Run: Inspire Crop II
Uncomfortable and Embarassing
First let me start off by saying that I have a pair of Inspire Crops made with the luon fabric that have some serious running mileage on them and they are absolutely my favourites. They would get a million-star rating. The luxtreme version, however is a different story.
I was excited to try the luxtreme version of the inspire crop but after wearing them only once am very disappointed. The colour I purchased was black because I thought that would avoid the embarrassing sweat issue but that turned out to not be the case. I wore them after just one rowing practice which was about a 35-minute workout and the embarrassing sweat issue was pretty prevalent. They were also not overly comfortable behind my knees. I would never wear these running. Since there is no lulu store where I live, my options are fairly limited and will have to keep them. Absolutely not worth the $96.
August 3, 2015
Everything I have for running or exercising is from lululemon. I always buy running crops, leggings, tanks, etc. I was looking for another pair of crops with the block-it pocket, as I have found it to be a necessary life-saving feature for my keys so I decided to give these a try. I have to say I'm incredibly disappointed: I had to pull these crops up with every few steps (an issue I've never experienced with lululemon crops in the past)or any of my other leggings either, also, they're not breathable whatsoever, so it is a pain when running long distances like I do. I feel so frustrated! that after spending $100 on a pair of pants that don't work for the purpose they were intended, I'll probably have to throw them out. I definitely won't be wearing them again. Unfortunately, I don't have the purchase recipe so I guess I waste my money on this one I am a big fun of Lululemon but I am very dissappointed.
August 3, 2015
I wear these for yoga, running, and general out on errands or hanging out clothes! perfect for everything ad is extremely breathable. They're comfortable yet do not sag or fit uncomfortably or loosely in any area. spot on lulu
July 30, 2015
Don't understand the hype...
After a terrible experience with a different pair of lululemon pants, I exchanged them with high hopes for these. I sweat a lot when I workout and take a lot of spin classes so there is a lot of sweat in the crotch region. The first pair of pants I got were bright purple and you could see all the sweat; it looked like I peed myself! I had high hopes for the second pair of pants once I exchanged them, and I was told these would be better for high impact activities. Once again all of the sweat showed after spin class. On top of that, there are a lot of seams in general in these pants, which made being on the bike uncomfortable. I'm going to stick to my Nike dri-fit pants, but am disappointed in the quality of lulu pants.
July 21, 2015
Hole Two Months In
I did enjoy this item for the first two months, but I just found a hole in the back and some of the stitching is coming undone. I'm super bummed - especially after shelling out a good amount of $$ for quality pants.
July 21, 2015
I love these crops. They were my first purchase and oh boy did I get it right. I now have 2 pairs in black and they hold up well. When you have thicker legs some options are simply not available. About these specifically, they are flattering and feel ahmazing. I go hiking in them as well as sessions with my trainer and Crossfit. I get down and dirty in them is my point. I'm a 10 now but was a 12 and frankly, I find them to be quite flattering.
July 21, 2015
Better the 2nd time around
I love the fit of these crops. It holds you in all the right places! However, after 3 months, the seams around the crotch started unraveling. Thank goodness for Lulu's awesome quality policy and my local store gladly switched them out for me. I've had my new pair for 2 weeks and so far they are holding up. For reference, I bought a size 2. I'm 5'3" 100lbs and they fit like a glove! Please make more colors!!!
July 20, 2015
I might be one of very few people that does not like the mesh, but it is not conducive for some activities! I love the original material that did not include the mesh inner leg lining so thought I would like these even more!
The mesh is not flattering for girls with thick legs, and additionally it irritates my skin when cycling or running. I thought it would go away if I got used to wearing them a few times, but it has not.
I do love the stretch that the overall material creates, and I don't have any concerns that the crops will slip down or that the waist will roll down when I am working out. If Lulu ever brings back the original Inspire Crop with no mesh, I will be the first in line to grab them!
July 19, 2015
I have a little over 4 pairs of Lululemon corps. I run 5 days a week so I wear them 2xs a week and wash them right after my run. I've read comments about these ripping and losing their fit, however mine have latest well over 4 years. They are expensive but well worth it.
I've ran with Nike Fit and Reebok, nothing beats Lululemon, Under Armour, and Asics *running* gear.
July 17, 2015
Love, hate relationship
I bought these last fall and immediately fell in love. I still love the fit and the mesh panels (even though I wear them 1-2 times a week) and how lightweight they are. However, I am not a fan of how sheer they are. I can totally forget about bending over and/or squatting. They're completely sheer not just on my backside but my knees as well. I do a lot of agility training, and I have to be conscious of this fact while I'm working out. Running, they're great, although I sweat a lot and can sometimes see sweat stains which dry relatively quick though thanks to the quick dry fabric. They are also starting to pill, and the seams are showing signs of wear and tear even though I have had them less than a year. Love these, I just wish I could do squats and lunges without flashing everyone.
July 15, 2015