My original review was written on 04/7/2021, and after seeing how well the Timeless Tights fit and felt during my 1st workout wearing it, I gave it 5 stars initially. Just over 3 months of owning it, however, and I think my legging are starting to officially unravel... I'm updating my review with pics to reflect that 😢
My first review read: "My only concern is the strength and alignment of the stitch work along the crotch. The seam in that triangular panel, the flat part that attaches to the seam in the middle that leads up to the very front of the tights, came with a tiny loose loop of thread poking out. I didn't think too much of it, and thought maybe it would be fine if I just left it alone. However, after my Cardio workout today, I noticed the loop had gotten about a quarter of an inch longer, and then it snapped during jumping squat lunges. No damage done, thankfully there's no hole along the seamline, but I AM worried about how long my beautiful leggings will last before they potentially unravel at the seams 😟 I've seen other women have this problem, where these exact same leggings have completely come undone during plie squats and such, and end up with a huge long rip down the entire length of the leg from crotch to calf. I bought this knowing that that could happen at some point anyway, so it's not like I'm saying this because I'm dissatisfied with my product. I love these dang things!! I feel quite lucky, though, because while mine haven't done it yet, it IS rather alarming how this seemed to have happened to quite a few other customers... While my stitching wasn't broken, it was somewhat rough looking around the crotch and the inside of the ankles where the 3 panels of fabric meet. I would strongly recommend looking into the sewing machines and/or your quality control department and seeing what's up, because this seems like it wasn't an issue when the Sugar Plum collection first launched, rather a problem that seemed to begin occurring after the recent restock."
I had also posted a picture of what the worrisome thread had looked like at the time.
Now, that same thread, to the left side of the entire seamline along the front, from where it attaches to the crotch all the way up to where it meets the waistline, is looking like this. I'm afraid to wear them much now, because I'm worried they might get snagged on something in the washing machine and tear open! Or worse, split down the entire front while I'm out in public......
I think this is a quality control issue, as previously mentioned in my last review. It really does look like an inspector didn't notice that the sewing machine must've come off the track during the manufacturing process. If you look closely at the pictures, you can see a weird line of blind stitching to the side of where the actual seamline is meant to be supported and strengthened, like it's just a thread to nowhere, and the actual seamline is coming loose because it's just not strong enough to stay together on the left side. The loop has gotten much scarier looking since I first noticed it 3 months ago...
I only wash these in cold water, and hang to air dry, and because I knew this was an issue pretty much right after buying them, I actually try not to wear them very often at all because I love the pockets and the color so much and I don't want anything bad to happen to them 😩
I'm writing this as a review instead of formally writing in to customer service, because I don't want (nor do I believe I qualify for) a partial refund; I just want to make Popflex and potential buyers of this item aware that this a fairly serious issue (especially looking at the price of these tights!) if your pair is affected, considering I've barely worn these in 3 months and they already look like they're going to fall apart. I don't have ANY issues with any of my other Popflex leggings, they were constructed very well! I certainly didn't have this problem with the Corset Bra I'd ordered with these leggings after they both restocked. I love my Sugar Plum set, and all I hope for is that this review can somehow help better the quality control for future collections. I believe in this brand, and really hope this was just an honest mistake, and this kind of oversight is just a one off instance.
I'm still going to wear these because I love the fit, the fabric, and the color, but nowadays I'll be doing so rarely and with some trepidation 😔 I don't feel confident enough to continue to wear these out of the house anymore, which is so disappointing because omg THAT COLOR...! 💔
So comfortable, so soft, so pretty!!
The waist compresses just right and is very flattering.
Great side pocket for putting your phone.
I would use these tights every day working from home!
The colour is gorgeous, pockets are great, and sizing is just right. Do watch out for potential unsightly sweat stains though! Gave myself a bit of a shock after a cardio workout 😂
Great leggings!! Really comfy and love the side pockets.
I love everything about this legging, the colour is beautiful and it's so confortable !!!
Perfect. The fabric is soft and comfortable. I tried them for a couple of weeks before writing the review just to be sure. They are squat proof and breathable. Pockets are a plus :)
I absolutely ADORE this fabric. It is thicker than the terrain collection leggings and the pockets are a great bonus. The extra stitch on the upper waistband keeps everything in place and does not pinch me. When I put my iPhone (6.1" version) in the pocket, it's very visible and juts out but that makes sense given the compression. My only other pair of pocket leggings is looser so putting my phone in the pocket makes the leggings start to droop on that side but that's not a problem here!
I will say that as a tall person (5' 8"), a longer inseam would have been better for me. For reference, my hips are 36" and waist is 27" which is why I went with the small size. @Popflex it would be great if you could make short and tall versions of leggings for every size to accommodate more body types! Also maybe I just have thin ankles but the ends of the leggings are a little loose but that tends to be a problem for me with all leggings. But the thick fabric and compression makes it all worth it. The color is also amazing!!