Miss Misty Pullover
love the look, OK for running
even though this item is supposed to be made for running, wearing a tank top underneath it feels VERY STICKY when sweaty. NOT IDEAL in the rain as it is NOT AT ALL water resistant and your skin and clothes underneath immediately feel wet.
I usually get a 4 in LLL (5'4, 120lbs, athletic build) however I did size up to a 6 which is perfect for layering. It covers my bum nicely and fits well across the shoulders even though I'm fairly broad.
It folds up nicely like a k-way and easy to pack when travelling. Washes well too.
I bought this with the intention of running however I mostly wear it casually and always get compliments (inky floral). this is the only reason I rated it 4 stars.
WOULD NOT spend $128 on this again if I knew I wouldn't be running in it this summer. Maybe it will feel better in the winter when I want to be warm.
September 19, 2014
Functional and great colour
This is a great thin layer for cool Fall days, or for when it is threatening to rain. I see no reason to size up - if fact, I ordered my usual size and it was larger than I anticipated. I feel like I could almost have sized down. That said, I am not a very broad person. The material is very thin but you can feel the quality. I got the rust berry colour and it is very unique and flattering. The only thing I wish is that the front zipper went the whole way to the bottom so it would come on and off a bit quicker.
September 13, 2014
Perfect Rain Layer
I fell in love with this pullover when it first dropped online. I was a little hesitant after the reviews started to trickle in that made it sound less than wonderful, but I am still very much in love after taking it for a run! I wore this out in a cold rain for over an hour and I found it to be just the right weight and thickness for the weather. I love that there is nothing but the outer layer to this jacket so I can choose how heavy to layer underneath. It was very breathable, which can be tricky with rain layers for running, and I loved the reflective details on the front and back! I did size up to a 10 from my normal 8 to accommodate for shoulder movement but it was great! Temped to purchase in another colour! The only thing that could have made this better was a little loop in the collar to hold my headphone string.
September 11, 2014
Perfect Running Jacket
When I initially saw this gorgeous jacket in an email I was desperate to have it. I read the reviews online and was so disappointed to hear that it was not high quality. A few days later I happened to be passing a LLL store and thought I may as well check it out for myself. Considering the reviews I had read, I grabbed a size 2 and 4 to try on. I am 5"2 and 110 lbs with a straight up and down muscular build and the 2 fit. It was tight in the shoulders but not unbearable. The 4 was perfection, loose and Long enough to cover my bum but not so long as a dress. The jacket is thin enough to comfortably layer underneath for colder runs later on, but the quality is anything but "paper." I would say the material is a dream for a running jacket, light but waterproof.The floral print and the star print are both lovely, and as a student in Seattle who calls Denver my hometown I know this jacket will be perfect for both cities. I love everything about this jacket!
September 10, 2014
Functional and pretty
I was on the fence about this but then was confronted with a massive rain storm at 5:30 in the morning on the way out for a run and off the tags came! It really is a neat jacket.
The hood design is smart for three reasons. 1) it folds into the collar. 2) The cinches on the hood are fantastic! It doesn't pull it under your chin, but rather down toward your shoulders, so you don't wind up choked trying to keep your hood up. 3) the hood actually stays up, even through wind.
The other thing I like about it is how light weight is; I know people think the material is thin, but when you start off in the cold and rain, it's nice to have it as a barrier from water and wind but it's also nice when it clears up to be able to take it off and either tie it around your waist or shove it in your running pack without it weighing you down. It's not for warmth-it's to protect from wind/rain and it does it's job really well.
The pocket function is actually really fantastic. It's not necessarily something I would use running, but cycling its amazing! It folds up a tad big, but it would fit in a cycling jersey pocket! Which is super convenient.
I also feel like it's a little loser because it's designed to be layered under. Typically if you're worried about rain/wind it's because it's cold, you won't wear just this. It's nice to have the space to add a CRB and a running PO without compromising the ability to move.
And lastly, the floral print is really, really beautiful. You can easily wear it as a casual out and about piece and for a run.
I do find the shoulders to be a tad tight, but it doesn't bother me when I'm running. And it's not something I foresee bugging me in day to day activities in it.
