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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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Why the liner? I do really like the pace breaker short due to them having the most color combos, front pockets and a 9" inseam. The major down fall of these shorts is definitely the liner. I end up just cutting out the liner but hate cutting on brand new shorts. Could you guys please get rid of the liner? Or at least have the Core short in a 9" inseam option. May 6, 2015
Tinkering enough to mess things up Lululemon seems to not get it with male customers. First the Game-on Boxer. Hundreds of men have told to bring them back and yet.....we wait. Now they tinkered with the Pace Breaker short. They've tinkered with the crotch stitch and other parts of the short's hemming. It's irritating and now worth considering other options. I'm waiting for Lululemon to tinker with the metal vent t-shirt and soon I'll have little interest in shopping there any more. Lululemon - listen to your normal male customers and stop over engineering things that work for you. May 4, 2015
Questionable changes As a committed wearer of lululemon shorts, I must say that I'm mildly displeased with changes I've noticed in the construction of the Pace Breaker. Three elements stand out as not to my liking: 1) The removal of the signature hem stitch. The signature stitching remains in some places on the shorts, but has been removed and replaced with a nondescript alternative stitch at the shorts' hem. Simply doesn't look as badass as it did before. 2) Unnecessary reinforcement of the pocket panel. Feels weird on my wrists as I slip my hands into the pockets. Thick and rigid. Unclear what the purpose of this is. 3) The faux fly flap. Another location where the signature stitching has been removed. This is the least significant of my grievances and I can imagine coming around to it. I don't dislike it on the Surge Short, for example. I'm uncertain if these changes are now universal to the Pace Breaker or just the standard black model I most recently added to my arsenal. Still great shorts, but a marked step down stylistically, in my view. April 19, 2015
Amazing shorts - Small problem Hey, To start off, I love these shorts. I use them for everyday things, along with dance classes, and workouts in the gym. I would say that these are definitely my favourite pair of lulu shorts. the only problem I have is that the liner seems to fray and rip down the middle when put under the demands of different jumps in dance. I have ripped 2 pairs in the liner by doing switch splits, Russians and other highly aggressive jumps. Thank you. April 18, 2015
tennis short Purchased shorts for playing tennis. Very comfortable,however the liner is very warm in the summer. The breathability with the liner is questionable March 30, 2015
Best shorts ever The Pace Breaker short is the best pair of shorts I've ever owned. I use them almost every day for the gym, running and yoga and have had no issues. The liner is still holding up and as they have been washed often and still look new. Equally as important, they are the perfect length for me. I hope to get another pair soon. March 30, 2015
Best WO shotrs I LOVE these shorts. I own 10+ pairs and will pick up more soon. Really comfortable and great for all types of WO's March 29, 2015
What a fantastic "accident" I never was a fan of lined shorts. They always bunched up, and felt restrictive. I actually bought my first pair of Pace Breakers without even realizing they were lined, and oh boy, what a great mistake that was. By far the best pair of shorts I have ever owned. I love the fabric, the flexibility, the design, and even love the liner! The pocket works fine for my iPhone 6 (for both lifting weights at the gym, and going for jogs). All in all, I bought my first pair accidentally, and now own 7 pairs. March 12, 2015
Excellent So many shorts to choose from but I purchased these. Great for lifting and running. Pockets are a tad shallow but its not too bad and having the zippered pocket is nice. Also are a good length, not too long or short perfect for athletic look. March 11, 2015
Excellent Product 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