Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve
Run Swiftly White top ...dirty
I have this top in 4 colors. I cannot get the neck area of the white one clean. I have used laundry detergent and Oxy Clean, to no avail. Also, it did snag on my hairbrush and I had it repaired. I really like the fit and feel of these tops, but my white one is not even usable at this point!
March 31, 2015
I bought this top a while ago, deciding to change up my workout tops from the normal Victoria's Secret or Nike tops I use. I got this top in a light cream color, and although I knew the chances of it getting dirty were quite large, I went ahead and purchased it anyway. A little grime on the hand areas is not something to get worked up about.
However, since the material was so light, I barely ever wore it in fear that I may accidentally snag the shirt. Thankfully, that never happened.
BUT, while washing this top (with ONLY Lulu items, of which this shirt had shared the washer with before), I pulled it out of the washer to notice there was what looked like dye stained in the middle of the shirt, where my chest is, on the back, and on the sleeves. Where on earth did that come from? I've washed it a few times in the same manner, with the directions of the Educator in the store, that I've never had that issue. I washed the shirt again and the stains didn't come out, though they are more faint than they were before.
I would dye it if I could, but I asked an Educator and they suggested I didn't. I spent $68 on a top that I've worn about 4 times in the past year only to not be able to wear it again. Disappointing. I've never even heard of this happening to anyone else. It's such a shame because I love this shirt and I'd probably even buy more. But after this, I guess I'll stick to my VS/Nike tops.
March 28, 2015
I was really looking forward to FINALLY wearing long sleeves to my COLD 5am Crossfit workouts & the 6am spin classes I teach! Heck I was looking forward to sleeves PERIOD. I had found in the past that I could only wear sleeveless or cotton shirts to sweat in b/c workout gear seemed to hold on to the funk. Regardless of how I washed, after a few workouts they stank. I thought the Silverescent was going to solve all of that. I was wrong. I have the long sleeve in white & 2 short sleeve (pink & blue) ALL THREE are unwearable now. I have a very sensitive nose & I can smell myself on the shirt the minute I put it on & ITS CLEAN. The minute I perspire I can smell the funk on the shirt. Its bad. As soon as change tops I dont stink. The issue is in the armpit area, the rest of the shirt is fine. I cant return them, so I am stuck with 3 stinky shirts. :( I followed the washing/drying instructions to the letter & still have this issue. I am sad b/c they are super cute & flattering but they STINK. I dont have a medical condition, this isnt an issue with sleeveless or cotton. Im sad Lulu... :*(
March 10, 2015
The silverescent fabric is fantastic
I go back and forth between class and the gym and the silverescent fabric is amazing when my schedule is tight and I don't have time for a shower. I had my doubts if it (the stink factor) would be noticeably different between my lulu tops and my other, generic backpacking thermal layers, but there is. I've found I don't even have to wash the shirts after every wear. I also really like the fit. There is enough stretch around the shoulders that you can lift your arms overhead without the hem of the shirt rising up.
January 12, 2015
Quality not good
I am a longtime lululemon customer and recently purchased this top in grey While the cut and style of this top are great, the quality is not good. I have worn this shirt about two times and only hand washed and hang dryed it and it already has a pull and the front portion appears frayed/pilled. It is also fraying at the seams, I am not sure how many wears it will last, I am really disappointed. While I feel like lululemon continues to offer fashionable workout gear, the quality should have been much better for this price. It is a cute top but no where near sufficiently durable for its intended purpose, and the cuteness is useless if it does not last. I have purchased similar tops from LL Bean and while they may not be this cute they last for years and years, so ultimately it is a compromise one has to make.
December 15, 2014
Go To Shirt
This is a go to shirt for me. Comfortable, nice stretch, and great to keep me warm in the studio as I'm warming up. I also wear it out and about!
December 6, 2014
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