strong and light, Swift fabric is woven to stand up to whatever we throw at it - we love this technical fabric for its no-bulk, no-nonsense performance
why we made this
Here's the long story short: if we're already working hard, why make it harder with bulky, sweaty shorts. We engineered these training shorts with lightweight Recycled Polyester Swift fabric and discreet mesh venting to help keep us cool and comfortable through our warm ups and cool downs.
fabric + features
comfortable Ultra Light Run Brief is lightweight and moisture wicking
mesh venting in the back provides added airflow
store your keys and fuel in the side gel pockets
right pocket has a built-in key loop to keep 'em close by
tighten the drawcord for a secure, custom fit
bonded hem so you don't get rubbed the wrong way
reflective details help keep you visible when it's dark out
fit + function
designed for: run
liner: yes, Ultra Light Run Brief (colour may vary)
Why no side pockets??
Some of us still like side pockets for multitasking and these don't have them. Also, have been a convert to this brand since other big name companies started making inferior strength pockets that would fall apart after 10-12 runs. I've noticed that Lulu's are starting to fall apart as well after similar runs. Many of your male customers converted to you guys for the quality that you were known for. Not impressed with these shorts.
November 8, 2013
shorts are great, but always sold out in size S
I highly recommend these shorts and would recommend to friends if only they were available online. These were sold out in size small back in March only days after they were listed online. These shorts and the 4" Light as Air shorts are very popular in the smaller sizes so why can't they be kept in stock?
April 29, 2013
good middle-man short
I had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of some new color options, and stock availability for that matter, in the 4" light as air. These arrived, and while I'm not as in love with them at the aforementioned shorts, they are a good compromise for those of us who don't like running in shorts falling below the knee (does anyone really?). I'm a size S and I find it hysterical that in the 4" light as air, and other "last-year" shorts/pants, a S was a bit too big (had to pull on those drawstrings). Lulu updates the men's S size and XL, to be a more "accurate" fit for us, and now I'm finding the S is a bit too snug. Not uncomfortably, but seriously, can't you just get a size S correct? 29-31" waist measurement... these new S shorts feel more like a solid 28"...so guys in the S range will most likely want to go up to the medium. Caution: Lulu has not updated men's M, so a jump to M may feel rather loose. I digress! Bring back 4" light as air in some new colors (maybe with similar sizing to before for S) and I'll be a happy runner, again. :)
April 27, 2013
The 5" Pacebreaker?!
I took these for a 5 mile run today and here are the results:
Look - it looks like a 5" version of the Pacebreaker. The 5" length is perfect for longer runs and the reflective detailing is well placed.
Forget your wearing them - the recycled (love that it is recycled) 4-way swift is light, a loose cut without looking too big, and wicks well.
The side hip pockets perfectly fit an energy gel and I love that there is no vertically aligned zipper to catch on your shirt. These also are high enough that it is not bothersome to have the gels in when you run.
The venting is mostly discrete. *Note--you can see your skin through the mesh at the right angles since this has a brief liner.
The brief liner feels a bit thicker, really well constructed and the fit is outstanding for a short-liner.
The drawstrings feel thick and it seems that it would be difficult for them to get "lost" in the waistband during washing.
April 3, 2013