Product Review: lululemon athletica

Thursday, May 10, 2012

For all you yogis out there, you are very faithful to Canadian company lululemon.  Based in Vancouver, BC, the company was founded in 1998 by Chip Wilson.  Their main focus has always been yoga, but now lululemon is branching out into fitness gear.  I was lucky enough to receive a Run:Swiftly Tech shirt, 50 Rep Bra, and Groovy Run Short to try out.  The timing was perfect as lululemon just opened a showroom here in London.  I have never worn any lululemon clothes before and was excited to give them a go.  So many of my friends LOVE this brand.

In talking to the lululemon rep, I resonated with the lululemon philosophy of community.  The brand wants to be involved and supportive with local athletes and citizens.  lululemon encourages people to stop by the showroom (note, it is not called a store) and engage with others over a cup of coffee or during a class.

Let me start off with the Run:Swiftly Tech tee in grey.  Only recently in my fitness career, have I begun to appreciate technical material and fabrics.  I loathe cotton.  The lululemon tee is knitted with Silverscent and soooo soft!  I would sleep in it if I could (I guess I could but it would seem a waste). It was very comfortable to run and spin in.  The silver in the material help prevent odor and and static.   The lululemon logo is worked into the material on front with a different seam.  For my body shape, it was seemed to draw my eye to my waist, but I might be the only person who noticed. 
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The 50 Rep Bra was a little small for me but never made any marks on my skin.  It held my 'kids' in just fine during activity and had a V neck cut in front to flatter all top styles.  The tag on the bra seemed overly long, but I just cut it off.  It was made of luon® fabric and had built in pockets in the bra cup for those who want a little extra va-va-voom at the gym.

The Groovy Run Shorts were amazing! No static, no wedgies, no sweat marks, no chafing.  I wore them running and when training others.  They were a little short for my liking at first but that may just be because my legs are glaring white after a winter in England.  There is a zippered key pocket on the back and gel pockets in the front.

Overall, I am very pleased with lululemon's products.  I look forward to popping over to the store and meeting other fitness enthusiasts.  If you are a lululemon yoga clothes fan, I suggest branching out to their running kit.

lululemon did not pay me for this review. They graciously sent me these products and all opinions are honest and my own. If you have a product you would like me to review, please contact me

photo of me in the Groovy Run shorts

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