Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve *Printed
My fave LLL top!
I absolutely LOVE this top! I own many of the RS short sleeve tops and have been happy with their function and fit. But this top has got one more thing going for it: it's, in a word, elegant! When I put this top on, I feel like a million bucks. I couldn't tell from the pic if it was going to be something I liked but I decided to take a chance on it. Sooo glad I did! The pattern is subtle but gorgeous. The color is rich and looks great with many colors. I follow the care instructions exactly and it looks brand new every time I take it out of the dryer. It holds its shape during stretches and workouts, wicks away perspiration and never smells. Five star top all the way! Please, Lulu Lemon: make more like this gorgeous top!
April 8, 2014
I'm tired of SNAGS :(
So this is my second run swiftly shirt, and surprise, surprise, a snag appears! As for the other aspects of the shirt: It's ok. It doesn't stink when I get super sweaty and it's soft. This shirt is a bit snug than the regular sizing, but I'm guessing that's due to the pattering. The thumbholes are really well placed, and the material change on the wrist area is great in the fact that this really helps the sleeves to stay down. The different weave pattern on the high sweat zones is really good at keeping you cool on those areas. With that being said, just like on my run swiftly short sleeve, this shirt snags. What I noticed from this patterned shirt v. regular swiftly material, is that even though this shirt is still light, it's a tad bit heavier than the regular material, and all I can deduce it's because of the pattern. Anyway, the snag, it's on the forearm area, and I HATE it. The reason I even mentioned the actual pattern of the body as a significance, is that I feel that because of the added weight, it makes the shirt somewhat sturdier, and I feel that if this shirt wasn't sturdier, I would have a hella lot more snags. I've come to the conclusion that Lululemon will not fix this whole snag issue with the shirts is because it will compromise the weight of the shirt. I really do have a hard time with this whole issue because I love the way the shirt performs, and I love the softness, but it's just mind boggling that such a great shirt could snag so easily. Lululemon has been very gracious in returning my other swiftly shirt, but I really didn't want to, and the only reason I did it, was because I had already ordered this shirt and I thought that it would hold better than the other one, but now I'm disappointed overall because I loved the color that the short sleeve came and now I don't have that shirt, and this one snagged too. Would I pay $70 for a shirt like this again? NO, NOT AT ALL. );
April 7, 2014
Great Layering shirt
I teach figure skating, and bought this top to wear under layers of jackets and hoodies. Fit turned out to be snug in my normal size (size 6), so I went up to a size 8, and love it. Also very cute with jeans or shorts. Versatile piece for sure.
February 18, 2014
Fits looser than other Swiftlys
I love the print, but overall it seems to fit a tad looser in the chest and sleeves than my other (many) Swiftlys. Wonder if it's because of the woven-in print, makes the weave a little looser? Love the print, though.
I'm 5'7", 120lbs, 34C. Went with my normal size 6, debating about trying a 4, but don't want it too tight in the waist so it rides up. The fit on the model is exactly how it fits on me.
Slightly off topic - why does Lulu not make any solid navy tops? This is a nice color, but it's a heathered inwell - I was the true inkwell in a top like I see in the jackets!
January 23, 2014
Bought this few months ago, it fits so well on my body which is 5'3, 105lb, 32D.
Well made, great design with good quality fabric.
However, I can tell this is not the kind of long sleeve that's going to look good on anybody..
So try it out first before you buy it.
January 11, 2014
best running shirt
This is my second Run Swiftly Tech shirt. I purchased it because I like the style and favoring it over all other running shirts.
I have had no problems with this shirt. I size up to wear it loosely over sports bras and under appropriate jackets for the right kind of weather. Washing care is normal and I never put them in the dryer.
I sure would like to believe that the quality of Lululemon products are not diminishing. I do know they have changed some of their material which doesn't seem appropriate for yoga. This material is definitely useful for quicker drying during my hard workouts. I only favor one other running shirt from Mountain Hardwear. They work just as well as this shirt, but they have worn out quicker.
The comfort of this shirt is terrific. It was worth purchasing for this main reason. I am now just treating them with finer care in hopes that they will last longer.
December 18, 2013