grungy alley cat
My Review of The Item That Once Made me the Stinkiest Person on Public Transportation
4 Stars, Best workout gear for water retention BUT once made me the stinkiest person on public transportation**
These are an absolutely great addition to an intense workout to help with mid-section water weight.
I wear about a size 6 and the medium worked well, fit well too. They come up high enough and go down low enough to get your mid-section and thighs sweating up a storm during an aerobic workout. Seriously drenched, rivulets of sweat.
Like a sauna in your pants. (As gross as that sounds, it’s really a good thing.)
One of my favorite things about the cut is that it isn’t that awkward height that isn’t quite high enough to help you avoid the potentially psychologically damaging muffin-top effect by stopping at your most squishshy mid-section point.
I also have purchased these: Everlast for Her All-in-One Body Slimmer but this item, the Delfin Spa Bio Ceramic Anti Cellulite Capris are thighs and bums above the Everlast pair and fit much better as well. The other brand buckles on the side and are an unsatisfying length on the legs.
There is only one issue; the smell.
No, I’m not talking about sweat, that’s not a conversation to have here or anywhere, that’s up to you and the people around you in a gym.
I’m talking about the eye-burningly head-turningly horrifically strong rubber pants stench.
You might think I’m kidding or exaggerating, but let me tell you a story about really how strong the odor is at first.
One day, you know the day, the day I was late getting out in the morning and waiting for my cleaning to come back and out of cute black leggings to wear under my tunic and under boots so I thought I’d just open these up and throw them on and then rush out to my bus stop.
So I’m power-walking to the bus stop and keep catching a scent that I can’t identify.
Since this is Los Angeles, home of no-ozone layer and smog of the stars, an irregular chemical smell isn’t too alarming.
But I started getting worried when I finally got to the bus stop and the smell was there, stronger than ever. I didn’t have time to go back home and change, but I slowly started to realize that the horrible smell was wafting up from my exercise pants that, fair enough, should not have been forced into leggings duty.
So I get on the bus hoping that it was one of those times when only I’m smelling a scent but it not being so obvious to everyone else.
Sadly, that just wasn’t the case.
At the next stop, a friendly older lady who lives a nomadic existence in our beach community got on the bus and paused at my seat as if to sit down, took a whiff of the air and took her assortment of bags and moved to a location several seats behind me.
Yes, the smell was so bad that a person without plumbing or shelter was offended by the strength of the stink.
Seriously. This seriously happened.
So by the time I get to the office I’m humiliated and avoiding humans like a grungy alley cat.
I sat in my office until my cleaning arrived and took these pants off quicker than you can say “stinkypants”.
After washing them about 4 times (no kidding, 4) the rubbery smell is at an o.k. level.
Would buy again, would wash first several times.
As a note, the Everlast for Her All-in-One Body Slimmer smell just as bad if not actually worse.
It’s just the nature of the sauna pants beast I guess, so don’t let it put you off buying, just don’t wear them in public around people in enclosed places until they’ve been repeatedly laundered.
Or ever really, don’t wear stinky pants in public places that aren’t the gym. Let’s make that a rule that we follow like “no spitting” or something.
Full Amazon Review Here: Awesome but stinky pants