Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve
Marked drop in quality
I am a longtime lululemon customer and recently purchased this top in grey for a hiking trip. I have a purple version I bought in 2011 and am very happy with it. I still wear it all the time, and it is in perfect condition. I was confused by some of the reviews that discussed poor quality. Sadly, the reviews are spot on. While the cut and style of this top are great, the quality is unrecognizable when compared to previous versions. I have worn this shirt about three times and only hand washed and hang dryed it and it already has a pull and the front portion appears frayed/pilled. While I feel like lululemon continues to offer fashionable workout gear, the quality simply no longer warrants the cost. I hope this review helps manage potential purchaser's expectations. In terms of quality, this is not the same shirt as versions past. Cute, yes, but no where near sufficiently durable for its intended purpose.
November 7, 2014
Dime size hole on right sleeve only worn once!!!!!
I cannot believe that this shirt has a dime size hole in it on the sleeve. I own a couple of these shirts. I bought this one online because our new store was not open. I regret it. I took the shirt off to do some front squats and so not too snag the shoulders. When i put it back on i saw the hole. I wore it once!!! I am very unhappy with this shirt. What am I supposed to do with it? Do i wash it and then take it to the store or take it in like it is?
October 21, 2014
Unexpected Quality - Snags :-(
My friend had bought this top for me a few months ago (lilac colour). I originally had thought that this top would last me a long time but unfortunately, it didn`t. Some areas of the top snagged and now have small holes in random areas because of it. I really wanted to love this top and I have been buying tonnes of Lululemon products, but this one isn`t on my favorite list. :-(
I am hoping that Lululemon can contact me about this.
October 13, 2014
Cute base layer.
My favorite use for this top is as a base layer for skiing. The long sleeves and length of the top tuck in well to gloves and ski pants, and the fabric breathes well. I'm 5' 10" Size 8 with a long torso and the length mostly covers my butt.
I agree with other reviewers that it snags really really easily, even if you wash it and wear it with care. I have a couple snags that I probably got from a ring. Since I mostly wear this shirt under other layers, it doesn't really bother me, but if you're looking for a layer to wear regularly, this isn't the most durable Lulu option.
October 8, 2014
L-PLEASE KEEP THIS CUT! OFFER MORE COLORS!!!!
I love this shirt! Living in Florida it protects from sun around the chest and the arms! Please do not discontinue this shirt! The neckline is an absolute must to keep sun off! This shirt is 100% perfect!
And for anyone that mentions about pulling - please put the shirt in a lingerie bag inside out. You would not wash your nylons in the machine or put near zippers or velcro, so why would you do this with any of your workout gear. All work out gear should be washed together - on delicate cycle - inside out!
September 24, 2014
I have only worn this shirt twice and I haven't even put it through the washing machine yet and I just noticed 3 pulls in the material and some stitching coming loose. I am a very loyal Lulu costumer and have been shopping there since it first opened, and I have never had a problem with any other product but I have to stay I'm pretty dissapointed in this shirt. It is extremely comfortable but way too delicate! I would not recommend this shirt to family or friends as a shirt that costs $68 should not get ruined so easily.
September 18, 2014
One of my favorites!
I have this shirt in 4 colors and I am always looking to add more. Very flattering fit and I get compliments every time I wear it! Keeps you warm but still breathable. The only problem I have run into with this fabric is you have to be SO careful with Velcro, animal claws, wedding ring etc... the fabric snags SO easily. If you are careful it tends to not be a huge problem. Be careful cutting the snags though otherwise you will be left with a hole after it unravels... I had to learn that the hard way.
September 3, 2014
very disappointed, sadly would not recommend
As an long time runner I was very excited about the
sliverscent fabric which is so light weight and perfect for morning runs. After only the third time wearing it i noticed a run down the side of the shirt. I have been a lululemon customer for years and have always been extra gentle with all my clothes from there. But I have never had something like this happen. Very disappointed and would not recommend !!
August 28, 2014
Out of nowhere my swiftly to ended up with a hole on the arm... Not even on the seam, it was just the fabric. I realize this is a unique material (I wash it in delicate & hang dry) but come on, for $80 a technical shirt should not just tear! I am embarrassed after I talk up lulu products to my friends all the time. So sad as I did like the shirt as I only have worn it about 6 times now. Ugh
August 26, 2014
Please make more bright colours!
I went into all three of my local stores looking for the crew neck long sleeve in a colour of any kind. All there were for colour selection was white, solid grey and grey with white stripes. Boring! So many LLL pants are in a solid dark colour, that I like to wear something bright so I don't look so glum. C'mon people I'm running 10k at 6am, I need pep! Please make more bright colours! And not just in the scoop neck. I live in Edmonton, and it's already getting cold out here for my morning runs, in August! The scoop neck just doesn't cover enough of your chest when running, and the crew neck is perfect!! :)
August 26, 2014