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Lululemon License to Train Jogger Review | Worth the Price?

When it comes to gear for working out, the Lululemon License to Train apparel line has steadily grown in popularity. The License to Train gear is designed to be a little more rugged than your standard Lululemon apparel.

As a fan of the Lululemon License to Train Short, I was excited to test the jogger and see how they perform compared to the shorts. Across the board, the License to Train Jogger did a pretty good job for training and casual wear.

These joggers are lighter in fabric weight, so I think they’ll be a viable option for some cross-training workouts and warmer weather use. There are a few cons that I have with these joggers, though, and I’ll discuss those below.

In this Lululemon License to Train Jogger review, I’ll cover multiple topics to help you decide if these joggers are right for you.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Review

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Who Should Invest In the Lululemon License to Train Jogger?

The Lululemon License to Train Jogger is a good option for the guy that wants a pair of joggers for daily wear, general warm-ups, and wearing for light to moderate-intensity workouts.

These joggers are built with a lightweight Swift fabric and they feature a good amount of abrasion resistance for general use. For light hikes and workouts where you may run into some light grazing with these joggers on equipment, they should do a good job.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Try On Review

I also like the pocket system on these joggers and I think if you’re someone who prioritizes having deep secure pockets, then you’ll resonate with the pockets that Lululemon uses with these joggers.

If you’re in the market for a jogger that can be for casual training and daily wear in three seasons (summer, spring, and fall), then I think you’ll enjoy the License to Train Jogger. I also think lovers of the License to Train Short will enjoy this jogger as well.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger

$128

Lululemon License to Trainer Jogger Product Shot
4.0
Versatility
4.1
Durability
3.9
Quality
3.8

Best For

  • Casual/Daily Wear
  • General Workouts
  • Light/Casual Hikes
  • 3-Season Use (Summer, Spring, and Fall)

Falls Short

  • For Taller Guys
  • For Thicker Legs
  • For Long-Term Durability

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Pros

The Lululemon License to Train Jogger delivers a strong performance regarding versatility. Here are a few pros that I found with these joggers.

  1. Good Jogger for Warmer Weather and Settings
  2. Zipper Pockets Are Great for Security
  3. Solid Jogger for Warm-Ups/Outdoor Activities

The first thing to like about the Lululemon License to Train Jogger is that it’s a good option for warmer weather and contexts. This jogger runs lighter in weight with its Swift Fabric so it’s a good breezy jogger where you want a little material covering the legs.

I really enjoy this jogger’s performance for contexts where it’s colder outside and I’m training in a warmer gym. I’ll typically warm up with a jogger on days like this to help accelerate the process and I enjoyed the lightweight feel of the License to Train Jogger.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Fabric Weight

I think if you’re similar in wanting a lightweight jogger for warming up at the gym or wearing to promote a light level of warmth, then you’ll enjoy the License to Train Jogger’s material and weight.

Another thing to like about the Lululemon License to Train Jogger is its pocket system. This jogger comes with three zipper pockets, and this includes two on the front and a small side zipper pocket.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Pockets

I like that the pockets are big enough to hold a modern-day phone, and your wallet, keys, and whatever else you want to keep secure. This helps add to this jogger’s versatility in the gym, too, when you want to warm up or train with your phone and keep it on you.

I also enjoy these pockets for daily wear use. The fact that the pockets are deep enough is huge because you don’t get a ton of “poke” from things like your phone and wallet like some joggers have when stashing them on a daily wear basis.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Zipper Pockets

The final aspect to like about the Lululemon License to Train Jogger is its versatility for training and use for outdoor activities. I like wearing the License to Train Jogger most for casual hikes and for my gym sessions.

Since this jogger runs lighter and is built with abrasion-resistant material, I found them to be a good option for hikes in the spring and fall where you only want a light layer to promote warmth without overheating.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Cons

Despite liking the Lululemon License to Train Jogger, for the most part, there are a few cons that I think are worth acknowledging before investing in these joggers.

  1. Material Can Be Hit Or Miss and Scratchy
  2. The Ankle Cuffs Can Run a Little Tight
  3. Not a Great Jogger for Tall Guys/Longer Inseams

The first drawback with the Lululemon License to Train Jogger is that the material will likely not resonate with everyone. If you’re unable to try on the License to Train Jogger before investing, then it’s a good idea to understand what you can expect.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Material

This jogger’s material is pretty lightweight and it has a scratchier feel to it, especially around the crotch and down the legs. Due to this, I’m not the biggest fan of wearing these joggers for casual lounging and they’re not my favorite jogger for being commando in.

If you’re wanting a jogger that is internally softer or heavier in nature, then I think you’ll want to explore other options because this jogger won’t be the best pair for cooler months and for maximal comfort, in my opinion.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Material Softness

Another drawback that I have with the License to Train Jogger is how tight the ankle cuffs can be. The cuffs on this jogger are pretty small and it can be tough at times to get your feet through when rocking socks.

