Friday, July 8, 2016

Try On Reports: Rise and Flow Tank and Pant, Plus More

lululemon sunshine-flow-tank salutation-crop rise-and-flow-pant cape-red

lululemon rise-and-flow-pant cape-red

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Cape Red Sunset Flow and Cool Racerback tanks. Shown with the Rise and Flow Pant (tried them on and bought) and Sunshine Salutation Crop. The SS crops were nice, fit a bit snugger than the Rise and Flow pant and if you are a boyshort undewear type of person your underwear will show through the mesh at the sides. I don't think the Sunshine Salutation Crops had any pockets, either. A reader reminds me there is a slot pocket in the back of the waistband.

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lululemon rise-and-flow-tank-pant

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Rise and Flow Tank and Pant. I really liked the Rise and Flow Tank when I tried it on. I had read some reports that the bra fit small but I didn't find that at all. In fact, it's one of the looser built-in bra tops that has come out of lululemon. The bra band is adjustable and the bra shape underneath is a cross-over deep-V style so if you bend over and the neckline gapes a little in the middle (which happens to me all the time in these squarer necklines) no one will get the full show. I thought the armpits came up nice and high, too. I bought the Cape Red since that was all my store had (and I am an orange fan) but I had my store order the other two colors for me to try. The support is on the lighter side but I think it's good enough for general gym wear. I'll post some photos of the tank tomorrow when I have better lighting. I thought the fit was TTS and worked well for busty women.

I wasn't expecting to like the Rise and Flow Pant so much but the high rise waistband makes these super comfy. I haven't bought any pants with see through mesh inserts but the pattern on these is more low-key peekaboo than revealing, and the thigh pockets are opaque so the see-through mesh only goes to about mid-thigh.  If you get a chance, definitely give them a try. I bought the solid black.

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lululemon rise-and-flow-tank sunshine-salutation-crop


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Rise and Flow Tank with Sunshine Salutation Crops. The high mesh insert up the side and lack of any useful pockets ruled these out for me.


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lululemon zen-bender-ss rise-and-flow-pant

lululemon zen-bender-ss rise-and-flow-pant

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Rise and Flow Pant and Zen Bender SS

lululemon breeze-easy-wrap rise-and-flow-pant

lululemon dusk-dye rise-and-flow-pant

lululemon dusk-dye rise-and-flow-pant


Breeze Easy Wrap, Zen Bender LS, Sunset Flow Tank, and Rise and Flow Pant

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lululemon breeze-easy-wrap
Breeze Easy Wrap

lululemon paint-storm-harbor inspire-tight sunset-flow-tank

lululemon paint-storm-harbor inspire-tight sunset-flow-tank
Rise and Flow Tank and Harbor Paint Storm Inspire Tights. My store had these tights today but I didn't try them on. I much prefer the brown version of this print.

lululemon wunder-short sunset-flow-tank

lululemon wunder-short sunset-flow-tank

lululemon wunder-short sunset-flow-tank

lululemon wunder-short sunset-flow-tank

lululemon wunder-short sunset-flow-tank
Sunset Flow Tank and Harbor Blue Wunder Shorts



lululemon paint-storm-espresso high-times

lululemon paint-storm-espresso high-times
My Paint Storm Espresso Multi High Times came today and the print is gorgeous in person. The material is not the newer 69 poly/31 lycra blend of full on luxtreme that is super breathable but it doesn't feel bad on. However, it did fade pretty noticeably on me. I have thicker legs so maybe your experience will be different but I ended up returning these. I would really prefer to have a pair of run crops in this print.

As far as my other recent orders, I am keeping my Fatigue Cool Racerback but decided I didn't need the Hero CRB (I already have the Exhale in Hero), returned the Gradient Yum Yum pink CRB since it was made of full on luxtreme,  returned the Pack It In Bra (I spilled out the sides and it wasn't supportive). I also decided to keep the black Lace CRB. It's super lightweight and airy. The website doesn't say the material is swim material but it kind of feels like it. (BTW, I don't know why the website has reviews from the older mesh-style lace CRB under this new version, they're not the same item at all.)

I also took my new Sweat Date tank for an eight mile run on Sunday and really liked it. It did tend to shift over one boob or the other a little but nothing too bad. The large arm openings let in a lot of nice air. I liked the tank a lot.

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lululemon gradient-yum-yum-pink cool-racerback


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Cape Red compared to Flash Light and Grapefruit. I'll have some more color comparisons tomorrow.










16 comments:

Laura P said...

I took my Pure Practice pants in for a loose seam repair and the seamstress completely ruined them. I was pretty bummed. My store suggested the Rise and Flow Pant as a replacement and I believe I may like these even more than my Pure Practice pants. I don't feel exposed at all by the mesh and love the pocket. Really love the material and the rise is great.

LuluAddict said...

@Laura - Totally agree the Rise and Flow are much more nice than the Pure Practice Pants. I tried on the PP a few times but never liked them.

Sarah Boulter said...

How do you find cape red compares to alarming and atomic red? I love oranges but already have the CRB in alarming and very light flare, plus the studio racerback in atomic red.

Anonymous said...

I had the same experience with the Pack It In Bra. I was disappointed because it looked pretty on the model, but I'm super happy with my Rack Packs and Run Stuffs.

LuluAddict said...

@Sara - Atomic Red and Cape Red are pretty close, with Atomic being a little darker. I'll put up some comparisons later today. Alarming is much darker.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 8:09 am - I like the Rack Pack but Strap It Like It's Hot remains my gold standard shelf bra.

Anonymous said...

Hey LuluAddict have you tried the Blissed out sleeveless hoodie? The reviews are not that good but there are only 2 and I remembered you said you ordered that in Alberta lake, or Am I wrong? TIA

Anonymous said...

As always, thank you for the updates on the LLL fits as I find it quite helpful. I still struggle with their new website, and is not appealing to even open up because it's too much work to try and find: what fabric, how it fits, why it was made, etc. I still believe that LLL is doing themselves a disservice by not using their models at the first of each picture like previously done. To just put up the clothes with no body to it is like showing a house with the frame alone without any appeal or draw to it.

Lake'n'MountainLover said...

Hi there - the Sunshine Salutation crops DO have a pocket - one of the "tuck" style pockets in the back waistband. I find them to be super comfortable (soft like an align! but a bit thicker) and flattering - new faves! The mesh does come up quite high, but I wear hanky panky thongs and they are fine if I pull the sides up slightly. TTS and lovely!

LuluAddict said...

@Lake - you are right - it was in the back of the waistband. Thanks for reminding me.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 9:54 am - I did. I ordered and returned it. The neckline was high and snug and I wanted it a bit more oversized through the body. The shoulders were pretty wide, too, which looked dumb on me. I loved the material and the Alberta Lake color, though.

Anonymous said...

i like that cape red, i have alarming and don't like it.... never wear it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This is very helpful :)

Lululover said...

I ordered Blissed Iut hoodie and unfortunately had to return it. I really wanted to love it , but it was nothing special:(

Anonymous said...

I wish lulu had some reds that are more blue casted vs. yellow casted.

Anonymous said...

Thanks LA, I think I'll have to give the Strap it Like it's Hot if I can find one. I missed them when they were out. Thank you for the heads up! Always looking for good running holders for the buppies.