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Core Short

a sweat-wicking, four-way stretch fabric that's cool to the touch and fits like a second skin - this technical fabric offers support and smooth, low-friction performance
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

We designed these long, loose-fitting shorts to wear running or at the gym. We made them without a liner so we can throw them on over our underwear, compression shorts or run tights (and if we go commando, we stay in the back row during Downward Dog).

fabric + features

  • woven for strength and no-bulk performance, Swift Ultra fabric is engineered to feel light and keep you covered
  • soft, comfortable waistband made of Luxtreme™ fabric wicks sweat away from your skin
  • stash your key in the secure slot hidden in the left pocket
  • keep your cards secure in the flat rear pocket
  • flat seams help keep sweaty skin free from chafing
  • keep your shorts on! a stretch drawcord in the waistband helps with that
  • imported

fit + function

  • designed for: sweat (run, gym, yoga – everything!)
  • fabric(s):
    Swift Ultra
  • fit: loose
  • inseam: 11"
  • liner: no
  • leg opening: 261/2"
  • hemmable: yes
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$58.00 USD
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Core Short 4.3 5 111 112
Why keep changing these? Grrrrrrrrrr A few years ago, the core shorts were phenomenal. Thick material, reflective Lulu logo, great side pocket, great waistband (luxe inside, short material outside) and the waistband was a narrow-ish string with metal ends and the key pocket had an elastic loop. Then you go and change the material to something much thinner. Then the logo changes and it's not reflective (but you've gone back to the reflective one). Then you change the waistband to a flat, thick material which honestly just gets in the way. Now you shrink the side pocket so an iphone will barely fit and only will fit if shoved in there. Then the key pocket doesn't have the elastic loop anymore. The waistband is luxe - big deal...really don't care. So the latest (and probably last pair) of core shorts: cruddy thin material phone pocket stinks and is almost unusable key pocket doesn't have elastic loop ribbon like waistband that just gets in the way I wear Core shorts every single day, at least once a day and sometimes twice. I will continue to wear my older, better ones but won't plunk out $60 for any new ones as long as this new design stays the way it is. I don't even want the ones I just bought and I can't return them because I didn't figure out all of their flaws until I had them on and was beginning my workout away from home. September 16, 2014
Most comfterable shorts These are hands down, the most amazing pair of shorts that I own. They're styleish, comfy, and can be used for anything! I plan on buying many more of these! September 15, 2014
Awesome Shorts Absolutely love these shorts. I can't imagine ever buying another pair of shorts from another company and I am a huge Oakley and Under Armour fan. These shorts are a step above the rest and I would wear them all the time if I could. I can't ding them about the i-phone pocket thing because it just doesn't matter that much to me. September 14, 2014
AWESOME!!! By FAR the best pair of shorts I have ever worn. I lift and run almost everyday and I just cant get enough of these. They are perfect for the grind September 10, 2014
PLEASE lengthen the iPhone pocket! These shorts WERE amazing until they decided to shorten the iPhone pocket. I have NO IDEA why that was done since that feature made these the PERFECT shorts for running and working out. I literally converted entirely to these shorts based on the simple pocket. Not having a phone fall out or thump against my leg while running was amazing. Now I see on my latest pair that the "designers" have "improved" them by shortening the phone pocket. Was this change not tested by anyone from 2014 that uses a smartphone?? PLEASE revert back to your earlier design. August 19, 2014
Change in pocket design I own at least a half dozen pairs of the core shorts. I love them for running and lifting at the gym. However, lululemon has shortened the pocket so that my I-phone will not fit and sticks out half way. Thank goodness for the otter cover on my phone because it hit the deck while running on the tread mill recently. Please change back to the original design if you want your loyal customers to continue buying these shorts. August 17, 2014
Almost Perfection I own 3 pairs of core shorts from the last 3 years that have gone through several different iterations. They've been great, but like several others have mentioned, the side pocket no longer fits my iPhone which is a massive design flaw...I have no idea what you all were thinking with that one. The second issue I have is that they're a bit long for me. A personal preference, but these are the only lulu shorts that fit my iPhone during gym time so I have to buy these over the more attractive shorter shorts you sell. If you were to release a 7"-9" version of the core short, with the same pockets and everything but expand its side pocket out again, that would be, for me, the perfect gym short. Also, no stupid liners. My underwear works just fine. August 8, 2014
best shorts ever perfect length, great material, love the fact that they are unlined. Wish they were available as long pants. My only complaint is that the best color the heather grey (HTPA) seems to have been discontinued. If there is any way to get 5 pairs in XL please let me know July 31, 2014
Great Workout Shorts The new core short version is better and worse. The side pocket is not as deep and is a struggle to get an iphone in the pocket. Also the inner key pocket is lower in the pocket and hits in a funny place when you work out. The new waist band is nice, but the other two will make me wear the old ones unless something is changed. July 28, 2014
Love the Core Short, HATE the inconsistency Have a few of these shorts and loved (past tense) them. BUT, I am growing increasingly frustrated with your brand and among other things the inconsistency in sizing. I've witnessed the quality of Lululemon decline over the 10+ years I've worn it. I bought two of the newer colors in the past week and one of the colors has already been returned to the store for a full refund. The ONLY reason that the second pair wasn't returned is I made the mistake of pulling the tags off before I tried them on. As soon as I put them on I could immediately tell the cut was different than the two black core shorts that I bought within the past two months. They are shorter and tighter. In addition, the pocket on the side was redesigned to be shorter so now my iPhone has to be squeezed into it. I've found myself buying this brand less and less the past two years. July 27, 2014
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