I’ve been hemming and hawing for the past 4 weeks on what pants to get and have gone from wanting black Dance Studio Pants to Grooves to Tadasana Crops. I sort of need crops for Crossfit but I also sort of want long pants for lounging in and wearing with scubas and run pullovers. These Dog Runner Pants got my attention because they are so simply designed without some of the funky seam details or ruching that lulu usually puts on their track style pants. They are a strait cut pant made of glyde so it also doesn’t have those faint lines you see with the Dance Studio Pants that are made of Swiftly.
I tried on my Dance Studio Pant size which is size 10 and initially I thought I needed to size up to a 12 which my store didn’t have (and it seems like they don’t even come in a 12) but now that I’m home and looking at pictures I think the 10 is the right size. My one bone to pick with these is that since there is an inside running luon legging/liner and the pants are slightly fitted thru the upper thigh, if you have athletic thighs the inside pocket liner will drag against the inner liner and it may bunch up a bit which you can see in some of the pictures below. So my ruling on these pants is that they are TTS but slightly more fitted than DSP pants…but also it has 4-way stretch instead of the DSP’s 2-way so they are just as comfortable. I wish they could make these in an unlined version as well because I love the simple streamlined design of them compared to the Dance Studio Pants, Yoga Camp Pants and other track style pants.
The inside liner is long and super soft running luon. It takes a minute or two of adjusting them so they fit properly underneath the pants but once they are on right they are snugly soft. These pants are a bit warm for lounging around inside a warm house but they will be perfect for running on very cold days, going for walks and especially for Trick or Treating on Halloween. If it rains on Halloween I’ll be totally set since these are durable water repellent. The length of the pants are pretty much the same as the DSP’s and the rise is slightly higher than the DSP’s which works better for me as far as muffin top prevention. For $9 more than DSP’s these are a great price considering they are double layered two pants in one. I highly recommend these pants if you are in need of a cold weather out door pant. I didn’t love last years Dog Whisperer Pants because they had a really unflattering huge upper thigh pocket meant to fit a tennis ball for your dog and a 10lb bag of kibble so you can see how those would ad unflattering bulk to someone with big quads.
In these pictures you can faintly see the pockets thru the glyde liner and see how they would look if they bunched a bit with more athletic thighs.