I was further sucked in with the “sign up for our VIP subscription program and get ANOTHER pair of leggings FREE!” TWO pairs of leggings for $12? Even if they aren’t that great, as long as they’re comfy I can wear them around the house. And they have POCKETS! I made sure to pop fit review the rules for the subscription program, and bolstered by the knowledge that I could cancel any time, I went for it.
If you‘re like me and your interest has been piqued by PopFit Size Chart, read on to see what I experienced. Since I got different styles, I will review them separately below.
popfit reviews “STELLA” LEGGINGS
First things first, these leggings SO do not pass the squat test, despite the phrase “Squat Test Approved“ that is included in all of Pop Leggings Fit‘s marketing.
In fact, you can actually see my underwear through these even when I‘m just standing around. This may be due to the light color, but still. Definitely not opaque. Not a total deal-breaker, as I often go commando when exercising, but then there is the concern that people will see my butt crack. Ew.
The phone pocket is quite deep and definitely wide enough to accommodate my iPhone 6s. I think it could probably handle an iPhone Plus or similar extra-large smartphone too.
The fabric is 95% polyester and 5% spandex, so very plastic-y, and makes a distinct and unpleasant swishing noise as I walk. Maybe if your thighs don’t rub together when you walk or run, this won’t be an issue for you, but I have large, muscular thighs, so it‘s kind of awkward to swish around all the time.
These are supposed to be full length leggings, but they definitely are a bit short, more like a 7/8 length on me. For reference, I am 5‘ 7 ″. As far as sizing goes, I ordered a medium, which is my usual size, and they fit fine. I have a pretty short torso, so even though these aren’t a high waist style, the waist comes up high enough that I don’t get a muffin top.
I‘m not a huge fan of the waistband. It‘s sort of awkward. There‘s a piece of elastic that‘s about 2 ″ wide sewn into a much wider piece of fabric. I have concerns that the elastic will twist and roll and do weird stuff over time. It also digs into my stomach more than a nice, wide waistband would.
When I wore them to run, the first thing I noticed is HOLY CROTCH SWEAT, BATMAN! It looks like I peed myself. Again, that may be due to the color, but still. Not a good look. They did stay up well, and I didn’t have any chafing issues, but the fabric was pretty warm, even in my 50-degree basement.
POPFIT “AVA” LEGGINGS.
Well, these leggings were a fail from the get-go. I tried them on and they fit ok, so I took the tags off. The day after I got them, I put them on in the morning to wear around the house. I never even got the chance to do more than lounge around, and within an hour, they had developed two holes where the mesh meets the regular material.
I immediately took them off, took the photo above, and emailed Pop Fit Clothing Review customer support. After some back and forth with order confirmation numbers and photos, they send me a link to order a free replacement pair and said I didn’t need to send back the damaged pair.
Since I was keeping the Ava leggings in spite of the damage, I still decided to test them out. They are much the same as the Stella leggings— cheap material that does NOT pass the squat test, narrow, uncomfortable and unflattering waistband. Also, the pockets are weirdly positioned toward the back of the thigh and not very big— I have to work hard to get my iPhone 6s in there, so if you have a larger phone, you’re probably out of luck. These have a higher waist and are definitely longer than the Stella leggings.
As far as workouts go, they stayed up pretty well, but they were pretty warm in spite of the mesh. Mostly I just feel like it’s only a matter of time before they fall apart.
PopFit “Piper” Leggings
These were the replacement pair for the damaged Ava leggings, and they were the worst of the lot. I loved the pattern details on the black leggings, but these actually had a strong plastic odor out of the package, almost like they were off-gassing. Popfit leggings review they also are somehow not as stretchy as the other pairs, so they don’t stay up well, and the waistband hits me in just the wrong spot— the same narrow elastic cuts into my spare tire and gives me bad muffin top.
They are shorter than a true legging like the Stella and have the same small, weirdly positioned pocket as the Ava, and surprise surprise, they don’t pass the squat test. So basically, they are the worst aspects of the other two leggings combined.
With a PopFit VIP membership, I would get a new pair of leggings each month, subscription-style, for $30. I would also get 40% off additional purchases and free shipping. Based on my experience with the three pairs I got, I canceled my membership before the next round.
In my opinion, these leggings aren’t worth the money or the hype. While I ended up with three pairs of leggings for my introductory payment of $11.99, I feel like I got pop fit clothing reviews three pairs of leggings that I don’t really want to wear and are just going to take up space in my drawers until I get tired of looking at them and get rid of them. I would have been better served just saving up for a month or so and buying one really nice pair from Athleta or Lululemon. And that‘s what I’ll do from now on.
POPFIT- ARE FREE LEGGINGS WORTH TERRIBLE SERVICE?
