COOLMAX® is lightweight, soft and stretchy - made from 100% polyester fibres, it move sweat away from the body to the outer layer of the fabric
a lightweight, sweat-wicking, four-way stretch fabric that feels cool and comfortable, keeping us moving in our hottest workouts
woven for strength and no-bulk performance, this four-way stretch fabric moves with us and stays out of our way
why we made this
We made these shorts to keep us feeling comfortable and cool on training runs and on race day. The soft Light Luxtreme™ fabric waistband has a continuous drawcord that's easy to cinch mid-stride so we can streak past our personal records. Andale!
fabric + features
four-way stretch Swift Ultra fabric is lightweight and sweat-wicking
vents at the back for breathability and split legs for freedom of movement
continuous drawcord so you can find your perfect fit
secure your keys and cards in the back zipper pocket, and pack your gels in the two waistband pouches
chafe-resistant flat seams are designed to save sweaty, sensitive skin from irritation
wide, smooth Light Luxtreme™ fabric waistband won't dig in
Please bring back old design, length, quality!
Ok, I am speed juckie, love to collect , wear them all the time. I took a break for 3 month since I spedn way too much $$ to Lulu but never thought it's not worth every penny I spend until recently.
What happend to lovely speed short that had flattering fit and gorgeous fun color? Please stop camo print and boring black with pretty waistband. Can we get some red, kelly green, blue color? fun trim color will be always plus. I purchased newer design, it was hit and miss. Some pair was ok and other had weird fit. Ah, still wishing that you didn't change the length and design. something just not as good as before.
July 20, 2014
Run Speed Shorts Discovery
I got the Run Speed Shorts in the turquoise blue with the grey burlap waistband. The color was much darker and greener than the picture online.
I bought the basic black Run Speed Shorts about 2 years ago, and they are my favorite shorts by far. However, I can definitely tell that a lot of changes were made in the design since then. The back is longer, they're a little looser, and the gaps that always opened in the back on the old shorts do not open as much on these new shorts.
I also used to just think that Run Speed shorts were Run Speed shorts. I was just picking out the colors I liked best and disregarding the "2-way stretch" and "4-way stretch" But...
After talking with the dressing room attendant in a Lululemon store, I have realized that a lot of the fit variation that everyone talks about is found in the difference between the 2-way and 4-way stretch. I used to think it didn't matter because it was the same short--but it does! The 4-way stretch is much looser around the thigh.
I'm 5'4, about 110 lbs (usually wear a Lulu 4 in Run Speed Shorts), and the size 4 fit me okay, but because of the 4-way stretch was a little baggy around the thighs.
Overall, still my favorite style of shorts. I would still recommend this item to anyone.
I would love more variety in the colors for this product rather than (black w/colorful waistband), but the turquoise is still just fine.
July 20, 2014
Best shorts ever
These shorts were one of my first lulu purchases, and what led me to turn to this company whenever I need gym and running clothes. The shorts are short, but very flattering. For those that are a little more conservative, they are longer in the back, so no chance of showing too much skin while running. They are so comfortable, fit great, no rubbing or irritation during many runs and trips to the gym. They also seem to be great quality. I've had them for a year and there are no hanging threads, and nothing has stretched out.
For reference I am 5'2", 112 lbs and the size 2 fit perfectly.
July 18, 2014
All time favorite-- Quality is going downhill.
These are my all time favorite. I've had one pair for over 7 years.
The quality isn't exactly the same as it use to be. The materials are getting a little more rough and less durable. The seams aren't as smooth and overall construction is lacking detail.
The sizing has also recently changed. I have been a 6 in these for years and now I am a 4 (I infact have not gotten smaller). I am 5"6', 125lb's, BIG skier booty.
I will continue to love them, but wish they would up the quality again.
July 17, 2014
Great shorts but didn't hold up
I was so excited to purchase these shorts. They're extremely comfortable, fit great, and are perfect for running. But the thing that makes me so upset is that I bought them less than a month ago and they have four small pulled threads on the butt. I've followed the careful washing instructions and haven't worn them a lot. I'm just really disappointed because I thought Lululemon was known for their quality items. I would very much like to purchase more from Lululemon but don't know if I will.
July 16, 2014
I really do love these shorts. Very comfortable for running or just to wear. I'm 5'6 120 lbs and the size 4 fits perfectly. Length is perfect and I like that they aren't tight on my thighs.
July 16, 2014
Sizes have changed!
I've been a Speed Short fan for years and own several pairs, size 10. I've always been a size 10, and it's always been great...until this pair :( Not sure if is a QC issue, or if the sizes have changed this drastically, but the size 10 I just received feels more like I am shoving myself into a size 6. And unfortunately, this is the largest size they make now. Very disapointed in the change, and the size scale all around. In no world should I be too big for a brand's largest size. I'm 5'9, crossfitter, in decent shape. I've been buying Lulu for a long time, and this has me frustrated and discouraged! Even more annoyed that I have to deal with shipping/returning for an item I've always been able to rely on in the past.
If you haven't bought or tried them on in a while, be forewarned, they probably won't fit the same! Be prepared to feel like a fatty.
July 16, 2014
These shorts are amazing! I got them in secret garden & the pattern is beautiful. Even after a few washes they look brand new & have vibrant colors. They're so comfortable to wear on runs, stationary bike rides & even to travel. I love the built in liner too. These don't ride up and the waist band is so comfortable. The cut looks so cute on the booty too! Love, love love!
July 16, 2014
My new favorite shorts!
I love the way these shorts fit! They are just long enough in the back to cover my backside without me feeling self conscious about showing too much skin. I own two pairs of the "new fit" speed shorts and have used them on long runs and to multiple fitness classes where the didn't ride up at all and the fabric felt great. They fit perfectly. They are slightly big in the waist in my regular size 6 but I actually prefer that. I tried on a 4 at the store but liked the little bit of extra room the 6 had. For reference, I'm 5"6, 130# (27 inch waist, 35 inch hips)
July 15, 2014
Love the new length!!!
Love love love the new fit on these shorts!!! They are just a little longer in the back covering a little more of the bum. I've always liked the Speed Shorts but due to my muscular built, the little gaps in the back would always open up. But the new fit doesn't do that. They fit perfectly! They are a little bigger in the waist but my regular size 6 still fits great if I pull on the waist band a little. If you have muscular legs and butt, these are the shorts for you! For reference, I'm 5"3, 135 and a size 6 in all Lulu.
July 14, 2014