Thursday, December 8, 2016

In-Store Photos: Slate Rest Less PO, Hit it Tank, Run It Out Tight, Sit in Lotus Wrap, and More

Rest Less Pullovers have been very popular since they were first released two years ago but I have yet to buy one since I never liked the patterns they came in. That ended today when I bought the Heathered Slate. Rest Less POs are on par with thick rulu tops when it comes to warmth. The fit on this is pretty roomy and the top is nicely soft and cozy.

Hero Blue Outrun Half Zip tag

I tried on the new Ripple Jacquard and Hero Blue Outrun Half Zips. The Ripple Jacquard is nicely thick but fits on the snug side. The Hero Blue is on the thinner side but the color is very pretty.

External side of the Kick the Cold.
The Kick the Cold is lightweight, warm, and a roomy TTS. I don't really have a need for a top like this so it's an easy pass for me. I'm not a big fan of spongy-feeling polartec either.

The Acadia LS fit like a maternity top - tight in the shoulders and arms and flared out like a tent at the bottom.

The Hit It Tank was very plain for its $68 price tag - an easy pass.

Front zipper pockets.

Reflective striping on the ankle.

Front slot pocket.

Back "pack it" pockets.

I really liked the Run It Out Tights. The Ripple Jacquard ones are textured, similar to Spray Jacquard. The Midnight Tulle Multi are very pretty and nicely opaque. The pocket set up on the tights is nice - there is one front slot pocket, two thigh zipper pockets which fit my iPhone 6s+, and two back pack-it pockets. There is also reflective striping on the underside of the ankle hem. There is a lot of seaming all over the legs but it's not as noticeable in the black and Midnight Tulle tights. I didn't love the blue print since I already have something similar in my Deep Sea Speed Wunders but I'm hoping these tights will come in a print I do like. The waistband on these is nicely high, too.

The Sit In Lotus Wrap is a ton of material - I felt like I was wearing Harry Potter's cape. I've read that people have been sizing down but I figured the slit it the back won't it right on my rear. I'd much rather have a cotton knit wrap so I didn't bother trying on more sizes.

The two-tone Swiftly was nice but didn't work for me.

Run It Out Shorts in Line Up White/Black print. I like this print.


lulubell said...

Thanks for doing recon at the store and posting these pics, LLA!! I really like that floral pattern and I'm tempted by the scuba, but I need another scuba like I need a hole in the head. (Plus, the IV reviews are bad!) Your pics and review helped me decide to go for the slate Rest Less PO instead. It's a nice version of the pattern, and it sounds way more useful!

Anonymous said...

I tried on the Kick The Cold Hoodie today. For me it definitely ran a full size big. At 5'6" 135 34D, I typically take a 6, unless a bra top in which case an 8. The 4 fit me very nicely. I guess it aldepends on where you live and how many layers you like to wear. I had on an old L/S Restless Crew and a CRB underneath.

I also tried on the Sweat And Savasana Sweater, which felt and looked great. I never would have tried it had I not seen one of the sales people wearing it. She said she loved it. I can see why.

Unknown said...

I bought the ombré swiftly I really liked but I just find so pricey :(

Anonymous said...

Would consider the Fresh Tracks jacket if I thought I could dye it. Cannot stomach black, white, and hero blue. No offense to those who like that blue, but I am tired of dark, understated colors. I want pink, green, light blue, orange, it doesn't matter, but something with some damn LIFE in it.

K-Deer and Karma, I am crossing over and I don't think I am going to look back.

Thank you for everything you do, LLA. I know it must be tough to put so much work into the blog, particularly when things are so bleak.

LuluAddict said...

@lulubell - One reason I liked the slate Rest Less is that I can wear it with jeans and look a little less coach-like in my usual rulu/fleece/pique half zip, which are my go-to colder weather tops.

LuluAddict said...

@jessica mommy - For some reason I find the $78 price tag on the LS Swiftly particularly outrageous. I haven't bought a LS swiftly since the price hike. I've only bought one SS Swiftly (Brave Olive) since it was so different) since the price hikes, too, since the $68 price for a SS top is crazy, too.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the Swiftly prices. I absolutely love Swiftly tops, they are my number one favourite thing from LLL, however, there is NO WAY they are worth the prices they are asking. At the old price, which was $10 less, even that was on the high end for what these are, but somehow willing to splurge on them even then. Now I think twice and I've passed up on many since the price hikes, which I wouldn't have done before. I've been known to buy each Swiftly style in a colour I love (ie Long Sleeve, Short Sleeve, and Tank all in Flash Light for example).

Anonymous said...

I love swiftlies, but they don't have a long enough life for me to pay full price. I only buy when they go on steep markdown.

Unknown said...

Yes I know it really sucks I just bought because lululemon gave me a gift card of $25 to knock some chunk out as they screwed my order several times :( I haven't taken the tags yet though

Also swiftly needs a revamp in terms of durability I see people in the gym with lose fabric fibers hanging because they snag so easy!!!!