Sunday, November 4, 2012

NEW! Run: Hot Cheeks Down Skirt

The lululemon.com blog has a preview of some of the new winter run stuff including a new down skirt called the Hot Cheeks Skirt. I know Canada Goose also offers a few down skirts. Having grown up and gone to college in upstate New York I can't think of anything I'd have less use of in the winter than a down skirt but I hear people do wear these.

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

i just dont get it. so is this a to and from thing??

Anonymous said...

I used to live in Alaska and the female fashion statement in the winter is a down skirt called the Skhoop skirt. Everyone female wore one over pants in long harsh winters there. It was highly useful and I love mine. It's great to xc ski in or throw on after a workout at the gym before heading back outside in the cold. Sounds silly, but they are super cute and pretty darn warm! Highly recommend them! That's if you live in a cold climate. Mine looks longer than the lulu one but again, they are actually very useful!

Anonymous said...

Athleta makes one too

Anonymous said...

But not a micro mini like this seems to be...

Unknown said...

I think the athleta one makes more sense than this.

Anonymous said...

i'm from the south so this just super bizarre to me! But I guess they are popular in colder climates. I hope my store doesn't get these. I would hate to see a bunch of teeny boopers in down skirts, uggs, and tank tops trying to pull off a "winter" look in a 70 degree winter. LOL

Sophia said...

I'm super excited about the down skirt! I run all winter and love my running tights, but my butt gets cold (and not for lack of padding)! My legs are ok, but my tush is freezing for some reason-so much so that I've even invested in merino wool underwear just for some extra insulation. The merino will, while comfy, has awful vpl.....plus, I LOVE running skirts. So yeah, I'm super excited and definitely see a use for this skirt!

Anonymous said...

I live in Calgary and need to find one! Never seen or heard of one until I read the blurb. Funny Canada Goose was never popular in Canada until recently. I saw people in New york wear the jackets 10 years ago and never saw them around in Canada :p

Sophia said...

I should also mention I'm psyched about the short length...longer skirts just aren't practical for running in, and it's not like I'm wearing the skirt bare legged...it's over tights. So I want a short one...basically something that is just long enough to cover my butt and keep it warm (:

I've looked at the athleta ones in past years hit they were too long/matronly looking and not functional for me. His short length with zippered pockets looks promising though

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 8:21. It cracks me up to hear you talking about teenyboppers trying to pull off a "winter" look. I'm writing from central British Columbia. While it doesn't get as cold here as it does in other parts of Canada, the temperature dips frequently below freezing in the winter months. The teenagers here do not wear winter gear like mittens and boots unless they really have to. Looking cold just isn't "cool".

Amanda said...

I could see myself using this when bussing, not every stop has heated bus shacks and those metal seats are COLD! But that's all I'd use for and I wouldn't pay more than $25 for it as I wouldn't get that much use for it... so which means I won't be getting this.

Anonymous said...

They are great for cross country skiing!!

Anonymous said...

These skirts look a little funny but they are great for cross country skiing!!

Anonymous said...

@ Sophia 8:25 PM, I run all year long as well, and am in true winter. Also have great running tights and other great quality extra layers but my butt gets SO cold! I'm pretty compact so thought it was lack of natural insulation haha. Have shared this with running friends and they don't have the same issue.

I do not care for running skirts (and do not own any) but this I will actually look at. Not even high calibre, great running tights seem to be able to solve the problem in that area.

Anonymous said...

Lole makes a really cute one available right now in 4 colors on their website. You can also get the Lole down skirt at sundancecatalog.com, although I find Sundance shipping fees crazy and same with return fee if it doesn't fit right. (which is why I haven't ordered one!)

I'll bet this LLL one will be twice the price, at least 50% more.

Anonymous said...

What's with all the special edition on lupus website? I don't remember that being in front of nearly every item. Are they trying to get us to think we need to buy these things because now they are "special" editions.

Anonymous said...

Ugh I hate the name.

Anonymous said...

Down (or synthetic down) skirts are great for keeping your butt warm when you're out for a long time in very cold weather. I love love love the Skhoop skirts. They are great for winter outdoor recreating of all kinds up here in the great white north. This one looks cute but might be a little short to be as useful for me.

Jen said...

My husband told me he'd cut me off from lulu if I bought the hot cheeks skirt. For once, we agree on something. I like the look of the athleta one because it is longer and can be worn casually. This is too short.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 6:21 am - the site went down for maintenance and when it came back nearly everything has Special Edition under it. I'm sure it's an error.

Anonymous said...

