So I’m going to be the first person to tell you, I was one of those people that said you would not catch me dead in Lululemon. Friends have told me that the clothing they are making for guys is awesome, confortable, yada yada yada. No, I wasn’t buying it. I couldn’t believe that a company that has been specializing in women’s workout clothing, (very sexy women’s workout clothing), was making gym clothes for men.
When asked to do a review on these Lululemon shorts I cringed, I wear one pair jeans and Johnny Cash shirts; you want me to wear Lululemon?
When I grabbed these shorts the first thing I noticed was the fabric, it was soft. The kind of soft where the only logical first test for these shorts was to go commando in them and sleep. Ok, test one passed, with flying colors, man these short are comfortable. Now at worst these things could be my wear around the house shorts.
Test two, the gym. After running around and sweating for a couple hours there was a noticeable lack of moisture in the shorts compared to the mesh basketball shorts that are usually my attire. Lets just say family jewels noticed. The Ultra Swift fabric as I believe it’s branded was truly that. And then there is the stretch; these shorts conform to the movement of you body. No tight feeling in the shorts when you are bouncing around on movements that usually constrict most shorts. I can see why yogis as so into these.
Conclusion: Before I first got these shorts I would have told you no way am I wearing Lulu, after testing them all I can say is I’m sold. They have become my gym shorts and my kick around lazy shorts. Did I mention how comfortable they are?? As far as The Mat Short, the inseam is a little short for my taste; I imagine that would be perfect for runners or yogis. The do make other shorts like the Core and Assert which both have longer inseams. Lulu also has the El Current, which is a board short with the same flexible and moisture wicking fabric as The Mat shorts, I bet they would be pretty sweet in the water!