Great crops, poor quality
I was so excited to finally commit to my first purchase at Lululemon! I've loved the look and feel of their products for a long time and generally can only afford to window shop, so you can imagine my excitement when I finally took home my first pair. After trying the crops on in store, I knew these would be perfect for my long-distance runs since the compression and fit was impeccable. Unfortunately, after wearing the crops running for the first time, I noticed a fairly significant fray in the front seam (for adjusting the waist band). I had help from an employee in store picking sizes so I know the fray wasn't from trying to squeeze into too small of a size. Although the fray doesn't affect the functionality of the crops, I'm disappointed that after one wear my pants are already falling apart. I saved the tag but they are no longer attached to the pants so the return policy is now void. After this purchase, I am tentative about investing more into Lululemon products.
September 25, 2014
Beware of the seams
It's been a battle to find pants that fit my petite stature (5'0, 90 lbs). I finally decided to suck it up and purchase these pants since they fit so well lengthwise and they come with 5 pockets. This was my first purchase from Lululemon. I want to love the pants but I am pretty disappointed. After I put them on for the first time for a run, I noticed the manufacturer did not place the seams properly at the legs and the crotch area. Unfortunately, due to the return policy, I am not able to bring these back for an exchange. The seams are uneven and twisted on the legs as seen in the pictures. When I try to twist the pants to adjust the seams, the pants feel twisted and start pulling in all the other areas. One of the seams hit at my knee bone which is a little concerning as it can rub. Luckily these pants offered enough compression that I had no problem on my short run. I can't speak for longer distances but I don't think I will be able to wear these on longer runs. My mom is a seamstress and in her opinion, this is unacceptable for $88 pants.
There are many things I love about these pants, but the seams bother me so much I can't take my mind of it. So buyer beware of the seams and I suggest trying on the pants in the store. If it wasn't for the seams, I'd give the pants 5 stars.
September 23, 2014
Love the Inkwell, Hate the Dune Print
The crop itself is fantastic. Everything I'm always looking for: good compression, deep side pockets, reflective details, great fit, and no sheerness. I first bought them in inkwell and loved them. So much so that I decided I wanted to try the fun print, but unfortunately I didn't feel the love with those. The reverse side is dune colored, so when they stretch, the pattern gets lighter, which does not do great things for my bum. You can even somewhat tell in the picture on the website, but I wasn't sure if it was just an illusion.
I definitely recommend the crop, but only in the solid colors. Would love to see a fun print as long as it had a black reverse side or didn't lighten when stretched.
Would have given it five stars, but knocked one off for the printed version.
September 23, 2014
at 5ft tall..... these are the perfect length! they are also nice & thick (like the good old days!) no see thru :) LOVE the side pockets even more than the other side pocket styled lulu tights. these are more "internal" so whatever you store doesn't stick out like a huge bulge from your legs (never flattering). I'm going to get more! thank you, lulu - for making these in the quality that I grew to love back in the day.
September 22, 2014
Better than Inspires for Shorties
I know everyone loves the Inspires, but they are too long for me and end up looking like full-length tights (I'm 5'0), so I'm always looking for the shorter crops. These are great. I ran in them, rode my bike, and did Crossfit in them. The length is perfect, the waistband doesn't move and they make my butt look cute. Fit perfectly in my normal 4.
September 21, 2014
I really wanted to love these, but they just didn't work. Not enough compression, the bottom hit at the thickest part of my calves, and they just weren't attractive. Returned them at my local store, too many other things I would rather spend this kind of money on. For reference I bought my regular crop/pant size (10).... Don't know if sizing up would have helped because my local store doesn't have them.
September 19, 2014
Its been said- compressive, thick, great pocket & reflective features. I love the length (5'5 145) and ordered my usual 8 in the cadet blue.
September 17, 2014
best tights ever!!
Have a generous size 16 booty (aus) and large thighs and bought the 10. These are the best tights I have ever had. They actually provide great supportive compression for me but are not a struggle to get on. The fullux fabric is thicker than the normal luxtreme which I like because I feel they control any wobbly bits much better. I am going to buy a second pair because I love the supportive feel. I like the detail on these and love the options of the pockets. I bought the black. Well done lulu, fullux is an absolute winning fabric.
September 17, 2014
New favorite run crop!
I am in love with these crops. Here's why: they're compressive, they have nice reflective detail, I love the mesh over the reflective material-nice design touch, these feel and look like quality crops, I love the side pockets, and they are definitely opaque in the deepest of squats. They're also super comfy, flattering, and I love the inkwell and Bordeaux drama options.
They also wash great & function great for running & the gym. I often end my runs at the gym, and I like the side pockets for stashing my phone & keys while I work out.
These are worth every penny. I found them a snug tts, but definitely not snug enough to size up. I'm 5'5" ~113lbs, lean build & took my usual 4. I ended up purchasing the ink & Bordeaux drama.
September 16, 2014
I love everything about these crops. The fabric is nice and thick- no see through issues here. It feels like quality. I wore these during a 5k and then aerobic exercises and never had to adjust them. The temperature was around 50 degrees and they kept me warm enough without making me feel overheated later on. I threw them in the wash (by themselves) and they look like they did when I took them out of the plastic. I purchased the blue, size 4 (114 lbs 5'6"). They were snug, but not uncomfortable and I'd guess that's what kept them in place so well. Great running crop!
September 15, 2014