Run: Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve
I have a few of these shirts in short, long and tank sleeve styles. I've worn them skiing as a base layer, trekking through Nepal and climbing Mt. Whitney. However, I just put the shirt to the ultimate test.
When lulu made the shirt in the "fatigue green" color, I bought one immediately to wear under my camouflage military uniform. I have just returned from a 4 day field exercise. Every day I wore it under my uniform during the 10+ mile forced marches and land navigation exercises in 90 degree heat. It was soaking wet but dried quickly so that I was never cold once the sun went down. I took it off at night to let it air out and put it back on in the day (unwashed) to wick sweat and prevent chafing. I was so impressed that it never stunk and that it withstood such abuse.
I wish that black, fatigue green and coyote brown were standard colors for lulu so that us military guys and gals could always have lulu as an option for uniform wear. I was the only girl out there in the field and when the guys saw how my shirt performed, they were very interested themselves. I hope lulu branches away from yoga and running a little and thinks about military tactical gear too. I know that lulu would have a loyal and avid following if they did so.
March 27, 2015
This is a beautiful shirt. I got it in a pretty tealish blue color. I loved this shirt the first time I wore it. And then I washed it...the fabric immediately became thin in some areas and you could see through the shirt. Such a bummer, because this shirt had so much potential. I run often and need something that will be durable and last longer than one wash.
March 4, 2015
I own a few of these shirts and just noticed snags and pilling on one of my shirts while the other one seems fine. Ironically, I wear the other one more and it seems to be in better condition. I wash on delicate and hang dry. For the price, you'd expect higher quality. I'm taking it to a lulu store to see if they can help.
February 15, 2015
So I'm not sure if I'm just incredibly lucky or what, but I have yet to be disappointed with anything from lulu. I just bought this shirt about a week ago, and have put it through several crossfit sessions and two washes regular cycle with no issues at all. The fit is great, it doesn't ride up while doing burpees, but isn't tight. I'm currently buying a second one online, and looking into getting a longsleeve version.
January 31, 2015
Great for gym!
I haven't had a chance to run in this yet (due to the weather), but it is great for the gym. Comfortable, flattering, and moisture-wicking. Long enough that it doesn't ride up when doing overhead presses. I love it!
January 18, 2015
Quality suffering in a few of my Swiftlys.
Ok. I love my Swiftly SS Tees, I really do (I own about 8 of them!). But I'm having issues. I've got two right now that are just not performing. The first has a snag that I'm afraid will give way to a hole and I've literally only worn it 1x (see photo). The second has armpit stains that are super visible-see photo(this is heathered cadet blue, mind you, so it's super dark/stains shouldn't be as noticeable). I wear natural deodorant and ALWAYS wash after wearing. Wondering if this is something my local store can help me with? I really don't want to be stuck with these two lemons. Lulu, I love you, but I can't afford to pay $60 for shirts that deteriorate so rapidly :(.
January 14, 2015
I own 2 of these shirts - one long sleeved and one short that I purchased 3 years ago. Both are great. No real sign of wear and tear. I decided to get a new one and boy am I disapointed. I have worn (and washed) it twice - on a delicate setting with only other Lululemon clothing (no zippers/snaps). It has 4 very obvious snags. What is even more frustrating is that I bought my husband one (men's version, obviously) in August and he has washed and worn his numerous times and it has NOT one snag. I'd love an explanation for this. Why is the quality of the woman's shirt so poor?
October 6, 2014
Go To Shirt
This is one of my favourite shirts no matter what I'm doing where I'm at the gym, hiking or grabbing milk. The shirt keeps you cool and is super comfy. This is a must have for all fitness levels or sport enthusiasts.
You have to be a little more careful when wearing because it can snag but is very durable for weight and material.
September 29, 2014
I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed
This is like when your parents in high school would say, I'm not mad- I'm just disappointed.
I am such a huge lululemon fan. I have been a part of the R & D team since I got certified as a personal trainer- quite a few years back - and really before the popularity boom.
My issues with this shirt are 2-fold. #1 - As quite a few of the other reviews have stated- this shirt SNAGS on everything. I leaned against a concrete wall- and ended up with a huge pull on the front part of the shirt. Really? This is completely unacceptable... If your fabrics can't hold up to minor wear- how can you expect them to perform trail running, or doing burpees? #2 - Discoloration - I am well versed in the care of lululemon clothing- I am particularly careful washing each piece by hand, but my shirt went from a beautiful vibrant yellow - to a very gross greyish-old banana color after less than 3 wears...
If I am going to continue to support Lululemon, I would love to hear feedback on what your take is on why this happened, and how we can write this wrong.... But for now, your grounded!
September 24, 2014
I was so exited when i purchased the bright pink, lower scoop neck version of this shirt, as it was my first silverscent product! however, after having it for only two weeks it snagged and created a fairly good size hole on the chest which got worse after washing. I brought that shirt in only 6 days ago and exchanged it for this higher scoop neck style as my store didn't have the original one in stock :( anyways after only having this shirt for 6 days and wearing it twice it has snagged several times with two threads sticking out! i can assume these will turn into holes the same as the other.. I'm sad to say that these shirts just aren't worth the price. when i'm paying about $65 after taxes for a shirt i expect them to last. Although i love the softness, comfort, fit, and anti-stink benefits this product gives, it just isn't worth the money if it's going to have holes after a month.
September 22, 2014