Everlane Leggings Vs. Girlfriend Collective

Everlane very recently launched their Perform Legging and I was very excited to try them out. I’m slowly adding to my stock of workout clothes (this stuffs not cheap!) and I’m sick of needing to wash them daily so I’d like to have 5 total eventually. I had already been using my Girlfriend Collective leggings for the past few months so after a few workouts testing the Everlane Pair I thought I would put together a review for you!

I wanted to give a review on the two leggings since I bet most of you are curious how the two compare but a little disclaimer first: I am an affiliate with Everlane so I did receive their leggings as a gift with the intention of reviewing them but this is not a sponsored post and I am giving you my honest opinion about both pairs! I did purchase the Girlfriend Collective ones with my own money.

NOTE:

Both leggings have been worn and tested during my typical workout. I do Orage Theory which is a high cardio based work out and involves a good amount of running so I think that gives me a good range of activities to give a good review of how these leggings hold up!


Everlane Perform Legging

Specs:

Made from 58% Recycled Nylon, 42% ElastaneMachine wash cold, tumble dry low. Interior front pocket fits cards and keys. Offers medium coverage.

My Review:

I did not know about the different length options when I picked these out (I went with black cuz I’m boring) I ended up getting the regular length and I definitely need the cropped length! I’m 5’2″ and I have to fold these about 6 inches otherwise there are all bunched up.

The biggest difference when comparing the two leggings is that these are far thinner than GC. Not necessarily a bad thing but if you like how thick the GC ones are these might be better to these try out in the summer!

Another notable difference is these are a little bit higher waisted than GC which I really like! I have a longer torso and I love very high waisted things!


Girlfriend Collective – Compressive High Rise

  • Price: $68
  • Size Options: XXS-6XL
  • Color Options: 5 “Essential color options” 18 “Limited color options”
  • Length/Inseam Options: 28.5″, 23 3/4″, 19.5″

Specs:

Made from 25 recycled water bottles, 18.02 Lbs. of C02 prevented, 3.11 gallons of water saved. Compressive fabric contains 79% RPET and 21% spandex and features a UPF 45+ rating for protection against harmful ultraviolet rays. To take care of it, machine wash cold with like colors and line dry flat

My Review:

The Girlfriend leggings are much thicker than the Everlane leggings which is something I prefer in the winter. I’m sure to come summertime the thinner style will be great! Note: I ordered up on size on these and I wish I did not. When I’m on the treadmill, in particular, I need to pull them back up a few times which is pretty annoying. I ordered a small and honestly think I could actually go down to the XXS.

I ordered the 23 3/4″ length which was perfect for my 5’2″ frame! I also tried out their biker shorts but I won’t really be wearing those until the summertime.

Overall, I feel like the GC is better constructed and maybe it’s the thicker material? but I tend to prefer these when I’m picking out my workout clothes. Plus their Paloma Bra is by far my all-time-favorite sports bra!

What about microfibers?

I’m typically one that washes a little as possible but that is no good when you sweat your ass off in your workout clothes, they are definitely a wear-it-once kinda thing. Glad to see Girlfriend Collective has created an affordable wash bag for my athletic wear! It’s only $18 and you can find it HERE! These help trap any microfibers while you wash them so they do not end up in our water!

What pair would I pick and buy again?

Honestly a tough call! They are so close on price I think it really comes down to how thick you like your leggings. I love how sturdy the GC ones are but I also love how lightweight the EV ones are! I know I want to get another GC pair very soon (in and XXS) and maybe I’ll be bold and go with a fun color!


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