Sweetflexx Review – Are Their Resistance Leggings Worth It?

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In this post, I will share with you my purchase and return experience, my thoughts on their clothing, and brand information. Keep reading for more!

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About Sweetflexx

What is Sweetflexx?

They are an online women’s activewear shop that specializes in resistance leggings. McCullough founded this company in 2015, with the aim to combine light resistance bands with activewear, essentially allowing the wearer to ‘wear their gym’. The technology used by the company applies a light but constant resistance with each step, turning any regular day into an exercise opportunity.

Is Sweetflexx sustainable?

No, they likely are not. They don’t state anything on their site regarding efforts in sustainability, or ways that they give back to the community. I can confirm, however, that some of my items arrived in 100% biodegradable packaging.

Read this article, 13 Easy Ways To Know If A Brand Is Fast Fashion by Panaprium, for tell-tale signs of a fast fashion company.

More Shop Details

sweetflexx website circa 2018
Screenshot of sweetflexx.com circa 2018
  • The website sweetflexx.com was registered in May 2015.
  • According to their Facebook page, their legal business name is SHRIVER ENTERPRISES, LLC.
  • According to their marketing emails, they are located in the United States. Their business address is PO Box 117, Marlborough, CT 06447.
  • They offer free shipping over $150.
  • They allow returns within 30 days of purchase. Returns are free.
  • Hair accessories, lip balms, Final Sale items, “Not Eligible for Return” items, and gifts with purchase items are not returnable.
  • The John B Pierce Laboratory independently tested Sweetflexx resistance leggings and found that they significantly increase calorie burn compared to regular leggings. The results indicated that these leggings may promote long-term weight loss, increase muscle mass, improve insulin sensitivity, and more. Check out their study for more details.
  • They offer plus sizes up to US 20.

Sweetflexx Review and Order Details

I ordered the below items on 10/25/2023 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $276 to Sfx (info@sweetflexx.com) via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as “PAYPAL *SFX”. View Order Confirmation 

1) Full length | Hi-Rise | Resistance Leggings

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Camo / 8 / $78
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 79% Polyester / 21% Spandex
sweetflexx camo resistance leggings comparison

Expectation: They are exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is okay. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and they fit a bit tight. However, I think sizing up would be too loose since I have skinny legs. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return these Sweetflexx resistance leggings.

While they do noticeably create some tension when moving your legs (bending the knee creates slight tension and works your muscles), are squat-proof, and feel soft, I don’t think they are made super well. With this pair in particular, the back seam is slightly off-center, part of the threading of the back seam unraveled after squatting down (the thread is loose and bunched), and the inside of the crotch has excess material that should have been trimmed and sewn over. I also don’t love the fit, as the lower part of the band cuts across my butt, and the ‘resistance bands’ pull down on the bottom of the waistband making the seam line look uneven.

2) Pockets | Hi-Rise | Resistance Leggings

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Navy / 8 / $78
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 79% Polyester / 21% Spandex
sweetflexx navy resistance leggings comparison

Expectation: They are exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is okay. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and they fit a bit tight. However, I think sizing up would be too loose since I have skinny legs. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return these Sweetflexx resistance leggings.

While they do work in terms of creating slight resistance, are squat-proof, have side pockets, and are soft, I don’t think these are a great fit for my body shape and I don’t love the striped appearance. Since I have a bigger backside, I need leggings with waistbands that sit higher up (so that they don’t cut into my butt), and I don’t love the weird stiff feeling of the ‘resistance bands’. Overall, I could see these working well for someone else, but for me personally, I would prefer a standard pair of nice-fitting leggings and discreet 1 lb ankle weights.

3) Capris + Pockets | Hi-Rise | Resistance Leggings

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Navy / 8 / $76
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 79% Polyester / 21% Spandex
sweetflexx crop navy resistance leggings comparison

Expectation: They are what I was expecting, for the most part, in terms of overall appearance. The color is a richer navy blue in person.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is okay. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and they fit a bit tight (a little tighter in the waist than the other two I tried on). However, I think sizing up would be too loose since I have skinny legs. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return these Sweetflexx resistance leggings.

As stated with the previous two pairs, while they offer slight resistance, are soft, have pockets, and are squat-proof, they just aren’t for me. The waistband is too low and cuts into my butt (they should sit higher), the bands look and feel a bit strange and create an uneven-looking waistband since they pull down on the lower seam. With this pair, in particular, the openings of the legs are not symmetrical. On both, one side is a bit longer than the other making them look uneven around each calf. Again, I could see these kinds of leggings working for someone else, but not for me.

