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Water Bound Short


why we made this

We race to the beach and stay all day, so we made these versatile run shorts to keep up with our "busy" schedule. We used sweat-wicking fabric that has a UPF of 50+, perfect for running from the sand to the surf and back again. The waistband pockets give us space to stash our essentials... and ice cream money.

fabric + features

  • sweat-wicking, stretchy Swim fabric has a UPF of 50+ to help guard against strong rays
  • chlorine-resistant fabric has added LYCRA® for great shape retention
  • fully reversible design gives you two looks in one
  • flat seams help prevent chafing on sweaty beach runs
  • loop pocket keeps your key secure
  • waistband pockets give you room for your gels and concession money (work hard, play hard – right?)
  • imported

fit + function

  • designed for: run, water sports
  • fabric(s): Swim, LYCRA®
  • fit: athletic
  • rise: low
  • inseam: 21/2"
  • liner: no
  • leg opening: 173/8"
 
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Water Bound Short 4.3 5 18 18
Perfect Beach Gear I am IN LOVE with the water bound range. After taking these bad boys down to the beach and putting them through their paces I did notice they have a slight tendency to ride up. I am 165cm and a size 4 in lulu but I normally like to size down in their pants, but I thought the 2 was creating a muffin top that should not exist. It's a shame because otherwise these would have got 5stars!!! More prints for summer please! xo November 10, 2014
Great fit, but watch out for black colour dye I bought these shorts and the waterbound bra in black/burlap when they came out. Love the fit, I sized up because I didn't want them super tight, but I could have gone with my TTS as well. I had a lot of dye/staining issues with the bra so I was on red alert when I first wore the shorts. Following my run (I run in them, haven't swam in them yet) I rinsed them in cold water right away and hung to dry in my bathroom. You can definitely see spots on the aqua side of the waist band where the dye has transferred from the other side of the waistband. Even after they dried, and I ran them through my usual lulu laundry (delicate cycle, with other dark colours) the stains on the waistband remained. The stains are small and not super noticeable but I'm peeved about paying full price and having them hit the markdown page (presumably due to dye/staining issues) when I'm having the same problems with the dye stains/transfers. June 27, 2014
Bleeds!!! I bought these in the pink cameo. I wore them on the black side for hot yoga. I know, I know, it doesn't say you can use them for that. But I figured since they were good with swimming they would dry fast and work great for yoga...NOPE!! They worked well until they bleed black marks ALL OVER my BRAND NEW Lululemon hot yoga towel :((. So disappointing since it was the first time I used the towel and now it has all these black stains on it. I tried soaking it in oxyclean and all sorts of stuff and nothing has worked!! Also, I had washed the shorts previously to wearing them to yoga, so really upset that they bled all over my new towel. June 26, 2014
Super cute Love these as they are surprisingly flattering for being do short I sized up bc they are very tight. Blue ones were my favorite. June 15, 2014
Great multi purpose shorts! Wore these all day in the ocean kite surfing and then after for a hike, no chafing, very comfortable. I did not size down from my usual 4 and I do have cross fit thighs. They were snug initially but were perfect after a bit of wear. The only minor issue I had was the stripe side falling a bit down and showing when wearing the black side when wet, not a huge deal though. June 13, 2014
The black runs I am absolutely crushed. I spent $400 on match tops/bottoms water friendly items for kayaking. I took these shorts out and the black band started to run into the white band! I have called the guest education centre but it seems my size isn't left. So sad. They do fit extremely tight before getting wet but when wet, they fit just right. June 9, 2014
I LOVE these I saw the black and white stripes in the store and just HAD to try them on. I'm a sucker for stripes. Initially I grabbed a 6, which is my usual size, and found that they gave me a bit of muffin top and created some rather unsightly bulges on my thighs, so I went to an 8 and they're PERFECT. I haven't tried them in the water yet, but I've worn them to a VERY sweaty dance class, and they're great for that. They stay put better than the boogie shorts (my usual go to gym shorts), and are a bit more flattering on me. My only complaint is the lack of matching swim top - I'd LOVE to see a medium coverage top in the matching stripe! June 6, 2014
Adorable running shorts. Only one problem. I'm 5'3", 105 lbs and usually wear size 2 in Lululemon. So size 2 is what I ordered for the Water Bound shorts. When I received the shorts and tried them on, I was afraid they were too small on me, but after a while, I decided that I could get used to wearing them so short, as long as they were comfortable on me. And that they are. So comforable! I took them for a run, 15 miles and they were perfect! They felt light, no chafing, did not ride up. I was in love. I wore them with a running bra, so nothing touched the shorts while I was running. Immediately after the run, I washed them in cold water and saw the water turning black. I rinsed them and let them dry and only realized today, three days later, that the waist band on the tropical blue side has been stained black all over. I am very sad by this, as I love the shorts. I have no idea what I did wrong to get the shorts to do this. I washed the item on its own, in cold water... I am expecting another color in the Water Bound shorts (I ordered another pair, that's how much I love them), but I would like to know what I must do to prevent the black color on the shorts from running the way it did with my tropical blue shorts. Without this problem, I would have given the shorts 5 stars. June 5, 2014
LOVE! I found these fit TTS. I wear 8 in most lulu crops and 10 in groove shorts. I got an 8 and they are perfect. June 5, 2014
Perfect, perfect, perfect! I am a moderately fit mother with the usual lumps and bumps that come along with a mature body. I am an 8 in Lululemon stuff and sized up to a 10...they are wonderful. They hold everything in with no muffin top. The waist band fits similar to the Run Inspire crops and the reversible part is nice. Will buy another pair when restocked!!! A great swim wardrobe addition. June 2, 2014
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