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The Right Pants For The Right Purpose
on July 28, 2013
PRICE & SERVICE: These are kind of expensive, IMO, but after getting them, I could see why. The shipping took a while, however. Nothing special about the packaging.
FIT: These fit like shape-wear things, so make sure you size accordingly. It definitely smooths out any lumps or jiggle, which I can see why this makes them ideal for high-energy exercises. I like exercise pants that can be pulled up high on the torso. The picture shows the pants rising up underneath her bellybutton, but they go over that point near my ribs on me.
However, the leggings are looong. I am 4'11", and I have to roll up the bottoms twice, and ultimately I'll have to trim and resew them.
QUALITY: FILA is a good brand. I wear these like normal pants, not just for workouts, because they are quality.
They are heavy, thick, and polyester. Too thick for hot summer days, unless it's during a cool evening, but it'll probably really encourage sweat. The feel heavy to walk around in, so just bear that in mind if you're looking for light/breezy pants.
I mention the polyester, because the pants shimmer a bit in certain light, and of course, slippery to an extent- which means you can have fun sliding around on certain surfaces, and they do a pretty good job with water resistance. So they work for certain times and aren't the best to use for maybe a casual day out with friends or whatever.
I have both the black and the gray, and as far as the slimming effect goes, the gray looks nicer. With the black, that weird swirl pattern isn't visible, and it feels kind of awkward. If you wear them for a long time, it tends to leave an impression on the skin so you'll be styling barber pole legs when removed.