Pace Breaker Short
I must admit at first I was hesitant to drop this much money on a pair of gym shorts, but as they say "you get what you pay for". And these seriously have become my favorite shorts to wear so much that I don't want to wear any of my older shorts; they've kinda ruined me in that respect. Reasons: 1) Fit: perfect above-the-knee cut that avoids any bagginess but doesn't fall into booty short territory. 2) Comfort: the fabric is super soft and stretchy, and the liner itself still hasn't ridden up my leg throughout the various types of workouts I do. I could seriously wear these lounging around the house. And it still manages to be resilient enough as they've been through several washes and workouts with no apparent fraying or tearing. 3) Convenience: I love the use of pockets plus the side zip as I tend to keep stuff with me, on runs especially. If there were any cons, I wish Lululemon had more patterns available aside from solid colors and some of the weird, loud patterns that look like Quiksilver boardshort material, but that's just me nitpicking. Buy these shorts!
February 18, 2015
My go to shorts
The pacebreakers are extremely comfortable and durable. These shorts exceeded all my expectation 3 years ago. I own 5 pair of these shorts and have never had a problem out of any of them. I do a lot of crossfit training and running in these shorts and I know for a fact if I were wearing any other brand of shorts they would not have lasted this long. Don't think twice about buying these shorts.
February 15, 2015
Awesome, but durability
I have six pairs of pace breakers, they are my favorite shorts to wear for crossfit or running, but i have had problems with durability, one pair the drawstrings became frazzled after a month and the other had a large tear down the side after washing one time.
February 14, 2015
Favorite pair of shorts!
Never thought I'd love my shorts so much! No chaffing and absolutely awesome. I have 3 pairs now! Perfect for running or for lifting in the gym. I used to have to wear underwear even under lined running shorts to stop the chaff but the boxer brief lining on these shorts works flawlessly and has replaced that.
February 11, 2015
Overall, these shorts are great. The only issue is the liner does tend to ride up a little. If only they had a small rubber grip around the bottom of the liner or something to keep it in place. Other than that, I love it. Also has pockets unlike some of the other shorts.
February 11, 2015
Loved them at first but now they're falling apart
I purchased two pairs of these shorts last fall (2014) and have used them for both running and yoga. While I do like the form and fit of the shorts I was pretty disappointed to find the inner stitching of both shorts coming loose/undone. I'm still able to use both shorts but am afraid that within a few months that stitching will come undone and then the shorts will fall apart. It's shame because other than the stitching fall apart I really do like the shorts but am disappointed at the quality/durability given the price I paid for them.
February 4, 2015
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