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By now, SPY readers are probably familiar with lululemon, and with the fact that we’re big fans of this athletic apparel company. They’re one of the rare brands in the world of menswear that has mastered the art of high-performance, stylish clothing. Their pieces aren’t just made for sweating, but built for moving, breathing and living in as well. You can don anything from lululemon just as easily at the gym as you can on the hiking trail, an airplane or at the grocery store.
The new fall line from lululemon is full of new high-performance fits that are perfect for the latter half of the year. As the temperature changes, so do our clothing needs, and lululemon is aimed at making that transition as easy as possible with their new pieces.
Picking out and organizing a new wardrobe for a new season can be tricky, so we’re here to help. We’ve combed through their collection, both the new pieces and their signature classics, and found exactly what you need for fall. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your training uniform or need a high-performance pair of joggers to jet set with, there’s something in this list for you.
We’ve divided up our picks into categories — shorts and hoodies, shorts and joggers, jackets and vests and accessories — so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
New Shirts & Hoodies
1. SeaWheeze Fast and Free Short Sleeve Shirt
This is one of lululemon’s newest pieces of athletic wear, and it’s also a bright, bold, stylish piece that comes in colors perfect for fall. (The matching SeaWheeze Joggers are almost sold out.) Not only does this shirt have a fantastic, unique print, it’s also designed with lulu’s sweat-wicking, Breathe Light mesh fabric that’s perfect for running or intense training sessions. It’s also made with No-Stink Zinc technology that’s designed to decrease the growth of odor-causing bacteria on the fabric, and it’s got reflective detailing so you can be seen more easily on the road or trail at night.
2. Drysense Long Sleeve Shirt
This is another new piece of gear available for fall that’s designed for those hard training sessions, indoor or out, and is made with their sweat-wicking fabric and anti-odor tech. It’s got a classic fit, so there’s room for some muscular gains if that’s your goal, and the shirt has underarm gussets for increased mobility. It’s also made with a locker loop so it’s easy to hang.
3. Metal Vent Tech Polo Shirt 2.0
Another must-have for fall 2021? A clean technical polo. This is the ultimate in versatile performance gear right now. Not only will this shirt look great on a museum date, but it will work just as well if you head straight to the gym after. The Metal Vent Tech Polo boasts a seamless construction (AKA bye-bye chafing) and incorporates lulu’s Silverescent technology, which helps block smells at the source. If you’re trying to impress someone at the smoothie bar after your next workout, pull up in one of these and thank us later.
4. At Ease Hoodie
The lululemon At Ease Hoodie is perfect for both chilly fall morning runs and getting cozy on the couch, and it has a bunch of thoughtful little touches that make it perfect for active guys. There’s an underarm gusset for greater mobility, secure zippered pockets, and a locker loop on the back for gym days. And because it’s a lululemon hoodie, it’s crafted with soft and breathable four-way stretch fabric so you can stay cozy and get your training done. When you’re not working out, it’s also perfect for running errands or layering underneath a jean jacket.
In short, it’s got everything you could possibly want in a hoodie.
5. Surge Warm 1/2 Zip
This 1/2 zip lightweight sweatshirt is perfect for running in colder weather. It’s made for wicking sweat before it turns chilly and makes you cold, and is made of their signature Rulu fabric with Lycra fibers that are designed to stretch while maintaining their shape. It’s made naturally breathable, buttery soft and has four-way stretch as well. If you’re a morning run person and refuse to let colder weather limit your time outside, this is a great fall and winter investment.
6. Textured Tech Hoodie
This sweatshirt is the ultimate balance of style and performance, and is made to handle almost everything — from running to training to traveling and moving through life. It’s got a classic fit with plenty of room, and is made with abrasion-resistant fabric designed for durability. It’s sweat-wicking, quick-drying and is made with four-way stretch. It’s designed to hang on your body and be comfortable no matter what you’re doing, and it’s made with mesh and bonded eyelets for ventilation.
7. At Ease Crew
We love lululemon for a lot of reasons, but at the moment, we love them for creating a stylish (and technical) crew neck hoodie. Crew neck hoodies have the ability to transcend the genre of “activewear.” Wear them with joggers and you look fly going to the gym. Wear them with chinos and you look smart walking into the office. And with a four-way stretch, breathable fabric, a sly zippered kangaroo pouch up front and even a loop on the back that’s designed for hanging in a locker, you can bet you’ll get plenty out of this handsome hoodie, whether at work or while working out. In short, this beauty is a must-have for fall.
New Shorts & Joggers
8. Surge Jogger 29″
Unlike most joggers, lululemon’s lightweight Surge Joggers are actually designed for jogging. They have zips at the cuffs so they’re easy to put on when you warm up, and take off when you’re cooling down. They’re made with sweat-wicking, quick-drying fabric and are built with the Lycra fabric that stretches easily while maintaining its shape. It’s got a tapered structure that gives glutes and thighs plenty of room to breathe and then hugs in at the ankles, and the zipperless back pocket is perfect for holding your keys or phone while you work.
