Oh hai Internet! Given that upload was late tonight, here’s some intel on one of last week’s faves. It’s on the late side here on the East Coast, so 5 Faves & a Dud will be up tomorrow. ZzZzZz… but in the meantime, check it all out here and I’ll catch you on the flip side. Maybe our Faves & Duds will match! 🙂
This past weekend, I went into lulu in search of a hat and some underpants. What did I walk out with? A hat, some underpants and the Outrun Tight. For as much trouble as I’ve been finding the perfect lulu pant for action, not lounging, I’ve finally found a friend in first the Outrun Crop, and now its longer sister, the Outrun Tight.
The Fitting Room: Outrun Tight ($118) in black
NOTE: I am 5’9″ and am wearing my TTS 10 in the photos below. Also, some of the skin coloring may look super artificially orange. Photos have been lightened so that the details of the black tights are more visible.
THE FIT: I had a bit of a Cinderella moment when I pulled these on. I haven’t had much luck with lulu’s more technical/functional pants in the past. Come to think of it, ALL of my full-length lululemon pants are meant for yoga and lounging.
These are the first pair that I’ve bought that I’m willing to grind through a workout it, which played a big part in my decision to purchase them. Also, the rise is high! Another check in the ‘pro’ column.
LENGTH: Some of lulu’s pants tend to be excessively long, which I don’t mind. You can always take advantage of the free hemming if you’re a shorter shopper, but you can’t add length for us tall ladies. I’m happy to report that these tights were a perfect ankle length on me. Is this what the High Times feel like on the 5’4″ and under population? 😛
POCKET SITUATION: This is where the Outrun beats out all of its predecessors. Pockets galore. Multiples in the waistband, 2 layers of leg pockets. So many places to stash. Plus, with the extra fabric to create the multi-layer pockets on the legs, there’s more compression than you’d expect from luxtreme and a bit of a coziness factor that will take us all into the cooler temps of fall.
DETAILS: It’s a small detail, but the cinch of fabric above the butt is rather flattering. As mentioned above, the plentiful pockets make these a great piece to wear for cool weather races. There’s mesh detail on the lower leg that looks a bit like the Inspire Tight in the front, and the mesh area expands on the back of the leg. Enough to keep those knee-pits all easy breezy. Typical of lululemon, the stitching creates some flattering lines as well.
THE VERDICT: Hi there, folks… Captain Obvious here. Katy bought the pants. She recommends you take a pair into the fitting room and see if they work for you too. Could be the start of something good.