The dream shorts I've sought for years
These shorts are exactly what I'd want in a casual daily wear short and an exercise short all in one. The long length, breathable material, and comfortable waistband are all perfectly executed. However, it is the flawlessly designed zippered pockets that take these shorts from a pair I like to a pair I bought 4 pairs of (2 in black, 1 in blue, and 1 in tan) in a addition to a 5th blue pair for my brother. I've seen so many awkwardly made shorts with zippers and had sought a pair done right for literally at least half a decade before finally finding these. I wear shorts every day for running and lifting and almost all the time around the house. In time I've had these pairs of shorts I have almost completely stopped wearing my other exercise and around the house shorts. The pockets can hold plenty and somehow stay tight around the waist without slipping down; LLL really made sure to put the perfect amount of stretch in these. Also, the zippers are placed in such a way that these shorts can easily be worn to bed at night without causing irritation. If you are someone who can't stand zippered pockets I still suggest trying these since the zippers were clearly designed with ergonomics in mind so as to prevent irration to hands and wrists when reaching in and out of the pockets.
May 23, 2013
For my guy
I bought these for my husband who does weight training, running and pilates. They were a bit "constricting" on the thighs as compared to other Lulu shorts. We exchanged them for the light as air and they worked well. He normally wears a medium in shorts but in Lulu he has to wear Large because of the size of his thighs.
May 13, 2013
I received these shorts for my birthday. My wife and I both Crossfit and she has a large collection of LLL clothing. I have a pair of the older Commute shorts that I LOVE, but are not workout shorts. These are perfect for me. Paired with the LLL boxer briefs these move and stretch in every way I need. I don't have to worry about pulling them up before a lift or adjusting them after running.
The zippered pocket is great too for keeping my keys where I put them during runs.
April 25, 2013
As light as long shorts can get
I like these shorts for the gym and as casual shorts. They are a bit long for running but they're perfect for hot weather climates because of how light they are. Only gripe is the pockets, maybe buttons would have been better than a zipper. Don't let the weird pockets deter you from getting the shorts though.
Hopefully they make a more dressy khaki pair of shorts that are light like these
April 23, 2013
Nice casual shorts
I personally find these shorts a little too long for running (sits mid-knee) but I have other lulu run shorts for that. However, I bought the Impact short for lounging and as a casual short. The lightweight stretch fabric makes it very comfortable and allows for ease of movement for any activity. The simple styling is great. And the zippered pockets are functional. I like the option to zip it up, which gives the short a very clean look.
March 29, 2013
Zippered front pockets?
I tried these on at Lululemon in Greenwich this past weekend. I can't understand the need for zippered front pockets on a pair of shorts. Whenever you reach into your pocket, you will be scraping your hand on the zippers which will get irritating really quickly. If you keep the zipper closed all the time, then there is no point in having pockets to begin with. And I doubt many people are working out and worried about having things fall out of their pockets (who works out with such things in their pockets anyway?) The small pocket on the rear/side of the core shorts that can be used to tuck in a car key or some money is all you need.
I personally clip and ipod nano to one front pocket, and keep a paper with my workout plan in the other, so dealing with zippers on these pockets was a 100% deal breaker for me.
Other than that, the shorts seemed fine, jury is still out on the material that borders the pockets...but I guess you need it to help these stand out from the rest of the short you make.
March 28, 2013