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      19.08.2013 15:01
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      not for me

      I am not generally a fan of jogging bottoms, tending to prefer leggings or jeans but there are days when I know that I am just going to just be around the house with my 2 year old son so dress completely for comfort. I bought a pair of basic joggers from Asda for £5 for this purpose as joggers are most comfortable for lots of floor play. I bought a pair in black but they were also available in navy and grey. As you could probably guess from their description the joggers are no-frills basic joggers. They have an elasticated waist with a drawstring, pockets in the side and the bottom of the legs hang loose rather than be elasticated. I bought in my usual size and this was very comfortable around the waist - if anything they are a little generous and the drawstring can be pulled in to tighten. I am quite tall at 5ft 9 and these come up pretty short on me - I definitely would not leave the house in them. I can usually get away with standard length trousers as long as I wear flat shoes but these really are too short. They are quite comfortable to wear and feel soft to the touch so I do still wear these around the house for cleaning etc (at £5 and a pair of at home only trousers, I am not bothered by bleach stains etc) but I prefer other jogging bottoms or leggings if I have them washed and available. The lack of length on these really makes me choose not to wear them often. I have also found that they have washed up not very well and bobbled slightly so I have not been impressed with the quality at all. I have had similar priced bottoms that have washed up fine so being cheap is not an excuse for this for me. Overall, I wouldn't recommend these. There are similar priced joggers available that are of better quality and I certainly wouldn't recommend them to you if you are above average height - they really do come up short.

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        12.03.2013 20:16
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        George jogging bottoms

        I like to think of myself as a yummy mummy but sometimes the standards slip and I really can't be bothered to get dressed up for the school run and so I put on jogging bottoms and turn into slummy mummy. They are quick and easy and comfortable though so I don't mind too much and I'm sure I don't offend the other mothers too much either. One requirement though for my jogging bottoms is that they are black and plain and quite inconspicuous. I don't want brightly coloured ones or ones with words on as I don't want to look too chavy so these jogging bottoms from George at Asda are perfect. George do a really nice range of basic clothes that are not too expensive. These bottoms only cost me £5 which I think was an absolute bargain and so far so good although I've only had them a few weeks. I bought them in a size 12 as I fluctuate between size 10 and size 12 although I wish I had bought them in a 10 as they do come up a bit big. They are nicely fitted around the waist but on that space between the stomach at the tops of the legs I think there is a little bit too much material and they are also a tad too long. However, saying that they do fit nicely and do not cling over and lumps and bumps like a size 10 might so that is quite good. The jiggers are made from a lovely soft material and reading the label it tells me that they are 100% cotton. The outside is lovely and soft and they feel really comfortable on. They have quite a thick waist band which I really like because this sits over my stomach nicely and hides a few sins which is nice. It means when I wear a top over the top of them it actually looks like I have quite a flat stomach! What I find a bit annoying his the drawstrings at the waist are the type that do not actually pull and are just there for show. As I got the bigger size 12 I was hoping that these would pull so I could perhaps pull the waist in tighter if I needed to but for £5 I guess I can't complain. The length like I said is a tad long but they have a slight boot it effect at the bottom so they really work to slim out my legs too. For a comfy pair of trousers that I just wear either around the house, to walk the dog or when I can't be bothered to dress up these are perfect and come with the perfect price tag too.

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        10.03.2013 23:51
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        a false economy

        I buy quite a few products from George at Asda and generally they are good quality items of clothing which fit me well and look good, the basic joggers is one of the few items in the range which have really disappointed me. These joggers are only £4 so I was not expecting high quality sports pants; they were initially bought for sleeping in when we went camping but what I got was cheap tat. The joggers fitted me fine, I like that George clothing seems to accommodate my pear shape well. I prefer boot cut trousers because they are more flattering for someone with bigger thighs and although these trousers flare a little bit at the bottom they are fairly tight on the leg which is not the best look. Still, they served the purpose of keeping me warm while sleeping and were comfy and acceptable to go wandering to the camp site toilets. The problem came after the first wash. These trousers are 100% cotton so they should have washed well but instead they got slightly shorter and baggier. After a few washes and wear out while doing the garden the leg length had shortened by a good few inches and grew horribly baggy, especially around the knee area. The other problem was the tie round the waist. This soon fell into the hole which it came from as the hole also got baggy. I did fish it out a couple of times and tied a bigger knot into the ends of it but it was determined to disappear. These trousers are a false economy, another pair of more expensive jogger trousers would have lasted for more than a couple of washes before needing to be chucked away.

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          04.11.2012 07:04
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          Ideal for exercise and relaxing.

