We designed this run top to be our constant companion whenever we lace up our sneakers. We made the body seamless to keep us comfortable when we get super sweaty on long runs and designed it to be lightweight so it's easy to carry when we need to strip down.
fabric + features
Silverescent™ powered by X-STATIC® inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria on the long sleeve
the tee's core construction is seamless to help keep sweaty skin from getting irritated
wear this on its own or as a lightweight base layer in cool weather workouts
where there are seams, they are engineered flat to help keep chafing at bay
the thumbholes help keep sleeves down and hands warm
Just like the all of the reviewers have mentioned, it's good as a running top, but it snags so easily! I originally bought one long sleeve in blue. I wore it the next day to yoga at lululemon and I noticed during yoga that the yarn around the thumbholes were unraveling. Also I guess sometime during the yoga, it snagged on something while doing the floor exercises (i was on a yoga mat) and so it had a snag in the front. The ladies at LLL remembered that I bought it the day before so they let me exchange it. The next day I wore the new one for a run and then I washed it. After one wash (i wash it with all my LLL clothes w/o softener and hang dry), it snagged in multiple places again. So they let me exchange it again. This time I exchanged it for another color because they were all out of the blue in my size. I got the cadet heathered blue color because it's harder to see the snag if it does snag. I don't really wear it too often because it is delicate. It looks good, feels great as a work out top, but snags very easily.
I'm 5'3 113 pounds, size 4
April 13, 2014
Love Hate Relationship
Despite all the poor reviews on this top I caved and bought it anyways. I've owned it for about a year and have barley worn it because like all others say they are afraid? I finally wore it to the library this evening after my workout, first time ever wearing it outside of running, and when I got home and took it off there was a huge tear in the material. So devastated!
I would only recommend this top to someone who is going to be EXTREMELY careful with it and strictly wear it running where you will never be in contact with anything that can hook it. NOT suitable for running in trails!
April 11, 2014
Nice lightweight long sleeve
Love this long sleeve for cool runs, layering under vests, or over a slim tank. I ordered the size 6, which is my usual tank/top size. Fits well- I am large chested (34DD) and short, so the length is a little long, but love the sleeves and lightweight feel. Need to get in more colors!
April 10, 2014
cozy and warm
I just got this and went running in it today. It is so comfortable and cozy that I kept it on all day long. I liked it for the run, though it did ride up a little bit. However, it kept me warm. I liked it so much that I just bought another one. I got the Heathered Lullaby and it is a beautiful color. It fits TTS for me, which is a size 6. I am 5' 8" and 138 lbs. I was very careful not to snag it as I read the reviews. I hand washed it, which I never do, but I want it to stay perfect.
April 8, 2014
If you work out, buy this top!
I absolutely love this top. I have it in the orange color. It's seriously so light that I love working out in it. It's meant for running but I use it for training too. I haven't washed it yet and I've worked out at least 4 times. It doesn't smell and everything just goes through it. I feel like I don't sweat in this shirt. The fit is great, I got a size 4 and it's tight on my arms where I like it and a little bit looser on my torso. I'm 5'3 and petite [115 lbs], I usually fit into a size 2 or 4.
I have the short sleeve tops that are made out of the same material but I like the long sleeve one a lot better for some reason, and I usually hate wearing long sleeve.
I can't wait until these shirts go on sale because I'm going to buy at least 2 more!
April 6, 2014
This is my first review for lululemon~ I received this top as a Christmas gift and have to admit, was not sure when I would wear it (it is very thin). However, it has served me SO MUCH USE. I'm a rower, and as a base underlayer, this works like a charm. Even now that the temp is 50-60 degrees, it is still the first thing I throw in my bag. Not only is it toasty, it wicks sweat as well. The sleeves are tight, which is what I need, however if you are looking for a looser fit, I would go 1-2 sizes up. I am 5"0, 123 lbs. and I have an extra small.
April 6, 2014
I've become addicted to Swiftly LS... I bought 3 of them in the past couple of months and I keep wanting to buy more colors as they come out. It's perfect to warm-up before weights sessions, to run outdoors in cooler weather or just as a base layer when it's colder outside. I find the arms just a little tight on me (mine are very muscular) but I've grown accustomed and it doesn't bother me anymore.
The only thing that keeps it from being perfect (along with the Swiftly Racerback) is the fragility of the material.. It is *very* easy to get snags!! Even just wearing to walk around it can sometimes do it. I've had to pull back one in my inkwell shirt but the other 2 still appear good :) No issues with washing though and I haven't put them in the dryer. However, I have 2 older Swiftly Racerbacks that have never snagged even after years of washer/dryer.. Wish they'd go back to that same material :(
April 5, 2014
Finally, the arms fit!
I've been purchasing LLL gear for a few years now, and was dying to get a longsleeve like this one for a while, but my muscular arms would never fit in them... I usually wear a size 8 for no support tshirts/tanks but the size 12 of this shirt would still be too small for my arms and extra loose on the abdomen...
But today, a miracle happened as I went to my local store. I tried one, just to see if... and it did fit. I took a size 10 because I still wanted it to be a little loose, but was extremely happy.
Went for a run as soon as I got home, and it was just perfect. :)
April 4, 2014
LOVE everything except for lack of durability
I'll admit, I've been skeptical of negative reviews of products. So many seemed exaggerated to me. I officially apologize to all of you I've doubted.
I bought a long-sleeved Swiftly in cadet blue. LOVE this thing. Gave it a star because it's gorgeous and the style is awesome. The color is incredibly cool and it fits me perfectly (5'1", 105#, size 4 in this). It's very warm despite being very lightweight and thin. Oh, did I mention it was thin?
I've been afraid to buy this top (and actually bought the exact same top once and returned it before buying it again) due to all of the reviews mentioning snags and holes. I decided to take the plunge because I just loved the way it looked and felt on. Well, I wore my top exactly once to the gym this morning (didn't even work out in it - only as a cover up), came home, took it off, and found that there is already a hole in the inside of the left arm near the elbow. It's on a seam, but the seam isn't coming apart. The material has developed a hole, the way that pantyhose will develop a hole. I knew that I needed to be careful with this top, but I didn't think that putting it on, taking a 5 minute drive in the car, and taking it off would be too much.
I sincerely hope they'll take it back at my local store. I'd try to mend it myself since I otherwise like it so much, but have no faith that my repair would hold given the delicate nature of the fabric.
April 3, 2014
should come with a warning
please be sure to read these reviews before you purchase for the first time so as to make sure you can care for this shirt properly. this shirt is undoubtedly one of the best technical shirts lulu makes; it is light, airy, sweat-wicking, and so super soft. however, because of all of those great qualities, the fabric is very, very delicate. to make a long story short, after i exchanged my first one (clear mint) because i found dirt marks on the sleeves, i put my second one on & made sure to look all over the shirt for any imperfections. once i was satisfied i had looked everywhere, i cut the tags off. put the shirt back on, lifted my arm, and immediately found a hole (i didn't even have jewelry on...). other reviewers said they found a similar hole- it was a clean tear between the two different meshes at the inside of the elbow area. thankfully, the ladies at the wayne, pa store are amazing and super understanding and took it back right away without any questions asked. i have to give them a shout-out for always being so patient and kind!
moral of the story: buyer beware. you must be careful with this fabric if you want it to stay intact. this is not a rough and tumble shirt like the crb. i can't give the product 5 stars because although it does what it's made to do, it's impractical to have to not only put the shirt on with caution but also take it off immediately after your workout for fear of snags/tears.
April 3, 2014