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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: sweat (run, gym, yoga – everything!)
  • fabric(s):
    Swift Ultra
  • fit: loose
  • inseam: 11"
  • liner: no
  • leg opening: 261/2"
  • hemmable: yes
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$58.00 USD
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Core Short 4.1 5 150 151
the LYCRA waistband is a b-a-d idea ... lose it. This just isn't as good as the older version. Waistband really isn't adjustable. Go back to the older version. May 2, 2015
Go back to "old design" I purchased 4 pairs of core shorts in the past. I bought some these newer core shorts (lux band) and the fit seems totally off. They are a lot more snug around the hip area. If these were the "old design", I would have purchased a bunch of colors instead of returning them. April 29, 2015
For accident-poof athletes I could love these shorts with some changes, but I just can't get over the downfalls. They are incredibly light and breathable, perfect for a running junkie like myself. That said, if you wear them a lot, you can't wash them as often as you wear them. They started pilling and stretching in odd places after the second or third wash, even though they never go in the dryer. Also, though this hasn't seemed to be the case with other lulu merchandise I've purchased, they are IMPOSSIBLE to get stains out of. Sweat, mud, even hard water from the washer have all left irreparable marks. Hydrogen peroxide, laundry detergent, spray-on and powder stain remover have all failed to make a difference thus far. In short, if you get them, only get them in a dark color, because lighter shades won't hold up. They're wonderfully comfortable, but they're not built to the standards that the price should command. This is the only issue I've had with a lulu product thus far, and I would be surprised if that changes. April 25, 2015
Good but needs more color I love these short to death. They are the only shorts I work out in now. The only issue is that I wish they had more colors. Its just variations of black and grey which is great for hiding dirt and stains but not always great for looks. April 17, 2015
Athletic and stylish It's hard finding decent looking athletic shorts for men. These are a great alternative to the boring black shorts that seem to be the norm. The waist band is comfortable, and the length is just right. April 13, 2015
Great shorts, need colors I absolutely LOVE these shorts! They are the only one's I've ever owned from any company that give me the freedom to move and not be restricted during training. I would however like to see more "base colors" rather than the more stylish plaids, stripes, etc?when it comes to workout shorts I think I'm not alone in thinking black (sold out in nearly every size), navy, forest green, red, etc are must haves for most guys. Also making more of each size would be helpful as if you select XL for example (my size) there is only one color option remaining! I know my drawers would be FULL of these if only I could get my hands on some that didn't look like I was going to the beach or something for a social event. I like training shorts to be simple and functional. April 11, 2015
Great Workout Shorts! I just picked up 2 pairs of the Core shorts at my local Lulu store. I've owned a few other items from Lululemon but never actually owned any shorts or pants. Since my current Nike's were getting old and worn out, I decided to try out the Core shorts. These are amazing shorts! I've had 3 work outs in my first pair of shorts and they have so far been amazing! They have great stretch for weight lifting or circuit training and are also really comfortable for long cardio work outs. I definitely plan on getting a few more pairs of these shorts! April 9, 2015
Go back to the old design I have several pairs of the core short and they were my favorite short. In the last year or so they have "updated" the short making the side pocket to small to fit an iphone or smart phone (or really anything bigger than an ipod shuffle) and they have put a weird stiff waistband on the short that is like an inch tall. The old design was perfect Lulu, why did you have to mess it up by making the side pocket smaller? Being able to put my iphone in the side pocket was awesome while I was at the gym. There are several other complaints here about this. Maybe you guys can listen to your customers? April 5, 2015
Good pair of shorts, but needs an update. I'm known amongst my friends to have an addiction to lululemon. I own two pairs of these shorts and I even though the shorts are great for running, I think the phone pocket needs an update. It's way too small to fit the iPhone 6. The drawstrings could be better as well. I know I'm being critical, but for the cost and lulu name it's only fair to expect a great product. It's great for running, and the shorts don't get bunched up in the behind while running. March 29, 2015
Great shorts..need brighter color choices Love the shorts. Very comfortable. However, I would love to see brighter color choices such as red, sky blue, and orange. Some high visibility colors would also be great for early morning runs. March 22, 2015