Monday, May 9, 2011

Lululemon Caps - Then and Now

Thought I'd do a comparison of the latest cap design to last summer's. There are a few changes. First, the new cap has reflective striping around the pocket zipper where the old one did not. Both still have a reflective edging on the brim.

Second change - both have the discreet metal 'lululemon' tag on the front but there is no reflective logo on the back. Not sure why it was eliminated because it's on the newest visors that are out. I hate to be a status whore but I'd like my lulu symbol back, please. It also adds an element of reflectivity to the hat from the back/left side.

Another rather significant change is that the adjustable strap is now velcro instead of a slide buckle system.  I can't say I'm a big fan of the velcro, too much. It tends to grab my hair and make removing the hat painful. I much prefer the other method.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Velcro also tends to not be as grippy over time. I can see the end of the piece curling up (unless it never gets adjusted)

Anonymous said...

Velcro makes the product seem cheap. :( So disappointed. Please bring back the flight bonnet!

RunMama said...

I despise velcro on hats! Bummer - glad I have a few run caps already.

Megan said...

It is the soft velcro though - I haven't had issues. I am now wondering if I should get another cap (the surge; I have the white) or the grapeseed visor! I wonder what the big draw is for visors!

Anonymous said...

I love the velcro! I found the older style (non-velcro) nearly impossible to adjust.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but who constantly adjusts their hat?? You set it to your head size and leave it in my experience, so the type of strap doesn't bother me.

Anonymous said...

I agree - the velcro does look cheaper.

Luvlulu said...

If you have a small head and adjust it to fit, there will be a lot of extra velcro sticking out. One of the educators had it on today and showed me this. Just something for people to keep in mind.

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of the the new colors online. Turquoise or purple?? Bring in some neutrals please!!