Activewear brand Lululemon plans to launch its Hike Collection on July 5, 2022.
The 33-piece line has been designed to make hiking easier and more enjoyable.Its abrasion-resistant seams reduce friction for chafe-free climbs while lightweight fabrics make the items more breathable.
One such example is the ‘Grid Fleece Hiking Overshirt’ which is made of a grid-textured mesh fleece fabric that is also breathable. It’s also water-repellant and has pockets on the chest, arm sleeve and side of the stomach for carrying items.
The ‘Convertible Ripstop Hiking Jacket’ features zip-off sleeves to maximize comfort in shifting. Other pieces are highly adaptable to enable hikers to be comfortable in a variety of climates, like the water-resistant and windproof ‘Convertible Ripstop Hiking Jacket’ which features zip-off sleeves and a mesh opening in the back to maximize airflow. It even has a shoulder bag built into the side pocket that can be easily zipped off and used as a lightweight purse. The jacket can be rolled up into a small bundle for easy packing.
Convenience and comfort is equally as prioritized with the eight accessories included in the collection. The ‘LiftOS Hiking Backpack 25L’ is made with a water-repellent material and has been designed so that once it’s packed, it sits higher on the back, removing strain from the shoulders. The back panel is also curved for added lumbar support and to help transfer weight to the hip.
The entire collection is packable, stretchable and highly adjustable to maximize convenience and encourage hikers to get outdoors. The phrase “detours are welcome” is subtly sprinkled throughout the line—on the back of sports bras and above the hip pockets on leggings. “For us it’s about a sense of adventure,” says Stubbington. “We want to invite people to get out and enjoy nature.”
The ‘Hike to Swim Bra’ are designed to be functional both while hiking and swimming, to encourage hikers to not let their clothing prevent them from experiencing all that nature has to offer. The bra is made with Esca fabric and Xtra Life Lycra for stretch and shape retention, and improved chlorine and salt resistance.
The collection has been designed to take hikers from the trails to everyday activities, like socializing in the city.