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Knix Reviews – 2023: The Knix Catalyst provides support from both compression and encapsulation. This extremely adjustable sports bra is an excellent option if you’re looking for a little construction on your body. When brand new, the Catalyst feels a little tight and firm. Our testers reported some theft in the armpits and lats, but this bra stretches out and forms to the body over time. You may also experience roughness where extra skin or fat spills, but this feeling is temporary.
Since the Catalyst is highly adjustable, it’s also somewhat flexible. The thick back strap and shoulder straps can be worn on their loosest setting while you break it in and can tighten or loosen as your body alters and changes.
KNIX HEAVY FLOW PERIOD KIT REVIEW
This review was first published on Nov. 23, 2021, but I reorganized it with additional information to help you decide if the Knix Heavy Flow Period Kit is for you. Also, some of the links in this post are associate links, which means I make a small commission when you click on the link and buy something. Thank you for supporting me!
One of the areas of my life I wanted to clean up for a long time was my period product. I wore pads exclusively all my life, and when I heard about period panties, I wanted so badly to try them. But as someone with a heavy changeable flow, period panty scares me because what if I leak?
Knix Heavy Flow Period Kit
The most off-putting thing about period panties is the price. It makes sense—I can only imagine the technology needed to create a super leakproof and supportable panty is exclusive. And although period panties seem like the most cost-effective choice in the long run, not everyone can afford sustainable options. I tried Knix first because my values aligned with their mission, and their products were what I was looking for for my period care needs.
With an extended gusset (best for medium to heavy flow), one carrying pouch, and one wash bag. Every order comes with a wash bag to keep your period underwear safe from wear and tear from your washing machine.
My Experience with Knix Heavy Flow Period Kit
Since buying my Knix Heavy Flow Period Kit in September, I’ve used the period panties without leaking for two periods. My stream typically ranges from light to heavy for seven days. Although the period kit I bought is for heavy flow, I like that there’s a panty for almost every day of my flow. I also love how comfortable Knix’s period panties are. And they’re seamless—it doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing a pad, which I love!
This past cycle—the first time I wore period panties outside the house. As I declared above, I have a heavy period, which can get disordered sometimes. My period didn’t leak onto my clothes when I tested the period panties during my last two cycles. But alas, all good things must end; my period was reveal on my favorite short
LOVE YOUR SHAPE: KNIX SHAPEWEAR REVIEW
- Shapewear has been around for centuries. Originally they create to help women and men achieve their desired silhouettes through the help of undergarments. It wasn’t only popular in European and Western cultures and others. After that, they intended all in the name of the beauty standard of their time –look at the Bridgerton costumes.
- Stunning, yes, but we are also reminded of just how excruciatingly uncomfortable corsets and bustiers must have been back then to achieve the looks they desired. But shapewear has come a long way in comfort and support over the year. So, the newest line that caught my attention is by Canadian brand Knix — the shapewear collection is designed with comfort in mind using the latest technology.
- My first entry into controlled undergarments was a cultural one. In my culture, using a stretchy cloth wrapping around the body’s midsection has been a popular recovery thing after giving birth. It’s believed to help a new mother’s body recover faster, provide support, and help minimize that pouch. Having double C-sections meant a slower recovery for me it advised that I didn’t do this to allow the opening to heal properly. Honestly, I wish I could have tried it.
- After having babies and returning to “normal,” it was a challenge. Even though I had lost the weight gained during pregnancy (50 lbs each time), my body felt like it had shifted. Then shapewear (controlled tops, girdles, whatever you want to call them) became a staple in my dresser when I needed to dress up.
- Shapewear has become commonplace over the past few decades. Hollywood starlets of all ages, shapes, and sizes openly admitted to donning them under their fabulous gowns on the red carpet but quickly also joked about how they couldn’t wait to get out of them as they bee-lined for the nearest In-and-Out Burger.
- Yes, wearing them took an inch or two off the waist and gave the appearance of smoothed-out skin under form-fitting clothes, and we were willing to sacrifice breathing over beauty.
Knix Shaper Bodysuit
If you are ever concerned about roll hanging over the top of the waistband or between bra and underwear line, this is a great solution to give ta. While I can still see where the C-section pouch lies without my clothes on, it’s comfortably smoother once I have dressed. The upper body has the option of removable bra cup inserts, and this garment has no underwires. The midsection offers a very comfortable compression to hold things in place front and back gently! And instead of snaps at the bottom (gusset), there is an adjustable hook & eye closure. It takes a little getting use at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s good. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the snaps coming apart accidentally – been there! The leg safety switch is flawlessly bound to offer a smoother “no panty line” look. The bra straps are adjustable, of course, to provide more comfort. Can I wear it all day? Yes, and I have.
- Ordered: Colour Nude 4 in Large ($110 Canadian)
- Fabric: The body is made of 53% Lycra Xtra Life and 47% nylon. The lining comprises 86% cotton, 10% spandex, and 4% carbon.
High Rise Shaper Brief
I’m particularly self-conscious about rolls. Skin rolling over the top of the waistband and the band rolling down is just uncomfortable for me. So, here is where I had to figure out what size suited me. I had ordered a medium, and unfortunately, the rolls happened. However, I reordered in the next size up and was much happier. So, be sure to follow the sizing guidelines. I chose the straightforward style because of that damn C-section bag I carry. Its higher cut sits above the waistline and where I want that remote control. I’m not interested in having everything completely suck into the point that I cannot breathe – but enough support to feel confident in my skin. This style feels great. I was surprise to find that I thought help was in front and my lower back. Bonus! Like the Bodysuit, the edges seamlessly bond, giving a smoother appearance.
- Ordered: Colour Nude 4 in Large ($58 Canadian)
- Fabric: Made of 53% Lycra Xtra Life, and 47% nylon. The lining made of 86% cotton, 10% spandex, and 4% carbon.
FINAL THOUGHTS (PROS AND CONS)
The Knix Heavy Flow Period Kit is for you if:
- you have a medium to heavy flow
- you’re ready to clean up your period care
- you work from home or spend the majority of your time from home when you’re on your period
- you have the financial means to invest in this kit
The Knix Heavy Flow Period Kit isn’t for you if:
- you have a heavier-than-normal flow
- you spend the majority of your time away from home when you’re on your period
- you don’t have the financial means to invest in this kit.