According to the manufacturer, this pant is designed as an all-purpose item that can be worn for nearly any activity. It is made with the manufacturer’s signature fabric, “luon” and features a pocket, Coolmax gusset and chafe-resistant flat seams. Available in Black, Coal/Electric Orange, in women’s sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Fabric: “luon” signature fabric; Waistband pocket; Coolmax gusset; Chafe-resistant flat seams; Estimated price: $68; Style No.: LW6339S
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 Wunder Under Crop is made with Lululemon’s signature fabric called luon and features 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. The waistband and the hems at the bottom of the leggings are non-binding and do not leave uncomfortable indentations, nor do they slip or require readjustment. With frequent use and gentle-cycle washing, these leggings 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 leggings a good value over time. The Wonder Under Crop is best for low-impact sports such as walking, strength training and yoga, and runs true to size.
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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