GEAR REVIEW – Monkee Clothing Ubwuzu Women’s climbing pants are the outcome of function making sweet love to fashion.
Monkee Clothing is a German-born climbing lifestyle company that produces products that are both edgy and stylish, while maintaining function. They utilize sustainable production for all clothing and kick back a bit to charitable organizations including the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, where some of their products are named after a slew of gorillas they have ‘adopted’. I tested Monkee Clothing’s Ubwuzu pants on a week-long, tufa molesting holiday in Mallorca.
Bottom Line – Monkee’s Ubwuzu climbing pants add a welcome variety and durability to your exhaustive Lululemon spandex collection. Men, hold your jealous horses, they make a version for you too!
Monkee Ubwuzu Women’s Pants, €89,90 (~$120)
- mitigated buyers remorse, Monkee Clothing cares about Mother Earth and gives back
- “doormat” on pant cuffs provides a place to wipe problematic schmutz off your sticky rubber
- fabric is built to take a beating – they were unscathed after relentless knee bars and limestone scumming
- they make your lady humps look spectacular
- size teeters on vanity sizing, order down if between sizes
- cinch cord on pant cuffs did not always stay tight, a source of potential frustration
- non-adjustable waistband gave me some anxiety about awkward underoo shows for my belayer
Addict Disclaimer – Thrillseekers Anonymous was provided with a pair of Ubwuzu pants for this review. The opinions expressed above are my own and reflect my experience with the Ubwuzu climbing pants.