The Lost Girls Love: Electric Yoga

Packing & Wardrobe — By on April 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm

When the three original Lost Girls recently took a trip to Borneo (an island that’s divided by Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia—and the third largest island in the world), we needed to pack some comfortable and cute athletic gear that could also multitask for both airport apparel and adventure outings. We didn’t want to risk losing checked luggage with three long flights, a few bumpy bus rides, and a boat ride, so we had to fit everything for our 2 ½ week journey into a carry-on.

Enter Electric Yoga gear. We recently discovered the company’s fashionable and functional line on another yogi during a class in New York City, and decided to put the line to the test by including it on our Borneo packing list. This is a photo of us wearing some of the gear while hiking Mount Kinabalu, a hardcore, two-day climb that led us above the clouds.

Amanda and Jen are wearing the company’s seamless racerback tanks, which are snug-fitting without cutting into your shoulders, making them uber comfortable and ideal for layering.

Holly is wearing the black seamless knee brace leggings, which are form-fitting while not feeling restrictive in any way. Plus, the leggings are thick for extra padding to make yoga poses such as the pigeon or low lunge more comfortable. Holly also wore the leggings during the 17-hour flight from Hong Kong to JFK, and they looked more stylish than sweats on the long plane ride.
We know how hard it is to find athletic gear that’s functional and flattering, so we wanted to pass on our Electric Yoga picks. Though the gear is more designed for doing downward dogs than climbing mountains, we felt comfortable wearing it during our hiking adventure.
This is Holly at the top of Low’s Peak on Mount Kinabalu. The air was thin and cold at almost 4100 meters above sea level (or about 13,500 feet). We’d hiked all day, caught about 3 hours sleep at a mountain lodge called Laban Rata, woke at 1:50 a.m. for 2 a.m. breakfast (couldn’t skip the most important meal of the day!), and then were on our way. We climbed with headlamps, occasionally pulling ourselves up sheer rock faces via rope) to make it to the top before the sun rose around 6:15 a.m. Lost Girls mission accomplished!

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