I’m really sorry about the quality of the photos today but I had a spare child with me today (my 3 year old nephew, OMG I had two 3 year olds and a 1 year old with me!!) and so I was in constant motion in the fitting room keeping the three kids from tearing the place apart. I am a dedicated blogger after all and in the end I was able to capture a few shots for you guys. 

I decided to try on the Run Essential Jacket that was uploaded today since I hadn’t seen it in store prior to the upload and a lot of you where wondering on the fit. I tried it on in my usual size 10 and was warned by one of the educators that some have sized up in this due to snugness in the hips. I can see sizing up in this jacket for sure, especially if you have wider hips and you like to layer thicker things underneath such as a scuba or a thick sweater. I have wide hips and the 10 was fine (disregard the crooked zipper, I didn’t pay attention to properly styling it and was rushed) but I’m looking at this from the perspective of a running jacket and I would not layer anything more then a running pullover under this. The upper body and shoulders was quite roomy and the only area that felt like I might want more room was in the hips…but I have large hips and their was still some wiggle room in it enough that I could comfortably run in this. For reference, my Hustle Jacket is a size 8 and roomy, the Inspire Jacket I take in a size 10. Another thing to note about this jacket is that it’s a thin windbreaker style and will not serve as a fall casual jacket unless you layer underneath. The Hustle Jacket from last year and the Inspire Jacket have more of a lining inside so that is why this jacket is $118 vs. $168 for the Inspire Jacket. 

Run Essential Jacket

Bad side view photo but you can see it’s quite loose fitting in the shoulders and arms and in the chest. 

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  1. Anonymous
    September 8, 2011 / 9:02 pm

    Shopping with my son when he was that old was hard! My hat goes out to you having three with you! Lol So I think you giving us a fit review with 3 kids on hand is greatly appreciated! Let's all thank Lulumum…you are definitely a Lulumum today šŸ™‚

  2. September 8, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    Thank you sooooo much for doing this. I have 2 kids and no way could I have done that, lol. You are my hero. I have the blue coming tomorrow!

  3. CJRun
    September 9, 2011 / 1:51 am

    The child in motion behind you is priceless. You are a brave lady!

  4. Lulumum
    September 8, 2011 / 9:18 pm

    Awe thanks! It's not all altruistic of course. I usually manage to find myself something at lulu as a reward.

  5. Anonymous
    September 9, 2011 / 4:21 am

    @ lulumum – no thanks from you is required…a thanks from all us readers is required! I live by your fit reviews all the time so "thank you" šŸ™‚

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