Whether we're working up a sweat at the gym or in the studio, we want crops that can keep up. Made with lightweight and breathable fabric, these no-fuss bottoms are engineered to help us fly through our squats and side planks.
fabric + features
lightweight, breathable and sweat-wicking fabric makes these crops a workout staple
seamless construction with flat, chafe-resistant seams
Can't believe I still love (and buy) these crops
A friend suggested I try these crops about 4 months ago. I did, and I loved them. The fit is perfect; I love the length and the waist. They feel very light (and not tight!). I now have 4 pairs. I wear them every time I go to the gym. I do Greco circuit training.
The description says "designed for: yoga, gym, pilates - everything!" and yet 3 weeks ago I noticed the threads around the crotch coming loose. I snipped them off and kept wearing them. About a week later when I noticed it happening again, I decided to take them into the store. The educators were very nice and immediately gave me new pair. During the exchange process, however, they told me that these were meant for lower impact activity than what I was using them for and was told that's the reason for them coming apart in the crotch (not what the description says!).
I brought home the new pair and upon taking them out of the bag and comparing them to my others, I noticed this pair is considerably smaller than all my others. At least 2 inches smaller in the waist (see the photos - comparison with grey pair and green pair). I have yet to remove the tags as I'm really not sure I'm going to fit in this pair.
Today I noticed on my other pair, that the material in the same area once again is completely coming apart, not the seam this time, just that fabric. To the point that I can see right through. Really hesitant to take them back for fear that the 4s are now considerably smaller, yet a whole size up would be too much.
I guess, given that this is now 2/4 pairs that maybe my activity is too high impact for these crops... Really too bad, as I do really love them!! :( I'm sure they will offer me a replacement once again, but this is becoming a huge frustration.
In conclusion, a really great pant! But you must beware of the sizing and the activities you will be using them for.
August 30, 2014
great concept crops
I love my lulus and expect great things from them I am a type of gym rat and have always been able to recommend lulu products. These crops started out great! Good compression, good fit. Now after only a few months the seams are unraveling. Very disappointing.
August 28, 2014
Great for Hot Yoga
I LOVE these pants! They are great for hot yoga and they are holding up really well after months of use and many, many washes. They fit like a glove and are my most flattering yoga pants.
August 27, 2014
Not the same!
I am profoundly disappointed that these flow pants are no longer made with the original fabric. The new fabric is thick and hot and not at all like the original light fabric.
I suppose we have the see-through pant scandal to thank for this, but these are an extremely poor non-see-through substitute. So much so that I absolutely don't even care whether or not the old ones are see-through, I just want them back.
The longer version of these are even worse because of the weird cuff that's on the bottom now. The original long version was light and stretchy and awesome. I beg you to bring them back for those of us who didn't really think they were very see-through.
August 27, 2014
Like them even though they're totally see through
As an eczema sufferer, these pants a great alternative to luon pants (which can aggravate my eczema.) They're breathable, don't trap heat and don't irritate my skin.
When I bought my first pair, I ended up wearing them repeatedly (without washing... I was traveling) on a few hikes, rock climbs and a yoga class. They never smelled funky and stayed fresh feeling all throughout. I did notice that the seams between the thighs did start to look a little worn over time, but only time will tell how long they will last.
One huge caveat is that they're totally see-through when I bend over. As a yoga instructor, I have seen so many undies and butts that I'm totally indifferent towards see through pants. I don't wear these when I teach (in case I flash my students) but I do wear them in my personal practice (because I don't care if teachers see my butt - I'm not doing it on purpose.)
Also, after wearing the pants for a few days, the waist does get a little loose - I just fold the waist down and voila! I have low rise crops.
It's been about 3 months since I purchased my first pair and I've bought another 3 pairs or so and mostly wear these. I no longer buy wunder unders (but still use them for non-hot activities like rock climbing).
(They're not see through if you stand up straight.. and let's be honest - when you're in downdog, so is the rest of the class, so nobody is going to see your rear anyway.)
I also like these more than the seamlessly street crops because the fit is slightly better. (I think the seamlessly street crops are a little bigger and gives me a weird baggy crotch.)
August 26, 2014
great compression, poor seams in crotch area
It pains me to give a lulu product such a low review. As a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and Crossfitter I rely on lulu for my go to gear. I have recommended your products to my patrons, clients and friends. I want to love these crops because the compression is state of the art.Unfortunately, the In the Flow Crop II was an extreme let down. It has come to my attention (rather embarrassingly so) that the seam in the "crotch gusset" area has come undone. I recently purchased these and have only worn them 4 times.
Needless to say, I'm upset. I expected this type of quality from other brands but not Lululemon.
August 26, 2014
Great fit but legs ride up
I love the fit of these crops and the high rise around the waist - just like the ebb and flows from a couple years ago, they suck everything in and make you feel skinny. However, the bottom of these crops ride up and bunch up around my knees, which looks bad and feels uncomfortable. It's not fun to constantly tug on the bottom of your pants when you're working out! Unfortunately, these crops just sit in my closet. They might be good for shorter girls, but they just don't do it for me.
August 26, 2014
after reading several reviews about sheerness I decided to go up a size as one of the other reviewers suggested.it seemed to fit fine and not a problem with being sheer but once I get into a class the top is always rolling down.I find myself constantly having to pull up and adjust.This is a constant distraction during my class. I do not recommend going up a size.
August 26, 2014
Compression perfection, but...
By far, the most flattering and comfortable pair of lulu bottoms I own. But I am also experiencing unraveling at the crotch gusset. This is very disappointing because I absolutely love everything else about them.
August 24, 2014
My old crops are great- new ones? SHEER?!!
Went to Lulu with the intention of refreshing my stock of "In the Flow" crops- own several pairs and love them. Have noticed with this style light colors are sometimes sheer. Tried on every color in store- light, dark, my size and next up: ALL WERE COMPLETELY SEE THROUGH. Seamless panties were also completely visible.
I was planning on spending $400 -- I work in fitness and really need to replace my current crops so I would have bought every color with duplicates in black and grey--- but, I left the store with nothing. These quality control issues are really getting to be too consistent. Please fix these crops- my old ones are great. The new ones aren't worth $15 let alone $80.
August 21, 2014