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Ultracor Review: Lecross Pixelate Leggings

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Ultracor Leggings (left to right): Warren Print Legging in Turquoise, Ultra Silk Triax in Army Green, Ultra Silk Lace Print Legging, and Ultra Silk Stencil Print

What is Ultracor?

There’s nothing quite like Ultracor leggings. Ultracor is known for their silk-like compression fabric. Ultracor effortlessly marries high-performance with cutting edge style using bold prints and perfect details. Their sleek leggings and bras will offer you improved performance in yoga, spin class, or that early morning run.

Ultracor Leggings Review

For this review I chose the Ultra Silk Lecross Pixelate Leggings in Nero (black). The pants were originally $185 but I purchased them from a local boutique for only $111. It was still expensive compared my usual legging spend. However, if you’ve got the money and are interested in a LBL (Little Black Legging) that is durable and fashionable, Ultracor leggings may fit the bill. Let’s delve into the review!

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Ultracor Pixelate Leggings (front and back)

#1 Size: I found Ultracor in a small boutique and tried on both the small and medium. I felt the small was too compressive and hard to get past my knees. I tried the medium and it fit just right. Per their size chart, they recommend the medium if you normally wear a size 6. I am a size 6 in lululemon. If the fabric doesn’t stretch over time, I would like to say that the medium fit me best.

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Ultracor Pixelate Leggings Try-On

#2 Style:  Ultracor makes long leggings with an unfinished hem.

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Unifinished Hem at Leg Opening

#3 Inseam:  The inseam is 27.5″ and sits right on top of my ankle.

#4 Rise: Standard Rise – sitting just 1″ below my navel.

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Ultracor Leggings Waistband (back)

#5 Waistband: Ultracor uses standard waistbands made of elastic in a matte black color. The black waistband contrasts with the color, print and shine of the rest of the legging. The waistband sits exposed at the top of the pant.

#6 Fabric:

  • Fabric Content: Ultracor uses a Ultra Silk Lycra Sport blend (43% Polyester 43% Nylon 14% Lycra).
  • Fabric Feel: The fabric feels silky and smooth. There is a light shine to the fabric.
  • Fabric Performance: There is lots of stretch and elasticity in the fabric that allows it to be form fitting yet compressive. The pants unfortunately do pill. Mine began to pill after 6 wears. I also don’t have the thigh gap. The fabric is thick yet breathable and very durable. The fabric is quick drying. The elasticity within the leggings give a second skin compression feel.
  • Opacity: These pants pass the bend test and are 100% opaque.
  • Fabric Features: I love the cross shaped laser cut design in the side of the leg giving it a peek-a-boo look. Adds a hint of sexy to the pant. The logo of the pant sits no the back end of the waistband.
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Close Up of the Perforated Pant Detail

#7 When to Wear: This pant is excellent for all fitness activities. Since the pants are very compressive, I would highly recommend this for running and aerobic/crossfit. The fabric may be too slippery for a yoga class. I do love wearing the pants casually. These became my Las Vegas pants – great for buffets and perusing around the strip.

#8 Cost: CAUTION: These will break your bank! Ultracor leggings start at $185 and cost upwards of $250.

#9 Gusset: Ultracor leggings have built in underwear and therefore no gusset. They take pride in the fact that their pants encourage people to go commando. Yay or nay? It’s a definitely YAY in this commando lover’s book! Only drawback that I can see is if you want to resell these leggings, you’ll have to notify buyers that your hooha has been all up in the gusset of your Ultracor pants.

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Ultracor Pixelate Leggings Gusset (inside)
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Ultracor Pixelate Leggings Gusset (with some pilling)
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Built in underwear (leggings flipped inside out)

#10 Stitch Seam: Flat-fell seams on the inseam, front and back rise and around the waistband of the pant.

#11 UPF Protection: 50+ SPF

#12 Made in the USA.

#13 Care Instructions: These are high-end leggings. I would suggest hand washing and hang drying. Absolutely avoid fabric softener as it may break down the elasticity of the fabric and band.

Should I buy Ultracor Leggings?

For the serious athlete or someone with an obsession with athleisure-wear, I definitely recommend Ultracor! The fabric is by far the best quality I have experienced to date. I love all the sleek designs and they even have a high-waisted version if the short waistband is not your jam. Ultracor is definitely worth every penny!

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Where to buy Ultracor?

You can buy Ultracor as any of these online retailers:

  • Amazon – Take advantage of FREE SHIPPING with Amazon Prime.
  • Bandier – Use my link and receive $25 on purchases of $100+.
  • Carbon38 – Use Carbon38 coupon code SCHIMIGGY for 20% off your orders $100+
  • Limited styles and sizes are available on eBay (reseller auction site).

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

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Schimiggy

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


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6 comments

  1. Hi thanks for all the legging review!! Ultracor : they have sprinter high and ultra high. Any idea what’s the difference? I live in Australia. I work in the fitness industry and after good and durable activewear… I have bought ALO YOGA products from Carbon38.

    1. Hi, I think the difference between the sprinter and the ultra are the leg length. They have a guide on their website–look for the style guide.

    2. @liz is right! The leg length is different between the sprinter and ultra high. They also offer regular and high waistbands. I’ve found that different vendors (probably due to manufacturing after order is made) offer the same print in different leg and waistband lengths. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Great review, there are’t many indepth reviews on this brand so this was great for helping me decide whether or not to purchase.

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