LLA have you heard anything about whether a CRB is coming out in that raspberry glo stripe pattern that is on the groove pant/astro waistbands?? I bought the solid color, but would much prefer the stripes. Since this happened with the flare CRB I am hoping to see the same with this color!

RunItMyWay said...

I rolled my eyes when I saw this at first, but I'm actually kind of intrigued. I live in freezing Atlantic Canada and I will be training for my next marathon over the winter. My butt tends to get really cold when running outside, so this could be functional!

I just hope it isn't crazy-priced... I don't think I'd pay over $60 for it.

I'm disappointed that there's been no mention of a running vest yet!

Anonymous said...

They are such a Bunch of morons at Lulus GEC. Someone just contacted them and told them about this "special edition" being posted on all items online and the girl had no idea what We were talking about. In fact, we had To SPELL IT OUT, to her. LOL.... ugh...... That was ONLY after, we told her to go online and LOOOOOOK! LOL... The prices keeping going up, up, up, quality down, down, down and customer service.....way way down! No pun intended!

Anonymous said...

I see that LLL is filtering reviews. I reviewed the vinyasa and my review doesn't show up under either version. I have reviewed items after that, and they show up. It was a negative review based partly on LLL changing the material without notifying anyone of the change, so I guess they decided they didn't want to use it. Nice.

sophia said...

@anon 4:24 - nah, it's not your lack of insulation, lol. it's just simply that your butt doesn't have as much blood flow going to it as other parts of your body...essentially, in terms of survival, your body doesn't consider your ass "critical". your legs stay warmer because they're (1) moving, and (2) have your femeral artery which supplies lots of nice warm blood. but your butt....not so much. so it totally makes sense as to why your butt is FREEZING when everything else is warm (what DOESN'T make sense is all those people whose butts AREN'T cold (: they're the WEIRD ONES...lol)

Anonymous said...

Is tech fleece really warm? What would you compare it to?

Unknown said...

Sophia, I agree with you - I just looked again at the one from Athleta in their catalog (since it is no longer on the site) and remember seeing it in the store - there is no way one could run or xc ski in it as it is a true "skirt" and not made for large leg movements. That being said, I am curious on the price of this one as it does look very functional for running and being a winter runner, I cannot tell you how many times I have been out there running where everything BUT my arse is warm!!

Anonymous said...

I think the skirt could be cute for those cool hockey moms out there at the arena all the time sitting on those cold benches. I know in my neck of the woods parents spend days at the arenas.

Anonymous said...

OT: What is with all the comments on the Lululemon facebook page bashing LLL for not having sizes above 12? One of the comments- "Boycott Lululemon they only make clothes for ultra skinny people". Last time I checked, I am FAR from ultra skinny and I am a size 8 bottom/6 top. It's kind of bothering me- like they are bashing people for being healthy. Personally, if I was above a size 12 I wouldn't want to invest in expensive workout gear until I reached my goal weight or close to it.

Anonymous said...

It was just confirmed on the facebook page that the Turn Around Jacket is 800 fill, not 650. hmm

Anonymous said...

LOL. I agree with the teeny bopper in 70 degree weather. I live in Florida..Still in the 80,s and the kids are all wearing their Uggs to school my daughter wears a hoodie or jacket to school almost every day. One morning it was in the 50's and she put on a heavy jacket, vinyasa scarf, and uggs...I guess it is just what you are accustomed to.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I just went through and googled all the down/insulated skirts mentioned above. You're looking at a price point anywhere from $89 to $159. I'm guessing Lulu's will be somewhere in there...hopefully on the lower end. Ha! I'm like a couple of the other gals here...no matter how long I run or what I layer in my butt freezes on cold day runs. What I noticed on the other skirts is that they are either too long for running (IMO) or just look heinous (sp?) and I'd never wear them. I can see a longer version for trekking around outdoors in the winter but for running I want butt coverage only...do not need extra length. So, I'm excited to see the skirt and hope it is downloaded tonight. I'll wear it with running tights. Actually couldn't get the thought of the skirt out of my head on my run this morning. My arse was cold!!!

ps--and my husband will not get a say in it b/c he's always asleep in our warm bed when I get up & get back from my cold morning runs. So there. :)

Anonymous said...

Brrrr! My bum is always cold in the winter! I'll be testing this one out! The only thing that could make it better is if it had pockets in the bum for thoes little handwarmer things!

arsarca said...

Yeh the Canada Goose one is functional. This one, as other commentators have rightly pointed out, is too short to be useful. Weirdly, I've never had any issues with a cold bum while out doing stuff in the winter (running, x-c, &c), except for maybe cycling but for that I have a pair of thick wool cycling shorts (shrunken, I think, as they were bought at a gear sale secondhand, and insanely warm). This LL version provokes potty language. I'm sure it will be $148.

