I caved. I said I wasn’t this year, but I caved. I got some Lululemon leggings. Wunder Under’s full length, crop and a pair of Run Aspire Crop II. I did try on other brands, but once you’ve gone Wunder Under, there’s no going back.
I was after a pair of gym leggings that would see me through the gym, running, cycling and wear outside the gym without screaming ‘GYM!”. I had pair of Wunder Under’s from a few years ago that I loved. They retired from working out last year and this year after becoming a house pair. In actual fact many of my Lululemons leggings I’ve had have lasted about 2 years and I put them through lot! I tried on other brands, yoga and sport, but I prefer Lululemon quality and fit. I took the chance they’d pass the squat test this year, which they did. Even if they hadn’t have passed, as long as they weren’t on discount, worn, or tags removed a full refund is issued.
I prefer tuck the hem under about 3-4cm and then pull down the extra length rather than let it ruffle like below.
The Run Aspire Crop II are like a second skin, lightweight and I hardly notice them running. I don’t over heat thanks to the mesh panel behind the knees for ventilation and Luxtreme four way stretch fabric or get itchy behind the knees that you can get from wearing tights or leggings. Like the Wunder Unders (crop) fit like a second skin. As for those Wunder Unders, they are just that!
Though a slightly thicker fabric than others, they saw me through a cold gym and weather last week in the UK (outside about 7 degrees, indoors, probably just as cold. Both the meeting room and gym floor were ridiculously cold. I was in a tank top, long sleeved lightweight top, a long sleeved winter running top and a scarf!) and 16C or more running, cycling, working out back in Spain thanks to the Full-on Luon fabric. I often find that I don’t want to take them off! They are pricer, but I’m willing to pay extra if I know I’m going to get a few years wear out of them. If I wash them correctly I should. No throwing them in with towels or fabric softener. Oh, and like most of Lululemon’s legging give the booty a lift!
While I’m gushing over Lululemon. I’m also gushing over my new gym tops. Undiz €6.95 or 2 for €9.95 tanks, balancing out the price of the leggings. Lightweight, colourful, cheap, skim rather than fit, wick away like the ‘insert swoosh’ tanks and will probably hold up as long as the leggings.
Are you a Lululemon fan? Is there one sports brand you’re most loyal to?
Lululemon Wunder Under Pants image taken from eu.lululemon.com
The black ankle length Lululemon Wunder Unders I bought for almost $100 were see through, you could totally see I was wearing a thong without even bending over. For $40 I can get a pair of Danskin Supplex black ankle length leggings that fit skin tight that don’t show what your wearing under neath. I think Lululemon is over rated, I suggest people try Danskin leggings.
I don’t think I can get Danskin in Europe, but if I could I definitely check them out!
I believe at least for the Wunder Unders, Lululemon have fixed the see through problem this year. The fabric is thicker, which is great for the winter and I tested for the squat test many times! For me Lululemon’s are a better fit than other sports brands. I tried Nike, Onzie, Hipwidth which I think especially Nike are overrated (yet they do produce great winter running jackets) but didn’t like the fabric or fit! I stick with black underwear working to minimise any mishaps. I’m also happy with the performance of Lululemon leggings. They fit well, don’t move around and I can concentrate better on my workouts!
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I did buy another pair of Lululemon Wunder Unders but tried them on at the store this time with wearing a black thong and you are right they are thicker now. Other then very long in the legs they are a excellent fit. I must say that for the money I still prefer my Danskin Supple Leggings for the price. I wasn’t to impressed with Nike but I did buy a pair of Under Armour Heatgear Authentic Tights which are great in the hot weather. These are second skin tight and a very thin material but not see through. I wear these when I run, they stay in place and they are so comfortable you hardly know you have them on. Could you find Danskin tights in the UK?
I did some investigating found Danskin does international shipping but hasn’t got a UK or Spanish site, which means import taxes will probably be added. I try to stick to brands available in Europe to avoid paying customs.They’re quite strict here. I can’t even import make up from outside Europe. They get returned to sender!
I have two pairs of the Wunder Unders. Cropped for the gym, and longer length as ‘skinny’s. They’re too long for me, but I pull the hem up my ankle/calf and pull the rest of the leggings over it. It works and they’re been a life saver in the cold weather, hiking up mountains, bike rides! Nike I’ve never been keen on for bottoms and like wise for Under Armour. But it’s been a while since I checked out UA so I think a visit’s in order!