Monday, August 29, 2016

Split Hoodie Photos Plus Fit Comments

lululemon split-hoodie

lululemon split-hoodie

lululemon split-hoodie
Heathered Light Gray Split Hoodie, Yin Time Bag, and Obscurred Print Peek High Times. I got my Split Hoodie the other day and really like it. I've been waiting five years for a replacement for my beloved lightweight, now-fraying at the cuff Remix Light Hoodies and I think this is it. The French Terry is super soft and all cotton. There have been French Terry hoodies that have come out before but I always found them on the scratchy or stiff side, or they had a bad fit or weird design element when I just want a basic lightweight cotton but not schlumpy hoodie.

lululemon split-hoodie

lululemon split-hoodie
There are no thumbholes in this hoodie.

lululemon split-hoodie
The fabric content is all cotton.

As for fit - I think the sleeves are a tad short for a typical lululemon item, for any other manufacturer these are standard length sleeves. It looks like the sleeves aren't shorter, the cuffs are just a bit looser so the ride back when I am doing things like driving. They're pretty much perfect for me at 5'5" but if you are tall I am not sure how you will like the length of the sleeves. The fit is very roomy and people have been sizing down in it but I'm not sure how that would affect the sleeve length. This is a lightweight hoodie, which I find perfect for my southern California climate. I've been wanting a plain, soft lightweight hoodie for years. So many have come out that are stiff or scratchy or have tight sleeves, been too short, have a huge hood, have an unlined hood, have a weird neckline, or have a mesh pleat in the back or some odd design element. I think the Split Hoodie is a very nice plain hoodie. However, I do have a couple of nits - I wish it had a garage zipper at the top of the neck. It just looks odd to me to not have that nice touch. It's super, super plain - nothing about this hoodie says "lululemon" - and I would have liked an embroidered logo to dress the hoodie up a bit. It doesn't have to be on the hood but a small one where the sticker usually goes would be a nice touch.

Sleeve length, compared to a Scuba II.



lululemon split-hoodie black-grape

lululemon split-hoodie naval blue
A couple of new colors were stealth uploaded on Friday - Black Grape and Naval Blue. My store had the Naval Blue, which I found rather dull in person. I ordered the Speckled Black, which is one of my favorite lululemon athletic grays. I already took the tags off it today and find it perfect so far. 







42 comments:

Anonymous said...

I too have been waiting for Lululemon to re-release the Remix Hoodie Light. I bought one in 2010. It is grey with a pretty white leaf pattern (with the Lululemon symbol integrated into the leaf design). It is my favourite hoodie and one of my most worn Lululemon pieces. I went back to the store to buy another one but they were sold out of my size in all the colours and patterns. Every spring I keep hoping for a re-release.

Anonymous said...

Seems like an item you can buy at target..... No thanks and the price is way way too high for what it is..... nothing special!!!!! Scuba II, was awesome too bad its gone! I have nothing good to say about this so I will shut up now!

LuluAddict said...

Well, the Target one will not keep it's shape, it will hold stains, fall apart much faster, and won't have any re-sale value. There was a time I bought Target clothes for around the house but the quality just wasn't there. Same goes for Kohl's brand stuff. The only cheap brand of clothing that has held up well for me is Old Navy.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 9:16 am - I know! I loved the Remix Light. I don't know why they never brought it back, it's just a nice classic hoodie.

Anonymous said...

I don't like the looks of it. I wouldn't buy even it if it was on markdown. But, if I wanted a generic looking plain boxy shaped hoodie I'd look elsewhere for one that doesn't cost $128 ($145 after taxes).

Anonymous said...

I agree anon 9:41.

I miss the Scuba II so much. I really would love to see these back. Loved them so much. They have the perfect shape and fit, I've never found a more perfect and flattering hoodie for me. I don't understand why they won't bring them back and have them along with all these other hoodies, something to suit everyone then.

Anonymous said...

