Do Zaggora HotPants Really Work?


Do Zaggora Hotpants really work?Zaggora Hotpants are designed to be worn while you work out, enhancing the workout and allowing you to burn more calories and hence lose more weight than you would if not wearing them. On the outside they look like a basic pair of Spandex workout shorts, but there’s is evidently some additional technology that has been added, which only leaves one question: Do they actually work?

Overview
The most precious asset we all have is our time, so when something like Zaggora HotPants comes out and promises that we’ll be able to get more of a workout in less time, it’s definitely worth a deeper look. The concept here is that by wearing their “hot pants” which are more like shorts, you’ll be able to get a more effective workout, allowing you to spend less time working out, or get better results with the workout you currently do.

The Claim
They say you can lose weight four times faster by wearing Zaggora HotPants.

Here are the results being claimed by Zaggora, from a self-conducted study. From their website:

HotPants increase energy expenditure during excercise by 6% versus the control garment. HotPants increase energy expenditure in the hour after exercise by 26%*.

It’s good that they used a control garment, but it would be nice if they said what that garment was.

In 30 minutes of exercise, weight loss is around 4x greater in HotPants than in a standard garment. On average, subjects lost 1.13% of body mass in HotPants compared to 0.27% in the control garment.

Although that might not seem like a very big percentage shift, when dealing with body mass that is pretty impressive, especially when factored out over a long period of time with consistent workouts.

HotPants increase the core body temperature by an average of 18% more than the control garment, which leads to an increase in metabolism.

This is one of their bigger claims, and it would be nice to know what they did to measure the core body temperature.

Zaggora HotPants for Men?
Most of the marketing is targeted at women and at this time they haven’t released a male version of the product yet. Typically it’s the men you see lifting weights at the gym, and the women doing the cardio. This is why they’ve put all their focus on making something specifically for women. But don’t worry all you cardio-loving guys out there, based on all the success they’ve had with the product so far, you can bet they have a male version on its way soon.

The Hype
Anything that promises more results in less time is going to get some attention. They were smart to use Groupon in order to create a stir and get people trying their product. All it takes is a buzz like that to push things past the tipping point and the next thing you know everyone is wondering if your product works or not.

The Cost
The regular cost of a pair of Zaggora HotPants is around $70. If you’re savvy enough you can get a coupon code that will either get you a discount on the product or free shipping
They also run several Groupon promos so you just need to keep your eyes peeled for a deal.

The Commitment
Even though Zaggora HotPants may boost the effectiveness of your workouts, you still have to work out. They will not do anything if they are neatly folded in your underpants drawer. There are a boatload of videos and exercises you can perform while wearing them, and even classes you can attend to help get the most out of them.

How Do They Work?
They use something that the company has branded “Celu-Lite” technology. This is a reference to cellulite that usually accumulates in the areas that are covered by the workout pants, and is specifically what they were supposed to be targeting before they started making the general claim that it will help you lose weight too. The hotpants themselves look more like cycling shorts, and are made of a material that is thicker than you might be used to if you typically wear Lycra or Spandex.

Be sure to follow their size guide closely so you get it right. If you’re unsure on the sizing it’s worth calling in and speaking to a rep before you make your purchase so you can get the right size. These are only effective if they fit right and you enjoy wearing them. If they’re too big or too small you won’t enjoy them, and you won’t want to exercise as often as you would with the perfect fit.

A Note on Before and After Pics
Many people want to see before and after pics on fitness and weight loss products like Zaggora HotPants. The reason that this is not a good idea is because you don’t know all of the facts. Even if the picture has not been doctored, you have no idea what sort of workout regimen the person in the photo was doing, what kinds of foods they were eating, and whether or not they were using diet pills or other weight loss aids to help them look this way.

There’s just too many unknowns, but for some reason these are usually what people base their purchase decision on. What’s more telling is finding real reviews from people that have tried it, and letting them tell you in their own words what their experience was like. This gives you a window into what sort of results you will get, and if it’s worth trying or not.

