Thursday, January 26, 2012

Today's Shopping Trip - Ebb and Flow Crop Lurv

I got to try on a few new things today. First was the Ebb and Flow tank. This tank ran snug in the chest, looser at the waist and snug at the hips. The armpits rode kind of low on me (straps offer zero support) so armpit fat was an issue. I tried it on with another bra underneath but it was too restrictive. I liked material, though, and the Deep Indigo color is gorgeous - a dark purplish blue.


I tried on the Switch Back LS and liked it. I thought the fit was on the roomier side but it could be the luxtreme side panels have lots of stretch which made it feel looser. I didn't think the length was too short. In fact, the top hit me in about the same spot it's hitting the girl in the photo (I'm 5'5"). The weight was slightly heavier than my Hills and Energy Pullovers so I'd say typical running luon. I know a lot of people said it felt "thin" to them but I think they are comparing it with the recent textured running luons used in the Run: Turn Around or herringbone luon used in the Full Tilt Pullovers. I do agree with everyone about the thumbholes being uncomfortable. They are small and edged with contrasting material which makes them feel hard against your skin. I find I tend to use my thumbholes when I run so I can see how this could be a deal breaker.


I can see the tag but not underwear


The surprise of the day was that I went home with a pair of the Ebb and Flow crops ($78). I certainly didn't expect to like them but I found them super comfortable and I liked how the 4" waistband really held me in.  The tag says they are medium rise and they come up high enough that I don't have any muffin top issues. The material is thick and flaw hiding though very stretchy. If you do a deep bend it will become sheer(er) so that is something to be aware of. I was thinking I might like to try running in them sometime when the weather cools down again. I might give them a try in spin tomorrow if the weather is cooler. I'd say this new material has very interesting potential. The store manager said they have been selling very well.

I also heard today there is supposed to be a new reversible knit cardigan coming.

15 comments:

Cari H said...

@LLA- I LOVE your store and fit reports. Please keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

How much were the ebb and flow crops?

LuluAddict said...

$78

Anonymous said...

Oooo, a new cardigan!!! Would love to have a longer boyfriend-y one with buttons...

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear how they are to run in. You should just wear them tomorrow no matter what the weather ;)

Stephanie said...

How do the Ebb & Flow crops compare to luxtreme crops like the Inspires? Thicker material or thinner? And how about the compression? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried these ebb and flow crops or tops in Bikram yoga??

Anonymous said...

How is the fit of the crops? Did they run tts?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I bought a black and ink pair
.....I liked them so much and they were tts. They feel really good on almost second skinish.

Anonymous said...

I would love to hear a comparison to the inspire II. I have several pairs of those and LOVE them. Quite a few people said those got kind of see through but I've never experienced it. I wear them lifting, biking, hiking, general activities (kickball, walking, around the house etc) and have never had problems. I'm wondering if maybe these crops are catching the same grief as the inspire?

Debbie Turko said...

Off topic a bit but are crops best to wear for spin or shorts? I have never done a spin class and when I go on vacation the have spin classes ever day so I want to try one .

Anonymous said...

I walked out with a pair of the black ebb and flow crops this week too! I was really suprised how much I liked them given all the negative reviews of them being see through. I did check that out in the dressing room and it didn't seem to be the case for me. Will probably go back for the indigo ones after my next payday!

Anonymous said...

Debbie Turko -- I think crops or longer shorts are best for spin class (short shorts can allow your inner thighs to rub against the saddle - not so nice). I prefer them to be fitted since I don't like any extra material flapping against my bike, and lightweight/cool since I usually get very warm in class. I'd recommend any running crop, WUs, or groove shorts.

Anonymous said...

Had the same experience with the Ebb and Flow. Armpit fat PLUS it made my ta ta's look like pancakes (and I'm a 34C!). Agree that the Deep Indigo is fabulous, but this did not work on me AT ALL...

Martha @ runninginmommyland said...

I tried on the Switch Back LS too in both the black and the blue/white stripe. I thought they felt different; somehow the black felt roomier and stretchier. Went home with the stripe, though, since it was one of the cutest pullovers I'd tried since the Full Tilt.