I need to do better about shouting from the internet rafters when the very first item I grab from the laundry pile for 3 months on end goes on sale. Especially when it’s not lululemon and you should know that it exists.
I’ve quietly picked up a few pieces from Sweaty Betty in 2018. Out in Aspen I got a super fun base layer set, and in April I had a girl next to me wearing what appeared to be a high-quality top by SB on a plane. I then went and hunted down that exact top in New York City the following week, because one track mind.
It’s the Sweaty Betty Glisten Bamboo LS, and it’s my first grab from the laundry pile EVERY. DAMN. WEEK. (Except when it’s averaging in excess of 90° out lately.)
So, while lulu thinks a 5% discount is worth calling a sale, Sweaty Betty‘s got some hefty markdowns going on in their End of Season Sale, and it’s been taking some significant restraint on my part not to stock up on some techie breathable fun.
5 Faves & a Dud: Sweaty Betty’s End of Season Sale
- Glisten Bamboo Long Sleeve Workout Top (
$70$49) in moonrock
- Luxe Invigorate Hoodie ($165 $115)
- Athlete Seamless Workout Tank ($45 $30) in green alert
- Open Back Workout Tee (
$75$60) in simply green
- Drift Long Sleeve Ski Base Layer (
$105$51) & Drift Ski Base Layer Leggings ( $105$72)
Fitting Room Notes
I don’t own a ton of Sweaty Betty, so I’m still trying to suss out what size I am. I’ve found that it varies, depending on the piece. Of the few pieces I own, here are some photos and sizing notes from the few times I’ve been able to try SB pieces on.
Note: I’m 5’9″, TTS size 8 in lululemon tops, size 10 in lululemon bottoms
Ski Base Layers
For the Drift LS Ski Base Layer & Leggings, I own an M on top and L on the bottom. I thought the mod look was slick enough to snap this set up for full price at Sweaty Betty’s Aspen pop-up back in January.
Here are a few incredibly poor-quality hotel bathroom selfies from when I first bought the outfit. I overexposed the light so you can see the navy/burgundy color variation. Note that I have a bordeaux drama CRB on underneath.
Looking back, the size L leggings ended up being a bit of a generous fit. I probably should have tried on the M. Because they are meant to be a base layer, the ski sets are breathable, and feel like a very thick set of nylons. Not meant to be worn as an outfit. The only place the M top fit snugly was in the hips, which I know are a size larger than my top half. If buying again, I would get the M again.
Long Sleeve Run Tops
Glisten Bamboo LS – I tried on a couple different options in my quest to find this top. It’s got a snugger fit than the base layer, so I opted for an L. I don’t have much wiggle room in mine, yet don’t feel suffocated. The fabric is perfect, it hasn’t lost any elasticity or faded in 3 straight months of weekly wash cycles.
Breeze Merino Long Sleeve Run Top (
$100 $70) – Shown below is another L. I liked this shirt, the perforated panels reminded me of Lululemon’s 2015 Var-City capsule.
Shoulders fit nicely, torso was a bit roomy. Damn you CrossFit shoulders.
Finish Line Long Sleeve Run Top (
$80 as low as $24) – Depending on the color, some are marked down as low as $24. Others are either $40 or $56, which is still a significant reduction.
I tried on an M, because I think that’s all the store had that day. This top is a slim fit and is generous in the length department. 100% up my alley, and now that I’m writing this post I want to go back and order one.
Power 7/8 Workout Legging (
$110 $55) – Wearing an L, and definitely wouldn’t fit into an M.
Mid-rise, moderate compression. Yes, bum-sculpting but I like to think squats help. Slightly sheer if you’re doing ass to grass squats. Worth $110 maybe not, but for $55 I’d dabble.
Well, crap. I forgot a Dud. I’m out of time and have to run, so that’s dudly.
HAPPY BARGAIN HUNTING!