Anonymous said...

Oh who really cares what the name is; they are often tongue-in-cheek (no pun intended!!) It's not as if I'm going to go around telling everyone the name they gave it.

I'll look at the skirt as my butt does get extremely cold (even in proper gear; am experienced over years) and I run in hardcore winter. However, if it's a cajillion dollars (which would not surprise me), it may get a pass or a wait for wmtm.

Agreed, the running skirt needs to be shorter in order to not inhibit one's run (don't need excess material getting in the way). Tights on underneath, so it's not a decency issue to be shorter. I do not need it to do double duty or pass it off as casual wear - never would.

I think this skirt would be great for ice skating as well!

Unknown said...

I spotted Love Red SLRH/FIER/LORE Wunder Under Crops and Love Red NLTs at my local strategic partner store over the weekend! Super cute!

J in TO said...

I've lived in Canada my whole life - more yrs than i care to mention ; ) -- and I have never seen a down-filled skirt! I just wear a longer parka to keep my bum warm!

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 2:05 pm - Lulu used to carry size 14s in some things a few years ago - bras and a few pants. They've been making more items in 12 so not sure why people are bashing them. Lots of high end fitness wear stops at 10 or 12.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 8:57 am - I really hope a Rasbperry Glo Striped CRB is coming. Since the print has shown up on pant waistbands I've got to hope tops will follow and crossing my fingers for the CRB.

Anonymous said...

As a former big girl and now a healthier more slim girl I find the comments about the LLL size range to be interesting and on the verge of annoying. When I was too large to wear LLL I didn't. I wore other brands and I lamented the fact it was hard to find high quality tech gear (not just LLL) that would fit my ample curves. I was bummed but knew the solution was mine and mine alone. I joiined weight watchers and I've lost a total of 40 lbs (give or take) and my reward was a whole new LLL wardrobe. I've slowly been building it piece by piece this past year. I am by no means a stick (that just tickles me silly that someone would consider me as that) and I work hard with my diet and at the gym to stay this way and to keep wearing my LLL wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a skirt like this to run in! I can't just wear a longer top/jacket, as my core overheats really easily. Only problem is I have a ban on down products (goes with my whole vegetarian thing)....so I will have to research ones that are synthetic. Maybe try the Northface one I just found online. Or if I have time, attempt to make my own! If Lulu's is synthetic though, I'll definitely be checking it out as it's quickly getting cold out in the southwest! (Snow predicted for the weekend...)

HPSauce said...

That's exactly what I was thinking! I live in AB and it gets darn cold some days... Longer jacket is the way to go!

anonymous me said...

I looked up the Canada Goose version of the skirt and to be honest, I really like that one the best. Canada Goose is always very up there in price, but at $250 Cdn, for a tiny skirt, warm though it may make my bum, I think I'll just have to stick with envy and a cold bottom.

-anonymous me

Anonymous said...

@ J in TO 6:05 PM, right, a parka! The ultimate running gear essential.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ Anon 8:26pm

I could see a skirt working for me as well. I haven't seen any running jackets that are long enough to cover the bum enough to keep it warm, and plus my core overheats too much to increase the warmth of my jacket just to warm my butt. Granted I bet the LLL skirt is going to be priced out of my range anyway.

LuluAddict said...

My sister just texted me she is interested in the down skirt, too. She lives in Oregon and says her rear gets cold when she runs. I'll never had that problem here in SoCal so more $ I can spend elsewhere. Bring on that Raspberry Glo striped CRB!

Anonymous said...

The striped raspberry glow on the Astros is just gorgeous!

Minda said...

Hey party people!!! I've been pretty quiet lately as I went on a lulu hold until the quality control issues improved. I am here in sunny Florida and must say that this skirt is bringing me out! I adore it! I'm gonna get it! I checked out the athleta one and it looks more like a stand alone puffer. This lulu seems to have a nicer curve bun hugger feel kickin! Intrigued ! Hope all of you are well!

Anonymous said...

When is the down skirt going to be released in the US? it's not in the "whats new" section today :(

Unknown said...

I just ordered a Skhoop mini skirt on sale from their website. If you go to the sale section, the have a pink one in Small for $49 (50% off the regular price of $98!) and a black one in XL. I am still very interested in what the LL one will look like but given this one is on sale, at least I can try one out! It has a zipper up the front but seems relatively roomy depending on your size - and i love pink ;)

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