Run: Inspire Crop II *Block-It Pocket
Great crops... but not for short ladies...
Buying a pair of Lululemon crops has been on my bucket list for many years. Previously, as a plus size woman, I was unable to fit into lulu sizes. After losing over 70lbs, I finally got to the exciting point where I could buy my first pair! I bought the Run Inspire Crop II and while the quality has been great and the material is not sheer, I do have one BIG PROBLEM with these crops... I am 5'1" and even the CROPS are WAY too long on me. They basically stop at my ankles meaning that the mesh that is supposed to sit behind my knees for the benefit of breathability, actually sits behind my calves. I think it is absolutely fantastic that you offer free alterations but these crops cannot be altered. I wish that Lululemon would offer petite sizes... I was able to get down to the right size but I cannot grow taller. Sadly, this may mean that these Lulu bottoms may be the first and last to my collection :(
November 23, 2014
Great Gear for running
I bought this legging in store and almost wear it everyday. It does worth the price. I do not quite understand why some people leave the comment saying that it is see through. For me, it does not see through at the butt area at all. However, at the back of the knee, it does see through because of the fabric that keeps you dry when running. The flexibility is really good and I really love the back pocket as it keeps the personal items from getting wet. I usually kept my phone, ID, and a credit card in that when I am running and I can hardly feel the existence of them. And when I was checking out in the store, the staff told me the crop can only be hand washed and cannot be put into the dryer. I do wash those by hand every time. But it does not take me much effort. It's really easy to clean. I participated in the color run last month, and it was covered with power almost everywhere. I just rinsed it 2-3 times, and it is all clean. Thank you lulu for such a great running crop.
November 19, 2014
The Best LuLus Yet!!!
These lulus are amazing! I have had the same pair for almost 3 years now, and couldn't imagine them not in my wardrobe. Out of all my many, many Lulu's, these are my all time favourite. I would highly recommend them. The stitching down the legs makes you look more toned, and the slick material does NOT attract dog / cat hair - which is a real plus!!!
Unfortunately, I moved this past weekend and they were the only thing that went missing. So sad :( Because of this, I've had to wear my other LuLus, and the amount of pet hair that sticks to them is outrageous! Moral of the story - I need a new pair of these AMAZING LuLus!!!
November 18, 2014
my first experience with the sheer problem
I bought a pair of these without trying them on, as I have two other pairs of the same crops, which I really love. I got home (no Lulu store for an hour in any direction) to find that this pair is see through when I bend over. Now I have to go through the hassle of returning them.
Hugely disappointed. It's bizarre Lulu is still in business when you can't trust that your purchase will be the quality of the same product you have already. :( I'll spare everyone a picture!
November 18, 2014
go a size down
I love the first pair of lulu's i got bc they were the first crops that stayed in place and i didnt have to adjust. This pair unfortunately was not the same. They definetly needed to be adjusted and pulled up more than once. I wasnt sure if maybe they were a different material than my last so i tried to compare. My old ones didnt have the tag any longer so i wasnt able to. :( BUT i did notice that their is a HUGEEEEE difference in sizing. Both size 8 but the older ones are at least 3 inches smaller in the waist. I guess i will just need to size down in the future. Not able to exchange them either :/ better luck in the future.
October 29, 2014
I am a big fan of Lulu, it is expensive but I still buy it because Lulu made me look good. I loved this pant, it made me look so good. It was very comfortable, and hold all my bits together. I loved it so much I wore it almost everyday. One day it was not dry enough after wash, I put it in the dryer on low. To my surprise the mesh bit of the pant have bits burn hole on it. I am so very sad that my favorite pant is ruined.
October 25, 2014
My favorite training/running crops
I don't usually write reviews but I was surprised to see many negative reviews for these crops and wanted to share my (different) experience with them. I own a couple of pairs of these and I wear them to the gym for training sessions and cardio workouts 5-6 times a week. I've had them for over a year and they still appear new. There are no holes, tears, or damages to them. I would definitely recommend them for anyone looking for comfortable and fitting crops.
October 24, 2014
First look at the brand
I have been eyeing Lululemon leggings for years but never wanted to shell out the money for the expensive price tag. When I received a pair of these as a gift less than a month ago, I was so excited!! I couldn't wait to try them on and wear them. I have only worn them a total of 7 times. I love the feel of the material and the see-through detailing behind the shins; however, there are several flaws in the design. After only wearing them a few times, the material is already pilling! Very disappointed because I had such high hopes for these leggings. I expected more from such expensive leggings...
October 21, 2014
Don't buy if you have a butt
These pants are sheer in the bum!! All of the run pants are even if slightly. I just left the store and tried on all of the running crop/pants and not one pair was decent enough to wear without showing everyone my goods. I run, and I'm a personal trainer.. I basically want a pair of pants I can wear for both, but either way the sheer problem does not do it for me! I can't be bending stretching before/after a race or run and have everyone see through my pants!!!! I was so disappointed. The girls at the store had me try them all on and even sizes too large for me to see if the bum issue would be resolved, but it was only resolved from trying the Wunder Under Crops and they were not designed to run in so they still aren't what I need. I actually came close to buying them too, but one of the ladies discouraged me from this for several reasons: 1. piling.. she told me the material was not designed to prevent this motion and the constant thigh rubbing would definitely cause them to wear down much quicker than if they were used for yoga. 2. They do not have a pocket at all that work store gel packs, a phone, etc. for running. I ended up buying the all sports shorts, which were nice, but what am I supposed to do when it gets colder outside? I guess I will have to resolve to wearing Athleta or Under Armor :(
So disappointing! Also, please bring the diamond back! The triangle crotch does nothing for that area! I can only wear lulu pants with cuchini if I do not want a camel, which let's be honest, what woman wants to have to wear that to be able to wear pants!
For reference I'm a size 8/10 in lulu bottoms. I ended up buying one pair of size 8 crops that looked good on and fit good, but they won't be an all the time wear since there are no pockets. They were the breath crops I think.. Only pair that seemed to be unsheer in the bum besides wunder under.
Also, I left the store and forgot to set my trainer/instructor account up and now I have to go all the way back if I want my money back on that.. so irritating since the store is not close. I tried to call over the phone about it, but was told they can only fix this in person :(
October 6, 2014
By far the best out of these run inspire crops 2 for me. I'd rather these as the material feels and fits me better. They feel like butter ,where as the other regular black inspire crops felt more scratchy and had less give to the material.
September 30, 2014