Stride Jacket II
Nice and Long Hoodie
Great long hoodie! I like the longer hoodies rather than the scubas. Its just a style I can wear without layering and especially out here in AZ during the winter this hoodie will be next to perfect. The color of the bordeaux dram is perfect for Fall. Nice and soft fabric.
Only complaint is the sleeve length seems short. I ordered several of one of the other long hoodies last year Live Simply I think maybe they were called and the sleeves are nice and long and the I just prefer that design. I will certainly keep this one in my rotation but I'd like to see those hoodies back soon.
October 14, 2014
I am usually a 6 or 8 on bottom and an 8 or 10 on top. I am 5'8" and 145 pounds and the 10 fit perfectly. Not too tight, not too loose. It just covers my butt. The material is super soft and light without the material being too thin. I've been looking for the perfect hoodie (which this is) that has zipper pockets and thumb holes; the 2 way zip was an added bonus. I'm in love.
October 10, 2014
Hooded Stride 1 you are missed!
I can see why anyone who didn't have the hooded Stride 1 would love this. The stride jacket is a great fit and is long enough to cover the bum. I too love the length, the shape, the deep hoods on LL, the thumb holes.
The fit....I suppose it would be considered loose compared to the fitted jackets. This is going to be fitted around the bottom when zipped. I got a size 8 as I often size up in lulu jackets for room. Fits beautifully. TTS 6 would also fit wonderful, it's just my preference.
But LULU! As much as I like the softness of these (the pique and the light grey), I miss the regular Luon or the brushed Luon version was so good someone "borrowed" it and never returned it. I would be more comfortable if this were doubled on the inside. The older versions of almost all lulu products could often be worn inside out because they were so meticulously well-finished. I sometimes have left wearing older pieces accidentally inside out. The pockets were even sewn so they could be used inside as well. When I hold this up and can almost see through it I think how it just is so similar to any piece I can get at Target compared to the older version. Don't get me wrong, I love Target and this jacket is still amazing but it's a shadow of it's former self.
The hood. I am so in love with the deep hoods on lulu products. BUT Lulu you didn't put drawstrings in the hood this time either. We've given up on the hair tie zipper pulls, but please.....if I'm going to wear an item that has a hood, there will be occasions I'll wish I could tie it closed (wind, rain, over my eyes while sleeping on an airplane).
Yes I'd recommend this jacket, people will love it, but it's so disappointing to see the extra and better things that made the difference in what buying a Lululemon jacket for the same price as this newer version that lacks those touches and quality that lasts for years. It's still a great fit, but the few things I've mentioned give me a little hesitancy in justifying the cost. A tie for the hoods please!
-Just noticed the grey has a tie but the black sleeves with pique body does NOT have one. So perhaps these are manufactured in different facilities. Sorta my point-inconsistent quality.
October 10, 2014
This is a fabulous jacket and I own 4 now because I love the length of these so much. I bought this in the coco pique black and it is absolutely adorable. It is true to size and the material and zipper appear to be of good quality. I love the different texture of this jacket in this color. I would very much like to see more of these in different colors, for instance the rich teal and other colors that are seen in the scuba (that jacket is just too short). Please continue to provide more colors in this and I will keep buying.
October 4, 2014
I bought this out of impulse because I have yet to own a LLL jacket. I bought this and was more than pleased when I put it on. It fit exactly like the size chart said it would. I was so happy I purchased a second one in a different colour!!
October 1, 2014
jacket doesn't look so great in the picture but when you put it on its amazing. it didnt catch my eye too much to try it on because of the price but once i did try it on i couldnt help but buy it.i have received so many compliments on it and its very comfy.
September 29, 2014
Happy its back!
I was delighted to hear the Stride was returning. I have been waiting for a nice bright colour but have not seen it yet. I ordered the bordeaux drama to see how the new Stride was. The fabric and style are great as before. The zipper is thick and stiff unfortunately. I ordered a 6 and it was a bit loose. I realized my old Stride is 4. I returned it because I am waiting for a nice bright colour in a size 4. The hoodie is superior to the Asana, which I did not like. Lulu, please make the Stride a staple and please offer it in a variety of nice colours as you are doing with the Scuba. I am usually size 6 in Scubas, 4 in CRBs, 6 in Swiftys.
September 28, 2014
This jacket is really comfortable and and perfect for a lot of situations. I play hockey and it is perfect for the transition between cold rinks and fall weather. The jacket is very slimming but not too tight. I want to buy all the colors!!
September 25, 2014
Much better jacket than nice asana and other longer jackets. Running more loose than the latter and sleeves are shorter- the thumbholes are fantastic. Quality is great, just didn't fit my shorter frame and I already have too many nice asanas from numerous sales. Coco pique fabric is thinner than my WUP from last year, but definitely great fabric- soft, textured, and getting better and better as it fluffs up after washes. Highly recommend!
September 20, 2014
Cozy and high quality
I got this in the burgundy colour with spots. I love the length and the jacket is quite heavy but at the same time the material is not overly thick. It is nice and warm but not overly so. It is very comfortable and flattering and I love the colour and detail. I also like the thumbholes. If you like things fitted, I would size down but I liked it in my usual size. The band at the bottom is the tightest part.
September 19, 2014