When Zaggora recently had a Groupon for their Hot Pants, I bit the bullet and got a pair. The flares, actually.
Here’s what they look like:
They claim to help maximize workouts. Energy expenditure while working out is increased by 6%, and increased by 26% if worn the hour after exercise. Weight loss is 4x greater while wearing the pants, and core body temperature increases about 18%. Wow, that’s hot.
I impatiently waited for them to arrive in the mail from London, and they took a little over a week. (That’s faster than Sephora’s free shipping from Maryland.) The pants feel thick and similar to a wetsuit. They are tight, but not uncomfortably so, and very high waisted.
As I worked out I noticed they aren’t quiet pants. They make that rubbery/vinyl zip zip sound as you move. But once I starting moving, I didn’t even notice. I worked out like normal, paying special attention to drink extra water. I really heated up and sweat a lot. Like, so much sweat.
One thing I loved about the pants is the support they gave. I could push my squats and lunges further and deeper because my knees were protected. I wanted to take them off after the workout and shower right away, but I kept them on for the additional hour after. And then for a couple more hours. When I eventually took them off I realized how hot I’d been.
The pants need to be washed after wearing because they get so wet. And they can’t be put in the dryer, so I should have bought a second pair. But I’ll make it work for now while I test them out.
So will I lose two jean sizes in two weeks, like the website claims? Maybe. I’m sure a good deal of that is water weight. I’ll update you on my progress.
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed are my own. Mad Betty was not compensated for this review.