Saturday, February 25, 2012

Photos: Bike On Crops, Pants, Shorts; Run Rest Day Pullover and More

Hmm, the Ride On Blazer has more of a duck tail than I noticed last night. Shown with the Ride On Shorts in Fossil.


Ipod pocket - hope people aren't wearing their ipods when riding
The Ride On Crops in black. It's shown with the Run: Rest Day Pullover.


Run: Rest Day Pullover details. I didn't get a good photo of the overlapping hem last night but I thought it was a cute detail.



Ride On Henley shown with the Ride On Pant. I still don't understand why this was given such a maternity look and not made more form-fitting.

Details on the Ride On Pant.

I forgot that I saw this color in the Energize pant last night - it's Heathered Deep Coal.

I poked around the web trying to find more info on bike commuting clothes/equipment and found an interesting flickr group: CommuteByBike. It looks like most people commute in their street clothes. I dunno, I just don't think the Bike On products will be big sellers outside of Vancouver, at least as far as using them for bike commuting goes. What do you all think?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

it looks tortured and over-worked...not to mention the over priced henley

Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen these items in Canada?

LuluAddict said...

These photos were from a US store so I don't think they are in Canada yet.

Anonymous said...

Kinda happy all of this ugly crap is saving me money...

RunItMyWay said...

Eeeek, I don't like any of it! Those pants are SO busy, there are about 800 too many things going on. They totally ruined what had potential to be a cute jacket with whatever is going in the back, circa 1825. I think those bussel things stopped being cool 200 years ago. Yikes.

And that henley COULD have been really cute! The detailing around the neck and sleeves are adorable, but the back of it really does look like a tent. WHY would any woman want to appear larger than she is? And who bikes around anywhere (commuting or otherwise) in giant billowy shirts?

They totally missed the mark on these.

LuluAddict said...

I can see why lulu wants in on bike commute clothing. I've been poking around the web to look at their competition and I've forgotten how much cycling gear costs. Cycling and bike commuting is not for the poor.

A couple of interesting manufacturers are Chromebagstore.com and missionworkshop.com. They have some really nice stuff. Mission Workshop has a $695 jacket. Both of those companies have a very streamlined look to them and are heavily oriented towards men. Missionworkshop has some funky cycling shoes.

Anonymous said...

Um, no. Jacket? no. Shorts? no. Crops? no. Pants? no. I'm usually a positive person, and I really have been aware to not post uncomplimentary comments....but this took me over the edge....

I totally agree with anon 1:58, "over worked and tortured". Especially since this $168 stuff will be "yesterdays news" in about a minute...

Absolutely no functional use for anyone who considers themselves a cyclist, whether it's cycling to work or for a race...not athletic gear at all....but I'm not a cyclist so please correct me if I'm wrong (the highest respect for those of you that train this sport).

LLA, thanks, as always, for the time, energy, and effort you put into this valuable resource.

Anonymous said...

Just got back from my store - they were pushing these products so I tried them all on. I was optimistic because I hold all my weight in the tummy, so thought the henley might work for me.

I have never genuinely disliked anything I've tried on from lulu, but today was a first. I've tried things on that didn't work for me, but still liked them. These are awful! Looks worn out before they have even been worn, and as mentioned, there are too many details on the items.

In better news, I tried on and purchased the WU crops in Heathered Ultraviolet - they are cute and will be great for spring/summer and will go well with black, white, coal, wren, even pig pink and wild lime! Love them! The space dye was a bit too bright for me. PRAYING for solid (or even heathered) indigo WU crops soon...the denim ones weren't for me. Also, solid indigo CRB and Dance Studio Jacket, please! :)

Tried on the new Energize pants after your review last night - really liked them, but so much material at the bottom that the slight flair would get altered off. I'm 5'6" and would have lost about 3 inches! Would have loved them, though...I can see why they are so popular!

My store had a WU pant in an ankle length curved bottom that looked cute. They only came in black, so I didn't even try them on - I probably would have fallen in love with another pair of black pants...and I'm pretty well stocked right now!

Looking forward to Dazzling and Ultraviolet and hoping for a new upload with fewer stripes this week!

Thanks, as always, for your great info...I would have been bummed to miss the WU crops! Got the last ones in my size!!! You're the best! :)

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever seen "National Lampoon's European Vacation"? The Ride on Short, Pants & Bike on Blazer all look like the outfits the family bought while they were in Italy. This stuff is truly hilarious. I would never in a million years wear this crap. Lululemon should get better designers not some pot smoking space cadet! This stuff will all be going on sale at $29 to 49 LOL and still no one will buy them. The shops around me have dressage pants for $59 and no one buying... Your $65 stock will plunge to $45 if you keep this shit up

Anonymous said...

