Does the Everlane Perform Legging… Perform? (Review)

 

Everlane Leggings

When it comes to fitness I'm an all or nothing kind of person.

I either work out consistently 3-5 times a week… or I go 4 years without raising my heart beat once. With the current quarantine / stay at home situation, I've been channeling all my nervous energy into fitness and somehow managed to work out every day this month.

So I guess I'm back on the bandwagon?

 

 

With all that working out comes the need for cute work out clothes. Well, technically I've been working out at home so no one can see me… but I like the extra motivation that comes with buying cute activewear. 

My latest find is the Everlane perform legging. Everlane has traditionally focused on basics and classic wardrobe staples so I was curious as to how their new fitness line would compare.

Here's my quick review of the Everlane leggings and how they compare to more traditional + expensive workout brands!

 

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Everlane Leggings Review

Everlane released its first legging in January 2020. 

In keeping with the brand's sustainable basics angle, the Perform Legging is made from 58% recycled material and features a minimalist design. Currently, the leggings are available in five colors and two inseam lengths (regular or ankle). 

I went for the black, naturally!

Here's how they look on:

 

The Perform Legging

 

in Black, Regular

These are high waisted thin leggings in a silky-to-the-touch fabric.

They feel like a second skin and are really comfortable to wear, just around the house or to work out in. I especially like the simple design – there aren't visible seams, logos or mesh that scream ‘workout wear'.

Everlane claims these ‘do it all' and I'd have to agree. They've become my go to pair and look great with an oversized sweater and knee high boots too!

Shop Perform Leggings (4 colors, 2 lengths)

 



 

The Fabric

These are definitely on the thin side, but I don't mind that. They'll be great for off duty wear and summer workouts.

The technical fabric is buttery smooth and almost slick like silk. What I like is they don't feel like the kind of fabric that will pill on the butt. I've purchased much more expensive black leggings that have quickly pilled in the wash and that's a huge pet peeve of mine.

There's also a slight compression effect. It's not enough to dramatically suck you in, but enough to smooth you out and I like how the waistband stays firmly in place. 

These would be perfect for pilates, yoga, dance cardio and LISS workouts. 

 



 

Sizing

I made the mistake of buying too tight leggings once (they were Lululemon and on sale, haha) and so I always size up when buying workout wear.

I sized up for these Everlane leggings in the regular inseam and found them to fit perfectly – for reference I'm about 5 feet 7 inches.

 

See Through Test

I have the black color and these definitely pass the see through test. Totally OK squatting in these! 

 



 

Cons

If there's one thing I'd change, it's the pocket.

On the inside of the waistband there's a horizontal pocket. I find the placement of the opening really odd – it hits near my hip bone and has a vertical opening. 

 

Price

Ooh as I was writing this post, I realized the leggings are on sale! For this week only you can take advantage of a 2-for-1 deal. Two pairs of leggings for $90 is a pretty good price!

 

Have you tried Everlane activewear? What do you think?

 



 

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Everlane Cashmere Review: Testing Basics

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