Scuba Hoodie II
Cute, tight and high maintenance hoodie
So full disclosure: I'm fairly new to the LLL brand. I found my way here through their awesome sports bras, bought a pair or two of pants and a couple of tops that I like, and decided to try this legendary Scuba hoodie. I waited until I'd washed it to write a review. The good: it's cute. It's warm. I love the long arms and thumb holes. My iphone feels secure in the pockets. The hood is warm and stays in place, and the collar doesn't choke me when I zip it all the way up.
The weird: this hoodie is tight. Like, surprisingly tight. I bought the exact same size that I have in my other LLL tops and bras, and a size 6 in this hoodie strains over my 32C/D chest. It's great for walking around, but it's too tight to be comfortable as lounge wear, which to me is weird because, you know, it's a hoodie. It didn't shrink in the wash, and thank God, because I probably would have popped the zipper. I'm 5'8" and around 130lbs, for reference. The other odd thing about this hoodie is how much lint it collected in the wash, which is to say, it collected a lot. I washed my black hoodie on cold in an all-black load, hung it up to dry, and I had to lint-roll it to make it presentable once it was dried. Do you know how silly I feel lint rolling a hoodie?
All that to say, I'm keeping it. I like it but I don't love it. If I ever decide to by another one, I'm definitely sizing up and I'll get it in a heathered color so the lint doesn't show up so badly. It's a warm hoodie and it seems durable (time will tell), but seriously, life is too short to spend it lint rolling my lounge wear.
March 3, 2015
I purchased this item the other day at my local store, and have had my eye on one of these for a while now. I finally made the purchase, because of how cozy it was and the fit, however it fits more snug than I would like it too and the size up was a little too big. I would love for lulu to come up with some larger sizing and larger made hoodies. I have tons of LLL and will continue to buy!!
March 2, 2015
Love the Scuba II!
I have been sceptical of buying a hoodie from Lululemon, as the last one I bought was one of the original Scuba Remix hoodies from about 2007 or 2008... While I tried hard to love it, it was stiff and a bit short. However, I'm so glad I decided to give the Scuba II a try!! It was an impulse grab on my way to the change rooms at a Lulu store near my house, and man am I impressed.
It's so comfortable and stylish, I wear it around my house every day, and it still looks good enough to wear when I'm out and about. Not 100% in love with the cuffins, but I find I do have my thumbs through the holes quite frequently. The stretch panels in the sides and the sleeves mean that I can sit down without feeling constricted, and that I have a great range of movement without the entire hoodie moving around awkwardly. I decided to buy the size 6, as I like having it fitted, but not overly tight, but the size 4 would have been great if I wanted it to be quite fitted (5'5", 120lbs). The colour has so far held up in the wash, and I'm hoping it won't fade out, as I have seen many of the original fit Scuba looking dull after a time.
I gave this 4 out of 5 stars because I'm not completely sold on the cuffins, and the price is still much higher than I think a fleece hoodie should be (the $85 price point I think would be perfect, even $90 I could justify better). That being said, I'm looking forward to ordering another one, as the comfort just can't be beat.
March 2, 2015
Really thick but am returning
This hoodie was a lot thicker than I had expected. I loved the fit around my waist and hips (fitted) and love the high neck when fully zipped. Sadly, I am returning this because the jacket digs into my thumbs when I put them through the thumb holes (which was a big reason I wanted this jacket). I've never had this problem with a Lululemon jacket before so I'm guessing maybe it is because of the material around the wrist area. It's a one way stretch whereas the rest of my Lulu jackets and hoodies seem to have a more comfortable fabric around the wrists.
I'm 5'4 130 32F and got a size 8. I probably could go up a size but I don't want to lose the fitted look that a size 8 gives me, (my usual size in jackets from Lululemon). Sad to be returning this but am going to because of the thumb holes!
March 1, 2015
I have this hoodie in white with black checker pattern, I receive compliments every time I wear it. The jacket does fit a bit too slim in the arms, I bought a size 6, I am 5'6, 128lbs, 36A\B, and athletic, so the body fits snug and comfortably, but the shoulders and arms were a bit tight the first few wears, however it seems that the fabric has stretched out a bit and now is comfortable (i have yet to wash, since I've only had for 2 weeks)
Have worn it skating many times and it keeps me super warm, however can really only use for warm up, or choreo. (as the hood is rather bulky and distracting during jumps\spins). BUT enjoy how the hood can actually function as a hood, it fits well over my head (and my hair bun) unlike many other women's jackets out there.
The emergency hair-tie\zipper pull is super clever.
I wouldn't mind seeing different patterns or contrasts with the jacket. Have the LuLu logo that makes the pockets and up on the chest a different colour than the jacket fabric, that would be fun. I know these are "winter" items, but some of us like to be colourful even when it is cold. There are a few "brighter" colours, but the stained glass fabric is not my favourite and would have loved a floral type scuba design that is not the odd black and white floral\stripe one currently.
March 1, 2015
bad quality, khaki smudged onto the black stripes
I have just received this and am very disappointed in the quality of this particular hoodie. The khaki has smudged onto the black stripes all over the jacket all over the jacket, not just tge back and 1 sleeve 8n my picture. At the price I'm paying, I certainly do not expect this type of quality.
Even though I love the print, I m going to return this to the nearest lulu store, hopefully they allow this as I'm not living in the us
March 1, 2015
Best Hoodie Ever!
This is my favourite Lululemon purchase ever! It is so warm and thick and comfy! I would definitely recommend going up a size though as it can be tight in the arms.
February 25, 2015
I purchased a scuba back in October 2014. ALREADY it is pilling at the wrist cuffs. I am so unhappy! This is not what I want for my lulu, after spending $108 on it and not even having the receipt. Really???? That was expensive! GRRR. I will not be purchasing one of these ever again. The worst part, I don't even wear it everyday. Maybe twice a month, because it's too warm to wear in the house and it's too thick to wear under a winter coat.
Seriously sucks that I wasted $108 plus tax on this. Disappointed.
February 24, 2015
Warm, comfortable, and flattering.
I've always wanted to get a Scuba Hoodie, and I am so glad I did! It is so soft and warm. I love the material and design, and the hood is great. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the size was smaller than I anticipated.
February 24, 2015
Never Taking it Off
This is simply the best hoodie ever. Yes, it's fitted so I prefer to size up, but it's fitted nature is what I like so much. It's the only fleece hoodie I can run errands in without looking and feeling sloppy.
It's so warm, I don't wear it for post workout. This is my everyday, around the house, out shopping, wear it on the cold airplane hoodie.
February 24, 2015