Friday, February 24, 2012

Shopping Trip, Part 7 - Ride On Short


The Ride On shorts in Tan/Dune are pretty sedate. I didn't try them on size they didn't come in my size but I wanted to see them up close. They do not have padding in them. They also come in the black, and deep indigo. Once again, I didn't notice the price until just now - oofa.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why would they make summer cargo shorts and call them cycling shorts? Give us some luxtreme bike shorts with a zip pocket and padding please!

Anonymous said...

I'm tired of lulu not covering the full size range in many of their items. I really think they should make 2's and 12's in everything. Do size 2 and 12's not deserve all of the products? Ridiculous.

groovegirl said...

I'm noticing an overall "hipster" appeal in the items posted from the new cycling line. The rugged/preworn look, color pallet, even the cuff detailing seem to be marketed to the concrete jungle commuter who <3's Toms and black rimmed glasses.

Interesting to see lulu making this attempt to appeal to a broader fan base and possibly expanding availability of items made in the Lab.

LuluAddict said...

I think the female concrete jungle commuter market is kind of small compared to the athletic cyclist who would like some lulu cycling wear. They are sponsoring a women's cycling team with Specialized and there was quite a bit of excitement when team kit photos came out.

I've googled some info on bike commuting and I've read male bike commuters outnumber females 3 to 1. I think a bike commuter capsule makes a lot more sense in the men's line.

Merbrock said...

As a female bike commuter, I think that although male commuters might outnumber women, the men in that demographic would not be shopping at lulu. I think for the most part the majority would not be willing to pay lulu prices, either. I think the female audience is a lot more receptive to new stuff like this.

Anonymous said...

I think it just depends on which city you live in. I am a female bike commuter everyday, in and out of the city I live in. I find these items to be cute for everyone though. Biker or not. Lulu just gave them a stupid name. In response to the moron who labeled all bikers as hipsters, maybe you should get out there on your bike to work, and see bike commuters are your everyday average person. Not a hipster.

groovegirl said...

I'm with you on that, LLA. I was excited at the video you posted and am still hoping to see pieces made available from the Specialized sponsorship.

@ Anon 10:52am - Relax. No labeling of "commuter bikers are hipsters" occurred. Perhaps you read too deep into my comments given the word "hipster" was used. Peace.

AlenaNet said...

I like these shorts, but need help with shoes! What kind of shoes I can wear? just for walking, I'm not riding a bike in it through...