Here’s a functional review if that helps people decide on this purchase. Sizing: Yes, size up. I’m a size 6 and I’m on the border between small/medium. I sized up to a large on these and they fit as a perfect medium. Zipper: does not chafe. I took these leggings out hiking for a week on 6 hour hikes. The zipper is invisible and strong. It did not bother me while I walked. It feels slightly more rigid but did not inhibit any walking or rock scrambling. The zipper stays put and does not unzip by itself. Pee function/underwear type: I chose to wear thong or bikini underwear that was just slightly larger than my normal size. This makes it easier to pull to the side but had enough material to make your nether regions feel comfy. If you want even take squatting out of the equation, pair this with a female urinary device. I could pee standing up which increases the amount of places you can pee (slopes, rocks, barren landscapes) were all easy spots. I would not recommend getting a go girl as it is silicone and soft, you’ll never be able to get a solid seal against your skin. Try a rigid urinary device and you won’t have any leakage issues (freshette brand is a rigid one but I’m sure there are others). Material: I hiked through thorny bushes and they held up great. No tearing. I have not washed these yet so I can’t comment on that. Softness: these are extremely comfortable and flexible. I have sensitive skin and I pay attention to the seams of clothing as those places bother me the most. The seams on these leggings are silky and do not itch. There are no itchy spots on these pants. These are a game changer. This is the first hiking trip where I didn’t think of pee strategies at all. I just peed and drank water when I needed to and it was without any anxiety. Highly recommend supporting this company"
I bought a pair of ziphers for a week long rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. This not a lot of privacy in the canyon with a large group, ZipHers allowed me to easily use the restroom without feeling like I was exposing myself to the group. Would highly recommend to anyone that is considering a pair of ZipHers. Mine became a big talking point on the trip because I was the only female that didn’t have to worry about privacy. Not to mention they are comfortably and the zipper is easy to use."
These tights worked out perfectly!!! We set up camp in a somewhat open area near Cottonwood Lakes and our "bathroom area" was behind a small group of bushes. Being able to unzip these and get my business done without exposing myself was awesome! Even better, I didn't think they would be warm enough to sleep in and planned on changing to my wool pants for the night. I never had to change because I was warm enough, which made it much more convenient to get up in the middle of the night to pee. I liked the pockets for my phone as well. It warmed up on our hike back to base camp, and I was pretty comfortable in these until the temp got over 85 degrees. It wasn't unbearable, but I don't know if I could do a full day in the hot sun with these. I will need to get the shorts!"
I love my ziphers shorts. They wildly exceeded my expectations and I feel like I might never take them off. Literally your product is life-changing and I'm so happy you are doing this."
I received, and love, my first pair of your long camping pants. Years ago, there was another company that made what I called "pee pants" but they haven't been in business for many years. I was thrilled to find your site. After checking out my first pair, which are lightweight, fast-drying, comfortable and practical. I just ordered a 2nd pair for my granddaughter who will be wilderness camping with us for the first time next month. I'm sure she'll be pleased as well. Thank you!"
Living full-time on the road in a tiny teardrop trailer means I also live full-time without a bathroom! Needless to say, I utilize the outdoors A LOT. I sought out the Ziphers pants to help me with my endless outdoor potty breaks, and it was the best thing I ever did! Whether I’m out being active and hiking or just hanging around camp, these pants offer me both privacy and comfort. While the pants are great for being active, they are also comfortable enough to hang out in all day and even sleep in. As a bonus, when I sleep in them at night and have to get up to pee, I don’t get so cold pulling down my pants at night! And finally, I realized that the Ziphers pants are a perfect partner to use with female urinary devices. Now you can just unzip and not even squat! A little secret - this combination even allows me to easily relieve myself into a bottle when I’m stuck inside my camper. Long story short, the Ziphers pants are a perfect companion to any girl in the outdoors, on the road, or just wanting a comfy and convenient legging."
I just received my ZipHers in the mail and am so excited to go hiking. The front to back zipper is perfect. I am an avid hiker/ trail runner and love the fit of these leggings. They are comfortable with good stretch and quality fabric. Super excited about the zipper technology and the ability to pee on the go! The equal endurance tights have lightweight fabric perfect for summer months. The fleece tights will be great for winter hikes and runs. They are my new outdoor wardrobe staple!"
I am totally stoked about my first pair of ZipHers. The equal endurance are super light and comfortable, not at all suffocating. I do not feel like a stuffed sausage at all :) I dig the side pocket to put my phone in for hands free mobility. And of course, the best part about these pants is the ZIPPER. I am 50 years old and when I gotta pee, I gotta pee!! These provide fast access to go pee without the fight of pulling down sweaty leggings. They are definitely my new go to workout pants."
