Run: Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve Scoop
terribly delicate.. but there's a silver lining.
Let me start with the cons, first:
I had a long sleeve in this material and after having it separate at the markings on the sleeves, I have been handling my short sleeves very carefully.
I bought this shirt in heathered clear mint on WMTM and within 5 weeks, after two wears and washes, a hole was developing on the side after not having been snagged.
Now, with the pros:
This fabric is great for running. It is lightweight, breathable and it wicks away moisture like nobody's business. It also dries very quickly, too.
Despite the delicate fabric, I'm very happy to say that lululemon stood behind their product and offered me store credit for the full amount on both the long sleeve and the short sleeve, even though I didn't produce a receipt for the long sleeve and I purchased the short sleeve on mark down. So ladies, if you have issues, try and take it back/ send it back before leaving your reviews here. At the very least, call the GEC and see what your options are. Although I'm bummed about losing out on the colours, I'm glad there was at least an alternative that allowed me to get a new shirt in the end.
You've been warned, be VERY careful with this fabric, it IS extremely delicate. If you're not up for the task of caring for it, this shirt is definitely not for you. For size reference I'm 5'4, 120 lbs and I wear either a size 4 for a slim fit, 6 for a more relaxed fit.
October 16, 2014
pulls very easy
I LOVE this top as far as the lightweight material. However, after only washing one time (in a laundry bag for delicates) this top came out full of pulls!!!! I am SO upset. This would be by far my favorite top however, it is now ruined. That was a quick $58 in the drain! Company needs to work better on customer service and return policy. Athleta lets you return ALL merchandise.
October 14, 2014
I own several swiftly's; tanks, short-sleeves and long-sleeves. I love them all. They are so amazingly comfortable to exercise in and they absorb sweat very well. I have worn these to the gym and on quite a few 10+ km hikes. They hold up really well, stay dry and do not smell at the end of the day. I personally do not like my tops to be a super tight fit, so order one size up from my usual size in NLT and CRBs.
September 29, 2014
I was so excited to buy this shirt, and I wore it for about 45 min, and two massive snags on NOTHING! Just from wearing it! I live in lululemon and this is the first shirt (which I bought in two colours) that I'm unhappy with. I went grocery shopping and the two snags are across my bust. So frustrating!
September 23, 2014
Best T-shirt I own yet!
The most comfortable, form fitting yet not too tight T-shirt I own so far!
This feminine workout t-shirt fits close to the skin, but doesn't prevent a lot of active movements!!
Bought my usual size 6, and I love the no seams, length and comfortable breathable fabric!
I'll be looking at purchasing the long sleeve very sooooon.
September 19, 2014
not so swift?
while i'm a fan of most lulu products, i was really disappointed by the quality of this swiftly shirt. after one wear, i noticed a hole in the front of the shirt. i treat all of my lululemon clothing with care and don't know how this could have happened. this is very upsetting to me since it was an expensive shirt.
September 16, 2014
material needs reconsideration
I found this shirt to be stylish and quite comfortable. The material is very breathable. Unfortunately, I've only been able to wear the shirt once because I found a small hole in the front of the shirt after wearing it running for an hour. I understand this material is delicate but I am not very impressed that it snagged so easily in such a short amount of time. The quality is lacking and this material is not ideal for the purpose. Had I known the material was so easily damaged, I would not have purchased this item.
September 14, 2014
Great Product But Availability is a Miss
I absolutely love these tops. Not only are they a fashionable alternative to tanks, they also wick away sweat like nobody's business. I have a few that I've collected over recent years and they get heavy usage during workouts.
I tried the heathered cadet blue on in-store today and would have walked away with it if they had my size, 2. Please continue making these but adjust your sizing according to market demand. Maybe you can use your data to offer most sizes excluding the least popular size in future runs. What's the point if you're creating excess inventory and leaving many people empty handed. Get with it LLL.
September 12, 2014
I bought this shirt int he hyper stripe black and white. I wore it once and noticed a pull in it. I knotted the pull and then cut the string off. Next time I wore it I put it on and it had a huge hole in the shirt. I took it back and they pretty much told me too bad. I spend thousands of dollars yearly on lulu wear and this was a huge turn off. Not happy
September 9, 2014
Does what it says but STRETCHES and FEELS HEAVY!
This top does what it says: it keeps you feeling cool and smelling fresh! It felt so good after I wore it the the first time that I ordered more colors right away. The first shipment that I got contained the hyper stripe white and the hyper stripe black (both scoop). The second shipment I got contained the heathered lullaby (crew) and the heathered white (scoop). STRANGE: the fabric does not feel the same across the board! Both hyper stripe versions feel cooler BUT I get what I've read in some reviews where the shirt started feeling "heavy" after some perspiration has occurred (black felt worse than white). The heathered lullaby, on the other hand, did not feel as cool (it had a more synthetic feel) but it seemed to hold its shape more during exercise. I washed the shirts according to instructions and unfortunately, the hyper stripe black feels SO STRETCHED OUT that I just don't think I can wear it anymore. The hyper stripe white also feels a bit stretched out, but not as bad as the black (?!?!!!). For now, I think I might be able to tolerate the feel of the hyper stripe white if I kind of tuck a portion of it into my tights to keep it from feeling "weighed down." But the hyper stripe black is beyond tolerable. The heathered lullaby seems to have retained its shape. So... proceed with caution. Not all colors of this shirt are created equal! The hyper stripes are DISAPPOINTING and I feel like I wasted money on them. The solid colors seem to be okay. Not sure if I will be buying more though since the quality is so inconsistent. Their return policy is also not as liberal as a similar athletic wear company which guarantees that you're happy or you get your money back!
September 4, 2014