Lululemon Releases 'Wilderness' Collection with Moto (& Bike) Capabilites

Oct 24, 2019
by Brian Park  
Lululemon x Wilderness

A few weeks back we ran into a Lululemon employee in the bike park who was wearing an intriguing looking kit. We learned that they've been working with the Wilderness Collective, an outdoor expedition outfit that does personal development through action sports, and wanted to create a line for it. While Lululemon has been working with 7Mesh on several projects since the Vancouver yoga pant empire made a minority investment a few years back, this is reportedly all in-house and not a 7Mesh project.

Check out a few of the key pieces below.

Lululemon x Wilderness

Lululemon x Wilderness

Escape and Explore LS

• Fabric is anti-stink, sweat-wicking and quick-drying
• Mesh fabric for ventilation with strategic abrasion-resistant fabric
• Underarm gusset for greater mobility
• Bonded eyelets for ventilation
• Reflective detail helps keep you on the radar in low light
• $108 CAD/USD
Lululemon x Wilderness

Escape and Explore Rain Jacket

• Waterproof Glyde fabric is seam sealed to keep you dry
• Strategically placed vents added for airflow
• Zippered exterior pockets with a hidden phone sleeve
• Close-fitting cuffs
• Hood stows easily when you don’t need it
• $398 CAD/USD

Lululemon x Wilderness
Nobody told the fit model that no-show socks are against the rules.

Lululemon x Wilderness
Lululemon x Wilderness

Escape and Explore Pant

• Fabric is water-repellent, abrasion resistant, and anti-stink
• Double-layered fabric at the knee
• Darts for added knee articulation
• Gusset extension at leg hem
• Laser-cut detailing for added ventilation
• Secure pockets for your essentials and a media pocket that lets you keep your tunes close
• $198 CAD/USD





The pants look especially promising, and we're big fans of gear that has crossover functionality. While the collection is clearly not mountain bike specific, it looks like it nails a lot of the details. Brand manager and friend of ours Andrew Cho suggests it works really well, so colour us curious. Stay tuned for a review once we get some time in on the gear.


Learn more about Lululemon x Wilderness here.


Press Release: Lululemon

lululemon x Wilderness

Wilderness Collective creates once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences for those ready to embrace the wild. Together, we see the power in getting off the grid and reconnecting to what matters. These shared values inspired a collection of technical gear that helps us get out, look within, and realize our greater potential.

A collection to take you into the wild.

Pulling on our performance-design insights and fabric innovation, we created the Escape and Explore Collection. Vetted by the Wilderness Collective during their legendary expeditions, our multifaceted, highly durable pieces can withstand whatever comes your way. The complete layering system allows you to pack light, smart, and move seamlessly from day to night.




171 Comments

  • 256 2
 But the real question is will they make my ass look good.
  • 88 1
 Lululemon ALWAYS makes your ass look good!
  • 24 0
 If you have to ask, then you probably already know the answer.
  • 23 17
 Your ass already looks good #bodypositive. Unfortunately owner Chip Wilson is a level 10 scummer and nobody should support his child molesting ass. Lame because these actually look kind of cool. Google his essay on “erections” for a laugh.
  • 4 0
 Nothing can do that. Sorry!
  • 14 0
 @myfriendgoose: chip Wilson has long since left Lululemon.
  • 5 0
 Thank God I jumped on soo much outdoor gear before it became tight pants for $200. Will be set for life with my investment from years ago.
  • 3 1
 @myfriendgoose: Can't unread :/
  • 11 0
 Can’t wait flex my glutes while I rock these on my ebike.
  • 7 1
 @myfriendgoose: ohhhh youre one of those beatiful-at-any-size fellas
  • 2 1
 @dolmen: what is he actually talking about? That men can't get erections if they're "feminised"?
  • 1 0
 @timrippeth: is it yes!
  • 2 0
 This takes me back to living in Kitsilano
  • 1 0
 @skelldify: squats can do that
  • 6 0
 Im waiting for the stirrup pants
  • 1 3
 @ratedgg13: I'm not so sure about that. I believe he still has a big stake in it
  • 4 1
 is it PC to have camel toe when riding with your buddies
  • 6 1
 @Yaan: No - you should have a moose knuckle, not a camel toe.
  • 1 0
 YOU CANT BUY PANTS FOR THIS ... Big Grin
  • 1 0
 thank you, I just spit out my coffee. funny sh*t man!
  • 2 0
 @myfriendgoose: I don't think he's part of the company any more.
  • 4 0
 Sure hope they've fixed that see-through problem. Otherwise the North Shore is going to be one scary place.
  • 2 3
 @ratedgg13: he's still a major shareholder. buying LL => Chip$
vote with your wallet
  • 3 0
 @plyawn: define 'major'. you can look up the top ten shareholders, Chip or his company aren't even at 1.08%. I'm pretty sure he is cashed out, and went all-in with Anta on the Amer Sports purchase.

