Wirecutter by NY Times - The Best Leggings

January 05, 2022

How they fit: Smooth and dense with a supportive hold, the Superfit Hero Superhold Pocket Leggings have conveniently placed pockets. They felt good during sweaty workouts and less-intense sessions. Available in sizes L (12–14) to 7XL (40–42) and in one length (29 inches), they fit our 5-foot-2-inch plus-size tester (who wore a size 2XL) a bit snugly in the waist, but were otherwise comfortable.

Why they’re great: Superfit Hero transitioned to all plus and extended sizes in late 2020, allowing the company to cater fully to an often underrepresented population of athletic-wear aficionados. All of our picks offer sizing up to at least a 20 (and several of our favorites also come in extended sizes, including Girlfriend Collective and Universal Standard). But Superfit Hero goes the highest (40–42). Dense and soft with a good amount of stretch, these leggings are pleasantly compressive and felt great on—a nice dose of support versus a too-tight squeeze. Our plus-size tester, who wore a size 2XL and typically wears a size 16–18, liked the quality feel of the thick fabric. Though they fit her a bit snugly in the waist, they worked “mostly fine”; she noted that she also liked the capri version, which has a 20-inch inseam (she is 5 feet 2 inches tall). The inseam of the standard Superhold is 29 inches. She also particularly liked the fit of the Beyond Yoga Spacedye Caught In the Midi High Waisted Legging and the Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise Tight Full-On Luon.

Of roughly 200 reviews for the Superhold leggings on the brand’s website, the majority gives them five stars. I wore a size M, which is, full disclosure, no longer represented in the lineup (Superfit Hero moved to exclusively plus and extended sizes right around the time we were testing). They have a held-in feel and large, well-placed side-drop pockets. For what it’s worth, they performed well during a 45-minute indoor cycling class and a 3-mile run with my phone in one of the pockets. Made for all types of exercise, these leggings feel less slick than some of the other high-activity pairs in our pool. Yet they strike a nice balance between ready to sweat and ready to recover.

READ FULL ARTICLE.


Also in Superfit Hero Blog

Sporty Sexy Swimwear for Backyard Pool Parties, Beach Days and More

June 22, 2022

Plus size swimwear should not only be comfortable, but it should also reflect the occasion and your personal style preferences. Our Superfit is designed by and for plus size swimmers and water sport athletes and you know you can rely on us to provide you with premium plus size swimwear that fits impeccably and makes you feel incredible. We offer extended plus sizes Large through 7XL, that's equivalent to a US size 12-44. Get out there! Wear the swimsuit!

View full article →

Refinery29 - A Gear Guide For Plus-Size People Who Love Hiking & Camping

May 16, 2022

Not only are these leggings ultra-size inclusive (up to a 7XL), but these are also great to wear for a wide variety of outdoor activities as well. It doesn't hurt that it has all the compression and comfort you might need in gear. One gushes, "The compression makes me feel secure when working out."

View full article →

May/June 2022 Product Preview

May 03, 2022

Get excited because May and June are big months for us! Get on the list for SuperSwim early access and see what we're restocking just in time for Summer.

View full article →