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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 5 161 162
Didn't wash well Got these for my husband as his first piece of lulu a few weeks ago, and they have washed terrible! Its like they are faded now with tiny pills. I washed them with all of my stuff, exactly the same, and I haven't had this problem on anything of mine. Too bad. It only confirmed his theory that lulu was overpriced and quality didn't meet the standard. I don't blame him though- the shorts are basically unwearable after maybe three washes. June 26, 2015
Great multipurpose shorts I have bought 3 pairs of these shorts. They are extremely comfortable and look great. I don't always have time to get laundry done, but these shorts maintain their freshness for 2-3 workouts which I love. The thick waistband provides excellent support and the shorts fall at a great length. Although, I have had two of my pairs get scuffed up pretty easily. They are virtually unnoticeable marks but you should be careful around rough surfaces. June 19, 2015
5 star a year ago, 3 star now I discovered the core shorts a year ago and have the old style that people have been raving about. I have a pair of the old version for every day of the week. I do everthing in these shorts and wear them daily. Form, style, fit and functionality top notch. I just bought the new version of the core shorts and while still good, I am not a fan of the waistband. Its too thick in length makes it ride high on the body. I am a bodybuilder that is carrying 5% body fat right now. Still, I have a little muffin top how these shorts ride. lol. I don't plan to being bodybuilder lean in the offseason so it will be interesting what it looks like being less lean. Everything else are minor details...I plan to keep on buying Will there be improvements on this product? The old version was perfection! Giving feedback because I love the old version of core shorts. June 17, 2015
Am I wearing shorts? Fantastic shorts to wear no matter how you train! They are very light weight, they fit very well but also feel very roomy. The pocket size is substantial making the shorts very practical as you can keep wearing them after you train and carry your wallet and phone with you, they also look stylish. And it doesn't matter what you do for training, whether it's Weight Training, High Intensity Training or Yoga, these shorts move well and at times it feels like you aren't wearing anything at all. In a squat movement, these shorts don't feel like they are going to get in the way, while running, the shorts stay where they are, they don't 'ride up' your legs, and the waist band is tight enough to keep them sitting where they should. Probably one of the best shorts I have worn. June 14, 2015
WHY ??? I love Lulu clothes and have 6 pairs of shorts. I got the red core shorts today and HATE them. my favorite feature (and why i recommend to so many) is the cell phone pocket on the side. when I'm working out, i love how secure my phone is? no worrying about it sliding out! well, as others have said, the new changes are horrible! i have an iPhone 6 and it does not even fit HALFWAY in the cell phone pocket? why even bother? please go back to the old shorts! what's worse is that i bought the "black cherry" color WHICH SHOWS AN IMAGE OF A GUY PUTTING HIS IPHONE IN THE CELL POCKET! how deceiving. i hate that i have to make a trip back to return these May 31, 2015
Amazing These have been fantastic. I LOVE them. I'm relatively new to Lulu and I'm wondering why I didn't buy them sooner. The Core Short has been an amazing purchase...especially since I can get them hemmed to my desired length. A definite buy. May 28, 2015
Best shorts These are by far the best shorts I've ever had. They are breathable, comfortable, and just all around awesome for whatever you are doing in them. I'd recommend them to just about anyone. May 25, 2015
Were the best shorts ever I have 5 pair of the old Core short and love everything about them. The material is great, the pockets are deep and they have a pocket on the side that holds my phone when I exercise. I bought a new pair and they have no pocket for my phone and the front pockets are not very deep. Not sure why someone would mess with the perfect product. I am really bummed and won't be buying more until the old style returns. May 19, 2015
Go back to the old design The Core shorts used to be great, 5 stars. My favorite part was the side pocket that used to fit all iPhone sizes. Over the past year Lululemon changed the style (slightly baggier at leg opening, new waistband, smaller side pocket). I would continue buying these shorts if the side pocket still fit an iPhone, problem is that it barely fits keys now. The current pictures on this site showing an iPhone fitting into the side pocket are COMPLETELY misrepresented, the phone only goes in about half way. I ordered a pair based on this pic last week (thinking that they went back to the old size) and found this out the hard way. Lululemon- please go back to the old fit with the deeper side pocket, I will buy a pair every color! Otherwise, please remove pictures of an iPhone fitting in this pocket, it is deceptive advertising. May 12, 2015
Awesome pair of shorts ! Great pair of shorts for a hot day out. Very comfortable not tight and very loose, breathable. I like the thickness of the drawstring. I got the blue colour which is a very awesome colour. The price was a plus, cheaper then most pair of the shorts at Lulu. I however did like the waistband (lux band), which is made out a very nice material. May 10, 2015