COOLMAX® is lightweight, soft and stretchy - made from 100% polyester fibres, it move sweat away from the body to the outer layer of the fabric
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
When it comes to shorts, our needs are simple: we want them to be lightweight and comfortable. We designed this pair out of stretchy, sweat-wicking fabric and cut them generously through the leg and rear. The built-in liner helps to keep our 'stuff' secure when we run.
fabric + features
woven for strength and no-bulk performance, Swift Ultra fabric is engineered to feel light and keep you covered
Swift Ultra fabric is four-way stretch, breathable and sweat-wicking
soft, comfortable COOLMAX® liner is breathable and dries quickly
let off steam through the narrow mesh panels at the side and rear of the short
cinch the drawcord at the waist for a proper fit
deep side pockets plus a secure zipper pocket for all your stuff
flat seams help prevent chafing
fit + function
designed for: sweat (run, yoga, gym – everything!)
So far so good....
like many guys i've relied on nike and under armour for my gym clothes, specifically running shorts. I've become disappointed with nike's liner, and under armour is sometimes inconsistent to me. So off to lululemon to buy some shorts for my girlfriend. She had been claiming they are the greatest shorts ever made! tried on a few different models and ended up going with the Pace Breaker short. Wore them today on a 4 mile run, not a single complaint at all They fit great, zippered pocket is in a great place (not dead center on back waistband), all in all a great short. I will say i am skeptical to see how they stand up overtime. Seems that a lot of reviews sight some common problems, but it seems lululemon has great customer service and will address the problem if it arises. Also the sales associated at the West Hartford, CT store were great and very helpful
August 10, 2014
Pace Breaker Shorts are good, but watch out for...
I own several pairs of Pace Breakers and I discovered some have different fabrics. Not all of them are made with Swift Ultra stretch fabric, as stated on the web site. Swift Ultra is generally some combination of Polyester and Spandex, which allows the short to stretch.
I recently purchased a pair and when they arrived I noticed the fabric was not silky and smooth. When I looked at the fiber content, I discovered they were 100% POLYESTER! These did not have any stretch to them, and were rough to the touch. They don't wear like the Swift Ultra fabric and are cut small. A bit disappointed the web site states that Pace Breakers have Swift Ultra, when in fact some of them are nothing but 100% POLYESTER! When I noticed this, I went to my local Lulu store, and discovered there were a couple other colors that were 100% POLYESTER. Big disappointment!
Hopefully, when new Pace Breakers are introduced, the correct fiber content for each color will be displayed on the site, so customers can make an educated decision to buy or not. Had I known these were 100% Polyester, I would have never purchased them.
This won't detract for me buying these shorts -- they are great workout shorts. But I will return any future Pace Breakers that are not as advertised.
July 27, 2014
Great shorts....but quality issues
I love these shorts - they look great, fit great but the most recent pairs I've bought seem to have defective zippers on the key pocket. They've either gotten jammed or the pull has completely fallen off. Pretty disappointing for shorts at this price!
July 20, 2014
Need to make the Pace Breaker Short Linerless
I had the same issue with my liner ripping. I reported it to Lululemon and they took care of it.
I own a pair that is linerless, but they have been discontinued. PLEASE bring the linerless version back!
June 24, 2014
I bought three pairs of these shorts 6 months ago and the liners in two of them are ripping. My exercise routine has not changed, in fact the Nike compression shorts I wore before haven't ripped and I have had those for a few years. For the price I paid for these shorts, they should be far better quality than Nike, but that is not the case. Now, if I try and run in the shorts, the ripping will cut up my legs. Do not buy these until Lululemon addresses this issue
June 19, 2014
Great shorts, but quality needs work
I'll give it to lululemon, these shorts fit great. They are comfy and move the way I want them to. Whether I'm in the gym or doing a decent distance run they fit and feel great.
The quality and durability of the shorts need work. I have bought shorts from other brands (Adidas, brooks, Sugoi) and they last for years and are a fraction of the price. I find the liner is really thin and begins to separate from the seams. The two pairs I bought last summer are looking like they might be thrown out soon. I would say my use of the shorts is pretty standard. Runs three to four times a week and gym three to four times a week.
June 19, 2014
These shorts are great. My only gripe is that the white shorts are a different, stiffer material than the black ones.
I am 5'9, 140 lbs, slim/athletic build and the medium fits perfectly.
June 12, 2014
Great, would love more colors
I currently own 3 pairs of these and I consistently wear them on a day to day basis. I have a black, grey and blue pair and I love them all. The only thing I would like to see out of these shorts would be more color options and maybe even a customizable color option. Love them though, super light and breathable and the inner liner keeps everything where it's suppose to be.
June 2, 2014
Not worth the price tag
I should start out by saying that for a while, I really liked these shorts and would've given them a 4/5 star rating. So much so, I ended up buying a few new pairs over the course of 8-10 months. They're comfy and breathe very well. However, after about a years worth of use the inner lining, which is very thin, started to shred on two of the four I own (the oldest two). I've noticed a number of complaints regarding the inner lining from other people and I've got to agree with them that something needs to be done. A $60 pair of shorts that's marketed for sweaty workouts shouldn't be tearing itself apart after less than a year's worth of standard use. I'm not training for a marathon or an ironman competition. I primarily wear them at the gym, hiking, cycling or lounging around the house.
I have also noticed differences in the fits of shorts I've bought at different times (>6 months between purchases). It's not a huge gripe but it was noticeable enough for me to mention it here. If you're new to the shorts, I'd recommend buying up a size.
As I mentioned previously, I used to really like the shorts, which is why I'm bummed the inner lining is deteriorating. Sadly, I can't say it's worth the price tag to own these shorts.
May 20, 2014
What's up with the liner?
I agree with Jaime45, the short was great but after a few washes (about 7-10) the liner feels awful. Like it's got thorns in the fabric or something. Seriously distracting. I use only unscented natural detergents and hang dry. These are (were) only used for yoga. Bummer. I liked the support.
May 6, 2014