Side Effects
Some people wonder what sort of side effects you’ll experience while wearing Zaggora HotPants. Since they must be doing something to your body in order to get the results, it only makes sense that your body would react differently towards them. Perhaps they might rub against your thighs, or heat up during a workout. One definite side effect is that you’ll run a bigger chance of getting dehydrated, so be sure to have water nearby and stay hydrated during your workout.

Final Zaggora HotPants Review

There isn’t really a consensus here on whether or not they work. Some people say they were able to lose weight, while others took the two week challenge and saw no results. This is to be expected, most fitness products get their share of glowing reviews and scathing reviews. This is because at the end of the day, no two people will use the product in the same way. You have to realize that it’s more of a question of whether or not you will put the work in to get Zaggora HotPants to work.

Our Recommendation
If you’re already into fitness, why not give Zaggora HotPants a try? They’d be especially great to try out if you seem to have hit a plateau in your workouts, and can’t seem to get rid of that last 5 or 10 pounds. It might be just what’s needed to push things to the next level and shake up your routine a bit. If you’re new to the world of working out, they could also be a good idea, because the sooner you see results and get hooked on staying fit the better.

Some People Say They Smell

If your still a little wary about the Zaggora HotPants, then pick up some Delfin Spa Bio Ceramic Anti Cellulite Shorts from Amazon instead, or the Everlast Body Slimmer. They have TONS of positive reviews, and no complaints about their smell.

What do you think? Do Zaggora HotPants work or not?


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nsxdave March 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Hmm, i’m going to hold my reservations on this product.
I’m no scientist or fitness expert, but it seems to me that they simply increase you’re body temp when working out and hence making you sweat more – so the weight loss is purely water (hence the reports of getting de-hydrated).

As the review says, maybe good for shifting some stubborn weight, but i’d not bother with them if you’re new to the weight loss game.

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Janie March 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

HotPants definitely do work! I have no idea how, but they just do!
Wearing the HotPants combined with a healthy diet I managed to lose more weight in a month than I had previously managed in two months.
I’ve been using them for 6 months now and have managed to maintain the weight loss even though I’m not technically dieting.
One of the major things I’ve found is the reduction in cellulite and appearance of my skin. My thighs and bottom are now so much smoother.

Everyone should give them a try!

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Karen Lancaster March 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

I have used Hotpants for 6 months a have noticed huge improvement in measurements and in the texture of my skin. I have lost 3 inches on thighs and 2 inches of waist. The cellulite on thighs and bum have almost completely disappeared. I started wearing Hotpants to help shift stubborn after baby fat. I am a keen walker and stay active. I started working more aerobically 3 days a week. I noticed a change after a few weeks on my legs and clothes felt looser. I started as a size 12 and went down to size 8. Legs were much smoother and softer. Yes these make you sweat lots! You need to ensure you keep yourself hydrated. Do they work – yes indeed they do!

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sonia March 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Yes they work – great way to lose weight! I have used them over the past 8 months and they have been instrumental in my weight loss – I’ve gone from a 14 (going on 16!) to a 10 with no crash diet or major change to food plan. Highly recommend!

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Lorraine Hewitt March 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I use the HotPants shorts and full length Flares. I’m totally in love with these products, they are great to wear when out shopping, doing the house work or going to a fitness class. They are comfy to wear and really do work, I have been amazed by my results. Im loving my new shape having dropped two dress sizes, and no I don’t diet I do stop eating when I feel full and go to keep fit classes when I can.
I also think the amount of support you get on the Zaggora Facebook page from total strangers is amazing, we all keep each other going it’s great support.
If you are in doubt don’t be and get Yourself a pair, it has been the best purchase I think I have ever made. Xxxx

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Joyce March 15, 2012 at 6:21 pm