I miss the Scuba 2 as well. I am short with relatively thick legs so I like my hoodies to hug my waist in a way that this simply does not -- even in a size down. Moreover, I felt sad when 9:16 recalled the pretty leaf pattern with the integrated Lulu symbol. I loved those days -- when Lulu products made my heart skip a beat. (Maybe a slight exaggeration, but you know what I mean.) Even as recently as last year, I adored that angel wing, green and cranberry BUTTERFLY pattern, though it came in so few items. (I got it in a FTBW.) However, I am happy you found a jacket you love. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your fit review. I saw the hoodie in the store this weekend and I thought the sleeves looked short. I am 5 11 with long arms and the longer sleeves on most lulu items is what first drew me to the brand. I will be so bummed if they shorten sleeves for other pieces of clothing.

Anonymous said...

Personally I don't care about the resale value. If I buy something I plan on keeping it. so I don't have that as an excuse to justify making Lulu purchases, like a lot of you seem to do, which is fine with me of course, to each their own. I also don't think a hoodie like this would be as sought after as the Scuba II, so there is that to consider as well.

Anonymous said...

There are two design elements missing on this hoodie for me to even consider it. Missing are the thumbholes and a higher neckline when zipped which are both musts for me so this is an easy pass no matter what colours it is offered in. I would be hard pressed to spend over $120. for this as well but for someone who will end up getting a lot of wear out of it then I guess it is worth it. I swear these days we are getting less design elements for our money and it is really turning me off this brand.

Anonymous said...

This looks like any generic hoodie you can purchase anywhere and NOT for $118+tax. I could see if it had pretty patterns or something that made it special. I will be happy to buy a cheaper version of this and when I'm done with it donate it.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm....think I saw this hoodie at Costco recently...hahaha

Anonymous said...

Wow...what a very basic hoodie. so very boxy and plain. Where is the innovation that is behind all the price hikes???

Longhills said...

I actually love the look of this. I never use the thumbholes on hoodies and I find all the scubas too overwhelming and stiff on my frame. At 5'6, the sleeves are always too long. I have an OTD hoodie that I love, but have lost weight and it's just too big on me now. I'd love a light grey and it would likely be a staple in my wardrobe, but the price is actually frightening!

Anonymous said...

thanks, but I can buy something similar at Ardene in Canada. It will probably cost about $14.99. at this price I can afford to replace it if need be.

Anonymous said...

The price plus tax just bothers me. I think the Bliss Break hoodies back in 2013 were $98 and I thought that was high for what it was...

Anonymous said...

I get your point about the quality and durability of the jacket, but I agree with anon 9:41 that it looks like something from Target. The irony of that jacket is it doesn't look like anything special for $118 but I bet because it is no-frills, it will end up being one of those workhorse pieces that you wear a ton. I agree, that a zipper garage and embroidered logo would have been more "lulu".

Anita Leisser said...

Love the hoodie, love black grape color. But the price? I was seriously thinking about it then did some online shopping at Aritzia and got a pair of jeans and a bra for the same price.
$128.00 + tax in Montreal = $147 for a hoodie? Are you F'ing kidding me?
And it's not like an Arcteryx piece of technical gear I can wear out climbing or something. It's a cotton hoodie! How can they justify these crazy prices??

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 10:28 am - Why would you ever be "done" with a classic gray hoodie? My Remix Hoodies are 6 years old, a Coal gray and athletic gray, and except for some fraying on the cuffs on the athletic gray, are probably in good enough shape to last another 6 years. Part of me holding my nose and paying the $118 price point, and I agree it is super high but like I've said, I've waited 6 years to get another hoodie even remotely similar to the Remix and figure this one is it, is that I plan on wearing it a good 6 years, or more, and when I amortize the cost over that time period I can live with it. If I was a more popular size, like a 4 or 6, I might take my chances and try to pick one up on WMTM but since I am a fringe size if I like something a lot I tend to buy it at full price since 12s tend to get sold out in very basic colors. It might not be the case with this item but this is the first lightweight french terry hoodie I have bought in 6 years since I purchased the Remix Lights.

