Cause I want both. Given the swimsuit-like material, it also increases the swamp factor, which leaves you in the middle of the workout kind of wondering whether something is sweat or something more, so it’s not really saving you on stress. If you wanted to get these, you could probably use them on the lighter days of your period without any issue, but if you’re trying to substitute these in as athleisure on a heavier day, I would say you should definitely wear some backup, or just not do it. They are pretty easy to clean, and I also didn’t notice any odor, which is a big plus. I do, however, smell, because I’m working out, so I wonder if that’s, like, camouflaging the period smell, or maybe it’s just that I’m not really wearing the leggings for long enough each day, that I’m able to, like, gather a scent. Overall, I think I’m gonna keep using these just because I have them and they were expensive, and I do think that there are some possible use cases, but the search still continues for that all-in-one period pant. It’s my white whale. Or should I say, red whale. Thank you guys so much for watching! If you liked that video, make sure to sh-mash that like button, and if you want to see more videos like this, make sure to sh-mash that shubshcribe button. And if you’ve already sh-mashed that subscribe button, make sure to also sh-mash that little bell icon in the middle to turn on post notifications so you get a notification every time that I post. Here are my social media handles, and make sure to check out my Nextbeat, I do a lot of daily vlogging and Q&As on there. A big shoutout to Young Günther (@Madison_Plays) for watching, thanks for watching, Young Günther, and I will see you guys a-next time.