Hey everyone! So I had the opportunity to test out these Hot Pants for the blog, and with their claim that their technology would help burn calories faster, I couldn’t resist. Here’s what they have to say:
“Gorgeous and powerful Viva Capri boost the effects of your exercise with signature Celu-Lite heating fabrics.
Calf-length Viva Capri get you hot with a burst of summer style: stunning berry shades give you a whole new reason to head to the gym. Show off your legs with one of four designs and adjust the waistband to create a look that’s right for you. Breathable fabric between the legs makes these our most refreshing and comfortable Vivas yet.
ABOUT ME: Made of: 45% Neoprene, 16% Polyester, 16% Nylon, 23% Lycra
SIZING: UK: 6-24 US: 2-22 EU: 34-52. For more measurements, see the size chart above, below the size options.”
Basically, the hot pants are supposed to seal in your body heat and make you warmer as you work out, therefore burning more calories. It makes sense in theory, but did it actually work?
First thing’s first. My pair came in a bright royal blue- very eye catching, and I like them. Mine are also capris and have a longer top, where you can fold it down over your waist. The sizing fits true to size- I got a medium and it fit perfectly, except it was a little loose in the crotch (I will attribute this to them being generous for ladies who are curvier).
The material is interesting. It’s very thick (which I like because I plan on using these in the Midwestern winters), around 1.5 inches and feels similar to neoprene in that it’s very tight and seems to catch on skin. (Makes sense because almost half of it is made up of neoprene!) The material is very well-made and strong, so even though it takes a bit of wriggling and pulling to get these on, it doesn’t do much to the material. Because of the material though, there’s also a swishy sound as you walk. This doesn’t bother me and I hardly notice it as I go for runs alone, but it may be a bit distracting to those who work out with others.
The pants are very comfortable, and I definitely notice the heat locking technology working as I work out. You’re supposed to keep them on for about 30 minutes every time you work out and another 30 minutes afterwards for the pants to speed up your calorie burning for the day. They’re very supportive and don’t slip at all while working out.
One note: They make you sweat A LOT. I didn’t notice how much extra I was sweating until I peeled off the pants, but you feel it, especially on your legs. It’s good because–well, more sweat is more calories burned, right?–but it does take getting used to.
Have I lost extra weight with this? I can’t say I’ve noticed immediate dramatic results, but I plan on taking their 2 week challenge (where you take your measurements daily after at least 1/2 an hour of exercise) and see the results. I will update when I finish that! I will say that I really enjoy wearing the HotPants because I believe my waistline has shrunk and everywhere that the HotPants cover feels more tight and toned. For this reason alone, I’ll continue to wear my HotPants!