4) Flexx Seamless Racerback | Tank Top

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Black / Medium / $44
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 100% Nylon
sweetflexx racerback tank top comparison

Expectation: It isn’t what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. The neckline and logo are lower than I thought they would be. Perhaps it is due to the size I chose.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is okay. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits a bit loose, but I prefer this. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return this Sweetflexx tank top.

While I love the flattering fit, the rubber dots along the inside of the bottom of the top (to keep the shirt from rolling up), and the light, stretchy, and breathable material, the price is high, and I am a bit disappointed in the quality. The shoulder straps have some serious puckering happening. This is likely due to the material being stretched while sewing (which forms lumps when it is unstretched). I could ignore this issue for the right price, but in this case, I expect better quality from a $44 active top.

Shipment Info

I received four items in one package, and the package came from a warehouse in the United States. I was provided a tracking number.

Package Shipped From- 2700 Louis Henna Blvd. Suite 100, Round Rock, TX 78664

  • Order placed on Wed, October 25th
  • Order shipped on Fri, October 27th
  • Order received on Fri, November 3rd

Total time of 9 days

Note: Their shipping policy states up to 12 business days (including processing time) for standard U.S. shipping.

Return & Refund Info

I requested a return through their return portal on November 10th. My request was approved instantaneously, and I was provided with a prepaid return label. I mailed the package on November 10th via USPS.

I received a full refund of $276 on November 11th. I received the refund one day after I mailed the package. – View Refund Receipt

Provided Return Address– 2020 Industrial Blvd., Rockwall, TX 75087

Support Experience

  • While in the return portal, I was offered the options of a standard full return/refund, shop now with a full refund + $5 bonus, or full store credit for later use.
  • While trying to return items through their portal, I was told that the racerback tank was Final Sale. Their product page did not indicate this, so I reached out to support for a solution. They responded very quickly and fixed the issue. I was able to move forward with returning the item. Here is their response:

“Oh no! I apologize for the inconvenience you’ve experienced. It appears there might have been a glitch in our system regarding your order. I’ve notified our team and we’ve corrected this issue. You can now proceed with the return or exchange of the Flexx Seamless Racerback Tank Top without any problems.”

Provided return instructions and guidelines:

  1. Package the items. Use the original packaging if possible.
  2. If you select the option to display a QR code, you will need to show your code using a smartphone at a participating USPS location. Note that the QR code can only be generated on the same day that your return request is submitted. If you do not choose to use a QR code today, you will need to use a printed label for this return.
  3. If you select to print a label, you will need to drop off your labeled package at a USPS dropbox or store. Be sure to drop off the package within 14 days.
  4. We’ll issue your refund, gift card, or exchange once we approve your return.

Is Sweetflexx Legit or a Scam?

Similar Sites & Analysis

According to Copyleaks (premium), the below plagiarism is detected:

No plagiarism was found.

Image Search:

Sweetflexx appears to be the original source of their product images.

Website:

No suspicious information was found.

Do I Recommend This Shop?

Based on my experience, they are a legitimate shop. I paid for my items, received them within the estimated time frame, successfully completed a return, and received a full refund.

With that being said, I personally would not shop here again.

While the shipping was relatively fast, the return/refund process was fast (I did run into an issue but it was resolved in less than an hour), and support was very fast to respond to my inquiry/problem, the resistance leggings design isn’t for me, and I am a bit disappointed in the quality.

The resistance band technology is simply two long strips of wide elastic band sewn down the front of the legs on the inside. While it does create mild resistance, and you can feel the tension when you bend your knee, I don’t like the semi-visible stripes. Not only do they look a bit odd, but they also feel pretty strange if you aren’t used to them. Also, the elastic bands are sewn into the waist. As a result, when worn, the bands pull down on the waist creating an uneven seamline that looks unattractive.

Additionally, the leggings themselves aren’t the quality I’m looking for. The back seam on one pair already unraveled after putting them on and squatting down ONE time. All three have some areas where the sewing looks a little sloppy and has small amounts of extra fabric poking out that should have been cleanly removed. 

Overall, I think the concept of these leggings is simple yet innovative, and the bands do seem to be effective. However, I think there is work to be done in making these look better and feel a bit more natural when worn, and the leggings themselves should be better quality. I can absolutely see someone else enjoying these, but I would personally not re-purchase. My priority is finding a great quality, awesome-fitting pair of functional leggings, and these don’t fit the bill.

To wrap up this review, regardless of my experience, be sure to read as many customer reviews as possible. If you found this post helpful in your search for Sweetflexx reviews, please consider sharing and commenting (via Reddit) below. Have a great day!

– Noelle

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