Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Latest and Some Fit Reviews




The new Hot Cheeks shorts. These are only in Canadian stores from what I can tell. Also shown are the Deep Zinfandel Base Runner LS, White Fluff Off Vest, Fluff Off Jacket, Surge/Inkwell Base Runner LS, and a Surge Run With Me Ear Warmer.











Photos of the new Base Runner Pant. I tried these on in the store today and really liked them. They are going to be keepers for me. I like them better than last year's similar Make a Move Pant. Those had a high waist, drop crotch, and awkwardly placed pockets. These have a normal crotch and are TTS but have roomy legs so you can pull them on over a pair of run tights. I need to figure out a 'technical' use for them since right now they are comfy around the house $108 pants for me. I think they would make a nice base layer under ski pants but we don't go skiing that often. Also shown are the Base Runner LS and Fluff Off Vest and Pullover.


Yeah Yoga Tank and Crop. I tried both these on today and really liked them. I ended up going home with the Inkwell Beautiful Baroque Yeah Yoga. The upper back is totally open and the lower back is mesh so it's super cool. My gym remodeled recently and replaced most of the step machines with stair mills so I've been doing stair mill workouts in between run days. It's really paying off as far as helping me run up hills but I find it a super hot workout so I am on the lookout for the coolest tanks I can find. I wore my new Beautiful Baroque Wunder Under Pants yesterday for a stair mill workout and found them really hot (and a bit itchy which I am hoping will go away with washing) so I am looking for tops to wear with these pants. Anyway, back to the Yeah Yoga Tank - I found it TTS and a nice tank for bustier women. It reminds me a bit of the Top Speed Tank in overall shape. It's very light support but I don't have to worry about bounce on the stair mill and I am willing to trade support for cooling.

I also really liked the Yeah Yoga crop. I was a little afraid of the mesh down the side but it's fully opaque. I think it's double-layered because I tried it on in both black and Inkwell and couldn't see my pale skin through the mesh like I have in other crops with mesh panels. I thought the sizing was a snug TTS. It's made of the full on luon fabric so it's more compressive.  I liked the feel of the Full On Luon used in these crops and thought the opacity was fine. I really liked the seaming in the back and thought they gave a nice shape to my behind. I need to lose more weight before I can fit these correctly but they are on my radar now.


Surge Push UR Limits. I ended up returning the Deep Zinfandel Push UR Limits I ordered last week - the color is too dark to show up nicely against black pants - so I was hoping to see the other colors of this tank in the store but no luck. I thought the fit of the Push was exactly the same as previous releases.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened to all the Surge swiftlies? I'm waiting anxiously for a Raspberry swiftly (so far only in Canada) and a Surge swiftly but it seems the l/s and s/s Surge tops have vanished. Did anyone notice the new NLTs on the Hong Kong website? Also, I wonder why the new Ebb to Street tanks haven't been uploaded.

Penny said...

LLA - Which color of the Base Runner Pants did you get? I can't decide which color to go with!

LuluAddict said...

@Penny - just the solid black. I don't really like the other colors that much but if they went on a nice markdown I'd get them.

Penny said...

Thanks, LLA! I may go with the black as well. :-)

Anonymous said...

LLA: any fit reviews of base layer LS or any of the down jackets? Thanks!!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 8:46 pm - Just posted, lol. I thought everything was kind of a snug TTS. If you are only layering a swiftly or other thin layer you'll probably be ok with your normal jacket size otherwise size up. I thought the Base Runner LS is a bit clingy so if you like a looser fit, size up.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, will the hot cheek shorts come to the US?

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's me or what but I seem to be having a hard time posting. In any case....I will try again. Any thoughts on the BB WU pant vs the BB yeah yoga crop? I want one of these two in the Zinfandel and my store has neither and they are not on the scheduled shipments this week or next they say. Any thoughts are appreciated!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 3:45 am - The fabric is the same for both bottoms. I thought the Yeah Yoga crops had a slightly lower rise but it could be that it was too tight for me. The pants are warm so if you want to work out in them you have been warned. ;-)

Anonymous said...

So glad I have the Surge Swiftly LS and SS angeled to me from Canada when they were uploaded there about three weeks ago. They are gorgeous.

let-there-be-light.net said...

you look amazing, LLA!!

Anonymous said...

those short will be such a pain for running. not bad for chilling by a fire though.

M