Groove Pant (Regular) *Brushed
I wanted to love these!
I have been a lulu fanatic since moving to Austin 4 years ago. Since then, I have moved to an area lacking a lululemon store. I have a pair of the old groove pants and I absolutely love them. I bought them the first year that I lived in Austin and wore them more than once a week. They are my favorite pair! I really wanted to buy another pair of groove pants to wear since I am a coach, and am constantly on the move. I am always raving to my fellow coaches how great my grooves are. Well...I am definitely disappointed with this last purchase. As a teacher, I don't earn tons of money, and it is definitely a splurge to buy these. I was disappointed that after a few months, the material on the pants was pilling between the thighs. I know that I have full thighs since starting to crossfit, but this is ridiculous. My first pair have NEVER had that issue and they are years old! This pair, however hasn't even lasted 5 months. I really really wanted another pair of lulus to love, but I'm worried that I made a splurge on something that won't last.
March 3, 2014
I bought these pants for when i went to work and had to look nice...i got these and when i put them on, they were see through around the thigh area...not sure why
March 3, 2014
I will start by saying if these hadn't shrunk they do have a very nice flattering fit. Also the brushed fabric is great in the cold winter we have been having in PA (my gym has no heat). But...
These were part of my first lulu purchase and I can't say that I am thrilled with them. I did try them on at the store first and they were just long enough but the woman at the store assured me they do not shrink. I should not have listened..almost everything shrinks a little even with proper care. Aside from the fact that they are too short the hem around the bottom of the legs is not very nice looking. For lack of a better description they are wavey around the bottom. It looks like I have owned them for years. Finally there are threads forming at the seams on the inside of my legs. I have owned them a little over and month and only wear them for weight lifting at CrossFit once a week. So in the maybe half a dozen times I have worn them they look worse than other name brand pants I have owned for a year and wear at least twice a week. I was very excited for these pants but these have definitely kept me from ordering more lulu pants right away. Needless to say I am a disappointed first time lulu shopper.
February 15, 2014
Smoke & Mirrors...
I waited cautiously ,after reading the reviews ,
in hopes to replenish my now sparse collection ,
of the original ,coveted ,once magical
lululemon groove pants.
Hoping the pleas of so many loyal ,devoted followers would be met with understanding and presented with the magical original lulu's,ready to stand the test of time as well as making women everywhere
look and feel
beautiful at the same time.
I needed several more pairs as my sneaky sister lifted a few pairs over the years .
So after after three separate ,very confusing trips to the lululemon store in my neighborhood .
I decided with much trepidation ,on the size 2 regular,brushed twill groove pants.
I was in disbelief that i would be wearing a size 2 ,and thought it must be vanity sizing,a confident ,helpful female,sales clerk poked in the fitting room and reassured me that the fit was correct and not too tight ..
I wore a 4 in the original lululemon groove pants.
I noticed the cut is definitely different ,and not anywhere nearly as flattering,but the fabric and sheerness seemed fine at the time ,so i hesitantly handed over my 108. dollars with fear in my heart ,that i may regret this later...
I have never washed these pants,wore them to lounge in at home ,
a few times and that was all ,
no yoga ,nothing
and now sadly
the stitching is coming out on the outside part of the waist band,as well as the fabric has stretched out considerably lacking the compression and firmness that was the hallmark of the original fabric.
, they hang in my closet,next to a brand new identical pair tags still attached ,which i purchased to soon ,online,thinking i was home free and had found a product that could meet my needs..and apparently so many other women .
February 1, 2014
Pregnant mama can't exchange groove pants
I have had a pair of groove pants for a year and a half. I LOVE THEM! I am 8 months pregnant and wear them all the time. My husband thought he would surprise me and go get me a new pair. He brought home these groove pants. I was thrilled but there are two problems. 1. I don't like the brushed lining....we live in Texas and I can only wear them about 1 month out of the year. They are too warm for our warm climate. 2. They are too big on me. Sweet hubby bought me a pair one size bigger than my normal size. I was so excited when he gave them to me I put them on and took the tags off. Hang tag and inside tag. It wasn't until about an hr. later I realized that they are a size bigger than my other ones! I tried to take them back to the store here in Houston and explain to the employee what had happened. I just wanted a pair my size and without the brushed lining. The employee was very rude and said that they won't return/exchange since the tag was taken off. I never wore them and I just wanted another pair. She was very unhelpful and left this pregnant mama very upset. I have been a customer of Lululemon for at least 5 years and I have never had this issue. I want to continue shopping there but it is hard to swallow a $108 mistake and now I have these pants that I can't wear. I am very disappointed with their return policy. Any ideas?
January 15, 2014
groove pants not groovy
My husband bought me my first pair of lululemon pants for christmas, the groove regular. I've worn them 2 times, washed them once in cold water, laid flat to dry. they are already pilling and have a hole in the butt. i would not have ever asked for a pair of lululemon clothing because they are so expensive but my husband thought i deserve a
"good pair" of yoga pants, that was sweet of him. well, these are expensive but i would not call them a good pair of yoga pants! i am super bummed
January 4, 2014
not worth the money
While I love the groove pant, the brushed pant is NOT worth the money!! I bought these for the cold winter days. After just wearing them for an hour or two about five or six time and washing them once, they are pilling up and do not look like they are of Lululemon quality! They look like I bought them at a discount store not one that prides themselves on great quality! I am very disappointed in the quality of these pants and will NOT purchase them again!!
December 31, 2013
I love them, all soft and cozy, but?.they are so short. I have the groove non-brushed and they are fine. I purchased the same size I always wear, but I look like i"m wearing high-waters, and the longer I wear them, the more they rise. I know I will wear them all the time, just wish I didn't look like a dork. I went to the store to try to find a long pair, but no luck. I'm out $108?yikes.
December 18, 2013
bad customer service and piling of pants
I really wanted to love these pants but after a month of casual use the inside of the legs began to pil. I use only as a lounge pant at home and washed according to instructions. I am a loyal customer and this is my first negative experience with a pant. I realize sometimes you get a bad pair but in no way did I think the overall quality of lululemon products were slipping. I purchased other items around the same time and everything is fine.
However, the customer rep was not offering a solution of replacement and after I explained the situation he still insisted I may have cared for them incorrectly. His words,he has never heard of problems with these pants. Instead of suggesting it was my fault he should have swiftly provided me with a return solution. Instead I had to tell him again it was not my fault and I would like to return them. He once again informed I was out of the 14 day return window and I again requested a return. He finally provided me with info to return these faulty pants.
A word of advice to Lululemon, stop making your customers feel like we are doing something wrong when we are unhappy with a product. I would never have posted this but his treatment of my situation was unacceptable. Take a lesson from Athletica and Sweaty Betty....when a customer is unhappy with a product they accept returns without accusing the customer of doing something wrong.
December 16, 2013
Feels Good To Me
I bought these pants after reading some reviews about the improved thickness. Upon receiving them today, I agree they do feel thicker. I love how soft the inside of these pants are, however I don't necessarily feel they warrant the very steep price tag of $108. I also wish these pants would be offered in a short version, I mean seriously Lulu you offer regular and tall...why not short? There are plenty of us shorties in the world who would really appreciate being able to shop online with you and receive something that doesn't have to be hemmed. And before you write back telling me that you offer free hemming in store, I already know this. Many people shop online because they don't have one of your stores near them, which means we can't capitalize on your free hemming service. Please make a shorter length!
November 18, 2013