Base Runner 1/2 Zip
My fave lulu top EVER
OMG - this material is butter, but great quality as well. So luxurious. Love the cut and fit of this top. It's slimming and sexy, while also functional. I've worn it to/from class and to work with suit pants (I have it in black).
Strongly recommend. Very versatile. TTS for lulu.
January 14, 2015
Huge decline in quality, so disappointing
I purchased two of these pullovers a couple of years ago and they are my absolute favorites of anything I have ever bought from LuLu. I purchased two of the same pullovers this year and I was shocked when they arrived. They are definitely not the same. Even after countless washings the material on my old ones is so much nicer. The new ones even have less seams so the fit is not as good and the seams used to have pretty ribbon like vents--no longer.
These new pullovers are nothing special. They look like active wear I could purchase anywhere else. My purchases this past summer were poor quality too (and no, I did not wash them incorrectly unless cold water, gentle cycle on their own and air drying is wrong).
So sad. Lulu Lemon used to be uniquely high quality and special--now they are just overpriced typical active wear. They seem to be riding on their trendiness now--products don't have to be as high in quality because the sales numbers are so high. Well those of us that have been shopping there for years notice the difference. Even my store used to be small with a kind of local coffee house air and offers of tea at the door-now it is huge with blasting club music. I am sad to say it but I am done with LuLu.
January 9, 2015
best winter running top
got this in a nice teal colour last year that I loved. Material is soft, has a lot of useful pockets (The zipped back fits iphone, side ones fit chapstick, and the pouch is good for mitts/hats that need to come off as I get warm) I missed out on getting more last winter. Was happy to see it back this year on line and I just got a herringbone and a black one. I haven't worn them yet, but they seem the same with all the good features. I returned the think fast pullover that I think was this year's new one that was similar (no pouch and useless zip up with no neck coverage that I had been disappointed in). Glad it came back. The pique fabric is the nicest, but the plain black one was pretty soft too, and looked more slimming. It has a fitted shape, so I sized up to my larger lulu size (5'4" 125lb) size 6 (same as in CRBs, scubas, most jackets).
January 4, 2015
Favorite Lulu Jacket Hands Down!
Love this top so much I just purchased it in a second color. I purchased my first one earlier this year and every time I wear it I receive complements. It's comfortable, keeps you warm and slimming. I'm 5'10" and weigh 145, athletic built and purchased a size 8. I have really long arms and the sleeves are perf :) I wear it running, to and from teaching at the studio or in everyday wear. You won't be disappointed!
December 30, 2014
LOVE THIS TOP!
I have many LuLu tops and this is my favorite! Please make more colors! I wear this to and from and to run! Love everything about this top!
December 29, 2014
Best top ever
This is the first lululemon item I have ever bought. The quality is excellent and very stylish to wear both working out or just out and about. I love how the bottom has a curvature which is very flattering. The pockets are a great size and I like the pullover both zipped as a turtleneck or open. Most importantly it keeps me warm. I would buy another one if it was made in a peppy color.
December 26, 2014
I have worn this at work and for running, hands down best top ever. Please make more colors, I will buy them all! Fabric is so soft and cozy, neckline is actually really flattering zipped or unzipped. I hate things around my neck when I run but its been cold in Reno, this was warm but not constricting. For reference, 5'8", 150lbs, got my usual size 8 and it fit great. It is form fitting, so if you want it loose around the tummy I'd size up. LOVE the kangaroo pouch!
December 21, 2014
Ordered this mainly to stay warm on a trip to Washington. I got my regular long sleeve top size 10 (I'm 5'7", 145lbs, 34DD, most of weight in midsection) - size was perfect because I like things to be skimming but not skin tight on my tummy. It's soooo soft and flattering, and very warm even when not working out. I love the front pocket and the turtleneck zip - haven't had issues with a raw zipper edge like others say. The top of the zipper is protected on mine (not a zipper cover, but doesn't touch my skin at all). Also love how the collar lays when unzipped, the style of the thumbholes, and the thinner fabric under the pits for breathability. Another thing to note, the stitching under the chest is ACTUALLY under the chest, not cutting awkwardly across it, which is notable to well-endowed women.
December 18, 2014
Soft stylish amazing
Absolutely best pullover, I love rulu and the details of this pullover are the best. Everyone should have one, true to size
December 16, 2014
Base Runner 1/2 Zip - favourite shirt!
Lululemon?s Base Runner ½ zip is one of my favourite LLL items that I own. I have it in the black herringbone rulu version. I wear this for running, post yoga in cool weather, and casually. It was also the perfect shirt for an April 2014 10K and the conditions that day. It is a go to shirt all year long, even for some cool summer evenings this year in Ontario, and it is perfect when I?m in Vancouver. It is so soft and cozy. The back zip pocket is a great size, very practical (fits one?s phone and other items). I like where the zip pocket is located too, nothing flops around. I even like the kangaroo pocket, it comes in handy. I get compliments on the shirt every time I wear it.
The only issue with the shirt is that when you have it zipped up, you have to really pull the zipper to the top; not wrench it, just pull it solidly. Otherwise the exposed zipper edge will scratch your neck. No quality or performance issues; have worn and washed many times.
Imagine my surprise when this shirt appeared again on wmtm (Oct. 2014) in the parallel stripe black white/black version, and size 4 was still available. I ordered it right away and am happy to have this good luck since I recently returned the Race Your Pace ½ zip, which overall I was really disappointed with (I?ve even admired all the new colour versions of the RYP ½ zip, but won?t settle for the deteriorated quality, no matter how great they look).
Wherever these were hiding, thanks LLL and my somehow good luck, I'm happy to acquire a second one.
October 23, 2014