I noticed that some of the reviews on the Kanto Catch Me 1/2 Zips mentioned changes to Rulu fabric and I wanted to do some comparisons for you from this year’s to previous year’s Rulu fabric content. Quality is extremely important to me and it’s the main reason why I LOVE Lululemon as a brand- though, I must admit that they do an excellent job of marketing towards people like me. Whenever there is a quality issue, however, I hope I get a chance to address it.
What I want to start with is the complaint:
She is clearly upset that what she imagined was a high-quality fabric, turned out to be (nearly) half Polyester. I understand that. I also understand that she feels as though she’s been deceived. I agree, particularly to the degree that the blue top is 44% Polyester. That is unlike all the other Rulu I own. To the degree that the white top is polyester, that is more common among other Rulu I own and I would not be upset if I had purchased the white top. However, it is on the cusp. For comparison, I chose last year’s half-zip incarnation, the Race Your Pace, of which I own two.
On the left, is the Coco Pique/ black one I wore in yesterday’s OOTD, the other is a Heathered black grape one. This is actually a great example of how a particular style can have two items with radically different fabric composition. The first is 91% Nylon, while the second is only 53% Nylon. The first is definitely softer, and more “cozy,” while the second, in my opinion, works better as a functional piece (it’s not as warm). I do find them both “soft,” but it’s obvious which has the higher Nylon content. I personally agree with this other reviewer, who agrees that, while the Rulu is not the same, it’s still nice.
While I do love me some Rulu, I can definitely see the point of people like this other reviewer who was expecting Rulu and got something that they can literally feel is different.
Lulu is probably gonna have to eat some of their margin on this one. Too many bad reviews already. Let’s hope these go to markdown, although we probably won’t find out until after the holiday season.
I still love Rulu, but will definitely be checking out the inner tags just to make sure I’m getting what I’m paying for.
What do you think? Is the fabric content a deal-breaker for you? Or do you love Rulu regardless? Let me know in the comments below!
UPDATE: These actually did go to WMTM 🙂 Yay!