For example, if I’m wearing this jogger for warming up pre-workout and want to take them off as I get warmer, I have to sit down and pull at the cuff first otherwise I’ll lose my socks in the process and the whole ordeal can be a little annoying.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Ankle Cuffs

Plus, I feel like the cuff’s tightness also gives these joggers a “parachute-y” kind of look which I’m not the biggest fan of. I know this aspect won’t bother some guys, but it’s something that I’m not super fond of and I’d prefer a more cohesive taper through the full leg.

The final drawback to note with the Lululemon License to Train Jogger is that they’re not the best jogger for taller guys and those with longer inseams. This jogger is designed to sit around a 32″-34″ inseam when standing.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger riding Up example

I have a 32″ inseam and constantly find myself having to pull these joggers down my ankles because they ride up pretty frequently. The tighter cuff also contributes to this shorter feeling and even slight knee and hip flexion causes these joggers to hike up.

I think if you’re a guy over 6′ tall or have inseams that are around 32″ or longer, then you may want to try these on first to see if you can tolerate their length or pass on these joggers entirely.

Performance

To break down and discuss the performance of the Lululemon License to Train Jogger, I’ll cover how they perform in a few key contexts. I’ll discuss their performance for working out, daily wear, and multi-season use.

Since these joggers are a little more expensive, it’s a good idea to ensure they match your wants and needs before investing in them.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Performance Breakdown

Testing the Lululemon License to Train Jogger for Working Out

For working out, the Lululemon License to Train Jogger has done a pretty good job. I found this jogger’s 4-way stretch fabric to be right in the middle when it comes to mobility and stretch.

These joggers don’t have the most stretch to them, so I’d probably pass on them for back squat warm-ups. Plus, since these joggers already run tight, I think you may find them limiting when going into deep hip and knee flexion.

Using the Lululemon License to Train Jogger to warm up

For lighter-intensity movements and workouts, I think their stretch will suffice for most guys. For example, if I’m warming up on an Assault bike and then doing some bodyweight warm-ups, I found the License to Train Jogger to do a good job.

 When it comes to movements like power cleans and deadlifts, I’d also suggest passing on wearing these joggers. The Swift fabric is designed to be abrasion-resistant, but I don’t think it will last the longest time if you’re using them for warming up for top sets here.

Using the Lululemon License to Train Jogger to workout

For upper body days, casual lower body warm-ups, and general training, I think the Luluelmon License to Train Jogger will work just fine so if want them for those training contexts, then I think you’ll enjoy their performance.

Testing the Lululemon License to Train Jogger for Daily Wear

On a daily wear basis, I enjoyed the performance of the Lululemon License to Train Jogger. For daily wear use, there are two areas where I think the Lululemon License to Train Jogger excels.

Testing Lululemon License to Train Jogger for Casual Wear

For starters, the pocket system on the License to Train Jogger is one of the better pocket systems on the market, in my opinion. The dual zip front pockets and zipper pockets on the side are awesome for giving you adequate room to secure your valuables.

The second area where these joggers excel is in their casual look. I like the simplistic construction and design of the License to Train Jogger and I enjoy that these joggers don’t necessarily look overly gym-y so you can wear them more casually.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger for Casual Wear

For blending training and daily wear, I thought the Lululemon License to Train Jogger walked a fine line between being casual, but also performance-focused. 

Testing the Lululemon License to Train Jogger for Multi-Season Use

When it comes to seasonal use, I think the Lululemon License to Train Jogger will be best served as a 3-season jogger. This jogger will work best for summer, spring, and fall, and you’ll likely want to pass on them for winter use.

Using the Lululemon License to Train Jogger for daily wear

Since this jogger runs on the lighter end regarding its fabric weight, it doesn’t provide the most warmth on cool days. For example, these were not the best option for a recent snowy day here in Denver where the outside temperature was 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

I think if you’re going to wear these in the winter, then you’ll want a pair of compression tights underneath to ensure you’re warm enough. The issue with this then becomes the cuff tightness and how that can then influence the tights’ performance and fit.

Testing the Lululemon License to Train Jogger Ankle Cuffs

At the end of the day, I think if you’re investing in these joggers knowing that they’ll be better for brisk days where you don’t want a ton of fabric weight, then you’ll enjoy the performance of the License to Train Jogger.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Sizing

When sizing the Lululemon License to Train Jogger, I think most guys should be safe going true to size in this jogger. I found the waist to fit true and the legs to run relatively “regular” compared to other joggers.

That being said, I do think there are some exceptions to sizing these joggers. For example, if you’re in-between waist sizes like me, then I’d suggest going up versus opting for the larger size.

Testing the Lululemon License to Train Jogger Sizing

To add context, I’m a 32-33″ waist and the medium sizes for a 32″ waist while the large sizes for a 35″ waist. That’s a fairly huge discrepancy for some of the most common waistband sizes.

