Groovy Run Short *4-way Stretch
Best Shorts Ever!
First of all I basically live in Lulu, and it is by far the best work out apparel out there. I am constantly running around to my own personal training, to train others, be a full time mom and wife, and then also do some interning. These shorts are the best! I was worried about them possibly fitting funny, because I have never owned a pair of Lulu shorts, but decided to give these a try. They are weightless, breathable, and modest. I love the fact that I can actually squat in them without being worried about my butt hanging out. I got my usual size 6. Would love to see more color!
April 16, 2014
Excellent shorts but newer colors seem to run big!
I have 6 pairs of these shorts (I exercise every day). I bought another pair when they introduced the black/quilt spring 14-25/pretty purple color in the same size I always buy (size 6) and they definitely ran big. I felt it immediately when I put them on and I compared them against the exact same pair of shorts that I had purchased a few months ago (also Groovy run.) I happened to buy 2 pairs of Lulu shorts at this time and they both ran large (both size 6). Luckily, I have not cut any tags off and put them on just for fit. I'm glad I compared them against other size 6 shorts from Lulu that I own because they have extended the width by 0.5 inch if you lay one pair of shorts on top of the other, so a total of an additional 1 inch in waist band.
I will be returning both of them in size 6 and I already bought the size 4 version.
I recommend these shorts but fair warning, try them on first! Lulu may be re-sizing all their sizes!
April 16, 2014
My new favourite running shorts!
I tend to run in the Tracker II shorts, but on the advice of a friend, decided to give these a try and I'm super happy I did! They fit beautifully! During my 12km run they stayed in place the whole time (no riding up or chafing, and they are so easy to move in) and I will definitely be making these a staple! They fit TTS (I bought my usual size 6), and while I am short (5'4") I really like the longer leg.
Like other reviewers on here though, I would really like to see some fun colours in these shorts! The same patterns as the speed shorts would be great! :)
April 6, 2014
Just what I've been wanting!!<3
I HATED running in shorts...always stuck to Capri's because I absolutely hate having to constantly pull my shorts down and adjust while I run...takes the fun out of running. ENTER LULULEMON 4-way stretch groovy shorts!!! I now only wear these. They are so AWESOME!!! Perfect length, perfect feel perfect fit. No riding up and just plain wonderful. I was hesitant at first because (a) they were 54.00 and (b) I've had nothing but bad luck with shorts and doubted these were different. Oh, but they are. And as for the $54.00....I'll spend it any day to be this comfortable when running. AWESOME!!!!
I am 5'5 and weigh about 150. I ordered a 10, and an 8. I prefer the 10 because it is baggie and more comfortable. The 8 fits good too but is shorter and a bit more snug. LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE SHORTS!! A++++!!!
April 5, 2014
Pretty much perfect
I?ve been reluctant to buy lulu shorts as it seems most of the inseams are super-short, which I don?t like (I?m tall, so I prefer some length to my shorts, plus I really hate the look of super-short shorts). Finally bit the bullet on these... and they are great!
Fit. I?m 5'10", with a 35-36" inseam (all my height is in my legs), ~165 lb, and I got a 12. They fit perfectly. The length is long enough to prevent any chafing where my upper thighs touch (yeah, sorry Chip, my upper thighs touch), the hip area fits snugly but not tightly, and the rise is good for me, just an inch or so below my navel (weirdly, the Tracker II shorts, which are also billed as medium rise, hit me several inches below my navel, and I sent those back). I don?t need to tighten the waistband to keep them in place.
Design. Love the four-way stretch ultra fabric. It?s super-lightweight (almost silky) and not hot. (I tried the two-way stretch in other shorts, and found it a little too thick and unforgiving.) These shorts have a liner, which I prefer not to have in my shorts (it just adds an extra layer of heat for me, and I don?t like being hot). It?s OK for now, but I expect I?ll cut this liner out once the weather gets hotter. I have to have a zippered pocket for my key (having had a key bounce out of a non-zippered pocket and get lost before!), and these shorts have them along the back waistband, which is where I prefer the key pocket - I can?t feel my key at all back there.
Looks. I got the cadet blue with dots, which I love. I was sort of ?eh? on the cadet blue color at first, but once I bought my first item in it, I fell in love with it. Almost all of my lulu clothes are in the blue, purple, and black color palettes, and every lulu running top and tank I own goes with the cadet blue. I realize not everyone is a ?dot? person, but I thought they added that special lulu touch. The silky ultra fabric drapes really well, for a flattering look.
Performance. This morning I took them on their longest run yet, 45 minutes. They performed like a champ - no riding up, not hot, not clingy. I didn?t have to tug on them or adjust them during the run at all. As I mentioned earlier, no chafing in the thigh area, either.
Overall. I fell in love with lulu not only for the cuteness of the clothes but for the ability of the clothes, when well-designed and well-made, to perform like no other workout clothes I have. These shorts fall into both categories for me. Love them! And, I want to echo the other reviewers - please, more fun colors and patterns in these, and NOT just on the waistband. I don?t tuck in my tops when I run (too hot!), so would love to see the patterns/colors throughout.
April 3, 2014
Great for running
I love these shorts for running. They are a nice, light material and don't ride up. The length is nice too with just enough coverage. For the quality, the price is right.
March 26, 2014
Only Running Shorts I Buy
These are the only LLL running shorts I buy because of the 4-way stretch material and 4 1/2" inseam. They say they make these shorts for long-legged runners but I am 5'2" and will only wear running shorts with a longer inseam. I have 2 pairs in black and awhile ago they came out with inkwell which I was thrilled to buy because it was nice to have ones other than black. I wish LLL would give us runners more choice of shorts with 4-way stretch, longer inseam, in different styles with more detail and color.
March 25, 2014
Love these shorts, MORE COLOURS!
These shorts are amazing. I've always had an issue running where shorts end up riding up on the inside of my thighs. Horrible look, btw.
These don't ride up. They stay exactly where they are supposed to be. I'm taller so it's nice that they are a bit longer, you don't feel like things are hanging out like in the speed shorts.
BUT PLEASE LULULEMON!! MORE COLOURS. Right now they're basically all black. Get some fun colours like the speed shorts have!! I'd buy 4 more pairs if there were more colours.
March 23, 2014
The best shorts ever!
These have to be my all-time favorite shorts. I can do everyday workouts or 13 mile runs in them. I am 5' 4" 120lbs and I wear a 4. I love that they are not too long and not too short. They are so breathable and I don't feel like I'm soaking wet in them. I just wish they would come out with more colors or designs. They are definitely worth the money!!
March 17, 2014
Flattering and comfortable
I've been buying many shorts to try for running, to see how they perform and which ones I like best. I ordered these in 2 sizes, a 6 and an 8. According to waist size, I'm an 8, and hip size, I'm a 6. The 8s were way too big, and the 6 is perfect. The length on the leg is really nice. Not too short, but not too long. The 4 way stretch fabric is so very light! It drapes beautifully too. I have really skinny legs, and the leg openings weren't huge and gaping on my like some shorts.
I took them for a test drive today on a treadmill, 4 mile run. When they get sweaty, they bunch in the crotch. Not my favourite feeling. A bit of chaffing, but I forgot body glide today, so that's pretty much my fault. As soon as I stopped running, they fell back into place, and dried so quick! Overall, an okay short. I'm still looking for the perfect short that doesn't bunch up... maybe they don't actually exist??
March 3, 2014