Described as suitable for “bouldering, biking, posing and eating your age in pieces of sushi, suit up in these stretchy, up-for-everything tights” we can safely say that they have lived up to their description (although to be perfectly honest we haven’t attempted to eat our age in pieces of sushi yet).
The Forge Grey is one of the “heathers” colours which is made of a polyester/spandex blend. We found the material to be oh so soft and comfortable to wear all day long. According to some of the reviews on the American Patagonia website others have found the heathers material to be much softer compared to the solids so keep this in mind when selecting which colour floats your boat.
The wide waistband sits at a comfortable height – not so high waisted that unwanted comparisons to Harry Highpants come to mind but with enough coverage so that you can bend over without a second thought. The hidden elastic keeps things in place but is in no way restrictive. The crotch seam is reinforced with a gusset which should help prevent embarrassment in a crucial area.
There is a small pocket integrated into the waistband – big enough for keys or some loose change but it won’t fit your standard smartphone.
On me, the tights were mid-calf in length however being shorter than 99.9% of the population* I would expect for most people they would hit not far below the knee.
Flat locked seams are durable yet comfortable with no chafing whatsoever. The material has good stretch and recovery and holds it’s shape very nicely. These are made by Fair Trade Certified sewing so keep this in mind if the price seems a bit steep.
WE WORE: Forge Grey, extra small size
MATERIALS: mix of materials depending on solid/heather/print
PRICE: AUD $99.95
WEBSITE: Check it out here.
Review by Mrs Carpobrotus. She is *just shy of 5′ and weighs 47kgs. You might find this useful when considering what size might fit you well.
DISCLOSURE: No disclosure required on this one, we paid for the crops ourselves. (Unfortunately) we did not receive any payment for this review.