In this review, I tried both a medium and large and found the large to fit best per my wants and needs. Below, I’m going to provide my dimensions, and I’m wearing a large in the Lululemon License to Train Jogger.

  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Weight180 lbs
  • Waist: 32-33″
  • Inseam: 32″
  • Hip (circumference around butt): 40″
  • Mid-Thigh: 23.5″-24″

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Sizing and Fit

In the medium, I found this jogger to be way too tight for my liking and almost limiting in nature due to the legs not having enough volume and the cuffs riding up my ankles a ton.

In the large, the waist hugs enough to where I can wear them casually without having to tie them and I like how much room I get through the legs now. This sizing discrepancy is also why I suggest sizing larger if you’re in-between sizes.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger Waistband Construction

As a final sizing thought, I think if you like slimmer and tighter-fitting joggers or have thinner legs, then the Lululemon License to Train Jogger will fit you best. For thicker thighs, I’d tread lightly with these joggers.

If you have additional sizing and fit questions about the Lululemon License to Train Jogger, drop a comment below and I can try to help you out accordingly.

Price Breakdown

For the Lululemon License to Train Jogger, you can expect to pay $128 USD. This price point is similar to other Lululemon joggers like the Lululemon ABC Jogger and At Ease Jogger.

I think if you’re wanting a lightweight jogger that is built with abrasion-resistant material for working out and using for things like hikes, then the price of Lululemon License to Train Jogger makes more sense.

Styling the Lululemon License to Train Jogger

Plus, I think if you’re a fan of the Lululemon License to Train Short, which has a more premium price point and wants to keep consistent with the fit and feel of the gear you’re using, then the price of these joggers can also be justified.

That being said, I do think these joggers can be a little expensive for what they offer and if you’re wanting a pair under $100 USD, then I’d suggest exploring pairs like the Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger.

Lululemon License to Train Jogger

$128

Lululemon License to Trainer Jogger Product Shot
4.0
Versatility
4.1
Durability
3.9
Quality
3.8

Best For

  • Casual/Daily Wear
  • General Workouts
  • Light/Casual Hikes
  • 3-Season Use (Summer, Spring, and Fall)

Falls Short

  • For Taller Guys
  • For Thicker Legs
  • For Long-Term Durability

Construction Details

The nice thing about the Lululemon License to Train Jogger is that it utilizes similar construction features to the License to Train Short. Below are some of the key construction details to know about these joggers.

  • Waist Size OptionsXS (28″), S (30″), M (32″), L (35″), XL (38″), XXL (41″)
  • Inseam Options: 28″
  • Body Materials: 91% Recycled Polyester, 9% Elastane
  • Contrast Materials: 53% Recycled Polyester, 43% Elastomultiester, 
  • Swift Fabric (4-Way Stretch)
  • Internal/External Drawstring
  • Centre-Back Tape
  • Dual Front Zipper Pockets/Side Zipper Pocket
  • Water-Repellent

If you have additional construction-related questions about the Lululemon License to Train Jogger, drop a comment below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q:
How do you clean the Lululemon License to Train Jogger?

A:
To clean your License to Train Jogger, Lululemon recommends washing them on cold with like colors, then tumble dry them on low. I'll also air-dry mine to extend their lifespan as well.

Q:
Can you lift in the Lululemon License to Train Jogger?

A:
The Lululemon License to Train Jogger works pretty well for lifting, but I'd suggest limiting their use when doing heavy squats and deadlifts as they can ride up and be a little more prone to ripping in these training contexts.

Q:
Can you run in the Lululemon License to Train Jogger?

A:
If you're wanting to run a few miles at a time in the Lululemon License to Train Jogger then you should be fine doing so. I'd suggest limiting this jogger's use when doing long-distance runs as they can be a little uncomfortable in that context.

Takeaway Thoughts

The Lululemon License to Train Jogger is a good jogger for three-season wear and for daily wear and working out. I think if you like the Lululemon License to Train apparel line, then you’ll also enjoy this jogger.

For cold weather wear and for serious working out, I thought the performance of this jogger was just okay and it’s certainly not my favorite in these contexts.

If you have additional questions about the Lululemon License to Train Jogger, drop a comment below or reach out to me personally via Instagram (@jake_boly or @that_fit_friend).

I personally test every product featured on That Fit Friend using a regimen of training tests that I’ve developed over years of testing training gear. I buy the gear I test and may earn commissions on sales made through links on my site.

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Jake Boly

I've been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I've trained hundreds of clients, written thousands of articles, reviewed over 100+ pairs of training shoes, and have produced a large list of training videos. I live and breathe fitness and training gear, and I think it's important that reviewers walk the walk with the gear they're testing. As for my educational background, I have my Masters in Sports Science, Bachelors in Exercise Science, and have my CSCS.

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