Hotty Hot Short
Ok I love these, BUT.....
I own three pairs of these shorts. I just tore the tags off the pretty palms ones, washed them once, and felt the itchy plastic string coming out the inside of the waistband. Boo. I already returned one pair of studio pants because of this same issue a year ago and really wish that this issue would have been fixed. I'm just really hoping that over time and more washes that these shorts won't become more of a problem. Other that that, I really love these shorts. Comfy, light weight, and wear them all the time. However, it's a lot of money to spend on shorts where the waistband falls apart on one wash.
July 25, 2014
So far they are great
Super light and comfortable. No waist band issue for me. I am typically a size 5 in lulu (5'7", 134 pounds). I read some people sized down so I ordered both a 4 and 6. I debated for a while. I prefer the fit of the 4 in the butt. However, the 4 sat a bit too low on my hips. I went with the 6 and although a bit baggy in the butt and legs they are very comfortable. I am very pleased with this purchase. I ordered the green and black chamo and will keep both.
July 23, 2014
Yes. Yes. Yes.
When I saw these shorts on the hanger I thought they were going to be super super tiny. Fortunately they fit me perfectly! The only thing I don't like is the zipper on the back. I wear these shorts for dance classes/rehearsals and when we roll on the ground the zipper digs in and hurts. Maybe some day Lulul will make similar shorts without a zipper for us dancers who love the comfort and style of running shorts.
July 22, 2014
Love love love these shorts...by far my favorite made so far....I'm into crossfit and a runner...5"4..131lbs and size 6 fit perfectly...no chafing and love the length and shows off legs muscles....I like these more than the 4 way speed shorts..Lulu please make more shorts like these in different colors...I would really like to see those white ones you had last week with the colored dots..I didn't get a chance to get them in my size...if you don't own a pair of these shorts I suggest buying a pair!!!!
July 22, 2014
5 stars except for the waist band issue!
I love my first pair of these shorts (in navy). They fit me much better than the speed shorts but are still short and lightweight, which are key for running/surviving in the Alabama heat. It's not often I pay full price for lulu, but after my experience with my first pair of these shorts, I knew I had to have another pair. I didn't want to risk waiting around for them to go on sale and for them to not have my size. I picked up a second pair, in pink/flowabunga. I experienced the same issue other reviews are mentioning with the pointy waistband. I went in to my local lulu store, and fortunately they let me exchange it. I got the same size/color, hoping that I had just gotten a bad one. I tried them on in the store, and, at the time, I couldn't tell if they had the same issue or if they were okay since my hip was already bruised/chaffed from my other pair. Now that my hip is healed up, I've tried on the new pair, and the issue is also there on my replacement pair :( I didn't take the tags off yet, and it hasn't been two weeks yet, so I'm hoping they will let me exchange it one more time? Although I LOVE my other pair of these shorts, I don't want to risk getting another bad one, so I'll probably stick with speed shorts, at least until this gets sorted out. Super bummed because these shorts fit so much better than the speed shorts! For sizing, I am 5'1, 125lbs with muscular legs and the 4 fits great (I'm between a 4-6 in speeds).
July 18, 2014
super summer running short
I'd rename these to "coolest cool" short. It's been melty hot in Seattle so I bought these to help battle the heat. Best decision Ii've made this summer. They are so light you forget you're wearing shorts at all. They fit slightly on the large side for me, which is great because the wasteband also seems to not exist when I run, but the shorts are still tiny, cute, and flattering. And whoever said there were no pockets, check the back left panel. There is a small zippy pocket there. I put my key in it when I ran the other day. I bought these in the pink floral and they still seem to look great with all my running tops.
July 16, 2014
Rash from clear plastic thing poking me
I love these shorts. I already own 3 of them. They are so stretchy and super comfy!
I purchased last week and never worn them until today.
It turns out, there are couple of clear plastic looking strings poking from inside of the waist belt. (defect i guess?) I now have a rash on my outer upper thigh.
I need help to exchange these shorts cause they're so comfy I don't want to get it refunded.
My other two are fine except just one.
Please help lulu...........
July 14, 2014
amazing shorts for athletic body
I have a very muscular body with a butt and these shorts are perfect! They are different from other Lulu shorts I have tried because I don't have to get a size up to fit my muscular legs. The extra room allowed me to buy my true size so it fits my waist and butt. Keep these coming!
July 14, 2014
Review for green camo
Nice shorts overall, but green camo fabric is shinier and thinnner than on identical speed shorts...didn't work for me as it was puffing around my already significant behind, shorter length showed my cellulite too much. Therefore, I returned them and kept the speeds
I would recommend them to slim runners that have legs to die for:)
July 13, 2014
Very happy with the Hotty Hot Short
Like many of the earlier reviewers, I have been running in and loyal to LLL?s Speed Short for a very long time. I haven?t been interested in any new short for running until the Hotty Hot Short. This short is excellent! I find them so comfortable that I forget about them. I can also see wanting more of this short and moving on from Speed Shorts.
I bought size 4 and also tried size 6 (am between 4 and 6 for Speeds, lately you never know with that short). For reference, I am 5? 5?, 125 lbs. The 4?s are completely comfortable and not tight at all. The 6?s on the other hand, were pouf city and I did not find that pair flattering.
The Hotty Hot Short is so light and the liner is comfortable. I have not experienced any chafing and they didn?t ride up. I like the low waist; it?s actually lower than that of the Speed Short. The overall short length is shorter than Speeds. Before purchasing I thought they might be too short for me, but I feel comfortable and decent. As for the drawstring, you just have to tie the bow pretty firmly, otherwise it comes undone during your run, and that?s annoying. I didn?t have to fidget after ensuring it was firmly tied. My only complaint about the short is the size of the back, outer pocket. It would be nice if it were just slightly bigger. On a really long run, it would be handy (if larger) for gels/nutrition bar. Also, I always take a LLL gift card pouch with me: it contains any or all of bank, credit, and coffee cards, and a bit of cash (after a run it?s not unusual for me to have some planned or unplanned errand right close to home. Carrying the cards/cash is also important in case of an emergency or need to take transit home). The pouch dimensions are bigger than the short's zip pocket. I like using the pouch so the items are more secure, don?t flop around or get sweaty (pocket does fit cards not in the pouch; Speed Short back pocket accommodates the pouch). I also think the small, inner back pocket could be a little longer: my house keys don?t feel totally secure in it.
Other than that, I really like the shorts! I bought the all black version. None of the other versions appeal to me. Navy and wee are from space versions would be nice. If I have anything else to add as I wear the shorts more, I?ll update with a comment. I hope the attached pictures are useful.
July 12, 2014