a lightweight, moisture-wicking, four-way stretch fabric that feels cool and comfortable, keeping us moving in our hottest workouts
strong and light, Swift fabric is woven to stand up to whatever we throw at it - we love this technical fabric for its no-bulk, no-nonsense performance
why we made this
We designed these long, loose-fitting shorts to wear running or at the gym. Lightweight Swift fabric in the leg and smooth Luxtreme lining in the waistband are moisture wicking ot keep us comfortable when we work up a sweat. We made them without a liner so we can throw them on over our undies, compression shorts, or run tights (and if we go commando, we stay in the back row during Downward Dog).
fabric + features
the soft, comfortable Luxtreme™-lined waistband wicks sweat away from your skin
stash your key in the secure slot hidden in the left pocket
keep your cards secure in the flat rear pocket
the flat seams help keep sweaty skin free from chafing
tighten the stretch drawcord in the waistband for a custom fit
Amazing All-round shorts
These shorts are great. I do quite a lot of jump roping and having the iPhone pocket helps tremendously. If you do not like having your phone bounce around in your pocket then these are the shorts for you.
The shorts are also moisture wicking, lightweight, breathable, and soft. They are super stretchy. I could easily do squats, deadlifts, and other powerlifts in them. I also love them for yoga / pilates / running. They are an amazing all-round short. I previously used under armour shorts but these far surpass those.I highly recommend them.
December 4, 2013
Change for the worse!
I own a pair of the old model of these shorts, and they are the best shorts I've ever owned: soft and breathable fabric, comfortable fit, huge pockets, durable material. I wear them almost all the time. I've never owned a pair of shorts that I've been THIS happy with.
In fact, I love the shorts so much, that I went into a Lululemon store today to buy another pair. Unfortunately, the Core shorts I found there were NOT the same as the shorts I own and love. The materials is thinner and it feels cheaper. Also, the material at the inside of the drawstring is very cheap, and does not stay in place as one would expect.
Ultimately, I did not buy another pair. I'd LOVE to buy another pair of the shorts that I own, which are likely form 2011 or 2012. However, the current shorts do not have the characteristics that I fell in love with. Lululemon, why did you change the perfect shorts for the worse? What were you thinking?
November 2, 2013
Life Changing Shorts for the Hubs
I bought a pair for my husband, and he hasn't looked back. He owns them now in four colors and he wants more. In his words, "THEY ROCK!" But really, he says they don't bind in the bottom of the squat like normal athletic shorts. (He only wears the shorts for crossfit and strength workouts.) For my husband, being 5'11'', they sit just above the crease of his knees, so they don't get caught when he squats. He literally loves EVERYTHING about the shorts. There is NO drawback. I only wish I could buy them for him in every color.
October 18, 2013
Great Shorts, Colors are ridiculous
Look these are the best shorts you guys make but the color options are terrible. They aren't short shorts like every other pair. Athletes and taller guys can actually WEAR them, which is a novel concept to you guys I know. What are you doing with these ridiculous colors? Make a heathered grey like the metal vent tech, make a white, don't waste our time and your money making ugly patterns on shorts.
Also since you guys do not make a MENS PERFORMANCE TIGHT i'll talk about it here. HOW DOES LULULEMON NOT MAKE A MENS SPORTS PERFORMANCE TIGHT? you guys plant to open mens stores in two years but don't sell mens performance tights for running or other sports? Nike, Under Armour, 2xu, skins ... and no lululemon it is ridiculous. Watch an NFL practice or game, watch an NBA game, or even ridiculous crossfit people. TIGHTS ARE GREAT AND MEN WEAR THEM UNDER THEIR SHORT FOR COMPRESSION COMFORT AND SENSORY AWARENESS AS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR KNEE BRACES. The spring to studio was good start, and you guys don't even sell it anymore. Probably because combo pieces are just dumb. Really disappointed by pretty much everything you have come out with in the last 6 months. Haven't bought a thing and do not plan on it in the future until someone there actually wakes up and starts making quality functional athletic clothing again.
October 7, 2013
Ugh! Get your sizing consistent!
I have purchased several of these shorts for my husband in sz L and they fit great. This newest pair is like 2" shorter on him. No go for him. Also the color description is inkwell hyper stripe... It's purple, not navy inkwell. He's also not a fan of purple so now I have to pay $5 to return them. Not so happy.
September 15, 2013
Great for Crossfit
I bought these for my husband which was totally against me spending the money for these shorts. He loves them! We do crossfit and you have to have lose short for all the exercises. I will be buying him another pair soon.
September 1, 2013
Tight waistband, cheap material
I always wear a medium in shorts from lulu, but for some reason the waist band is really small on these shorts.
The reason I am giving one star is because of the cheap material. I guess lulu did not want to post the real picture of the black shorts online since people would not buy them. The black shorts do not have the nice reflective logo unlike the current photo. The material looks and feels like shorts from wal-mart.
I ended up returning the shorts. I found out that lulu has a new online return policy where they charge you $5.00 for a return.
July 19, 2013
Best running shorts...and NO liner!
I love these shorts! These are the best for all of my runs and gym work outs.
July 4, 2013
Wow, you changed the material (for the worse). I have two Core shorts of the better material and bought a third which will need to be round-tripped. I am very disappointed. You convinced a consumer to pay $50+ for a pair of shorts and then went cheap? Someone fell asleep at the wheel in the QC department.
March 22, 2013
Great for CrossFit
Paired with some sort of dri fit boxer brief makes this perfect CrossFit. Wide leg opening is great for activities like squats. Also if you prefer a longer leg, this is better than the Pace Breaker and Surge.
February 10, 2013