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Sprayway Escape Leggings Review


Reviewed by Cath Joyce

I am a very keen walker and love nothing better than being outdoors on the hills and mountains, so was really pleased to be asked to review a pair of Sprayway Escape leggings. Sprayway is a brand I’m familiar with, I already have a Sprayway waterproof coat, bought many years ago which has kept me dry on many a wet walk over the years and I find their products are well made.

The Escape leggings are available in four different colours, black, blazer, dark spruce and raisin and I decided to choose a pair in blazer (navy blue) as I wear a lot of blue and when the ground is muddy the dark colour doesn’t show the dirt as much! The lightweight stretch leggings are made with Aqua-X cooling yarn and when I put them on for the first time found them very comfortable to wear. The leggings fit my legs perfectly and the elasticated flat front waistband is nice and flattering and most importantly doesn’t dig into my waist when I’m walking. The stitching is nice and flat meaning no rubbing or chafing on long walks and having worn these all day on a couple of occasions I can confirm that they really are incredibly comfortable to wear. They are nice and flexible and I could easily take large steps and scramble up rocks when wearing them.

I was really impressed at how well they stay up, some leggings have a tendency to work their way down your body when walking and It’s a real pain having to keep hitching them up, but the Sprayway fitted perfectly and I didn’t need to pull them up at all, even on a full day’s hike. The leggings are available in sizes 8 to 18 and I was really impressed with the length, I’m 6’ tall and I’m used to leggings being a little short on my long legs, but these leggings were just the right length, reaching my ankles nicely. The sizing is spot on, I ordered my normal size and they fitted perfectly.

I’ve worn the leggings in both wet and dry conditions and found when they do get wet, they dry very quickly meaning they are very comfortable to wear in bad weather. If it ever stops raining and I get to wear them in hot weather the moisture wicking properties of the fabric mean that my legs will stay cool and fresh too.

The leggings have a deep mesh pocket on the thigh which is perfect for keeping your phone and tissues plus and they also have a UV sun protection rating of UPF 50 + protecting you against the sun’s harmful rays and making them perfect for the summer months.

The leggings can be machine washed on a delicate cycle (30°C) but do avoid using fabric softener. I have washed them a couple of times and they have washed really well and dry really quickly outdoors which is great if you are wearing them on a walking holiday as they can easily be rinsed out and then dry overnight.

The Sprayway Escape leggings are the perfect choice for walkers, due to their superior fit, long legs and flattering waistband these leggings will be your go-to pair for everything from walking, fell running or a spot of scrambling. I am really pleased with these leggings and have my eye on the raisin pair next!!

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £50

The leggings are available to buy from the Sprayway website here

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