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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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Pace Breaker Short 3.9 5 210 213
Really good, but durability? I have bought probably 5 pairs of these, and overall fit and comfort is great. However, one pair I just started to wear - the draw string is all tangles and has lost it's elasticity - it's really frustrating. I cold washed it and hung dried it. This really stinks because I can't find this blue color anywhere now, and the drawstring being all messed up makes this uncomfortable... I love these shorts, and Lulu, but this really stinks :( January 28, 2015
great shorts and function I love these shorts. They are a great length and don't ride up when running. The pocket on the left is perfect for iPhone and doesn't bounce when running. Just bought my second pair!! December 28, 2014
Not a fitness short with function. So originally got this short as an alternative to the core short and was not happy from the get go. I have come to prefer my own sport boxer briefs than one that's connected to a short so it didn't add any benefits to me. Also, the shorts didn't stay up when you put a cell phone in the pocket and started moving around like when I went for a jog. So definitely not a short for being active in unless you plan on not putting anything in the pockets. I do like the hard plastic ends of the draw strings and thought the length was a good "short" option if you didn't want something at your knee. I had purchased the white with black piping so the style was on par. But again, it comes down to function and it didn't pass the test. I will only use them for running and even then, I need to get an arm band because they will fall down after about 5 steps. December 22, 2014
Almost... Minus one star for the zip pocket on the left...if I was a southpaw, a 5/5 for sure, as it is, totally a minor issue - the fit, comfort and support knocks the competition for a loop - impressed. December 2, 2014
Very disappointed Purchased 2 pairs of these for my husband, he does weight lifting 5 days a week, and light cardio 1 day. He is 6?2? with a lean muscular build, small legs and butt. Purchased a size large. I am very disappointed to report that in the black pair, the boxer liner got some holes along the seams of the leg. And when we were on our way to the gym the other day, he went to zip up the pocket of the shorts in the other gray pair and the zip fell right off the track. I had to do a lot of convincing for him to let me purchase him expensive work out shorts.. and sad so say after only a couple months of use, they both have quality issues. He really liked them when they were functional, but sad to say we won?t be purchasing more lulu for men, he is big on quality, and if they can?t stand up to some weight lifting activities for 6 months.. then they just aren?t worth it. December 1, 2014
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