Added Lycra® fibre for stretch and shape retention
Holds your shirt when your workout heats up
Intentionally placed to help keep you visible in low light
Fabric lining is soft and sweat-wicking
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Surge Short 7" is rated out of 5 by 60.
Rated 4 out of 5 by FOODENTHUSIAST from Solid pants! Yet... A few highlights: - Very comfy and nonrestrictive for running - Stretch well, good for squats and leg day in the gym - It looks good on you if you have well-defined quads - iPhone 6/7 could fit snugly in the side pockets, whether or not it will bulge depends on the size of your thigh, of course There is a slight downside. The pants often rise up when I squat or lunge and it stay up even when I am back in standing position. Maybe it has something to do with the fit, I guess.. But overall, great pants!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by RunTC from Too many "innovations" missed the mark I recently tried on pair of the Surge Shorts with a 7” inseam at a Lululemon store. I can attest that the shorts are lightweight and stretchy. The 7” inseam is a good length for a running short that can also be used for other activities when needed. These shorts were clearly designed with running in mind, so athlesiure buyers may want to look at other options. The Liner I appreciate that Lululemon produced a men’s short with a brief liner. These shorts should be good for hot weather running, provided you have some Body Guild on hand. I think some younger guys just aren’t used to a brief liner (or even briefs, for that matter), so it doesn’t appear to be a popular choice. It would be nice to have a version with the Lock ‘Em Down liner instead of the brief liner. The Storage As a true running short, these are sans side pocket, which is a plus in my book. The rear pocket is well positioned and not too large (those trying to cram an iPad and pair of Solo Beats into it might disagree). There are two interior stash pockets sown to the liner on the hips for more storage options. Long distance runners need two storage options--a secure place for a key and another place for a gel packet, so the lined shorts meet that need. Unfortunately, the linerless version only has one zippered pocket in the back. The Waistband Loop The waistband loop is really stupid. I’m not sure you could actually run with a shirt draped over it. At the store, I looped a shirt through it and then ran in place and did a set of burpees. The shorts pulled down to one side the entire time and the waistband stretched out—and that was in the freakin’ store. The loop isn’t substantial enough (it’s only held on by a few stitches) to attach a water bottle or fuel, so I just don’t see its purpose. The Detail The reflective detail isn’t obnoxious, but it probably wouldn’t increase your safety on the road. The Bottom Line These shorts are packed with “innovations” and “features” that provide little benefit. I will keep an eye on the Surge Shorts for tweaks and improvements before purchasing. I may opt for the seemlingly-always-out-of-stock linerless version to layer over tights.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by soflorunner from Terrible Chafing The positives: these shorts are well designed for running. The length is nice, the material is nice, they're lightweight, and have a small pocket for keys/gels. Cons: I went on a 9 mile run recently with these shorts, and the chafing I experienced was the worst ever. It was the kind of chafing where you're afraid to get in the shower because you know the burning caused by the water hitting the inside of your thighs is going to cause you to scream in pain. I love Lulu products and don't have this issue with the Pace Breaker 9" shorts so I'll go back to those. Unfortunately they're a little longer and heavier, but I'll take that over chafing.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by PRunner from Good Quality -- Poor Fit for Running As a preface I have been absolutely in love with every Lulu product I've ever owned (except for this one) so I do not write with any hostility. The shorts are of good quality as you would expect out of such a great brand -- however -- the liner in these shorts cause massive chafing while running which is not something I experience with other brands. The chafing does not seem to occur when weight training (or when trying on in store -- warning!) but unfortunately they are marketed as running shorts and therefore lack proper pockets and length for other activities. They seem as if they will hold up well over time, but unfortunately I cannot use them for their intended activity. I also tried on several sizes in store so I know that is not the issue. I think I will look elsewhere for my next pair of running shorts.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by longtimerunner2121 from Poor quality I'm a long time runner and lululemon has always been my go to brand. I bought these shorts thinking they would be like my others. I had not even worn these shorts because I wash after I buy and the bottom hem began to curl up AFTER ONE WASH. I see that this has happened to other people as well.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by cajunlululemon from Quality Lacks I am disappointed in the failing quality of these shorts. After one gentle wash cycle and air drying the shorts, the bottom hem starts to curl up. I have several pairs of the same shorts, but my most recent experience, unfortunately, will be my last.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by Randy from You'll have to carry your phone These shorts look great (if you've got quads) and feel great, but the pocket situation is disappointing. The lone pocket in the center of the back is just a little too short for my iPhone. If you don't need a pocket for your phone when you run or train, they're perfect.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bevo14011 from Disappointed in Quality Brought these shorts not to long ago and they are already falling apart. Love the fit and feel just wish they would hold up. I have done a great job of caring for and washing them and are already falling apart. For what I paid I am disappointed in the quality.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by AvidRunnerinKS from Great Again The Surge 7" short has long been my favorite running short. I stopped buying them a couple of years ago, when Lulu moved the pocket from the rear of the short to the side. My wife insists that I carry my phone on my early morning runs, and the side pocket didn't allow me to do that. Now, the rear pocket is back PLUS the front gel pockets have been replaced with a larger, back hip interior pocket that can hold a phone. I bought a pair of the new style and couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Detoutcouer from Great fit and performance I had been hesitant to try LULU shorts, because I considered it a female brand. I am also very picky about my running shorts, particularly the length. I don't want to look like an NBA player, with long shorts swaying as I run, but I also hate runners' "short-shorts." Seven inch model is perfect for me (6' tall but with longish torso and shorter legs). These show some leg, but nothing crazy. The fit is very roomy, and the the fabric is really lightweight, so I don't feel the shorts at all when I run. I have no issues with chafing in these shorts, as others have reported. I sweat a ton when I run, but these shorts do a really good job staying dry. Pocket is perfect size and location (on the hip, not in the rear or down the leg or inside the waistband) for a set of car keys or a hotel room key card. Pocket is not big enough for a phone or wallet, though, so these shorts are for working out, not going to the store or walking around town.
Date published: 2016-10-12