Saturday, September 3, 2011

Yesterday's Shopping Trip - Full Tilt LS and PO, Essential Jacket, Muted Mauve Define

Full Tilt Longsleeve in Heathered Clear Sky
Full Tilt Longsleeve in Heathered Black
Yesterday I had the rare treat of shopping with some fellow Lululemon fans. I think I have probably used both their modeling photos on the blog more than a few times but I won't name them because I know not everyone aspires to internet "fame." One does Crossfit and another is a runner so we had a nice representation of athletic activities and desired functionality in our clothes. We were all very interested to try on the new Full Tilt longsleeve and pullover tops. I tried on both the Ghost and Heathered Clear Sky Full Tilt Longsleeve. I thought it fit true to size and was super soft and comfortable (as is typical of running luon). The neckline didn't lay totally flat unless I arranged it, as can be seen in the top photo, but it was something I could live with. The Heathered Clear Sky is very cute but I really want a nuetral color. I loved the Ghost LS but I've owned ivory colored items before and I know I would stress about keeping the sleeves clean. I don't care for the color blocking in the Heathered Black so I will keep an eye out for a better color combo. I would have loved something like a solid black (boring, I know, but so versatile, low upkeep, and hides wear) or solid Magnum (not heathered) or Sidewalk gray. My lululemon collection is large enough that I can afford to be super picky so if you have been waiting for a long sleeve running luon top, the Full Tilt may fit the bill for you.

Full Tilt in heathered muted mauve with circle mesh and ribbed paneling
Full Tilt Pullover has ribbed sections in the sleeves
Full Tilt PO in Heathered Lavender Gray
I also tried on the Full Tilt Pullover in Heathered Lavender Gray. I thought the color was more lavender than gray when viewed in real life, unlike a lot of the luon and luxtreme lavender gray items which seem more gray to me. The pullover fit true to size but I wasn't wowed by it. I don't think there is anything particularly wrong with it but since I already have three running luon pullovers I need to feel tear-the-tags-off-now lust to shell out $98 for one. That being said, if a nice solid black pullover with a zippered high neck came out I would buy it in a heartbeat. I have two solid black that I wear all the time and they look super cute with a tank peeking out from underneath and at the neck.

I also tried on the Essential Jacket. My store had it in Rocksteady and Black. The black version had heathered black luxtreme on the interior of the collar but the Rocksteady was made out of Glyde so I'm not sure why the product info says it is paneled with luxtreme. I think the info was taken in error from the Featherweight Hybrid Jacket. The Essential is $118. I thought the jacket fit true to size with room for layering and was particularly roomy in the shoulders. Unlike the Featherweight Hybrid the Essential only has two front pockets and no rear pocket. It also doesn't have the ipod cord tunnel like the Featherweight. It's a very nice looking unlined wind breaker but I don't know if I'm in the market for one right now.

I tried on the Muted Mauve Define jacket and it was love at first sight. I would have gotten it but I really don't have a lot of workout tanks that would coordinate well with this color other than black. For me to spend $98 on a new Define I need to have at least three tanks to wear it with. I may change my mind and get it eventually but for now I regretfully left it in the store. I would say the color in this photo is very representative of the color in real life.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to mention that the Full Tilt Zip up has the cuffins that say "Cold Hands" on one cuffin, and "Warm heart" on the other cuffin. That totally sold me on it, and I bought the muted mauve. Very pretty & comfy.

tiny dancer said...

Bought the Full Tilt Pullover in hthr rocksteady today. Its really nice and fit well, but when I compared it to my Inspire Pullovers from last year, they have upgraded a lot. Overall it fits TTS, but I feel like there is slightly more room than my Inspire - I got these both in size 4. The length is about 2 inches longer, no more mesh under the arms (boooo)and the collar doesn't have the rucheing so it fits more snuggly. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the ruffles detail on the sleeves - it kinda feels iritating. I haven't cut off the tags yet, I'm still trying to figure out if I will keep it. HTH

Anonymous said...

Love the Muted Mauve Define. Definitely on the look out for it! Maybe I'm a lone on this, but I'm just not crazy about the "boatneck" of the Full Tilt LS. But I'm also probably the only one that's totally crazy about the Run For Your Life Pullover! Love the "wrap" look and the hood! (Bought all of those, except the Royalty.) :>)

RunMama said...

I'm not crazy about a boatneck either. It's really awkward for cool weather running. Why cover your arms in a LS when you still have all that cold on your neck? It looks like more of a casual wear piece to me (fair enough, if you don't mind spending $78 on a LS shirt).

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the price for the 7/8 see me ride tight?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The 7/8 tight, if I remember was either $92 or $98 USD.

Anonymous said...

I also meant to add in addition to the price of the 7/8 tight-it has zip front pockets. I am worried that the zipper, even though it has a lining on the inside, so it's not rubbing directly on the leg, will chafe with the constant motion of running. The full tilt has pockets on either side of the thigh, but their not zippers. It just seems weird to me. I guess I just prefer nothing on the leg, except for the ruffles of the WU ruffle, run for your life, and I'm trying not to buy the priti:-)

Anonymous said...

@ Anon. 9:15 pm: I love the muted mauve define too. I tried it on today, but didn't buy it yet. I think the colour looked good -- but I wanted to compare it with a Lavender Grey define, but the store I was at didn't have it in that colour yet...plus my husband was there and deterred me ;-)

Anonymous said...

@anon 9:29pm: I know about waiting to try on the Lavender Grey Define. I am lately obsessed with both colors. (Bought the Spin Me and Priiti Tanks in both colors!) I'm just afraid I'll buy both in the Defines! Yikes! My husband will be no help- the opposite of yours. He'll want me to get both colors, because he knows I'll be regretting it if I don't. And that equates to "no peace" for him for a while. He's just sweet actually, hate to see me unhappy/upset over little things such as colors. He also knows that I am really good at stopping myself from buying it just because it's there...But when I really love it, might as well get it! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a little concerned about the luon tops. I tried them on, they're super cute, but I sweat A LOT on my upper body and I'm concerned that it will be very obvious with running luon. I generally stick with silverescent/luxtreme tops. Does anyone have any feedback about luon tops for running and sweating a lot?