I've been so intrigued to try this new material NULUX in the Speed Wunder Tights because I've heard a ton of hype about the material from educators, and a few shoppers that have tried them on over the past couple of days. The stores have been really excited about this product drop. The pants feel really amazing on but I do have some issues with them as well as some positives which I will be definitely highlighting here.
First of all the feel is like a combination of old soft and stretchy luxtreme, and RULU. What gives it this feel is the added lycra fibres and the looser knit and smoother finish. It's very silky in the way that old luxtreme Inspire crops where before they changed the material blend. The trade off with this amazing feeling luxtreme is that it's also pretty sheer in lighter colors and as you stretch it over your hand you can see flesh color peek through on the lighter parts. If you are wearing non nude underwear, you will likely see it. The fabric composition is 83% nylon, 17% lycra
Another issue I have with these is the price. With tax, these came out to $154.56 which is just absurd to me. Absurd especially because Align pants in NULU, the last 'new' material that was released, the price wasn't jacked up like this. I don't really get the $60 increase in price for these. The 'engineering' of the print may validate a slight price increase of $10, maybe even $20 would be tolerable if they are really spectacular and slimming. Like other readers have mentioned though it doesn't seem as if this print was contoured to flatter shape because of the way the print is asymmetrical at the butt. You tell me, I'm pretty curvy and have shorter legs, does this print do any miracles for me? I think it's really nice and it really highlights curvature but I don't find it lengthening or slimming.
Issue #3, because of the nature of this material and the way the design is in the front torso region, this will give the illusion of camel toe. Actually, the material itself will cause minor camel toe, and then the print will really highlight and exaggerate it, and then the black contrast sticking will put an exclamation point on it. Hence, my tee pulled down to cover the area.
Issue #4 these pants are not at all compressive so I'm surprised these are running pants. To me these are perfect for crossfit indoors but if you need a bit of supportive bounce absorption in your material, you may not like these. Thankfully I didn't find that the lack of compression highlighted cellulite but it also didn't suck me in the way luon or luxtreme typically does. I like a bit of compression in the butt area, especially since I'm usually dressed in my gym clothes at school drop off and at grocery shopping on my way to and from the gym.
I love the feel of this material and would like to see a basic dark or neutral in this like the darker part of this print. If the entire pant was the black with herringbone shadow showing through I think these would have been absolutely amazing for me. I think the other print (shown below in the Energy Bra) will be better for me. I did really like this print a lot more than I thought it would but for a neutral it is very loud, and I'm not sure if I feel it's flattering enough on me. But at the same time I think it's a really cool print and kind of special. I've brought these home for now but my workout fit review in these is going to have to wait until I've fully decided if I'm committing to these, or waiting until a different print comes out.
Positives: Feel amazing and light, breathable, cool, sweat wicking, cozy. Neat print, neutral
Negatives: price (!!!), sheerness, potential issues with camel toe, lack of compression, lack of proper run pockets.
Speed Wunder Tight *NULUX TTS 10
Reverse side of the material and fabric composition
You can see the print shows through on the reverse side.
You can see the sheerness at stretch in these next two photos.
Here are some more pictures at home with a slimmer tank (Cool Racerback) and natural light.