Friday, February 14, 2014

Comparison: Tracker II Shorts to Track Attack and Groovy Runs

Size 10 Very Light Flare Rad Plaid Tracker II shorts on left, Size 12 Sea Wheeze Track Attack shorts on right. The waistband on the Tracker IIs is a bit wider. I kind of wish the Rad Plaid had solid colored piping looping accents on the rear because the clashing plaids on the back bugs my OCD when I look in the mirror. However, I'm not looking at my rear so I can put it out of my mind and live with it. ;-)

Size 12 Track Attack attacks on the bottom and Size 10 Tracker IIs on top. 

I also have a pair of size 8 Track Attack shorts (on top) to compare to the Tracker IIs. Unfortunately, I don't have a pair of size 10 Track Attacks so I can't do a straight comparison.

Waistband of the size 8 Track Attacks (left) compared to the size 10 Tracker IIs.

Size 10 Groovy Run Shorts in Pop Plaid Multi compared to size 10 Tracker IIs.  This photo is a bit deceiving and makes the Groovy Runs look like they run a lot bigger than the Tracker IIs, particularly the photo of the front sides. The shorter length and more generous leg opening of the Tracker IIs actually make the fit a bit looser, in my opinion. Both these shorts are cut for more muscular legs but where your carry your weight, will dictate which you prefer. On a nitpicky level, I prefer having the zipper pocket in the middle of my back on the Groovy Runs but I do like the more generous cut on the leg opening of the Tracker IIs.

Comparison of the leg openings on the Groovy Runs (top) and Tracker IIs (bottom).

Final comparison, size 10 Groovy Run shorts on top of Size 12 Groovy Runs.


Yvonne Kolok said...

awesome comparison. I luv my tracker and speeds shorts. Nice to see the sizing and colors against each other. U r so informative Luluaddict thanks so much for all you do. I always study your sight before making my Lululemon purchases.

LuluAddict said...


Anonymous said...

I also check here first to see what is being said about certain items. I also get a lot of info from all the models wearing the clothes on here instead of the ones on the lulu site.

Thanks LLA for keeping our lulu addiction going.


Anonymous said...

I love that plaid on the bias! So different than all the other Lulu plaids (which is why I like it so much!) I must be ready to pounce on the Speeds when they get uploaded. I'm thinking if I'm at work, I will wake hubby up to order them for me (I am on call for work on Monday night, and if we have to go in, I will cry!) Heh! (I've never asked my husband to do that for me before!)

Gina said...

I love Lulu shorts but never buy them. I live in New England and we've been buried in snow and more snow for weeks! I have one skirt and by time my pasty white legs are ready to see the light of day I get to wear them for about a month! ;)

Anonymous said...

I have found that there is such a difference in the same style short made in 2 way stretch vs. 4 way stretch. I got the rad plaid Tracker IIs as well as the bali breeze stripe Tracker IIs. The rad plaid which are the 2 way stretch are a stiffer fabric and the leg openings seemed to hang wider which made me overall look wider across the butt. The bali breeze stiped ones which are the 4 way stretch hung much nicer and didn't seem to stand out as wide around the leg openings. I really love the rad plaid pattern but had to return them because they just weren't as flattering as the bali breeze stipe version. That said, the bali breeze strip is a really pretty, fresh looking color combo and the fabric feels fantastic. It looks great with the heathered bali breeze swiftly and I also ordered the heathered clear mint swiftly.