According to the manufacturer, this pant is designed as an all-purpose low impact sport item designed to fit over a pair of sneakers. It is made with the manufacturer’s signature fabric, “luon” and features a waistband pocket for your gym card and flat waistband. Available in Black/ Bon Bon/ Crystal Pink Fatbird Flo, Black/Alarming Lulutalic/White/Black, Black/ White/ Silver Inky Manifesto Indi, Gulf/Gulf Undulation/Aruba, in women’s sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Fabric: “luon” signature fabric; Smooth, flat waistband; Waistband pocket; Coolmax gusset 4 sport; Style No.: LW5419R
ACE Expert Review
Lululemon has become one of the most popular manufacturers of workout wear, and is especially known for its line of well-made yoga pants. With a premium price tag, many consumers wonder if Lululemon’s pieces are worth the investment.
The all-purpose Groove Pant, which is available in regular and tall sizes, is one of Lululemon’s perennial best sellers. Made with their signature fabric called luon, these boot-cut, fitted pants feature a smooth, flat waistband, a Coolmax gusset and waistband pocket for a gym card or key. Flat seams help to prevent chafing and the high-tech fabric keeps sweat away from skin and promotes quick drying after washing. With frequent use and gentle-cycle washing, these pants continued to hold their shape, although care should be taken to avoid Velcro or other scratchy surfaces as the fabric is susceptible to snagging and appears to attract lint and other fibers.
Lululemon claims that its products will withstand five years of “physical athletic abuse,” which would make these pants a good value over time. The Groove Pant is best for low-impact sports such as walking, strength training and yoga, and tends to run slightly large.
What we liked:
- High-quality, long-lasting fabric
- Durable, flat seams for a comfortable fit
- Coolmax gusset eliminates need for undergarments
- Convenient waistband pocket
What we didn't like:
- Premium price
- Fabric susceptible to snagging
October 9, 2009
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