Tracker Short II *2-way Stretch
Ongoing waist band problems
I've had several pairs of the tracker II shorts in both 2 and 4 way stretch. I loved them in the beginning because they offered a little more room and coverage for my athletic and stocky build. I have now damaged out 3 of 5 pairs I bought because the waistband keeps crinkling/wrinkling in front after washing and has become so mis-shapen that I can't wear them comfortably because it no longer lays flat and digs in. Maybe it's because I have a little bit of a tummy in the same spot, but that doesn't seem like that should be a problem in a short that costs $54. I've never had the poking issue. I will have to go back to the Run Times or be brave and try the Speed Shorts.
When I took the last pair back, the person in the store said this was to be expected. Really? I don't think so. I'm done with the Tracker series.
March 24, 2015
I just bought these shorts and while wearing them I noticed this scratching feeling along my waist that seemed to be getting worse as I kept running. I saw the plastic sharp pointy things that other reviewers seem to be having issues with as well afterwards upon further inspection.
I tried these on in the store and they felt like a high quality purchase, the waist band although thicker and not as smooth as the run speed shorts felt soft and comfortable.
I'll be bringing these back to the store to see if they can either give me a new pair or swap for the run speed shorts I typically wear. If it wasn't for the waistband issue these shorts have great potential. I have bigger quads that they accommodate for and I think the zippered pocket has potential although I haven't had the chance to try it out yet. The design is cute, flattering, and seemingly functional which is why I love Lulu. I think they had a similar issue with the Dance Studio Pant, which has a very similar waistband but it seems to have been resolved. Hopefully Lulu fixes this too!
February 24, 2015
Love these shorts!
I have three pairs of these shorts, and I love them! Lulu running shorts are of superior quality compared to the (many, many) other brands I've tried. It helps that I wash on cold and air-dry, I'm sure...
Plus, the fit is super-flattering and comfortable. Running in these shorts is motivating and just makes me feel happy!
Keep making them!
February 4, 2015
I am a runner but with hips and over 40. These shorts are perfect. The 2 way stretch has enough structure that i dont feel like when the wind blows i am exposing myself and the length is perfect. It is a bit longer in the back where girls of a certain age want a bit more coverage and i love these. I have 5 pairs. I am terrified that they will be discontinued and i dont like the 4 way stretch - it feels like lingerie. I wear these shorts to the beach/pool with my swimsuit (when you have kids you need to be able to crouch and lean so shorts are great for that) and running indoor and out. I love them. Finally long enough but not so long i look like i am wearing crops. Thank you Lululemon.
January 27, 2015
I just got these pant in the mail and got so excited until I tried them on. I dont need to say more than what you can see in this picture. What is this lululemon, OMG!!!!! My skin is hurting now from all those little plastic things getting in it. Now, this product is final sale and I wont even be able to wear it. I spent over 1,000 at this store in the last 60 days and I am so disappointed right now. This went from being a quality issue to being a safety concern. I dont know what to do after getting 3 of them for nothing.
January 24, 2015
Awesome Run Shorts
I love these shorts. They are perfect as running shorts. They are long enough to reduce any inner-thigh chafing, without being too long for a running short. I have three pairs in various colours/patterns and think they are so cute that I usually wear them as a summer short, and conveniently don't have to change when I go for my run. I have relatively lean and muscular legs, and do not find them to be too baggy, although if you prefer tight shorts or short shorts than these may not be for you. I find them to be the perfect fit for running in high temperatures, they are so breezy! The waistband is also very comfortable, and if you hang dry them as I do the band maintains it's shape. I usually wear a size 4 in Lulu pants because I often find the fabric stretches after a few washes, but I take a size 6 in shorts and my usual 6 fit great and has stayed that way.
Side note: I have tried to wear them to hot yoga and they did not work as the material does not have much give and often restricted my movement until I pulled them up.
January 22, 2015
Good staple short in your workout wardrobe. The only reason why I got these though is because they came out in a really pretty watercolor print, otherwise I would have gone for the 4-way, luckily the 4-way has a really pretty yellow color that I'm gonna buy! Great CrossFit shorts with nice coverage if you don't like the Speed Shorts.
January 19, 2015
I do not like my legs, but I really wanted to get a pair of shorts for this summer. I decided to give these a try and actually found that I LOVE my legs in these. I am 5'6 140 lbs, have very strong legs, and purchased size 8....I think I could have gone down to a 6 without any issue. I purchased the inky floral first and then went back to purchase the wheezy check. They are supper adorable and I can't wait to wear them more! I did not feel any threads or anything that would cause alarm on these shorts. They are supper cute, grab them before they are gone!!
January 16, 2015
My go-to shorts for CrossFit
I have 5 pairs of these shorts. The first 3 pairs I bought early last summer and one pair did have the pokey things in the waist, which I removed and they are better but still feel scratchy. My solid black pair I purchased last summer have faded quite a bit and they are now significantly lighter than the waistband, not super happy about that but I still wear them. My two newest pairs seem to be fine in the waist band department, I guess time will tell!
As far as fit goes, my typical size 6 (5'7" and 135 lbs, pear shape) fits great. They are great for doing crossfit in, good unrestricted movement but decent coverage for squats and ab mat sit ups. I love the liner inside, doesn't budge and eliminates any wedgie problems. Overall, I will keep buying this style.
January 10, 2015
Shorts are great, but...
OK, I really really love these shorts EXCEPT the reviews about the fishing line-like material poking out of the waistband is no joke. If it weren't for that, I would gladly say they are the best shorts in the history of shorts! Hopefully Lulu finds a way to make them with a different material to eliminate that issue because that plasticy string poking out of the waistband really ruins a great pair of shorts. The saddest part is that I bought them before I moved overseas. So now I am out of the country with two pair of shorts that I can't return and an itchy feeling waist. Super bummed about that.
January 1, 2015