These are the crops we pack for Kona (and, well, everywhere else).
why we made this
When we're training hard on the track and the trails, we want to work up a serious sweat without grime sticking to our legs. We designed these run crops out of inherently wicking fabrics so our skin stays dry and placed mesh panels behind the knees to help keep us cool when things get heated.
go ahead and work up a sweat! the body-mapping at the back of your knees helps you stay cool and dry
the gusset helps keep your lady bits comfortable (and says no to the 'Toe!)
cinch the continuous drawcord for a custom fit
make a stink! the Circle Mesh panels are anti-bacterial to help prevent a smelly gym bag
stow your gels in the two pockets hidden in the waistband
the chafe-resistant flat seams help protect sweaty skin from irritation
stash your valuables in the secure zipper pocket in the back
Pilling on seams, Loose Threads. Poor quality :(
I used to be a massive Lulu addict but have noticed the quality in fabric and construction has gone severely downhill in the past two years. These crops started off okay but after a few washes (inside out, not in the dryer), the seams started pilling and pulling, and threads were loose. Not what I would expect for $100. I bought another pair (not the inspire but no longer available) and had same issue after a few wears. Unfortunately, I won't buy any more crops from Lulu. Customer lost.
June 18, 2013
Best Running Crops!
These crops are the best. They're super comfortable to run in, but I also wear them if I just have to run errands. I also wear them to yoga. Definitely buying more (make more colors Lululemon!!)
June 17, 2013
Got these in green (the only color choice with the awesome leg stripes that are actually visible) and love them. Feel like a second skin, and are really flattering. Wish there were more fun color choices.
June 15, 2013
The best running pants!
I bought these pants back in March while I was training for a half marathon, and they are wonderful! Very comfortable, great fit and the best to run in. They breath really well, but also keep the wind/cold out. I've read some other reviews about the pants ripping or not holding up, but mine have held up great since day one.
There's some things at Lulu that I would never pay that much for, but these pants are definitely worth the money.
June 14, 2013
Don't Run in the Rain
They stain awfully. I just went out for a run in the rain, stepped in a couple puddles and now the dirt won't wash out at all! My pretty tights are all speckled with ugly stains and I had no idea. :(
June 13, 2013
See through crops !
I purchased these crops after hearing nothing but positive things about them. The day after I purchased them I wore them to the gym, where I was told by someone that the rear area was completely see through. These crops were an expensive buy and caused nothing but embarrassment. For the amount of lulu products I own, this was the worst experience I've had.
June 12, 2013
Love these pants!
I'm so glad I purchased these babies. They are super comfortable, flattering, and functional - great all around workout pants! I wear them primarily for running, and sometimes to the gym. I try to keep them away from yoga, because they are sheer.
Don't fear! The sheerness is my fault! I was in between a size 6 and an 8 - I went with the smaller of the two because I liked the more compressive nature (and they seemed more flattering IMO). Once again, since they are my go-to running bottoms the sheerness isn't a problem for me. If you're concerned about it however, I had my friend inspect my bottom from every angle when trying on the 8's - they weren't sheer at all! So if that's a factor for you, definitely try on a couple of different sizes and see what works out.
I'm curious to see how these will hold up. There are some ordinary loose threads which I'm not too worried about - nothing that warrants a return. I've had them for a month and wear them about three times a week! I'm loving them so far and the waistband is super cute!
June 12, 2013
Easy to Rip
I had these in a 6 for a couple of months until it was pointed out to me that there was a small hole in the back. It was hardly visible and because there was no way to fix it (it was not on the seam) I kept on wearing them. After about a week, the hole grew and it is getting to the point where I don't wear them because the hole is getting easier to see. I'm thinking of buying new ones, but I won't be very happy when I do. I'm really not excited about spending $86 when I shouldn't have to.
If you can avoid snagging them on anything, buy these. I loved running in them and they were super cute.
June 11, 2013
Super soft and breathable
These crops are one of my favourite Lulu purchases EVER. I wear them almost every time I go to the gym. They are super soft, light, breathable and I don't have to yank them up every few minutes like I do with Wunder Unders for example. They have a very flattering fit and they come in such awesome colours! I do not find them sheer at all - I could live in these pants! The length is fantastic as well. Definitely want to get another pair. One of my favourite pairs of pants! You sincerely cannot go wrong with these ones.
June 11, 2013
I've worn these pants twice for yoga and already the seams are coming out and the fabric is pulling apart at the waistband. I loved these when I bought them. I thought lululemon was better than this!
June 11, 2013