Given that we expected to potentially be doing quite a bit of running on our travels, I wanted to be comfortable whilst doing it. The Lululemon Surge Shorts fit the bill perfectly.
I also needed to run with my phone (for music) so a way to store this securely was also essential.
I’m actually on my 2nd pair of Lululemon running shorts for this trip, having originally started with their T.H.E. Linerless short.
These were great. A super comfortable fit, nice waistband, zip side pocket for phone, ‘inner pockets’ inside each pocket to keep wallet/keys from bouncing around too much.
The only negative was that with a cable headphone, the phone pocket wouldn’t zip closed as the cable was coming through.
Lululemon Surge Short 6″ Lux Liner
These shorts got me through months of travel and plenty of gym use before we left. However, when running one day in New Zealand, the stitching in the phone pocket gave out and sent my phone tumbling to the floor!
The phone survived, but I was left without a functional pair of shorts to do the job I needed them to do.
Lululemon gear is not cheap, but is usually VERY good quality. I messaged online, and they said to pop in store and speak to the staff there, so we did.
I was pretty amazed with just how easy the process was, and how helpful the staff were with switching my shorts for a new pair.
When I explained the situation in store, and was immediately reassured that they’d swap them out for a new pair. The new pair didn’t need to be the same model, size, or price, and they’d help me find which option I’d like best.
Three pairs later, I settled on the Lululemon Surge shorts.
Built in liner
Made of four-way stretch, sweat-wicking Full-On® Luxtreme fabric that offers great support and coverage with a cool, smooth feel.
The Lululemon surge shorts have reflective elements; be seen and noticed in all conditions.
Secure phone pocket
There is a phone pocket in the liner to keep it secure and reduce movement.
Headphone cable hole from inside waistband to liner pocket.
Zip side pocket
For additional belongings/cards etc.
These shorts do the job perfectly, I am super impressed! These shorts may not be a travel essential for some. But for me, they have made my running life so much better.