Thursday, June 27, 2013

Try On Reviews: Runbeam LS, Mod Waves Cool Racerback, Compass Pant, Amped Tank, and Play All Day Shorts

I got my Runbeam LS today. The fit is similar to the Runbeam SS (which I own and love) - TTS, a bit snug across the chest, loose through the waist and hits me about hipbone height (I'm 5'5"). The upper arms are on the snug side but that is nothing out of the ordinary for lulu. The bottom is not hip hugging so air can flow up there during your run (at least that is what happens to me when I run in the SS version). The thickness and weight of the material seems very similar to the Run in the Sun LS I picked up at the Sea Wheeze last year.

I tried on the Mod Waves Cool Racerback last week at the store and really liked it. I swear someone commented in here that it ran small but I thought the fit was very similar to a CRB. The neckline is a bit higher and the length a little shorter which I don't particularly love about the design but I do love the mesh sides and back - it felt very cool on in the store. My store only had the black when I tried it last week but I am hoping that the US will get the Raspberry/Black version that Canada did. I think the only improvement I would make in this is to change the front panel to luxtreme so the tank is similar to the Right Round tank that came out last summer. It's one of my all time favorite tanks to wear for a sweaty workout. I love to wear it for running on the treadmill at the gym because it is so cool. If you like the CRB for running but find it a bit hot in the summer you definitely want to check the Mod Waves CRB out.

I tried on the new Compass pant. I thought they were fit very similar to one of my recent favorite buys, the Root Chakra pant. They have the same higher wide waistband, have a fitted though generous cut through the rear and leg (so a nice choice for ladies with junk in the trunk or more athletic legs), and the super cute 7/8 length (though it's more like a 15/16 length on me). The luon in these pants felt nice, too. I am into these 7/8 length pants lately and the Root Chakra and Coast to Class are two of my favorites.

I thought the Amped Tank fit on the snugger side, particularly the bra portion. I am not a fan of tanks made of swift in the first place since I imagine the sweat shows very visibly and the material sticks to you when you get wet. This was an easy pass for me.

I tried on the Play All Day shorts in the black color. I had read the blacks fit a little larger than the other colors and the fit was very generous. I found the shorts way too short for me but they did seem comfortable. I know many people are loving them but a few have had issues with the elastic poking them.

I wish lululemon would come out with a looser fitting luon short like the Relaxed Fit short or the Knockout short. Those are my go-to hot weather shorts.

Knockout Shorts - HTF on ebay and always sell for a higher price

Pizazz Fast Track Tank and More

The Fast Track tank with either the Track Attack crops or Fast Track shorts. The tank seems to be flattering in nearly every photo.

Track and Train tank. I really like the Nimbus striped version of both the Track and Train and Fast Track tanks.

Athletic Deep V Tank.

Raspberry Glo Clam Digger Crops, White CRB, White Off the Court Jacket.

Runbeam LS with Track Attack crop or Fast Track short.