Tracker Short II *2-way Stretch
Great shorts, I love them for Crossfit - they are a lot less revealing than Speeds, especially during squats. I did have an issue with a pokey waistband in one of the pairs that I own. After I found and pulled out a plastic thread the problem disappeared. The other pair has been through a few washes without a problem. I would say the plastic thread is annoying and lulu should fix it, but for me it wasn't a deal breaker. I would like these shorts to be available in size 2 in a color other than black. I know they exist because I've seen them at the store, but why not online?
October 14, 2014
What has happened to lulu's quality control?!?!
I can only assume that *any* positive reviews for these shorts were written before they were washed. Initially, I loved these shorts! The first day I wore them I came home and almost ordered another pair...they were that good! I read the negative reviews about plastic pokey things and thought to myself that I must have gotten a good pair. Unfortunately I was wrong! I washed my shorts and wore them to the gym today and they drove me crazy!!!! I found myself trying to tuck my shirt into my shorts from time to time just to keep those tiny plastic things from poking my waist. How can this be happening to so many people and yet you haven't pulled them from the sales floor? If I am going to be spending so much of my hard-earned money on gym clothes, I shouldn't have to worry about the quality of them.
October 13, 2014
I want to first start by saying I love these shorts. The fit and design of the leg and tush are very flattering and show off my muscular thighs nicely. Being a woman in my *ahem* early 40s, I don't want my cheeks hanging out, so the length for me is perfect. I purchased 2 pairs about 3 months or so back and I wish I could wear mine more!! However, within a wear or 2, I was feeling the same unbearable (not just annoying) discomfort with the waistband and recalled reading of this in another item in the past. Using tweezers, I as well pulled several threads of 2-3" plastic from the waistband of my awesome shorts in disbelief. I cannot understand why these are there to begin with. Thinking I had fixed things, I wore them again to the gum for a workout, but had to literally put on a bandaid at my hip to get through (should've packed my tweezers I guess!) Whomever on the Lulu team that might be reading, please know that you are lucky to have gotten one star on these shorts from me SIMPLY because I, as a loyal and faithful junkie who has spent far too much money on Lulu products of all kinds, am SICK and tired of reading mindless replies from "guest education" people instructing us to "give a call so we can chat about this" where we then are asked to hop in our cars and spend EVEN MORE MONEY driving miles on end to return clothing that you are selling knowing these problems exist. OR we can always mail the items back to you for return and wait the better part of a month to receive a refund or replacement item. This is growing tiring quite honestly. Furthermore, this behavior is mind-boggling!! Why not save face and just FIX THE PROBLEMS already and PLEASE stop insulting us by acting as if you knew nothing about it. We all know your items can be returned if we're not happy. But I think what we all want is to just be happy, and having to hassle with return after return does not accomplish this! To just be confident that the products we are paying top-dollar for are going to be of top-dollar value and nothing less. That they're not going to arrive "transparent" (how many pairs of pants I have returned for this reason....I've lost count), without persistent waistband issues of all varieties, and that our seams are going to hold up like Lulu products of years past. This would make us happy! Seeing that Lulu truly cares and has fixed it's multitude of quality problems, now that would be satisfying and we could all get back to loving our Lulu products again!!
Rant over..... :)
October 2, 2014
Adore these shorts, but....
I did my legwork before buying these shorts. I was almost skeptical and then when Katie at the Summit store in Birmingham told me of your try them out and love or return, I bought them. I have loved them from the moment I wore them running and now they are my favorites. I dare say I'm ready to rid myself of my former beloved Tempos and buy these, the only trouble I'm running into is size 10's and 12's seem to be like elusive White Whales to find. Apparently I was lucky to get the 12's that I did. Please please make more!
September 27, 2014
Love the Fit, HATE HATE HATE the waistband
I have purchased two pairs of these shorts this summer. I love the fit. The legs aren't too slim for more muscular thighs, but the waistband is so annoying. The clear plastic pieces that poke you are pretty much unbearable. I've been trying to tuck my shirt in to remedy the situation. I was introduced to Lulu by my sister-in-law because she loves it so much, but I can't say that I agree with the her about the quality of the product.
September 21, 2014
Between the 2-way and the 4-way, I own 5 pairs of these shorts. Obviously, I love the fit. But all of that is negated by the fact that in two of these, I, too, have plastic pokey things coming out of the waistband. You can hardly see or feel them with a finger-- but they definitely cause intolerable irritation on the waist. I grabbed some tweezers and pulled at one of them, and it looks a lot like fish-line. People have been complaining about this since early summer-- back when I splurged and bought a few. I see that people are still complaining. Why hasn't Lululemon fixed this?? It's unbelievable that such expensive shorts would be made with scratchy plastic threads in the waistband, and more so, that they won't do anything about it in light of the complaints. I own tons of Lululemon clothing and I am really getting sick of the quality decline. But more so, the blatant disregard for their captive customers. I'm also sick of being told to go back to a store and talk with a salesperson. A) that is not convenient for many of us, and B) the salespeople are definitely not always eager to help. Oh man, I have stories about that too. I am just sucking this up as my loss. But I'm really hesitant to buy from Lulu anymore. None of my Athleta clothing scratched up my skin . . . just saying.
September 20, 2014
Beware of waistband
I love the fit of these shorts. The cut of the thighs and the width of the waistband are perfect for running and hiking. But after wearing these for a few runs and washing them according to the directions, I started getting poked by hard plastic fibers. My left hip itches like crazy when I run. I still love these shorts for casual wear, but I absolutely can't run in them. Disappointing.
September 15, 2014
I love these shorts
I ran 6 miles in these yesterday, and loved them. I have muscular thighs, so shorts with narrow leg openings don't work well for me with chafing, like the run times shorts. After reading these reviews, I think I was expecting to feel scratches on the left hip during my run (and the reviews definitely get in your head) but I ran in them just fine! Love the thicker waistband too, very flattering. TTS
September 12, 2014
Read reviews before purchasing!
While this is a cute, attractive pair of shorts, the poking of numerous very thin plastic pieces from the waistband is not in the least bit comfortable. Isn't comfortable, user friendly clothing what Lululemon is all about? It absolutely baffles and infuriates me that this company continues to produce these shorts, as well as capris and pants that have EXACTLY THE SAME ISSUE AND HAS HAD THIS ISSUE FOR YEARS without doing anything to remedy the situation!!!!!!!!!!!!! You ask for customer feedback but you CLEARLY have no intention on fixing the issue in the shorts, capris or pants and obviously will continue making same. SHAME ON YOU!!!
September 10, 2014
Amazing fit for athletic legs
I own 4 or 5 pairs of these and I love them. I am 5'3/135# with very athletic legs (I'm a 4/6 in street clothes, 6 in these so that they fit my thighs, though the 4 waist fit fine)-shorts from other manufacturers often ride up too much, or the waist band causes pudge where there is none. These shorts don't. They don't ride up on my muscular quads and the waist band lays nicely flat.
The one thing I HATED about these shorts-in 4 of the 5 pairs I bought, there were sharp fibers in the waste band that really irritated my skin. When I looked closely and got out tweezers, it appears that they are actual plastic fibers probably used to make the shorts that were poking out. I don't know how Lulu can fix this issue, but its definitely a design flaw that I've never experienced with other shorts. Where is the quality control, especially since this is a known issue? Not serious enough to keep my from buying them (or giving them a 5 star rating)-removable with tweezers.
September 7, 2014