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Buffbunny Review

I tried Buffbunny’s Instagram-loved activewear to see how it handles a tough workout

A Buffbunny top and bottoms. Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

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When it comes to choosing clothes to sweat in, it’s safe to say I, ahem, sweat the small stuff. I’ve switched up my go-to activewear styles several times over the years, and I’m constantly searching for new, quality athleisure—whether that means comfortable workout leggings for yoga or supportive sports bras for running.

Plus, now that I’ve started returning to the gym rather than working out alone at home, I’ve begun refreshing my workout wardrobe with styles that are both functional and fashionable. (I am Reviewed’s style writer, after all.) So when Buffbunny reached out about its popular activewear line, I agreed to see how its stylish gymwear stacks up. I wore the $46 Crystal Crop, and the $64 Rebel Legging, for a month’s worth of workouts.

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What is Buffbunny?

Like GymShark, Alo Yoga, and other Instagram-loved activewear brands, Buffbunny has garnered a following on social media for its fashion-forward activewear outfits. Heidi Somers, now a fitness influencer with 1.6 million followers on Instagram, started the brand out of her home in 2016. The company quickly took off and now sells a wide range of athleisure and swimwear styles ranging from leggings and sports bras to joggers and backpacks. While the brand often drops new colors and styles, it consistently sells some staple styles, like the Rebel Legging I tried.

The activewear comes in women’s sizes XXS to XXXL and prices range from $10 for a headband to $74 for a pair of joggers.

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What I like about Buffbunny

A brunette woman wearing Buffbunny's Crystal Crop and Rebel Leggings.
Credit: Reviewed / Hannah Southwick

The Crystal Crop and Rebel Legging are both made of buttery soft material that felt great on.

The Crystal Crop stays in place

I often end up tugging down rolled-up tank top hems during spin class, especially when doing push-ups on the bike, so I’m pleased that the Crystal Crop, which I wore in my usual size small, always stayed in place for the full 45 minutes. It was equally comfortable to wear on runs, and I found the style as supportive as it is stylish. After all, while I might not be able to forget that I’m sprinting or doing push-ups, I love workout wear that’s so comfortable I can forget I’m wearing it.

The Crystal Crop is supportive

The top, which is sold in sizes XXS to XXXL, features both removable cups and a lining with an elastic band at the bottom. The design feels supportive, while also offering somewhat of a push-up effect. I typically wear a B cup size, however, so I can’t vouch for how much support it would provide for other sizes.

The Crystal Crop is the perfect combo of a sports bra and a shirt

I’m not comfortable wearing solely a sports bra for workouts outside of my apartment, so I was pleased that the Crystal Crop provided just the right amount of coverage. Particularly for sweaty workouts and warmer weather, its cropped length kept me cooler than my clingy tank tops do, filling a gap in my athleisure repertoire.

The leggings come in lots of trendy colors

When it comes to style, most of Buffbunny’s pieces look like something you might see a fitness influencer wearing on Instagram or TikTok (which makes sense). The Rebel Legging comes in seven colors, ranging from shimmery black to snakeskin. I tried the rose quartz as it matches the Crystal Crop, which currently only comes in that one marbled-pink pattern.

Both pieces are super soft

The buttery blend of polyester and spandex is the best part of both pieces. I didn't realize my other leggings weren’t that soft until I tried the Buffbunny ones. Even while sweaty, they didn’t give me a weighted-down feeling. From my experience during the month I tested, I can say, they hold their shape—even after washing—and don’t gap at the waistband.

What I don’t like about Buffbunny

A close-up of the back of a pair of pink leggings on a pink background.
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

The Rebel Legging’s “scoop back waistband seam” didn’t do much booty-boosting, and the fabric is kind of see-through.

The Rebel Legging is see-through

Bad news: These leggings—at least in the light hue I tried—are not squat-proof. I was wearing black underwear the first time I tried on the Rebel Legging, but after one look in the mirror, I realized I had to change before leaving the house. Not only could I see the darker color underneath the pale pink leggings, I also noticed visible pantylines, even though my undies were seamless.

The Rebel Legging comes in women’s sizes XXS to XXXL, and I chose size small, which the sizing chart recommends for those who take women’s pant sizes 4 to 6. I felt confident with my selection because I typically take a size 4 and my waist measurement aligns with the lower end of the brand’s size-chart recommendation. Although the leggings fit comfortably, I wonder if the opacity issues could have been solved by opting for a size up instead—or at least for a darker color.

The leggings’ scoop-back seam doesn’t have a big effect

Similar to the trendy TikTok leggings, which went viral for their supposed booty-boosting qualities, the back of the Rebel Legging is designed with a “scoop-back waistband seam” which the brand claims will “beautifully contour your glutes.” While the design feature might work differently for others, for me it didn't look much different than my go-to leggings, including the Fabletics 7/8 Leggings, which don’t have the scoop seam.

The pieces don’t pair the way I hoped

While I love matching sets, I was disappointed that these pieces didn’t coordinate the way I thought they would. On my 5-foot-3-inch frame, the crop top almost met the top of the high-waisted leggings. The effect was similar to a skintight pink catsuit, which made me feel self-conscious. I pulled the leggings down a bit so there would be some skin to break it up, but let’s just say I didn’t love being such a vision in pink while walking between the spin studio and the locker room.

Is Buffbunny worth it?

A pink Buffbunny crop top with the logo visible on a pink background.
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

The Crystal Crop is soft and supportive.

It depends on the design

I love the Crystal Crop’s supportive yet stylish design, and I plan to keep an eye out to see if the brand drops it in new colors. The fabric feels comfortable and silky smooth, which makes me want to ditch all of my ho-hum workout wear on the spot.

As for the Rebel Leggings, while I appreciate the super-soft fabric, the opacity concerns alone don't make them worth the $64 price tag for me. However, if you love the look or the patterns available, they might be worth trying in a darker color.

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