Back in July, I did the Lululemon 10K in Edmonton with one of my good friends and running buddies Heather. As part of package pickup, we received 25% off at the West Edmonton store and we were discussing what we were going to buy with the discount. Heather wanted another pair of Fast + Free Crops that were not black. I wasn't sure what I wanted but while at the store, Heather showed me the pants. I tried them on but I thought the pink was too much for me. While I have no problems wearing bright colours on my shorts and racerbacks, I was all about the black and more black when it came to running tights and crops.
However, I couldn't stop thinking about them and as luck would have it, they went on WMTM a few weeks later and I took the plunge and bought them.
They were beautiful and I was in love with them. GIve me all the colours now!!!! These are available in 19 + 21 inch crops, 25 inch and 28 inch and the material is called naked sensation. If you have never felt the material before, they will feel a little weird at first. They were engineered to feel like a second layer of skin to make you forget that you are wearing them as you run.
They are high rise which I was never really into but you get used to it. The waist also has an interior drawcord to make them tighter or looser although I have never played around with it before. They also have pockets in the waistband and along each side. I did try to use the side pockets but I didn't like the feeling of having my iphone there. I do have friends who LOVE this feature.
I think my favorite part about them is the reflective dots. Reflective gear isn't important to me - mostly because the price is insane haha but I like the look that the dots give them. These were made by Lululemon so that we would feel fast and free in these naked, sweat wicking pants or crops. I never really noticed my sweat drying fast but I have these crops in black too and I wore them for the Lululemon Seawheeze in Vancouver and it rained off and on for the entire half marathon and these pants dried off quite fast throught the race and I was fine hanging out after waiting for my friends to finish. This alone made it worth every penny for these pants. I have the crops in glossy pink as shown here and in black and then i have the 25 inch ones because I am short in black and star ruby. The only thing they are not good for is cold weather running. Winter came early in October and I wore these one morning and my legs were so cold that they felt like cement blocks when I ran haha.
These do come on to WMTM so it is a good idea to go try them on and watch for them if you want. I wear my TTS in these.
Thank you Heather for introducing these to me. I love them even if my bank account does not hahaha.