So, I actually had planned on posting this article last week. It was going to be this wonderful, glowing review about PopFit. I had such a positive experience with them and was looking forward to getting my new package delivered. Plus, I couldn’t wait to tell people about this seemingly awesome company! But then, I got home and my package wasn’t there. I checked the tracking, and it said my package hasn’t been scanned into any other system since about a week prior. I knew things get mixed up some times and something might take an extra day or two, but the package had been sitting in a warehouse about 45 minutes from where I live for over a week, and it seemed a little off.
I decided to give the shipping company a call first since it wasn’t actually PopFit‘s fault that the package wasn’t delivered. From what I could gather, the shipping company they used wasn’t your standard UPS, FedEx, Or USPS. It seemed like a company that was only in charge of getting things from one warehouse to another, not actual delivery. So, I called the pop fit shipping and handling company up and they said to wait about two more days,and then call PopFit because PopFit would be able to directly contact the warehouse and find out what was going on– totally reasonable!
A few more days went by and I was still without my monthly pair of leggings. I sent PopFit an email to let them know what was going on, and I got the most insincere, useless email a customer service branch could send.
Thank you for writing in. We apologize; however, it seems that our shipping provider has experienced an unexpected delay. Usually these delays occur due to weather or incorrect sorting and are out of our control.
Your package is on the way to you. All orders are shipped out within 2 business days and are shipped via Expedited Shipping with our carrier (estimated shipping time of 2 to 5 business days). Unfortunately, our carrier does not guarantee shipping time of their Expedited deliveries.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
This seems fine, but after explaining that my package had been sitting in the same place for two weeks (at this point) with no movement or scans, the company had nothing to say other than “oh it might be the weather“. I can assure you, the weather in New Jersey was beautiful. I could have understood this if my package was somewhere that was affected by the recent hurricanes, but it was literally 45 minutes from my house.
I explained the situation again and waited THREE DAYS for a response. Two days after I sent the second email, I actually took to their social media account to see if that would be any better. I didn’t bash them or post some nasty comment, I simply said I loved my leggings and their products until this negative experience with customer service. I received a message from PopFit‘s account, and their messages were even more automatic and useless than the email! I can’t even put it into words, so here are the messages.
The end of the message that I sent that got cut off said “if this is not resolved I‘ll be contesting the charges. I love these leggings and your service but this lack of customer support is unacceptable.“ And they had the nerve to tell me to send another email not once, but twice!
A whopping 4 days after this, I received a link to order another pair of leggings and a free sports bra, which was great until they made me pay for the advanced shipping to ensure it doesn’t get lost again.
I want to make it clear that I‘m not upset because my package didn’t get here on time; stuff happens and things get lost. But, ignoring a customer who is (in my opinion) being pretty reasonable and just wants to know what the deal is, is completely unacceptable. I had a similar issue with my FabFitFun box– an item was missing. Not only did they reply to me within an hour, but they also sent me a new item at their own expense, no questions asked. That is the kind of customer service that should be accepted from a company on that large a scale.
I also don’t want to sit here and bash this company. I love my PopFit leggings. I‘m such an athletic wear junkie, and I was so sick of boring black leggings and basic color-blocked patterns. Yes, they‘re cute and easy to match, but as someone who spends 90% of their time in gym clothes, I wanted something more exciting. When I found PopFit, the bright colors and patterns instantly drew me in. AND they were doing a free pair of leggings promotion. If you signed up for their email list, you only had to pay shipping ($ 7) for a pair of leggings. Because I went step further and signed up for their subscription service as well, I got an extra pair of leggings and a sports bra for free as well.
I had no problem with this order, and no shipping problems either. Everything fit pretty well (the leggings are the tinniest big on me, but I have a weirdly proportioned body so I wasn’t mad about it), and they were awesome at the gym. Breathable material that didn’t ride of or chafe, and I got a ton of compliments on how cute they were!
Now, this is where my moral dilemma comes in. Do I want to let this (hopefully) one-time shipping incident slide and just hope that I never have to deal with their customer service again, or do I cut my ties now and enjoy what I already have?
The verdict– I‘ll give them one more chance. We‘ll see if this replacement package gets here smoothly and if next month does too. Again, if this were a one-time thing, I wouldn’t be bothered because I wouldn’t have to deal with this automated customer service again. But, if shipping becomes an issue again I will immediately be canceling.
I hope this helps you out, as I know their ads pop up on Instagram all the time! It‘s hard to resist the words “Free leggings“, but with any luck, this gave you some insight on what you‘re really signing up for. If you‘re someone who just wants the one pair of leggings, then I say take the risk and go for it. But, if you‘re someone who loves a good subscription service, this is not it.