FIT REVIEWS: Visited my local store earlier this evening and they did not receive these new items. I was hoping to give you guys some feedback on regards to fit and function. Please let me know what you are looking to see and what you want me to answer.
Colour: Black Iris Blue
Material: Stretch French Terry with a Puffy Neck
Not a big fan of the shinny material, why ruin a good item?
Chillstop 1/2 Zip
Colour: Beaming/Black Iris Blue
Material: Stretch Softshell (front), Tech Fleece (back) and Coolmax (underarm)
This is what makes a good lulu item. It is the various combinations of technical fabrics which makes up a unique and functional/fashionable item.
I can't wait to get my hands on one of these.
Chillstop Quilted Jacket
Price : $248
Colour: Silver Slate/Black (also comes in solid black)
Material: Cire, Tech Fleece, Power Luxtreme, Power Mesh
It also features the Luxchange Hood or Collar
(future items also allow you to interchange this feature, currently in the women's side)
I also believe this is more of a "too and from" piece versus winter running jacket.
A heard a few rumours about: more winter running gear is on its way...
Good news everyone, I just found out there will be a special upload this Thursday and it is likely to feature some men's merino wool items. I could sure use a long sleeve henley to keep warm this winter. I will update on Thursday with what is uploaded! (they usually happen around 2:15am, yes I stay up for them or set an alarm).
Here is the 5 Year Basic Tee in Classic Stripe Black Swan Love Red
Made out of Vitasea (ultra soft cotton shirt, keeps it shape)
Now these shirts are designed to last 5 years. I have a couple of them from a few years ago which are holding up perfectly. I find if you wash them with other cotton shirts with cold water, low spin. Then lay flat to dry and then fluff up for a few minutes. That keeps them from pilling or fading. You might be hesitant from spending $48 for a shirt but when they are last at least 5 years, its only about $10 per year and If you wear it lots, the cost per wear is $0.33 (30 wears in one year).
I was not planning on purchasing this item but my friend peer pressured me into it. I really liked the look of the red and black swan (looks just like black or maybe black irs blue). I find red items do not come out often in the mens side. You got to snatch them up before they are gone. I am still hoping for a pair of red shorts!
Here is the crosstown beanie with crosstown scarf. They are made of Merino Wool.
(Also shown with the Speed Long Sleeve)
Prices are a bit pricy on these items at $58 and $98. I think I might pick up the beanie this weekend. I have 4 of the Olympic Toques which are all bright fun colours but I am looking for something more "normal" and for everyday use. I would have no use for the scarf.
At first, I was unsure about the off centre zipper. After trying the item on and zipping it up, I actually liked the feeling of the zipper. Apparently this off centre zipper reduces bulk. This piece would be great for warming up before and after the gym or running in the cooler weather. You could also use it as a base layer. The only thing it is missing is thumbholes and/or cuffins. That would help keep the sleeves in place or the hands warm when outdoors. The fit is true to size and I found the sleeves to be the perfect length. I think I might pick one of these up, just going to wait a bit to see what other winter goodies are coming first.