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Illumina Crop

Sweat-wicking with four-way stretch, this fabric's interlock construction gives great support and coverage with a cool, smooth feel

why we made this

Sometimes we're stealth, and sometimes we want you to see us coming. We designed these crops with subtle reflectivity hidden under Mesh panels so that we're ready for anything. Now when our after-work runs take us from dusk to darkness, we don't have to worry about blending into the shadows.

fabric + features

  • Full-On Luxtreme® fabric's interlock construction offers great support and coverage with a cool, smooth feel
  • sweat-wicking fabric is breathable and four-way stretch to move with you
  • continuous drawcord is easy to cinch mid-stride
  • stash your stuff in the signature three-pocket waistband
  • two side pockets let you reach your run essentials without ruffling your layers
  • imported

fit + function

  • designed for: run
  • fabric(s):
    Full-On Luxtreme®
  • fit: tight
  • rise: medium
  • inseam: 19"
  • leg opening: 121/2"
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$98.00 USD
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Illumina Crop 4.3 5 35 35
Finally!!!!! These are just what I was waiting for! Fantastic TTS fit that holds you in in all the right places, a lovely touch of detail to make them interesting, and the pockets and hidden reflection are the icing on the cake. I taught Spin and Barbell tonight in these tonight, they hid the sweat well and I looked great all the way through (even if I do say so myself ;-) ) I was sweaty and you would not have known it, they also held their shape well. Thank you Lulu! October 23, 2014
Very disappointed -- stretched out excessively I recently purchased these crops and am extremely disappointed. When I tried them on the size 4 was very, very tight and uncomfortable, and the size 6 was still quite snug but not to the point of discomfort. So, obviously I purchased the 6. I've worn them twice now and am just so frustrated. The first time I wore them was on a 6 mile run and they stretched out a ton during the run--feeling quite loose by the end. I wore them again for a bike ride and after I got off the bike I realized that again they were quite stretched out and I had to keep pulling them up! I don't know if I will wear them again so they feel like a huge waste of $$ due to lulu's return policy. October 21, 2014
Great quality! I went to my store today and picked the black and bordeaux drama in markdown. great price! They are thick, compressive and not sheer at all. I didn't give them five stars because I'm a size 2 and was super disappointed to see that the BD only came from size 4. I got it anyway, but they don't feel perfect. I don't know why Lulu is releasing so many new things from size 4, there's no petite sizes, now no 2? I would have paid full price for this crops in BD size 2... Instead I waited and got them in MD not feeling 100% happy about the fit. Really I'm getting more and more frustrated seing nice things that only come from sz 4. The blacks are awesome though, thicker than the inspires and very flattering. So if you find your size, I would totally recommend them! October 16, 2014
Pinches knees I loved the look of this crop. The fabric was compressive, the lines were flattering-- and SIDE POCKETS! I no longer buy run crops without side pockets-- I think they're that great. However, I took these babies out for a spin over the weekend, and yikes. They pinched behind my knees so much. I don't have big knees, and this hasn't been a problem for me with other crops, so I'm not sure what is going on. The fabric is thick and compressive, so perhaps that's the issue? I have to give one star because I won't ever wear them again-- I was so uncomfortable. Bummer, because I loved these otherwise. Found them TTS- size 4- 5'3", 120# (muscular), 25" waist, 35.5" hip October 7, 2014
Finally. Thank you LuLu for bringing back the quality in your tights. These tights are well made, thick, with perfect compression. Reminiscent of the inspire tight 3 years ago. I am 5'6" 135lbs and my usual 6 fits great. Please, please continue to make this quality of tight, I love them. October 6, 2014
For the Long Haul I bought these for an ultramarathon so I needed a zippered pocket and extra pockets for gels. Now that my race has passed, I can say these crops worked perfect, no chafing, great quad compression support. I am a petite size 2 and did not have any issues with seams or length. Overall, a great choice for a distance runner. So thankful to Lulu for these crops. October 6, 2014
great pants for running At 5'4, 115-117 I waffle between 4-6 in Lulu bottoms. Since I plan on running in these and not yoga, I went with the 4. I go with a 6 for yoga pants for sheerness issues. The 4 does feel much tighter than my Wunder Under 4's but I think that is the point ... compression-type feel since they were made with running in mind. They are tight in all the right places (i.e. in the rear for support but not in the waist for muffin top, ha ha. I actually had to pull them tight so they would not fall down but once I did pull the string and tie it, there was no more slipping down). I really like these pants. I bought them because I am at the tail end of training for a marathon and needed some motivation, ha ha. I tried them out on a 12-miler (in my taper but all my 20+ runs have been too hot for capris) and they were great. I mainly bought them for the pockets for all my gels and whatnot for marathon and long-distance training. I even put my phone in my pocket for a 5-miler and it did not bounce around in an irritating fashion =) I kind-of forgot it was in there. Though it may rub after a while (on the 5-mile it was really unnoticeable). I went online and bought the wine colored ones, as well (bought black in the store.) I will have a hard decision to make in deciding which one to wear in Chicago! A good problem to have. All-in-all, great pants ... a little tip ... be careful when you pull them on ... for some reason my hands always want to go right on the mesh part when I tug up and though I have not torn it yet, I am afraid that I will! Try to pull them up somewhere else =-) Also, when putting them on you have to kind-of straighten out and fix the pockets so they lay flat but this does not bother me. I have to do that with jeans, too ... just slide your hand in them and done. Again, love these pants. Love all the details. Love the mesh around the calves ... just a nice little detail. Good job, Lulu! Oh, and I have washed them and hung to dry several times with no wear and tear. September 30, 2014
Great I think these pants are great. I wanted a pair of cropped pants and I love the material of these. They are stretchy and comfortable. I love the detailing and am going back for another pair! September 29, 2014
seams not working out for me These fit great in a size 4 (110 lbs 5'4'' very muscular legs) and I love all the pockets and reflectivity. Fits like all my other lululemon running crops. However, after taking them out for an 8 mile run, I noticed that the seams were rubbing right against my lateral hamstring tendons as I ran, so much that after 8 miles I had an open sore in the area of rubbing. I tried them again for a shorter run, thinking maybe it was the weight of my phone, but I started having the same problem in the other leg. These are the only crops I have that have the seams placed in this location. It's definitely something to do with the way the crops fit over my thighs and place the seams right in that spot. I don't see this being a problem for everyone. Unfortunately, I can't return these :(. September 28, 2014
Great crops, poor quality I was so excited to finally commit to my first purchase at Lululemon! I've loved the look and feel of their products for a long time and generally can only afford to window shop, so you can imagine my excitement when I finally took home my first pair. After trying the crops on in store, I knew these would be perfect for my long-distance runs since the compression and fit was impeccable. Unfortunately, after wearing the crops running for the first time, I noticed a fairly significant fray in the front seam (for adjusting the waist band). I had help from an employee in store picking sizes so I know the fray wasn't from trying to squeeze into too small of a size. Although the fray doesn't affect the functionality of the crops, I'm disappointed that after one wear my pants are already falling apart. I saved the tag but they are no longer attached to the pants so the return policy is now void. After this purchase, I am tentative about investing more into Lululemon products. September 25, 2014