Run: Inspire Crop II *Block-It Pocket
Let me first say that I love this crops so much, that I can't imagine my workout without them! The most comfortable, soft and sexy crops. Let me also say that I own tons of LLL clothes and I love each peace I have. I do care of my clothes and no dryer, wash in cold water.. The last time I washed this crops I noticed that the color is no longer black, but rather grey.. They lost its color completely. They don;t have any wholes, but look like they are zillion years old and I just got them in August =( I am so sad.
November 21, 2013
seam unravelling, not even washed :(
I actually bought these a while back but, due to knee surgery, they sat in the bag for a long while before I could wear them. I love lulu gear and these are SUPER comfy and better than all of the other brands I have tried on...so, back to running recently and I finally cut the tags off and wear them and notice when I took them off that the seam on the leg is unravelling! I always handwash my lulu gear but these have yet to have been washed at all! I've never had this issue before with lulu but am super disappointed. Even though I just cut the tags off, I bought them too long ago to return them so am stuck with running tights that need to be repaired or are going to unravel+++. I was on my way to buy additional pairs now that I can run again (!) but am wary now to do so :(
November 17, 2013
I am obsessed with these pants. I am a runner (half-marathons mostly) and these pants are a necessity for me. They fit true to size. I am about 5'9 and 140lbs and wear a size 8. I have a somewhat thick lower body and these are the first pants that really accommodate that. I have had no problems with sheerness or anything like that. They keep me warm on my runs but cool and comfortable as well. I love the pocket over my booty where I can keep my iPod (I use a running app). I used to religiously wear Nike crops but have completely converted to these now. The quality is outstanding.
Overall, these pants are worth every penny. They are a true running crop.
November 10, 2013
Great but ripped
These seem like great leggings and I would love to wear mine out because they fit excellently. But when I ordered them about a month and a half ago they came with a little hole in them. I am nervous to wear them out because the hole may get bigger and bigger. Disappointing because they have great reviews and fit nicely.
November 7, 2013
I really liked the fit of these pants for running. Unfortunately after a few wears, the fabric thinned considerably and one leg hem frayed. Really disappointed in the quality of these pants.
November 4, 2013
perfect for running
I'm 5'2, weigh 115 (34-26-36.5), size 26/27 in all jeans and always wear a 4 in lulu bottoms. These pants did not need me to adjust them once while running, have awesome places to keep a key/ID, etc. I did have some room so if you're in between a 4/6 I'm almost positive you'll be fine in a 4. They are NOT see through... I mean unless you're putting on a size or two too small. Now, the kicker is that the material is thin (great for when it's hot or long run), but that means they're not forgiving. I'm short which means I have a short torso which makes these a little higher than any jeans I wear. I would definitely recommend them!
November 2, 2013
Maybe I just have bad luck with these pants...
I'll preface this by saying I really love all the jogging features of these pants and really really really wanted to love them...so...
I received these pants as a birthday present and was very excited to have my very first pair of lululemon pants. I couldn't even pull the waistband past my behind, nor did I try too hard, for fear of ripping the pants. I exchanged my gift for a size 4, no big deal. I made sure to try them on in the store, too.
For reference, I normally wear a size 0 - 2 in most clothing brands; these pants were a size 2. There was also a small hole in the mesh fabric of the leg, too. If the pants had fit, I probably would have kept the pants, tiny hole and all.
On to my new exchange, I washed them at home so I could wear them without undergarments. I excitedly put them on the next day to go jogging in them and noticed that these pants give the wearer some serious...bunching in the frontal area when worn without underwear. Apparently y'all refer to the fabric patch in that area as the gusset. The new design is unflattering and is uncomfortable to boot since the indentation creates annoying rubbage when walking, jogging, jumping, moving. And there is ANOTHER hole in the fabric along one of the seams. Brand new pants. Hole at the seam. Twice. Seriously?!
If I could return these, I would. But I've washed them and will probably never wear them either. So sad!!!
October 22, 2013
Return the pants and leave with low self esteem
I have been buying running crops from lulu for as long as I can remember. Despite the recent controversy, I still continued to support the company because I have never experienced a problem. I bought these crops last week, and sadly had to return them because I found them to be see through. When I returned them in exchange for another product, the cashier asked me why I was returning them. I stated they were see through and that was the only reason. He then proceeded to look at my lower regions, look at the sizing on the tag, and tell me that maybe I was buying a size too low. Uhhh, excuse me? He tried to cover his tracks by saying the material was thinner, and maybe I needed to go up a size so they wouldn't be see through. I'll say that, yes, that's a fine reason, but maybe your staff should notify people when they're trying on these crops that it's a thinner material, so to reduce the chances of them being stretched too far and becoming see through, you should go up a size. I've been wearing the same size for about 6-8 years, and did not randomly move up a size. I found this customer service completely unacceptable. I went in to exchange a pair of pants that didn't work for me and left with a self esteem issue.
October 21, 2013
Okay- so I these are pretty true to size- HOWEVER, I felt the waist is not so forgiving for tummy overhang aka muffin top as the wunder under Luxtreme crops. I'm not really fat, but not skinny, and I had issues with my belly/skin layer hanging over. Regardless, since the rest of the pants fit SO well, I'm just going to make sure I wear a looser top and keep these crops. And it motivates me to actually go to class and the gym.
ALSO!!! The pair I got in the mail has gray reflective material detail at the hem...it's not as depicted in the pictures. I'm still deciding whether I want to switch them out for a plain black/circle mesh swipe at the bottom.
Overall: LOVE THE INSPIRE II CROPS!
October 17, 2013
A lot may have changed in the last, what, year or so since I made my most recent Inspire purchase - apparently they've changed the material a bit to make it less translucent? I'm not sure I care much about that, though I have noticed it - so while I probably wouldn't spend a ton of time in downward dog in these pants in the front row, I use them primarily for running anyway. They are my go-to. I have two pair, one in size 6 and one in size 8 (hey, I got a little older, ate a few carbs...) and both still fit well and true to size and have held up AMAZINGLY well.
I run about 4-5 times a week, and other than a few months in the Florida summer, almost always reach for these crops, particularly for my long runs. These are the ONLY ones I wear during races because I know they won't chafe, rub, make me overheat...I barely even know I'm wearing them. I also love that the waistband is wide and a bit high, so it smooths out any pre-race carb-loading I might otherwise notice if it wasn't under wraps. I run all distances including marathon, so having something that feels great for 26+ miles is pretty critical. Three good-sized pockets means I don't need to wear a belt to stash gels/chews, even for the marathons. I also love to wear them after long runs (particularly the smaller pair, for a little compression and recovery help.)
I'd have dozens of pair of these if I could afford it; as it is, I've had these two pair for a year and two years. They see a LOT of time in the washing machine (never dryer) and I think one time I had to clip a tiny thread that was poking out of a seam - that's it. 100% recommend.
October 16, 2013