Not defending him or LL, just stating facts. Buy or don't buy what you want.
  • 3 0
 @myfriendgoose: I don't have an opinion on Chip Wilson either way but it seems weird to me that you can call someone a pedophile and not get censored but if you slag a brand or component PB will hide those comments. Am I missing something. Was he convicted?
  • 2 0
 8 year olds dude
  • 1 0
 @myfriendgoose: why?! Why'd you just make me read that ????
  • 92 3
 Come on Lulu... 90% of your customer base is female, and we also ride bikes...
  • 8 2
 Seriously!
  • 111 34
 We were kinda hoping you would just wear the yoga pants.
  • 195 2
 Not until you all buff up and start riding shirtless.
  • 2 1
 maybe they want to grow their customer base?
  • 25 2
 Shhhh just buy the men's stuff, if they made a women's version the ass would be transparent and they'd take off all the pockets!
  • 4 0
 @ryetoast: they'd charge extra for the pockets!
  • 4 0
 @lej: HAA! Well played
  • 3 2
 Can't wait to see all the South American Instagram cyclists with mirrored wrap around glasses sporting them in their feeds...
  • 1 0
 @Joeief: dunked hard
  • 1 0
 @alaskaskier: They're growing my customer base. pew pew!
  • 39 1
 Namaste with cheap shorts
  • 4 1
 Let me know if you ever find a pair of "cheap" biking shorts. Seems like a unicorn to me.
  • 11 1
 @KMcNeil: try Zoic. Good quality, very well priced.
  • 5 0
 Thats dudes right arm is like 6" longer than his left
  • 3 0
 @scary1: Nah, he’s just has the emo slouch perfected
  • 2 0
 Gerry cargo shorts from Costco, 15 bucks = mtb shorts.
  • 3 1
 @KMcNeil: Eddie Bauer Guide Pro. Everything is always on sale, the last pair I got were like 30 bucks after discounts. And they're normal shorts so you can wear them for more than just riding.
  • 2 0
 @KMcNeil: fox rangers are on sale 90% of the time for $40-$50 which includes the liner shorts
  • 1 0
 @Mlloyd550: Liberty Mutual nibiity bibbidy
  • 1 0
 @solem22: Eddie Bauer's quality and customer service are trash though.
  • 1 1
 @pgomez: lifetime warranty and you can walk in any store and swap em out....because I've had to swap out my Guide Pro pants multiple times. I love them but the stitching along the seams is the thinnest on this earth.

And yeah, they are $70+ retail & if you're not in the market with the cash during their 50% off sales, pretty useless. But they are definitely worth the dollars if bought on discount and you warranty them.
  • 2 0
 @nfontanella: I second the Fox Rangers. Always on a sale, comfortable, and hold up well.
  • 4 0
 @scary1: Those pants were specially designed for people with longer right arms. That's why the pocket is lower on that side.
  • 1 0
 @scary1: easy man ... he's half knuckle dragger. Sheesh! Some people can be so insensitive.
  • 1 0
 @KMcNeil: Walmart Wrangler outdoor utility shorts. 15 USD and honestly as good as anything I've ever had. No logos or anything anywhere, so no one has to know.
  • 34 0
 This is great. Can't wait for the Jimmy Choo enduro shoes...
  • 38 0
 I often think to myself, "If only mountain biking apparel could somehow be more expensive..."
  • 6 1
 Seems like they would have far better luck selling to the vanity conscious roadie crowd.
  • 1 0
 That might just get my wife out there!
  • 1 0
 Then all you'll need is a matching Thirty-One hydro pack and bike bag.
  • 21 1
 1 shirt, 1 jacket and 1 pair of pants: $704 + tax (BC sales tax) = $788.48

