a sweat-wicking, four-way stretch fabric that's cool to the touch and fits like a second skin - this technical fabric offers support and smooth, low-friction performance
woven for strength and no-bulk performance, this four-way stretch fabric moves with us and stays out of our way
why we made this
We designed these long, loose-fitting shorts to wear running or at the gym. We made them without a liner so we can throw them on over our underwear, compression shorts or run tights (and if we go commando, we stay in the back row during Downward Dog).
fabric + features
woven for strength and no-bulk performance, Swift Ultra fabric is engineered to feel light and keep you covered
soft, comfortable waistband made of Luxtreme™ fabric 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
flat seams help keep sweaty skin free from chafing
keep your shorts on! a stretch drawcord in the waistband helps with that
fit + function
designed for: sweat (run, gym, yoga – everything!)
PLEASE lengthen the iPhone pocket!
These shorts WERE amazing until they decided to shorten the iPhone pocket. I have NO IDEA why that was done since that feature made these the PERFECT shorts for running and working out. I literally converted entirely to these shorts based on the simple pocket. Not having a phone fall out or thump against my leg while running was amazing. Now I see on my latest pair that the "designers" have "improved" them by shortening the phone pocket. Was this change not tested by anyone from 2014 that uses a smartphone?? PLEASE revert back to your earlier design.
August 19, 2014
Change in pocket design
I own at least a half dozen pairs of the core shorts. I love them for running and lifting at the gym. However, lululemon has shortened the pocket so that my I-phone will not fit and sticks out half way. Thank goodness for the otter cover on my phone because it hit the deck while running on the tread mill recently.
Please change back to the original design if you want your loyal customers to continue buying these shorts.
August 17, 2014
I own 3 pairs of core shorts from the last 3 years that have gone through several different iterations. They've been great, but like several others have mentioned, the side pocket no longer fits my iPhone which is a massive design flaw...I have no idea what you all were thinking with that one.
The second issue I have is that they're a bit long for me. A personal preference, but these are the only lulu shorts that fit my iPhone during gym time so I have to buy these over the more attractive shorter shorts you sell.
If you were to release a 7"-9" version of the core short, with the same pockets and everything but expand its side pocket out again, that would be, for me, the perfect gym short.
Also, no stupid liners. My underwear works just fine.
August 8, 2014
best shorts ever
perfect length, great material, love the fact that they are unlined. Wish they were available as long pants.
My only complaint is that the best color the heather grey (HTPA) seems to have been discontinued.
If there is any way to get 5 pairs in XL please let me know
July 31, 2014
Great Workout Shorts
The new core short version is better and worse.
The side pocket is not as deep and is a struggle to get an iphone in the pocket. Also the inner key pocket is lower in the pocket and hits in a funny place when you work out.
The new waist band is nice, but the other two will make me wear the old ones unless something is changed.
July 28, 2014
Love the Core Short, HATE the inconsistency
Have a few of these shorts and loved (past tense) them. BUT, I am growing increasingly frustrated with your brand and among other things the inconsistency in sizing. I've witnessed the quality of Lululemon decline over the 10+ years I've worn it. I bought two of the newer colors in the past week and one of the colors has already been returned to the store for a full refund. The ONLY reason that the second pair wasn't returned is I made the mistake of pulling the tags off before I tried them on. As soon as I put them on I could immediately tell the cut was different than the two black core shorts that I bought within the past two months. They are shorter and tighter. In addition, the pocket on the side was redesigned to be shorter so now my iPhone has to be squeezed into it. I've found myself buying this brand less and less the past two years.
July 27, 2014
Side pocket no longer fits for my iphone?
I have 50+ pairs of core shorts and sad to see the side pocket where I have stashed my iphone for years has shrunk down, it doesn't fit.. Bummed out. These shorts were the best ever. As a personal trainer/gym owner i can't tell you how beneficial it was I never had to dig into my shorts it stayed put and was out of the way.
July 26, 2014
good and bad
These shorts are great! They are comfortable, breathable, look cool and are versatile. I live in these things! The problem is that they are terrible for lifting. Olympic lifting has ruined several pairs that I have. The fabric has almost worn through where the knurl of the bar brushes against the thigh when snatching and cleaning. The timeframe of this happening was relatively short as well. This begins to happen to these shorts within a few weeks, so not long at all. It is a bummer because they are not cheap. I would love to see a more heavy duty version of the core short. That would be awesome! Would I recommend them? Yes, but definitely not if you plan to lift in them.
July 6, 2014
good for a second
I have 2 pairs of these core shorts. They fit great but both of my pairs have strings coming out on the sides and are slowly "falling apart". It's annoying because I follow all of the washing rules and take really good care of them. I have Nike shorts that I could wash on hot and dry a million times and they are perfectly fine.... WHY!!!! Please make your products better, please, please, please!
July 5, 2014
Best Shorts Ever!
I just got into Yoga, and was looking for some great shorts to wear during my Bikram classes. I decided to splurge a little and get my first pair of Lulu's, and I am so glad I did. These shorts are so comfortable! I ended up buying them in 4 different colors. They fit great, and seem to be holding up really well. I was a little nervous as I started wearing them almost ever day so I wasn't sure how daily washing might begin to break them down but I can say so far they still look like the day I bought them. Normally I wear an XL, but after trying them on I went up to a XXL because the groin area seemed a little tight in my normal size.
July 1, 2014