Last month, a new line of Star Trek activewear for women hit the market. From purveyors of officially licensed geek and gamer apparel, UK-based Wild Bangarang debuted their first Star Trek-themed clothing, featuring leggings, workout crop tops, and more. The new Trek products are reasonably priced and come in sizes from XXS to 3XL. There’s more to the line than we can highlight in this article, so be sure to check out all the Star Trek products here.
And, specially for TrekMovie readers, use the code TREKMOVIE15 at checkout to receive 15% off site wide!
Review: TNG Leggings and Crop Top
One of the highly featured items in the new line is these The Next Generation leggings and crop top pairs, which come in command red, medical/science blue, and engineering/ops gold. These outfits will really let you show off your inner Trekkie at your next workout. I personally prefer to show off my geeky side in more subtle ways, and I love that the design of the leggings (which you can purchase separately from the crop tops) lets you do just that. They have sleek modern designs—you’ll notice each color scheme comes with slightly different geometry between the color and black on the leggings. I opted for command red, which has a nice solid red stripe down the sides, and top and bottom red accents in the back.
Both the leggings ($39.62 each) and crop tops ($26.42 each) are made from a blend of 80% polyester and 20% elastane (i.e. Spandex). I ordered a medium in both (my go-to size; I’m 5’9″), and the fit is perfect. If you’re a bit taller than that, there is plenty of stretch left in the length of the leggings. The elastane component means these leggings will fit a wide range of sizes and still be comfortable.
The material feels quite soft and strong. The construction is top quality and entirely made in the UK, where the company is based. The colors are bright and lines clean, even when stretched quite far. I’d place these on the higher end of quality for leggings at this price point.
Review: Borg Leggings
I also tried on a pair of Wild Bangarang’s Borg-themed leggings. The material, quality, and sizing are consistent with the TNG leggings and the quality of the printing is high as well. The main downside of these leggings, though, is that they just don’t scream “Borg” to me. Not that I can conjure the perfect image of a Borg’s legs from memory, but these feel more like “generic sci-fi robot” rather than Borg. The design mimics well worn, oxidized metallic machinery components. The worn metal has a gritty look with a dark, brassy color. The lines create an organic look that’s more Borg Queen than Borg Drone (which is fine by us), but it would be nice to see a more black-gray-green color scheme that brings back images of Borg technology and ships. Creating Borg leggings, admittedly, is a challenge, as the Borg aren’t exactly known for having distinctive legs.
GIVEAWAY: Win a set of TNG leggings and crop top!
TrekMovie has teamed up with Wild Bangarang to give away a matching set of The Next Generation leggings and crop top in the color and size (XXS–3XL) of your choosing! Tell us which color—Command Red, Science/Medical Blue, or Engineering/Ops Gold—in the comments below for your chance to win. TrekMovie will notify the winner by email within one week, so be sure to use a real email address when you comment. (This will not be made public, and we do NOT share email addresses.)
UPDATE, March 11: Comments closed. Winners will be picked and notified in the next few days.
To check out more Star Trek products, and to order your own, check out the full line at Wild Bangarang. Be sure to use the code TREKMOVIE15 at checkout to get 15% off site wide! The company ships worldwide, with free shipping on large orders.