Illumina Crop (Print)
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
I bought these crops in Bordeaux for fall running... I wore them in a half marathon race and loved the side pockets for gels/energy chews. Let me say this: my hip literally fractured more than half way through the race. These pants stayed on through two sets of x-rays and 3 ambulance rides. At the final hospital, after that much, there was NO way these pants were getting cut off! Luckily we didn't have to cut them off, and with my surgery, I am rocking the Tracker II shorts now given surgery wounds.
September 14, 2014
on fence but still a good item
I like the luxtreme no mesh idea for these cooler temps. The pseudo reflective materials are also a nice change from the usual.
I am a pocket fiend so that is a plus. The length is good.
I find they fit a little more snug than say the run for fun or run brite at nites. Likely due to the lack of mesh or something....
Overall, I like the coverage and the feel. and the fit is decent - almost like vintage LLL. Good job!
September 12, 2014
Love them, finally!
This crop is amazing. Finally a compressive fit that is not see through when you get into a deep stretch during/after a long run.
I've been waiting for a crop that works well on my long runs with side pockets for phone and nutrition. I don't have to worry about by butt showing if I bend over to stretch!! The reflective detail is nicely placed for low light runs.
First run in them was this past Monday, 22 miles in the heat and humidity of Houston after a long training weekend and the compression was just what I needed. (Getting ready for Ironman)
NO CHAFING NO PULLING - PERFECT!! Material is smooth and fit is like a second skin.
Immediately bought another pair for fall running. IN LOVE just make another version a little longer 17-19" length?! More Colors too! :)
September 10, 2014
I owe 5 pairs of Lulu running capri. The Illumina is myfavorite!!!
Outstanding compression and quality. Great tummy support, Very comfortable, stays put. Old Lululemon quality is back!! Im size 4, 5.4"
September 9, 2014
Finally LULU has out done the rest and is back to the quality we know and love!!! Compressive, reflective, light weight and most importantly NOT SEE THROUGH!!! These crops have all the bells and whistles for an awesome comfortable workout from squats to street running. Pocket on side perfect size for the ever expanding screen sized phones, reflective trimmings on the sides and back of the lower hem, and compressive legs for optimum blood flow return. Could it get any better, maybe with more colors!!! GREAT JOB DESIGN TEAM!!!
September 6, 2014
Great running crops!
I bought this in Bd/Berry color, Very beautiful combo. I love it is very compressive and not sheer at all. I think it is tts, I am 5'1.5", 107lb, size 4 fits perfect. I have enough black crops, now I'm thinking to get the inkwell one as well. :)
September 2, 2014
New Favorite Crops!
I am 5'7, 125 and roughly 32-24-35. I wear a 4 in Lulu and usually run in 4-Way Stretch Speed Shorts or Inspire II Crops.
I tried on both the 4s and 6s (black) since the recent Run A Marathon crops ran so tiny, but these fit true to my normal Lulu size. The inseam hit near the biggest part of my larger-than-average calves, but the seam is nice and wide and doesn't dig into me at all.
Comparing the look and feel of regular Luxtreme in Inspire IIs to the Full-On Luxtreme in these crops: Full-On Luxtreme is much heavier, making the Illumina great for cooler temps. (I think. It's still 100+ degrees here.) The thicker Full-On Luxtreme offers super snug compression so I don't have to worry about them sliding down as I workout. In less elegant words...the crotch stays at my crotch. Super plus. Also, not a hint of bulging or sheerness.
So happy to see crops with side pockets, reflectors, a back zipper and a stellar fit. Well done LLL!
August 29, 2014
The fit is excellent! Love the shorter length, I'm 5'4''. Bought the burgundy color. Lovely color, nice change from my usual black! Very solid when bending over, not see thru at all. Side panels make these a little heavy, perfect for running and when the gym gets chillier.
August 29, 2014
Finally! A crop that is not see through when I do squats!
This is my first purchase from lulu in over a year because I had been disappointed with the quality for the price. I hope this is a sign of things to come
August 28, 2014