@ anon 10:29 am - I used to buy clothes for myself at Costco but then I'd hate seeing everyone else wearing the same thing.

Anonymous said...

"Hmmmm....think I saw this hoodie at Costco recently...hahaha"
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"thanks, but I can buy something similar at Ardene in Canada. It will probably cost about $14.99. at this price I can afford to replace it if need be."
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"Wow...what a very basic hoodie. so very boxy and plain. Where is the innovation that is behind all the price hikes???"
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"I will be happy to buy a cheaper version of this and when I'm done with it donate it."
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Exactly!!! I commented earlier, but I totally agree with all of these new comments, all very well said.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Longhills. There's no right or wrong here, but I like the looks of this; I like classic-looking clothes. I even love that it doesn't have the lulu logo on the hood, personally, I know that's a matter of taste.

The main difference, for me, between this and something from Target or wherever is how it FEELS. I'm surprised no one mentioned that yet (unless they did and I missed it - if so, sorry!). There's no comparison to me. Lulu hoodies are so soft and cozy. They feel wonderful! Of course, I agree it's overpriced. I probably won't buy it because I don't like how the bottom ribbing is longer in the back and I'm not into ribbon shoestrings, but if I didn't feel that way, I'd be all over this.

I have a lot of Scubas, but I actually wish they didn't have the obvious lulu logo thing emblazoned on the front (whatever you'd call that). But that wasn't enough to dissuade me from stock-piling so many because they feel so damn good! Anyway, it seems the Split Hoodie was targeted at folks like me :P

Anonymous said...

I just can't justify this price (147$) with no detail whatsoever! No thumbholes!!!! That's a signature detail and they couldn't even add that!! But they want us to pay to high prices!! I would have liked this hoodie if the details justified the price or if the hoodie was 70$. But come on LLL, no thumbholes! No zipper garage, those are the reasons we do pay high prices but without those details, it not worth it!

Anonymous said...

i bought two colors. love these hoodies. perfect for when I don't want to wear thick rigid Scuba II.

Anonymous said...

I am very happy for you that you found something that you really love that you have been waiting 6 years for. It's a shame that everyone is shitting all over your exciting find that - to you - is worth the money.

Anonymous said...

I still agree with anon 10:28, there are a lot of reasons why one might end up being "done" with it, haha. Who knows... but I know I won't be paying $128 (then add 13% taxes onto that making it around $150) for a plain boxy generic looking hoodie. Forget that. If I wanted (which I don't) a plain generic boxy hoodie I'd rather buy one elsewhere for cheaper and take any chances it may happen to wear out before the Lululemon one (which, I doubt it's that much of a drastic difference unless you're wearing the crap out of it, as well with the way things have been going Lululemon quality hasn't been that great anyway).

I also think it's funny to see that you used to hate seeing everyone else wearing the same thing as you from Costco, but I find a lot more people wearing the same thing from Lululemon than anywhere else. So that seems strange to me. Not picking on you LLA, just chiming in my 2 cents along with everyone else's.

Princess Ellie said...

No reason to justify. It is your money not ours and you can buy what will make you happy!! If this is the hoodie that has taken 6 years to replace then by all means get it. People should not make judgements idly about how others make their purchases. Thanks for the info on the new hoodie and other items. We appreciate your hard work and enjoy your blog!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not loving this hoodie. There just is nothing special about it. I would prefer the On the Daily (the original release one that was super soft)
This looks too much like the Mondetta hoodies at Costco for $14.99. No thanks!

Anonymous said...

No thanks too boring for the price. Hate the neckline. Bring back Scuba II

Anonymous said...

I'm the first person to spend decent money on quality basics, but I just can't abide that price given not only the rapidly declining quality, but the general business ethos LLL seems to have embraced of late. This item to me epitomizes what it means to buy something for the name - even if you like the hoodie, I hope we can all admit the price tag largely reflects a little 1/2 inch logo and little else. This feels disappointing for Lululemon regardless.

