Race With Grace 1/2 Zip
Functional and Fabulous
I was lucky enough to get this on sale in the baroque blue. Normally, I don't like half zips, in fact, this is the only one I own, but I had to make an exception for this one because it's so beautiful. Even on sale I felt it was pricey, but when you look at the functionality it clearly becomes worth it. I wore this on a run and had no problems. The fabric is super soft and comfortable, I love the mesh on the inside of the sleeves, the color is just gorgeous(seriously, the pictures online don't do it justice), I like the racerback venting, the reflective details, the hidden pocket inside the kangaroo pocket, and the little hole inside the pocket for your earbud cord. Yes, I used the hole for my ipod, I don't like having the cord flapping around in front of me when i'm running and this way I don't have to deal with it. I also liked the cuffins though I bought them near the end of winter, and being in Houston and all I don't really have much use for them, but we'll see next year!
The only con is regarding how tight it is. I love the tight fit, but it is really hard to get in and out of. You have to pretty much turn it completely inside out to get out of it, and getting in is a bit hard too, particularly in the sleeves. Other than that, I love it. For reference, i'm 5'8'', 120lbs, a 32b and the size 4 fits like a glove.
April 3, 2014
Nice spring running top
Good weight & warmth for transition from winter to spring running. I have worn this pullover in temperatures from mid 30 degrees to low 50 degrees. As the weather changes, I can zip up or zip down the front zipper and go back and forth between thumbholes and cuffins.
The huge front pocket holds gels, chews, ipod, etc. i like the zippered pockets so items do not fall out.
I felt the pullover fit true to size. I like the vibrant baroque blue and bright white for running.
March 28, 2014
More Vibrant Colors Please!
Love everything about this top! The cut, fit, nice longer length and its sleek clean lines. I bought this top in Baroque Blue and loved it. (A fan of darker yet vibrant hues as they evoke classiness) Please not that this top is tighter than their usual slim fit so if you're in between sizes, size up otherwise it's going to be really tight. I am usually a size 8 in all tops but thankfully I have a chance to try both size 8 and 10 in store before purchasing a size 10. I wasn't planning to buy this top actually when I entered the store but because the Baroque Blue color caught my eye so I thought let's just give it try. When I tried it on, I was like wow, looks so flattering on me. I wish there are more colors available...
March 26, 2014
I haven't run in this yet...just wanted to comment on the fit. Like others have said, this is a very slim fit top. Not sure if it should be called a shirt or a jacket- it's sort of in-between and has a good weight to it. I could see running in this with a tank underneath in 40-60 degree weather, but nothing colder. I ordered my normal size for Lulu tops- an 8. At 5'11 and 135 pounds, I have a tall and slender build, but broader shoulders and long arms. The sleeves on this are plenty long for me and it hits mid-hip. It sits right against my body. The sleeves/cuffs are almost too tight...this top is not meant for anyone looking to disguise a tummy, but definately accentuates the curves!
March 26, 2014
very nice indeed
I love this jacket, went running at 6 degrees outside and it kept me nice and warm. The cuffins sleeves are amazing and kept my hands warm(had no gloves on)!
The cut is very nice, very flattering!
It is on the fitted side, I bought size 8, usually am 6 in tops and bras!
I got it in black cause will be wearing it for running errands and going to the park with my daughters, so I want it to go with my outfits, and I don't want to worry about stains!!!!!
The material is soft, lightweight and breathable!!
March 18, 2014
Cute but very tight
I bought this in store in the mini hyper stripe fresh teal/fresh teal. I bought a size 2 as I normally do in everything. I do have a chest and it was tight getting over the chest and taking it off. But when i tried on a 4 it fit the same way except it looked awful in the shoulders and was unattractive looking. This is really cute on but beware that is a snug tight fit. In the picture it looks loose on the model in the mid section as to give the impression it gives a little in this area, it DOES NOT. It is tight tight tight. So if you are uncomfortable with clingy tight material you may want to look for an alternative.
March 12, 2014
Love My First Lulu
This was my first Lululemon purchase and I am in love with the Race With Grace 1/2 Zip. I bought it in that blue color they had and it is really amazing. I am a guy --gasp-- and the size 12 actually fit my broad manly upper body comfortably, the stretchy fabric is quite flattering and forgiving. I love the pockets and the wire management system for your head phones. I've worn them on several 4-5 mile runs outside during our very cold Southern California winters (Joke!) and they keep you nice and warm in 40-50F weather but doesn't get super hot. I want to buy the white version!
March 12, 2014
I was trying to order the Blue on WMTM but is sold out while I was entering my information....so then i ordered in the Teal Stripe and paid regular price!! It is definatly more "green" than I expected but still really nice. I love it and am trying to stop myself from ordering it in black too but I don't think I can resist. I live on the West Coast and its pretty wet here...this material feels like it will repel water really well. LOVE LOVE LOVE the cuffins, the double zipper is a cool idea too. It is definatly sized smaller but I really love the longer length.
March 7, 2014
great top but sized WAY too small
love the top but it's not a standard size 6. I'm size 6 in all lululemon except the dance studio jackets, and this top is an even snugger fit than the DSJ. Because the return process is so arduous by mail, and expensive (hey LuLu, you can pretend all you like that it isn't, believe me, IT IS) the size 6 is going to my daughter while I order another one in a size 8, which hopefully is big enough.
March 5, 2014
LOVED this Lulu product!
I'm much smaller than most lulu customers because I'm only eleven, so when i bought this i didn't size up. I tried this on in the store and was a little hesitant because of the price. When i first wore it I got so many compliments. I ordered this in blue and love the color.
February 28, 2014