Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Try On Report - Up The Pace Crop

Stuff Your Bra Tank and Cadet Up The Pace Crops.

The second photo of the Up The Pace (UTP) really sold me on them - I like the seaming along the backside and lack of seams down the back of the leg - so I was hoping my store had these to try on. I did buy the Inspires in this print before these came out, for some reason Inspires only go to a ten in this print and the Up The Pace go to a twelve. The reviews on the website of the Up The Paces are all highly positive so I was hoping I would like them. They are a couple of inches shorter 19" vs. 21.5" and have a mesh insert along the side of the calf. One of the things I like best about the Runday crops that came out last December is the fact you can unzip the calf to open up mesh panels. I really liked the UTP - they feel very substantially made  - and ended up buying them. The rise is mid rise and I thought the fit TTS and very comfortable. I haven't run in them yet - heading to the gym shortly - so will update after my run but wearing them around the house I can't see why they wouldn't be fine. They are made of fullux so nicely opaque. I tried on both the Sweetspot black and the Flowabunga print. I really like a shorter option to the Inspires so I hope these crops will be coming in more colors/prints.

Up the Pace, left, and Inspires on the right.

Up the Pace, left and Inspires on the right.
Up the Pace, left, and Inspires, right.

A comparison of the two styles of crops. I don't think either crop is more aesthetically pleasing over the other. I bought the Flowabunga Inspires in a size ten a couple of weeks ago but after having my thighs strangle a bit on a hot seven mile run as they swelled with the exercise I decided I really need a twelve. The positive reviews decided me on taking the hit and getting a pair of Up The Pace in my correct size. (Though, honestly, it doesn't take much for me to decide to try out a new style of comfy run crops. ;-)  )


Anonymous said...

I was noticing all the positive reviews too! Good to read your detailed try on report and comparison to Inspires, thank you. I really want a pair but none of the colors are must have for me right now and it's hard for me to justify yet another running crop when that's the case :/

Anonymous said...

I always buy the inspires because I LOVE the seaming on the back of the legs... but I tried the Up The Pace Crops and they were very nice as far as fit, fabric and compression. I need a print due to imperfect legs and I just didn't like the white stripe on the back on the flowabunga. Hopefully they will come out with more prints because I would definitely buy them!

LuluAddict said...

I hear you on the need for prints though the fullux material does do a nice job of smoothing imperfections so you might be surprised at the coverage it offers. The angel wing stripe is kind of what sold me on these. I don't know if you got to look at a pair close up but the white is double layered with black on the back so colored underwear won't show through. The zipper pocket is also lined in black so contents won't show through the white, either.

Anonymous said...

I have the up the pace and I sized up. They are a slight bit sheer. Because I got them on markdown and they are worn once , I doubt they will be able to be returned.