Pinkbike should do a pole and see how many people would even jokingly say they would buy this kit. I get it, everyone's gotta make profit etc. But is it just me that can't afford this? Am I a crusty old dude? Well yes. But it Seems like I'm the only one these days that can't afford a $11,999 bike and $788 kit. Now let's not forget the spawnswored bros that get this for free and says it's amazing and you should buy it. Of course they think it's good, they didn't spend what it costs to lease a Tacoma per month on their kit.
  • 9 1
 Fox Defend Kevlar Pants - $222.38, Fox Defend Delta LS Jersey - $117.70, Fox Flexair Pro 3L Jacket - $392.48 = $732.56 (Prices take from JensonUSA)

All fairly comparable pieces of kit. It's an expensive sport. I'm sure if Pinkbike did a poll, a large amount of users would/have paid this amount for clothing before and would do again.
  • 1 0
 @jawa: Yeah, I was thinking about how the prices were comparable. Dang, new kit from everyone is expensive. Lulu will probably jack up prices so people buy it for clout eventually.
  • 5 0
 Who leases a Tacoma!?
  • 6 0
 People should factor in the total cost of ownership because LL makes incredibly durable and comfortable active wear. I scoffed at them for years like most guys, out of total ignorance. My wife bought me a T and it’s going 5yrs strong being worn riding, working out and playing court volleyball. I sweat like a cold pint on a bar in Jamaica in August and that shirt doesn’t hold any odor and shows absolutely 0 signs of wear or stretch. I can’t count how many cheap UA or Fox shirts I’ve destroyed during the same time
  • 1 0
 @robwhynot: Exactly the same experience here! It was a real breakthrough when I realised this was allowed. :-)
  • 21 3
 Been riding my Lulu ABC pants in the bike park all season. They look great, are comfortable and don't have any obnoxious logos. Less expensive than most pants from TLD, Fox etc.
  • 9 1
 I started wearing ABC slim pants in the park early this year, and now all my friends do. Look like Lulu listened. THANKS GUYS!
  • 3 0
 I got a pair for work/formal functions and they are amazing! Looking forward to adding more pairs to the collection
  • 4 1
 Best pants ever.
  • 3 0
 I just ordered some ATG by Wrangler Eco Utility pants and they look pretty good for MTB
  • 1 1
 @BigLips93: "formal"? Inconceivable. I do not think you know what that word means.
  • 2 0
 Considered the ABC's as well as the Arc'teryx A2B. Ended up with two pairs of North Face Slim Motion pants that function very well for riding as well as casual wear. Lower base price and you can usually find them on sale, too. I got both mine for less than $100 CAD.
  • 21 4
 lol, get fucked
  • 22 8
 Gotta give them some respect for calling their moto gear the "wilderness collection." That's some top notch trolling.
  • 11 0
 Ever since I landed on Galaxis-121 I've been looking for some cool space-wear so I look like the other drones and clones when hanging out around the craft
  • 12 0
 Awesome, so tired of my dh pants going see through when I bend over.
  • 12 2
 I've seen more stylish chainsaw pants.
  • 4 0
 Hi vis chaps?
  • 9 1
 As soon as I saw the headline i wanted to come in here and make a snarky comment. But everyone has already posted every clever thing I came up with
  • 4 0
 Gahhh! You stole my comment.
  • 3 0
 They forgot these:
Those pants have a lot of access points for your junk.
You do fosse, fosse, fosse.
This kit is gonna be all the rage in D.C.
"personal development through action sports", so what they ride out into the woods and work on each other's resumes?
Wilderness Collective, its what your life coach wears.

