Monday, 25 November 2019

Reviewed: Chaffree Leggings

Chaffree, the underwear and hosiery brand that offers a range of seamless, sweat absorbing and chafe reducing garments for men and women, recently sent us several new items to trial and review.



We have recently reviewed the Chaffree Ankle Socks, the Chaffree Knee High Long Socks and the the Chaffree Mid Calf Socks.

We have also previously reviewed the Chaffree Men's Briefs and the Chaffree Men's Boxer Shorts.

We now focus on the Chaffree Leggings.



Packaging


The Chaffree Leggings are simply packaged in polythene bag and nothing more.

At least this keep plastic and other waste down to a minimum.

Materials and features


The Chaffree Leggings feel like a really substantial and sturdy garment as soon as you remove them from the packaging. Yet they are also light in weight.

They are made from 78% Polyester, 14% Polyamide and 8% Elastane.

The 78% figure above is actually the double-knit, high technical performance wicking fabric COOLMAX®, which is a key feature of Chaffree products.

This is what Chaffree say about the yarn:

"Chaffree leggings have a DOUBLE COOLMAX® count as the fiber has been woven double thickness in order to create the opaque look, thus giving extra benefits the wearer in relation to comfort, practicability, durability and moisture control whilst still remaining light weight, quick drying, ultra soft and comfortable."


COOLMAX® fabric has an inbuilt moisture management system that keeps you dry and cool when you perspire. COOLMAX® fabric moves and transports perspiration outside of the body where it quickly evaporates thus reducing the skin to irritation and other attributes that cause the skin to chafe. COOLMAX® fabric also has anti-bacterial qualities.




The material is soft and very stretchy. Opaque coverage is total.

These leggings are designed to keep seams to an absolute minimum. There is no central seam in the brief/panty area. There is one expertly engineered flat seam that runs down the inside of the leg.



There is quite a substantial gusset sewn into the crotch area for enhanced comfort.

The 7.5cm waistband is superbly designed. It is stretchy, provides support without any digging in and aims to prevent roll down when wearing. The waistband is designed to fit high for extra comfort.



The inside of the waistband provides information on the fabric, sizing and washing instructions. There are no additional labels that might be irritating to the skin.



Legs are anatomically shaped to taper down from the thigh to the calves. Chaffree Leggings are available with choice of three leg lengths: Short, Regular and Long.

The leggings are finished at the lower calf/ankle with a 2.5cm wide cuff.





Sizing, fit and wearing experience 


The Chaffree Leggings are available in six sizes:

  • XS (8-10)
  • S (10-12)
  • SM (12-14)
  • ML (14-16)
  • XL (18-20)
  • 2XL (22-24
As mentioned above, they are available with a choice of three leg lengths: Short, Regular and Long.



After careful attention to the size chart, I chose a pair in the ML size (14-16) with a Long leg.

You need to take a little bit of care putting the Chaffree Leggings on, ensuring that the inside leg seam is aligned correctly. For me the fit was perfect: the leg length was just right and the leggings seemed almost designed for my leg shape.

The fabric was soft and comfortable on the skin. On a very cool day, I found the insulation welcome. Wearing them on warmer days, the breathability is good and there was no overheating. 


As detailed above, COOLMAX® fibre is breathable and sweat is wicked away. I wore them on a long, sweaty hike and they didn't get damp with sweat. In fact I was surprised at how quickly the moisture evaporated away.

The brief with its wide, comfort waistband was particularly comfortable. There was plenty of space and comfort, and no constriction, for the male anatomy. The leggings needed minimal adjustment as the high waistband kept them in place for long periods. They didn't creep downwards and the waistband didn't rollover.

Above all these leggings felt great to wear, whether I was being outside and active, or just relaxing at home on the sofa.

Colour range


The Chaffree Leggings are available are available in Jet (Black) only. Chaffree hope to have more colours available in the new year.



Price and availability


The Chaffree Leggings are priced at £38.50 to £39.50 depending on the size chosen. The largest sizes XL (18-20) and 2XL (22-24) are set at the slightly higher price.

Postage is FREE OF CHARGE for all UK orders over £50.00.

For international customers shipping costs are calculated and displayed in your shopping cart during the order process.

Conclusion

The Chaffree Leggings are a really top quality product in every respect. Made with care and precision, with a wider range of sizing options than you would normally see. The choice of leg lengths is especially welcome.

For the quality, the price is really very reasonable. This is a robust product that will take some serious wear, and they will last if looked after.

I have reviewed several brands of leggings since starting this blog, and these Chaffree ones are as almost good as those super premium brands that you will pay more than £100 for.

Recommended. 

For more reviews, read the feedback on the Chaffree website. If I haven't convinced you, reading the customers reviews will!

If you need more advice on sizing or anything to do with this product you can contact Chaffree and they will always respond promptly. One the Chaffree website you will also find  a live chat support facility.

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