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
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
Awesome shorts and super fun colour
As a LuluLemon R and D member and an Indoor Cycling ('Spin') instructor, these shorts are basically perfect. They are comfortable, wick moisture very, very well and they wash and dry perfectly. I have at least 5-6 pairs of these shorts, and they are really the only shorts I want to teach in, or work out in. I kinda love them ;)
March 20, 2013
My Search is Over
I've gone through countless numbers of athletic shorts that have either worn out, been too heavy, or were just not compatible with me. I'm picky when it comes to athletic shorts, and once I bought my first pair of Pace Breakers (Response shorts), I quit bothering with the other big athletic brands. While the liner doesn't offer a compression fit, these shorts are great for hot yoga and the gym. Although I usually prefer my core shorts with compressions under, these do the job just as well, and the length is so perfect (sporty and functional). I am always looking for these on the sale rack at my local Lulu because I usually can't justify dropping $60+ on a pair of gym shorts, but as mentioned, you don't need to buy the compression/outer short combo with these. Also, the liner is made out of the same COOLMAX fabric as the Game On boxer briefs, and those are my favorite underwear, so these are so comfy. Definitely get a pair, at least just one. You won't be sorry.
March 15, 2013
I will admit, I have 5 pairs of these shorts. Economically, they make sense because you don't have to purchase athletic underwear. Functionally, they're the only shorts I like to wear for running, working out, and yoga. I'm 5'9'' with a 32'' waist and the mediums are perfecto.
March 11, 2013
My New Go-To All Around Fitness Shorts
I like the athletic fit to these shorts versus the baggy-like fit of many fitness/running shorts. At the same time, the lightweight stretchy fabric makes it non-restrictive and comfortable. Lastly, the boxer brief liner is preferable to me versus the conventional brief liner. All-in-all, a very fashionable and functional pair of shorts!
March 1, 2013