Uncomfortable Seams and inconsistent sizing.

Verified Buyer Reviewed by norcal mountaineer from Sierra Nevada, California on Monday, March 14, 2016
3 Pairs Ordered:
Size SMALL
Color BLACK

Size MEDIUM
Color BLACK

Size SMALL
Color CHARCOAL GREY

My Stats:
5'2
140 lb
34D or 36C/D
28.5 - 29 in inseam

I've been looking for fleece lined thermal leggings for snowshoeing, snowcamping, backpacking and hiking and thought these might be the perfect ones, but the sizing and function are a bit hit and miss.

PROS: The fabric for all three are a soft, plush and warm fleece on the inside with a smooth knit face on the outside, which makes it friction-free and easy to pull on a rain shell over the leggings.

CONS: Sizing is off. I initially ordered a MED BLACK pair, but it was way too long in the torso (3 inches above my navel and the general fit was loose, but followed my body shape. The legs were also long for me by roughly 2 inches.

So I tried again and ordered a SMALL BLACK and a SMALL CHARCOAL GREY. These two pairs are totally different in sizing. The SMALL BLACK pair were still long in the torso, and reaches 2 -3 inches above my navel. The SMALL CHARCOAL GREY pair are just right and sits at my navel. As for the length, both pairs are fine, but again the SMALL BLACK pair are an 1/4 to 1/2 inch longer, so if you are taller, with a longer torso and longer legs, the fit may work for you.

The most significant CON is that there is a seam that rubs on the sides and the top of my knees and shins when ever I bend my legs to sit down or even when walking casually around town. (The seam runs down the sides from the top of the hips, across the top of the knees and down the front of the shins to the ankles). It's a rough feeling that I never quite adapt to when the leggings are on next to skin. The fit is still slightly loose, so it's not because the leggings are too tight, but that the seam does not 'give' as the rest of the fabric does when you're moving, so it kind of cuts into you when you bend and flex the knee joint.

Since I've already washed and worn one pair (no shrinkage), I will keep it, but the others are going back. And as another reviewer commented, the fabric pills. After one day of use, I had pilling in the crotch area.



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