          I walk, swim & run as often as I can and I re-joined the gym during the summer in order to tone up a little more. I usually wear leggings for exercise, especially running as I find that they're lightweight and comfortable but seeing as the weather is getting colder by the day I decided to invest in a few new sports clothes including two pairs of joggers. I'd actually been after a pair of joggers for a while but they all seemed overpriced and/or frumpy. I came across these particular joggers in the clothing section of my local Asda around a month ago and was impressed by the design considering how cheap they are - unlike a lot of joggers they don't have ridiculously wide, straight up straight down legs which makes them look a little nicer, although I still wouldn't wear them anywere other the gym/field! These are only £5.00 each which I think is a really good price considering that they're good quality. There are a few different colours available including grey, navy and black. I wanted a grey pair as I thought that the black ones would look a little manly but seeing as the grey was out of stock in my size I ended up with two pairs of the navy ones. The design of the joggers is very plain and they don't have any stripe or logo detailing on them like a lot of the more fashionable joggers do but I don't find this a problem seeing as I bought these for comfort and warmth rather than style. They also don't have any pockets which is worth mentioning. They have an elasticated waist and a shoe lace-like drawstring which put me off a little as cheap trousers tend to lose the elasticity in the waistband but after a month or regular wear and several washes the elasticated waist isn't baggy or anything. The joggers are pretty lightweight but despite this they're warm and thick. The material ( 85% cotton and 15% viscose) is soft and cosey and I find that they fit well meaning that they don't feel uncomfortable while I'm exercising. Because they're a relaxed fit and a little baggy they do not feel at all restricting and I am able to move freely while running etc without them feeling tight etc and they stay on well when I'm on the epillator - I don't have to keep pulling them up or re-adjusting the drawstring as they don't ride down or anything which is something I was worried about as I don't often wear trousers with an elasticated waist but it fits well and isn't too baggy or too tight. I got these in my usual size eight and they're a little baggy but not so baggy that they look slobby or silly. Sizes available are UK8-20 and they are available in men's sizes too. I'm 5'3 and they're just past ankle length on me meaning they don't drag along the floor or anything and they don't need rolling up. Although I mainly wear these for exercise they are comfortable enough to relax around the house in without looking too slobby. Overall I would recommend these if you want a basic, comfortable pair of joggers as they're cheap and good quality. Five out of five stars.

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            30.10.2012 04:01
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            I live in these, they are really comfortable

            I practically live in jeans these days, but don't find them flexible or comfortable for around the house. I saw these in Asda from their clothing brand George in a variety of colours and decided I had to try some as they were only £4. When I got my first pair I was shopping with my mum who was nagging in my ear when I picked up the black pair about how much I aspire to look like the grim reaper with all my black clothing so I put the black back and picked up some navy blue ones. I got them home and when I put them on I was really impressed with the size, they fit really well around the waist, there is a large, slightly elasticated band around the top which also has a drawstring. Normally I find jogging bottoms loose around the waist and have to tighten the drawstring but these ones stay up nicely without being too tight and the band is really comfortable. They also fit nicely around my bum, again something I struggle to find and normally end up with a saggy looking behind. The legs are roomy which is what I wanted, although a little on the short side for me.The leg length is 31" and with flats I'd normally go for 32". They don't look ridiculously short, I could wear them to the shop if I wanted, but when I sit down and the leg rises a bit I find they look far too short. They could do with having a range of leg lengths especially in styles such as these which I imagine they sell a lot of. I loved them anyway for lounging around in at home and after several months the navy looked the exact same as it did when I bought them. They washed really well with no sign of wear or fading. If I've got my legs up on the sofa when I stand up I get big saggy knee sections but as soon as they are washed they go back to their normal shape. I loved these so much that I went shopping again (with mother again) and picked them up in grey. These are the same, very comfortable and wash really well. I'm just waiting to visit Asda alone so I can get some in black. The grey are very casual and sporty looking but the black and navy are less sporty looking and would go with much more. The bottoms aren't too wide but easily go over trainers and look really good. They are 70% cotton and 30% polyester. For comfort, look, price and the fact that no elasticated parts cut off the circulation I would give these 5 stars, unfortunately I'll have to take one off for them only being available in regular length, petite and longer lengths would be a good addition. Looking on the George website to see what other colours are available I can only see the navy, light (grey) and black and they seem to have doubled in price to £8. For this I think I will knock off another star as even though it's still not a bad price I think doubling the price of a seemingly unchanged product is too much of a price jump.

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              15.07.2011 22:07
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              Not recommended

              Most of the time at home I can be found wearing jazz or yoga pants, I do a fair amount of core stability exercises each day and like to be dressed for the regular bursts of activity so choose nice, flattering styles of trousers that don't look chavvy. However, I was persuaded to buy these George Basic Joggers from Asda Direct as they looked fine in the picture and had pretty good reviews. At £4 a pair I thought they'd be ok to wear some days. When the joggers arrived they looked good in the packaging, the material felt nice and soft and I couldn't wait to try on my bargain purchase. The joggers are fully machine washable, 100% cotton so they let the skin breathe and should fit the size they are intended for. That's where it all starts to go horribly wrong though. I've since read some of the reviews on Asda's website and wondered if those people praising these joggers actually bought a different product. This is going to be a fairly short review as I can find next to nothing positive to say about these joggers. Problem number one was the leg length. I'm only 5 foot 4 inches tall so there's absolutely no excuse for these to be so short! On my vertically challeged frame they skimmed the top of my ankle bones. Not like the picture so far where they were perfect length. Problem number two is the actual sizing. I bought a size 10 as I always do and frankly these felt closer to a size 14, they are way too roomy to just be considered generous. I checked the label and sure enough it was supposed to be a size 10. So they are baggy and too short. The drawstring couldn't save them either as it didn't cinch in enough to keep these on me and I'm not a small size 10 either. At £4 for these I admit I didn't bother to send them back and intended to wear them to decorate in but when it came to it they looked even too hideous for that so they got chucked in the bin! These don't even deserve one star and unless you have an ego that needs kidding about your size and very short legs these are to be avoided. The reviews online astound me and please don't waste £4 of your hard earned cash on these. One star purely because I have to rate them and the only thing I did like about them was how soft the material felt. Had they been properly sized and long enough I'm sure I'd have stocked up.

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