lululemon ABC pant review - a crossfitters review

I have been around the block long enough to have tried most types of gym clothing. I have found my Lululemons the most practical for my gym shorts. Gym clothes, I know what I like. Normal people clothes, I dress like a hobo. Nothing fits properly, pants being some of the worst. I can never buy pants by sizing, I always have to try them on. It is not just women who have booty issues. 

The process is usually like this. I am told by my wife that I need to wear non gym clothes for some occasion with a bunch of people that want to judge each other on their uncomfortable clothing. I don’t have anything, so I need to go shopping. I hate shopping. When I do find a pant store, my wife finds appropriate pants and I try them on. Usually I can’t get them much past my knees. I exchange for a bigger size. I can get them on, but if I drop my wallet I need to ask someone to pick it up for me. I exchange for a bigger size. I can squat pretty comfortable, but I now need suspenders to hold them up because the waist is too big. 

I don’t actually know what my waist size is because I am always buying to fit my legs and butt, instead of my waist. I had heard some good things about people in a more proper work environment that they were the most comfortable dress pants they have ever worn. This intrigued me as I normally don’t associate comfortable and dress pants. I read up on them. Apparently ABC stands for anti ball crushing. Never had that problem. Ever. A solution to a problem I didn’t even know I had. Perhaps not the best named pant, but definitely the most comfortable. This coming from a guy who finds sweat pants restrictive. The longer I wore the pants, the more I liked them. 

Lightweight, super stretchy, like feel like you are wearing man tights comfortable. If you have never worn man tights, you have no idea what you are missing. I feel like I could bike to the gym, do a workout, and then go for a run in them. The pants are a little thin, so If you tend to jam your pockets full of junk its going to be pretty apparent to everyone else as well. 

At the time I purchased mine there wasn’t the best selection of colour. Black, Slate, Mustard, Green, Purple. Why they would make them in such brutal colours are beyond me, perhaps a hipster thing. Those things usually are. I bought the black and the slate. After a couple weeks wearing them I definitely prefer the slate. The black actually look too dressy. I have a certain image to maintain and don’t want people thinking I’m wearing dress pants everyday. Apparently there are new colours being released very soon. 

These pants are insanely comfortable. Like if I had to wear one pair of pants for the rest of my life, these would be them. I can’t remember the last time I could wear a pair of pants without a belt, could actually get into my truck without having to hike up my right pant leg, and worrying about pulling up the legs of my pants every time I have to squat down. 

This is the first time I have reviewed a piece of clothing, definitely not the last. 

Yours in health, 
     Coach Everett

Crossfit Bytown