Run: Inspire Crop II *All Full-On Luxtreme
Hate the full-on luxtreme!
I recently got these in the pigment multi wave because I absolutely love the print, but I hate the full-on luxtreme! I think their too hot, and although they do compress, they slip down on the waist and I am constantly adjusting. I have them in size 8 which is the same size as all of my other lulu bottoms but for some reason I just don't like the performance and feel of these. If the print wasn't so cute, I'd give them 1 star.
July 23, 2015
After regularly wearing my other pair of lululemons (the classic Wunder Under Crops), I thought I'd change it up with this pair. However, it only took a few weeks of wear for two holes to appear on the left inner seam of my pants. It gave me bad chafing after ripping apart. Very upset about this. Will not be buying the same style again.
July 22, 2015
Not what I expected
First, let me say that I LOVE Lululemon's athletic wear. I ordered these when they went on WMTM. I am very disappointed. I have these in all black and the fit is totally different. I normally wear a size 6 in all Lululemon pants, but these are extremely tight. My 8 year old even commented on how tight they are. They do bunch around the knees making them look strange. I didn't read the reviews before I purchased because my black pair look amazing on me. :) I wish I could return, but I guess I can find some use for them.
Just keep in mind there is something off about these. It's either the fabric or they are sized incorrectly.
July 22, 2015
i love me some full on luxtreme!
I got the pigment wave inspires as a little "changeup" to my workout wardrobe. I have 4 other pair of the normal inspire crops (3 in a size 8 and 1 in a size 10) and find that I had to go down to an 8 to get the compression I love from the full on luxtreme in the regular luxtreme. The full on luxtreme in these is perfect compression, the waist doesn't slip down, and my normal 10 is perfect. Yes, they're a little snug when you first put them on, but as you move they start to relax a smidge and are perfect. I wore them the morning after I got them to a MetCon class and didn't have to adjust at all during burpees, squat jumps, deadlifts, etc. AND!!! NO SHEERNESS!
July 17, 2015
bunches up behind knees
I bought these to do spinning and barre in and as soon as I tried them on I realized they wouldn't work. They were very tight around the calves and I have very bony calves, and there was a ton of bunching behind the knee that it made it really uncomfortable to sit in. I think something about the tightness around my calves meant they couldn't move or adjust at all when sitting. If I didn't like sitting in them I knew I couldn't spin in them, so back they went. Back to the seamless crops and pants from lulu that don't have this problem.
July 16, 2015
Love the Pigment Wave Print!
The Pigment Wave Inspires are awesome! The pattern practically matches with everything. The crops themselves are nice and compressive but not too tight. I didn't find any issues with them falling down or sagging either. I also find the Luxtreme material to be nice and thick, but breathable at the same time. For reference, I am 5'8, 120 and usually wear a size 2. I picked up a 2 in the Pigment Wave Inspires.
July 3, 2015
Excellent Running Tights!
Contrary to reviews of these tights, I love them. I have the manifesto print and I think it is great. It is not raised, and is almost unnoticeable unless you get fairly close. In pictures, the tights look black. I like that. The material is comfortable, flattering, and ideal for running and barre classes. I can run, go to barre, and run errands without skipping a beat. I found they fit true to size.
June 27, 2015
Iridescent Multi Inspire Crops are too tight
I was excited to see the Inspire Crops in Iridescent Multi hit WMTM. I love the print, and I've had a (mostly*) good experience with my two other pairs of Inspire Crops (Chevron Shuffle and a black pair with Stained Glass trim at the waist) which I love wearing in hot yoga. (Plus, the cut of the inspire crops are really cute!)
I just got my size 4 Iridescent Multi inspire crops in the mail --- and have to agree with the reviewer below that they are quite tight! To me, it sees like a fabric issue (rather than a cut issue). Side by side, the I.M. crops seem to be similar in size to my other crops. However, they are significantly less stretchy. I can squeeze myself into them with some effort, however they're less comfortable and don't have the silky, stretchy feel of my other inspires.
Because of the oddly taut nature of the fabric, I do get that weird bunching behind the knees that the other reviewer mentioned as well. It's a bit annoying, and something I haven't had to deal with before. I'm ok with using these for yoga (since I already bought them), but I'm not sure if people who run would be able to tolerate it.
Overall, a really cute print, but the new fabric has some issues. I'm hoping this fabric was a fluke, and that Lululemon will go back to the older, comfier Luxtreme Inspires. Til then, I'll probably hold off purchasing Inspires until I can check them out in person!
*Chevron shuffle had some seam issues where threads would unravel...
June 27, 2015
Disappointed with patterned pant
I own these in black and LOVE them. So when I saw them in print in the "we made too much" section, I felt pretty confident in buying them despite them being final sale. I am a size 8 in the black and they are a touch too big, so I figured the patterned pant would be safe to have in an 8, as well. Unfortunately, they are a bit see through and painfully bunch behind the knee. I'm not sure how they seem both too tight and too big at the same time. Now I'm stuck with a pair of pants I can't wear and am back to wearing the black ones all the time.
June 24, 2015
should have listened to the reviews :(
I practically live in my Run: Inspires for teaching classes like BodyPump, BodyAttack, and indoor cycling. I'm a huge fan of the full-on luxtreme too...until I ordered these in iridescent multi. They are SO SMALL> I am an 8 in everything and regularly buy items off of WMTM without even thinking about sizing, however these are so tiny I had to triple-check the tag to make sure I didn't accidentally order a 4. I could barely squeeze my quads into them! The fabric seems thinner than my other crops and the small amount of give in the fabric makes the pattern so unflattering. I'm incredibly disappointed in this purchase but I guess that's what I get for not trying them on in store! :(
June 24, 2015