Turns out, we were doing Lululemon wrong. While no one would begrudge us for wearing Align leggings or Fast and Free shorts on the trails, the brand just dropped a made-for-the-mountains line, aptly dubbed Lululemon Hike.
It’s a wide assortment, with 33 total pieces across women’s, men’s, and unisex clothing and accessories designed, first and foremost, to function out there. The materials are intended to be packed, stretched, and flexed (literally and figuratively) as you climb, scramble, hike, or wander to your heart’s content. If you’re the kind of person that likes to be prepared for outside time, this is the collection for you.
Go ahead, take everything with you on that hike (snacks, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, multiple sets of keys, a hat you may or may not keep on, etc.)—there are compartments galore for your belongings. Get hot, then cold, then hot again? In addition to mesh paneling, there are a myriad of zip-on and off components to be your own A/C. Some items are even ready for * all * of the elements, with apparel that pulls double-duty as swimwear.
But unlike the outdoorsy outfits of yore, these are also abrasion-resistant—which translates into a chafe-free summer for you. Bye friction! Sayonara blisters! The only thing that’ll rub you the wrong way while wearing anything in this collection is the fact that you’ll have to take it off at some point.
The color palette is inspired by nature, and we don’t think it’s too dramatic to say that Monet would’ve approved of what will surely become the collection’s signature pattern: a design that can only be described as a glitchy sunrise. The rest of the line features high-visibility colors, from neon green to bright purple, as well as more traditional combos you’d find at your nearest REI.