When I got my RRCA coaching certification, I decided to buy myself a nice pair of running tights. I figured I’ll be outside running with clients a lot and I should stop looking like I got all my clothes off of the clearance rack (even if that is mostly the case LOL). I stopped in at Lululemon and checked out what they had.
I tried one of their tights that is specifically for running, but it had slightly shiny material and a design on it and the combination was like having a spotlight on the imperfections in my thighs. Umm, no. So, instead I purchased the Lululemon Wonder Under pants. I’m not sure why they chose that name as they are actually a quite thick tight made out of their luon material that is perfect on its own for running, even though the name implies they should be an under layer.
- surprisingly warm – they are my only layer on the bottom down to a “feels like” in the low 20s
- super comfy
- matte material so they don’t emphasize flaws
- lower rise, but they don’t slide down at all
- free hemming, so they are exactly the length I want (and they’d work for tall people too)
- small pocket in the waistband for a key or a gel or id
- wide, flattering waistband that does not create a muffin top
- the cost. That’s it.
I really like these tights and they are warmer than my other running tights, but I’m not sure I’d spend that much money again. They were a lot more expensive than the pair of Tek Gear tights I got at Kohl’s. They are better, but I’m not sure they are *that* much better. I guess time will tell though. I’m wearing them at least once a week right now, sometimes twice, so they are going through the washer pretty regularly. I hang them to dry, so that should extend their life, but if they stay in good shape, then they may be worth it. (And just so you know, I find I have to go up a size in their clothes to accomodate my hips and thighs.)
In running news, Friday I managed to knock out 6.5 miles of running, which left my ankle just a bit sore. Nothing major, but I decided I should take a rest day yesterday. I took that a bit to the extreme and pretty much sat on my butt all day. Bleh. Today I will run. I only need to run 2.1 miles to hit 20 miles for the first time since my injury. Woot! ( I don’t count the miles I do with my run/walk clients. They are exercise and I consider them part of my overall fitness plan, but I really don’t feel like I’m running when I do them. I do count the miles that I run with clients when there is little to no walking involved.)
Disclaimer: I bought these tights because I wanted them. I was not asked to review them.
10 thoughts on “Lululemon Wonder Under Pant Review”
That is interesting that you don't count the miles you run with your clients. You must in reality be putting lots of miles on! I have running pants Emily got me from Lulu for Christmas and I cringe at the cost but they are fantastic. The warmth and coziness alone make them top notch. I have worn them below zero and stayed warm so I am completely sold. No other running pants I have have been nearly as warm.
CWX makes really nice insulated winter tights that keep me warm in winter around here as well. We firmly believe that if you are comfortable in your gear and it keeps you going out in the cold weather when otherwise you would want to stay at home, it's worth it. And we hang dry all out running stuff too.
I love lululemon, I have wunder under crops for yoga. Did you try the Alpine or Ambition tights, they have the brushed interior that makes them warm and hides imperfections. I agree about the price though!! (There is a lululemon exhchange board on FB- lots of deals on there)
I have yet to find any quality running stuff that is not costly. Fortunately, the stuff lasts.
Glad to hear you're liking the Wunder Under Pant, MCM Mama! And, with the proper care you're giving them, they'll last you many, many runs! A washing tip that I like to use: wash them separately from your cottons. Luon can pick up the cotton fibres and "pill", so washing them separately will keep them looking like new. If you do happen to see some pilling, a fabric shaver or de-piller will help remove them.Happy running!LauraGEC Online
I have a slight Lululemon addiction. Most of my running and yoga clothes have come from there and I have been extremely pleased. The Run Dash tight is pretty good too.
No picture? I love looking at Lululemon online – but have never purchased anything – I do like Lucy and have purchased quite a bit of gear from Lucy.Might have to try Lululemon!
Love Lululemon…but only own 2 of their items so far due to the cost. It's great their pants are as great as the short and running skirt I have. Thanks for the review.
Sounds like a lot more positives than negatives! Most definitely worth the cost! 🙂
Okay, might have to make the investment because I am sick of the treadmill and need to run outside in this cold cold weather!Thanks for the review!!