Ah, here it is: the straw that broke the camel’s back and sent me on a spending SPREE mid-March, once I realized that I’d spent less than $200 at lululemon so far in 2022. Bored on a business trip, lululemon is a nice little home away from home. So I got brunch and tried a bunch of stuff on.
Sizing Notes: I’m 5’9″ – in lululemon, I am a TTS 8 on top and a 10 on the bottom.
Stretch Ripstop Running Half-Zip ($148) in Vintage Plum
I chose this one because despite Spring’s having officially sprung on the calendar, Mother Nature hasn’t quite warmed up to the idea of being nice to us yet. Trying to get back on my running game and I was in the hunt for a shell of sorts.
I liked how the weight of the fabric felt heavy and good quality, instead of flimsy. There’s a cinch drawcord on the bottom to help it create *some* sort of figure, but the weight of the fabric causes it to bunch.
Still, the day I tried it on, I liked how this half-zip felt enough to take it home with me. I even considered de-tagging the next day to wear to work, but I tripped and fell into the same Swiftly/Athleta uniform I wear all the time. But, hooray we’ve got ourselves a video review!
Likes: Weight of the fabric, seems like it would resist a scratchy branch here and there, room for layers underneath
Dislikes: Sleeves got pretty short when I lifted my arms. Generous fit, felt like I got lost.
Sizing: TTS unless you have short arms, and are willing to sacrifice sleeve length for a more fitted bodice.
Did I buy it? Yes BUT… I returned it a week or so later.
Why? I wasn’t having a good body confidence day in store (thanks quiche!), and baggy felt best… temporarily. Ultimately, getting my $148 back and reallocating those funds to a pair of Blissfeel Running Shoes was more appealing to me.
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