Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Australian Heads Up & Try On Reports


Run For All Singlet

The Australian side of the website got a few cute/new things we didn't. The first is a Love Red No Limit tank. I am very tempted by it. I really like the Slope Stripe Flow Y underneath and hope a Cool Racerback comes in that print. I just noticed that Australia gets No Limit Tanks up to a size 12. What is that about?

There will also be a Raspberry Glo Define Jacket. Since I already have a Pow Pink Define I can pass on this one. One memorable pink jacket is enough for me.

There is a new silverescent singlet called the Run For All Singlet. I've come to the conclusion that the Swiftly tanks are the perfect run tank and want to sell all my silverescent tanks except for my two silverescent circle mesh Energy ones.

There is a new CRB is Polar Cream/Clarity yellow Slop Stripe. This gives me hope that there will also be a Raspberry Glo Slope Stripe Cool Racerback coming.

I tried on the Tender Violet U-Turn Pullover last week. I was pretty disappointed in it. I could really feel all the seams running up my back and down my arm. On the one hand, they looked very substantial so unraveling probably won't be a problem but on the other I don't want to feel them on my skin. The top was much softer when I turned it black side out and I couldn't feel the seams nearly as much. I thought it fit TTS.

I also tried on the Clear As Mud pant. I thought they ran really snug or super compressive. It could be because they were brushed luxtreme but they didn't seem as stretchy as regular luxtreme. On the other hand, the luxtreme was nice and thick and had good coverage. As people have noted, the pants ran really long so the gaiter part hit me way down my calf. For reference, I am 5'5" and have a  ~30" inseam. I have a friend who wore them this weekend to run in the rain and really liked them.


Pocket or Vent Zipper on the Make It Rain Jacket

I also tried on the Make It Rain jacket in gorgeous Alberta Lake Green. I thought it was very roomy in the upper chest and arms, unlike most of lululemon's other run jackets. It seemed super functional but now I'm reading that the tags have had the "waterproof" text whited out on them and the text on the website currently reads "water resistant." I can't remember if it used to say waterproof. I took a photo of the unusual zippers on the jacket. They have a waterproof (resistant?) ribbon around them that makes them hard to unzip/zip. I also couldn't find a way to tighten the hood which I don't get since wind and rain often go together. It also didn't have a way roll it up or stow it when you didn't need it. There are four fairly glowing reviews on the website but honestly only one feels authentic for people who supposedly paid for a $198 jacket. Also, none of them talk about actually running in the jacket which is a big sign these aren't written by people who shelled out their own money for the jacket. If you read reviews on the other jackets you'll see what I'm talking about - there is a level of detail that is missing. I know lululemon flew out some run ambassadors to get their input so not sure if these are ambassador reviews or what.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love NLT but stopped buying them a while back because Lulu discontinued size 2 and yet they do carry size 2 on Canada site. And this upload is so disappointing, I'm gonna wait out for more colors in some of the tanks.

Anonymous said...

i love the Red NLT but I probably need a yellow to go with the inspire crops (blue/yellow) I just ordered..

Wendy said...

Does anyone know if there is a raspberry glo nothin' but run jacket coming? The AUS side has had tender violet and creamsicle pop versions for a few weeks now. Hope they come to the US soon...

Anonymous said...

This is totally OT and may sound crazy, but I need your help!!

Are there any good ways to shrink Groove Pants?

I recently lost some weight and my pants are now a little loose... I think I'm between sizes, so it'd be great if I could make mine a little smaller.

I wouldn't mind if the pants got an inch or so shorter.

Any advice is appreciated!

TIA.

Anonymous said...

Whiting text out looks so cheap. It also makes me more skeptical of the product. Print out a new label or get it right the first time!

JCHokie said...

Dumb question, so does this mean that the US upload will have the pink Define next Tuesday?

Anonymous said...

I response to shrinking pants. The only possible way to shrink things is to wash in hot water, and dry on high heat. Otherwise a seamstress will be able to take the waist in and hem them. My mom has taken in a pair of my grooves for me in the waist when I lost some weight as well. There are usually reasonably priced seamstresses in areas (some are just harder to find, check online sites like Kijiji if in Canada, or craigslist, etc.)

Anonymous said...

Australia got all the cute stuff, including the E&F! I was all prepared to buy all 3 colors in the E&F, but nooooooo. I LOVE the Silverscent tanks for running; nothing chafes, they are flowy and cool against my skin. Ive found that the swifty tanks tend to start rubbing under my armpits on longer runs (10+ miles), I think it's because the armpits are cut lower.

Anonymous said...

does anyone know how different the Love Red is from Currant?

Michelle said...

Australian sizing is different. I think their 12 is our 10. It was very depressing living there and having to buy everything a size bigger than I was used to : )

LuluAddict said...

@ michelle - check the size chart. It's the same size 12 as in the US/Canada

Anonymous said...

@Michelle- yip, the sizes are different but they're all sold as standard Lulu sizes here down under.

I wear an Aussie size 8 or Aussie size 10, but I buy a Lulu 4 it Lulu 6 from the Aussie stores here.

Anonymous said...

Things on the Australian site are in US sizes. we have to convert. I wear a size 10 australian which is a 6 in lululemon

Anonymous said...

I have yet to see Love Red in person, but it looks like it has more orange in it like Tango Red.

LuluAddict said...

I agree - it definitely looks like an orangey red.

Anonymous said...

Love red is definitely an orangey red like Tango Red.

Anonymous said...

LLA thanks for the info. that a CRB is coming in Polar Cream/Clarity yellow Slop Stripe. Very interested in the combo but not in clarity alone.

@ 11:16 thanks for the heads up that the new E&F is in 3 colours (Aussie site), one being Black Swan! I'll be happy to acquire those when available in Canada. E&F are my favourite crop for yoga.

@ 10:05, LLL gear is preshrunk and if it does shrink (have read some reviews), they guarantee it/bring the item back. SOOO it may actually be hard to shrink your pants! On seamstresses, def. check your local area. Most dry cleaners can alter clothes for you, but, you'll want to make sure they do good alterations and it's likely to cost you more via a dry cleaner (seriously, many charge quite inflated prices just to sew a simple seam. I have friends who get stuff done...me, I have a sewing machine.)

Jenny said...

I REALLY want a raspberry glo swiftly racerback for the Hononlulu Marathon... :) I would love if they brought it out!

I actually love the blue/yellow combo.

Anonymous said...

I would rather have a tag with white out than have them waste paper AND pass the cost of replacing all tags on to me by charging more for their products.