Gear Review: So iLL Leggings

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So you have a secret desire for the lycra (aka “hot pants”) trends of the 80s climbing scene to return? Yeah, me too‚ÄĒand apparently so did the team at So iLL when they designed¬†their bold new line¬†of active wear.

Featuring a variety of shorts, capri-length, and full-length leggings‚ÄĒSo iLL’s line brings a¬†fresh perspective¬†on climbing clothing‚ÄĒdeviating from the earth tones we all own way to much of, and instead taking a bright, artistic route to complement¬†you on your days of training at the gym and sending at the crag.

Here’s a peek at a few of the designs:

So iLL Walls Leggings So iLL Holds Shorts So iLL Carabiner Shorts So iLL Ropes Leggings

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A review of the funky new So iLL leggings

I recently had the opportunity to try these¬†spankin’ new pants out and was excited about both¬†their aesthetic and material performance. As someone who thoroughly enjoys the freedom that leggings lend for heel hooks and high feet, as well as offering the chance to rock¬†wildly¬†bright colors when I’m climbing, So iLL’s leggings definitely satisfied¬†my desires.

I tested out a pair of the full-length¬†Routes¬†design and Ropes leggings¬†at the gym and while out on a day of climbing some rather choss-y rock. I was somewhat nervous about how well they would hold up with the seemingly endless¬†sharp rock, tree branches, and bushes I encountered on my climbing trip outside, but thanks to their¬†custom Polyester blend, these leggings¬†endured the elements pretty well.¬†Nevertheless, I would probably prefer to wear them for¬†sport, bouldering, or indoor climbing, rather¬†than for bush-whacking adventurous trad days …

So ILL Leggings Review
Tested these out in the gym, and on some serious choss. Results = solid.

As for comfort, I really appreciated the hi-rise fit of these leggings, which makes them feel more secure and snug over your waist. They do run a bit small, so So iLL suggests that you consider sizing up to avoid overly tight leggings!

When it comes to functionality, you can basically where them anywhere and for pretty much anything active. I love that I can wear¬†them¬†straight into yoga class after a climbing session without having to change. They’re definitely built for mobility and highly¬†flexible movement. I even wore them running some errands, and despite feeling a bit ridiculous, got some psyched feedback from non-climbing strangers. I mean, you really can’t deny that they look pretty rad …

So iLL leggings review
You’ll want to try hard and do silly things when you’re wearing these.

Overall, I’d mainly¬†recommend these leggings for their unique look and solid durability. Having met the founder of So iLL, Dan, I can guarantee that you’d be hard-pressed to find another climbing company with such¬†a knack for putting out¬†funky and one-of-a-kind¬†climbing inspired gear.

Take a closer look at the designs in their line of leggings:

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So iLL Leggings Review

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