This Kickstarter Is Creating Pantyhose That Are (Actually) Indestructible
Yes, they even pass the ring-snag test.
We've all been there: that moment (most likely right before a big meeting) when your ring or the corner of a table snags your tights, creating a big, conspicuous run. One Kickstarter campaign is trying to make this cringe-worthy moment a thing of the past. Sheerly Genius is a company on a mission to create the first-ever "rip-proof, snag-proof, lifeproof" pair of pantyhose.
If snag-proof pantyhose become a reality, we have material science to thank. Constructed of ballistic grade fibers, these pantyhose are up to 10 times stronger than steel and are tested to last for up to 50 wears. Plus, these non-toxic fibers are also naturally antibacterial, so while you'll still want to wash them, these stockings will stay fresh for longer. And when they're ready for a cleaning, simply place them in the reusable wash bag that comes with each pair and throw it into your washing machine.
All of that innovation doesn't come cheap. Currently, each pair is priced to pre-order for $79. While this is definitely an investment piece, considering that each $5 pair of drugstore tights only seems to last two wears, a pair that can withstand 50 wears seems well-worth the initial cost. The common dangers Sheerly Genius pantyhose promise to survive include ring snags, Velcro, and even sharp manicures. And if they don't pass your test? You can return them within 30 days for a full refund.
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The company says that their pantyhose were designed to look great on all body types, while reinforced seams and an invisible waistband hold everything in. Sizes range from small to XXL, so consult the company's size chart to make sure you're getting the right fit. Pre-order your pair now on sheerlygenius.com, then just try to carefully avoid snags until the official launch next fall.