Pace Breaker Short
good shorts-poor stitching....
These shorts are really comfortable and they look good, but I have had to replace both of the pairs I currently own due to the seam coming apart on the rear end. In the beginning they tend to fray and then eventually they unravel. Thank goodness for Lulu's liberal exchange policy as these shorts run about 68 bucks or so. I should add that I'm not overly rough with them, but they don't hold up as well as they should.
September 7, 2014
I love the integrated liner which keeps the goods secure. The fabric is very soft, flexible and wicks away moisture. One thing I noticed that during my workouts (burpees, squats, cleans, snatches...you name it) I never feel like my shorts are restricting my mobility...it's like you aren't even wearing any! I am on my third pair of these and will keep buying them.
August 23, 2014
I really enjoyed this Shorts and the Liner
When I tried these on in the store i wasnt sure about the liner but that was becasue I also had underware on. So I bought it in the hopes that i really would feel different with just the shorts and the liner. I practiced yoga in them and I really enjoyed the fit and movements of the shorts!
August 23, 2014
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