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 Trauma Emergency Department Nurse, who can be found leading her own adventures on days off. Ilana is an athlete ambassador with GoMacro, Arcteryx Denver, and CAMP USA. She is a seasoned presenter and 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 113 articles for Thrillseekers Anonymous.

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