I really have to thank them for all the new material they just gave me. This is gonna be fun.
  • 1 0
 @Brytrl8tr: You'll be here all weekend ! Tip your waitresses (and try the veal its delicious!) rimshot>
  • 10 0
 The pants look like my fishing waders.
  • 6 0
 Seems to me anyone interested in the "wilderness" aspect would probably realize how much nicer, more functional, and more durable the Fjall Raven G1000 pants are? Not to mention mosquito-proof...
  • 12 3
 Jesus wept
  • 8 1
 No-show socks? Is that what they're called? What is this cold-ankled millenial idiocy?
  • 7 0
 Ankles are sexy again
  • 14 1
 Men - for the love of god, stop the no socks and ankle thing. Please.
  • 9 5
 Seriously why are kids rolling up their pants these days, looks so retarded.....fuck i feel old bitching about teenager fashion trends haha
  • 4 0
 @StanMarsh: jeans couldn't get skinnier so they had to get dragged up. The moment they get closer to knee than ankle, we are all f*cked.
  • 3 0
 I prefer barefoot/minimal shoes, which look dumb with long pant legs. Like you’re walking around with socks on. Which is why I prefer to wear them with ankles showing, it’s just more balanced.
  • 4 0
 @blackthorne: can’t tell if serious.
  • 1 2
 @nvranka: Serious. Shoes like these look better with ankles showing: moveu.com/wp-content/uploads/featured-v4.jpg
  • 4 0
 @blackthorne: hahah oh man
  • 1 0
 @lej: oh god it is so much worse when done with a suit and dress shoes.
  • 10 3
 Too bad Chip Wilson is a spectacular douche. Won't be buying any products from Lululemon any time soon.
  • 4 2
 He hasn't been involved with the company for like 10 years.
  • 7 1
 @fries: 4 years. He stepped down from the board of directors in 2015 and he still owns nearly 10 percent of the company.
  • 1 0
 @jayacheess: Actually he was pushed out a long time ago because of sexual abuse charges. He only"stepped down" because they finally reached an out of court settlement. What you read on Wikipedia isn't always right. You were correct about one thing though, he is an ultimate douche.
  • 4 0
 I'm not saying one way or the other if this gear is right for any of the commenters. But if you ski (even just resort), or are a committed outdoorsperson, gear you like, gear that works and gear that lasts costs a lot. I really like my Arcteryx ski/cold weather pants, but you could buy all of this Lulu kit for just those pants.

Not saying you should buy this, and not saying this stuff doesn't have to earn it's keep in a long term test, but unless you're cruising the turkey sales or onlining, I think an across the board comparo on apples to apples pricing is in order before outright dismissing this offering. This gear may not be that out of line.
  • 14 7
 $100 shirt and $200 pants, should go over well here.....
  • 53 11
 How DARE they try and charge money for a product they designed, had manufactured then marked up so as to attain a profit.

I always just buy sheets of polyester off of aliexpress and clumsily sew 2 roughly rectangular panels together to form a totally serviceable poncho-esque riding jersey. Works just as well. Total cost? $1.37/shirt. Each one lasts 2 sometimes even 3 rides. With practice I’ve gotten my total manufacturing time down to a little over an hour.

You’d have to be CRAZY to buy this overpriced lululemon nonsense.
  • 10 1
 At least the price in CAD/USD is the same - Y'all can come up to Canada to save 30% right off the bat.
  • 8 1
 I bet they will go great with an ebike
  • 4 0
 Only if the ebike has a vape charger
  • 6 0
 Kitsbow has some competition now.
  • 2 0
 Norrona also
  • 7 1
 The clothes are more expensive than that motorcycle....
  • 2 0
 Marketing speech on cloths always sounds fun, its a shirt!!!! A SHIRT!!!!
I wasnt aware that underarm GUSSETS are a thing, so far I have seen them on my bike, not sure how comfy they are in a shirt.
And that anti-stink.... I really want to try and proof them wrong. Smile
  • 4 0
 I feel like I still need to protect my ankles when I'm taken "into the wild."
  • 8 3
 $30 jeans from costco for me.
  • 8 0
 I just don't understand riding in jeans. Sweating in jeans feels awful.
  • 4 0
 @rrolly: but riding a Transition in jeans and a flannel is mandatory!
  • 3 0
 Needs Factory makes some super rad products. Hand made in Vancouver and rider directed gear. I'll stick to my NF products for shredding
  • 1 0
 The huge NF logos are a deal breaker!
  • 2 0
 @TPLRacing: Black Sharpie.
  • 1 0
 Expensive... but so is everything else MTB- but the logo on these bad boys isn't super intense:https://www.ridenf.com/collections/pants/products/nf-berzerker-v2-stealth?variant=30278046154795
  • 4 0
 Old Navy need to step up their riding apparel game because these guys are about to price me out!
  • 7 3
 Not going to lie, if I see anyone wearing this shit I'm going to point and laugh.
  • 5 1
 @mikekazimer has something to look forward to then.
  • 2 0
 Meh, the design is so subtle, how would you even know? It's not like the TLD pajama collection that you can see from a mile away.
  • 4 0
 Didn’t lulu watch the WC DH this season? Denim, Denim is what we want! Jeesh
  • 3 0
 Absolutely no one who rides dual sport or off road is wearing these. For the same price you can get Kevlar reinforced jeans with hip and knee pad inserts.
  • 7 4
 From the company that are having UN investigations because their`workers have reported they are getting physically abused?
  • 6 1
 If you research it further; Lululemon just formed a new foundation with the UN. The original investigation was led by the Guardian newspaper, suspiciously timed with the announcement of working with the UN. It is a factory that Lulu has very little being produced at. One report also states that the factory also works with Adidas and Patagonian. Funny because we love Five-tens which are owned by Adidas and no one has criticized them for their involvement.
  • 2 3
 @chaynech1: It still doesn’t make it ok if another company are worse.

