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Last Updated: November 2021

Vuori Jogger Review: Posh and Ethical Athleisure Wear

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Performance Jogger

The Performance Joggers have a slim but relaxed fit with a slightly cropped leg, side pockets and a drawstring. Designed with DreamKnit ™, Vuori’s softest premium stretch fabric, they’re your new go-to.

Featured Product: Performance Jogger

Price: $84

The Vuori Performance Jogger is made to look and feel better than any other jogger you’ve worn before. Made with a combination of recycled polyester and elastane, this jogger is one of the softest joggers on the planet. It’s also made to not pill or fade for long lasting comfort and style for years to come. This jogger comes with moisture wicking capabilities and is offered in 13 different color options for added diversity. 

 

Vuor Jogger Material

Ratings Breakdown

quality

Vuori athleisure wear feels exceptionally lightweight and durable, plus they don’t pill like a lot of other brands do.

value

For the high quality products they offer, the prices are well worth the money. Their generous return policy for any reason just helps to boost their value higher.

customer experience

Their clothes are fantastic for lounging, running errands, exercising, helping family members in time of need, and basically anything else you can think of.

brand

The brand has a wonderful mission to bring higher quality, great feeling athleisure wear to the masses while also positively affecting the world.

Who Is Vuori?

Vuori was founded in 2015 by Joe Kudla. As a former Dolce and Gabanna model he’s a man who understands style. But, he’d also been thoroughly disappointed by the lackluster less than stylish options available to men, like himself, in the athleisure wear department. So, he decided to solve the problem and Vuori was born.Vuori-About-Us

As someone who was born on the southern California coast, he wanted his line to reflect not only his style but the coastal lifestyle. Therefore, this clothing line does just that by being a complex, yet simplistic combination of stylish, high performance, comfortable, and ethical all at the same time.

The original designs were geared specifically towards men to get them out of the neon baggy gym clothes that were their only options. Since its inception, however, they have expanded to include womens options as well.

Pros

  • Extremely Comfortable (Seriously)
  • Stylish
  • Performs well
  • Sustainable
  • Ethically produced
  • Free shipping on most orders
  • Good returns policy

Cons

  • Pricey compared to other clothing companies
  • Slower shipping times

Vuori Feel & Performance

As someone who loves to engage in a myriad of activities, I’m always looking for clothes that can fit my lifestyle but also look fabulous at the same time.

Upon searching their website for the best option for me, I found it smooth and seamless to operate. The ordering process was simple, straightforward, and I even got free shipping. I feel the product arrived pretty quickly after I placed the order, which I was surprised by since they tend to have longer shipping times. But that could be due to the fact that I am in Arizona, which is close to their shipping facility in southern California.Vuori-Jogger-Delivery

Upon arrival I noticed that they had minimal packaging and even made the Performance Joggers I ordered as small as possible to decrease the amount of shipping material needed. I really liked this aspect about the company right off the bat. It made it seem to me that they were really concerned with their carbon footprint, and that’s in line with my values.

First Impressions

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I ordered a size small, since that seemed to be in line with what their sizing chart told me. 

And they were pretty darn spot on. The size feels true to size. They were easy to put on and comfortably tight at the bottom of the pants, like this style should be. 

The stitching appeared to be tight and consistent, which boosted my confidence in the manufacturing.Vuori-Jogger-Tag

I found the attention to detail with this brand really inspiring compared to other brands I’ve used in the past. An example of this extra attention to detail was the ties on my joggers. They were made with a different color for a bit of added variation and the metal tie caps just topped the look off nicely.

Upon putting them on for the first time, I noticed how soft and smooth they felt. Vuori-Jogger-Comfortable

After washing them a few times, they still don’t show any signs of pilling, like my other joggers from different companies have. They also didn’t wrinkle when washed, which was something I was very happy to see. They are the softest joggers I have ever worn and even in the summer heat in Phoenix, AZ I was comfortable wearing them. For me they felt like they were quick-drying.

Athletic Testing

I originally chose these joggers for more loungewear. Which was the first thing I did in them. They performed above and beyond in this category. So, I decided to put them through some other tests just to see how they would do in more active settings. These joggers were comfortable to be in all day.Vuori-Jogger-Basketball

I practiced gentle yoga, played basketball, did some climbing wall activities, took walks, and even went to the hospital as a caretaker for a family member with them. I wore them all day long as my number one choice and by the end of the day they didn’t even smell. This was definitely more than I expected from a pair of joggers. 

They exceeded my expectations and Vuori is now my first go-to for joggers. The product design, fit, feel, and functionality is fantastic. They look good enough that even when I wear them for lounging I don’t feel like I look crappy. These joggers just make me feel better when I put them on and I love how I look in them. These are the joggers I have been looking for.

Is Vuori Good Quality

Vuori’s athleisure wear apparel certainly seems high quality to me. The fact that their clothing is made with sustainable materials using sustainable practices leads me to believe that their products are meant to last. According to the Vuori brand, they have been able to make 50% of their products out of high quality sustainable materials, but they plan to boost that to 80% in 2022. Vuori-Jogger-Drawstrings

The sustainable materials they are currently using in these products are:

  • ECONYL – nylon made from recycled fishing nets and other nylon waste
  • REPREVE – polyester made from recycled plastic bottles
  • Organic Cotton – grown in clean healthy soil

In order to certify the materials they are using, they have also partnered with a few different certifying bodies. These currently include:

  • Bluesign – a system used to create more sustainable textile production and a healthy work environment for those textile workers.
  • California Prop 65 – this proposition protects California’s drinking water from becoming contaminated with materials known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive issues.
  • Oeko-Tex – a quality standard which enables companies and consumers to make more responsible decisions to protect the planet. 
  • Unifi & U Trust Recycle Verification – a quality and verification program for companies using the REPREVE product to ensure the transparency of the product.

