CRZ Yoga is Making (Surprisingly Good) Products for Men!

CRZ Yoga is Making (Surprisingly Good) Products for Men!

CRZ Yoga products for men

It’s happening! Companies are finally starting to create men’s activewear that is similar to or inspired by Lululemon.

This is a big deal, and it’s long overdue. There are already dozens of brands on Amazon creating products with a similar style, for women. But until recently, there weren’t any options for people seeking alternatives to Lululemon’s men’s line.

Personally, I love to shop at Lululemon, but I also love to find a great deal on a similar product. Here’s some of the main reasons you might consider an alternative or similar product.

  • The biggest thing? You don’t want to spend as much money. Often times, you can get the look for less, if you look at other brands with similar products.
  • There are certain occasions when you want the Lulu look, but you don’t want to damage your actual Lulu items. This is a real scenario, trust me.
  • You may want more color options.
  • Lulu items are often sold out.

As a reminder, these products are NOT counterfeit items. These are just products with a similar style. Shoppycat does NOT endorse, promote, or link to any counterfeit products or illegal copies of trademarked products.

The products in this post are all products by CRZ Yoga. We’ll be adding more men’s activewear reviews soon!

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CRZ Yoga Pant – Similar to Commission Pant

Let’s start with a standout product in the CRZ men’s line. First up, we have a really awesome pair of stretchy pants that are similar to Lululemon’s Commission pants in Warpstreme.

The Commission is a classic chino design but with a technical fabric and with performance in mind. The CRZ pant is similar, with details like the seam across the back of the knee and the small snaps on the back pockets.

The fabric of the CRZ pants is 92% polyamide and 8% elastane, whereas the Lululemon pants are 100% polyester. Polyamide and polyester are similar fabrics with similar properties, but they are made from different polymers.

These are available in several colors currently. Mr. Shoppycat purchased the khaki and navy shades.

Similarities:

  • Lightweight, breathable, stretchy material
  • Hidden zipper pocket on the side
  • Small snaps on the back pockets
  • Slim, tapered leg
  • Comes in 32 and 34″ inseam
  • Durable and resistant material

 

Reviewer notes:

Mr. Shoppycat ordered the CRZ pants a few weeks ago. He’s notoriously picky about clothing, but he loves them! He has been wearing them non-stop, and he’s already ordered two more pairs. That’s a pretty strong endorsement! For reference, his other non-denim pants are from Arc’teryx and Bluffworks.

“They are comfortable and stretchy, but the waist is still strong. I can wear them without a belt and they haven’t stretched out in the waist like my Arc’teryx pants did.” – Mr. Shoppycat

However there are a few things to note:

  • Some colors seemed to run small. You may want to order a few sizes to figure out which works best for you.
  • The 34″ version is not just a longer version of the 32″ version. The cut of the pant is different. It’s similar to petite sizing in women, where the rise is different, and the fabric cut through the knee is different. Mr. Shoppycat found that the longer length fit him better through the leg, despite being a different length of pant than he normally wears. The style of this pant doesn’t look bad with a little extra fabric at the bottom, but hemming is always an option if you are bothered by it.
  • Note: The primary difference between Lululemon’s ABC and Commission pants is the back pockets. The Commission is more of a khaki or chino design, whereas the ABC pant has a five-pocket jean styling. At this time, CRZ does not have an product that is similar to the ABC pant. However we found the CRZ version of the Commission pant is easy to style casually.

Here is a close-up of the fabric on the CRZ Yoga pants:

close-up of a pant made by crz yoga, similar style to lululemon commission pant

CRZ Yoga Joggers – Similar to City Sweat Jogger

CRZ Yoga have also created a jogger product, which is similar to Lululemon’s City Sweat joggers. These are a classic sweatpant type of piece in a thick, cotton-blend fabric.

Notes:

  • Both options are made of a cotton-polyester blend.
  • Drawstring closure
  • Slim, tapered design
  • Two front pockets and one back zipper pocket
  • CRZ option only available in a 30″ inseam, whereas Lululemon’s joggers are available in 27, 29, and 32″ lengths
  • Designed to be a slim, fitted jogger. Size up if you want a looser fit.

CRZ Yoga Joggers – Similar to Surge Jogger 

CRZ Yoga also made a pair of joggers designed for more active pursuits. This is similar to the Lululemon Surge jogger. Whereas the other CRY Yoga sweatpants are more of a classic sweatpant in a French terry fabric, these are a non-cotton technical fabric. They are designed for actual exercise and activity, whereas the other joggers are more of a lounge and casual pant.

Notes:

  • Fabric: 69% Nylon, 31% Elastane
  • Zippers at the ankles
  • Reflective details at the ankles
  • Side pockets with zippers
  • Slim, tapered design
  • CRZ option only available in a 30″ inseam, whereas Lululemon’s joggers are available in 27, 29, and 31″ lengths
  • Designed to be a slim, fitted jogger. Size up if you want a looser fit.

CRZ Yoga Shorts – Similar to T.H.E. Short 

So far, CRZ have only created one option for men’s shorts. We haven’t had a chance to review these yet, but from what I can tell, the style looks similar to Lululemon’s T.H.E. shorts. Will update this post when we have more details.

Notes:

  • Fabric: 88% polyester, 12% spandex compared to Lululemon’s Swift fabric, which is 86% polyester and 14% elastane. Note: There is no technical difference between lycra and spandex, and lycra is just a trademarked term for a type of spandex. Therefore these are very similar in fabric content.
  • Front side pockets and one zippered pocket
  • Elastic waistband with drawstring
  • Unsure if there’s a liner or not
  • CRZ option only available in a 9″ version, whereas Lululemon’s shorts are available in 7, 9, and 11″ lengths
  • Likely to run small. Size up if you want a looser fit.

CRZ Yoga Tees – Pima Cotton 

We haven’t had a chance to try the CRZ Yoga men’s pima cotton shirts, due to stocking and availability. Will report back with details if we are able to do a full review!

Notes:

  • Amazon reviewers say the t-shirts run small, but the muscle tanks are true to size.
  • The CRZ shirt solid color shirts are 92% Pima Cotton and 8% Spandex. The 5 Year Basic Tee by Lululemon is 70% pima cotton, 24% Lyocell, and 6% Lycra. Note: There is no technical difference between Lycra and Spandex, and Lycra is just a trademarked term for a type of Spandex.
  • The heathered shirts have a different fabric than the solid color ones.

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