Groove Short (Regular)
I picked up these shorts in the non-roll down version at my local store this weekend. I was thrilled to find them on the sale rack in a size 8! From experience with the sculpt shorts, I sized up from my normal 6 to an 8 in order to avoid the thigh pinch issue. These are great for walking the dog or probably even running, but I won't wear them again for weight lifting or yoga. They ride up too much whenever I bend over, and I found myself pulling at them during my whole weights workout today. Not a problem, I will stick to certain activities with them. Overall happy with them at the sale price.
July 20, 2015
Great for Volleyball and Running
Please make these in more colors! And not the roll down ones, the regular ones. I wear these to play volleyball in twice a week and to run in on very hot days. They rid up a little, but I have a boy's body with no hips, so everything rides up on me. I hate running shorts so I wear spandex for everything and these are the best shorts. I do wish that there was an in between length (the boogie is way too short for someone over 30 years old) and these are like 1 inch longer than I would prefer. But I love them anyways. Please make in more colors! and not crazy patterns...just like navy, dark gray, dark purple, dark pink, etc. Thanks!
June 26, 2015
I wear spandex the majority of the time when working out (often Crossfit), so I decided to give these a try. I love the fabric and the fit was pretty good. I would love it if Lulu had a spandex short with an inseam in between this (kinda long) and the boogie shorts (too short)... that, and a more forgiving seam around the thighs and I would be in love!
June 1, 2015
I love these shorts for crossfit in the hotter months. They do ride up a little but since they are longer the riding up is totally okay. They fit perfectly since I have larger thighs and a butt (I squat). I just wish they made them in more colors. I have three pairs in black and would love something more fun.
May 10, 2015
Not for volleyball
I was really bummed out about these. I've loved 99% of everything I've ever had from Lulu. Sadly these were the 1%. I bought them for heavy weightlifting and volleyball, since it's hard to find spandex for VB that aren't super short. During my game, they were constantly riding up. I actually subbed out to go change into a friend's spare shorts! I had a serious case of camel toe and adjusted them after every play. I also tried them with lifting and it was the same deal. Sadly I bought a pattern on WMTM and now I have two pairs (one with tags) that I can't do anything with.
November 18, 2014
sad these shorts have changed to poor quality
I loved the groove short. I have 3 pairs that I bought over 4 years ago. And they are still great and going strong. I recently purchased a pair on sale from the cyber sale and at first I was hesitant due to the recent issues with the quality of bottoms that were being made however I thought they corrected the problem so I went ahead and ordered them. I was wrong. The shorts are completely see through when I bend over. It's such a disappointment that the material is still not fixed. I'm sad to say this is it for my Lululemon purchases.
October 19, 2014
Good shorts...not so good pilling
I love these shorts, I took them to to Hungary with me when I paddled for team Canada a couple summers ago, and they have served me well. However, within the first couple wears, they pilled pretty badly which was disappointing (much like many of the pants I've bought from the last year or so...I'm not sure I like the fabric change on many of their products for this reason).
I think these shorts are excellent for working out (not running because they do ride up a lot) and doing water sports because they dry pretty quickly. I also like to sleep in them because they're so comfy.
I did buy a pair of crops in the full luon (they're nice because it doesn't attract pet hair/lint) but I don't think I would try these in the full luon because I don't think they would be as comfy.
I'm pretty disappointed that they aren't making many patterns in these shorts anymore because they are my absolute favorites (despite the pilling).
September 27, 2014
Talls discontinued, UGH! Also, major camel toe.
I have purchased many pairs of these in tall in the past. They are seriously the BEST running shorts ever. I am thin but my thighs still JUST touch when I am running so I can't wear the regular short running shorts at this time. Major bummer! These in tall really filled the void for me. But what the h, they aren't making talls anymore? WHY NOT!?
I am 5'9" and have a 35" inseam. A tiny pair of shorts made for people with a 30" inseam is going to ride right up, and they do. Not functional. Another thing, the newer versions of these give you camel toe, as I see others have reported. My solution is to stick a panty liner to the inside of the shorts, but that is inconvenient and annoying. I have looked everywhere to find a pair of shorts comparable to the lululemon tall groove shorts, to no avail. The fact is, luon is super comfy and no one else has matched it, that I've found. I will just keep my fingers crossed that they bring back the tall groove shorts because I will buy every color to hoard!
The good: the pocket is obviously awesome, fits my iphone perfectly. The tall ones do not ride up. The material is so soft and stays where you put it. They last a long time if you don't put them in the dryer. And they are really comfortable!
August 18, 2014
wicking? Not so ....
Like these shorts, they rode up violently at first but seemed to make it through the second hour in place. I especially loved the color of this short ....However ... after a 2 hour workout I walked the streets of small town Ontario, unknowingly sporting a serious sweat crack - how totally embarrassing.
Shame it had to turn out this way cause these could have been great. I'm quickly losing the love ....
July 30, 2014
Very uncomfortable. Major camel toe and constantly needing to pull the crotch out of my lady business. I had them fitted on me at a LuLu store, so they are the right size. In the flow crops with the diamond gusset are perfect, these are awful. The triangle gusset on the posterior is useless.
July 19, 2014