Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve *Stripe
Multiple wears/washes, no problems
I own this shirt in the teal and white/black stripes and absolutely love them both. After reading all of the reviews about snags and holes, I was a bit nervous about purchasing my first (teal), but loved it so much that I went back for a second. Undoubtably, the teal stripe fabric is incredibly delicate, but that is apparent from looking at and touching it-- the stripe is created by different weaves, one of which is "thinner" by design. The white/black stripe top is all one weave and seems less fragile.
With that said, I have worn both tops running and washed them multiple times without a problem. I wash the tops inside out and use a delicates bag with all of my other running clothes in cold water with soap designed for athletic clothing. I hang them to dry.
The shirts are the perfect weight for spring/fall weather on their own and on a 46F day a couple of weeks ago, I found a tank underneath kept me warm enough as well.
The only "negative" experience I had was when I wore it under my half-zip base runner-- I found that without tucking the swiftly in, the combination of shirts tended to ride up. I have not, however, had this problem when the shirt is tucked in under a layer or if the other layer is under the swiftly.
March 4, 2014
Snags, loses shape
Initially loved the look of this top, but sleeve snagged (on what, I'm not sure) first time I wore it for a run.
Have only run in it and washed it a few times (delicate, cold, air dry), and it looks stretched out and misshapen (in addition to hole in sleeve!).
Very comfortable to run in, but overall a disappointment. For the price, I want it to be great looking as well as functional.
February 22, 2014
I read all the reviews before I bought this and was nervous but went ahead because I loved the black and white striped pattern and it's the closest thing to a "true" black swifty that I've ever seen.
I wore it today and was very happy with it. It's comfortable, great fit, and looks good too. I have a very active toddler who was climbing all over me and the shirt and I do not see any snagged areas.
I'm 5'9" and 135 lbs and I got a size 8. I do fit a 6 but I don't like the skin tight look.
The only reason I took off a star is because this is not a $70 dollar shirt. It should be $49.
February 19, 2014
Love this shirt, hate the snags
I love love love lululemon! I don't think I ever had a day go by without going online and checking out all the new items or the "we made too much" I ran into the stores before I was scheduled to take my nursing boards looking for a shirt to wear for good luck! I found this stripe swiftly shirt! It was love at first sight! Until I wore it. The first day I wore it my friend mentioned that I had two snags on the front ( THEY ARE THAT NOTICEABLE THAT SOMEONE COULD SEE THEM FROM FAR AWAY!) I was and am very disappointed! I thought oh well, but now I have wore it twice and found four more snags! this is so sad! it looks sloppy. or worn out!
I would recommend a lot of things at lululemon! (I think all my friends have bought things from lululemon because I can't stop talking about all their great clothing!
This shirt was just a disappointment
Just for people who are thinking about buying it I am 5'6 112lbs and 32b and I wear a size 4
February 18, 2014
I decided to treat myself to this shirt for my first marathon. The fit is perfect and the weight of the material is even better. However, after the FIRST wash, there were already 2 snags and some tiny holes in the sleeve. So disappointing. I so badly wanted to believe that it wouldn't snag and I wouldn't regret purchasing it. But, I do. Now, whenever I wear this shirt, I'm not reminded of my awesome marathon...I'm reminded of how bummed I am that I spent almost $70 for such a poor quality running shirt. Back to trusty 'ol Nike!
February 9, 2014
People aren't lying. It snags! =(
I am so disappointed. I love lululemon and I own lots of their things, but against my better judgement after reading reviews, I ordered this shirt anyway. I love it in terms of look and feel, but it snagged on the second wear, before I even washed it! Totally disappointed. For $70, to not even get a couple of wears out of this before it snagged is this is beyond over priced. I'm surprised too b/c I own another (non-striped) version of this top from a season or two ago, and I have never had any snagging problems. All of that to say, if you are going to buy it -- I bought it in a size 6. I'm 5'3", 125lbs, C-cup. It fits very comfortably. A size 4 might have worked too.
February 9, 2014
Do not buy
I usually love all of my lulu products, but this is the exception. When I first put on the top I noticed a small snag. Within the hour, the snag grew to a hole. I would expect more for the price I paid. Extremely fragile material. I tried to fix with a small stitch, but it just isn't the same. Extremely disappointed with the quality of this top.
February 4, 2014
Snagged after opne wearing
I bought this as I needed a base layer to wear in this freezing cold weather and loved the color and stripes. I can't believe I spent so much $$$ on a shirt that literally snagged after one wearing. I hadn't even washed it. I am not even sure how it happened. What a waste. Why would you make a base layer in a material so fragile that even a wearing would ruin it. Do not buy.
February 3, 2014
snagged after one wear!
I am so disappointed in this shirt! I wore it once and the next time I went to put it on, there was a snag.
unfortunately, I had to return it. Get it together lulu!
January 29, 2014
Snagged like pantyhose!
I loved this top! It was cute and so comfortable! Unfortunately, it snagged and got a big hole when my arm grazed against a piece of furniture! Very disappointed in this item! For the $$$ that is utterly ridiculous! Only buy this if you live in a padded room!
January 27, 2014