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Surge Short 5" *Online Only

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

Your favourite run shorts just got shorter for increased mobility—full speed ahead!

fabric + features

  • sweat-wicking Swift Ultra fabric is four-way stretch
  • lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric liner with added Lycra® fibre for stretch
  • stash your shirt in the waistband loop when things heat up
  • reflective details help keep you visible in low light
  • imported

fit + function

  • designed for:


  • fabric(s):
    Swift Ultra
  • fit: sits at the waist, cut generously through the butt and quads
  • inseam: 5”
  • liner: yes-brief
  • leg opening: 27”
  • hemmable: no
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$68.00 USD
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by gift for husband Purchased these as gift for my husband who prefers above-the-knee shorts. They run small (he's usually L but wears XL in in lll bottoms), but other than sizing they are perfect. Loves the liner, no chafing. The material is light and allows total freedom of movement. The best compliment he can give: he actually wants more pairs and is now willing to try on other athletic apparel from lll (typically adverse to such things). My only suggestion: Lulu, PLEASE start adding a shirt loop at the waist on women's shorts! We take off layers, too! February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Need more smalls These are my boyfriend's favorite shorts but there are never any smalls in stock online or even less in stores. Please carry more smalls. We can't buy them, if you don't have them! :) February 3, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Fabric is too lightweight for 5" rise. I bought these shorts for my son for Christmas online WMTM. He normally wears a 5" rise in Lulu shorts. However, the fabric of these shorts is so thin and lightweight, that the 5" rise is really too short and creeps up on him. I would recommend getting the 7"rise instead to give the shorts a bit more weight so that it does not creep up. He will likely never wear these shorts! December 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them! Pefect shorts for Powerlifting. Who would have thought!? All i use before a comp. October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best I've Ever Had I feel at home in these shorts. They don't get in my way, there's plenty of ventilation down there, and the quality of the fabric is unmatched. The liner is a dream. It doesn't constrict and is very accommodating. I've already recommended these shorts to my friends-- and especially to those serious about running. No chafing, no problem. You get the sensation of running naked with the perfect amount of support. My only caveat is perhaps a back pocket for my wallet when I run because there's not a lot of room for anything more than a smart phone in the front pocket. July 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good but could be better Good length and weight shorts, almost perfect but they made some questionable choices: 1) No dedicated key pocket. I bring keys every time I run. I have an older pair of Lululemon running shorts that have a perfect zippered pocket in center of back waistband. Keys sit right there and don't jangle around. Perfect. Much more functional than the shirt loops if I had to give those up. I use the gel pockets for keys but harder to access and generally less convenient than zippered rear pocket. 2) The liners are overly snug and ride up into your crotch. Shorts are sized properly but the liners are annoying. 3) The fake fly. Why? June 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Need more colors I love the surge shorts, both the 5' and 7' styles, but lately have been disappointed in the lack of colors available, as well as limited availability of XXL sizes. IF they are available, they seem to sell out within minutes of being released online, or in store. I have spoken to numerous employees at the stores who say they are not even receiving any of the fun, bright newer colors in the XXL. I would love to see some more neon, pastel, and for sure WHITE, would be cool. There are enough of the dark colors in my opinion available, please Lululemon, make more XXL Surge Shorts in fun, vibrant colors. I am a loyal Lululemon customer, owning about 20 of the surge shorts and 22 of the Metal Vent Tech shirts June 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Need more colors I bought the black camouflage 5" surge in 2014. They are great shorts! I'm looking to buy another pair but am disappointed in the color availability. I was hoping Lululemon would make some brighter colors like orange or yellow for my dawn & dusk runs for better visibility on the road. Dark colors aren't always the safest for us runners, Lululemon. June 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sky's out, thighs out! yup! this is by far the best running shorts i've ever owned from lulu. i got the linerless ones which i realized later to be only available in the flagship stores. i love the length of this shorts for serious long sesh of running. the side pocket is so perfect for an ipod nano (which i have). those straps at the back was a good idea too coz when it gets really hot, i just take my shirt off and hang it in them straps. this short are like vacuum for sweat though. all you out there who are proud of your thighs, this is got to be your short, brah! the only wish i've had for these shorts are them to be around for a while. June 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Terrible Colors The 5" Surge is a great short - my favorite running short. Why can't you have a cool, plain gray-colored short?! I've been waiting two years for another gray-colored 5" Surge short - at this point I'm going to have to find another brand. Black is the only color I would buy in this year's line up, but I already have enough of that color. Please come out with a gray-colored 5" like this year's 7" Surge - EXCEPT don't put the stupid red zipper on it! June 13, 2015
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