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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
    ,
    COOLMAX®
  • fit: athletic
  • inseam: 9"
  • liner: yes - boxer brief
  • leg opening: 251/4"
  • hemmable: yes
 
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Why did you change the liner???? I started wearing the Pace Breaker's a few months ago... Love them. Just received a new pair in solid black with a different liner. There is a seam that runs through the middle of the liner that my previous PB'ers don't have. The new style is VERY uncomfortable for just walking! I can't imagine any kind of workout in them. Please go back to the old liner. June 24, 2015
Great Shorts Normally I like the Core Short, but I have to get those hemmed as they're a bit too long. But these shorts fit perfect in length. I'm still not sure how I feel about the liner, as I like wearing compression shorts under my workout shorts and the liner isn't very tight. I'll still get the Pace Breakers, but I think I'll get them without the liner from now on. June 18, 2015
Great shorts I own half a dozen of these shorts and will continue to buy more as new colorways become available. They are perfect for the gym, running, crossfit, yoga, biking, pretty much anything! I don't understand the liner issues people are having because I think it is great, I used to always have to pack a pair of compression shorts in my gym bag for support but with these I don't have to worry about it. In fact I would like to see them with a bit more of a snug liner. All around best shorts out there. June 14, 2015
First Lulu Purchase This is my first Lululemon product. I run 5km daily in them, and yoga once a week. I haven't had any of the liner issues that others have mentioned in my 6 weeks with them. I'll definitely buy again, maybe sooner than later, just to have a second clean pair on hand. June 3, 2015
DON'T BUY ONE PAIR, BUY TWO. The brave genius who came up with the boxer brief liner needs to stand and receive his applause. I balked when I was told to "get these they will be your go to shorts" because I said, "heck no i will never wear shorts with a liner. reminds me of bathing suits when i was 7." Well I submitted and bought them, and now I get upset when they are dirty and I wish I bought another pair... or yes I take a shower with them soap and water and hang dry to put on in the AM (they hang dry QUICK). The liner is same fit as a standard boxer brief, not too tight and still feel supported. I don't have experience with prior versions to say whether they were better before the current version. The best thing about these is that, i can grab and throw them on and not have to search for a clean pair of underwear AND a clean pair of shorts... my clothes life is disorganized and being a boy i like it simple. Also they can be warn as easily to go to a nice event, or paddleboard/swim, or yoga, or run/gym/kickbox... They are versatile both look and function. And so they remain by my bedside to throw on in the AM, hoping for a twin brother pair someday soon so they can have a rest :). Don't buy just one pair... May 29, 2015
Great Shorts - Wish The Liner Was Better I really wanted to like these shorts I'm looking for a brand to replace my old workout clothes and this was my first purchase from Lululemon. Great style, the 9" inseam was a great fit, and the material feels high quality. I'm looking elsewhere however because of the liner. Something just doesn't feel right with it. I think a brief liner would have been a better choice. May 27, 2015
Not too shabby Great fit but that liner. Terrible. The intersection of a couple of seams was in a VERY sensitive area. Chafing like you wouldn't believe. 2 stars deducted because of the pain from the seams. After cutting out the liner, these are my second favorite shorts. May 26, 2015
Why the liner? I do really like the pace breaker short due to them having the most color combos, front pockets and a 9" inseam. The major down fall of these shorts is definitely the liner. I end up just cutting out the liner but hate cutting on brand new shorts. Could you guys please get rid of the liner? Or at least have the Core short in a 9" inseam option. May 6, 2015
Tinkering enough to mess things up Lululemon seems to not get it with male customers. First the Game-on Boxer. Hundreds of men have told to bring them back and yet.....we wait. Now they tinkered with the Pace Breaker short. They've tinkered with the crotch stitch and other parts of the short's hemming. It's irritating and now worth considering other options. I'm waiting for Lululemon to tinker with the metal vent t-shirt and soon I'll have little interest in shopping there any more. Lululemon - listen to your normal male customers and stop over engineering things that work for you. May 4, 2015
Questionable changes As a committed wearer of lululemon shorts, I must say that I'm mildly displeased with changes I've noticed in the construction of the Pace Breaker. Three elements stand out as not to my liking: 1) The removal of the signature hem stitch. The signature stitching remains in some places on the shorts, but has been removed and replaced with a nondescript alternative stitch at the shorts' hem. Simply doesn't look as badass as it did before. 2) Unnecessary reinforcement of the pocket panel. Feels weird on my wrists as I slip my hands into the pockets. Thick and rigid. Unclear what the purpose of this is. 3) The faux fly flap. Another location where the signature stitching has been removed. This is the least significant of my grievances and I can imagine coming around to it. I don't dislike it on the Surge Short, for example. I'm uncertain if these changes are now universal to the Pace Breaker or just the standard black model I most recently added to my arsenal. Still great shorts, but a marked step down stylistically, in my view. April 19, 2015
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