Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Try On Reports - Run For Days Crop, Bra, Tank, LS, SS; Var-City Track Pants; In the Flow Tank First Wearing

Showing the backside of the material used in the Run For Days Crops 
Fabric Content of the Run For Days Crops

I tried on the Run For Days crops today and really liked them. I found the rise and waistband comfy. The luxtreme (regular luxtreme, not full-on) is nicely thick, buttery soft, and decently opaque. The Deep Camo color is very pretty and different. Many people were a bit poleaxed by the price of the line when it was uploaded last night but it turns out the material in all the pieces is shot through with silver. I am a huge fan of silver from way back (see here and here, also). As women, I don't think we really fight odor too much after one workout but the silver makes a big difference in my son and husband's workout clothes - I know I don't have to open the car windows when I pick my son up from track practice when he's wearing a Metal Vent Tech shirt. Silver tops also tend to come in really handy on vacations when you might have to re-use clothes that you'd otherwise wear fresh. My husband was marathon training when we made the trip to the 2012 Sea Wheeze and he did several training runs, including an eighteen miler, in the same shirt. His shirt didn't smell fresh but it didn't smell BO either so silver really does work. UPDATE - I went back and ordered the crops in black. I couldn't stop thinking about the nice buttery soft luxtreme. They reminded me of my all time favorite Passion crops.

Fabric content of the Run for Days Tank

I really wanted to like the tank but I found the material kind of itchy. This version of silverescent is among the thickest lululemon has ever produced. I am a big fan of this material and have tried nearly ever silverescent run top since I've been buying the brand - the material in the Run For Days feels quite substantial. I thought the fit was TTS. I didn't love the square armholes but I might have lived with them if the material didn't bother me. I also tried on the SS and LS. I probably liked LS the best since the body is made of luxtreme. I thought the cut was was similar to the Run For Gold LS - kind of boxy in the body and on the shorter side. I prefer a more fitted cut, like in the Pace Pusher LS (one of my favorite buys this year).

Showing the silver used in both layers of the bra.

I liked the Run For Days Bra and think I will be keeping mine when it gets here. I ran out of time but I intend to have some comparison photos between it and the Energy bra. The cut reminds me a bit of Water Bound bras and it definitely shows more cleavage than an Energy. The bra was nicely supportive - I'd put it up there with an (regular) All Sport bra.

Can you see my hand through the holes?
Reader Robyn commented last night that the material in the new Var-City Track Pants was perforated all over so I thought I'd get some close ups of it for you. These pants are super breezy on.

I wore my new In the Flow tank for a three mile run at the gym this morning (shown with Athleta Floral Fade Sonar crops - reviewed here). I have to say those of you who predicted it would ride up are right. I spent the whole run pulling it down. I think it wouldn't be nearly as bad worn with a pair of regular luon pants where the material could 'grab' a bit more. I also found the tank freaking-A hot. I spent my whole run thinking about how hot I was, which I hate. One reason I love lululemon clothes is that I can put them on for a workout and forget about them. That wasn't the case today. I think this tank is fine for low impact activities like weight lifting or yoga but I won't be using it for a run again.


Chezhire71 said...

Yikes re:In the Flow tank. Was kinda thinking of at least trying it on, but won't bother now.
Thx LLAddict

LuluAddict said...

The material is super soft but it's too hot for indoor running. It wasn't even that hot outside today in my area - an overcast 65. Granted, I had on warmer crops, too, but the tank did not help.

Anonymous said...

Vacations and special circumstances aside, what is their obsession with wearing sweaty clothes to work or a second time around. That's just gross! I wish they would stop using that as a marketing gimmick.

Was the back pocket of the running crops the same size as the inspires?

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 4:32 pm - I think, maybe, but I didn't think to compare them. I know I could not get my phone (iphone 5S) in it in its case. I swear the opening looked a little small but I'll compare it with Inspires on my next trip to the store. I think a 5S could fit as long as it wasn't in a case.

Anonymous said...

I purchased the "in the flow" tank last night and couldn't wait to wear it today. I actually wore it to work since it was casual wednesdays with jeans and a cardigan. I work in an office setting and only get up to walk around when I have clients realistically. Rides up from doing VERY little and have to adjust it frequently. I'm going to see if they'll give me store credit because I can't picture wearing this for any of my workouts. I could even imagine it would roll for yoga if it's rolling just getting up and down from my desk. Unfortunate because I LOVE the look of the tank and fabric.

Anonymous said...

Thanks re pockets!

OT- I have to say that I'm pretty PO'd with the mail return system. My prior mail returns have taken on average 3 weeks to process. I dropped something else in the FedEx box 10 days ago (the eds advised that dropping with fedex is faster) - its still sitting in the post office in the same town it was mailed from!

Anonymous said...

I pack smartly for vacations and never give up my workouts. Plus my vacations in general are always active. I will hand wash items and I have other items to wear in the meantime. You don't even have to bring that much extra. I've even been known to source out a local laundry mat and go mid vacation. I will just do a wash and hang to dry in my room (will request extra hangers) since that's what I do with all workout wear anyway. It's not a lot of clothes and it's only a half hour to wash stuff. I also love the types of places that are hotel condos or whatever you call them and have laundry machines right in the unit.

Unknown said...

LLA - anything that isn't 105F like material is WAAAAY too hot for running imo. But, while you were suffering from the heat, lol, you looked AMAZING in that OOTD. Too bad about the crops, but that print is stunning, and it's a gorgeous OOTD with those colors paired together. At least you can return your crops if you want to :)))

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 4:55 pm - Ugh, I am afraid of that. I was toying with bringing it back, too. I know lulul has a new we want you to be happy policy so I don't think it would be a problem. They see me in the store every week.

Anonymous said...

While I have a few items with silver in it that I got on WMTM, I'm not willing to pay so much extra for these new items when I'm fairly certain some will get to WMTM eventually and I can certainly wait it out. The bra, crops and tank look best to me. I don't sweat profusely so it's not a necessity for me and it's a luxury I just can't afford to splurge on. And while I might wear some items twice (and that is only if I didn't sweat in them much to begin with and only lifted weights rather than full on cardio) that is rare. I crossfit so we are often on the floor (burpees, sit ups, push ups, etc.) so washing everything after a workout is a must anyway.

Anonymous said...

I sweat a lot and I know that my sweat stinks. I still wouldn't pay extra for those crops. I find that most of my Luxtreme and Luon stuff tends to be pretty good at keeping me dry and semi stink free.
I would maybe re use a bra or head band but not crops or tops. and only after low impact activities.