Pace Breaker Short
Consistently Poor Quality
I originally bought a couple pairs of these shorts because they fit well, were the right length, and I didn't need to wear compression shorts underneath them because they already had a built in liner. I am a personal trainer so comfort and functionality is really important to me as I am in these shorts all day. Which is how I justified spending the extra money for these over a simple pair of UA or Nike shorts. However, I have had issues with the liner wearing thin and ripping at the seam. I have taken 4 pairs back within a years amount of time and apparently some of the employees at the local store have encountered the same problem. I have a muscular build and do do a lot of Olympic lifting in these things, but I can't imagine I put the fabric under any more stress as some yoga poses would. At this point, it has become quite embarrassing to keep returning to the local store with this same problem. Nor do I want to continue switching these shorts out for another pair with the same problem. Sadly, these shorts have been the poorest quality of any other pair in my closet. I gave Lulu the benefit of the doubt at first, but I think simply claiming to have the "best" quality products doesn't work if you can't back it up. Judging by other reviews of this product, this is an issue that has been brought to your attention a while ago, with still no effective solution? I'm no designer, but I think that adding two additional seams from front to back within the liner would make it much more durable and potentially prevent this problem from happening to other customers. I can't help but to be disappointed.
January 29, 2015
Really good, but durability?
I have bought probably 5 pairs of these, and overall fit and comfort is great. However, one pair I just started to wear - the draw string is all tangles and has lost it's elasticity - it's really frustrating. I cold washed it and hung dried it. This really stinks because I can't find this blue color anywhere now, and the drawstring being all messed up makes this uncomfortable...
I love these shorts, and Lulu, but this really stinks :(
January 28, 2015
great shorts and function
I love these shorts. They are a great length and don't ride up when running. The pocket on the left is perfect for iPhone and doesn't bounce when running. Just bought my second pair!!
December 28, 2014
Not a fitness short with function.
So originally got this short as an alternative to the core short and was not happy from the get go. I have come to prefer my own sport boxer briefs than one that's connected to a short so it didn't add any benefits to me. Also, the shorts didn't stay up when you put a cell phone in the pocket and started moving around like when I went for a jog. So definitely not a short for being active in unless you plan on not putting anything in the pockets. I do like the hard plastic ends of the draw strings and thought the length was a good "short" option if you didn't want something at your knee. I had purchased the white with black piping so the style was on par. But again, it comes down to function and it didn't pass the test. I will only use them for running and even then, I need to get an arm band because they will fall down after about 5 steps.
December 22, 2014
Minus one star for the zip pocket on the left...if I was a southpaw, a 5/5 for sure, as it is, totally a minor issue - the fit, comfort and support knocks the competition for a loop - impressed.
December 2, 2014
Purchased 2 pairs of these for my husband, he does weight lifting 5 days a week, and light cardio 1 day. He is 6?2? with a lean muscular build, small legs and butt. Purchased a size large. I am very disappointed to report that in the black pair, the boxer liner got some holes along the seams of the leg. And when we were on our way to the gym the other day, he went to zip up the pocket of the shorts in the other gray pair and the zip fell right off the track. I had to do a lot of convincing for him to let me purchase him expensive work out shorts.. and sad so say after only a couple months of use, they both have quality issues. He really liked them when they were functional, but sad to say we won?t be purchasing more lulu for men, he is big on quality, and if they can?t stand up to some weight lifting activities for 6 months.. then they just aren?t worth it.
December 1, 2014
Awesome shorts, but with a quality issue
Based on long term use (one year or so). These are fantastic shorts in terms of performance, comfort and durability. I have used these for basically everything from weightlifting, 10k runs, stair running, yoga, cross/circuit training, etc. They are superb. They move with you. Stretch and go back to shape as they should. Have used mine time and time again. Haven't noticed any colour fading or stitching coming undone. They basically look good as new. HOWEVER, I have had the same experience as other users with the mildew odour on my Pace Breakers. I wash my work out gear almost immediately after use. Unscented detergent, garment bag, hang to dry. These shorts are the only piece of Lulu gear that seem to consistently have this issue (if it's worth it, I find that they smell in the stitching on the waist band nearer to the liner). NONE of my other shorts (primarily Core Shorts) or performance underwear smell. But, kudos to the Guest Education centre for their top notch assistance in replacing my bunk shorts with new ones. Their customer service and product warranty is second to none. I'm hoping that my new shorts will not be a repeat with the odour issue. Based on the performance alone, this should be a five star review. No question.
Couple of suggestions: Solid Inkwell Pace Breakers. Nicest blue shade Lulu has ever had IMHO. I'm seeing a lot of this colour on your site, hoping you put them on the Pace Breakers (don't care for the camo print. Just want something classic).
More colours for the Linerless Pace Breakers would be nice too. Cheers!
November 18, 2014
My Exclusive Workout Short
I stocked up on these a few years back in many different colors as they fit comfortably and looked good and was tired of the elastic waist aging encountered with other name brands. Two years later and all of these are still looking/smelling fresh and performing well.
Admittedly, there is some variation on these shorts from color to color (some patterns are softer than other patterns) so maybe some of the durability/smelling issues others have encountered are on the patterns offered more recently, but I've been very happy with the 7-8 pairs that I purchased a couple years back.
The liner and drawstring retain their elasticity despite repeated use/washing over an extended period of time. Can't really ask for more.
Four instead of five stars only because the other products on the site I gave five stars to impressed me more, not due to any dissatisfaction with these shorts.
October 30, 2014
These shorts stink...literally
In the past, I've only had great experiences with Lululemon clothing. I'm pretty certain my entire workout wardrobe is Lulu!
That said, I'm very upset about the quality of these shorts. I bought a pair of these for my husband about a year ago, and when he loved them, I bought two more. Unfortunately they now all stink of mildew, despite swift and regular washings. I really expect more from Lululemon--especially given the claims you make about fabric technology and quality. I really feel like they were a complete waste of money.
October 22, 2014
These shorts were great at first. However, the striping on the sides is coming off and the side zipper pocket is separating at the seam. Given the price, the quality should be much,much better. Very disappointed.
October 9, 2014