Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cabin LS Pilling?

A woman on FB posted that her new Cabin LS is pilling "like crazy on the seams under the arms". I checked my black one and see a little pilling under the armpits on the gray side only. I've worn it about four times, three of them with the black side out. I don't consider the amount of pilling that bad for a cotton top, especially on the side that seems a little "rougher". I'll keep an eye on it but I'm not bothered by it.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am getting annoyed with all the complaining that goes on the lululemon wall - it seems like it is always the same people! Not the person who complained about this top but it seems like there is a lot of whining about uploads etc. Is ot just me??? I totally understand when a complaint is justified- as it is with the pilling issue of the cabin tops. But little silly things- enough! Sorry had to vent...

Anonymous said...

@ anon 8:23, I personally think its good to point out the quality issues. I love my lulu too, but I want good quality and value for my money. What annoys me more is the stupid people that randomly post, I love lulu, or "lululemon for president", or people like you that seem to take it personally when someone criticizes a GARMET.

Anonymous said...

Did you read what I said??? Obviously not. I said it does not bother me when it is JUSTIFIED. You are probably the one posting on the wall 15+ times a day. Sorry didn't mean to offend you.

Anonymous said...

Actually no, I don't post there at all and I read what you wrote and I hate the lulu zombie attitude some have. I don't think people would waste time posting about quality issues if they weren't true... and what exactly is justified...

Anonymous said...

the same ppl complain about uploads and quality over and over again.. Agreed.. if it is justified go ahead.. but in one breath someone is requesting more colours of a sweater and in next they claim it piles.. It's getting rediculous at times..

Anonymous said...

I have 3 cabin tees, I have not noticed any pilling on the sleeves. Given what we pay for Lulu clothes quality should not be an issue. Sad but true there have been alot of quality problems lately, bold blue color running in the wash, senorita pink bleeding as well. People have the right to complain.

LuluAddict said...

I don't think it's unreasonable to expect some minor pilling in cotton tops, especially right under the armpit area but I guess I don't care as long as the seams don't unravel. That is what I hate the most and to me is a sign of falling/poor quality.

Anonymous said...

I always hand wash the items I buy now at first to see if they run. I started buying lulu in June 2009 and back then I can't recall anything running. Most things run now unfortunately. Especially sen pink, lolo, black, potion purple...hmm that's probably why lulu stays away from reds.

Sometimes it takes 2-3 washes for the color to stop bleeding.

Anonymous said...

Any piling seems pretty odd to me... I don't own the Cabin LS, but I do have shirts from other companies that are as old as 7 years already, with very similar material, and I have yet to see a single pile. (They were way less, and have been worn intensively.... I don't think Lululemon is doing a good job at all, judging by all of the problems mentioned.) This is not to cause offense or anything, but I am just wondering how they can charge what they do, considering all of the issues. It seems as though their base philosophy is no longer about quality at all. Their designs are cute, and I love the products that I do have (except for a couple that totally don't work... bras with ZERO support, and I'm a B), but my goodness. Inexcusable on the company's part, I think.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 8:23~ do you live near a store? The reason I ask is because the people complaining about uploads (and no I am not one of them) probably do not live near a store. So, they read on FB and blogs such as this one about all the great things coming to the stores. And they get frustrated week after week waiting for them to show up online and then vent their frustration on FB. I have also seen people on this blog complain that things are only in the US or only in Canada. I think the purpose of these blogs and FB is to share and to vent.

Anonymous said...

To Anon at 9:32AM:

I agree with you wholeheartedly. I, too, don't have the Cabin LS, but I do have similar technical gear from other companies that I have worn for years, with NO pilling. It seems rather unusual for workout gear that is priced at a premium to begin to pill after only a few washings. Some of Lulu is cute. Some is really just mediocre. Guess this means that we all just need to be smart consumers and not just blindly follow a brand because of their brilliant marketing.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 11:42
Justified means what I said it means in my comment- when it is warranted. Again- when an item is falling apart or not wearing well. I AGREED with the comment on the cabin tee. However, when people are posting about a loose thread etc it just gets ridiculous. Especially when it is the same people over and over. I just don't understand why the frequent complainers don't shop elsewhere.

Anon @ 10:27 - you have a good point. I live 45 min from a store so I can sometimes make it there but mostly I just order online. I see what you mean about people getting excited after seeing something and then having it not go up.

LuluAddict said...

@ Anon 8:15 pm - I saw that post on FB with the lone loose thread poking out after washing and machine drying. The stitching was still perfectly intact so I don't see why she even posted it.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=452896147180&set=o.33693527731

I've had three things start to unravel - top stitching only - nothing was coming apart - but it was a good inch or so of stitches falling out. It wasn't one loose thread.

Anonymous said...

I bought a cuddle up and it had loose stitches on it. I sent picture to GEC and they told me it was a thread that had not been cut and not a quality issue (although I don't know how you can tell that from a picture)....but when I pulled on the thread the seam started to unravel!! I had to fix it myself before it was even worn! So, a loose thread could be more than just a loose thread! And it is a lot of money to be spending on something that unravels....

Anonymous said...

Luluaddict-
I was thinking the same thing. Snip that loose thread off already. I mean really. I could be wrong but it honestly looks like an extra thread. I see what you mean ano. @ 6:05 though- not good if it unravels. Maybe that would be a good reason to take it in though if it is unraveling or coming loose. I just feel like I could go through my entire closet and find minor problems.

LuluAddict said...

@ Anon 6:05 am - Oh yeah, a loose thread that unravels sucks. I've had some new items that had random extra loose threads that were short and just worked loose but to unravel is unacceptable.