I have already professed my love for the lululemon Run: Willpower Short, and yes those are still my favorite shorts. They are getting very hard to find, but luckily lululemon is always coming out with new running shorts!
When I originally tried on the Willpower shorts, I also tried on the Turbo Run Short. At the time they were not my favorite, but I still really liked them. I have a couple friends who love them, so I really wanted to give them a shot eventually. Since then, I received a pair and have been able to test them out on some runs!
These are the closest shorts in my opinion to the Groovy Run Short which was my original lululemon favorite that is no longer made.
Length: They are a perfect length for me, not too long and not too short! They are longer than the Speed Short which is way too short for me, but they have a similar style to them with the vents in the back.
Pockets: They have the standard lululemon waist band with the zipper pocket in the back and the 2 gel pockets along the front. For the San Francisco Marathon, I didn’t use a belt of any sort, but stored my fuel in these pockets on the shorts and it worked great!
Movement: I wore these shorts on hot runs and they didn’t chafe or ride at all. They stayed put and I wasn’t messing with them whatsoever.
Fabric: The fabric was really light weight and didn’t feel heavy when I was drenched after a warm afternoon run.
Size: The Willpower short I wear the same size in as my lululemon tights, but the Turbo Short I had to size up (same with Groovy Run).
Although the Willpower shorts are still my favorite based on how they fit me, the Turbo Run Shorts are my new runner up. I like these better than my Groovy Run shorts and will definitely be adding another pair to my collection!
*** I was given these shorts at no cost as part of my involvement with lululemon as a Run Ambassador and as part of lululemon’s research and development program. I was not asked to review them on the blog, but really wanted to because I love them that much! As always these opinions are my own.