I just received my order and I wanted to thank you for the advice on sizing - they fit PERFECTLY, I’m so pleased with them :)"
I can say ZipHers is now my favorite trail pant. Not only are they comfortable enough to spend hours hiking the many diverse landscapes the national parks have to offer, but I also love the feel of the fabric. The material isn't noisy like some of the other water-resistant fabrics are, although after soaking in the hot springs and walking in the waste-deep waters of the Rio Grande, they did have a slight swishing sound. But by the time we made it back to the car, my pants were almost dry, the swishing noise had subsided, and ready for another adventure. An additional feature of the pants I like is the side cargo pocket is large enough to hold my phone. And I can't get over the absolute ease and discretion at going potty on the trail. No more searching for that elusive secluded area so far off-trail. These pants are a game-changer in women's hiking apparel, and I recommend them highly. ZipHers is an outstanding company with an exceptional product."
I LOVE my capris AND the shorts!!!! I decided to take both to Spain. Though they seemed to have a little different fit from each other, they both were game changers! I am taking them to Cabo as well. The shorts are great for my walks, and I wore them pretty much every day on the camino. I wore the capris in the evenings to go out for dinner. Obviously the zip function will not be necessary in Cabo. However, I found myself, at least once or twice every day or two needing to go off trail to take care of business. While my walking buddies were baring their bums I could easily squat. It was so much easier to squat with a pack on my back then having to pull up my pants with a pack on my back!"
Thank you for the super fast delivery and for dealing with my request so speedily. I have received my size small now and really happy with the product. I will be back for more :)"
Just wanted you to know that I have used my new pants now a total of four times in runs totaling 9 hours. I am so ecstatic! They work perfectly as advertised. Thank you so much for this important part of my first trail ultramarathon race strategy. Also, if you ever develop a running skirt, I will definitely buy a couple."
ZipHers are revolutionary and so simple. I used to dread having to pee in the wilderness because you have to search for a private place to be able to pull your pants completely down. Not only is that inconvenient, and exposing, it can be dangerous too with different types of plant life and poisonous bugs. ZipHers products give me comfort, confidence, and have brought back my excitement for the outdoors! I can’t wait for this brand to expand to many more styles, because I’ll buy all of them!!"
I AM LOVING MY FIT AND LEISURE TIGHTS! So liberating to stand up and pee. Whoever decided that women couldn’t have the same experience as men with their pants was wrong! I LOVE my fleece pants. I’m outwalking in them right now and I’m toasty warm! So grateful."
Hi Debbie, the package arrived today and much to my amazement the trousers fit me perfectly and I absolutely love them! The leggings fit too, although more snugly, but now that I have them, I’ll be doing so many long hikes and I’ll burn off so many extra lockdown pounds that I’ll need a belt to keep them up. I’ve been waiting all my life for these kinds of trousers. Can’t believe it’s not standard design and women have to put up with trousers designed for men. The patriarchy is a hella drug. Thanks for smashing the patriarchy with your product and thanks a million for overcoming all of the Brexit obstacles to get these trousers to me - you’ve been brilliant. I’ll be telling all my friends!"
I have to tell you when anyone asks my favorite piece of gear, it’s definitely Zip Hers! Game changer for me! My 3” traveling shorts have now made it 250 miles!"
I’m not sure which is more outstanding with Zip Hers, the pants or the customer service. Both are amazing! I live to kayak, and enjoy hours out on the water. I also enjoy marathon and ultramarathon racing. The problem is, there are rarely restrooms anywhere I am and if there are, there is no time to stop to use them. There are easy solutions for men, but this is a constant battle for women. Enter Zip Hers! They are comfortable and fit well. Even for long distances where I’m paddling for 10-20 hours, they are comfortable and the zipper doesn’t rub. They saved me nearly an hour in total time on my last race by eliminating the need to stop at busy checkpoints and wait in line for a dirty portapotty. Truly game changing for me! I had a small issue in receiving my first pairs. They went WAY above and beyond to be sure I got them before my race and then checked in to see how it went. I was absolutely blown away by the care and concern I was shown and how hard they worked to be sure I was taken care of. I can not recommend Zip Hers enough!! Phenomenal company with a wonderful product!"
Equal Endurance 5” shorts - Wow! What a great concept. The material is great. Very comfortable. And, that ZipHer is PERFECT!"
All is good and your customer service is second to none. I just now ordered Fit and Leisure tights for Octavia and a gift certificate for our daughter. We are escaping to Palm Desert this week and you will be happy to know the Fit and Leisure Tights have become Octavia’s absolute favorite travel pants for absolute comfort and fit even after 7 knee surgeries. To laugh about the marble tights you gifted Octavia are her absolute favorites in no small part because she thinks they make her derrière look smaller."
— John and Octavia
Fit & Leisure Tights - Happy to tell you the pants arrived here this morning. They fit perfect with a bit of room to spare. Nice and heavy ready for Autumn which feels it's not long away. Thanks for all your caring which was wonderful. Kindest wishes"
I am a very satisfied customer and I think you have the best product and customer service on the planet! I wore my fleece pants to a soccer game last night and they kept me toasty warm and comfortable. I love them! And they are coming on a three day camping trip with me this next week. I may never take them off!"
