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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 5 154 155
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
Great Shorts Great shorts so far, light weight, breathable and super comfy. I love the wide waist band and versatility of the CORE short as well as the price. Surprisingly one of the cheapest shorts made my Lulumon is also one of my favorite. I'm a clothing junky and like trying out different brands all of the time - though I must say after wearing these it is harder to want to wear anything else. My only negative with the shorts is the color choices that are available. More solid/subtle colors would be great. I opted for the gray ones as I have multiple black shorts however a solid red or solid blue, or more subtle pattern would be on my wishlist. May 5, 2015
the LYCRA waistband is a b-a-d idea ... lose it. This just isn't as good as the older version. Waistband really isn't adjustable. Go back to the older version. May 2, 2015
Go back to "old design" I purchased 4 pairs of core shorts in the past. I bought some these newer core shorts (lux band) and the fit seems totally off. They are a lot more snug around the hip area. If these were the "old design", I would have purchased a bunch of colors instead of returning them. April 29, 2015
For accident-poof athletes I could love these shorts with some changes, but I just can't get over the downfalls. They are incredibly light and breathable, perfect for a running junkie like myself. That said, if you wear them a lot, you can't wash them as often as you wear them. They started pilling and stretching in odd places after the second or third wash, even though they never go in the dryer. Also, though this hasn't seemed to be the case with other lulu merchandise I've purchased, they are IMPOSSIBLE to get stains out of. Sweat, mud, even hard water from the washer have all left irreparable marks. Hydrogen peroxide, laundry detergent, spray-on and powder stain remover have all failed to make a difference thus far. In short, if you get them, only get them in a dark color, because lighter shades won't hold up. They're wonderfully comfortable, but they're not built to the standards that the price should command. This is the only issue I've had with a lulu product thus far, and I would be surprised if that changes. April 25, 2015
Good but needs more color I love these short to death. They are the only shorts I work out in now. The only issue is that I wish they had more colors. Its just variations of black and grey which is great for hiding dirt and stains but not always great for looks. April 17, 2015
Athletic and stylish It's hard finding decent looking athletic shorts for men. These are a great alternative to the boring black shorts that seem to be the norm. The waist band is comfortable, and the length is just right. April 13, 2015
Great shorts, need colors I absolutely LOVE these shorts! They are the only one's I've ever owned from any company that give me the freedom to move and not be restricted during training. I would however like to see more "base colors" rather than the more stylish plaids, stripes, etc?when it comes to workout shorts I think I'm not alone in thinking black (sold out in nearly every size), navy, forest green, red, etc are must haves for most guys. Also making more of each size would be helpful as if you select XL for example (my size) there is only one color option remaining! I know my drawers would be FULL of these if only I could get my hands on some that didn't look like I was going to the beach or something for a social event. I like training shorts to be simple and functional. April 11, 2015