Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sea Wheeze 2015 Shorts Designs Revealed (UPDATED)

Speed Short

Tracker Short

Surge Short

Pace Breaker Short

I Tweeted and Instagrammed this out earlier but the Sea Wheeze website posted photos of the registration shorts today. I can't say I am a huge fan of the ladies design. I am not a big primary color person but I'm sure I'll still find a way to spend a few hundred at the expo store. The shorts are being mailed out on Monday. So far, the initial response in my lululemon and Sea Wheeze facebook groups is underwhelming. What do you think of this year's shorts?

For those of you new to Sea Wheeze, I have some very thorough recaps, with travel info, and tons of photos from the past three years:



2012 (Plus here and here)

Update - As my husband mentioned when he first saw the print, and this person actually mapped out, the men's shorts have the race route on them. That's a very cute easter egg. I wonder if the women's shorts have a race easter egg on them, too.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm probably in the minority, but I actually like them (ladies speed shorts). I like that the shorts will match with almost every CRB in my collection and the design is definitely unique to Seawheeze. I sold my shorts last year, but I'll be keeping these for sure!

Anonymous said...

Meh. Glad I'm hoping to get in for 2016.

Anonymous said...

yuck

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 2:06 ppm - I loved last year's design but I am a sucker for black and white patterns.

Anonymous said...

I like them as well. I think the design is cute!

Anonymous said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

The only thing I have to say is fugly. I wish I could return these for store credit or something. How disappointing. You would think they could come up with something better. Even a plain design with a seawheeze logo would be better in my opinion. Hopefully someone will be interested in buying them from ebay. I have a feeling mine won't be the only listing.

Anonymous said...

The women's print is cute and colorful, but reminds me of Christmas ornaments. I like the men's design much better- looks like a cool map of sorts. Wish the women's print was the same, but with a black background... and non-primary colors.

Anonymous said...

Sorry. Don't love. My son had a pair of swim shorts that looked like that so maybe I'm biased.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine anyone over the age of 13 being enthusiastic about these Seawheeze shorts. They look like some kindergarten art project. Just my opinion though, everybody's taste is different.

Anonymous said...

I actually really like the mens' design...not so much for the women.

sylvia said...

NOOOO! i feel like it's getting worse each year. the first year was the best with the polka dots. if this is the look they're going for, i'll probably save a lot at the expo

Anonymous said...

They look kind of like Christmas ornaments

Amy Lamare said...

They are weird for sure but I love that the colors will work with everything and I'm sure I will love them once they arrive as they're also Seawheeze that makes them special

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 3:56 pm - I know. 'Science' as imagined by third graders. No subtlety, no elegance, that I can see.

Kelsey Higgins said...

When do you have to sign up to get into the 2016 race?? :)

Not a fan of these shorts though.

Jackie said...

A bit off topic but i bought a in the flow crop in "Very Green" from ebay and the material is a bit thinner than the one i have in "black grape"... which seems more compressive and thicker? Is that normal? I just want to make sure i didnt get a fake from ebay

Anonymous said...

I think there are a lot of people on here trying to be polite, because I can't fathom how anyone can find either of these designs attractive. The men's version clearly looks like a subway map or a piping diagram, but at least the contrast isn't very stark, so it doesn't stand out as much. The women's print, on the other hand, is just comical to me because I remember my mom sending out Christmas cards with an almost identical print back in the 80's. And, my mom always bought whatever Christmas cards went on clearance the year before, so I can safely conclude that this print was not even desirable on Christmas cards circa 1985. I agree that we will be seeing a lot of these on Ebay in the near future.

Anonymous said...

The design of the ladies' shorts reminds me of Xmas tree ornaments.

Anonymous said...

I like the speed shorts! Not very lulu imho, but I still like them.

Jen said...

Omg. I'm not sure how I feel about these yet. DH doesn't like his, though he is picky.

Anonymous said...

Ugh i hate the shorts. I will gift them to a friend who LOVES primary colors. the lady's shorts are not my cup of tea and my BF will NOT like his shorts. He lives in NYC and will think this is subway map. He will wear one of his new Pace Breaker shorts or whatever the men's shorts are called.

Anonymous said...

I like the women's shorts, but I think that lulu could have done better with the color palette.
The men's are silly and yes if you live in NYC the first thing that comes up is a subway map or Google map showing lots of traffic.


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Anonymous said...

The women's are awful they look like they belong in Ivvivia (whatever the junior stuff is called) and the men's are not bad. However, for the men's even before I got to the map reveal, I though subway map exactly so that is a drawback/not appealing.

These are particularly disappointing given what was done for Wanderlust. These patterns are the best they could come up with? Pretty sad.

Anonymous said...

Men's shorts look nothing like the nyc subway map - trust me, I e seen it 4x/day for years lol. More like the London or Paris metro maps! Women's shorts are just fuglyyyyy. Wow. If I was running I'd be selling those ASAP

Shannon Bayley said...

I just noticed how amazing my new Alarming CRB looks with the Seawheeze shorts - I have to guess that Alarming is going to be one of the key race colors, no?

LuluAddict said...

@Shannon - Ooh! I'll have to dig my shorts out and see if it matches. I think the men's new Honey Yellow looks like it might be the yellow on the shorts.