They can take the moral high ground and also say very little is produced there but they should know where they are getting their stuff made in the first place.
  • 1 0
 @dubod22: I 100% agree that it doesn't make it okay that another company has more product there. I am not saying these big companies are totally innocent, but I do believe that we add to the problem by demanding cheaper products which pushes companies to produce in developing countries. Also, Lulu isn't going to have someone at the factory all the time. They can do their best to source a sound and reputable factory; but at the end of the day when the pressure of deadlines is on and the factory owner faces the constant fear of losing business to other factories, there is the chance that they will push the employees harder then they should. This isn't right, but Lulu is right to say they had no idea it was going on and that they would investigate it. The factory supervisor will always be on their best behavior when Lulu is their and watching.
  • 2 0
 I spent around $160 for a pair of their pants. I usually wear them when I’m flying. They’re way to nice to wear mountain biking though
  • 6 4
 I predict that many affordable garments will arise from this partnership (credit @pakleni). Gruezi
  • 10 6
 lol, no thanks
  • 7 5
 For those price tags... I’ll buy some BA bike parts, not a shirt or trousers.
Good luck. Lol
  • 4 1
 Typo. Per their website that jacket is $398
  • 1 0
 As if this isn't tragic enough already, just wait till they announce their sponsorship deal with Johannes Von Klebelsberg. No more Denim Destroyer.
  • 2 0
 Surely "wilderness" apparell is a leaf over your junk possibly complemented by some sort of squirrel shoes..
  • 1 0
 Perfect for my adventures to Home Depot, and the craft store, but first let me take a selfie with my latte. #livingmybestlife
  • 1 0
 I was wondering how the hell Dean Wilson ended up with a Lululemon sponsorship. #yogocross
  • 5 2
 Clothes for chodes.
  • 3 1
 Come on Pink Bike. You can't be that desperate.
  • 5 2
 No, just no.
  • 4 2
 The f*ck? Is this what's 'cool' these days?
  • 3 0
 Yuck
  • 2 0
 No water bottle holder. Fail!
  • 1 0
 I'll pass on these based on the boring colors plus there are so many other options available.
  • 2 0
 Just... no. Just no. Staaahhhhppp.
  • 1 0
 I can’t wait to see their bike! Especially if their friend Andrew Cho says it works really well.
  • 1 0
 Sure you could buy from Lululemon but that means you would be buying from Lululemon.
  • 3 2
 Do they fit all body types!!
  • 1 0
 My ass better look good in these lolz
  • 1 0
 But can they handle a ragdoll/cartwheel in the park?
  • 1 0
 Lululemon also make camel toes look good.
  • 1 0
 Need to get a pair to wear in my mall crawler.
  • 2 1
 Google the Chip Wilson boner essay. What a time to be alive
  • 1 0
 Love my LL windbreaker with pit zips
  • 1 0
 That price buys me nearly two rapha longsleeves...
  • 1 0
 So Portland...No thanks..
  • 2 0
 Looks awful imo
  • 1 0
 I'll stick with my jeans, jean shirt and jean jacket
  • 1 0
 You're so 80's, bruh.
  • 1 1
 Is Fabletics going to be next? Oh and is Lululemon still being made in underage Chinese sweatshops?
  • 1 0
 Will this make my balls look good?
  • 2 0
 Botox them like Dave Chapelle - "Smooth as eggs."
  • 1 0
 Do you think these will go with my race collar?
  • 1 0
 Doesn't beat the style and probably confort of VUORI
  • 6 5
 YAWWWWNNNNN!
  • 1 1
 Please no Seaweed materials!
  • 2 1
 $400 pants. Speechless.
  • 3 0
 $400 jacket, $200 pants.
  • 2 2
 Lululemon is for women!!
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