Scuba Hoodie *Vest
I love the diversity of this piece - can be worn as a hoodie or vest. I had considered purchasing this back in December, however the price was simply too steep for a hoodie. Luckily, this hoodie was $79 in my local store last week and I was able to grab it in a size 8. I would be less than pleased if I had paid full price.
February 24, 2014
Great Flexible Hoodie
I love the flexibility of this hoodie. It is very warm and comfy even with the sleeves off. It's two garments in one, for me, worth every penny!
February 12, 2014
Go to Hoodie
Best hoodie I've bought from Lulu!! Love it!! Play tennis in it with no sleeves and zip them back in when I'm through. Wish all the hoodies were made this way!! A little pricey?!
February 12, 2014
Lulu had a version of this in a cool grey color about 5 years ago, and it was amazing, and less expensive. I still wear it everywhere. This one does not come close, and is way too expensive for the product. Should be at least $40 less. It's boxier, and bulkier. Unflattering. Returned it.
January 15, 2014
It fits less flattering than the old Scuba because it's shorter and wider, but I can overlook that. I will also say that it is much thicker / warmer than the $108 re-designed Scubas. I also like the color very much. What's heartbroken for me, which is why I had to send it back, is that the bulk in the armpit area due to the added zipper for the detachable sleeves hurt my armpits. I thought the zip-off sleeves are unnecessary and gimmicky anyways. Now that it actually greatly affects the comfort level of an otherwise perfect jacket is silly! I'm 5'2'', 98lbs, and got size 4. The jacket is unwearable for me because I can feel the wedge under my arms. Lulu, just make a simple quality Scuba, without the unnecessary gimmicks. I know you've been pressured by Wall Street for your margins, but losing customer loyalty will eventually negatively impact your business.
January 6, 2014
Love my hoodie
I love my scuba hoodie with the removable sleeves. The zipper on the sleeves doesn't hang up and they are easily removed and added back to the jacket. The weight of the fabric is great and it definitely keeps you warm. However, the navy fabric has a faded look to it that bothers me a little. Overall, I am pleased but the price could be lower.
January 4, 2014
This is a great hoodie! It's true to its size, me being a 4, the hoodie fits perfectly! It's a very flattering loose fitting jacket. The price is a little high but you get nothing but great quality!
December 20, 2013
cute and well-made
I am new to Lulu and was a bit surprised by all the negative press because the items I've purchased so far are great. Nothing is see through. Regarding this hoodie, I have a forme jacket in 4, and a Dance Studio jacket in 4, but this Scuba fits much more roomily in the 4. Not in a baggy unattractive way, but just a slouchier more comfortable manner that I find matches this more casual hoodie better. It is very thick, and warm. The interior is soft. The color is a true navy blue that appears slightly washed/faded (just a little but I like it). The logos are a cute pop of bright aqua color with textured lines.
The hoodie seems to be slightly longer than other scubas I tried on in the store. I am 5'7" slender 108 lbs with a long torso and 34B (usu a 0-2 in US tops, typically Lulu 4). This fit well in the 4 and went to the top of my hips. Other scubas I felt to be too short. I like the cuffins. The hood is warm, but the shape makes my face look wider... oh well.
I have not washed it yet, but one negative is that it is a pet hair magnet. The zippers in the shoulders are not appreciable when you are wearing the hoodie. They do give a slight bulk to the hoodie. The detailing is great; from the logo to the cuffins to the detail at the side seams and the bright aqua interior color contrast...
As far as the zip-off sleeves, I thought it was gimmicky, but they zip off very easily. THe zipper is in the back of the sleeve and the sleeves come on and off without trouble. The hardwear is hidden, and the way the sleeves are trimmed makes it very cute as a vest! I guess that is how they can justify the price, because you are getting two garments in one (at least that's how I justified it to myself!)
I've only had it a few days and can't take it off. Bottom line: Warm, cozy and cute. A great investment basic.
December 11, 2013
I was very excited to see this special edition Scuba Hoodie/Vest but took me a week to buy this since I was on the fence about the price. I received my hoodie today in the mail and was pleasantly surprised how awesome the quality was and actually thicker and longer than my scuba hoodie bought last year this exact same time Dec 2012. I found this special edition hoodie about an inch longer and fit more comfortable, for reference I'm 5"7 and fits great! I've added a pic to show everyone length difference. Very happy I've purchased this but like everyone else find it super crazy $70 more for zippers should be sold at $118 only $10 more than the original scuba. I find most fancy items like brushed or frills are $10 more so should this. Other than that LOVE the colour great buy!
December 9, 2013
Quality is there,but what's up with the price?
Geez. They got the message about bringing back the old version of scuba....these are very good quality, but we now have to pay $70, yes $70 more, than the previous scuba price. Seriously?? 5 stars for product, 1 star for price...3 star review. $70 for detachable sleeves....ouch.
December 9, 2013