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Hey bees! Anyone find great alternatives to Lululemon and the wunder under pants? I love the compression and want great crops/pants that have similar quality and structure if possible at a lower price! 😉
I ordered Ellie and will get pants tomorrow from them – any experiences there?
Looking into Athleta and Lucy but have yet to bite the bullet on anything. Lucy’s Selene Power Legging look like they have great reviews.
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Post # 4
This may not be what you’re looking for, but I’ve always found the Old Navy workout pants to be of good quality…well, with the exception of one pair I bought (I have 5). They are super inexpensive as well.
I also found the UnderArmour pants to be amazing, and a little more moderate in pricing.
Post # 5
I always get mine at Marshall’s!
Post # 6
@kate02121: I’ve heard the same thing about under armour! Their site has limited reviews so I may need to wait until I can find a local location to check out.
Yeah – I’m looking for compression pants and generally speaking I find that old navys don’t have that same fit. I know Gfast from GapFit is actually pretty good as I own a pair of pants (boot cut), but I have yet to try out their straight leg or crop styles long term as a once a week wear….if I get to do that soon (hopefully next weekend) I’ll write a review here on that to compare them to Lulus!
Post # 7
I swear by Old Navy’s capri length compression pants lately. I just bought my 2nd pair bc I wore my 1st pair so much. They are about $15 on sale, and ONavy always has extra discounts/coupons.
ETA: Nvm. Just saw that OP responded.
Post # 8
I alwAys wait to sales at Marshall’s and get Nike compression pants and running tights. Macys seems to ALWAYS have sales especially when you subscribe to mail or email. I get many high quAlitalia and even designer work out gear from Marshall’s Or TJ Maxx. I do a lot of cardio like dance class, weights, pure barre, Pilates, hot yoga and everything I end up with from those stores really hold up And are still cute enough if I’m running around on a weekend I can throw it on but still feel put together enough to be in public places.
Post # 9
I have a few of the straight leggings from Gap. i ripped the crotch of a pair during ballet. Whoops. Maybe I haven’t worked out my fit there but I don’t get as much liberated movement with gap body. I like Calvin Klein gear from Macys. I also have a pair of Capri leggings from H&M that I get asked if they are LuLulemon at classes. I can’t justify spending that much in items of clothing I am supposed to wear while sweating like a mad woman. I still want high quality, condusive clothing I just don’t want to pay more than my gym membership for it.
Post # 10
@BeeinBoston: totally get where you’re coming from and I too used to sift through TJ Maxx etc to find workout clothes and they are really cute most of the time. After owning Lulu’s once – I simply just don’t think anything lives up to the compression they offer which has made me a wicked snob when it comes to gym clothes. I have 6 other pants that I basically refuse to wear because they just don’t feel as compressive as the Lulus. (I might be obsessed with compression because I’m insecure about my legs.) I don’t mind spending the money, would prefer to spend less obviously, but really was just hoping to find something simialr to the Lulus elsewhere because I feel a little ridiculous owning more than 2-3 of the same exact pants.
Post # 11
I love skins, they’re a little on the thin side, but are light (perfect for hotter weather) and offer very good compression. They’re not hideously expensive and last for ever. I also have a few pairs of under armours, but they’re not as good as other brands (the waistband isn’t great, they only stay up once I start sweating, not ideal at the start of my runs or cardio classes…) but I like the coverage and the style. And they’re priced reasonably.
Post # 12
@xkrsa: I’ve found that the Under Armour Studio line of pants fit very closely to Lulus. I swear they take about 10 lbs off me when I wear them 😉 and the fact that they are insanely comfortable doesn’t hurt either!