These are the comfiest shorts I have in my collection! Their high waist band is great and helps keep them up. They have little sticky patches around the base of the leg to stop them creeping up - great for cycling!
I love these shorts! They rise high but aren't loose around my hips at all. They are fantastic at staying down/not riding up. They're really comfy, and durable. I've worn them to climb a ton since getting them and with a wash they're basically like brand new.
I love the pattern and buttery soft fabric. The fit was perfect and the sticky tape areas really help to keep the shorts in place. 100% recommend this brand. I have 3 pieces now and love them all.
Bought these looking for shorts that were long enough not to get in the way of a climbing harness (went for reg. length) and could roll up very small. Thick enough not to be see-through, and thin enough to be light, packable and cool on hot days.
I am a self-confessed nightmare with sportswear. My full-time job has a lot to do with quality assurance, and I guess I have let that part of my brain spill over into my clothing choices. I am so picky with sportswear, that I generally have only a few staple pieces that I keep until I rot through (yep, if you sweat enough you WILL rot clothing), or they break. A few friends have been raving about 3rd rock, and on the death of my favourite pair of shorts (after 11 years!) I thought I would give them a go. Just so you know what 3rd rock were up against, my quality criteria for sportswear is as follows: - How durable is the clothing? Can smash out some moves in it without noticing I am wearing it? Can I rag it into oblivion and it hold up as far as possible? Does it stretch out of shape easily? Are the seams sturdy? Can I leave it crumpled in a heap on 'the chair' for 3 months without it being permanently damaged? Is the fabric actually suitable for sports? - Is the sizing consistent and accurate? Nothing I hate more than trying to create an excessive algorithm to figure out if I am a S or an M in different lines. - Is it useful for more than one type of sports? I can't be bothered buying sports specific clothing, unless absolutely necessary. If I can wear it for climbing, it needs to work for running, yoga, cycling, horse riding, the gym, and lounging around the house too. Ya girl doesn’t have time to change, and generally my outfit is whatever is immediately available to me on the floor or 'the chair'. - Is it comfortable? It has to fit me perfectly every time - and I mean it has to be both flattering and unnoticeable in my daily activities. If I can feel a seam or become sweaty walking down the road, or is overly compressive when I am on my second slice of cake, I am not interested. I need to feel confident in it too - I don't want it riding up, or revealing my bum if I move too much. - Are the women’s items ACTUALLY made FOR women? And not by someone who probably only saw a woman once in a magazine back in the 90s? In shorts, I need them to be made for women with bigger thighs. It tops, I need room for my boobs and shoulders. I have curves and bulges and they need to breathe. - How often do I have to wash it? I can't be bothered to put a wash on after every wear, so it needs to be odour reducing, and I definitely don't want to have to iron it. Can I chuck it in with all my other stuff without the colours going odd? I leave my washing machine on one setting and press 'go' - will it cope with whatever setting that is when I can finally be bothered to stick a wash on? - Where was it produced? How was it produced? I want to be able to find the answers to these questions quickly. I don't like brands that lie or hide their supply chains and greenwash. - Do the owners of the company partake in the sport? Do they have a connection with the sports they are creating clothing for? Do they have a smaller line of clothing? Can I trust that the item I buy has been rigorously tested in proper environments? Are the owners transparent in their aims and values? If one of these criteria is missing or not satisfied, I generally don't bother. It seems overly picky, but if a brand is actually creating for the audience they are advertising to, and listening to consumers, I don't think it is that hard to meet all these. Anyway, the point of this insane ramble is that I have been wearing a few 3rd rock pieces for a few months and categorically can confirm that they have met my criteria. Without a doubt, and with flying colours. I have worn the shorts EVERYWHERE, and I have done EVERYTHING in them and washed them maybe once or twice in that time. They are exceptionally soft and comfortable (the fabric is really breathable and the legs don’t roll up), and fit as close to my body type as possible. 3rd rock is expensive, but it is completely justified - I can see myself getting hours and hours of wear out of these items. They seem to have stood up to every overly critical test I have thrown at them. I am really glad I bought them. My ONLY criticism is that they could work on their packaging. It came in a paper bag (brilliant!) but I had loads of plastic wrapped around my items (double bagged). I am not sure if that is practice or just an accidental fluke, but it would be cool if they looked into the wash bags Attacus cycling use for their products.