moisture-wicking, four-way stretch Luon® fabric is breathable and cottony soft - we love this high-performance fabric for its serious stretch and recovery
why we made this
We're all about embracing change, which is why we've updated the silhouette of our beloved Groove Pant. It's still the pant that takes us from yoga class to the gym and everywhere in-between, with a couple of small changes (ch-ch-check 'em out below).
fabric + features
we've increased the rise at the back of the waistband to help eliminate the dreaded whale tail
we also narrowed the knee by 1" and broadened the hem sweep (the "bell") by the same amount
the smooth, flat waistband is comfortable and won't dig in
the gusset is engineered to give your lady business freedom to be
a hidden waistband pocket for your keys and cards
four-way stretch and moisture-wicking gives you maximum comfort and breathability
flat seams limit rubbing during sweat sessions and help to keep chafe in check
My pants started picking/pilling, after wearing them only 3 times! They feel comfortable but looked terrrrrrrible after wearing them a few times. (I only washed mine in cold water, inside out, and still got these results....) Overall, thumbs down... I regret spending $108 on these things! When I talked to a sales associate online, they told me that this was normal.... and it was just "abrasion" so I should shave it off with a razor...Is that a joke? I shouldn't be trimming off my pants that I paid $108 for (which SHOULD imply quality!)
December 1, 2013
Ok so I have been practicing yoga for over a year now and always told myself that once I could do forearm stand effortlessly I would invest in some lululemon pants. Well I purchased my first pair at the beginning of the month and loved them instantly.......until I washed them a couple times! I followed the washing instructions to a T and my pants are still piling in between the thighs. Yes Mr. Lulu I am a pear shaped women and in your eyes should probably not be wearing yoga pants but the reality is that women of every shape and size enjoy yoga! I have $30 yoga pants from COSTCO that I have owned for YEARS that have ZERO piling in the inner leg as well as a pair from Athleta that have stood up to the test of time and washing machines and my thunder thighs!
Lululemon you need to fix the problems that people are having with your clothing even if it means spending a little more money on your end because open your eyes: YOU HAVE COMPETITION!
I will not buy another pair of lululemon pants until I start reading some better reviews!
November 29, 2013
I'll start by saying I do not have any of the "old" Groove pants to compare mine too. That being said, I have no complaints about these pants at all. I purchased the black quilt 07 fall 2013 style a couple months ago. I wear them several times a week for yoga, gym, or just lounging and wash them (according to instructions) a couple times a week. They do not have any pilling.
I also purchased my usual size 6 (I'm 5' 3" 130 lbs for reference), they fit great, and are not see through whatsoever. I actually went back this week to grab a pair in inkwell slalom.
November 27, 2013
These pants are amazing, can't tell why in 50 tho.
November 17, 2013
Didn't last a week
I bought these pants about a month ago, but had to return them a week later due to severe pilling and fuzzy seams that developed on the first day of wearing at the FLARE of the pants legs where they hit against each other and my sandals when walking! I'm 5'2" and 97 lbs. and my thighs are nowhere near touching, so this has nothing to do with what the founder says is the consumer's fault. The pilling and fuzzy seams occurred at the bottom 6" of the pants legs. The style and comfort of these pants deserves 5 stars, but the wearability is a 1 or 0 star. The store educator suggested that I trim the pilling and loose seams and see if the problem would resolve itself, but I said no thanks. My LLL has really nice people working there, and they took the pants back without further questioning. I ordered a full-on luon pair that should be arriving this week, so I hope these are a big improvement.
November 11, 2013
LOVE these pants!!! Can't wait to buy more!
I bought my first pair of groove pants two weeks ago and I absolutely love them! They are comfortable and flattering and not sheer at all. I am 5'4", 130lbs and bought them in a size 6. So far I've warn them for yoga, crossfit, running and around the house. I probably wont run in them anymore, I prefer less fabric around my ankles when running (but that's just a personal preference). Overall, I think they are great for most activities. I can't wait to buy another pair!
November 10, 2013
What is this....
For years I've been against the whole "yoga pant trend" because of the sheer vanity and price of it, but finally decided to cave after a friend telling me she'd had a pair for 5 years and they still looked brand new to me! Totally worth it for a person that works out as much as I do.
WRONG. After 1 month of wear (NO running/jogging) they looked like something Id bought on the clearance rack at goodwill. They were see-through from the first week (no they were not too small, and I am 5' 5", 120 lbs, and built like a flag pole so am by no means putting stress on a size 4...), pilling, lint magnets, and frankly a piece of (insert word of choice). I washed them on a low cycle usually only twice a week.
I will never buy from lulu ever again. Any company that shorts their customers on a presumably previously great product deserves to go out of business.
November 9, 2013
I just got these pants in the mail this morning. I'm so far very satisfied with them. I'm 5'7" and 135lbs and I got the size 6 of the black with pink/grey "quilt". They're perfect for me length wise and fit.
I read the reviews and was a little wary to purchase them since a lot of people have given these pants a negative review saying they were see through.. I don't find that they're see through at all unless you stretch them out a ton.
I wore these in my theatre class while we were doing some japanese theatre warm up exercises and during my workout later on that day. Super versatile and worth the money!
November 6, 2013
Prone to static and lint sticking
I got these pants a while back and stopped wearing them after a while b/c every time I washed them, hair and lint would stick to the pants and over time they just started looking dirty. No matter what I did (lint roller, lint brush, tape, lint shaver) I could not get the fuzz off the pants. That was my last purchase at Lululemon. So not impressed with these crazy expensive yoga pants. NOT WORTH IT!!
November 6, 2013
I've been a lulu customer for years and years, and I can't help but notice that the quality is going downhill fast. My first pair of groove pants (~7 years old) is in the same shape as my one year old pair, and I honestly probably wear the older ones more. I follow the washing directions very carefully and never had a problem with my old pairs! On a few of my newer pairs some of the seams are coming undone and the pilling! Ugh. Mine aren't sheer like others have noted, which is why I'm giving 2 stars instead of 1... but lulu... what happened?
November 4, 2013