There have been numerous reviews about the new lululemon NULUX pants being sheer and here is another picture to share of a close up of the nulux material stretched over skin. It's really a shame that Lululemon didn't do more testing (or any it seems) on the opacity of this material. Had they judged it too sheer for tight pants, the material could still have been used for run pullovers, tops and tanks. The material feels really lovely and despite initially not liking it I actually do love the look of the print (It's a very nuanced neutral) but it's just a total function fail for tight run bottoms. That's not to mention the fact that they can't be used for yoga (back zipper) and are not compressive enough for distance running, and lack the function of run dedicated pockets. I was thinking about the compression issue today and realized that for my gym use, the lack of compression will equate to a lot of bounce with plyometric type exercises. This is all based on my own observation and feedback from other readers, but that being said there will be a large segment of customers that will absolutely love these and will not be bothered by the sheerness. I am bothered by the price tag attached $138 ($154.55 with tax for me), and the marketing hype for these.
Months ago Lululemon put out the Speed Wunder Tights in Deep Sea print which where Full-On-Luxtreme. I purchased those and loved them, and found them opaque but ended up returning them due to the price. $128 ($143 with tax). If you read the reviews on those pants though they are very negative with a lot of people saying they are completely sheer. I think for these premium price tags Lululemon really has to up their game and provide OPAQUE pants. This is the number one concern for women in athletic apparel. Will my pants be sheer at the gym? That's not an issue of modesty, thats an issue of feeling decent and feeling confident and focused in your workout. That is a function of athletic apparel they need to be committed to addressing. No new marketing jargon of 'pant sensation', 'naked feeling', 'hugged feeling' will make most of us overlook the glaring issue that our pants are sheer during squats, bends, lunges, good mornings or whatever workout you use your athletic apparel for.
First two Speed Wunder Tights NULUX reviews online