I like seeing companies that use multiple certifying bodies to confirm the quality of the raw materials they are using. This is a great step towards full transparency, which is important when building consumer confidence. 

However, they don’t give us quite as much information regarding their manufacturing plants. They do tell us that they manufacture in Asia, Canada, and South America and that their plants follow ethical practices. The brand does state that all partnerships must follow their ethical code of conduct, however. Which is a start, but I’d like to see more about the exact plants they are using and the most recent reports from each showing this fact.Vuori-Jogger-Stitchwork

On another positive note, though, Vuori has also partnered with Climate Neutral to offset their carbon emissions by funding projects that combat global warming. With this partnership, they have achieved a fully carbon neutral status, which is pretty awesome.

Another fantastic way Vuori has been positively impacting the environment with their products is by working hard to become plastic neutral. They plan to get plastics removed from their packaging and supply chain by 80% in 2022. How they plan to achieve this is by partnering with Cleanhub and Renewal Workshop. Both companies can help them by either recycling or repurposing plastic products. 

By implementing all of these sustainable practices, Vuori is intent on creating a high quality end product. 

Is Vuori Worth It?

When you have a high quality end product, you get a much longer lifespan. And with a longer product lifespan, your initial cost becomes reduced due to the extended longevity. A great example of this would be the Performance Joggers I purchased for $84. While the price tag seems a bit steep to most, if they last me 10 years at a minimum, then I’m only spending $8.40 per year for them. Vuori Jogger Value

Whereas a pair of joggers I have from another brand cost me $39 but only lasted 2 years, at best. That breaks down to $19.50 per year, which is much more than what I spent on my Vuori joggers. So when it comes down to cost, how long something is going to last is extremely important to the bottom line.

Plus, the Vuori apparel products just feel and look nicer. So, I’m more than willing to pay more money for products that are better made, feel better, look better, and last longer.

Additional Staff Review


Nathan

“I saw a Vuori rack in person at sports equipment store near me. Curious at the memory of the name, I decided to check them out. I was a little intimated by the price tag at first, but once I actually felt the fabric… I was sold. I bought the Ponto short to replace my old go-to athleisure black shorts along with a the Rise Tee. Both are amazing so far. After quite a few washes, these shorts are still as remarkably soft as when I first got them. I’ve never bragged so much about shorts before buying this Vuori pair.”

Nathan, Fascination Editor.

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Ponto Heather Black Short

Get cozy in your Ponto Shorts, made with our signature DreamKnit™ fabric. Lightweight and smooth like butter, these shorts have a soft, stretchy material and Vouri’s classic elastic waistband for an understated but overly comfortable everyday short.

Vuori Coupons & Discounts

Vuori products are definitely on the pricier side of things. But, they do offer an initial 20% discount just by signing up for their email list. And once you do, you can expect to see other deals and discounts every so often on specific products.

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faqs

It can take between 3-4 days for your order to be processed for shipping once you place the order. But, if you place an order after 9am EST, it won’t even begin being processed until the next business day.

After the long processing and packaging period, you’ll then need to wait an additional 4-10 business days, depending upon your location. Since they ship from their southern California warehouse, if you’re in California, you can expect 4-5 business days. But if you’re on the east coast, it will be more along the lines of 5-10 business days after processing is completed.

They actually have a fairly generous returns policy of 120 days. With their “Investment in Happiness” guarantee, they want their customers to be more than satisfied with their products. So, you can return any purchases made from them within 120 days, no questions asked, for a full refund. They will even give you a prepaid shipping label to return your unwanted products.

If you want to return something after the 120 days, they will still take the items back. But you won’t qualify for a full refund, but instead a Vuori gift card. Either way, it’s a pretty sweet deal.

Yes, Vuori does offer financing options through Afterpay. This company splits your total product purchase price, minus shipping and taxes, into 4 equal payments over a 6 week period of time. They don’t charge any interest, it’s a soft pull on your credit, and the decision is made instantly when you go through this option at checkout. This option could be extremely helpful for those consumers who want to give them a try but have a difficult time paying for the purchase all up front.

 

Other Products Vuori Offers

Even though I only tried the Performance Joggers, Vuori has quite a few more offerings for both women and men. Some of these options I am really excited to try just to see if I love them as much as my joggers. The other clothing options they currently offer are:

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Vuori Review Summary

Ultimately, Vuori has worked hard to create a functional, diverse, stylish, sustainable, and ethical line of athleisure wear. Their products look and feel fantastic and move so well in all activities. Plus, the fact that they’re dedicated to creating an even more sustainable line of clothing while positively impacting their workers doesn’t hurt either. Even though the products can be a bit pricier than I generally like, they are certainly worth it for how long they potentially last. Vuori-Jogger-Pockets

I can’t say enough great things about their products and their ethical stance. A company like this is well worth spending a bit more money and getting good quality products in return.