Friday, February 24, 2012

NEW! Ride On Henley and Bike Shorts

The shorts don't look too bad from this photo but what is the tent she is wearing on top? For cycling? Really??? Have the designers done any actual cycling? Outdoors? Come on.

Update - OK, I have since tried on the top and think it's pretty comfy as a lounge or warmup top. It's made of running luon. I'd prefer if it didn't tent out as much but it definitely is cozy. If you are pregnant it would make a great maternity top.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am digging the top for casual wear but definitely not cycling, to the gym or any high impact exercise! Maybe as a to and from piece.

LuluAddict said...

It's kind of cute as a casual or to/from piece as long as there isn't a stupid vent in the back that make it even tentier than it look from the front.

It's too bad, I would have liked a normal luxtreme henley top.

Anonymous said...

Love the top for everyday wear.

houndlvr67 said...

The only "riding" that this Henley would be suited for isn't PG-rated.

LuluAddict said...

My husband commented that perhaps it's designed to give you more of a workout since you have to overcome all the extra wind-resistance the extra material creates.

Anonymous said...

it is not for cycling, it is for commuting.

Anonymous said...

Super cute top but not for cycling.

Anonymous said...

It's for biking, not cycling.

Anonymous said...

I think the top is really cute for casual wear....and if you sized down in it.

Alli said...

I love Lululemon BUT their "cycling" attire of the past have been failed attempts. I think they need to stick to yoga and running and leave the cycling attire to those who do it best.

Anonymous said...

But even if it is just for biking and not cycling, wouldn't the whole belly area drape down in front of you when on a bike? Also, I am always hitting a little puddle or something and getting splashed; I would not choose white for biking or cycling.

Anonymous said...

Lulu addict...BEST thing I've read all day! I'm cracking up at your comments on this shirt. So funny...thanks for the laugh..:) (and I TOTALLY agree with you!!)

houndlvr67 said...

So this is only for the basket in the front baguette crowd? That must be < 2% of the population. I bet your shareholders will love that train of thought.

Anonymous said...

Again, not for cycling but every day riding, commuting.

houndlvr67 said...

Again for commuting three blocks to the bakery and back? A whole line based on that? I think there were a lot of the "See Me Ride" ponchos on mark down/at the outlet. I think they should have kept this capsule at the Lab.

Anonymous said...

People in Europe commute in ALL sort of outfits, because is not the to-and-from time on the bicycle what determines what they wear, but the occasion or the place they are headed to.
I personally have seen women riding their bicycles to work wearing (no kidding!): a Chanel skirt suit, Hermes scarf and the Louboutin's sky high heels. And a Prada bag in the baguette basket. I look at them in awe. I know this is not at all common in North America, but since buying lululemon, I have gethered the impression its designers look at to European trends for inspiration. Just my impression.

Fetsywetsy said...

I like the shorts, but they seem a little busy for athletic wear. And I think the length would ride up which is uber annoying while exercising.

A shirt for commuting. Is there even a market for that sort of thing? I'm bored with all these billowy tops that only look good on petite small chested women. I work much too hard at the gym to cover everything up in yards of fabric.

Anonymous said...

This is meant to be a "commuting" line not a "cycling" line. So if you're saying that you might wear this top "to/from", how is that different than going to and from on your bike (aka commuting??). I think the top is super cute and I would totally throw it on to bike to work - my bike ride is about 20-25 min. And although it's not a huge market, there are definitely people who would shop for this kind of thing in certain cities like Vancouver or Toronto where biking to work/play/etc. is reasonably common. I think lulu is just trying something new, something fun - not trying to dominate the bike/cycling/commuting/whatever market. :)

Also totally agree with Anon @1:56, it does seem like lulu might be drawing inspiration from Europe. I was just there in the fall and you're totally right... people bike everywhere in all kinds of clothes! It's very trendy.

LuluAddict said...

I think a bike commute line makes a lot more sense in the men's line than women's line. Even if there is a market for it, is a billowy top a good choice for riding on a bicycle?