Women's Essential Capri

Running capri for women: Brooks Essential Capri

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Specifications

  • Climate: 40 to 65 F
  • inseam: 15"-25"
  • Fit: Fitted

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Essential Capri
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Allows free movement (12)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Stylish (11)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (12)
  • Gym (9)
  • Yoga (7)
  • Sports (4)
  • Casual wear (3)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Definitely not the norm

These are the shortest capris I have ever worn. They fit me great, I like the way they look, but they come to just below my kneecaps. I am afraid that if I...Read complete review

These are the shortest capris I have ever worn. They fit me great, I like the way they look, but they come to just below my kneecaps. I am afraid that if I was taller than 5'4", they couldn't surpass my kneecaps. But they work if you are under 5'4".

That being said, I love the thick waste band and zippered pocket on the lower back. The material is thicker, but not at all stiff.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very disappointed

Purchased a pair of these a few weeks ago. Wore them once and haven't put them on since. The waist band has no hold and immediately slid down once I started running. I...Read complete review

Purchased a pair of these a few weeks ago. Wore them once and haven't put them on since. The waist band has no hold and immediately slid down once I started running. I had to pull the string so tight to make them stay in place that it didn't feel comfortable or look good. I will be contacting customer support to see if I can get my money back. This is the only Brooks product I ever purchased that I'm not happy with.

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5.0

My favorite Capris Ever

By 

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Competitive Athlete

Brooks Fanatics - Sponsored Athletes

Pros

  • Allows Free Movement
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Cold Weather
    • Gym
    • Running
    • Sports
    • Yoga

    Comments about Essential Capri:

    So loving these capris! The fit is perfect for me. I am a 5 '3 gal. They feel great running in and look very hip & stylish. Love them!!

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Nice comfy capri

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Allows Free Movement
    • Comfortable
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Gym
    • Running
    • Sports

    Comments about Essential Capri:

    They are a thicker material so they feel snug, but that also means it feels like it's keeping everything sucked in and looking good. It's nice because it keeps you from getting too warm or too cold because it's thick and warm, but the length keeps you cool. I wasn't sure about how I felt about the slight flare that happens at the knees, but in the end I feel like it actually makes it more comfortable and gives more movement around the knees.

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My go-to running capri

    By 

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Allows Free Movement
    • Breathable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Running
      • Yoga

      Comments about Essential Capri:

      I really love these capris. I've been wearing for almost all my runs for the past 6 months except in the middle of the summer at the hottest. I haven't had any of the issues with splitting seams that other reviewers mentioned. They've also been comfortable for hot yoga classes and don't slip or slide.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Seam ripped after 1 month

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Gym Rat

      Pros

      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Cheap Material
      • Poor Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

        Comments about Essential Capri:

        I'm training for a marathon and have been looking for a new pair of capris. I'm a fan of Brooks and have had many pairs of shoes. I was happy to purchase my capris and loved them, up until the seam ripped in my inner thigh at mile 5 of my 16 mile run. I've only had these for a month and was very bummed they did not work out. I'm just glad this didn't happen during any of my races. I'll still buy shoes, but the apparel won't end up in my closet.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just had to get more!

        By 

        from California

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Allows Free Movement
        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather
          • Running

          Comments about Essential Capri:

          I've been looking to replace a pair of capris and had a hard finding any I liked until I found these. The fabric is lightweight but substantial and gives a very flattering fit. I'm 5'4" - 105 lbs. and the S is a perfect fit. The low waistband is very comfortable and the bottom of the leg hits just below my knee. I've had mine for 6 months and they still look great; just ordered 2 more pairs!

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great fit, sleek, stylish.

          By 

          from Monterey, CA

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Allows Free Movement
          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym
            • Running
            • Yoga

            Comments about Essential Capri:

            I am 5'4", 135 pounds. I bought a small and the fit is great. I love the length, they hit me just below the knee, but the leg is wide enough on me that they don't roll. The fabric is thick enough to feel like they "hold me in" but thin enough to move and be comfortable. I love the wide waist band and the tie is sturdy and doesn't roll. And they machine wash beautifully. I am buying more for running, walking my dogs on the beach, hiking...yoga...shopping... :) I'm a big fan and think these capri's are a great product if the fit is right for you--I recommend you give them a try!!

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Capri

            By 

            from Ohio

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Allows Free Movement
            • Comfortable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Running

              Comments about Essential Capri:

              A lot of reviews are saying that they are too short but I didn't feel that way. I am 5'6 and they come over my knee. I like the length and they are perfect for the in between temperatures where it is not really cold or hot. As withal Brooks gear I love the pockets for my keys. I will buy more colors when they are on sale.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Short length

              By 

              from Detroit, MI

              Pros

              • Allows Free Movement
              • Comfortable
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Essential Capri:

                  I really wanted to like these, but the leg ended at just the wrong point for me. I'm 5'4" and wear a large. The leg opening was about a half inch below my knee, and just walking around caused the capris to ride up and bunch up behind my knees. If they were a half inch longer or shorter, they probaby would have worked better (or if I was an inch shorter or longer...) :)

                  Sadly, I'm sending these back. I really liked the Infinity II capris, and I'll likely order another pair of those instead.

                  • Fit:
                  • Feels true to size

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Definitely not the norm

                  By 

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Allows Free Movement
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Stylish
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                  • Questionable Fit

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Cold Weather
                  • Gym
                  • Running
                  • Sports
                  • Yoga

                  Comments about Essential Capri:

                  These are the shortest capris I have ever worn. They fit me great, I like the way they look, but they come to just below my kneecaps. I am afraid that if I was taller than 5'4", they couldn't surpass my kneecaps. But they work if you are under 5'4".

                  That being said, I love the thick waste band and zippered pocket on the lower back. The material is thicker, but not at all stiff.

                  • Fit:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Shorter than the "average" capri

                  By 

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Allows Free Movement
                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear
                    • Gym
                    • Running

                    Comments about Essential Capri:

                    The first thing I noticed was that the length on these are shorter than normal. That would make them fantastic for cooler summer runs, I think. They fit well and were stylish.

                    One slight problem I had was the waistband rolled a bit. I'm not sure if I got the wrong size or if I didn't tie them tight enough - I've worn them once and I'll definitely play with it to see if I can get it right. Even with the rolling waistband, they were surprisingly comfy.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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