a sweat-wicking, four-way stretch fabric that's cool to the touch and fits like a second skin - this technical fabric offers support and smooth, low-friction performance
lightweight, stretchy and moisture-wicking, this fabric holds you in and breathes at the same time, making it perfect for all kinds of sweaty business
why we made this
Thomas Edison said that genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. We're fully committed to that ninety-nine percent so we included Mesh panels to keep the air flowing and plenty of pockets to stash our essentials while we take on the world.
fabric + features
Luxtreme® fabric is breathable and sweat-wicking with four-way stretch
strategically placed Mesh behind the knees helps you keep your cool
stash fuel and essentials in the secure back zipper pocket and two waistband pockets
I was recommended these crops from a Lululemon sales associate and absolutely love them! They fit me well, are comfortable and are not sheer at all! The drawstring waist is convenient for adjusting the size, and the hidden pocket at the back is perfect for holding a key or some money during a run. I really enjoy the mesh, which keeps me cool during those hot days! I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a comfortable and durable crop.
August 28, 2014
half-marathon-approved and hot-yoga-approved
I love these crops. When training for a half marathon earlier this year, I found myself reaching exclusively for these every time. I did the actual race in them too, and was comfortable and supported the entire time -- never had to even think about adjusting or fidgeting. They breathed great even in direct sunlight on a humid, 30+ degree day!
I also discovered, thanks to a particularly lazy week for laundry, that these crops work just great at hot yoga. The luxtreme and mesh panels wick away sweat and let my legs breathe (despite the longish length). I now prefer wearing these instead of my usual Groove shorts or Boogie shorts, since the fabric allows better grip than bare, sweaty skin. I've had zero issues with sheerness in the butt, even though these aren't designed for yoga.
August 28, 2014
I'm surprised by so many negative reviews, so I had to add mine. I got these months ago leading up to the SF Marathon. I did all my long runs (18-21 miles) and plenty of other runs in these crops. I've had no problems with seams coming undone, or chafing, or pilling. And I'm a 5'9" size 10, not some little girl with no thighs.
I'm wondering if problems occur here when people order the wrong size. I certainly *could* have bought a size 8 (the wide waistband is forgiving, the fabric stretches a lot of course), but I opted upward with the idea that in mile #17, the last thing I want to be thinking of is if I feel constricted in any way. As it was, the last thing I thought about during marathon training and during the marathon (woot! so fun!) was anything about my crops at all. They're that good.
August 26, 2014
don't hold up
I really wanted to love these -- they fit well, especially for girls with a curvier hip/waist ratio (no pulling up all the time! yay!), and they are very comfortable. Unfortunately, I had the same issue as other reviewers with the pants completely unravelling at the seams within 1-2 months, even with scarce use, delicate/cold water washes and no dryer. Definitely expected them to hold up better considering the price.
August 22, 2014
loved my old ones but new ones weren't the same :(
I've been in love with Lululemon and your amazing products for years and years! The Run Inspire crops are the staple for my workouts, which have changed over the years from sprint training to cross fit. I was truly saddened when my most recent pair of crops (I bought them at the beginning of this summer, around June) are already coming apart at the inner seams! Pilling started happening only after a couple of weeks! As I've been a long time buyer of these tights, I know I have the right size and know that usually the quality of the pants is exceptional! I'm really disappointed and am not really sure what to do!
August 21, 2014
These crops have become my favorite crops since I run everyday. They actually stay up and I do not have to worry about them falling down while I run. However, I purchased them in solid black and they are piling and unraveling at the seems. I always wash my run inspires together on cold and they have never been placed in the dryer.
August 20, 2014
LOVE LOVE LOVE
These are my absolute favorite leggings! I own two pairs and I wear them everywhere. They are worth every penny. Highly recommend them to everyone! I am usually a size small and the 6's fit perfect
August 20, 2014
Great at first, but not so much anymore
I was in love with these crops at first. I swore by these crops, but unfortunately as weeks passed, I slowly started to realize that I paid way too much money. I bought my first pair of these and after a few weeks of working out in them they started pilling in the inner thigh area. I always only machine wash these in cold water and then air dry them. I have never once put these in the dryer. I was really afraid I was doing something wrong or that I may have gotten a defective pair, so I was naive and went back and bought a second pair because I really loved them. Same exact thing happened with the second pair I bought. I am really disappointed because these are really expensive running crops, and I just feel like these crops are only made to last for girls who have a thigh gap, which in all reality is about 1% of the population. I really loved them at first, but I haven't even had them for that long and they are already pilling and the fabric just does not hold up. I really wanted to love you Lululemon...
August 19, 2014
Best crops ever
I bought these crops after looking at many different pairs from other brands. I finally decided that the Run Inspire Crops were the best looking and most comfortable. I've had these crops for over half a year and they still look like new! I wear them at least once a week and they are perfectly in tact with no pilling. I recommend these crops to everyone I know and they are definitely worth the money!
August 16, 2014
Loved at first, but not as much anymore
I really loved these crops and own three pairs of them. They were my first lululemon purchase and all I wanted to spend my money on at the store after that. I am really disappointed in the seams in the inner thighs though, as one pair has completely ripped and has a solid 1"-1 1/2" size hole in it and the other pair is holding together by a few threads. I have nearly $200 worth of crops that I cannot wear and its frustrating. Although they are not brand new, I owned both pairs for well less than a year, and with moderate wear, they are ruined, which is unacceptable for the price that these things cost. I've owned many pairs of similar athletic crops by various other brands for years without this amount of damage so quickly. I take care of them with washing and hang drying so I don't really understand why this is happening.
August 15, 2014