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Core Short

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
  • imported

fit + function

  • designed for: run, gym, yoga - everything!
  • fabric(s):
    Swift Ultra
  • fit: loose
  • inseam: 11"
  • liner: no
  • leg opening: 261/2"
$58.00 USD
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Core Short 4.3 5 86 87
F***ing phenomenal I have two pair of these shorts. My wife picked up my first pair on sale in a NYC storefront while we were on vacation, and I bought another pair because they are literally THAT GOOD. I CrossFit and have worn these things in everything from Oly lifts to 5k runs to burtal Hero WODS. They are my "Go To" shorts. If I could afford it, I would buy 5-6 pairs and get rid of every other pair of shorts. My UA, Nike, and Reebok Crossfit shorts don't hold a candle to these. Like they say: you get what you pay for. I'm 6'2" and 205 pounds. I wear a Large. They are baggy enough to leave room for running but not so baggy that they get in the way or hang off of you. April 16, 2014
So comfy! Please restock the savanna camo style! Love these shorts! More of a gym short than yoga short. Hey LuLu!! Get the camo ones back in stock! March 8, 2014
mediocre shorts, would not buy again I'm 6', 215 and crossfit. I wear size 36 in Volcom dress pants, 36 in Levi jeans. Bought the XXL and they're borderline the correct size. I wear XL in similar Nike shorts for comparison. The front pockets have a weird portion where the pocket extends to the front of the shorts - I guess so you can scratch yourself from your pockets more comfortably? This pocket creates a weird fit for your junk area, especially when worn casually around the house with boxers. I'm sure it will go away when worn with compression to the gym, but I don't wear those unless working out. The material is nice, and I like the side second side pocket for a phone, but those don't overrule the unusual fit. I've heard a lot about lululemon and this was my first product of theirs. I'm very glad I bought the "we made to much" version. March 5, 2014
Best Shorts I've ever owned I was so against LuLu and their prices.. until my wife bought me a pair of these shorts for christmas. Since then, I have purchased 4 more pairs and no longer wear any of my Nike Dri-fit shorts to the gym. I do crossfit 4-5 days a week, and wear each of my pairs at least 1x/week. They are extremely light, flexible, and so comfortable during any type of movement or workout thrown my way. They have completely changed my opinion of what 'good gym shorts' are. February 27, 2014
Very nice shorts! These shorts were given to me as a gift. I thought the shorts were okay looking and kind of bland, until I put them on. These are the most comfortable pair of athletic shorts I own! These shorts fit perfectly and have a great design. Plus if you are planning on running with an Ipod or phone in your pocket, wear these shorts. They have a side pocket that is made for that. It does a great job at holding your phone in place so it doesn't flap around when you're running. Great shorts. February 26, 2014
Perfect. If your new to LLL, give these shorts a shot. They will completely change your attitude on LLL being a yoga/female focused company. I bought a pair back in October of 2013, since then i've never worn any other workout shorts (Nike. Adidas, ect..). I use them for running and cross fit style workouts. After 4 months they're holding up perfectly and ive had absolutely no issues with any of them (I own 7 pairs now, that's how much I like them). Did i mention they have a secure cell phone pocket = WIN. February 17, 2014
my husband loves them For reference my husband is 5'11, wears a 32 X 32 in jeans and I buy him a L in Lulu. He's lean, but is muscular (crossfit addict). I had bought him the pace breaker shorts and he liked them, but he loves the core shorts. He actually likes the length a lot more. I bought him the soot color and just bought the black/savasana. He said he likes the black/savasana better because the grey shows sweat and the black ones do not. January 8, 2014
Super comfortable Much more comfortable for me since they are a little looser fitting. I am a CFer with big quads and these shorts fit much better than any of the other ones. December 26, 2013
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
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