Monday, September 13, 2010

Product Alert - Run: Inspire Jacket - Like It! (Updated with more pics!)




  • Technical running jacket 
  • perfect for layering as it gets chilly
  • Glyde is light and breathable with a finish to protect from light wind and rain
  • Perforation at collar and underarm for airflow
  • Stowable hood
  • Thumbholes keep sleeves down, & cuffins keep hands warm!
  • Time-check: Easily check your splits through the watch window!
  • 360? reflectivity
  • Music storage and cord guide so you can stay plugged in
I am liking the looks of this jacket from the artist rendering. However, the proof is in the try-on. I'll let you know when it hits my local stores.

Here are some real life photos - I really like the looks of this jacket.I love the cord tunnel. My old Spotif jacket has this and I love it. The double zipper at the neck seems unecessary but it gives the jacket a unique look.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

haha does a non runner need this jacket? i love how it looks but id honestly only wear it work ( daycare teacher) hmmm.

m i s s . k r i s t a said...

I still like the look of the Run: Velocity Jacket more. I wish I could get my hands on one of those... :(

Anonymous said...

How much?

Anonymous said...

How much, which store has it?

ChiRunner said...

This makes me super happy that I didn't cave and buy one of the reflective Track and Field Jackets when they hit loot - this looks like it's going to be a lot cuter. :)

Kim said...

I saw this in the Portland Pearl District store this afternoon. Its $158 if memory serves me correctly. Seemed high quality, didn't try it on.

Anonymous said...

I looked at this jacket when I visited the store an hour ago. The fabric is almost similar with the Swell jacket - the zipper is reflective (I think, because it is shiny). I did not pay attention to the price, it is more than $100. The ruching sleeves and neck similar with the Community Jacket.

The Swell jacket comes is greenish color as well - maybe the River Rock (I was in a hurry, so I did not really pay attention).

There is another newer pullover as well for runner - it is shorter and boxier. I also saw the l/sl swift in 3 colors, one of them is the lolo. I think the newer swift fabric is less durable than the older one, when I tried to touch the sleeve (my fingers has dry skin), the dry skin causes little snag to the swift fabric.

The Fireside Jacket and Shape Scuba are marked down to $79.

Anonymous said...

I agree about the swiftly fabric--seems to snag easier than before...although I feel like this started with the release of the lavender and passion ones earlier this year. I got my lolo long sleeve swiftly today (ordered from US GEC last week) and love it though so I will keep it and just be careful :) I like that it has the contrasting seams like the short sleeve one. The color is very similar to last year's bold blue swiftly.

LuluAddict said...

For those that saw this jacket, is it longer than the Community Jacket? It looks like it might be. I liked the Community but wanted it to be a couple of inches longer. I wonder if this is lined with mesh.

Anonymous said...

It is longer than the Community Jacket, but the Community Jacket is to/fro jacket and this jacket looks too technical for to/fro (just my opinion)

Anonymous said...

I like the tiny woman in the background of the bottom picture.. she's sporting her Lulu too! LOL

Anonymous said...

not liking this jacket....don't like the looks of the extra zipper (although the concept behind it is noce) or the way the main zipper goes. It starts at bottom middle, curves over your left boob, then curves back and meets the neck on the left side....it looks odd.

RunningOnCoffee said...

Love the in person pics so much better than the product notification pictures. Product notification pictures makes it looks glossy/shiny/cheap. I prefer the matte-looking texture in the real-life pic. Love teh watch window! Last year I had to wear my garmin forerunner OVER my other clothing because tight fabric over the top of the watch was tripping the touch-sensitive bezel non top. I like the pocket placement in the back too. Curious to know what other colors are coming and to see this in store!

Zanna said...

Is the color of the real life pictures, the jacket in lolo purple? Think because of the lighthing, the jacket looks like a shade of blue which looks fabulous in my opinion. Looks like kind of a lighter navy blue.

shiver said...

I'm pretty sure its Lolo. The first set of pictures make the fabric look glossy and in reality its matte like in the second set. Its not a super light running shell. Its heavier, almost like my North Face shells with a softer lining. Also, I really like the asymmetry of the zipper. I feel like Lulu is showcasing superior design on this one.

new to lulu said...

The woman in the background looks like she is on a mission and doing a major return!!! Is that a lulu bag she is carrying? Maybe her 14 day window is almost up!!!

LuluAddict said...

@ shiver - I agree - the design details are very nice from the photos I've seen. Interesting that it is heavy weight, I like that.

@new to lulu - I think the lady in the background is heading away from the store with her purchases! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Props to the educator for wearing the proper size. The jacket is not supposed to be skin tight!

Here is an unfortunate view of the PB Singlet. At least they cut her head out of the photo since they didn't give her the proper size :P I'm sure she would look perfectly lovely in a size or 2 up!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=7110904&fbid=497021878017&id=102069683017&ref=nf

M said...

what sizes does this come in? 4 and up?

Stephanie said...

LOL!