The Fitting Room: Lululemon


Ahhhhh I did a thing! After 7 months, I finally found myself in a lululemon fitting room! I’ve only been in store maybe 3x since COVID kerfuffled everything up, so this was an exciting (and a lil bit expensive) jaunt.

Fast And Free Short 10″ Non-Reflective ($68) in Incognito Camo Multi Gator Green

I had no idea on how this was going to go. 10″ inseam is such an odd, yet practical length. I kind of felt like I had football pants on. Felt a little bit wacky to have the compression of crops, but breeze on my knees.

Not gonna lie… they’re more flattering than I anticipated they would be. But are they my style? Depends on the mood I’m in that day.

Here to There High-Rise 7/8 Pant ($128) in Crosshatch Texture Black Multi/Black

Unexpectedly found some of the latest city tights, and was stoked to give them a shot. These are a comfortable fit, and I *may* have caved if it weren’t for such a dismal pocket situation. They feature a tiny key pocket in the small of the back, but that’s it. A solid like, but not an OMG love.

City Sleek 5 Pocket 7/8 Pant ($128) in Black

I think I may be too tall for these. They fit fine in the legs and hips/butt, but the waistband was borderline muffin top for me. If it were an inch or two higher? They would have been a perfect fit. Where is the waistband on several of lululemon’s high rise styles on me? About an inch or two lower than it appears in stock photos.

That said, I don’t think it’s a pants problem on these, it may be a Tall Girl Problem. I’m 5’9″, so I struck out. If you’re 5’7″ or shorter, you may have found yourself a fantastic new pair of ‘real’ pants.

Final Mile Jacket ($128) in Dark Prism Pink

I saved this one for last, because I had the highest hopes. It looked to be a slim fit online, and oh hell it was. A bit *too* slim. They only had my TTS 8 in stores, a 10 was online only. It was no question that this is a size up item.

Sometimes it’s my large shoulders that I need to size up to accommodate, but this time I needed more room in ALL directions. If it his WMTM, I may snap it up. I feel like it would make a great over layer as the fall running season cools off. Plus, Dark Prism Pink would be fantastic for visibility as the sun flips us off and heads south for the winter.

Invigorate High-Rise Tight 25″ ($128) in Heritage 365 Camo Deep Coal Multi

Saving the best for last in the post, because what did I walk out with? Not one, but two pairs of Invigorates. Oh hi new tight for bopping around EVERYWHERE. I picked up the To the Beat Tight in early 2019 as part of the SoulCycle collab, and since then I haven’t gone for much everlux given my overflowing Speed Short bin for CrossFit and Fast and Free fandom for running.

But, my coach Joanna swears by them, and I figured it was time to throw a pair on and see what her hype was all about.

They’re fantastic.

  • The high rise is actually high enough for someone my height
  • Everlux is soft like Aligns, but light enough to sweat in
  • Pocket situation. Side pockets, waistband pockets.
  • Dark Olive passes the squat test

So… I bought two pairs. I loved the heritage camo, but after already owning Aligns and F&Fs in incognito camo, I figured that basic black and dark olive were a simpler and more versatile way to go. I’ve worn them for hiking and existing so far. No running yet. Hello new favorito! 😁


  1. Thanks for the try on review! It helps seeing someone my height trying on clothing. I’ve been wondering about the fit of the City Sleek Pant. It’s a definite NOPE with that rise. 😳 But the Invigorates are a win.

      1. Have you seen the City Sleek 5 Pocket 30″ pant that’s online only? They might be more tall-friendly.

  2. Thanks for the reviews! Love that pink top—good to know to size up. Did you happen to see the new 1/2 zip in Spacer material?

  3. I like the reviews as well – because as a petite woman if you like the length and waist height of a pair of pants I know it won’t work for me and that’s okay. So I appreciate the try-ons since we are in COVID world it is so helpful to have detailed reviews especially how the fabric feels.

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