These hotpants really do work. I tried them for the 2 week challenge and i lost 7lbs without dieting or exercise. I just wore mine everyday for 2 weeks as instructed. I wore them under my normal clothing. I can now get into jeans that i’ve had in the wardrobe for 2 years unworn because they were too tight. I would definitely recommend these zaggora hotpants to anyone that wants to achieve weight and inch loss.
My skin tone has changed and the cellulite has almost disappeared. My skin is smoother and i can now wear shorter skirts and dresses with confidence. I love my hotpants and even wear them in the evning at home while doing the housework. I stopped wearing them for a month to see if it was just water loss and the weight and inches have stayed off. If i overindulge. I can put them back on to get rid of the excess i might gain!

I say buy them. They’re worth it!!

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Sharon W March 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Do hotpants really work? Oh my goodness, they certainly do. I was introduced to hotpants last year and spent my summer holidays in them. The results? Well, I went from a size 12 – 14 to an 8 – 10. I lost about 9 lbs in weight and a good few inches off everywhere. As well as the weight loss, increased benefits included smoother skin on my thighs, the weight has been lost and stayed off. I admit when I first started wearing them, I worked out daily. However, more recently I have been wearing them whilst doing housework, rather than at the gym. I totally love my hotpants, wouldn’t be without them. Have gone from a size medium (tight) to a small (comfortably fitted). The zaggora staff are so friendly, provide a personal and efficient service, as well as a fantastic product. I have no doubts in wholeheartedly recommending hotpants to all my colleagues at work and indeed, friends too, who have also benefitted from wearing them. I love my hotpants I even sleep in them, as I feel they continue to work during the night. The price of a pair of hotpants equates to approximately a month’s membership at the gym, however, once paid, the benefits go on, and on, and on…. love them, all I can say is thank you hotpants! :-)

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Angy Wellstead March 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I am a HotPants, Flares & Capri lover and proud to be!!! I discovered HotPants back in September when I was at a plateau in my weight loss and going back & forth like a yoyo on the scales. I bought my first pair via groupon and have never looked back. I took the 2 weeks challenge and started getting involved with other ‘HotPanters’ on Facebook as everybody was commenting on each others progress and giving advice to one another. It was great fun and really motivated me to give my whole in the trial. I simply watched what I ate by reducing fat and keeping active every day by doing a varied selection of exercises. Within two weeks, I had dropped 7lbs, 3 inches from legs and 3 inches from tum. I was sold on the product and never looked back. I wear them daily for exercise and often under my work clothes as I have a black & a nude pair so no colour faux-pas…:) :) :) Yes, the pants increase the amount I sweat which means I drink more but that helps with cleansing my body and in the weight loss anyway. My skin is ultra soft and the appearance of celulite has virtually disappeared in some areas (the rest is still to come :), I am now very pleased to be 9 inches smaller on my thighs and 6 of my waist as well as a total of 18 lbs lighter. I absolutely loved it when Zaggora launched their new Capri & Flares pants as being a runner, they have kept me warm on my long winter run and helped losing weight on my knee/calves area too. They also help in making me more confident as their stretchy material means they hold you in and give you a very nice sleek look. This gives me even more of a boost to exercise more and make the most of my fab HotPants. I wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t truly believe in them and the help they have given me in my weight loss. Quite a few of my friends are now proud owners too the word is spreading and you shouldn’t miss out… I am a very happy size 10 after starting in a Large pair of Hotpants, size 14, I have gradually got down to wearing a Small. I simply love my HotPants, highly recommend them to anyone still in doubt. I know I wouldn’t live without them now. Not only I have a shape I’m happy with but I also feel part of the Zaggora phenomenon and with the help of their fantastic staff & products, I think the future of weight loss is brighter :)

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Nicola Powell March 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

I love my hot pants ! All of them !
They Definately helped me with my weight loss.
I only wore mine when doing exercise classes , yes they did make me sweat alot ,the sweat ran down my leg during a Zumba & hula session !! Embarrassing but encouraging :0)

