Run: Dog Runner Pant
These are great pants for cold weather. I wear them to play paddle, run and go to Starbucks....;). I have 2 pairs of the original dog walker pants from 2 years ago that I still love; these are quite different. My ONLY criticism of these pants is that because of the liner, the top layer of the pant does not lay normally. It always looks like it is static clung to the bottom layer/tight. Other than that, they are perfect for Chicago winters! I wear a 4 in these and a 2 in the studio pant if that helps anyone with fit.
December 6, 2013
Better than I expected
Last year I noticed these pants on line. I have been looking for something similar to a pair lulu had a while ago, their Travel to Track pants (which would be great if they brought back too). I did not like how the dog runner pants looked in the pictures so I never purchased them. This year when it returned I decided I wanted to see what the hype was. They are extremely comfy. I tried on a pair of inkwell in the store, fit was ok but I figured comfort would be my deciding point on this one. I ordered a pair in black, for some reason this fit is more flattering. The pants are great for cooler walks (0-5C). Haven't run in them and don't plan too. I stayed with my normal size 4 and did not size up like others suggested. This pant in soot would be nice too.
December 5, 2013
great pants..serves it's purpose
first time buying pants other than leggings from lululemon and first time to review. these pants are soft and warm. it can get down to below zero degrees where i live, so these pants are great for walking my dog or bumming around the house. i'm 5'2'' about 115lbs and got a size 6. could probably wear a 4, but i'm curvy, so i like a little wiggle room in the butt/hips area.
waist band sits well. the only thing is that they are LONG on me, but the drawstrings on the legs help. some reviews said these pants look unflattering..yes they are not as slimming as leggings, but they hug the body well, considering these are made to fit looser. i got it in the grape black color and it's a pretty color..almost like a navy. would recommend to anyone who likes soft pants, comfy waist band, and something different than leggings to run around in.
December 4, 2013
Could live in these pants!
These pants fit the bill for a pair of cute, comfortable, but still flattering pants. The rule inner pant fits like a comfy stretch legging, and the outer pant provides add'l insulation and warmth. I was pleased that these didn't make me look "puffy," as loose pants can be prone to do. Fit was TTS. Would love to see these in a dark (Charcoal) grey, Lulu!
December 2, 2013
Perfect, but not a practical purchase for myself
I just tried these on at the Portland store and was so impressed. I had read another review saying these pants feel like butter on your legs and I could not agree more. I am 5'6", 119lbs and the 4 fit perfectly. Made my bum look cute too. The only thing preventing me from purchasing them was that I am from Fresno, CA and it does not get cold enough to make these a practical purchase for myself. If I had the money to splurge on something I loved but would probably only wear a few times a year then I would have bought them for sure.
I imagine they'd be perfect for those living in colder cities.
December 1, 2013
A couple issues...
OK the good things first: they are moderately warm, fabric good for wear from dog paws. They are pretty comfortable and close to true to size (a bit snugger compared to studio pants)
The not so good: Why are they a lower rise? The waist is a bit big, too, I have to tie snug, then they stay put OK (tested on a 7 mile run). I really don't feel like having a cold lower back/upper bum when it is cold outside, function has to override "showing your midriff" in cooler weather in my opinion. I bought these for 2 reasons and those were to walk the dogs and run in cold weather. These are also not really windproof. I had to run in 25-30F weather to be warm, it was windy and when I walked it kinda went through the pants. They will not be that warm in colder, windier weather, and that is why I bought them. Therefore, they are not worth this amount of money.
November 28, 2013
Great pants, just not for me.
These were an impulse buy for me. I wandered into the Yorkville store, tried them on, and thought they were suuuuuper soft and comfortable! However, I should have thought a bit more before I purchased. When I got home, I tried them on again, and just wasn't satisfied with the fit. I'm 4'11", 95 lbs, and bought the size 2. They are long on me (obviously), but I initially thought cinching the drawstring at the bottoms would be good enough. Unfortunately, the extra material still drags on the floor. Hemming is an option, but I wouldn't have wanted to lose the drawstrings. Taking them to a seamstress (which I do to save the drawstrings on my Studio pants) just seems like too much of a hassle, especially with the inner rulu leggings. The size 2 is also a bit too baggy around the bum. Doesn't flatter like other lulu pants.
I do recommend these pants though for others who aren't "mini" like me. They are very comfortable and I can see them being very convenient for taking the dog out on chilly mornings/evenings. But I'll save the $118 +tax, and just throw on one of my many pairs of wunder unders with dance studio pants over top on the really cold days ;)
I wanted to love them, but returned them today.
November 28, 2013
I read tonnes of reviews, i always like to read the lower star ones first to see what the main complaints are, after reading the positive reviews i figured i might as well give them a try i can always return them?well i'm not, the inside truly does feel like butter on your skin, warm and cozy and easy to kneel down in, stretch ect, it doesn't bunch or cling, they fit true to size, high enough rise that wind doesn't get up your back but not too much to give you mom-butt :P I found them figure flattering. Perfect for cross country skiing and winter walking.
November 28, 2013
One is not enough!
Just bought these in person and they are brilliant. Super warm, comfy, and waterproof. Great for walks but keeps me warm at the dog park too. Love! Buying a second pair on the web now.
November 27, 2013
These pants are absolutely the best..They are very comfortable and fit is great..The tight underneath is warm and super cozy..I have the plum and just ordered the other colour!
November 27, 2013