Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Crew
Too bad about the tight arms
These would be great running tops, except for me, the lower arms are simply too tight. I have normal-sized arms; I don't lift weights or do crossfit, yoga, or other arm-enlarging workouts, and often when people complain about tight arms in LLL products (especially sweaters), I'm fine with the arms. But not these. As I run, I like to push my sleeves up as I warm up, and these are SO tight that they won't move up more than an inch, if that. So alas, this top isn't functional for its designed purpose, for me, and the two I own will be my last, unless there's a product redesign that loosens the arms. If you have really thin arms, or, if you don't ever push your sleeves up, they might work better for you.
November 19, 2014
Comfy but not durable
I absolutely love the fit and feel of this shirt....great for chilly runs or casual wear.
The major bummer is they are so easily snagged. I currently have 3 that have snags after 1 wear. I had asked a store GEC on any suggestion on the snags and she told me to cut them.....so now instead of snags I have small holes like pantyhose runners.....:-(
For $70 these should not snag after one casual wear.
November 19, 2014
Best Running Shirt
I am 15, 5'7" and 130 lbs. I love this shirt. It was one of my many Lulu purchases. Today, I wore it under a Swix jacket for a run in the 27 degree weather with a head wind. I forgot gloves and since the sleeves are long they made perfect mittens. It stays dry, as promised. I have worn it by itself for weather that is slightly warmer (37 degrees) and been warm. Perfect for my mid-october half marathon. It even wicked away the rain!!! Can't wait to get another one for nordic ski season.
November 18, 2014
This was my first Lulu purchase ever. It seemed the most fuctional - yoga, running, and well, I wore this shirt to my office today with slacks and heels. It is AMAZING. Super warm and soft and the arms are long enough for me. I will be buying more colors.
Sizing - this runs small, guys. It does. I am 5'10, 150lbs - a 34B/C up top and wear a size 8 lowrise jeans - so a 6 true waist. The 10 fits perfectly. I did not want mine super tight. If you do, then maybe an 8 would be right for you.
November 14, 2014
Best running shirt for cold weather!
I have an older Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve, but with the original neckline. I loved running in it but longed for a wider neckline for breathability. YAY for this long sleeve crew! I sized up so that it would fit looser and I love it! These are perfect for cold weather runs. The sleeve length is perfect and with the addition of the thumbholes, I don't have to wear running gloves. These also make for the perfect layer underneath a running jacket, vest, or pullover.
November 11, 2014
Wore my shirt once and somehow there is a hole in it? Did not do anything where there could be a hole in it. Wondering if i bought a shirt with a hole.
November 9, 2014
ripped after one workout
Wanted to love this but I wore it to ONE workout and the fabric tore every so slightly and now its ruined.
You would think that clothes made for workout would be able to endure at least one workout...
November 6, 2014
My favorite LS shirt
I am compelled to leave a review for swiftly LS. I have four of them black (grey color) from 3 years ago, angle blue, tie dye, and rust berry purchased recently. I wear them everywhere, as to/from the gym and casual wears. They are lightweight yet warm and so comfortable. There has not been any snag on any of my shirts yet - knock on wood. I don't particularly baby them but I don't have pets and do put them in a laundry bag while washing. I love the rust berry shirt since the end of the sleeves are not as tight as the other three. Perhaps it is recently improved?
I did notice that the quality of swiftly went downhill about 1-2 years ago. I purchased a swiftly and had to return it due to existing snags on the shirt.
I hope Lulu keeps up the quality of the swiftly since it is such an awesome product. I hope to see more saturated colors not just heathered ones.
November 1, 2014
I waited a long time, and watched a few pretty colors come and go (sadly, forever) before I purchased one of these. I was very worried that I wouldn't be able to take care of one of these tops because of how delicate the fabric is... and the fact that I'm a klutz with two little dogs who like to jump on me. Anyway! I finally bought one, in white. It's form fitting and looks sharp on. My dogs have clawed it and I've pretty much done everything to it except set it on fire... and it still looks good! No holes! My only problem(s) with this top is that the lower sleeves (the part that is over your wrist) are tight, and the shirt does ride up my chest a little. I am always having to pull the top back down... But that doesn't bother me anywhere near as much as the tight lower sleeves. Hopefully they will fix that! Anyway, if you're hesitating to buy these very expensive tops because you're afraid they'll rip like most of the reviewers here said... I'd recommend you just start with one, and see how it goes for you. Don't buy three, or even two... Just one! and give it a couple of months before you buy any more. Also, I'm a 34B, 5'2" and 107lbs... I wear a size 6, just like I do in all the sports bras (unless I get a fluke that fits too small... which can and does happen with Lululemon). This top is good for me on the cool weather days that I am cycling outdoors. Hope this helps :-)
October 28, 2014
Love this top
I love love LOVE this top!! I have worn it to run, weight train, and even practice yoga when the studio has been a little bit colder as we are heading into fall. I recently bought this top and was a bit hesitant because I thought that I'd overheat in this, but it keeps me cool, yet warm when I need it if that makes sense. It's so comfortable I will wear it as a normal shirt with jeans since it's so comfortable. I've worn this top about 5 times and I just bought it about a week and a half ago. You could say I'm obsessed.
HOWEVER- I do notice that this shirt snags SO easily. I haven't even washed it yet (hey it doesn't ever stink, so whatever) and I don't roll around in rose bushes.
I will layer it over my forme jacket or a north face when its colder, so maybe the zippers affect it? I'm not really sure, but I'm so annoyed that it's snagged so much. Like with tax it's over 70 dollars, and I always am willing to pay a lululemon premium for excellent workout gear and have had no issues like this before. I'm not sure if this is just a super delicate top, or what.
So I'd suggest to be super careful with this top, for it snags super easily... but I do love everything else about it!
October 21, 2014