Thank you to Ms. M for sharing a fit review of the brand new Lululemon Speed Up Shorts and Our Sport Tank. lululemon has launched the new lululemon speed up shorts replacing lululemon speed shorts.
I have many more fit reviews coming, including one for tomorrow from Mrs. O!
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Reviewing the new lululemon Speed Up Short
lululemon’s speed up short, an replacement for lululemon’s speed shorts
lululemon Speed Up Short 2.5 vs Speed Up Short 4
The lululemon Speed Up Short is an amazing revision for those of you who have not been a fan of the original shorts. The lululemon speed short, which is their iconic design, was not a great fit for some. The fit is as good or better than the original speed shorts. There isn’t a long flappy backside anymore! lululemon has actually taken into account the feedback we’ve provided over the years.
The current lululemon speed shorts look like I can go sailing in the wind thanks to the flappy flared back. The back of thee shot in some cases is 3 inches longer than the front, which is a design flaw. It looks terrible. Sorry, I haven’t included any pictures. I’ve hated this fit for 3+ years.
The Speed Up short has some awesome changes.
1. The waistband and drawstring.
The waistband feels looser, which IMO I LOVE because I don’t like when the shorts are squeezing me on the sides. This could be because of the change they made to the drawstring. The drawstring has a little “house” now so it won’t slide up to the top of the short and twist and be uncomfortable there. I also find that the waistband doesn’t come up as high in the back. The Speed short waistband has a sort of slope effect on me, in which it’s higher in the back and slopes forward in the front. I don’t like the fit. If I want “low rise” I want it to be low all the way around, and not in the front. The Speed UP short waistband is like the – low all the way around. See side pic for this.
2. seams and trim changes
Seams and Trim. The back “flap” trim has mesh added behind it, so it is no longer an opening. It’s “closed” off now with mesh (if you have speeds you know what I’m talking about). I’m not sure that this changes the fit, but at a least you don’t have holes in your shorts now. I will also add here the back zipper is wider, and thats obvious from the website photos.
The side seam and the trim have moved forward, which is why the shorts aren’t flappy anymore in the rear. This is what the product tester Ed said to me. Moving this seam and trim forward wraps the fabric around the legs better so it no longer flares out on the side. Hallelujah !!!
On me this was the most significant difference. They fit well! No flaring out on the sides, and the back is not longer than the front by much.
shop all the different models of lululemon speed up shorts right here!
The Our Sport Tank
Trying out the lululemon Our Sport Tank
I wanted to say that Lululemon is annoying me by tying knots in all the tanks on the models online. It’s soooo hard to know how the tanks/tops actually fit! This tank is a perfect example.
Every photo in every colour way (except for 1 picture!) it appears as if this tank is form fitting. I’ve given my feedback to them in the store because it’s very misleading. I found the tank HUGE, like the 105F fits. I would like it if it weren’t so long, but on me it’s overwhelming even in a size down.
How TTS actually fits on me!
AND the is my size down (which is still too big – length ).
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