Groovy Run Short *2-way Stretch
I love Lulu's running skirts, but was looking for shorts which are cooler on warm days. The inseam length was great, but had to buy a full size up to that the shorts wouldn't feel like they were 'grabbing' at my inner thigh (I'm 5'4, 115 lbs). Did a test run in them today and still feel the fabric grabbing/restricting movement on the top of the thigh. A runner needs to have full freedom of movement, not be restricted by the fabric. Love all the pockets, but aside from that, these are an expensive fail.
April 13, 2014
LOVE these shorts
I do not have a single complaint about the Groovy Run short. I have ran 1/2 and full marathons in them without any issues of chafing, or riding up. In store a couple of weeks ago, I thought I would give the speed short a try, but the length on that style ended up being too short me personally. For reference, I am 5'7.
April 11, 2014
Nice on the eyes but not on the thighs
The Groovy Short is nowhere as roomy as the Turbo Shorts. I have bought and tried several pairs of the Groovy Short and they are always too restrictive on my thighs even though the description says it's roomy and designed for athletic thighs. When I sit down or walk, the hem rides up. I tried sizing up but it just looked sloppy and wasn't the right fit for the essential areas (waist, hips). I am returning the most recent pair I bought back to the store. Hopefully LLL will bring back the Turbo Shorts in more colours.
February 12, 2014
Wear these to look my best
These are super versatile and I highly recommend. They never get sweaty even when I do, the waistband is lovely - secure and smooth but not too tight - and does its job even in high impact activities like box jumps. I'm either an 8 or 10 in Lulu and went with the 10 in these just to have a little extra wiggle room.
The fact that they're only 2-way stretch can be a slight pain, but it means they don't lose their shape! I wear these primarily for Crossfit and will typically choose something else if I know I'll be doing a lot of deep squatting under weight just because there's a little tiny fear that I'll split them down the back, but as you can see from the photo, even for a gal like me with big 'ole thighs, they allow for a pretty good range of motion. The only other thing that I wouldn't choose these for is a long run/hike just because the material is a bit rough and I suspect would chafe after a while.
For what I need them for though, they're great. Get 'em while you can!
January 25, 2014
Wonderful, but a bit short
I wasn't expecting much when I tried there on to be honest. I really only picked them up because I'm a sucker for a fun colored plaid. I was so happy I found them! I stretch at the waste is a relief! No more shorts riding up during a run! The only thing I felt uncomfortable with was the length. I'm normally a size four in lululemon bottoms (125 lbs, 5'6"), but the four was a bit too short for my liking. I sized up to a 6 and felt a lot more comfortable with the length while not compromising too much on the fit. I really wish that these were available in a different length!
January 23, 2014
I used these shorts for running, normally my pants/shorts are soaked from sweating but these stayed dry! Also my butt is bigger than the rest of me and they still fit both my butt and waist. Love them, I'll for sure buy more!
January 22, 2014
I bought these shorts on Black Friday, since they were on sale for about $30, and I really do enjoy them. They're super comfortable and light, and just cute to wear. The only reason I don't give them a 5/5 is because, while I don't HATE the liner, it's still not my favorite. Also, as many other people have mentioned, they run larger than usual. I currently wear a 6 in lulu stuff, but for these I should have bought a size 4, because they are a bit big.
January 16, 2014
Excellent All Purpose Shorts
These shorts are wonderful, the only thing I didn't like was the built in liner. I found it to generally be a lot tighter than the rest of the short, and would have preferred it to not be there. Even with it there, I still love the shorts. These shorts are very flexible and light. The waistband is also very flattering and helps take care of 'muffin top'.
I found that these shorts fit a little bigger than usual. I wear a size 8 in pants, but a size 6 fit perfect (size 8 was way too big). For reference, I am 5'7, 135 pounds.
January 14, 2014
Great shorts, bit too long at front
Bought these shorts online as was looking for a bit longer, multi-sport short suitable for riding also. I love the fit and extra length at the back, especially when riding. This short could be 1/2 inch shorter at front as it rubs on my legs so have to roll up the front when walking/running.
I am 5.6" and 135lbs and size 6 fits me perfect.
I would order another pair if they were 4" shorts.
January 6, 2014
Great All Purpose Shorts
These shorts are great quality. After owning them for a couple of weeks I have not run into any issues with seams or shrinking. The black/white striped pattern is also very cute. My only issue with them is that they run big. I had to size down on this particular pair of shorts. (The general black version of these shorts fit perfect though)
January 5, 2014