Speed Tight *Luxtreme
I love this pants. The material is light but well fitting. I'm not sure why the others's find it stretches. I did not find it to stretch, they have a pretty snug and VERY comfortable fit. I am a size 8 and bought a size 8. I find Lululemon clothing to fit exactly to your fit.
November 30, 2013
comfortable for lounging, not for running
I bought these pants to be able to wear outside on a run in cold weather and unfortunately they do not keep you warm! I was however still happy with the pants as yoga or lounging pants until they started pilling and getting fuzzy feeling after washing on gentle just a few times, and not in the inner thigh area where the legs may rub on other areas of the pants as well! I have pants that I have run in time and time again that I purchased from Tjmaxx that have not pilled in any area!! EVEN the dreaded inner thighs! While I love LULU, it's time to fix you fabrics and not blame the customer!
November 27, 2013
Terrible for winter outdoor runs.
I bought these in hopes of staying warm while running outside this winter. I went for a six mile run this past weekend -- I was really, really excited to try these out! It was 25 degrees outside. Winter. But it's only November, so it's going to be getting colder. By about halfway through my run, my legs were FREEZING. By the time I finished the six miles? My legs were like icicles.
No need for an ice bath when you're wearing these because if you're running outside in the winter, you'll basically have an ice bath for your legs while you run.
I was really, really disappointed that I spent $100 on pants that aren't going to be of any use to me unless I layer them with another set of running pants, like wind-breakers. Not at all what I was expecting.
And I promise, it's NOT my legs. Pretty upsetting.
November 25, 2013
Needs to be tweaked
Lots of potential in these, which makes me wonder if the run products are even tested on REAL runners? I don't find the Luxtreme the best product for running, and I don't like the shininess either. Unless you have no fat and no cellulite. Many women wearing these I just have to wince bc it's not a flattering look. Stick with matte, no sheen fabrics Lulu, just like the olden days. Also, as far as pilling goes, it's not always in the inner thigh area, so there goes Chip's theory of thighs rubbing together.
November 24, 2013
First of all, these pants are so thin that it feels like you are wearing nothing. Secondly, they are poorly made. The seams ripped the second I put them on, then I noticed that happened to a bunch of other people as well. I returned them and won't be getting another pair.
November 24, 2013
Worst "Running Specific" spandex I've purchased
I am 5ft 8, 27in waist, 39in hips. Bought the proper size. Wear them to workout in. First thing that happens...rides down during warmup. I was about to drive back to the store and tell the fitting room lady off...don't say it doesn't ride down when it rides down, especially because that was the reason I said, "Surrre, I'll spend $100 on spandex". Stupid drawstring doesn't do jack. Then, they stretch out, and worst of all...they started to fuzz...on the outside of the quads. Can't blame that on thigh rubbing.
If I bought a size smaller, they would have been see through at the first sign of a squat. Can't say I get muffin top, so it's not like Lulu got rid of it with their magical waistband. And, can't say their spandex makes my butt look any better than any other pair of spandex I've owned, so don't buy it for that (actually, the Nike's do a great job of showcasing assets...).
So compared to Nike, Under Armor, and Brooks, these Lulu's are the biggest let down I've ever experienced buying sport performance clothes, especially for the price.
November 21, 2013
I love these pants and they are super functional!!
I absolutely love these pants. The compression is impeccable and the side pockets that run down the thigh were a perfect addition - you can easily shove your ipod in them at the gym while executing several different exercises. They are definitely figure flattering, I have fairly large thighs (5'5" and 135 lbs). Please make more pants with these features!!! My only caution is do not pull your pants up at the thigh area because you will hear the seams pull (due to the compression and rucheing I think??) - this is not the result of faulty design, it's just the way the pants are structured, I try to wiggle them up at the knee area. And secondly - I don't feel the pants are fully breathable, they didn't appear to wick away sweat and I felt like they smelled afterwards!
November 17, 2013
I run 30 to 40 miles a week and was excited for these pants however have only worn and washed four times and it has pilling all over the quad area. $98 and four uses not worth it. Luxtreme is not the fabric apparently :(
November 14, 2013
Worst thing Lulu made
I am very grateful for the discounts lulu gives to its instructors to provide feedback. These were the most humiliating pants I bought and wore. While teaching Kick Box, it is common to sweat. Not only was there chafing but there was no WICK Sweat protection. It looked like I peed my pants all over the place. The blue shows everything, and I was mortified. I wore them again while lifting weights to see if it was just the high impact, but no, any sweat comes through the pants. I left them GYM a second time so embarrassed by all the sweat it shows. Does lulu even test their products before they are mass produced? I admit quality is getting better but these pants are brought back nightmares of lulus poor quality phase the past 18 months. For almost 100.00 I would expect to run in a blizzard with no show, now I am stuck with a pair of pants I wore 2x and can never wear again.
November 13, 2013
After leaving a nasty review of the WU's I had to pop over here because I LOVE these pants!! They are perfection. Super flattering and feel like they are really great quality. They feel amazing on. Highly recommend these!!
November 7, 2013