Saturday, November 7, 2009

Action Gym Towel - Lower Price

Lululemon came out with the Action Gym towel last year around this time. I really liked it when I saw it in the store. It was nice and big and oh-so-soft. But, and this is a big but, it was $30.  I was just looking around the website and noticed the price of the Action Gym towel is now $16 which is much more reasonable. It doesn't have any embroidered words on it like the one in the photo does (the photo is of the old towel since I was feeling too lazy to get the picture off the website) but that is a good thing. Who wants to scrape their face on embroidery? It still has a zipper pocket which I don't think I'll use. I like to hang my towels over the bar of the elliptical or spin bike and things in the pocket will make it slip off. Anywho, since there is free shipping I thought I'd order one and see if I still like it. I have a feeling I will.

Update - Just got my towel in the mail today. It's pretty sweet. The terry is really thick and soft.  The pocket is really large and there is a hook on the edge for easy hanging. I think it is well worth $16 if you are feeling like a small splurge.


  • This luxurious gym towel makes you want to work up a sweat at the gym!
  • The perfect blend of bamboo and cotton which is both absorbent and super soft against your skin
  • Built in zipper pocket keeps your keys, coin and hair tie at your fingertips
  • Size: 20" by 30" English
  • Content: 40% Bamboo, 60%
  • Designed in Vancouver, Made in Turkey

Recent Ebay Buys - Deep V, Hip Halter Tank, and Stellar Tank

I've been going on a bit of an Ebay spree lately. I recently got the Athletic Deep V tank pictured above. I can't remember if that print ever showed up in the Deep V in my local stores. I remember a Tri Y in that print but not a Deep V.  Not that I love the print all that much but for the right price, I like a lot of stuff better than I do at full price. It also matches my Hills Crops that had the same flower design on the leg.

That brings up something I've noticed about Lululemon. I don't know if it is by design or accident but when Lululemon comes out with a color/print scheme not all the coordinating pieces show up in the store at the same time. They seem to dribble out pieces months apart and not all the stores(or even country) get the same pieces. That means if you want to complete an outfit you have to snap up a certain top or pant and then keep visiting the store or multiple stores hoping for the coordinating pieces to show up. In the past the matching headbands have been a six month to a year lag but they are getting much better about sending those out. Now they seem to be coming out pretty quickly. However, sometimes a store will only get a couple of headbands of certain designs or colors. For instance, I finally found a Deep Navy headband but they are pretty few and far between. I found a mesh headwrap in the new Power Purple at one store but another only got the Dance headband version. And why have they released a Dance headband in Mac N Cheese Yellow and Black when the color scheme used was yellow and Deep Navy? I don't get it.  The whole bait and reward cycle certainly feeds my into my Lululemon collector addiction.

Back to the Deep Vs: I don't know why all the Deep Vs come in solid colors these days. There is a great opportunity to dress the tank up by putting contrasting colors in the mesh areas. I am dying to see some pretty prints in tops. If Lululemon has lost the graphic designer that came up with their prints, I don't see why they can't reissue older prints. I know at my stores, the pretty prints were the first to sell out in any style.

The Hip Halter Tank (second photo) was out this spring I believe. The tank only ever came in a size 10 both in the stores and on line. However, a few size 12s have popped up on ebay so they were sold somewhere. I had lusted after this tank for awhile and was psyched to get it. Alas, it wasn't big enough in the chest and now it's back on ebay.

The third tank (last photo) I recently bought was a Stellar tank. This is very similar to the Cool Racerback and, in particular, its predecessor the Cool It Racerback, with the main difference being it has a built in bra. I had never bought one of these when they were in the stores a year or so ago but I really like it.  It's made of regular weight luon and has a very deep racerback, which probably my favorite style to exerice in. The straps give comfortable support. It has become my favorite around-the-house tank to wear.

Run: Track and Field Pant - One Word: "Bulk"

I can't imagine the Run: Track and Field pants look good on anyone beside those with long, extremely thin legs. All the gathering along the inseam seems to add bulk even to the model. I tried them on and didn't like them. I'm not a fan of double layered pants (too much swishing noise as you walk) and the wide, gathered waistband felt, for lack of a better word, bulky. They remind me of the snowpants I'd wear as a child to go sledding in my wintery upstate New York yard.

French Terry - How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways....

 My Feel Good Pants arrived in the mail today and I couldn't be happier. Between them and my Remix Light Lulu Hoodie, I am in a cozy cocoon of french terry. I consider this outfit my daytime pajamas.  I haven't bought much Lululemon that wasn't pure high impact athletic wear but I gotta say the French Terry street wear (or are they calling it "Culture Wear"?) stuff is pretty awesome.  Granted the Feel Good Pants do have flaws: They are a very casual looking pair of pants - firmly in the sweatpant category.  They are desgined for ladies with skinny thighs and no bedonkadonk so you might want to size up if you order a pair.  Also, the zipper on the back pocket rattles annoyingly when you walk around.  They don't seem to be selling that well, probably because of their high price and overly casual style. Maybe I'll pick up a second pair when they hit the loot section.