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The Pros and Cons of FIGS Scrubs

On the job, your comfort should be a top priority. Long shifts demand a breathable pair of scrubs that fit just right. A single zip, knot or clasp should outfit you for any surprise, and your patients will undoubtedly reap the benefits of your self-ease.

Finding the best scrubs can be challenging. But if you’re looking for a new pair, consider Figs. On the market since 2014, Figs recently updated its products to ensure long-term durability and overall security. Here are some pros and cons of the brand, reviewed by real nurses at FreshRN and Nurse.org:

Pros:

  • A thick, flexible, yoga-pants style waistband
    • According to a number of reviews, the pants feel as comfortable as workout gear.
  • Thicker than most scrubs (but not heavy)
    • With a soft, durable fabric, the material fits very securely. You won’t feel like you need to pull them up or adjust too often.
  • Stylish and wrinkle-free
    • Not baggy like other scrubs. And with different colors to choose from, you’re sure to receive some compliments at work.
  • Water-resistant
    • Heavy fluids roll right off instead of absorbing.
  • Antimicrobial
    • The fabric, lined with the antimicrobial agent silver, helps reduce the spread of hospital-acquired infections
  • For every set purchased, another set is donated to a health care professional in need
    • Click here to learn more about Figs’ Thread for Thread initiative.

Cons:

  • Pricey
    • Approximately $38 for a top and $48 for a bottom.
  • Not enough pocket room
    • Having to juggle many things at once, pockets are often a nurse’s salvation. This Catarina top, though slimming, has only one breast pocket to store your stuff.  
  • Lacking a badge reel clip
    • Unlike some newer scrubs, Figs tops do not come equipped with a small hook near the shoulder to clip your badge onto.

If you’re interested, check out some other bestseller Figs products here for women, and here for men. And if you’re a student, sign up to get 20 percent off your order.

References:
Figs Scrubs Review From a Nurse, FreshRN.
Figs Scrubs Review By Real Nurses – Men’s And Women’s Scrubs, Nurse.org.

Last updated on 10/3/19.

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