Run: Inspire Crop II *All Full-On Luxtreme
Super fun prints! minor issues
I bought a size 6 (my normal size) which fit fine! I had tried on a size 8 but they looked and felt identical so I went with the 6 only because the 8 flared out slightly around my calves. Having worked out a few times in them I now wish I had purchased the 8's. They aren't too tight but the 8's would have been less constricting.
I wear them to Crossfit sessions and really like them for lifting but find them too tight to run longer distances in (I got really hot - also where I think size 8 would be better)
Overall I am happy with them, I just made the mistake of not buying a size up.
April 24, 2015
Something has changed for the better!
I bought my first pair of full-on luxtreme inspires in black camo last year. They were so tight I could barely get them on. Given the strict return policy, although I loved the look of them and the silky feel of the fabric, I returned them as I was not about to be stuck with a pair of almost $100 crops I didn't feel comfortable in.
When the chevron shuffle pair went to WMTM I decided to give them a try. Low and behold I love them! I bought them in the same size as the black camo so I have to think something has changed in the fabric or the different pattern has resulted in more stretch to the fabric.
They are not sheer and they do not slide down on me. I wore them for a workout and they were very comfortable. For reference I am 5'4" and 120 lbs. I bought a size 6 and highly recommend this funky and fun print!
April 10, 2015
Love the chevron fatigue inspires
I bought the chevron fatigue inspires on MD in the store last weekend. I love the geometric pattern and fit. The rise is higher than my secret garden inspire crops and very comfortable. I put the crops to test in a sweety HIIT class this week. I did not have to pull the crops up once. There are absolutely no sweet marks mentioned in another review. By the way, I only buy lulu pants and crops that make my butt look good. The geometric pattern does the magic!
They fit tts for me, 5'1'' 108lb, and I bought size 4.
April 9, 2015
I have about 3 other pairs of the Run:Inspire crops and I love them. When I saw these in the "Prisma Multi Guava Lava Boom Juice" color I was sold! Now that I've worn them to work out, I have to say I'm a bit disappointed.
First off, let's start with the fact that these are still selling for full price on the website, when I got them for $44 in store. Weird.
Secondly, although the pattern on these pants is really cool, it looses it's vibrancy when it's stretched across my legs. So the color of the pant looks paler on my thighs than it does on my calves. I have a lot of bright patterned workout pants (not Lululemon brand) and this has never been an issue before.
And thirdly, I guess I didn't think too much about how these pants are "full on luxtreme". Because of that, they don't have the same stretchiness or "snap back" as my regular Run:Inspire crops do. After one wear they already feel a bit stretched out.
So there it is. Not Lululemon's best product, but what are ya gonna do? Do I love these pants? Eh. Will all of the above stop me from wearing them? Nope.
March 31, 2015
Had so much potential
I LOVED these crops when I tried them on in the store. I bought the chevron shuffle fatigue green black/black/heathered slate. The pattern is super flattering. They felt great when I was running, and taking workout classes BUT I don't think I can wear them in public anymore besides 'to and from'. They show ALL your sweat....like ALL of it. I got up in my rowing class looking like I peed my pants!!! I gave them another try just working out at the gym and....again really embarrassed. I am super disappointed in these bottoms; I really wanted them to be my next favorites.
March 28, 2015
Blue lotus camo love!
I love, love these. Fit in my opinion is true to size and are definitely not sheer. Fabric is not as thick as the plain black full on lux but I have been told by educators that because of the print, fabric will feel differently. I have no issues with them sliding down and they feel very light. Color is gorgeous one of my favs as opposed to the green.
For reference I'm 5'7 157 lbs ordered my usual 8 and no issues!
March 27, 2015
Great Look Terrible Fit
I have about 5 pairs of Run Inspire Crops and love them all, by far my favorite workout pant. When I ordered these I was expecting them to fit the same as all the others... I ordered the same size but these pants are WAY too tight when working out. I regret wearing them but didn't have a choice because I work out at lunch and failed to pack another option(I trusted they would be consistent with my previous purchases). Due to lululemons insane return policy I now have a $96 pair of workout pants I'll never workout in again. I love lululemon but I am extremely disappointed by this purchase.
March 26, 2015
Chevron print is the hottest thing around!
I love these pants for running and spinning and the chevron print DID NOT disappoint. Cute enough to wear as casual pants and for workout - have received tons of compliments. Sizing on these, as usual, is a little big. I am usually a 12, but 10 is good for these because of the luxtreme. More fun patterns like the chevron! I have no doubt this print will sell out, so if you are thinking about buying - don't hesitate for a second, they are worth the price tag.
March 17, 2015
I haven't purchased any lulu products for a couple of years because I have found the quality that is was 5-10 years ago has went down. I purchased these on wmtm and was pleasantly surprised! They fit true to size and the fabric is great! I haven't worn them yet so I really hope the quality doesn't disappoint after a few wears. I hope these change my mind about lulu quality again!
March 13, 2015
Cute print, horrible print placement
Unfortunately, I will have to return the first pair that I ordered of these printed pants online because the way the fabric was cut with the placement of the print made it look like there were 2 large brown marks on my rear end, which would annoy me every time I wore them. My husband laughed when he saw it. Hopefully the 2nd pair looks more normal, and more like the product photo which seems to have no brown splotches on the back side. I still like the print. Unfortunately, it took Lulu/Fedex a whole week to deliver the item, so that means I only have a week left from the date on my invoice to get the 1st pair returned and probably can't wait until I get the 2nd pair before I return them. Did I mention I hate Lulu's return policy?
I'm not sure exactly why people thought these pants run big, however, since they fit me exactly TTS -- I ordered my normal size 4 and they the same as all of my other Inspire IIs.
March 11, 2015