Lululemon Speed Up Shorts

Lululemon Speed Up Shorts

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  • Designed for running in 2.5” or 4” length
  • Available in low-, mid-, and high-rise design
  • Lightweight Swift fabric with built-in liner
  • 4-way stretch, sweat-wicking, quick-drying, continuous drawcord
  • Gel pockets in waistband, zippered back pocket

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • 3 different waist-rise options
  • 2 different lengths
  • Slew of color/design options
  • Good amount of storage
  • Very comfortable
What needs improvement ...
  • Some found these shorts to run small
  • Reports that colors are different from the colors online
  • Built-in liner is not for everyone

Product Summary



Inner back upper panel—80% nylon, 20% elastane; pocket lining—89% nylon, 11% elastane; outer waistband—77% nylon, 23% lycra elastane; body—86% recycled polyester, 14% elastane; liner—89% polyester, 11% lycra elastane; inner waistband—87% nylon, 13% lycra elastane




Varies by waist height chosen


2.5”, 4”


Swift fabric, inner liner, gel pockets in waistband, zippered back pocket, continuous drawcord


Care: Machine-wash cold with like colors, tumble-dry low

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      Lululemon’s Speed Up running shorts are designed for a customizable fit with their low-, mid-, or high-rise options and 2.5 or 4-inch lengths. Made with Swift fabric and featuring a built-in liner, these shorts offer four-way stretch and sweat-wicking and quick-drying capabilities with ample storage. However, some users have reported that these shorts may run small with a few complaints of the online color options not matching up to what they look like in person.