When it comes to shorts, our needs are simple: we want them to be lightweight and comfortable. We designed this pair out of inherently stretchy, moisture-wicking Swift fabric and cut them generously through the leg and rear. We gave them a built-in liner to keep our 'stuff' secure when we run.
let off steam through the narrow mesh panels at the side and rear of the short
cinch the drawcord at the waist for a proper fit
store your stuff in the two deep side pockets
stash your keys in the secure zipper pocket
flat seams help keep your jewels from getting chafed
Great Shorts EXCEPT for the "Secure Zipper Pocket"
I own four pairs of these shorts, and I love them. The one serious flaw is the "secure zipper pocket" where I used to keep my iPhone 5 when I ran. The fabric they use to construct the pocket is very thin and not durable at all. In three of my four pairs of shorts, the fabric has ripped leaving a hole, and rendering the pocket useless for carrying my iPhone. If you plan to only carry an ID, credit cards, one key, or something else that is lightweight, this pocket will work fine, but don't plan to carry your SmartPhone.
The shame of this is that the zipper pocket is PERFECTLY designed to hold and iPhone, and keeps it securely in place and not bouncing all over when running. I'd urge Lululemon to please us a more durable fabric for this pocket.
June 6, 2013
best shorts ever
i do crossfit in these shorts 4-5 times per week and i only have to wash them after every 3rd wear. that may be gross, but until i can get another pair that's what i've gotta do (hoping my wife gets me some for father's day). i'm in texas, and it's already over 100 degrees, so for these to not smell after 3 hours of work is pretty unbelievable. i even do a sniff test after the 3rd wear, and they don't smell. so these only get washed to get chalk off of them. anyway, love these. hopefully my liner doesn't start unraveling like the other hater's!
June 4, 2013
I'm a personal trainer so I wear these shorts everyday. They are comfortable, lightweight and fit very well.
The problem is with the lining which completely falls apart after a couple months of use.
The fact that I've been able to return these shorts and get new ones whenever that happens is the only reason i didn't give one star.
May 31, 2013
awesome til they split at the seams
I rarely run and I just bought these shorts because I liked the way they feel. I have used these shorts for yoga maybe twice, one run, maybe 2 or 3 times at the gym and for walking around at the store in their one month of existence. I was pretty happy with these shorts until I realized that the seam is splitting on the left side where the hidden zippered pocket is at. I thought it was just unraveling of the threads, but it looks as if lululemon uses some type of adhesive to keep the seems together. I don't think that glue should be used to keep a pair of shorts together if they are meant for active use. I understand it looks nicer, but come on. Function should come before form. I haven't even gotten to use my zippered pocket so we definitely know it's not from over use. And I haven't worn my shorts to do any crazy out of the norm activities. All I can hope is that this happens to be a manufacturer defect.
BTW I hate the liner in the shorts. If I want to wear compression shorts underneath I will wear them, I don't need you to make me always have a liner in my shorts. Thank god they came up with a linerless version of some of their shorts.
May 28, 2013
Best pair of shorts!
These shorts are great! I feel that Lulu has actually listened to what most people have had to say about these shorts in the past and added little design changes to make them better. I have an old pair of these with the zip pocket on the bottom of the short and with this updated pair they moved the pocket up to make it more convenient and change the way it zipped up. Some reviews have talked about how the liner rubs them and is not good. I am in the military and I have been using liners for running for over a decade and this built in liner is as good as any separate pair that I have had to purchase for wearing under a pair of shorts. Every person has a different body type so the liner might be perfect for you or might not; for me, it was just right. The zip pocket is just the right size to hold my iphone and a key while I run or do other activities. I love these shorts and find myself wearing them all the time, whether its for lounging around or working out. Great product Lulu! Keep making them and adding more colors!
May 21, 2013
Love everything except...
In love with these! I've been snagging these since back when they were called the "Run Response" however the leg opening/thighs seem to have gotten a little wider. I MUCH prefer the narrow legs on the older ones. When standing in "Mountain Pose" it looks almost like a skirt now, as it flares out at the bottom vs the more straight lines of the old cut. I have roughly 20 of them and use them for yoga, mountain biking, running, the gym, hiking, and pretty much anything active! That being said... any plans to make them in the melon color that is popping up on the men's shirts?! ;)
May 14, 2013
Bad built in boxer briefs
Love the brand, but these shorts have a major design flaws. The built in boxer briefs have a large seam that goes towards your leg and makes them uncomfortable. Lets just say that seam isn't flat and irritates. While I tried them on in the store, I wore my boxers at the time. Now I took the tags off and wore them out when this flaw in design was experienced which makes them un-returnable. Also, the location of small zipper pocket cannot hold a phone (too small) and is located on the hip so really unusable. Disappointed in the design here and my loyalty to Lu Lu lemon is diminishing because I feel I paid top dollar for a poorly designed product.
May 5, 2013
These are simply the best shorts I've ever used. I previously hated the built-in underwear design but I am a total convert with these shorts. So comfortable and light and they allow great movement. I use them in the gym and running, and with the drawstring they could probably be used at the beach too. So many of my previous shorts are either too long and/or much heavier, they are just great. I absolutely love the hip pocket. I don't use it for keys but instead for my iPhone on runs. It's much more comfortable than putting it on an armband and it doesn't move around at all. I've even had better accuracy with my Nike+ app with the phone there instead of moving about on my arm.
I have at least another 4-5 pairs of workout shorts and I pretty much can't use any of them anymore the Pace Breaker is that good. I'm going to pick up two more pairs today.
April 15, 2013
These are my all time favorite gym shorts! So comfortable I wear them to the gym or to spin class. Well worth the money because they come out of the wash looking new everytime!
March 25, 2013
Poor changes from previous shorts
I own the latest and one previous generation of these shorts. The previous shorts have the key pocket placed lower down the leg which is better than the new pocket placement which, when full, digs into my hip during floor exercises. So now I can't use the pocket on certain days. Unacceptable and concerns me that the designers perhaps don't actually use their own products.
Aesthetic changes which are not an issue of usability but of beauty include changing the waistband from purple (on black shorts) to blank (on black shorts) which is just boring. And also changed from a loop cinch to laces which can't just be cinched but have to be tied.
March 25, 2013