Run: Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Scoop
Don't let it touch anything
I love the fit and comfort of this fabric. You just have to be so careful wearing it making sure not to touch anything. I'm afraid to wear a jacket over it or hug anyone with it on because it snags on everything. It is so flattering on though. I have two children and I only wear it when they are in school. Their little fingernails will snag it. The straps on my festival bag snag it. Bummer. It spends more time in the drawer than it does on because I'm afraid to ruin it.
November 30, 2013
26.2 and still smiling!
After a last minute realization that the weather for the NYC Marathon was going to be cooler than I had expected, I went out and bought this top to wear under my t-shirt. I did this despite the age-old rule "do not do anything different on race day." But, since I had done many of my training runs in my Run Swiftly short sleeve t (which I also love), I went against the advice, and bought the last long sleeve in my size at the Union Square location. The shirt was perfect -- no chafing, no pulling, and kept me warm enough throughout the race. I do not know how or why I waited this long to buy a long sleeve. Thanks Lulu for another great product!
November 5, 2013
I'll be honest: I have an older version of this shirt (the non-scoop version) in black. It still looks perfect. I thought that most of the reviews complaining about snags were probably from people who didn't take proper care of the shirt.
But then it happened to me.
I bought this shirt in purple in the summer. It only recently got cool enough to wear it, so I've only worn it three times. And it's already snagged in multiple places.
To be clear, I wear this shirt to run. I don't wear it to lounge in, I don't wear a fuel belt, I don't have long nails, and I don't wear rings. When I wash it, I place it in a delicates lingerie bag either on its own or with the other Swiftly shirt - never with anything else, and certainly never with anything that has zippers. So HOW exactly this shirt snagged to this degree is beyond me. It clearly must have touched something that disagreed with it at some point in time, but I've gone well above and beyond what one should do to care for *workout wear* - the only other option seems to be not to wear it at all (unless it snagged inside my drawer? Then I guess even that option doesn't help).
I took the shirt back to Lulu tonight and was told that they couldn't do anything because right now, the damage is just cosmetic. If the shirt gets holes in it (and let's face it, with snags like this, that's the inevitable end result), then they'll take it back - but not before. That seems a bit silly to me - I didn't pay $75 for a shirt to have it degrade before my eyes, even despite my best efforts to care for it. This is a quality control issue.
PS - please excuse the weird coloration in the photos. I'm using my cell phone camera and it's behaving strangely.
October 15, 2013
LOVE this top
So after reading a bunch of negative reviews, I decided to throw my two cents in. I actually bought this top and then returned it because of the bad reviews. a few months later I still really wanted it so I bought it. NO REGRETS, love this shirt. It is SO SO comfy and looks great. it's the perfect weight. I honestly cant say enough about this top. oh and the scoop neck is awesome. the regular one is a bit to close to my neck for me, the scoop neck is flattering and more comfortable in my opinion! LOVE swiftly tech. thanks LULU. more colors please :)
October 9, 2013
I am super bummed. I bought two of these tops, one in the orange and one blue. I have worn the blue four times and there are already lots of snags. For the price this shouldn't happen. Now I'm afraid to wear the orange one, have worn it once. Fits great, love the look but the fabric is terrible.
September 18, 2013
comfy but snags
I have always loved Lululemon's products and have never had a problem with them until I purchased this shirt. I have to admit the design is perfect and comfortable but the flaw is the fabric. The first time I wore this shirt was for about 4 hours and the shirt had 3 different snags and runs. I was really let down by the quality of the fabric because I had heard so many good things about this stylish shirt. I hope Lulu fixes this major flaw in the shirt
August 31, 2013
The fit of this top is amazing! I bought pizzazz and I do love the color and the scoop neck. However, within the first 10 minutes of wearing, it was snagged twice. Even if you have roughy fingernails or rub against something rough, you will have a snag. That's too bad since most of us lead busy and active lives. Sure wish they could make it in a mor durable fabric.
August 24, 2013
Slimming, Comfy, and Versatile
This shirt is AMAZING! Not only is it comfortable to wear all the time (I never want to take it off), but it is easy to throw under a jacket or over a tank. In addition, it is perfect for working out in and then being able to transition into normal activities.
August 6, 2013
Scoop neck is an awesome modification
I love this top. I've had many for years and hand never loved very tight neckline. I am amazed by the comfort of this top; it keeps me cool when I'm to hot and warm when I'm cool. I've compared this to the older ones I have and the quality seems the same. It is a delicate top, I love wearing it under durable shells!
July 25, 2013
I love the neckline on this top. I am larger on top (36DD) and the normal Swiftly neckline does me no favors.
The very first day that I wore this (on a walk and then a quick trip to the grocery store) I got a snag on the sleeve. I tried to work it back in, but the thread was already pulled away enough that there will be a hole there permanently. I am so bummed! This was the last one at my local store, and I was very excited to use this in the fall/winter months. I have other Swifly tops and they have never pulled and I have worn them to crazy workouts. I've heard that lately more people have having trouble with this issue. Please make this fabric more durable! We need to work out hard AND look good.
July 19, 2013