Rated 2 out of 5 by Danyelleee Leg Day-1 LL Surge Shorts-0
I recently purchased these shorts from my local Lulu retail location for my brother to wear for his workouts. With him being a former collegiate athlete, he has tons of workout gear from his school but wanted some fun shorts to wear that look modern and fashionable.
While the shorts look great, its construction and functionality is very poor. Not only does it not stand up to a relatively easy workout of running and weightlifting, but post workout, my brother had large welts on his skin from what can only be described as a crude lining that functions more like spanx for men. And the icing on the cake in the middle of his workout, the liner split from the shorts and resulted in a huge hole in the backside of the shorts.
I am an avid LL fan and have no problem spending money on their merchandise. However, I do have a problem when on the first time wearing these shorts, they rip and now I'm out of $50 and my brother is out a pair of shorts.
October 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by theonlytrailrunner new favorite shorts
The regular liner in these shorts was good but this is better. They are as comfortable as it gets and just the right length. Running long distance, lifting heavy, surfing, they are good for pretty much anything in the warm weather. The elastic shirt loop in the back is convenient. I would love another pocket but lulu seems to fix things like that in time. overall if i had to pick just one short it would be these.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jennifer13 My boyfriend is obsessed!
Got these for my boyfriend for his birthday in hawk blue as his first pair of LLL workout shorts and he is in love with them! He has been a religious UA customer for years and I think these shorts have converted him. He says the luxtreme liner in these are so amazing because they aren't too tight throughout but the extra tightness right above the knees keep them perfectly in place! He has already ordered another pair! I love the length of them too - shows off some thigh!
August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PsyRunner Unexpected Surprise!
I know that some people don't like the liner being longer, but if you think of these shorts in terms of functionality versus esthetically, the extra fabric adds compression for the entire quadriceps. I really like the feel of the compression--they work really well and I barely noticed them while running a 5 mile hilly tempo run! I will be getting more of these!
May 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by illylli poor design with style over function
I got these shorts as a gift. I guess they look kind of cool, but they are my least favorite running/workout shorts.
- There is a fake fly. It makes the shorts look like underwear. Since there is a loose flap of fabric, it looks like the fly is open and my little buddy might fall out at any moment.
- The seams on the liner are huge! The liner is composed of several pieces of fabric with raised ridges along every seam. That's not what I want against my skin.
- The liner is longer than the shorts. The liner has an extra piece of striped fabric stitched along the bottom who's only purpose is to stick out and be seen. These are workout clothes!
- Pockets are too small. The front/hip pocket is just a little too small for an iphone, and the back pocket is just a little too small for a credit card. So what were they sized for?
- Only available in shades of black. There is a reflective strip, but I prefer bright clothing for visibility when I run outside.
On a side note, I don't understand why Lululemon doesn't offer short running shorts without a liner. All shorts either have a bathing suit style chafer or these 'luxtreme' monsters. A saleswoman told me that I could just cut the liner out, like her boyfriend did. Lulu also needs shorter options, athletic shorts should not be knee length!
September 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by axelrod don't buy the lakeside blue ones
the blue part of the liner isn't long enough. basically your quad will show half of the black liner, the seam, and then the blue part of the lining. Poorly designed, though i much prefer the long liner to the brief liner that normally is on the surge 7" shorts.
May 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by N145aj Pockets not suitable for running with an Iphone
I was excited to try these shorts when I saw the previous review. I was equally disappointed when I got the shorts and found that the side zipper pocket was way too small to carry a phone. I took my Iphone out of the case and was able to cram it into the pocket but it was very cumbersome and really not usable with a headset cord. The overall materials and build appear good as one would expect for running shorts at this price. Does anyone have a suggestion for quality running shorts with a high rear hips pockets to snugly hold and Iphone and yet still have the phone accessible? Also, $5 to return on line purchases! Really Lulu, that is not good service for premium priced products
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrossFitCode3 Best shorts ever!
I love these shorts! The mid-thigh length liner is the perfect length and super comfortable. These shorts are my go-tos for running, squatting and every day wear.
They've updated the pocket so that my iPhone stays inside even when it's unzipped.
March 14, 2014