“ Brand: Adidas / Type: Womens Sports Wear „
I wanted a pair of comfortable pants to wear for my gym classes so I decided to treat myself to some new Adidas cosy tracksuit bottoms which allow me the freedom to move and breath without being too restrictive. I bought these so that I could wear them around the house too and potter around doing household jobs. I am not a big fan of wearing tracksuit bottoms out of the house but for lounging around the house and heading to the gym they are perfect.
==Price and availability==
The cost of trousers was £25.00 and these were bought at Sports Direct which sell branded sports clothes at a reasonable price.
The trousers are made from cotton and polyester. They are really soft with an elastic waist that also has a draw string. The elastic is quite thick and the trousers fit snugly on my hips which is where I choose to wear them. The trousers are black and have grey stripes down the legs. There is the adidas logo on the side. There are two pockets in the trousers too.
I have washed these trousers a couple of times and I am pleased to say that they require little or no ironing. In the Summer I hung them on the line and even now when dried on the radiator they dry with minimal creases although they do take longer to dry than I would like, I think this is because they are quite thick.
They have kept their shape well though over their period of use so far. I have worn the pants for Zumba and I have also worn them for running out in the winter. I must say that although they let your skin breath, I find them too warm to run in. They make me too hot and I much prefer to run in proper running tights despite the cold climate. I like to wear these to slouch around the house in too as they stretch nicely and just feel quite comfortable to sit in. I tend to live in skinny jeans and after a while it is nice to change into comfortable sports pants in order to feel more comfortable. As they are black they can be worn with any colour t-shirt or top. I bought some bright coloured sport t-shirts to wear with the trousers at the gym and I think the bright colours works well with the dark trousers. Overall, I am pleased with these and find them to be a long lasting pair of sports trousers.
Obviously clothes can't actually make you run faster, but these tracksuit bottoms certainly are comfortable to wear during exercise! (They make me feel like I'm running faster anyway!) I've had a pair of these Adidas women's stinger sports trousers for a couple of months now, they are my only sports bottoms I own, and I wear them almost every day for jogging and general exercise. They are comfortable and lightweight, and I find them fine to wear in the heat also.
I purchased them from a JJB Sports shop at about £24 (not including their student discount). To be honest, I avoid Adidas like the plague, but I was eager to start a jogging routine and was struggling to find bottoms that were light, loose and fairly modest; I found that these were perfect after trying them on in the fitting rooms. Note that I had to get them a size larger, so ask the seller for measurements if you're buying them online. A few various stripe colours are available, my pair have purple stripes & logo, but I have seen them with pink also.
What made them perfect for me when first trying them on?
They are long enough not to give me jack-ups when running, sitting or stretches (I'm about 5'7"). They are loose and modest enough for someone who is dressing for faith reasons or because they feel conscious of flab and bum whilst exercising in public (or both!). (If you are dressing for faith reasons then I still recommend you also finding a loose-fit bum-length top - if at all possible that is!)
The drawstring and slightly elasticated waistband comes up to the belly button, so is plenty of length if you want to roll them as you lose a bit of weight. The high waistband also serves useful if you intend to cover your skin, but can't find a sports top quite long enough to cover your belly when doing arm stretches etc. So I was personally very pleased with the fit and the length, which is why I got them!
Other features that might be of interest:
The ankle is elasticated, but there is a generous zip on each leg if you prefer. There is a pocket on each side of the upper leg; these are fairly deep meaning you can put in your house keys and other bits without them falling out during your run.
They are made of 100% polyester, and the inside of the trousers has a mesh lining. The black colour means that they go with whichever top you choose, and the coloured stripes add a bit of colour and make them look a bit more feminine. A major benefit is that they haven't shrunk in the wash yet! I see them lasting me a good time more!
Buying these trousers has now warmed me a bit to the popular brand to which I've had a strong aversion since my childhood (I can't even remember why now!! Ah, yes, the label states they are made in Cambodia, but I don't know about the conditions of their work).