9. City Sweat Jogger 29″ French Terry
Looking for cozy everyday sweats? Then you want lulu’s City Sweat French Terry Joggers. These are a great pair of basic joggers to have in your repertoire for everything from heading to and from the gym, to hanging out after work. They’re designed to move with you, and are made of super comfortable French Terry fabric that’s soft and stretchy. They’ve got the same tapered fit as the Surge joggers, and also have a waistband drawcord for a customized fit. These joggers also have both a secure back pocket and hidden media and coin pockets for storing all your goods while you’re out and about.
10. SeaWheeze Run State Jogger
The brand new SeaWheeze Joggers are almost sold out, but they’re too cool to not include in this round-up. They’re a part of the SeaWheeze collection from lululemon, which only comes around once per year. They’re made for your fastest running pace possible and are made of lightweight, water-repellent fabric that’ll help you finally conquer that PR. They’ve got four-way stretch, zippered hand pockets and reflective detailing to keep you safe.
11. T.H.E Short 9″ Linerless
The T.H.E. Shorts are a fan-favorite a lululemon and have just been released in a few new colorways, including this Gold Spice, turmeric-esque hew. They’re lightweight, made with sweat-wicking fabric and are made for training hard every single day. They’ve got a tapered, flattering fit for glutes and thighs, and there’s breathable fabric in the gusset to keep you cool and collected through every set. the 9″ length is on the longer side, so if you’re looking for a long-distance running short we recommend trying their shorter cuts. But for your daily trips to the gym, they’re perfect.
12. Commission Pant Classic 32″ Warpstreme
The Commission Pants are basically lululemon chinos, and they’re a great high-performance piece of clothing that’s formal enough to wear every day at the office. They’re not new, but they are a fan favorite due to the comfortable, stylish Warpstreme fabric that’s made for wearing in everyday life. The four-way stretch is perfect for commuting, and the shape retention means you’ll still look polished even after a long day. They’ve got a classic fit, 32″ length and the ABC technology adds an ergonomic gusset to the crotch of the pants to remove tension.
Jackets & Vests
13. Navigation Stretch Down Vest
The insulated Navigation Stretch Down Vest is a part of the new lululemon fall line, and it’s made with ThermoChannel™ construction fabric that locks in heat while staying stretchy and agile in cold weather. It’s designed to be worn on the move, making it perfect for a hike, run or adventure outdoors on a blustery day. 100% of the down used is certified to the RDS, and the vest is completely windproof and water-resistant. It also has an interior chest pocket for easy storage and a cinchable hem to lock in heat.
14. Expeditionist Jacket
If you’re going on a trip and can only bring one warm, high-performance jacket with you, let this be it. It’s got clean lines that pair with anything, and is designed to move with you throughout your day. It’s made of water-repellent fabric that stretches in all four directions, and is abrasion-resistant so daily wear and tear won’t wear it down. It’s got a classic fit that leaves room for layering, and it’s hip length so you’ve got full coverage.
15. Outpour StretchSeal Anorak
Look, running in the summer is great and all, but you know what’s vastly underrated in the world of outdoor exercise? Running in the rain. If you’re inclined to agree, you absolutely need this anorak. For the newcomers out there, an anorak is the lovechild of the hoodie, parka and windbreaker, making it a flexible, packable and stylish wet-weather accessory. And lululemon’s take on the piece? Oustanding. The entire shell is waterproof yet boasts two-way stretch, meaning it can go wherever you dare. Likewise, it packs adjustable cuffs and a cinchable hemline, so water stays on the outside. But our favorite feature of all? The hidden phone sleeve. After all, if you crush a 10-miler in the rain, but don’t post a selfie, did it really happen?
16. MacroPillow Tab Run Sock
These socks are also a part of their brand new fall line, and were made using a map of the movement of a runner’s foot so they hug, cushion and breathe in all the right places. The yarn used to make them has been treated with the No-Stink Zinc™ technology so odor-causing bacteria is kept at bay, and the ergonomically designed cuff guards against ankle chafing while you run.
17. Fast and Free Men’s Run Hat Elite
This hat is another new release from their fall line and is made to go the distance with you while providing ventilation, sweat-wicking and reflective detailing. The fabric is four-way stretch and there are added mesh panels for an even more breezy feel. The back has an adjustable closure for a custom fit, and it comes in three different colorways.
18. Always in Motion Boxer 5″
These newly designed boxers are ergonomically designed and made of soft, quick-drying fabric so you stay comfortable on the go. The Modal fabric has four-way stretch, is naturally breathable and is made of Lycra fiber for shape retention. They’re 5″ in length, designed to hit at right around the mid thigh, and have an ergonomic pouch in the center that’s shaped for support and adequate space.
We have to warn you: once you wear the new lululemon AIM Boxers, it will be hard to wear any other type of underwear.
19. Everywhere Belt Bag 1L
Not a “belt bag guy,” huh? Dear reader, you’re missing out. If you’ve ever carried a full-sized backpack to the gym (with nothing inside but your wallet, keys and cellphone), it’s time you downsized to a belt bag. No, this is not your dad’s fanny pack, this is lululemon’s take on the classic, with more than a few modern conveniences. For starters, there’s a stash pocket on the back (which is where you keep the truly valuable valuables), a large interior pocket for everything else, and even a mesh pocket inside to keep things organized. And did we mention it’s water-repellant? Yup. Remind us, why are backpacks better?