Thanks for wasting my time
I wish I read the reviews before buying the swiftly long sleeve stripes! I bought two and both snagged terribly on first wear. I returned them to the store and the clerk suggested I exchange them for the same ones (she said, "maybe a bad batch"). So I did. Again snagged terribly on first wear. I brought them back again and the clerk suggested that it was caused by friction maybe by picking up and holding my 20 month old!!!!! Are you kidding me? I can't hold my child in your precious shirt!!! Plus she made me feel like it was my fault. I got home and read the reviews and now I'm just mad that the clerk was not candid about the quality issue, insinuated it was user error, and wasted my time!!!! I'll think I'll be trying Athleta.
April 15, 2014
Love and Hate relationship
I have the white and the heathered light flare (orange) in the short sleeve. I'll sum up what the others have mentioned :
Pro: It fits well and feels like you're not wearing anything. Also very comfortable. Great for working out. VERY Slimming and flattering.
Con: it snags very easily. So you have to be careful with it.
Beyond just being a work out top, it's my go-to top to travel on planes as well. However after 1 year, my white top has snagged in so many places that I've just discarded it. My newest is the orange. When I first bought the orange, it snagged on my first work out. I was able to exchange it. Since then, it's snagged a bit more after a couple work outs and washes. I don't think I will buy another one in the future.
The annoying part is that when you take it into the store, the workers will tell you that you've done something wrong and that they have not had any problems with snagging. It's annoying because it's evident in ALL of the reviews that the snagging is an issue. They will tell you that you didn't wash it properly or that you were careful with it. I have to tell them that I wash all of my lululemon clothes together without softener and i hang dry all of them. It's a work out top, it's shouldn't be a top that I have "be careful" with as they have advised. I do like it a lot though, just wouldn't buy another one.
April 13, 2014
I read many reviews on these shirts before buying and almost didn't as a result so I thought I should include my positive review after buying.
Do these easily snag? YES. Does it matter if you are only wearing them to work out? NOT REALLY (in my opinion). Yes, we all want to look as good as possible while working out (or we might not pay extra for Lululemon) but the benefits outweigh the snagging issue. It literally feels like you are not wearing anything when you wear this shirt. It's super soft and light and I'm a heavy sweater and it doesn't feel like you are sweating inside the shirt (it does feel like you are sweating everywhere else). Anyway after wearing it for one run, I went back and bought another. Perfect for the Spring/Summer transition.
April 12, 2014
I have two short sleeve and two long sleeve Swiftly Tech tops and the complaint is the same. It's just too fragile. Love the color options, feels comfortable on my body, but won't buy again. This fabric snags so easily no matter how careful I am. It's just not worth it for something that snags like this. I brushed my hand against the fabric and it snagged. Not for me.
April 11, 2014
swiftly tech short sleeve
I own 3 of these short sleeve shirts and 2 long sleeve (same material) I love them, love the way they fit and feel. But every single one of them have a snag. I just bought one yesterday, wore it today and my necklace snagged it and now its ruined :( Im getting frustrated because I love these shirts!
April 7, 2014
I bought this shirt and returned it within the week. Loved the fit and look however it snagged very easily. I have 2 dogs and they jump up alot. The shirt snagged it's own tag when i got it out of the bag. Wish the material was more durable.
April 3, 2014
A bit disappointed
I already have 3 of these shirts and I wear them for everything! I always buy them in store after trying them on. This time I decided to buy one to go with some new crops online, and unfortunately the colour did not look anything like the picture. It was more of a neon highlighter pink than a nice bright coral/pink. I will definitely still wear it, but I was a tad disappointed when it arrived. The material is also much different than my other swiftly's, much more stretch. We will see how it holds up in comparison.
April 2, 2014
The best t-shirts ever!
I love these shirts so much that I am slowly starting a collection! The fabric is breathable and doesn't absorb sweat as much as regular cotton shirts. Love that the fabric conforms to your shape and holds everything in. The ONLY thing I would change is the length but since any flat seamed article of clothing can be hemmed free I wouldn't consider it a product flaw.
April 1, 2014
Great shirt until the tough mudder.....
I absolutely loved my run swiftly short sleeve and when it came time to decide what to wear to the tough mudder it was an easy decision to make, I would wear my lulu shirt because it had never steered me wrong. There was no coming up, no chaffing, felt great until I took it off at the finish line and I noticed a giant hole in the back. What can I say? I wore a 60 dollar shirt to a mud run. The only thing is that I wished it didn't have a hole in it because I really did like the shirt.
March 31, 2014
A Great Little Shirt
I own 3 of these and I mostly use them for the gym or running. For reference, I'm 5'3", 105 lbs and a 34B with broader shoulders for my frame. I normally wear a size 4 in lulu tanks, a size 6 in the bras and I purchased a size 6 in the Swiftly tees. In street clothes, I typically wear a size 2. This top is still fitted but not tight, a little looser on me than on the model. I prefer things not to fit tight across my torso.
As for performance, the material is lightweight and wicks away sweat. The top tends to ride up a little when I run but that's probably because I size up. The material is a little delicate and I am afraid I will accidentally snag it but so far, so good.
March 29, 2014