I was sent a pair of fitness apparel called HotPants by Zaggora. The claim of the makers is that these workout shorts also can help you lose two pants sizes in two weeks. My pair of shorts was very different from my expectations. I thought they would be Milli Vanilli-type bicycle shorts as you can see above. They were more like a partial wetsuit that came up near my braline and down to my knees.
The fabric was very thick and stiff. They were my correct size, but putting them on was like putting on Spanx, or putting ten pounds of potatoes in a five pound bag. There was much hopping and tugging in the bathroom that day. The snug fit did feel very supportive and not binding or uncomfortable.
I would not want to wear these out of the house because of the very loud noises I made walking. Certainly, part of this is a function of my being a big girl, but I’ve worn corduroy pants that made less noise.
Still, it is suggested one can get cellulite-reduction benefits merely by sleeping in the HotPants. Because of my skin sensitivity issues, I was not able to do this. A friend who tried these same shorts says she wore them at night and they did make her skin feel nice and soft afterward.
I think this item might be nice to try if you are a thinner, fitter woman who would like to increase the effectiveness of her workout by retaining more body heat and sweating more during a workout or just during sleep. While HotPants weren’t a total hit with me, I do think they may be a good item for others.
If you are interested in seeing the HotPants in action, you might want to check out Zaggora’s own website or facebook page. Also @zaggora is active on Twitter.
I was provided with a complimentary pair of HotPants via Mom Bloggers Club to facilitate this review. No other compensation was given and all my opinions are my own.