I stopped in at Lululemon this morning but there was no new product drop today (probably the lull before the big drop next week) so I opted to post my Karma fit review which was going to go up on Wednesday.
For those of you in Vancouver, Karma Athletics just opened up a new boutique at Metrotown and another one at Guilford. They’ve had pop up shops around town over the past year but this is their first brick and mortar store they’ve had in years. Karma Athletics started up in a store at Park Royal in 2002, across from the Lululemon and was founded by one of the original Lululemon designers. All of Karma Athletic apparel is made responsibly in Canada.
Unfortunately I was very tight on time with my first visit so I only got to try on these four items and I didn’t get to explore the store much. I plan on going back hopefully this week to try on more.
San Suu Jacket size L
This jacket is just stunning but unfortunately the L felt more like a lululemon size 6. I tried on several pieces in size L and they all seemed to coincide with a lululemon size 10 but this one item felt really small. This will be fine for those of you that are petite and have a short torso but for me I have a very long torso and this was too cropped for me. If it was a longer A line cut I would have really loved this piece. $108 is a great price for something with so many design features. The material feels just like luon and it is nylon based. I plan to try this on again in more colors to see if there is a fit difference between colorways.
*The jacket goes up to an XL and I’m reading reviews online that most people have sized up in it. I’m going to hunt for an XL in black and if I can find one I’ll be getting it.
Printed Racerback Size L
I really liked this printed Racerback. For $48 this tank has some really nice design features with thoughtful ruching at the sides, and it’s nice and long. This felt like polyester based printed luon so I’m curious to try on a solid color that is made of nylon.
Taylor Cropped Legging Size L
I really loved that the Karma pants where all mid to higher rise with really flattering waist design. I want to go back and see if I can find these same tights in black.
Printed Kyla Tight Size L
The printed tights had a strange feel at first and I felt really turned off by them on the racks but when I tried this on I was pleasantly surprised. On the racks this material feels and looks like thick scuba material with a really thick cushy polyester. I thought they would be terribly hot to wear but when I tried the white tights on they felt really light and cottony. I was impressed that the white tights where opaque in a deep squat and felt extremely comfortable on. I can tell that these would be very breathable for a sweaty workout.
I didn’t think a white print with black geometric shapes like this would be flattering on a fuller curvy figure but I actually found it quite flattering. I may get these if they come in a cropped length.
Interesting. Karma Athletic fabric is Oeko-Tex certified which means it’s independently tested for quality standards. Why doesn’t lululemon use this type of independent quality testing?