werkshop crop leggings review

Eagle Rock Werkshop Review: Butterfly Crop Leggings

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werkshop crop leggings review
Eagle Rock Werkshop Leggings (left to right): Treasure, Sugar Skull Remix, Butterflies and Rainbow Hearts

What is Eagle Rock Werkshop?

Eagle Rock WERKSHOP was founded and developed by the talented artist Chriztina Marie. I first noticed these pants on a Kickstarter campaign. Chriztina, who worked in the apparel industry for over twelve years, quickly reached her Kickstarter goal to become an online store and wholesaler.

About Werkshop Leggings

Chriztina designs and uses high-quality digital photo-prints to create brilliantly colorful collection. All WERKSHOP leggings are cropped length. I received the Butterfly print to review on my blog. This style is a part of the IN FLIGHT 2.0 series (a special collaboration that was nominated by Simone of Yogamona). I tested these leggings during hot/Baptiste and gentle yoga classes. I also wore them to hike the Coba Ruins in Tulum, Mexico! 🙂

WERKSHOP leggings exude high-end design and performance qualities. These leggings fit like compression pants. For yogis that need support, these leggings act as a second skin and help to tighten muscles so that you have more muscle control between asanas. They also have a slimming effect, and who doesn’t like that feeling?

WERKSHOP leggings wear like a second skin. I’ve worn my leggings during practice and casually around town. Seattle is currently experiencing their “record” high temperatures EVER in the month of June and July (85-95 degrees Fahrenheit).  WERKSHOP leggings stay dry and wick extremely well in Seattle’s humid weather. They fabric is breathable and lightweight.

Eagle Rock WERKSHOP Review

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#1 Size: The leggings are meant to fit like a second skin. I had to size up to an MEDIUM and wear a 6 in lululemon for size reference. Overtime the leggings will stretch to fit the form of your body. SIZE UP because the leggings run small (this is also mentioned in the product descriptions on the WERKSHOP website). WERKSHOP’s sizes range from small to extra large. They are also make products for both women AND men!

#2 Style:  Eagle Rock Werkshop makes long leggings, crops, leotards, and bras. I can’t wait for their pineapple leotard to arrive!

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Werkshop Butterfly Leggings Try-On

#3 Inseam:  Crop inseams are 21″ and leggings are 28″ (for size medium).

#4 Rise: Mid rise fit sits at my navel.

#5 Waistband: Tall waistband measures 3.5″ and covered my muffin tops. The waistband is elastic free and is very compressive and slimming.

#6 Fabric:

  • Fabric Content: WERKSHOP uses an Olympic-quality Italian fabric that is very technical and durable.
  • Fabric offers four-way stretch which allows for a better fit (form fitting) during movement.
  • Fabric is lightweight and quick drying.
  • The fabric feels like swim material, making their products great for hot sweaty exercises as well as for swimming and other water sports.
  • The designs are printed onto the leggings and undergo rigorous QC before they’re sold on the market.
  • The designs are vibrant and never lose their color.
  • Fabric does not pill. Woohoo!
  • Fabric is 100% opaque (not see through).
  • Fabric will stretch over time and form to the body.
  • Fabric feels like Yoga Democracy, Niyama Sport, and Jiva Active for reference.

#7 When to Wear: Werkshop is great for yoga, dance, running, wearing casually and much more. I wear mine all the time with a denim shirt and textured tank. I love the pop of color my butterfly leggings give to any outfit.

#8 Cost: The leggings have a high price point ($88 for crops and $98 for leggings). Occasionally WERKSHOP offers discounts and sales. Follow their Instagram and Facebook pages and keep an eye out for deals. Join their Werk Perks program to get a discount off your first order!

#9 Gusset: WERKSHOP uses a diamond gusset and flat locked seams to prevent camel toe.

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Werkshop Butterfly Crop Leggings Gusset

#10 Stitch Seam: Flat-fell seams are used throughout the pant to prevent chafing and camel toe.

#11 UPF Protection: Offers UV protection of UPF 50, which is also the maximum allowable.

#12 Made in Los Angeles, USA!

#13 Care Instructions: Hand  or machine wash on gentle and hang dry your Werkshops.

Werkshop Cons and Issues

Initially, my biggest issue was the waist band rolling down. When I sat down, I noticed that the waistband would roll down and my tummy would bulge out. Luckily I was wearing a loose tank top to cover it. I would need to readjust my pants and pull the band back over my tummy throughout practice. It was a bit distracting during practice, but I let my pranayama take me back to my focus. What I did find is that after a few wears, the fabric stretched enough to fit over my waist comfortably. By the third wear, the waistband rolling was no longer an issue. I would recommend wearing your Werkshops casually the first few times just so that it stretches to fit your body.

If you tried it and don’t like it, you can always return or exchange your item within fourteen (14) days for a refund.

Should I Buy Werkshop?


Even though WERKSHOP leggings are a bit on the pricey side, they are worth every penny. The fact that these leggings are a hybrid of regular leggings and compression pants is a unique quality. I was impressed with the fabric and design of these leggings and how well they performed. I am definitely a fan!

They recently launched their WERK PERKS program in August 2016! Although discount and coupon codes with Werkshop are very rare, you can now share, earn points and get promo codes for future purchases. Check out my Werkshop Werk Perks Program review here and sign up! You’ll also get $10 off your first order!

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Where to Buy Werkshop

You can buy Werkshop on Amazon and Werkshop.

Check out my Werkshop Werk Perks Program review here and sign up! You’ll also get $10 off your first order!

Have you tried WERKSHOP products? Let me know what you think in the comments section.

For more fitness fashion discounts and deals, please visit my Fitness Instructor Discounts + Brands page.

<3 + Light,

Schimiggy

I was not compensated for this review. All opinions and observations are purely my own.

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6 comments

  1. Great post it was really helpful with sizing. I am also a 6 in Lululemon and I was conflicted about a med or a large. I ordered the werkshop leggings from the collaboration with Ghost and Stars and I just got them and everything you said was spot on. Including the rolling down at the waist band but I’m hoping with time that will go away. I find the fabric unlike anything else I own closest to my Montiel leggings. I love the butterfly design your rocking in the pictures and have decided that those will be my next Werkshop purchase. Thanks again for a very detailed and informative post!

    1. Thanks for following up and letting me know about your Werkshop experience. The prints on these leggings are unreal eh? You’re definitely getting what you’re paying for and it’s worth it! I would love to see a pic of you in your Werkshop leggings! 🙂

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