Ascent Pant (Regular)
Haters may want to read this - or maybe not
Yes, I agree about the sizing ( I normally wear 32 and had to buy 34) but looking at the pictures attached, I noticed some common oversights (and this is no finger pointing against those that posted or questioning the validity of your issue) but I notice problems common to some things men forget to do with this type of material or design
1) I notice a lot of balling on the surface of the pants - please don't forget to turn inside out, use a nylon sweater bag for laundering and use Woolite or similar in delicate cycle and avoid throwing in with other loose woven cotton items such as towels or sweat pants - this causes wear on the material and zippers can catch with other clothing - I notice signs of all these oversights in the pictures whether or not they were caused because of this
2) laundering - I treat these no different to laundering my wife's delicate items...regardless of how durable you want them to be , they're not jeans. They will wash clean but need to use the wife's laundering accessories to extend life. My pants are 2 years old and often wear under a sports jacket when I visit clients factories and plants and it still looks new like the first day. But under all circumstances, avoid mixing with cotton items...kills this type of material faster than sandpaper. In closing, these are just general comments and not directed at any customer that provided a comment or complaint. I may just be the lucky customer.
June 23, 2015
Pretty disappointed overall
I have had these pants for roughly 3 months and the seams tore, the zippers became discolored and one of the zippers broke. I took them into the store and was charged a ridiculous amount of money to get them fixed. Here are pictures of the defective pants
June 21, 2015
Crazy small fit
New to lululemon. I wear 32 waist in every brand of pants. Nike, Travis Matthews, Calvin Klein, Buffalo jeans, quicksilver, rip curl?The waist in these pants is WAY smaller and they just don't fit. I knew I was taking a chance with the 'final sale' but how can lululemon sizes be SO different. Are these marked down because they are defective (e.g. sizing is off)? Crazy. Beware of the sizing when buying!
May 21, 2015
Amazing Pants, Never in stock
I bought a pair of these pants over a year ago now, and fell in love. These are the reason I now shop at Lululemon. They are amazing for school, the office, even playing sports if needed. They look like dress pants yet are durable enough to be used for any activity. They are well worth the money, considering most dress pants are over 100$ anyways, yet are only good for the office. These are amazing pants, and if I could I would have a closet full of them.
Unfortunately, and here is the kicker, these are never ever ever in stock. I have checked this site for the last month and a half every day hoping to find these pants (in size 34 for reference) and they never have stock. These for some silly reason were taken out of the store sometime last year, don't know why that is. They are becoming unicorn or great white buffalo level of impossible to come by. I have went into several locations, emailed Lulu several times, and while everyone is very friendly no one can get me a pair of these pants. I am extremely disappointed I didn't buy a pair in every colour last year so I wouldn't be stuck like I am now.
I also would like to comment on some of the suggestions below. I agree with several people that these could be slightly more slimming. Most dress pants are going that way these days, and although these are close to that fit and look they could use a small adjustment. I also agree the seam behind the knee should be taken out, its a bit awkward to have on a pair of dress pants, and seems unnecessary. I however enjoy the fact the Lulu symbol is on the pants, I'm proud to be a customer of Lululemon, and enjoy showcasing the brand logo.
I love these pants, but unless they come back in stock I will be forced to shop elsewhere for dress pants, which would suck because these are the best.
February 21, 2015
Love the pants, just not the fit
Just received a pair of these as a gift. I love the material, and they look like they could be worn at the office in comfort. All of my Kahuna shorts are size 32, but the size 32 Ascent pants are too tight. Unfortunately, there's no size 34 left to exchange. Hope this style comes back! I'd happily purchase a couple pair.
February 16, 2015
Good Travel Pants but check stitching quality
I own most of the different style Lulu pants and the Ascent is the most versatile one Lulu makes. Unlike most of the other Lulu pants this one can be used in a business casual situation and is great for travel. I own 5 pairs in different colors.
The Ascent fabric is durable which makes it great for travel and work. Unlike the ABC or Mission which are more of a "jeans" alternative this one easily looks right at home in the workplace. One suggestion to Lulu would be to remove the horizontal seam behind the knees as all mens slacks lack this. Others have commented on this also.
Of the 5 pairs that I own, one had a faulty stitch on the front zipper area and the stitch started unraveling only after wearing it a few times. I'll post a picture. My advice would be to purchase these pants in the store so you can inspect the stitching.
The other nice benefit is the media pocket. I do have to warn that anything larger than an iphone 5 will not fit and the iphone 5 is very tight. Also Lulu decided to put the media pocket on the left hand side which is odd since most people are right handed. You just have to get used to putting the phone in with your left hand. On the Mobility pants the media pocket is on the right hand side and this works much better.
January 25, 2015
Perfect for client facing business attire
Love them! They stretch, feel good, breathable, and you can squat in them! Why squat at work? Why not?! It moves with you and no one can tell they are Lulu's. From a business professional standpoint. I'm not ashamed.
They get 4 of 5 stars only because Lulu doesn't carry them anymore. Bring them back Lulu!!
Lulu, email me when you decide to bring them back. I hate going to the stores and searching for them only to be disappointed that they don't exist anymore.
December 15, 2014
Great but not available anymore in store :(
These are by far the best pair of pants I have ever owned. I purchased two over a year ago at a retail location but was shocked to find out they are no longer carried in store.
I really hope this doesn't mean they are being discontinued and are slowly disappearing. The new ABC pant which seems to be the replacement are too light and form fitting.
Please bring these back!
November 29, 2014
Nice but gets dirty easy
My wife and I often buy lululemon products, we really like them and we had never had any problems until I recently bought a pair of the Ascent Pants in black a few months ago, I have just wear them once and I find that every time something rubs against my pants it leaves marks. I really like these pants and how they fit but because of this problem they are always going to look dirty which is very disappointing. Is this a common issue?
November 14, 2014
Best Pant Ever
I cannot stop raving about these wonderful pants.
Aside from them being comfortable regardless of what I wear underneath, they look great inspite of what I am doing. Whether I am running for the bus, having a business meeting with a client, or having a day out with the family these pants move with me and are fit for any occasion. I have recieved many encouraging comments on my bum in these pants.
Again, Best Pant Ever!
October 20, 2014