Pace Breaker Short
Awesome shorts, but with a quality issue
Based on long term use (one year or so). These are fantastic shorts in terms of performance, comfort and durability. I have used these for basically everything from weightlifting, 10k runs, stair running, yoga, cross/circuit training, etc. They are superb. They move with you. Stretch and go back to shape as they should. Have used mine time and time again. Haven't noticed any colour fading or stitching coming undone. They basically look good as new. HOWEVER, I have had the same experience as other users with the mildew odour on my Pace Breakers. I wash my work out gear almost immediately after use. Unscented detergent, garment bag, hang to dry. These shorts are the only piece of Lulu gear that seem to consistently have this issue (if it's worth it, I find that they smell in the stitching on the waist band nearer to the liner). NONE of my other shorts (primarily Core Shorts) or performance underwear smell. But, kudos to the Guest Education centre for their top notch assistance in replacing my bunk shorts with new ones. Their customer service and product warranty is second to none. I'm hoping that my new shorts will not be a repeat with the odour issue. Based on the performance alone, this should be a five star review. No question.
Couple of suggestions: Solid Inkwell Pace Breakers. Nicest blue shade Lulu has ever had IMHO. I'm seeing a lot of this colour on your site, hoping you put them on the Pace Breakers (don't care for the camo print. Just want something classic).
More colours for the Linerless Pace Breakers would be nice too. Cheers!
November 18, 2014
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
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...
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