I wore the leggings last week, for 5-6 hours, and was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable they were. As a result, I recommended them to my women's group and sent everybody a link to your website. Several of them were interested in making purchases."
What an amazing experience, as a woman, to pee outside. No mess, nothing wet and I didn’t have to bare my “unbareables.” Simply unzip, pee and go."
It looks like Zip Hers are made for the active female to allow us to pee fast, safely, and without embarrassment on the go! This is a wonderful product that is needed! I know I will use them when I’m hiking, doing trail runs, or canoeing. Costa Rica looks beautiful! "
For a much more practical take on the sarong coverup idea, women-led company Zip Hers makes shorts and pants with a full-length front-to-back zip fly. It makes a ton of sense, when you think about it. Men get to use a fly… Why not women? It’s an innovative idea, yet once I thought about it I found it quite intuitive and wondered why it’s not more common. I had the opportunity to try a pair of Zip Hers shorts, and I can say they work as advertised. They’re comfortable, convenient, and well designed. You’ll still probably want to find a hidden spot to do your business, but they help reduce the anxiety of being spotted at the wrong moment. I think runners and climbers in particular would find them very convenient. Zip Hers generously gifted a pair of shorts for testing, but I received no compensation, all opinions are my own, and honestly I would have mentioned them anyway if I had found them sooner."
— Alissa from Exploring Wild
Thank You for the awesome customer service! I received the Endurance capris in Small yesterday and they fit great. I have a hiking and camping buddy who was interested in Zip Hers, so I let her try the size medium and they fit her so we won’t be returning either pair!! We have been hiking, camping and SUPing with the Tinkle Belle FUD for a couple of years and your product will give us even more freedom to live the “wild life” we love so much."
Best customer service ANYWHERE!! You folks are amazing. Let me know if you need an A+++ blurb for your website or ad on Facebook."
I got the opportunity to try out the Zip Hers full length Fit and Leisure Tights on a backpacking trip to Hill Country State Natural Area near San Antonio over Thanksgiving. I was super excited to try out these leggings because, as a woman, having to go to the bathroom while backpacking or hiking can be super inconvenient and uncomfortable. It takes time to find good privacy, if there is any, and if I’m by myself I feel exposed having to pull my pants down. This trip I didn’t have to worry about that at all. The front to back zipper made morning and mid-hike bathroom breaks efficient and low stress. The zipper and inner panel are made of high-quality material and can be open and closed with one hand. These leggings also hung with me all day: they were comfortable enough to sleep in, durable enough to get through 8 miles of varying terrain, and flexible enough to move with a post hike stretch. They even maintained their light and flexible feel despite the rain which, in my experience, has weighed other leggings down. Overall, I was more confident in my ability to safely explore the trails and wasn’t slowed down by bathroom breaks throughout the day. I’d recommend the Zip Hers line of pants, leggings, and shorts to any runners, hikers, or campers that are looking for more privacy and convenience while using the bathroom outside. As a bonus, you’d be supporting a woman run company and production process!"
BUY THESE HIKING SHORTS. SERIOUSLY. I have pee freedom! Not only in the outdoors- but also if I have to use a gross bathroom. You can sit on your shorts instead of hovering over an icky toilet! But back to the shorts. The material is perfect for hiking. You can’t tell there is a zipper. I’m taking these on my 2021 thru-hike of the PCT. Debbie and Monica have the best customer service I’ve ever received. They helped me figure out my sizes and did all returns for free. They even sent me a cute little face mask as a thank you 🙂 LOVE this company! I look forward to seeing more products from them in the future! OH! I am 5′ 6” and 135 lbs. I got the Medium and they fit great! I think I could have gotten away with the small, but I tend to like my clothes a little big."
I love my Ziphers, I wear them every day, and the winter ones are just as wonderful as the summer ones. I don’t know how I would have gotten through this pandemic without them!"
— Janet from New York
I received the pants, and I love them! I could not feel any difference with the zipper on how it feels compared to regular pants. I honestly thought they were going to be tight on me, but they fit just right. I normally wear a size 18 and from the description it sounded like these were more of a size 16. I figured that was good motivation for me to keep working on my weight loss. When I do loose more weight, these will end up being big on me. Sounds like a good problem to me. I am looking forward to trying these out this season along with the capri leggings I bought from you back in March. I love those too! I plan to do alot of camping, hiking, and kayaking here in Michigan."
I took the Fit & Leisure tights on a trip (flying a 2-seater plane for 6 hours) and they worked perfectly when I needed to use the little john, I am very glad I bought them =)"
An update on the 3” shorts: they're amazing! They're holding up really well so far! Yesterday marked 3 weeks on the Appalachian trail for me, so 3 weeks of wearing them all day every day. I found that after several days of wear it helps to pre-wash the mesh liner & zipper with some soap in the sink prior to laundering (they've only been washed twice so far, ha). I've also been careful to always sit on my foam pad to protect the fabric. I'll hopefully be able to give them a great long term review. I love them so far and I've talked to several other women who are interested in them. (I heard that one if my friends out here already ordered some and talked to you, that's great!)"