Since the pandemic began, day hiking has become increasingly more popular with active apparel brands debuting outdoor wear to better serve their customers. And this summer the athletic/leisure brand that people just can’t seem to get enough – Lululemon – is officially releasing their 22-piece Hike Collection for men and women. Designed to enhance the hiker’s experience while on the trail, Lululemon’s new lineup celebrates not only the physical aspect of hiking but also highlights the mental benefits of spending the day climbing and seeking adventure in the great outdoors.
“We wanted to do something slightly different than other brands, whose apparel doesn’t make you feel enveloped in nature,” says Ben Stubbington, Lululemon’s Senior Vice President of Design. “We’ve tried to create something that doesn’t act as a barrier, that makes you feel more connected to nature.”
The collection debuted July 5, and features adaptable, packable and convertible adjustments to fully customize your clothing experience that will move with you and not against you. It’s evident Lululemon’s new line was created for those who love to not just be on the go in a gym, but on the go on the trail. We’re talking water resistant designs perfect for adapting to changes in the climate, as well as zip on and off features that make cooling off and warming up convenient.
Below are a few of our favorite adaptable pieces from Lululemon’s new Hiking Collection:
Cargo Super-High-Rise Hiking Short 8″ $98 Offered in 4 colors, sizes 0-20. Built with plenty of storage, these abrasion-resistant shorts hold hiking essentials no matter where the trail takes you.
Convertible Ripstop Hiking Jacket $178. Offered in 3 colors, sizes 2-10. This convertible hiking jacket has removable sleeves and a built-in shoulder bag so you can easily layer up and down as the scenery changes.
Hike to Swim Bra $78. Offered in 3 colors, sizes 2-14. Whatever your destination, this bra offers support during treks and dries fast after refreshing dips.
Lightweight Cinched Hem Hiking T-Shirt $68. Offered in 4 colors, sizes 0-20. A drawcord at the hem lets you control airflow when the breeze picks up.
Convertible High-Rise Hiking Jogger $198. Offered in 3 colors, sizes 0-14. Zip the legs off these hiking joggers to convert them into shorts when the temperature rises.
Grid Fleece Hiking Overshirt $148. Offered in 3 colors, sizes 0-20. For short hikes, day hikes, or dog-around-the-block hikes, this warm overshirt gives you the coverage and breathability you need.
Multi-Pocket Cargo High-Rise Hiking Short 5″ $98. Offered in 4 colors, sizes 0-14. Built with plenty of storage, these shorts hold your hiking essentials on trails and beyond.
Cinch-Back Half-Zip Hiking Pullover $168. Offered in 2 colors, sizes 0-14. This breezy pullover has a ventilated back to keep air moving on steep climbs. When you stop for a snack, cinch the vent closed to keep chills out.
LiftOS Hiking Backpack 25L $198. Strategically placed straps and zoned areas for loading your gear make this backpack ready for trail, peak, or street.
Ashley Dill covers the online shopping industry, writing about commerce. She can be reached at [email protected].
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