September 1, 2014
so far so good
I just bought this for fall running, and I love the lightweight fabric. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I have been searching desperately for a very light and breathable rain jacket for warm and humid temps - this is thin enough to add layers underneath if needed, but it won't make you suffocate and sweat like some thicker materials. Sorry, but if I'm going to go run 20 miles I need something that will not hold the heat in too much. I also had to size up (bought a 6 instead of my usual 4) because the shoulders were tight. The 6 is definitely roomier but the sales girl showed me how to tighten the drawstrings and I'll just have space for layers when it gets chilly. I AM disappointed that the zippers are so heavy and clunky, and wish it had more of the reflective material, but it's better than the jacket I've been wearing so I'm giving it a try.
September 1, 2014
So I agree with the previous posts that the arms/shoulders were a bit tight in my regular size 4. I have extremely broad shoulders, so maybe not everyone has this problem. That being said, I went up a size to a size 6 and lost a little bit of the shape of the size 4, but there is a drawstring at the bottom that really helps to fix this. Overall I am VERY happy with this purchase. I was looking for a cute rain jacket for my next trip to Ireland - it's always a bit misty there and this jacket is super cute and bright for rainy days!! I would definitely recommend going up a size, and I don't think the sizing issue is a big deal.
August 29, 2014
Fit: I ordered this item in a size 4. For Reference size 6 in sports bras, size 4 in pants ( i like my pants very fitted). I am happy with the fit. I am 5'3" 118 lbs with curves. Optional drawstring available to cinch the waist. Very nice
Pattern: I was worried about the off white color aka "coffee spill" I would have really preferred none of that off white areas though. Otherwise very pretty.
Function: I plan on using that as a to and from. I am really glad there is no thumbholes The sleeve length is not short on me at all.
I have actually worn this with the sleeves rolled up or folded up.
Overall this jacket is comfortable, flattering and pretty.
August 27, 2014
Too tight, too thin, too expensive
The sizing on this pullover is ridiculous. I am 4'10", 98lbs. I ALWAYS wear LLL size 2. Not on this one. I couldn't move my arms when I tried it on, so I tried each color to see if any color was different. Nope. My armpits were suffocating, my chest (which is not big) was squeezed like a little vienna sausage, and my arms couldn't do what arms should do while running....uh, move. So, I tried on a 4. The 4 was longer, way past my butt (borderline dress), and although my chest could breathe, my armpits were still suffocating. Considering I'm 100lbs soaking wet....this should not be an issue. Then there is the very thin material. I appreciate that most people want a thinner pullover in the rain so that they aren't too hot, but this was like paper. Even if I wanted to layer up...well, my armpits would say otherwise. I did like that you could pull the drawstring to make a shape out of the boxy bottom, but since breathing and arm movement are a requirement when running.....I sadly placed Miss Misty back on the rack and kept my $$ for some future water-resistant running jacket that I'm sure LLL will invent....hopefully soon.
August 26, 2014
I was excited to try on this pullover in the exploded saschico star print.
No. Just no.
This thing was all kinds of wrong. After struggling to get in my usual size (size 4) I looked and felt like the newest member of the children's tv show The Teletubbies. The sleeves were too short and there was no shape to the body of this jacket. Imagine wearing a kids poncho.
The real battle was taking the thing off. I struggled, and I got stuck, and I was too embarrassed to call for help so I struggled some more. I put that thing down vowing to never try it on again. Fast forward at another Lulu location, I saw a petite sales girl wearing the floral print and she looked fabulous. She looked about 5'5'' with with a straight frame (straight as in equally proportional. No wide shoulders, a broad back, etc). The sleeves fit her just right, and the jacket showed off her shape nicely. When I told her about my dilemma, she told me everyone sizes up in the jacket and for me to grab a 6 instead.
Double no. It still looked like a children's poncho, just bigger. The sleeves were still short too. If it helps, Im 6'0 124lbs with a slim built, long limbs and a bit of muscle definition coming in due to yoga. I agree with the reviews about not for people with curves or larger shoulders and arms.
What Im looking for in a running jacket is some fit to it with longer sleeves (more reflective trimming would be nice too, for when it gets dark) and this didn't deliver.
August 23, 2014