People commute with bicycles in their street/office clothes in Europe. That's what is normal. The cycling attire is for the weekends usually, when they get on their bikes this time not to commute but to train the sport. These are two completely different situations. I think the difference is in the perspective: The time spent commuting is not seen as excercise at all, but simply as going from point A to point B (be it on foot, with the train, the car, etc), so they don't dress to ride to work/school the same way Armstrong would do to compete in the Tour of France.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 3:29 pm - so you are saying a line of clothing dedicated to bike commuting is unnecessary, correct?

Anonymous said...

As an avid cyclist I am disgusted. I train daily and race occasionally and would never be caught dead in this stuff! Seriously, has lulu never seen a bike race, or even a biker training outside? Even worse, I'm sure the tacky top is only going to fit a few people. As always the sleeves are going to be incredibly tight and not comparable to the rest of the sizing. I was hoping for some nice lulu gear to bike in and looks like that isn't going to happen. Between this crap and the continued bleeding issues I will be taking the majority of my money elsewhere.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 4:03 pm - When I heard about their cycling line I was hoping for stuff like last spring - more road oriented but more colorful this time around or that they would release their specialized-lulu team wear.

Anonymous said...

I am an avid triathlete and was mortified when I saw this line. What is this stuff??? Lululemon should study very closely Pearl Izumi, Sugoi, Castelli, Zoot, Capo cycling gear because they last a very long time and I don't need to treat them delicately like I do with my Lulu Luon. 2011 I purchased every single Illuminate Run/Bike gear from Lululemon. I've had to return 5 pairs of their Illuminate short because they literally fell apart in the stitchings on the thigh area, pilled, fabric getting fuzzy and wearing out and I wasn't even sitting on velcro! I used the shorts on my racing tri bike seat which is tiny and smooth! I was beyond pissed. The Illuminate tank rides up even with the silicone grip which doesn't work. I learned a lesson. I'd rather buy $120 biking shorts by Castelli than $68 Lululemon biking shorts. DO NOT BUY LULUEMON LUXTREME BIKING ANYTHING!

Anonymous said...

I don't love these items, but I think people here are confusing biking/cycling with commuting (two very different things).

Commuting by bike to work, I would NEVER wear typical "biking/cycling" gear.. you would look ridiculous, and I would secretly make fun of you.

If I were Cycling/biking for sport/fitness, I would NEVER wear typical "commuting to work by bike" gear.

I do see where Lululemon was going with this, and I think their theory was correct (keeping in mind that this is commuting gear and NOT biking/cycling gear)... however, I don't think they hit the mark on the execution (again, I get the idea behind it, it just didn't quite work)...it's close, just not right.

Katie said...

As an avid cyclist the whole goal is to be 1- visible and 2- aerodynamic. All these baggy, gray clothes are pointless. I don't care if you are "just communting" That henley would turn any cyclist into a parasail.

Anonymous said...

commuter bike clothes? I work for a private equity firm and could never wear this stuff. then what? have my work clothes in a back pack? I guess if i worked at Lululemon shop or a very casual work place, this stuff could work.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 4:37 - I agree with you about lulu's cycling/illuminate line. I have worn pinholes in my luxtreme bottoms from rubbing on my bike seat in spin classes. And that's spinning about 50-75 "miles" per week for a year. That's one reason I've gone to luon Biker Groove shorts. I think if you are a serious cyclist you buy Pearl Izumi, Descente, etc. The "chamois" in their bike line was a joke.

AZLuluFan said...

My wallet is safe. More running skirts please, they're my latest lulu obsession.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to get pregnant...I think the ride on shirt might be fabulous for me :-) I really want the dazzling one- you guys think it will go to sale?

screenshop said...

i do agree with some comments above...this line was created for the bike commuter, who can keep her lulu stuff on for work or school. I'm thinking students and young urbanites with casual jobs.

Anonymous said...

exactly! Just like Screenshop said it, I think this line of clothes is a much better choice, than commuting with GAP t's and shorts, which do not offer all the benefits that lululemon technical fabrics do. I do not find it unthinkable to wear this henley for my 30 min bike ride to the gym/park/lake. I might just wear a tank underneath.