About Scorpio Sol
Scorpio Sol is a TJ Maxx activewear brand. Their price points are very affordable and there seems to be lots of styles and silhouettes offered to the average active wear consumer. I would compare their fabric feel to Champion and Mondetta Performance Gear (MPG).
I found out about Scorpio Sol after a friend posted their lululemon Quiet Stripe (QS) dupes in a Facebook group. I asked her to ship me a pair so that I could analyze them and see if it’s worth keeping.
lululemon‘s Quiet Stripe Wunder under crops are highly coveted and can cost upwards of $350+ on the reseller market. I would never pay that much so they have never appealed to me. If you want a close second to lululemon‘s Luon fabric, check out Glyder or Athleta.
Scorpio Sol Review: Quiet Stripe Inspired Crop Leggings
#1 Size: I tested a size SMALL in Scorpio Sol. I wear a size 6 in lululemon for reference. The fit was initially comfortable and after a heated yoga class, the pants immediately stretched. I was tugging at the waist to keep it on.
I would definitely size down in Scorpio Sol to an XS if you’re the same size as me. I also tried the pants in a medium in the dressing room and they were too big. I also own a pair of black striped high waist shorts (in size medium) which eventually tore at the seam in the bum area.
UPDATE: I just found out they have a high waist version of these same pants. I have not been able to find any in-store to try, but a high waist usually helps with slippage.
#2 Style: Scorpio Sol makes crops and long leggings. The quiet stripe dupe comes in both long and crop lengths.
#3 Inseam: The inseam measures 21″ and sits at my mid-calf. The legging opening does ride up my leg from time to time due to the thin and slippery fabric.
#4 Rise: The leggings come with a standard rise and sits just about .5″ under my navel. The rise on the bum is shorter. If you have a larger backside, the leggings may run down as you do forward folding positions. If you don’t mind or have a smaller backside these will be perfect for you.
#5 Waistband: Tall waistband measuring 3.25″. The waistband felt loose and unsupported around the waist. Every time I bent over, I could feel a breeze enter the back of my pants. I could go a size down and it would fit much better.
- Fabric Content: Spandex Blend
- Fabric Feel: Fabric feels slippery yet soft. The fabric feels similar to Z by Zella, Onzie, Champion, and Mondetta Performance Gear (MPG) fabrics.
- Fabric Performance:
- The fabric is very durable and abrasion resistant.
- Fabric WILL stretch with wear. I recommend sizing down.
- The fabric will not pill or fade. The colors are knit into the fabric.
- The fabric is dry-wicking and dried quickly after a sweaty practice.
- Opacity: Fabric is not white backed nor printed. The stripes are knit into the fabric. The fabric is thin and see-through. I wore bright red underwear underneath to prove this point (please see the photo below). I would recommend wearing nude underwear to solve this issue.
- Fabric Features:
- Lines match up in the front and back.
- There is one pocket in the front side of the waistband.
- The Scorpio Sol logo is printed on the middle back of the waistband.
#7 When to Wear: Scorpio Sol is great for all workouts (high or low impact). I wear mine around town with a cute sweater. In summer I wear it with a mint green or light grey ribbed tank. It looks super casual and trendy. I get tons of compliments.
#8 Cost: Scorpio Sol bottoms are only $19.99. Some women on the boards and reselling markets have even purchased entire stocks of the stripe leggings to resell at a higher cost ($40-50). I personally do not believe they’re worth the secondary market mark-up cost.
#9 Gusset: Scorpio Sol has a diamond shaped, double-layered gusset.
#10 Stitch Seam: Flat stitch seams are used throughout the legging. Stitching is white.
#11 UPF Protection: UPF 15+
#12 Made in China.
Do not use fabric softeners. Wash with like colors because the leggings are white and can easily be stained by other fabrics.
Should I Buy Scorpio Sol?
I do recommend Scorpio Sol leggings only because of their cost and look. The fabric is slippery and tends to slide off unless you have a high waist version of the pant. Be aware that the fabric of Scorpio Sol leggings is very different than lululemon‘s Luon fabric or Athleta‘s lycra. Those fabrics are thick with a brushed feel. Those fabrics also pill.
I am stoked that my Scorpio Sols won’t pill, but bummed that they will stretch with wear. The price point is far below their competitor brands making them very affordable at only $19.99. If you’re a budget fashionista, definitely invest in some Scorpio Sol leggings. However, definitely size down or get a high waisted version of this legging!
Update: I ended up selling my Scorpio Sols. The brand does not work for me, but it does for a lot of other women. Please let me know if they worked for you in the comments below.
Where to Buy Scorpio Sol
- TJ Maxx
- Mercari – Use code SYVFUT for $10 off your first purchase.
- Poshmark – Use code SCHIMIGGY $5 off your first purchase.
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