Zooop it what? For those of you who are not up on the latest fashion craze, the idea of a onesie for adults probably makes about as much sense as the FedEx Cup point system, but for those in the know, celebrities like Ryan Gosling and One Direction are making it the hottest new fashion trend. Ahh but not all onesies are created equal, and when it comes to single item comfort Zooop It Up is the cream of the crop.
When I was asked by Zooop It Up to do a review I was prepared to respectively decline. That is until I told my 15 year old daughter about the company, who, after a quick look at their website, was literally freaking out about the possibility of getting one of these ultra premium onesies.
Ultra premium? What the heck can be premium about the pajama style we all wore from age 1 to 8? Sure, we all loved our Star Trek or Scooby Doo pajamas with footsies but we are grown people now. Do you really think anyone who tips more than 25 pounds should even consider such a move?
First off, the Zooop It Up onesie is no ordinary jumpsuit. It is what I would call super premium. How so? Well, let’s start with the fleece material which is insanely warm and soft. Made from 80% cotton and 20% polyester, the Zooop It Up has found a perfect blend of soft. Next, zippers and pockets. The zippers are basically industrial strength. Huge teeth make zipping up and down a snap (actually a zip). Plus, for us manfolk, there are two zippers making it easy to get you our essential equipment. Even the ends of the zippers are large and easy to use. Not like the ones we had that would get stuck down inside the lining and required pair of pliers to find the tab.
Speaking of zippers, you will note the Zooop It Up has a hood which can be zipped all the way up. Perhaps not super functionable, but just in case you feel the desire, you can literally Zooop It Up all the way up.
For this review, I took the opportunity to use my trip to Mount Rainier as testing ground for Zooop It Up performance and style. NOTE: my trip to Mt. Rainier was not a simple plane trip. No, I spent two full days on a train traveling from Chicago to Seattle which would give me ample time to live the life of leisure aboard 1865 transportation.
Honesty time: I could not bring myself to wear the Zooop It Up on the train. I totally wimped out. However, my daughter literally wore her Zooop It Up for about 40 of the 48 hours we were crossing the northern boarder of the United States. From the cabin to the dining car to the observation deck and even outside in the bitter N. Dakota train station to take in some sights, the Zooop It Up was the outfit of choice. Why, you ask? Let’s talk performance.
Back to me. Safe in the comfort of our rental house, could I possibly pull off a golf ball printed onesie? Probably not but I had a job to do and I was dead set on getting some feedback from by friends. Without warning I marched into the kitchen head to toe in pure comfort. Casually making a cocktail, I inquired what was the dinner plan. Unexpectedy, the response was not “what in the heck are you wearing”. Instead it was “we are having pasta and by the way, nice outfit”. The fact is I got zero ribbing from my fellow vacationers. Thinking I would just make a quick appearance then get back in a pair of jeans, I ended up donning the Zooop It Up the entire evening. The way I saw it, heck I was on vacation and nothing says “I am off the clock” like Zooop It Up.
So yea, Zooop It Up is not your mainstream outfit but neither was LoudMouth Golf Apparel and guess what, they make about a bazillion dollars in sales. Zooop It Up is similar in that fashion. Founded by a man who went through a tough period in life in which he wore varying quirkily-styled underwear, Zooop It Up is trying to turn the world of comfort wear on it’s ear.
Zooop It Ups come in a ton of styles. They offer both long and short version so you can have one for warmer temps. They also have a Terry Cloth model which is lighter than the fleece.
Zooop It Up onesies can be purchased on the Zooop It Up website.