What’s better than a weekend surrounded by fresh air and the distant sound of chirping birds? Singapore’s relatively flat landscape may not be the first destination that comes to mind for hiking enthusiasts—unlike neighbouring Hong Kong or Indonesia—but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the diverse range of paths we have peppered around the island. Retreating into green spaces has never been more accessible, thanks to the heroes at National Parks Board and their increasing efforts to curate recreational hiking routes in hopes of building a city in nature.
“With reduced travel and social distancing measures in place over the past several years, hiking has become a way to rediscover the city, reconnect with nature and support well-being through movement,” says Elliott Harris, senior vice-president of merchandising and allocation, lululemon APAC & China.
From Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to the Kranji Marshes, there’s bound to be a path suited to your physical aptitude. Looking for a hidden paradise away from the modern metropolis? The Mandai T15 trail offers a meandering challenge shrouded in wild foliage to channel the inner adventurer in you. Or perhaps a meditative walk down the Learning Forest in Botanic Gardens to recharge from a hectic work week may be the lush getaway you need for a mental health break and to soak up the healing benefits of nature.
Regardless of which trail you plan to trek for a good dose of Mother Nature, no hiking experience is complete without the right gear to embrace the elements head on. Debuting its brand new collection of adaptable gear specifically designed for hiking, lululemon’s Hike collection is all about enhancing your experience every step of the journey. Harris reiterates, “a meticulous level of detail, quality, and thought was poured into every garment. We’ve created products that are water-repellent, have ample storage capabilities and are made from abrasion-resistant stretch fabric that can empower guests to move easily through varied conditions.”
The collection offers a selection of functional designs fit for our hot and humid climate, and brilliantly adaptable pieces that make it easier than ever to spend time in the great outdoors. Without compromising on style, the Hike collection reimagines activewear to encompass dynamic ventilation, abrasion-resistant seams and LiftOS™ technology to recalibrate weight distribution and relieve pressure points for those extra long cross-island treks.
Set for a 5 July drop, we’re already called dibs on a selection of items across the Hike collection. From water-repellent rucksacks to double-duty sports bras, being stylishly at the ready has never been easier.
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Back to Life Sport Bottle 32oz, $78
A cute everyday essential, lululemon’s vacuum insulation and no-flavour transfer design guarantees each sip of water stays fresh between breaks. Toss it into your backpack with confidence that its leak-proof lid works magic to keep your drink safe throughout the day.
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Power Stride Hiking Crew Socks, $48
Being on your feet all day is no small feat, so give your soles some extra TLC with these hiking crew socks. With added micro-cushioning and an ergonomic foot design, they are a must-have for ardent hikers who wish to make each step easier on their toes.
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Multi-Pocket Cargo HR Hiking Short 5”, $158
Ideal for storing and exploring, these shorts make hiking anywhere a breeze. With zippered pockets and storage loops to secure your precious valuables, you won’t have to worry about clunky backpacks weighing you down on your next adventure.
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Water Bottle Crossbody Bag, $78
You won’t forget to hydrate with this crossbody bag, allowing you to keep your trusty water bottle secure while keeping your hands free. Besides being completely water-repellent, its reflective details will stand out among all that greenery—ensuring an easy spot if you do misplace it.
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Hike To Swim Bra, $128
If you’re an outdoors lover, it never hurts to add a tactile sports bra to your wardrobe. The lululemon Hike to Swim bra offers added mobility during intense treks, and its quick-drying fabric will have you prepared even when tropical rain showers come pouring down mid-hike.
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Cinch-back Half-zip Hiking Pullover, $278
Hiking becomes a breeze when you’ve got this dynamic pullover with you on the trails. Water-resistant and windproof, it also features a perforated back panel to keep you cool and the sweat at bay.
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Convertible Ripstop Hiking Jacket, $298
Travel light on your next outdoor trek with this convertible jacket, equipped with zip-off sleeves and a built-in shoulder bag. Hailing wind or rain got nothing on you when you’ve got this trusty piece on.
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Multi-Pocket Cargo HR Hiking Skirt, $158
Who said skirts weren’t made for the outdoors? Lululemon’s latest hiking skirt is made to handle everything that nature throws your way. The extra big pockets makes this a win in our books.
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Cargo SHR Hiking Tight 25”, $228
A closet staple in every modern woman’s wardrobe, these leggings were made to tough out the terrain with abrasion-resistant fabric. As we bid goodbye to chafing, what also takes it home for us is the incredible pocket space these leggings have to offer.
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Hike to Swim Short 6", $128
A trusty pair of shorts goes a long way when it comes down to the great outdoors. Flattering silhouette aside, these dual-use shorts are lifesavers on both land and water as it features a silicone grip on the inside hem to keep your shorts in place—spontaneous trailside swim, anyone?
Find out more about the lululemon Hike collection at lululemon.com