Overall Rating - 8.8 / 10
PROS / SQUAT WOLF Hera High Waisted Legging is a classic black legging to have in the closet. The fabric is high compression and breathable, perfect for high impact gym workouts. It provides tons of muscles support and coverage for the midsection.
CONS / The elastic band (waistband) is tight. Though it stays put with movement, it is uncomfortable and it digs into my waist. For yoga asana practice, I prefer a slightly lower compression legging than this one.
BOTTOM LINE / SQUAT WOLF Hera High Waisted Legging is an affordable legging that covers most needs for gym workouts. The fabric is high compression, breathable and sweat wicking. It is also free from pilling after several washes. The only complaint I have is the elastic waistband being too tight and it pinches the skin.
* Disclaimer: The legging was gifted to me, but the review is my own.
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Details of SQUAT WOLF Hera High Waisted Legging -
Top: Puma Fishnet Panel Sports Bra, Black, S (run small).
Bottom: SQUAT WOLF Hera High Waisted Legging, Black, XS (true to size).
SQUAT WOLF released new clothings after my last review, all of which are basic solid color leggings. They would be perfect for people who aren't into patterned leggings. When I received the Hera Legging back in March, there were only three colors available, black, stone and blush. Two new colors, white and purple, were added to the line lately. Since I haven't purchased any black legging for a while, I decided to go with the most classic color this time. One can never go wrong with a black legging.
Here comes this week's review of SQUAT WOLF Hera High Waisted Legging.
The legging is made in China.
SQUAT WOLF Hera High Waisted Legging is made with the super high compression nylon and spandex blend fabric. It works well for high impact exercises, such as running and HIIT, because it provides tons of muscles support. I can feel how it "hugs" my body. Moreover, it is breathable, fast day and sweat wicking. With that said, I don't particularly like to wear it for yoga due to the snug fit. It may be better if I size up, but it wouldn't change the compression of the fabric itself.
The legging is squat proof, 100% opaque. It is constructed with flatlocking seams with a gusset. I've worn it for several times, mostly for HIIT. So far, there is no pilling observed. The quality is way better than $110 Beyond Yoga x Kate Spade Cinched Bow Capri, which I've only wore it no more than 5 times and it has significant pilling. One thing I'd like to point out is that SQUAT WOLF Hera High Waisted Legging attracts hair. Since I don't have pets, it doesn't bother me.
I'd say the legging is true to size but on the small side. If you are between sizes, I recommend to size up. With that said, I feel the waist is too small for my body frame. It is challenging to pull the pant up, especially over the hip. Once I have the legging up, it fits okay other than the elastic band digging into the waist. As much as I like to wear the high compression legging for HIIT and Tabata, I may consider sizing up next time.
It is a full length legging and the inseam is too long for me. If I don't wear it over the heel, there is extra fabric gathering around the ankle. Like I mentioned earlier, you can never go wrong with black leggings. SQUAT WOLF Hera High Waisted Legging (black) creates a skinny and leggy look. It also shapes the butt nicely.
SQUAT WOLF also sent me Hera Performance Bra as a set. Unfortunately, my regular size XS is way too small. I can't put it on. I probably need a medium (2 sizes up). Since I am not able to try the bra, I can't provide any feedback here.
Even though the high compression fabric hugs the body well and provides tons of support, it's not something I would wear outside the gym and studio. That doesn't mean the legging isn't comfortable. I just prefer the loose fit clothing when I am not exercising. I do think there is room to improve the elastic waistband. Not only is it too tight and too high rise, but it also digs into the skin. It would have been perfect if the waistband was elastic free.
You can never go wrong with a black legging like SQUAT WOLF Hera High Waisted Legging. It creates a flattering look and shapes all the right places of the body. The high compression fabric works well for high impact workouts. In addition to providing muscles support, it is also breathable and moisture wicking. Best of all, it's more than 50% cheaper than most leggings in the market. I just wish the waistband is elastic free or at least make it looser. That said, it may not be a concern for you.
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