Run: Speed Short *2-way Stretch
I have owned so many speed shorts before, and the sparkle swift black gunmetal/black is by far my favorite pattern LL has released. However, HORRIBLE FIT!!! I have so many speeds (2-way & 4-way) and they are ALL size 6. Why would they just randomly change the way they fit/the sizing is? I even ordered a size 8 to see if maybe I just need an eight. No, they were HUGE. The waist band was not tight around my hips and I had a huge gap when I did squats. The fit around the bum area has gotten WAYYYY more tight and it seems as though the leg openings are NOT the same. I hope LL can fix this and truly considers these issues, because the CrossFit market is HUGE and everyone I've talked to agrees with me. The fit just isn't as good as before. For basically $60 shorts...lets get the fit right please!!! & lets consider us girls who like to squat heavy weight.
***I DO NOT RECOMMEND THESE SHORTS ANYMORE***
Please fix the fit!!!
December 9, 2014
Great but improvements could be made
These shorts are fantastic. They are comfortable and dry quickly. I wear these to do Crossfit in and also casually.
To make great shorts even better, block colours would be good - instead of just patterns each season. Also sewing the openings around the back of the short would be good, for those people who prefer to wear the shorts a little larger.
November 17, 2014
Best eva running short
Fantastic running short!
I raced Melbourne Marathon once again in my favourite speed short! They are ultra comfortable, short enough to not be felt at all, light weight, breathe well and have a rear pocket for my gels and spare key!
I did another great time and I'm sure the shorts helped - one less thing to stress about knowing I'll be uber-comfortable and chafing free.
November 13, 2014
These shorts fit so nicely.. They don't ride up, and they fit around the waist while not too tight on my booty. I have a black pair that I absolutely love and a plaid pair that seem a little more stiff in the fabric. I personally like shopping in store so I can see/feel/try on before purchasing.
November 12, 2014
I am a petite athletic body type 4'11 105 lbs. I received the gray 2 way stretch in the mail and am quite disappointed in the quality. I own seven 2 way stretch sped shorts so I know there has to be some defect in the one i received. I barely got through a light warm up at the gym and there were visible sweat marks all over the shorts. It was so embarrassing that it looked like I had an accident that I exited my gym class because it was that noticeable. I love my collection of speed shorts but stay away from this color, it's not made to work out in.
October 26, 2014
I own 3 pairs of these now and want more! Super comfy, practical and they look sexy! But not tooooo sexy for when you are doing squats or anything like that haha. I got size 6 in 2 pairs and 4 in one pair but the 4 is a bit tight.
October 23, 2014
I LOVE these shorts on my 5'2", 108lb self. I take a size 4. The fit is so cute and the fabric is so comfortable and so sweat wicking. I love all the patterns they come out with. I wish they came out with as many/the same patterns for these as they do the 4-way stretch ones... Hint, hint :-)
October 20, 2014
Wonderful workout shorts!
I ordered these in a size 6 and realized immediately that they were too big. I'm 5 foot 3 at 115 lbs. I would say my build is athletic. Lululemon was nice enough to send me a pair in a size 4 and they were a perfect fit. I didn't want them too tight. They offer an ease of movement with all my workouts (running 10K, pilates, yoga, boot-camp exercises) and are uber comfy. They offer the perfect length and they are super breathable. I love these shorts!
October 13, 2014
These shorts have absolutely changed how I run. The ventilation on them keeps me cool and dry, especially on the longer runs. Although some people may feel like they're too short (2.5" inseam), I feel like they are appropriate on someone of my size and age. These shorts are light as air and are absolutely not constricting in the slightest. However, I did have to buy them in a size up for them to be this way. For reference, I am 5'6", 120 lbs, and typically a size 4 in lululemon, but I went with a 6 for these. This was because although they do stretch fairly well, you can see where the fabric pulls if they are too tight. Even so, for a pair of running shorts this fantastic, I am willing to stow away my pride and size up. I have these shorts in 7 different colors (I know, I'm obsessed) and I receive compliments at every single race I wear them to. Overall, a must buy for any serious runner, especially for those covering long distances.
October 10, 2014
Sizes not consistent
Order the blue diamond 2 way stretch speed short. I have a few pairs of the 2 way stretch and wear a size 6. I ordered the size 6 when it came in I tried them on and they are super tight and way too small. They seem to be a least a size smaller than a 6. The back is pulling apart where the air flows through and the inner liner is so uncomfortably tight. I will be returning these. Not sure if the sizing is mislabeled or this blue material is not stretchable. I've read other reviews about the blue diamond material not fitting correctly. I should have listened to the reviews. If you order the blue diamond I would size up or better yet pick another pair. Customers shouldn't have to worry about inconsistent sizing with the same type of shorts.
September 26, 2014