Groove Pant (Regular)
Great pants, don't wash up so well though...
I received these pants as a Christmas gift and have only worn them about a handful of times. They started piling, so I reached out to a GEC support representative and they had instructed me to go to the nearest store if possible. I was able to go to the Oakbrook, IL store, and the manager of the store was so sweet and professional. She swapped out the pants for me and let me pick out a new pair. Although these pants did not work out for me, I would like to say thank you to lululemon's customer service representatives! As always, you provide extraordinary customer service and just wanted to give all of you a THANK YOU! :)
January 29, 2014
I've always washed these pants as instructed and have never put them in the dryer, yet they are pilling and the seams are fraying. Because of Lululemon's terrible return policy, I'm now stuck with these pants. I'm pretty soured on Lululemon now and I can assure you I won't be buying any more pants from Lululemon? not at $98 for such a shoddy garment, no thank you.
January 17, 2014
If not for the fact that these pants stretch out quickly and lose their shape, they would have been my favorite. For the most part I wear the wunder unders bc they are a more traditional legging, but I feel, or felt most comfortable in the groove pants when they fit correctly! After maybe 3 months of wear, they lose their shape no matter how many times they are washed and they get pilly around the waist band. I would love to buy the skinny groove pants but am hesitant to actually purchase them do to the way the regular groove pants wore out!
January 8, 2014
I don't have a store near me and was hesitant to buy online, but heard only wonderful things regarding some of the products. Needless to say after spending $108 on a pair of pants that actually fit very well(5'4" 140 lbs size 8), but started pilling after the second time I wore them. I washed them in the delicate cycle by themselves and air dryed them. I expected so much more out of these pants. I'm an avid runner and would expect this type of pilling from a pair of cheap running pants.
December 17, 2013
I bought my first pair of groove pants last February. I own a TON of Lulu products and have always been pleased with the quality and customer service at my local Lululemon store. I am extremely let down and disappointed with my groove pants. They started pilling everywhere. I would be able to live with pilling in between the legs but it is all over the pants, front and back, top to bottom. I only wash these in cold water with other Lululemon products and let them air dry. I love the fit and style but they have pilled so badly I cannot wear them in public. I went into my Lulu store to buy new pants (I moved so a new to me store) and was asking about the Skinny Will pants. I mentioned that I wanted to make sure they were not going to pill like my Groove pants. The sales clerk said the pants should not have pilled as badly as they did and that I should bring them in for a possible exchange. When I brought them in a different sales clerk told me it was probably because the pants were around towels or carpet and that it was normal and there was nothing that could be done. I never wash the pants with towels, and I don't even have carpet in my house. I was really surprised by the response that I got and it makes me concerned that my brand new Skinny Wills (which I love) are going to do the same thing. I can't afford to spend $100 on pants that I can only wear a few times. I wish my groove pants had not pilled because they truly were a great pair of yoga pants. I thought about trying again with another pair but I am too worried the same thing will happen again.
December 17, 2013
These WERE great pants! Update from Feb 2013
Mr. Lulu, these pants are a lemon! I absolutely loved my Grooves from last winter (see my review in February- I set up a new account in order to post this update) These are snug even though I lost weight and bought the same size. And they're SHORTER! The old length fit perfectly. Why did you have to do this without warning your customers?? I ordered 2 new pairs on line and didn't think I needed to try them on. Lululemon is a good consistent company, right? WRONG! I've already washed them so I can't return. A sales person told me today I should have gotten the tall and had them shortened. I wish I was told this in the on line description. For reference I'm 5'5".
I've tried the Full On Luon and those don't fit as well. (Serious camel toe!) Looks like I'm out of luck at LLM. Please get it together! You had a great thing going!
December 17, 2013
Had to review
I bought reg groove pants a year ago. But wanted to review now.
The good: not see through material. Flattering to the butt area
The bad: started pilling badly after first wear and continued to do so. I only washed with like materials and never used dryer. The waistband is a flattering look but for exercise it rides down making the pants ride down.
Now I am not a skinny person but I am otherwise petite in stature and the size 12 fits perfect from the perspective of not too tight, I've tried these in 10 as well and they fit. My POINT - the pilling was not due to my weight Mr Wilson. I will stick w Nike, which is true performance wear and has never pilled on me even after 5 yrs of use and even if there happens to be "thigh rub"
December 10, 2013
Being a full time student, I really had to save up for these. The inkwell and green stripped pants made me fall in love. I normally buy a 4 in groove pants but since my measurements say I should be a large 6 (almost 8) I ordered them online in a 6 to avoid see-throughness. Not only did I get saggy wrinkles of fabric under my butt and around my hip bones but after a couple of weeks of wear they were ruined by pilling all along the inner thighs. For 108$ I expect much better.
December 3, 2013
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