I’m a big fan of Lululemon’s Scuba hoodies. I have three and wear them year-round, on chilly summer mornings and nights and as a winter base layer. I loved the idea of a water-resistant version when I saw the Glyde version released recently, but it was super expensive at $168. I debated for a few weeks. While many brands now offer products and features that only Lulu once did (like running tights with pockets), I still maintain that Lulu has the best running jackets and shorts. And their water-resistant jackets in particular are awesome. I decided to order the jacket in the gorgeous Boysenberry color and return it if I didn’t absolutely love it.
My regular Scubas are a size 8. I ordered the Glyde in size 10 so I could layer under it. The 10 is definitely very roomy, and I’d be able to comfortably wear a lot of layers under it. The arms are also quite long and nearly cover my hands, which I loved. Unfortunately, this jacket is very, very short. The bottom barely comes past my hips.
And because of the slippery Glyde fabric, it rides up. This photo shows how much it rode up just by moving around a few minutes taking photos.
The jacket does have nice features. The zip-out lining is made with the furry-feeling Sherpa fleece and felt wonderful on my neck. The design of the thumbholes is nice in that they’re not obvious when not in use.
But the jacket didn’t seem any warmer than the regular Scuba hoodies, even though it’s supposed to be insulated. Also, it didn’t have much in common with the regular hoodies. The hoodie wasn’t tight around the face. The bottom hem was very different and shorter. And, of course, it was much shorter in general.
It’s very pretty, but, unfortunately, was just too short for me. I returned it. If it’s raining, I’ll wear a longer rain jacket. It would be okay for running, but it doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles of Lulu’s running jackets. And it wouldn’t be good as a base layer. So beyond it being too short, I didn’t think I would have much use to it. I also thought it was crazy expensive given that it doesn’t have any nice features or functionality beyond the zip-out lining.
If you have a short torso or like short jackets, you might want to check this out even though it’s not much like the regular Scubas. Otherwise, I wouldn’t recommend it.