Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Parachute Gym Tote, Embracer Tank III, & Boogie Crop Love

Parachute Gym Tote I went to Lululemon to check out the new Parachute gym tote (shown above). I was thinking of using it as a purse for an upcoming trip to New York City. It's a great bag but huge. If my kids were still babies, I would definitely consider using it as a diaper bag. Very stylish & comfortable to carry. It doesn't scream "gym bag." The outside is made of cleanable nylon and the interior has a water resistant liner with lots of pockets.

Embracer Tank III One of my local stores had an Embracer Tank III in an electric orange color. I'm glad to see they brought back the Embracer from last summer. It is one of my favorite tanks. (If you search through my earlier posts you'll see a review of the Embracer.) The III version was made of luon whereas both of mine are made from the lighter weight luxtreme or lullure. I'm hoping the new Embracer III comes in some pretty prints like last year. It is a longer scooped neck and low scooped back tank with thick straps. It also has a mesh stip with ipod pocket down the back. Very simple and feminine. You wear your own bra under it.

Boogie Crop Love I know the Boogie Crops are one of Lululemon's core styles but I've never bought a pair until a couple of weeks ago. They have become my new favorites. They are very simple but have a very flattering design - the crops hug your legs until your knees where they bell out very attractively. However, the best part is they have a split up the back of the calf until just below the knee. This not only makes your calves look slimmer but adds a nice cooling factor. There really isn't any seaming that shapes your butt or a double waistband that helps hold your belly in like Groove Crops, these are just nice simple mid-rise crops with a drawsting and a waistband pocket that are super comfortable and flattering.

Action Reaction [Attempted] Try On Review Oh yeah, I attempted to try on the Action Reaction bra, Lululemon's "most supportive bra." I couldn't even get it over my head! Not only does it only go up to a "10" but it is woefully mis-sized. I read comments on Lululemon's facebook page that a Lululemon employee who normally takes a size 4/6 in their tops had to get the 10 (!) in the Action Reaction. WTH? Lululemon should bring back the Swift/Cool Swift Bra. It was a shelf bra with a crossover back that was very supportive and comfortable, even for a DD like me. They also should consider bringing back the Flow Y III with the thicker straps. The skinny little straps on the current Flow Ys offer very little support.

Other Notes Lots of markdowns on Groove Down pants and crops, not to mention Athletic Deep Vs, Gather Vs, 3 Set Tanks, Conditioning Tank, and other stuff. I have been cleaning up on Athletic Deep Vs and Groove Down Crops and Pants (3 tops and 4 pairs of pants lately). If you live near a store, you should check out the sale racks. I have a feeling a new season of stuff is coming in soon.

Not really loving what I am seeing in the neons (at full price anyway) and am hoping some pretty new prints come along soon.

Parachute Gym Bag Features:
  • Extra large tote to carry all your gear to the gym or the beach!
  • Parachute Gym tote
  • Keep your sweaty gear in the removable, water resistant, washable pouch!
  • Interior pockets for your Blackberry, iPod, and more!
  • Exterior zipper pocket for your quck grabs!
  • Water resistant liner wipes clean easily.
  • Tested to hold 50 lbs.
  • $68

  • Boogie Crop Features:
    • Slim all purpose crop w/ flare
    • Elastic waist and drawstring
    • Made with luon, our signature fabric
    • Chafe resistant- flat seams
    • $76