Run: Inspire Crop II
Wanted to love but...
When I saw these on the sale rack in camo I just had to have them. I've never had with lulu crops before so I didn't try them on, and boy,do I regret that!
I got home and tried them on before a run and they didn't fit my calf! For a crop that's under "Run" you'd think they'd fit a larger calf due to running! Very disappointed and now I'm out $80.
October 17, 2014
like many others, i MAY have a slight lululemon addiction. however, i don't buy anything and everything in the store. there are a handful of styles i like that i just buy in every possible color. THIS was my gateway lululemon drug (i have 9 pairs and counting...). they're comfortable but also great for any physical activity from hiking to spinning to bootcamp. trust me, you'll end up lounging around the house in them too. there is a tiny zipper pocket that most may find useless, but i've been able to fit simple things like my credit card, keys (no keychain), and bobby pins/hair ties. if i could only wear one pair of pants for the rest of my life... it would be the run inspire IIs.
October 17, 2014
I was so excited....
I was so excited when I received my Lululemon bag in the mail. Upon trying these leggings on, however, I immediately regretted buying them. I couldn't see my skin, but my Lululemon underwear outline was extremely visible. After taking them off, I noticed I could see clear as day through them. I have leggings from as far back as 7 years that are still in better shape than these brand new ones. I am 5'1", 110 lbs and wear a size 4, and have the last 5 years.
October 17, 2014
Like a second skin
These crops are really versatile, and comfortable. I wear them to run in, hot yoga, spinning class, and other group fitness classes. The only thing I would change would be to make the zipper a little lighter. For higher impact activities it tends to bounce around a little.
October 15, 2014
comfortable but disappointed
I bought these crops at the end of summer to gear up for the west coast fall running season. I noticed right away when I got home that the seams were sticking out but decided not to return them (my nearest store is 3 hours away). Recently I had someone comment on it and I was embarrassed by the quality.
I have countless lululemon crops, pants and shorts and this is the first pair I have boughten and been immediately disappointed in. They are very comfortable but I do not recommend buying these because the quality isn't going to last.
October 14, 2014
Not the same, sadly
I'm not sure why the quality isn't the same as pants made in 2011 and 2012. They are pulling at the inside bottom hem after only the second wear, on both sides. The same pair, same design, that I purchased on Newbury Street years ago has survived so many washes and looks good as new. Quality control is non existent here, and for the money I'm definitely bummed.
October 14, 2014
Not Worth It
I bought this pants a few months back not only have they ripped twice in the leg area not even near a seam (I brought them in to the Lulu close to me and said their was nothing they could do because I must have caught them on something), they are also totally see through. If all you want to do is stand up in them they are super comfortable but would not recommend doing anything with them. The sheerest pants I have ever owned you can literally see everything just by slightly bending over. Also, with pattern underwear you can still see everything even while standing up. Total waste of money.
October 10, 2014
good pants...great customer service
I wandered into my local showroom, and was recommended these pants. I did NOT think they were for me, and I was actually in the market for some high-rise wunder unders at the time. I tried them on, and was amazed by how comfortable they are and also how secure and covered I feel while wearing them - even though they have mesh insets up to the thighs.
I am typically a Lulu size 8, but I sized down to a 6 for these, and they are not sheer AT ALL (other than a little through the mesh, but that's to be expected).
I got them home, wore them around the house a couple of times, and the seam immediately began unraveling. So I brought them back in to my local store, they replaced them immediately, and this new pair seems to be constructed a little more sturdily.
Overall, I'm super happy with these pants... AND I'm super happy with the customer service at the Syracuse showroom!
These are great for long runs and races, and also for those outdoor runs where you have nowhere to put your keys and id... there are 3 pockets to choose from and all are pretty secure! I can also fit my iphone in one of the pockets if I wear them to the gym!
October 9, 2014
Even the store educator said these were too sheer
I bought these crops a few days ago, loved the fit and feel and LOVED the petal camo design bc it hides all of my imperfections. However, after reading these reviews I went home and did the squat test and asked my bf if he could see anything through the butt/thigh area of the pants, surely he could see everything. Not ideal for the cardio kickboxing and bootcamp workouts I am usually doing.
I returned these crops to my local Boston store and during the return process, the store educator that was assisting me (a male, btw) took the back of the pants and stretched them a bit with his hands and held them up to the light and said, and I quote, "I can't believe how sheer these are!"
You and I both, my friend.
Lulu-I love you guys, this crop is a staple for many of your loyal customers and I have no problem spending $96 as long as the item does its job. These were truly disappointing.
October 8, 2014
So I was extremely excited when my husband gave me money for my birthday to buy new workout clothes, therefore I head to LULU to spend my money since Ive been hearing such great things about their pants. It was extremely busy in the store but i happened to get help from a sales associate since Ive never tried their stuff. I told her I sweat a lot and need something that doesnt show, so she recommended the run inspires....i tried on a 6 which fit great but seemed a little sheer so the lady recommend me to size up to an 8, so i did and they fit, so i bought a black pair and the rose cameo ones. Ive only had these for maybe 2 1/2 - 3 weeks and Im having buyers remorse!!!! Ive only worn my plain black pair twice and both times by the time i get to the gym 9 in the morning they feel really baggy like them are stretching out! They are not holding their shape or feel like there is no compression! I also have to pull the draw string very fair to where they are bunched up on the waist! Im so sad that my pants feel like they are going fall off of me and i paid so much and have only worn them twice.... I finally wore my rose printed pants to the gym today thinking they might be different and they did the same thing :(... I dont know if I should have not listened to the lady and got a size 6 and dealt with a little sheerness, but its too late because my tags are off! By the way I usually wear a xs small to a small in all my other pants...Im 127 lbs
October 7, 2014