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Pace Breaker Short

This fabric is lightweight, soft and stretchy - made from 100% polyester fibres, it moves sweat away from the body to the outer layer of the fabric
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

When it comes to shorts, our needs are simple: we want them to be lightweight and comfortable. We designed this pair out of stretchy, sweat-wicking fabric and cut them generously through the leg and rear. The built-in liner helps to keep our 'stuff' secure when we run.

fabric + features

  • woven for strength and no-bulk performance, Swift Ultra fabric is engineered to feel light and keep you covered
  • Swift Ultra fabric is four-way stretch, breathable and sweat-wicking
  • soft, comfortable COOLMAX® liner is breathable and dries quickly
  • 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
  • deep side pockets plus a secure zipper pocket for all your stuff
  • flat seams help prevent chafing
  • imported

fit + function

  • designed for: sweat (run, yoga, gym – everything!)
  • fabric(s):
    Swift Ultra
  • fit: athletic
  • inseam: 9"
  • liner: yes - boxer brief
  • leg opening: 251/4"
  • hemmable: yes
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$64.00 USD
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My Exclusive Workout Short I stocked up on these a few years back in many different colors as they fit comfortably and looked good and was tired of the elastic waist aging encountered with other name brands. Two years later and all of these are still looking/smelling fresh and performing well. Admittedly, there is some variation on these shorts from color to color (some patterns are softer than other patterns) so maybe some of the durability/smelling issues others have encountered are on the patterns offered more recently, but I've been very happy with the 7-8 pairs that I purchased a couple years back. The liner and drawstring retain their elasticity despite repeated use/washing over an extended period of time. Can't really ask for more. Four instead of five stars only because the other products on the site I gave five stars to impressed me more, not due to any dissatisfaction with these shorts. October 30, 2014
These shorts stink...literally In the past, I've only had great experiences with Lululemon clothing. I'm pretty certain my entire workout wardrobe is Lulu! That said, I'm very upset about the quality of these shorts. I bought a pair of these for my husband about a year ago, and when he loved them, I bought two more. Unfortunately they now all stink of mildew, despite swift and regular washings. I really expect more from Lululemon--especially given the claims you make about fabric technology and quality. I really feel like they were a complete waste of money. October 22, 2014
These shorts were great at first. However, the striping on the sides is coming off and the side zipper pocket is separating at the seam. Given the price, the quality should be much,much better. Very disappointed. October 9, 2014
snug but perfect These shorts are super comfortable for all the recovery, gym and yoga work I do as a cyclist. I sweat a bunch in yoga and they are breathable and comfortable through out - and work just as well in the gym. I've always had larger legs since playing football in college. I have a 33 waist and got the mediums. They aren't tight, still move just fine, but if you've got big legs make sure to try them on in the store for fit. October 9, 2014
good shorts-poor stitching.... These shorts are really comfortable and they look good, but I have had to replace both of the pairs I currently own due to the seam coming apart on the rear end. In the beginning they tend to fray and then eventually they unravel. Thank goodness for Lulu's liberal exchange policy as these shorts run about 68 bucks or so. I should add that I'm not overly rough with them, but they don't hold up as well as they should. September 7, 2014
Awesome I love the integrated liner which keeps the goods secure. The fabric is very soft, flexible and wicks away moisture. One thing I noticed that during my workouts (burpees, squats, cleans, snatches...you name it) I never feel like my shorts are restricting my mobility...it's like you aren't even wearing any! I am on my third pair of these and will keep buying them. August 23, 2014
I really enjoyed this Shorts and the Liner When I tried these on in the store i wasnt sure about the liner but that was becasue I also had underware on. So I bought it in the hopes that i really would feel different with just the shorts and the liner. I practiced yoga in them and I really enjoyed the fit and movements of the shorts! August 23, 2014
So far so good.... like many guys i've relied on nike and under armour for my gym clothes, specifically running shorts. I've become disappointed with nike's liner, and under armour is sometimes inconsistent to me. So off to lululemon to buy some shorts for my girlfriend. She had been claiming they are the greatest shorts ever made! tried on a few different models and ended up going with the Pace Breaker short. Wore them today on a 4 mile run, not a single complaint at all They fit great, zippered pocket is in a great place (not dead center on back waistband), all in all a great short. I will say i am skeptical to see how they stand up overtime. Seems that a lot of reviews sight some common problems, but it seems lululemon has great customer service and will address the problem if it arises. Also the sales associated at the West Hartford, CT store were great and very helpful August 10, 2014
Pace Breaker Shorts are good, but watch out for... the fabrics! I own several pairs of Pace Breakers and I discovered some have different fabrics. Not all of them are made with Swift Ultra stretch fabric, as stated on the web site. Swift Ultra is generally some combination of Polyester and Spandex, which allows the short to stretch. I recently purchased a pair and when they arrived I noticed the fabric was not silky and smooth. When I looked at the fiber content, I discovered they were 100% POLYESTER! These did not have any stretch to them, and were rough to the touch. They don't wear like the Swift Ultra fabric and are cut small. A bit disappointed the web site states that Pace Breakers have Swift Ultra, when in fact some of them are nothing but 100% POLYESTER! When I noticed this, I went to my local Lulu store, and discovered there were a couple other colors that were 100% POLYESTER. Big disappointment! Hopefully, when new Pace Breakers are introduced, the correct fiber content for each color will be displayed on the site, so customers can make an educated decision to buy or not. Had I known these were 100% Polyester, I would have never purchased them. This won't detract for me buying these shorts -- they are great workout shorts. But I will return any future Pace Breakers that are not as advertised. July 27, 2014
Great shorts....but quality issues I love these shorts - they look great, fit great but the most recent pairs I've bought seem to have defective zippers on the key pocket. They've either gotten jammed or the pull has completely fallen off. Pretty disappointing for shorts at this price! July 20, 2014