Run: Inspire Crop II *Block-It Pocket
Don't buy if you have a butt
These pants are sheer in the bum!! All of the run pants are even if slightly. I just left the store and tried on all of the running crop/pants and not one pair was decent enough to wear without showing everyone my goods. I run, and I'm a personal trainer.. I basically want a pair of pants I can wear for both, but either way the sheer problem does not do it for me! I can't be bending stretching before/after a race or run and have everyone see through my pants!!!! I was so disappointed. The girls at the store had me try them all on and even sizes too large for me to see if the bum issue would be resolved, but it was only resolved from trying the Wunder Under Crops and they were not designed to run in so they still aren't what I need. I actually came close to buying them too, but one of the ladies discouraged me from this for several reasons: 1. piling.. she told me the material was not designed to prevent this motion and the constant thigh rubbing would definitely cause them to wear down much quicker than if they were used for yoga. 2. They do not have a pocket at all that work store gel packs, a phone, etc. for running. I ended up buying the all sports shorts, which were nice, but what am I supposed to do when it gets colder outside? I guess I will have to resolve to wearing Athleta or Under Armor :(
So disappointing! Also, please bring the diamond back! The triangle crotch does nothing for that area! I can only wear lulu pants with cuchini if I do not want a camel, which let's be honest, what woman wants to have to wear that to be able to wear pants!
For reference I'm a size 8/10 in lulu bottoms. I ended up buying one pair of size 8 crops that looked good on and fit good, but they won't be an all the time wear since there are no pockets. They were the breath crops I think.. Only pair that seemed to be unsheer in the bum besides wunder under.
Also, I left the store and forgot to set my trainer/instructor account up and now I have to go all the way back if I want my money back on that.. so irritating since the store is not close. I tried to call over the phone about it, but was told they can only fix this in person :(
October 6, 2014
By far the best out of these run inspire crops 2 for me. I'd rather these as the material feels and fits me better. They feel like butter ,where as the other regular black inspire crops felt more scratchy and had less give to the material.
September 30, 2014
I received these as a birthday gift not too long ago. Right away, they got loose and baggy ( I got a size 8 and now they fit like a 10 or bigger) and also they started pilling. In addition, the lululemon emblem is turning brown and discolored
September 8, 2014
So disappointed, my favorite yogas just don't last
I have had these pants for a little over 3 months and they already have a hole.. the stitching just didn't hold up. Which is so depressing because these are my all time favorite lulus but i don't recommend them for runners or even everyday wear.
September 3, 2014
I bought these pants a couple months ago hoping that they would last me for years but they are already ruined. I went on one run with these and the threads were coming loose and there is a hole starting to form at the bottom of my thigh. I have gone to lululemon many times throughout my life and recommending them to several friends but i am very disappointed in these.
I would not recommend buying these pants because they will get ruined within three months!
August 18, 2014
Designed ONLY for running--still disappointed
I shared my thoughts on the Run: Inspire Crop II and, unfortunately, have to reiterate much of that.
The bottom line is that I bought these pants because I was unimpressed with how sheer the Run: Inspire Crop IIs have become. I own several pairs from previous years that are not sheer and that I've used for everything from volleyball to running to yoga. Anyway, when I went in to my local Lululemon to buy new crops and explained my dilemma, the sales associate told me these would be less sheer and I'd be happier. I explained to the associate that although I run and would be using them for running, I also wanted to use them for spinning, barre, etc. She assured me that I should be all set. When I tried them on in store they DID appear to be less sheer and that was impressive. I bought a size 6 instead of my more typical size 4 to ensure that there was enough fabric to go around and they wouldn't be see through.
Fast forward a week. I wore these pants for the first (and only) time when I went to barre a few days ago. While I was there, I noticed that the seam was coming undone both at the bottom hem (below calf) and in the upper leg area before the class even started. Then, during class, a friend turned to me and told me she could see my pink panties. Um..oops! The icing on the cake was that the pants were too big on my waist (but yes, I did tighten the drawcord and that helped) so a tiny bit uncomfortable with much bending up and down.
I brought the pants back and was told they should be used for nothing but running. Luxtreme will be see through if you bend or move much, so be prepared to ONLY use these for running. Honestly, as comfortable and flattering as they were, I wouldn't even want them for running considering how quickly the seam was unraveling (and it seems like that's a common problem). No way. I will not spend $92 on a pair of pants that is see through when I bend and move--even if I DID just use them for running, I like to stretch before and after my runs so that would be rather embarrassing, as well.
Are our pleas being heard, Lulu? Do you see that you have a loyal fan base that's slowly diminishing? I can only give Lululemon so many chances, especially because returns and exchanges are such a hassle and generally leave me feeling like I'm the person who has done something wrong because your product is not a quality product. If the quality doesn't improve, it doesn't matter how cute or flattering any pant/short/dress/bra/top is, people will stop buying them. Please reassess and go back to the way things were made circa 2010!
August 12, 2014
They Stretch TOO Much
I've worn these for a few weeks, once a week, and they're already way too stretched out around my hips. I have to constantly pull them up and they are not comfy at all. This is something I expect in a $20 pair of leggings, not these.
August 7, 2014
After so hearing much hype about Lululemon, I saved up to finally buy my first piece of Lululemon wear. I was directed to these running crops, since I don't yoga. All I heard from everyone was how I would never need another pair of crops again! I was so disappointed when after just a few runs, the seams started splitting along the side and crotch area. After another run, there was a visible hole that I couldn't risk getting any larger. These are unfortunately garbage now, and so is my $100.
August 5, 2014
I have worn Lululemon for years and hv been very happy. However, this style seems to hv been "sewn" together with tape rather than thread. After about two months of wearing, the inseam split, and I ended up with a huge hole on the right side of my pant leg.
August 2, 2014
I have been obsessed with these leggings for the past month and have been wearing them every chance I can. Unfortunately the material has formed a hole near my crotch area making these leggings unwearable. I own other Lulu leggings, and unfortunately spent more than I should have on these without knowing the quality of the leggings.
July 29, 2014