Best known for conquering the world of athleisure, lululemon is now branching out into the outdoors with its brand-new Hike collection. Due to launch this summer, lululemon Hike is inspired by the brand's core belief in the physical and mental benefits we gain from breathing in, translated into the natural environment.
Designed to deliver performance at its peak, every piece in lululemon Hike is, above all, adaptable. This might mean quick-drying or cooling textile technology to counter rapidly changing climate conditions on the trail. Or it might involve convertible features like zip-off sleeves or hoods that disappear when not needed. Elsewhere, plenty of pockets and extra cargo space keep your most important tools within reach, so that you can explore with peace of mind.
Much like the diverse environs, wearers will find themselves in, lululemon Hike blends in with earthy, grounding colors of maroon, lilac, granite, and sage green, while subtle pops of neon and ripple patterns imbue the collection with character.
Highlights include a half-zip waterproof pullover made of breathable Glyde™ fabric that is both wind and waterproof; a convertible jogger with detachable legs; a patch logo crossbody bag that performs as well on your commute as on a weekend ramble; and a 25-liter hiking backpack that utilizes LiftOS™ technology to recalibrate weight distribution to bring relief to pressure points.
The apparel selection continues to build out the layering system via a number of vests, anoraks, tees, shorts, and caps, all rendered in abrasion-resistant and highly breathable fabrics. For women, innovative designs like hike-to-swim bras, skirts, and tights keep you looking fly on the go.
"We created Hike for anyone looking to get outdoors, enjoy the peaceful feeling that comes from immersing oneself in nature and connecting with friends and community along the way," explains Ben Stubbington, Lululemon's Senior Vice President of Design and Concepts.
lululemon Hike is due to launch worldwide on July 5. Check out the lookbook above, and find out more online here.