For me, wearing pretty, quality gym gear is essential and in my view, you can never EVER have enough gym wear; actually, the more, the better!! However, I don’t know about you, but I am a creature of habit and stick to wearing the same brands all the time. So when my Jilla Active seamless active wear arrived, I was more than excited!
So, who are/what is Jilla Active?
‘Jilla is London based seamless activewear brand characterised by back to basic approach, it has been created from a passion for movement and simplicity, founded on the premise of excellent design and high functionality.’ The activewear is designed with the new trend of gym to brunch and then on to lunch in mind; providing activewear that can see you through it all without constant clothes changes!
My initial thoughts:
- The leggings look of great quality; they are a deep black with a contrasting bright waistband.
- The lack of seams make them feel really smooth.
- The packaging was lovely too; they were nicely wrapped in tissue paper. A great initial thought that makes you think the product is of great quality.
The wear test:
- The material (92% Polyamide) is thick enough that you can squat without your bottom going see through but not too thick that they feel sweaty!
- They were great for work too; as a teacher, practical PE gym wear is essential and these fit the role perfectly.
- No seams was AMAZING; the back of my knees felt free and it stopped them rising up whilst wearing them.
- I’ve worn them for spin, running and weight training; they were brilliant for all. For running my legs could still breathe which is essential for me as I CANNOT run with hot legs.
- As the leggings were seamless, this really did make them so much more comfortable.
- The mesh behind the knees isn’t itchy, instead it allows for your legs to move freely without sweating.
- The wide elastic waistband kept my leggings up and in place; in all three of the types of exercise, not once did I have to pull them up!
- The moisture wicking material is just that; not once did I end up feeling like I was wearing my sweat in an uncomfortable way (sweat is good though; it means you’re working hard)!
Value for money:
The leggings were priced originally at £40 and I would happily pay more than that; they were of the same quality as both my Sweaty Betty and Lulu Lemon leggings. I would certainly buy more!
Well worth the money and definitely worth checking out!