When I got my first pair of hot pants the results were amazing .
My weight went down by 5 lb in 2 weeks and I lost a total of about 7 inches all over hip waist thighs !!   ( when I did the 2week challenge ). 
It has all stayed off! I got my hot pants in July 2011 !
I was a size twelve due to having chunkier legs ( small waist) I am now a size 10 ! 
I am happy with my size , I continue to wear my hot pants for classes , would never consider doing a class’s without them !!
They always make me feel slimmer and hold me firm which makes me feel fantatasic!
I currently own , hotpants ,flares and nudes .
They are a great product and I recommend them to all my friends even those that don’t exercise as they still help with weight loss if worn daily.
Flares look great under my leggings !
Ps hubby thinks my legs look smoother ;0)

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Manjiet kaur March 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm

They sure worked for me I lost 7lbs in 2 weeks by just wearing them during exercise and no dieting. I have found something at last that gives me results doing something that I enjoy.The guys at the gym look at me and wonder how comes she sweats so much ,there they are in their black bin liners.
I love doing yoga in them because they keep my muscles warm and stretching is easier with warm muscles.So many of my friends have brought them also , after seeing my results, they all have been delighted with them. I cannot excercise without these anymore they are my second skin!

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Vicky Dawson March 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm

It’s a very big ‘YES’ from me. I was sceptical at first but within a couple a weeks I had not only lost a few pounds but also a few inches – happy happy days. Nothing else has worked for me like the hotpants. I started in medium and am now in a small and every time I need a little boost I just go back to their 2 week challenge which is simple and easy to follow. I have certainly never found sweating so satisfying!

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Jillianne March 20, 2012 at 12:48 am

I ordered the medium and they were too big. I exchanged them ofr the small. They are still not at all snug, which I find surprising as I have a 38 inch bum and 32 inch waist. I thought compression was part of the “magic”.

The smell is nasty, and they don’t have a zipper, which is different than advertised. They don’t feel very warm and I’ve had them on for an hour. So far I am not impressed and am very glad I didn’t spend a lot.

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Gracie March 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Is there a size chart availalbe? If you typically wear a size 12, will a “large” work?
Thanks ~

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KC March 23, 2012 at 3:27 am

Gracie, you would probably do well in a medium. I am a size 16/18 and wear a large in hotpants. Hope that helps.

PS. THEY WORK VERY WELL!!!! I have lost a total of 30 lbs over the past few months. The first time I used my hotpants while exercising, I thought I was having a freaking heart attack and in a bowl of water!!! I just realized the pants made me sweat 100% more than usual and helped keep my heart rate up! Love them!

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Julie March 26, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Hi,
My waist is 34 and 1/2 inch and my hips are 40 inch. Can anyone tell me what size shall I order. I I usually wear 8 to 10 US size pants.

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Isa March 27, 2012 at 3:10 am

I wear it when I come home from school, when I sleep and on the weekends when I’m home. It makes you feel amazing and it just works! It makes me sweat and makes me have to pee all the time lol sorry for the language

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AV March 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I just ordered a pair of these hotpants and am anxious to test them out. They sound effective and just what I need to get that last 5-10 pounds off.

One thing I am cautious of: are some of these posts planted? I mean, Isa, you haven’t had your hotpants more than two days (you posted on March 27th…it’s March 29th) and there hasn’t been a weekend yet. How can you say you wear them on weekends???

I am still going to give this a shot, but I am starting to feel a bit skeptical.

