Monkee Ubwuzu Women’s Climbing Pants

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

 BUY:  Monkee – do the monkeestyle!


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.

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Ilana is a native of Southern California. She is an accomplished rock and ice climber and is the brains behind Thrillseekers Anonymous. Currently residing in Colorado, she is a Registered Surgical/Trauma Nurse, who can be found leading her own adventures on days off. Ilana is a sponsored athlete with GoMacro, WoolX, and an Arcteryx Denver ambassador. She has been featured in various media outlets including the February 2015 issue of ‘Climbing’ magazine, December 2013 issue of ‘Rock and Ice’ magazine, December/January 2013 issue of ‘Gripped Climbing’ magazine, Canyoneering: A Guide to Techniques for Wet and Dry Canyons (How To Climb Series) by Dave Black and Pasadena Magazine as well as a Climbing Expert on MTV’s Parental Control (Season 7 – “Heather”).

Ilana has written 111 articles for Thrillseekers Anonymous.

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