For Christmas, Santa brought me the Lululemon Pure Balance Jacket in Paris Pink. It was love at first sight. I like most any running gear that comes in a bright pink color. Not only is it cute, but it’s highly visible for my safety. The Pure Balance Jacket is made with Luon, Lululemon’s moisture wicking, four-way stretch fabric. I love Luon because not only is it functional, it’s really soft and cushy. This hooded jacket has all the usual Lululemon features – flat seams, mesh lined pockets, thumb holes, zipper cover at the top of the zipper, and emergency hair tie.
There are cute, girly details on the front and back, ensuring you look good coming and going.
The Pure Balance Jacket is a bit longer in length than other jackets and hoodies, making it perfect for laying over running tights. I have a short torso, so it falls just below my hip bones.
I gave my new Pure Balance Jacket a test drive on a 10 mile run today. The temperature was 28 degrees at the start of the run, 35 at the end. It was humid, but not windy. I was totally comfortable.
There are a few things I love about the Pure Balance Jacket. First, the sleeves are long. I have long arms and legs, and I struggle to find clothes that cover my wrists and ankles. On me, thumb holes are usually strange cutouts near my wrist bones. The sleeves of the Pure Balance Jacket are long enough for me to comfortably fit my thumbs into the thumb holes. In this jacket I can use thumb holes for their intended purpose and keep my sleeves in place. I liked the oversized neck of the Pure Balance Jacket. Even zipped up all the way, the neck was roomy and comfortable without being loose. I loved the weight of the Pure Balance Jacket. With a thermal top under it, it was just right for a 30 degree day but it didn’t feel heavy. As I warmed up the Luon did its job, keeping me cool and dry. Just one note of caution – the Pure Balance Jacket is not water resistant, so it would not make a good jacket in wet conditions. Overall, the jacket performed really well and looked really cute. What more can I ask for in a jacket?
Retail price: $118 (Note: check out Lululemon’s website for detailed pictures of every detail of the jacket)
Just in case you were wondering, here are the details of the outfit featured above: Brooks Ghost 4 shoes, Sock Guy socks, Lululemon Run Your Heart Out Tights, Nike Pro Hyperwarm Crew in black, and Saucony Loose Fit Beanie in heather grey.