Run: Draft Dodger Jacket
Literally jumping for joy that I got this on sale!
I saw this jacket in the store and waited to consider if I wanted to make this purchase and did I want the black or polar cream. When I decided to go back and try it on, my size was already sold out in all three stores in atlanta.
I really wanted to try it on first before purchasing, then one day I saw it on sale, so I sized down( as recommended by a friend who works at Lulu) and hoped for the best since there are no returns on sale items.
The fit is amazing and I love how cool the lace looks on the polar cream version. So not only do I have a fab jacket, it was on sale!
March 15, 2013
First of all, hearty thanks to all LuLuers who put detailed measurements PLUS the size that worked for them (or didn't). To the ladies who also add pics: you rock!! Thanks to you all I have ordered the right size every time. Here's payback. I love this lightweight, unique, wind-resistant piece for running and layering. The long back hem & slim cut are flattering. I am 5'4, 112 - 115 lbs, 34B, 25, 34 with broad shoulders & long arms. The 4 (my usual size) fit perfectly with room to layer. It fits like the picture of the model. Check out uploaded client pics for a sized-down fit - sorry, don't remember this lovely lady's name. She helped me A LOT. Have received many compliments.
March 13, 2013
Pefect Spring Jacket!
I love love love this jacket! Its lightweight enough to wear during the warm days, but bundled with a long sleeve i can still rock it on those colder, windy days! Great color combo, and love the lace details along the arms! This jacket is super flattering on my curves (size 10)! Great Buy!
March 12, 2013
What a great jacket
This jacket is PERFECT for cold weather cycling. I live in the Netherlands (so Vancouver weather) and cycle to-and-from everywhere, and this jacket has been great. I'm not sure why it wasn't marketed for cycling - the windproof front protects you from the cold wind (well, above 0 C cold), while the back breathes so I don't get gross and sweaty en-route to wherever I'm going, which is usually work. The reflective material is perfect, and the pocket placement is well-thought out. I find myself attempting to find the left arm pocket on other jackets because it's such a good pocket spot. I have yet to wear this running but I'd highly recommend it for the cycling commute!
As for sizing - at 5'11 with swimmers shoulders and I am reliably an 8/10 in lulu. The 8 fit, but was too narrow in the shoulders and thus looked really unflattering. The 10 was great, and anyway, this is not a jacket that you want to be super snug. The arms are nice and long. It seems that this jacket was made for tall people!
I was actually a bit surprised that this fit so well - I typically can't wear jackets from lulu unless they are meant to be 'hip' length (regular length on me). The regular jackets/tops are always far too short and so the proportions look really strange. I would love to see a tall version of more items, especially jackets, with broader shoulders and a bit more length to them.
Great jacket, more colours please!
March 12, 2013
Best Jacket Ever!!!
Logically thinking this jacket is perfect for Cincinnati, OH weather. It's not to cold but it's windy and wet. My husband wears a North Face like this but I like something more feminine. Now the fit is another story..if you are buying online and don't like returning this might help: I am, 5'7 and 130 lbs, I don't like tight tight stuff. I tried an 8 on in a store and I typically like an 8 in a jacket but this I ordered a 6 online and fit perfect. The guy in the store said maybe even a 4 but I also wanted to layer in cause of colder weather. I won't consider this a winter jacket. I think its perfect for raining/windy 40's to 50 degree days
March 11, 2013
Windproof, warm, and very stylish!
I bought this jacket full price right after the holidays and it's definitely one of my favorite lulu purchases. The design is so thoughtful for runners. It's great to put my iPhone in one of the pockets and use the cord exit for my headphones. I also really like the funnel neck design when the jacket is zipped all the way up for cooler days. The thumbholes and cuffins are great features, too. I think the jacket runs true to size. I am 5'5", 122lb, 34A and the 4 fit perfectly. Oh, and the polar cream is such a pretty color!
March 9, 2013
Love this jacket
I just received my jacket in black, I have the bundle up jacket in white, so black is nice in this style.
I'm happy I read all the reviews and sized down, I am always a 4 in lulu and I got a 2 in this and it's perfect, soft and warm. It's also very cute on.
I'm 5' 5" and 108.
If you like things fitted then size down, if not I would get your usual size, but I wouldn't size up.
March 8, 2013
Beautiful cozy jacket-I wasn't disappointed.
The styling is gorgeous.
It was warm for 0 celcius windy run, so I know it will be a good layering piece for much colder weather.
I usually wear a size 8 but sized up but should have remained true to size - the belly is not tight like on some lulu clothes. I can comfortably layer a scuba hoodie underneath.
The sleeves and torso are long but not ridiculous. The jacket feels "solid" - it's light but quite wind resistant.
Sleeves leave plenty of room when layering several long-sleeve lulu shirts with thumholes,
The generous neck will be good for extra cold temps requiring a neck warmer
My only suggestions for improvement would be to have mesh in the vents under the arms, as well as to have some type of magnet or snap to hold the neck open when running so it doesn't flop.
March 7, 2013
this jacket has many cute features but the fit in the torso is AWFUL. it is super poochy and baggy in the upper chest area - especially when the collar is zipped up. the jacket is fitted everywhere else, but my 13lb dog could easier take a nap inside the upper chest area while i was out on a run. it is bizarre, i almost wonder if it is a fluke or a one-off given all the positive reviews of others. the specific jacket that i was sent would not fit anyone right unless they had FFF breasts that were placed right at the clavicle (presumably nobody has this type of body). it is such a shame - this was my first time risking a WMTM purchase for something this expensive and i definitely learned my lesson: do NOT buy anything from lulu on sale ever unless you have tried it on. their "worst return policy of any store in the country" makes for almost certain disappointment. i would love to know why lulu does not except exchanges or store credit for unused sale items. news flash lulu: allowing returns will actually make you MORE profits in the long run (as every other clothing store in the world knows)... sigh....
March 3, 2013
Ok, if you're taller than 5'2"
For the price, $198, I'd like a jacket to fit perfectly. I'm 5'2" and the jacket is super long in the sleeves and really loose in the torso. Why doesn't Lululemon make petite sizes? I bought the size 8, I was told to but a jacket a size bigger than the pants I wear, and it fit my friends that were 5'10" perfectly, and not me. For the $198 price, I'd like it to fit like a glove. It is warm and cozy, I do love that. I havent even had it one month, and the refeclive stripe on the back is already peeling off. Why? Now it looks tacky! Also, the colar, When I unzipp the jacket and use the magnet to hold down the corner of the colar, the left side of the colar stands straight up and hits me/rubs me in the chin/neck. Not a fan of that either. I also think the zippers on the side panels are cheap. They don't even match the zippers on the rest of the jacket. All the other zippers have the lululemon symbol, but not the side panel zippers. I think theyre going to break off when I'm out running. Just doesn't seem like good quality zippers.
I am very upset that the jacket is falling apart with the reflective stripe, and that it is made for tall girls only, and that it went on sale 2 weeks after I received it. Last time I pay full price for their products. I'll wait the 4 months for it to go on sale next time.
March 2, 2013