Speed Tight II *Luxtreme
flattering and functional
Maybe it's because we have different body types - I'm 5'2 and 114lb - but these pants give me none of the cameltoe problem that the previous reviewer reported. For me, the crotch lies nice and flat like it's supposed to.
The waist was a little loose, but that was easily remedied with a tug on the drawcord. The flattering high waist also does a good job holding in my tummy! This might be thanks to the fabric, which seems to be a bit thicker and sturdier than other Luxtreme versions, and passed the bend-over test.
I love the side pockets, which I'll definitely be getting a lot of use out of on runs (and I appreciate that there's a zippered back pocket too, for my storage convenience). For me, there's about 2 inches too much fabric around the ankle - but that's not really an issue, because I'm short (so it's always bound to happen) and I can easily get them hemmed. I love these pants, and I'm glad I got them!
*bonus: these make my butt. look. awesome.
September 25, 2014
SOOO SAD! Could have been perfect!
First off, I'm reviewing this pair of pants but in the petal camo graphic print which is also a speed tight II and said it was luxtreme in the details so I'm pretty positive this is the same exact pants but different print. As far as the print goes: it's so pretty! I'm in love with the print!! As far as the fit goes: stretchy, seems like it's thick enough for those cooler runs but not too tight to restrict movement. The pants seem a bit long for me, but I'm used to that. I also felt it was true to size. My problem and why I deducted 2 stars for this miss: CAMEL TOE central! I was so disappointed, and it's not even a little, it's a full on camel toe! I bought a size 10 and probably should of went with a size 8 because I'm between sizes. The waist is looser than I expected, but it has stretch so it works. The legs are pretty fitted, a little more loose at the bottom but not an issue for me. The pockets on the sides can give a wider hip look, but it's not a big deal because you can see the slight slump change and realize it's a pocket, plus it's nice to have for running. I'm 5'4" and wear a size 30 in jeans and large in tops because of my DD cup size. Hopefully that helps for reference. I usually wear around a size 10 in lulu pants, but the studio pants are a tad loose and I can wear them in size 8. Anyway, I hope they possibly made a change on this pair after that last beautiful print I just bought.. Since this is the new one that came out right after, but I read the info about this pair and it seems to be the exact replica of the color I got. I will not be returning mine because the print is gorgeous but, I will have no choice but to wear tunics with this so I don't look indecent! You've been warned!
September 24, 2014