(Closed) Lululemon, Under Armour – worth the money?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Do you wear Lululemon or Under Armour workout clothes?

    Yes, I own lots of Lululemon!

    Yes, I own lots of Under Armour!

    Yes, but I only own 1 or 2 pieces of clothing (from either brand)

    No way! Too expensive!

    No, I wear a different brand (please let me know which one :))

  • Post # 31
    7245 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    A good majority of my workout wear I get from Gap, TJ Maxx, Target, and Old Navy. However, my favorite stuff comes from Athleta. I personally feel the quality and fit is really good, and with running skirts I only wear Athleta.

    I recently ordered some pants and a top from Fabletics after I saw them on Facebook. The pants I got are amazing. Seriously LOVE them. I wear them constantly. I don’t workout in them because I get too hot and I only wear skirts and capri’s. As leggings and just general pants they are soooo comfortable.

    Post # 32
    773 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

    I get the champion pro range from Target. They are great, stand up to wash after wash and are pretty cheap as workout clothes go. 

    Post # 33
    3208 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Some of my Lulu stuff is from when I was in upper school, so about 8-9 years old now. I still cycle through everything and barely notice the difference between my very old stuff and my ~1 year old stuff.

    I’m Canadian, so I do have a lot of Lululemon. Their stores are everywhere, and it’s much easier for me to shop there where they stand behind their products than elsewhere. I haven’t bought anything there in the past year because I have enough to cycle through, working out 5-6 days a week, and even changing out of Lulu after a workout into clean Lulu for comfy at home clothes.

    I almost exclusively wear Lululemon to work out, so my only point of reference for comparison is stuff from Target that I’ve bought on a whim. It’s not surprising that $30 legging crops from Target fall apart after 5-6 washes while my Lulus are still going strong. I’ve never tried UnderArmour, but do highly recommend Lululemon. 

    Post # 34
    5362 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2016

    my SO is a manager at nike so i am biased. But when I’m not working out in nie i get my stuff from tjmaxx.

    Post # 35
    248 posts
    Helper bee

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    mm86:  lulu lemon is expensive for reason. quality. When I first walked into the lulu lemon store in Princeton, I suddenly realized why a clothing store full of yoga pants and sports bra was doing there. That being said, I wouldn’t go balls to the wall with it. If you’re an avid gym-goer, then I see how you can justify the hefty price tag. But there are tons of other quality pieces for much cheaper. If you live in an area where there’s a marshalls or tj maxx, hit it up! I get all my workout stuff there…quality, long lasting and for a fraction of the cost. I like to snowboard and I get all my base layers for so cheap and I’ve never had an issue With quality. 

    Post # 36
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    the name “lululemon” just makes me want to slam my head against my desk.

    i just… can’t deal with the idea.

    as a fatass who just started working out again i have a vast collection of promotional tshirts that i got free in college and whatever shorts/knee length spandex was on sale at kohl’s.

    that being said, my husband has maybe 2 UA products and they are very nice.

    Post # 38
    7368 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    There is a thread from a few months ago about workout and spending and it inspired me to try UA and I love it and will defintely buy more. I also tried the Zella line because of that thread. Lulu will never see a dime of my money. My staples are Old Navy, Target I get the Champion gear. Recently, I tried Gap and its great when on sale. 

    Post # 39
    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    So I do love Lulu for one thing: sports bras. They’re amazing for intense workouts and I’m fairly large busted. As for pants I HATE them! I do own quite a few pairs but only because in the early years of our relationship FI’s mom would give me a Lulu gift card for birthdays and christmas so I’d usually buy a pair from there. But honestly, I wash them with care and never put them in the dryer and they pill so badly and pick up random hairs, fluffs, dust whatever they drive me nuts and look like crap. My favourite pair of yoga pants are from Target they’re  a legging type pant and they are amazing. I also have a pair from Walmart that were $30 and are about 5ish years old now and still look brand new which is more than I can say for my 2 yr old Lulu’s.

    I only own a pair underarmour snowboarding pants which are fantastic and were well worth the money but I don’t think that’s what you’re interested in for this thread.

    Post # 40
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I wear Beyond Yoga and at first I couldnt justify the cost but they are great quality and super comfy! I also have bought some stuff at the Under Armour outlet and that was absolutely worth the price, great quality as well. 

    Post # 41
    13901 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I actually got into Kate Hudson’s Fabletics brand recently.  I really, really love the quality and fit.  Fair warning though, it’s a membership thing.  When you sign up, you have to log into the website between the first and the tenth of each month or you get charged $50 (the $50 becomes a store credit for you, but still annoying).  If you log in and “skip” the month, you are not charged.

    I never got into lululemon, so I don’t know how they compare, but they definitely hold up to some intense gym sessions.

    Post # 42
    963 posts
    Busy bee

    Never bought a single lululemon thing, and I don’t plan to. I use to buy giftcards for my friend, but I probably won’t do that either. I’ve heard nothing but bad things about the company’s CEO.

    Post # 43
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I haven’t read thru the responses but GAP fit has GREAT work out clothes.  I really really love them and you can almost always get 30% off or so online.

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