sweat-wicking with four-way stretch, this fabric's interlock construction gives great support and coverage with a cool, smooth feel
a sweat-wicking, four-way stretch fabric that's cool to the touch and fits like a second skin - this technical fabric offers support and smooth, low-friction performance
lightweight, stretchy and moisture-wicking, this fabric holds you in and breathes at the same time, making it perfect for all kinds of sweaty business
why we made this
Thomas Edison said that genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. We're fully committed to the ninety-nine percent so we included Mesh panels to keep the air flowing and plenty of pockets to stash our essentials while we take on the world.
fabric + features
Luxtreme™ fabric is breathable and sweat-wicking with four-way stretch
Full-On Luxtreme™ fabric back panel provides great coverage where you need it
strategically placed Mesh behind the knees helps you keep your cool
stash fuel and essentials in the secure back zipper pocket and two waistband pockets
Best Workout Pants Ever
I'm not entirely sure why people have written many negative reviews on these pants, because I find them to be absolutely fantastic.
I bought my first pair and they're going on a year strong- I have had no issues with seams, rips, or snagging. I do make sure I hang dry them after washing, but I'm not sure if that makes a difference to rips and snags.
I've tried so many other brands, of all price ranges, and find time and time again these pants are the best! I own multiple pairs of these!
They make me feel like I'm almost in my own skin- I never feel sweat, and they move wonderfully with my body. Along with running, I use them for stretching and lifting and never worry about them becoming sheer.
Also, I LOVE the pocket. It perfectly fits my iPhone so I can listen to music comfortably without an annoying arm strap. (This is what sold me on the pants in the first place).
Even though its a steep price, I just remind myself I am buying quality and will wear these pants 100's of times (like I already have). I could NOT workout without these pants, I'm officially spoiled with these and will forever be buying these pants. I recommend them to anyone and everyone who is serious about working out and running!
July 28, 2014
Good for runs and staying cool
I am pretty happy with these. It's nice to have some good running crops that give me the same feeling as my Wunder Unders but are designed to help me stay cool. Since the fabric is different (luxtreme vs luon) it is more prone to snagging on sharp things / edges / catching on the velcro on my gloves. If it wasn't prone to snagging, I would probably give it 5 stars. But I can deal with snags because, seriously, it's my sweaty running gear and not something I would wear out and about.
PS - I haven't had any seam issues but I got my crops recently so maybe I had a different batch?
July 27, 2014
I loved these until one fateful day
I've had these yoga pants for five months now and they are lightly used but the seams are already fraying and there are holes near my calves. Very disappointing considering the price and the usual quality I have gotten from lululemon.
July 26, 2014
If I didn't love the way these crops felt when wearing them I would have given this a lower rating. I literally never want to take them off. But of course just my luck the seam on the left lower leg is going on these. I always follow the care instructions but every time I wear them the seam pulls out more and more. It's really upsetting that this happened, but this isn't the only item of mine where the seam is unraveling. The fact that more than one item has poor seams is making me kind of lose hope :(. And I have only had these pants for two months, for the price of these and the quality they are supposed to be, this should not happen.
July 26, 2014
Poorly Made Seams
These are my all time favorite lulu pants to run in, they are both comfy and light weight. I recently bought this pair in black a few months ago and they already have a tear in the seam near the crotch area which makes them unwearable. I'm very disappointed in the quality and am reluctant to buy a new pair.
July 26, 2014
Lulu-please don't change the fabric!
I own approximately 20 pairs of Lululemon pants: Run: Inspire Crops, Wunder Under crops and pants, Groove and Astro pants, and Studio pants (and an assortment of tops). I teach and practice hot yoga, and I run. The Run: Inspire Crops are my all-time favorites but after visiting a store yesterday I noticed that the fabric keeps changing. It's stiffer and thicker and does not feel as nice and supple as the pants I currently own. I always size up to avoid sheerness (which is not brand specific--as a yoga teacher I, unfortunately, see sheerness problems with many brands). What I've loved about Lulu fabric in the past is it's stretch, give, fit, and comfort. I went to the store looking to purchase something new and left empty-handed. The fabric quality (and current designs) are sorely lacking. Please stop trying to improve what already worked.
July 23, 2014
Seams pulling apart
I bought these crops to wear for days that i would be doing more active things at work than usual. I bought them in April, it is now July and the seams that are between my legs are pulling apart and i now have two holes and cannot wear them! i paid almost 100 dollars for them and they are falling apart! The quality seems quite poor. Is there a way i can get new ones or fix these old ones i have?
July 22, 2014
Quality is Abysmal
I have always bought Lululemon and have never had a problem with the products. I haven't had to buy pants over the last 5 years or so because the quality has been superb. I just bought these pants in charcoal grey/purple about month or so ago and finally tried them out. They are so thin. I'm concerned that they'll just fall apart. I'll be lucky if they last as long as my other pants. They are practically see through and I was very self conscious when I was working out.
I agree with the other commenters, the quality has decreased considerably. I will no longer buy any more pants from Lululemon until the quality is where it was 5+ years ago.
July 22, 2014
I love my Inspire crops but I've snagged the back mesh and hoping someone would have some advice on how to fix the snag or stop the little holes from getting bigger.
Take care of your lulu gear, it seems to be getting more and more delicate.
July 22, 2014
When I took my first pair of these for a run, I thought my life had changed forever. They were so comfortable, good looking, and were the first pair of crops I'd found that were high-ish waisted and stayed up throughout the run. I bought a second pair, and wore them each 1-2 times a week, following the directions for care. About 4 months later, my first pair started to come apart in the upper/inner thigh (ie crotch). I brought them in and the employee gave me full store credit. Since then, I've been gifted a third pair of these, and for a while all was well and I hoped the rips in the first were a one-time thing.
Last week, my second pair started to come undone in the exact same spot. I brought it in to the same store, and the girl at the front desk informed me that hers "do that ALL the time" (this is the worst marketing I've ever heard). She had their seamstress sew them back up. Yesterday, during a short run, my 3rd pair began to came apart in the exact same spot. Today, when I went to pick up the repaired 2nd pair, I told the man at the front desk that I was no longer interested in these pants and did not want to get my 3rd pair repaired but wanted store credit instead. After explaining that not 1, not 2, but 3 pairs of these have come apart in the exact same spot, all within months of buying them (and store employees told me this was my size, so it's not like they're too small), he seemed pretty embarrassed and gave me the full store credit.
I'm interested to see how many runs my "repaired" crops last, my guess is less than 10 but I hope I'm wrong.
I have never found another pair of crops that fit as well as these or perform as well as these do for about their first 5 runs. But, I do have a few pairs of pants (from another company) that I bought for half the price about 10 years ago and they have literally no holes. I am tired of the lack of quality in these pants. I hope this company will realize that while they have some nice pants that are durable enough for a walk down the block or a yoga class, they need to provide better quality for people who are actually athletic (ie runners). If they are selling pants as "run" pants, they need to make them durable enough that someone can go on more than a handful of runs before these start to fall apart.
July 21, 2014