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Pace Breaker Short

This fabric is lightweight, soft and stretchy–made from 100% polyester fibres, it moves 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
  • imported

fit + function

  • designed for: sweat (run, yoga, gym – everything!)
  • fabric(s):
    Swift Ultra
  • fit: athletic
  • inseam: 9"
  • liner: yes - boxer brief
  • leg opening: 251/4"
  • hemmable: yes
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$64.00 USD
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*ALERT* Chafing ahead! I have bought 4 pairs of these shorts...before the shoddy liner decided to give out. The issue is that the liner tends to split due to how thin it is, and once that happens it is game over. I have cut out the liner in one of the shorts, but I refuse to wear any of these shorts unless I absolutely have to. The amount of pain you will be in will not be worth it. Even though these shorts look great, stay away from these if at all possible. The luxtreme liner or liner-less would be a much better option. July 31, 2015
A replacement for Boardshorts I love the style, the length (not too short like core and not too long), and the material of the shorts. I bought these shorts primarily to play volleyball in and to replace aging boardshorts. For many years, the only shorts I wore were boardshorts, whether to lift, crossfit, beach and indoor volleyball. The liner is no big deal and I also own 2 pairs with the spandex liner for compression. The only real problem I have is that after playing ball for a few hours, I sweat through the liner/spandex and soaks the shorts a little bit. When the sweat seeps through to the outer material, the color darkens and it can be unsightly. Of course, the black shorts are fine but the teal, blue, and green ones that I have really show. Also, do not use these shorts to Oly Lift as the bar can scratch and scuff up your expensive new shorts...(lesson learned the hard way). If you don't sweat that much, then it's no big deal. Otherwise, it was a really great purchase! July 29, 2015
Great Pair of Shorts I really like the Pace Breaker short. The built in liner is comfortable and is really what makes them such an everyday short. The hidden zipper pocket is great for storing cash, or to hold your phone on a run. I just wish the short came in a few different (possibly solid) colors, much like the vent tech shirts. A cornflower blue or red pair of pace breakers would be sweet. July 16, 2015
Best shorts ever I can't find fault with these things. I dig the liner - perfect "just enough" combo of support and give. The length is great. The weight is great. I have a few pair as they have become much more than workout shorts for me. I have them on all time. If I am not wearing a suit to work, or wearing golf attire....I am wearing these at the gym, running errands, or lounging. ONE Fault actually - hook it up with some more standard colors - just a simple, pattern-free black, grey, navy, maroon, etc. July 16, 2015
Why did you change the liner???? I started wearing the Pace Breaker's a few months ago... Love them. Just received a new pair in solid black with a different liner. There is a seam that runs through the middle of the liner that my previous PB'ers don't have. The new style is VERY uncomfortable for just walking! I can't imagine any kind of workout in them. Please go back to the old liner. June 24, 2015
Great Shorts Normally I like the Core Short, but I have to get those hemmed as they're a bit too long. But these shorts fit perfect in length. I'm still not sure how I feel about the liner, as I like wearing compression shorts under my workout shorts and the liner isn't very tight. I'll still get the Pace Breakers, but I think I'll get them without the liner from now on. June 18, 2015
Great shorts I own half a dozen of these shorts and will continue to buy more as new colorways become available. They are perfect for the gym, running, crossfit, yoga, biking, pretty much anything! I don't understand the liner issues people are having because I think it is great, I used to always have to pack a pair of compression shorts in my gym bag for support but with these I don't have to worry about it. In fact I would like to see them with a bit more of a snug liner. All around best shorts out there. June 14, 2015
First Lulu Purchase This is my first Lululemon product. I run 5km daily in them, and yoga once a week. I haven't had any of the liner issues that others have mentioned in my 6 weeks with them. I'll definitely buy again, maybe sooner than later, just to have a second clean pair on hand. June 3, 2015
DON'T BUY ONE PAIR, BUY TWO. The brave genius who came up with the boxer brief liner needs to stand and receive his applause. I balked when I was told to "get these they will be your go to shorts" because I said, "heck no i will never wear shorts with a liner. reminds me of bathing suits when i was 7." Well I submitted and bought them, and now I get upset when they are dirty and I wish I bought another pair... or yes I take a shower with them soap and water and hang dry to put on in the AM (they hang dry QUICK). The liner is same fit as a standard boxer brief, not too tight and still feel supported. I don't have experience with prior versions to say whether they were better before the current version. The best thing about these is that, i can grab and throw them on and not have to search for a clean pair of underwear AND a clean pair of shorts... my clothes life is disorganized and being a boy i like it simple. Also they can be warn as easily to go to a nice event, or paddleboard/swim, or yoga, or run/gym/kickbox... They are versatile both look and function. And so they remain by my bedside to throw on in the AM, hoping for a twin brother pair someday soon so they can have a rest :). Don't buy just one pair... May 29, 2015
Great Shorts - Wish The Liner Was Better I really wanted to like these shorts I'm looking for a brand to replace my old workout clothes and this was my first purchase from Lululemon. Great style, the 9" inseam was a great fit, and the material feels high quality. I'm looking elsewhere however because of the liner. Something just doesn't feel right with it. I think a brief liner would have been a better choice. May 28, 2015
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