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Charlie March 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

We can all discuss the rationale behind HotPants technology, but let’s get down to facts. Whether or not the technology works is irrelevant- people are getting results. At the end of the day, whether it’s because of the technology, or simply the fact that we are doing more exercise, people everywhere are getting smaller bums, thighs & waists and being healthier for it! What’s not to love?
Now in the scheme of things (especially when you consider laser-lipo etc) they don’t cost a fortune and the ladies over at Zaggora are really and truly interested in their most important people- their customers.
Make up your own mind but try them first! (And yes, 2 inches off the thighs and bum)

Workout
Eat Well
Wear HotPants xx

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Petra April 7, 2012 at 3:22 am

DEFINITELLY NOT WORKING – I have been wearing the new Zagorra hot pants for the last 3 months with absolutely no change. Wait – yes, there is a change – I ended up with red skin and pimples on my bum that I have never ever had in my life. I do walking and yoga, and wear them as much as I can – even in bed. No change in my weight – if nothing else I think I might have gained 1.5 kg since I started wearing them. I do have a healthy lifestyle and was not overweight when I started wearing them, but was hoping to lose 2-3 kg and improve my cellulite. No results have been achieved. I am sure there would be more stories like this. Please share them for the rest of the public. I guess the ladies that have lost weight would have lost it without the hotpants, with the changes they made in diet and exercise regime. Sorry to disappoint your enthusiasm, but I was disappointed myself. Cheers!

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Zaggora Review April 8, 2012 at 12:58 am

Hey great review that you have done here, really comprehensive.
I was one of many who took the 2 week challenge, and I have to say I love the Zaggora products,

I purchased the capris and the flares and in the two weeks of wearing them, doing exercise 3 times a week for 20mins-30 mins (kettle bell training/training at home) I lost 5 inchs in total all over. So thats waist, hips, thighs etc.

I didnt work out any more than I normally do, nor did I change my diet, so I do put that down to the Zaggoras.

Obviously I know that everyone is different, but I’d recommend them to anyone, in fact, i already have ha, most of my girlfriends are wearing them too and have also had some really good results..

I was also a little sneaky and wore them in bed a few nights too, bit too hot for that now, but in jan/feb when I was doing the review it was freeeezing outside so they were as good as long johns!

Good luck to any ladies looking to get some soon :D

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T. Drake June 7, 2012 at 3:18 am

My Hot Pants just arrived today so I haven’t tried them yet. When I opened the bag, the smell about knocked me back. I read the washing instructions and immediately washed them. Anyone else have this problem? If so, how did you get rid of the smell?

I did, however, try them on to see how they felt and I was pleasantly surprised. Hoping they are comfortable to work out in.

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Amy C. July 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I ordered these pants 2 months ago. They do not work. They make crazy annoying sounds when you walk. Plus, I am pretty sure everyone who has blogged on this website is employed by Zaggora because MAN ARE THESE PANTS UNCOMFORTABLE.
These pants claim to make you lose weight however read the label people – its made out of neoprene. So essentially you are wearing a gigantic wet suit… that makes you sweat out your water weight. Firstly, that is not real weight loss and its not healthy. Second.. if that is your goal dont spend 100 dollars on a wet suit buy one for 30 at walmart

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Shelby January 7, 2013 at 3:25 am

I bought them a year or so ago on Groupon and LOVE them but it is a pain to wash them every day. Saw them on Groupon just TODAY and ordered two more. I’d never pay full price but am willing to buy them for $26.00! :)

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Joni March 11, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I just got my long hotpants. I am planning to use them when we go skiing. I was suprised by the fabric- they do feel and look like a wetsuit. I am 5’10” tall and they were not quite long enough. I ordered a medium and after I put them on I could feel my legs getting warmer, but also the waistband is very thin and not very tight so they felt like they were slipping down on me somewhat and I was always having to yank them back up in place. They also make this really loud “swooshing” noise when you walk, like the sound of rainpants rubbing between the legs. They are shapely, but not quite what I was expecting. The seams around the knee area are akward and make my knees look puffy. I can’t tell if the pants are too small or too big, the fit is awkward, very tight in some spots and loose in others. I am tall, not heavy but not skinny either. Wish the waistband was thicker and stronger- feel like I am always going to have to be pulling these up when exercising or running- I guess we will see.

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