Run: Inspire Crop II *All Luxtreme
Not the same.
I loved my Inspire Crops. I got my first pair almost 4 years ago - my only pair - and wear them to teach both yoga/pilates classes as well as my low impact/strength class. Wore them two, three times a week. The seams finally split. But I figured, hey, I got my money's worth.
I went to my store to get a replacement in time for classes but they only had this version in my size (which was weird. A single size 6 pair in the whole store? Whatever). I like to use my instructor discount, so to the store I went. And I tried them on, noticed the thicker fabric, but figured, they'll be fine. They look great, and how different can they be?
The answer is: very different. They seem to be lower cut (especially in the back, which seems lower than the front), and they don't stay put in the waist. The waist, which was perfect for me on my old pair, is not flattering. And it's annoying.
These might work for you. They work for me if I am not moving very much, or if I am not teaching, when all eyes are on me and I have to be adjusting and pulling on my pants. But they definitely don't fit the same as my old crops. I will save up (again) and wear these until I can't stand it or until I can afford a pair of the original version again. I hope those fit the same! I am hoping it is just this version that fits like this.
October 12, 2014
Sweat Doesn't Show!
Usually when I work out with anything grey or white, as soon as I sweat, my sweat shows. But I've gone for 10k runs in these and not once has my sweat showed through the material! If you run in the rain the rain will show on the outside, but having darkened thighs is better than the alternative. I would not recommend these for running in any temperatures below 0 Degrees Celsius. They breathe well on inside workouts but they do little to stop rain and wind and your legs will be cold. Not the warmest, but sweat does not show, so I can't complain.
October 11, 2014
Love this pattern, BUT...
I purchased these in store yesterday and was really hoping to love them. I own two pairs of the run inspire crop IIs in black and constantly wear them. I was hoping to add another pair, in a different print. My store had a limited selection, but I decided to spend a little more and try the Full-On Luxtreme model. The camo print sold me. These definitely have a different fit than the regular inspire crop IIs. They look terrible on and are sheer! I am disappointed with the inconsistency in the sizing and the quality of these crops. I am sad I spent $92 on these and will think twice about purchasing anything at Lululemon again. I took the tags off as I have worn an 8 in this brand for years, so it looks like I am stuck with these sheer, poorly-fitting and uncomfortable crops. I would not suggest these!
October 7, 2014
LOVE the pattern
I got my usual size 4 (5'4, 120 lbs) because I'm so obsessed with the camo. I LOVE these for casual wear and always get compliments on them. They're very TTS.
The only reason I rated these 4 stars is because for working out I always feel like they're falling down. It's not until I'm a little bit sweaty that they feel secure. Lululemon please fix this!!
October 4, 2014
Different fit than the regular lux inspires
I ordered the green camo inspires assuming they would fit like all my other run inspire crops and I was very disappointed because these fit very different in the waist. I could barely work out in them because every time I squatted I would have to pull them back up. Im not sure if it is because the material has less give or if they are actually cut lower but they roll down just when walking.
September 28, 2014
Not a Fan
I ordered the black camo, very fond of the print. I don't find them see through as other reviewers have stated.
I have three pairs of the Run: Inspire II crops but none in the Luxtreme fabric. My regular size 8 feels very small. I work as a massage therapist and prefer something with a bit more stretch to them. So I could see how someone more active might like the compression type feel.
I gave these a 3 because I'm unsure if I will bother keeping them. I imagine I'll return them and get a second pair of the seek the heat crops instead. I don't think they're worth $92.00.
September 22, 2014
I bought these crops for a running class I'm taking this semester. I was so in love with them when I tried the crops on, however, after one class with a little jogging and some stretching, I noticed a small hole in the crops on the left thigh. Disappointed doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about these crops. I've been an avid lover of all things lulu, but this is just ridiculous. I've never had a problem before with run inspire crops, and they're always my go to pair when running but I refuse to pay 90 dollars for a crop that lasts me one run.
September 20, 2014
these do not breathe well
These Run Insipre II: All Luxtreme in heathered deep coal/fa14 quilt 31/deep coal do not breathe well. I own several pairs of Inspires (all luxtreme and the vented versions), many luxtreme crop iterations, and I own the wunder under crops in full on luxtreme. Of all my luxtreme bottoms, the luxtreme that comprises this particular print is unlike the luxtreme of all my other pairs. These are not silky to the touch, are scratchy, they bag under my bottom, and, worst of all, provide absolutely no airflow to the legs.
I wore these this morning to my regular bootcamp class and got so overheated. Halfway through the class I ended up pulling the crops halfway up my thigh for relief. I've never had to do that before... Also, the "down there" sweat was pretty noticeable with these on. For what it's worth though, I do tend to sweat heavily, and most of my colored lulu crops show sweat down there. Sweat marks are something I can live with and am not too bothered by.
I'm disappointed, as I really love the heathered coal color of these crops. They do look awesome on and are very compressive. However, sadly, as someone who "runs hot" these will not get much, if any, wear after today's experience.
September 17, 2014
These are sheer. For $100 that is really upsetting. I love the pattern, fit, and details. I just wish I had read the other reviews before purchasing the black camo.
September 14, 2014
the fabric is not flexible and as what was said in the review, yes, you have to size up...but the print is cute...
September 14, 2014