Author's Rating - 7.7 / 10
Bottom: Hard Tail Forever Contour Rolldown Ankle Legging in XS, Color Double Electric Lines.
About Hard Tail Forever
Hard Tail is a Santa Monica based active and lifestyle clothing brand, founded in 1992. All of its clothes are made in the USA. Tie-dye color schemes and soft cotton fabrics are Hard Tail signature design elements. Hard Tail clothes are not cheap, average $80 for a pair of legging.
Hard Tail was introduced to me by my yogini sister about 5 years ago. She highly recommended it. I bought my first Hard Tail legging back then, which was a Low Rise Ankle Legging. I appreciated its soft cotton fabric and vivid color, but I wasn't impressed by its fit and performance. The low rise and narrow waistband legging is not just working for me, so I shied away from it's leggings.
Hard Tail re-drew my attention last year. I noticed the Contour Rolldown, Flat Waist and High Rise leggings online, which provide much more comfortable fit on the waist than the Low Rise ones. Also, they help to keep my belly tucked in. I purchased a few pairs of leggings from Hard Tail last year and the Contour Rolldown Ankle Legging in Double Electric Lines is one of them. I first saw the color Double Electric Lines from Nordstrom, but it was sold out before I decided to buy it. Luckily, I was able to get in from Essential Apparel.
9. Stitch Seam – Mix of flat locking seams and overlocking plain seams. The overlocking plain seams are used on the inner legs, while the comfortable flat locking seams are used everywhere else. If you don't know what it is, please refer to Closet 101 for explanation.
10. Crotch Seam – No gusset. I am surprised that there is no gusset for such high price and quality legging.
Hard Tail Contour Rolldown Legging is a comfortable and cozy pant that I like to wear around the house and to teach yoga classes. However, Hard Tail legging are not meant to be worn for high-sweat activities like heated yoga. I did wear it to a heated yoga class once, and I was so embarrassed that I could see wet spots in the groin area. Considering most of Hard Tail clothes are not high performance, I feel it is not worth the money. In terms of quality and comfort, Hard Tail definitely meets the mark.
Where to Buy Hard Tail Forever -
You can find the Contour Rolldown Legging in Double Electric Lines at Essential Apparel. The same color (Duble Electric Lines) but different style, Flat Waist Ankle Legging, is available at Hard Tail Forever and Zappos.
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