Lululover said...

I tend to wear simple basic styles more than more detailed ones. I was never a fan on Scuba II because it's too dressy for me. I do care about resale as well because I get tired of clothes in a few months after buying them and usually purge my closer a couple of times a year. I'm liking that Heathered gray color as well as blackb grape, but I just don't need a hoodie right now. I'm glad that found what you were looking for LLA, I'm the same way, it has to be perfect

Anonymous said...

I think LLL customers like to be supportive of each other so if the item pleases you, then go for it. As we have all said many times before, not everything is going to appeal to everyone; and there are prices for some things that some people absolutely refuse to pay (LLL or otherwise).

For me, this type of plain grey hoodie is not worth the price. Perhaps the quality is there in some ways and maybe it will hold up over time. Whether this particular item has a LLL, LV, Alo etc. logo on it does not make it any more special or different than if it had no logo or is some other regular brand. There is nothing to make this generic sweatshirt a special LLL item. As Anon 10:26 AM pointed out, unlike the past when there used to be finishing, details, and overall quality that supported the price. And true, those items would hold up (are still holding up) for years! I don't think this is the same caliber quality, simply based on the deterioration of quality throughout the brand.

Anonymous said...

Agree this looks like something I could get in Joe Fresh brand for 20 bucks.

Fallwintergirl said...

I really wanted to like this hoodie. I've never liked any of the scuba's, so a different style was what I wanted. But without the thumb holes or the embroidery I'm gonna stick with my Aritzia's TNA Pacific and Atlantic hoodies. 75.00/85.00 CAN is what I'm willing to pay for a basic hoodie. Plus I love the different lengths and seasonal colours.

Anonymous said...

OT but has anyone tried on the Free to Be Zen bra and Energy Peek bra? Do they fit like their original? Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

LOL LLA on the Costco comment. I feel the same way when I buy Lulu. Or at least I USED to... I would show up to my gym in the latest and greatest, and there would be three other girls in pretty much the exact same outfit. Now I don't see Lulu nearly as often, at least not at my gym/on athletes. Still quite a bit as athleisure on the street, though.

Anonymous said...

agree with anon @7:33 PM I'm actually pleasantly surprised by how good some Joe Fresh items are. I bought some tank tops a few year ago (like 5-6 years ago) and I still wear them to this day!

Anonymous said...

No person on this blog should feel that she has to defend her Lulu purchase. We are here because we still care to some degree about the brand. Tastes, needs, financial situations and bodies are different for each of us. That said, I find many things wrong with this hoodie, including the price. But hey, if you like it and need it, buy it!

GratefulMama said...

Same here! I'm 5'9" but I have alien arms. Plus, I wear a 2, and most brands add length to the sleeves as the size goes up, which means for the sleeves to be long enough, I'd have to go up several sizes and I worked too hard on my body too wear I'll-fitting baggy tops. So this is what first drew me to LLL as well. But I recently got a white Define jacket in a 4, and if I try to use the thim holes- which I love- it's really painful.

Anonymous said...

Who knew a simple gray sweatshirt could cause such a great divide? :)
I like it too. A good basic, and I'm guessing - as someone pointed out above - the fabric is nice -- IMO that's something Lululemon USUALLY does well - great fabrics.

Anonymous said...

All of this talk and autumn coming made me realize that I rotated out an older, lighter hoodie and I needed a replacement. I would rather have a Roots hoodie and that's what I just bought. They are having 30% of sweats right now and that includes hoodies. I'm glad I got in on the sale and I love my new Salt & Pepper full zip :)

Anonymous said...

Agree with others wrt price being off, but one thing we may be overlooking is that a lot of times Lulu creates fairly generic looking garments that don't seem special until you try them on. Many times, I've been unimpressed with how something looked on a mannequin, but once I tried it on I didn't want to take it off! Not sure if I'll try this hoodie, since it's pricey and I don't really need any staples at this point, but I'm glad you found something that makes you happy, LLA.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Roots hoodies and sweats are awesome!