The FBGs totally have a thing for lucy. Earlier this year, we tried (and loved) some of lucy’s yoga gear, and recently we had the opportunity to review some of lucy’s fall gear. Erin tried the Swift Knee Short and RPM Tank, while I put lucy’s Propel Run Tight and Gazelle Seamless Half Zip to the test during my marathon training. Below are our unbiased results. (We don’t love blindly!)
Swift Knee Short
I usually alternate between shorts and capri workout pants when I exercise, so I was pumped when lucy sent these knee shorts our way. I always think they look super cute on other women, so I thought I’d give them a try even though tight, Spandexy-type gear makes me a little nervous. As usual, I had nothing to fear as lucy manages to incorporate a flattering fit on top of function. The $58 shorts are super comfy and they stay put when tested vigorously—no riding up and no stretching out or inching down as you move. And with lucy’s oh-so-convenient zipper pocket at the waistband and cute little knee vents, the Swift Knee Short would get three thumbs up if I had an extra thumb.
The picture of this $54 tank looks unremarkable, I’ll admit. Sure, it’s cute, but what’s so special about it? On top of the requisite moisture-wicking fabric, supportive stretch material and flattering fit, the RPM tank features what lucy calls a “peek-a-boo detail” on the back. The horizontal slit mid-back is fashionable, yes, but it also provides a little breeze when you’re sweating it up at the gym. And while the v-neck is what I’d called “plunging,” it was perfectly cute with a sports bra underneath.
Propel Run Tight
When I first saw these $68 running tights
, I wasn’t sure. They were thicker than most running tights I’ve run with and I wasn’t sure if they would be very forgiving on the figure. But when I slid them on, boy was I happy. They fit well, were flattering (accentuating my strong calves and sitting low enough to prevent a muffin top but not so low that you have to worry about your fit bottomed crack showing) and had a cool reflective strip so that I wouldn’t be run over during my 6:30 a.m. runs. And the tights’ material keeps me warm in chillier weather while still being totally breathable. PLUS, there’s a small key pocket at the top of the back of the tights. Sah-weet. These are now my first-choice running tights on my training runs
Gazelle Seamless Half Zip
I’ve been on a bit of a yellow kick lately. In the past I’ve shunned the color because it doesn’t always look great on my pale skin, but this $84 half-zip jacket was seriously the most fun, flattering and funky shade of yellow I’ve put on in years. Totally brightens your day and your workout. The fit is tight, but in a really comfortable and slimming way. And I really wish that ya’ll could touch this jacket. It’s just sooo soft, but still manages to wick sweat. It also has thumb holes. See the thumb holes in the photo? So cute and functional. (I always run in the fall with my sleeves in my hands anyways, so this just makes it easier to do!) lucy, you are amazing.
Now, none of these pieces are what I would consider to be cheap or even close to my usual workout clothing budget, but I do have to admit that Erin and I have noticed a significant difference in quality when it comes to lucy versus our usual Target stuff. (We still love you, Target!) However, we’ve already established that I’m no longer remiss to spend my hard-earned bucks on the right gear.
Now if only I could convince my husband that I need another $84 running jacket. That’s another story. —Jenn & Erin