letter to the light up cycling clothing line



cycling shorts from lululemon

Dear Light Up Cycling Line,

I heart you big time. Here are the top 6 reasons why (that’s right, I couldn’t stop at 5):

reflective taping

1. It may be obvious, but the reflective taping on the back is awesome. On my white jersey, you can’t even see the taping until light hits it. The shorts have it right down the back, which is exactly where you need it the most for maximum visibility. This is such a great safety feature, especially in the summer, when it’s too hot to do a long ride in the middle of the day. You still need to feel like you’re wearing next to nothing in the warm evenings, but you have the reflectivity you need.

reflective taping on cycling gear from lululemon

circle mesh

2. The Circle Mesh Back on the Jersey. The ENTIRE back (and a bit of the front) is circle mesh. It’s moisture wicking, and basically air-conditions the whole shirt. This is pretty rad because it makes this the most lightweight jersey I own, which also makes it my favourite.

back pockets

3. The Back Pockets. This jersey has two deep pockets in the back that fit EVERYTHING. I’m talking pump, spare tubes, sandwich (PB&J), gels, phone for emergencies, and there’s still room for more. The secret is the super stretchy circle mesh which can accommodate almost anything you’d want to put in there. The shorts have a secure back pocket, which is perfect for my ID and anything that I need to keep safe.

power luxtreme

4. Power Luxtreme. The shorts, and the front of the jersey are made of inherently wicking, lightweight power luxtreme. This is so key for hot summer days, as it keeps me drier than other materials, and feels amazing against my skin.

angled sleeves

5. Angled Sleeves. These are perhaps the sexiest sleeves I’ve seen on a bike jersey. They are shorter and angled, so that when I’m leaned forward on my road bike, I avoid the dreaded Farmer’s tan. Trivial, I know, but come on, it’s like the icing on the technical features cake.

cycling jersey from lululemon
Britt in the Light Up Jersey, avoiding Farmer's tan!

padding (aka the 'chamois')

6. The Chamois. It is so hard to find a cycling short with a chamois (pronounced "sham-ee") that doesn’t look like a diaper. This one is perfect because it’s discreet, but still makes my training rides super comfortable! Now I can chill post ride at my fave coffee shop or local pub and not feel self conscious.

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15 Comments »


Will this be available in the men’s line as well?

Comment by Eliott — July 22, 2010 @ 8:49 am


I second Eliott’s question. Where’s the men’s version?!?!

Comment by Darryl — July 22, 2010 @ 9:42 am


Where the men’s LOVE!?!?!?!?!?!?

Comment by Nick — July 22, 2010 @ 1:08 pm


Agree! I have a lot of Lulu and love it… We need cycling kits for men! Please?!?

Comment by Brent — July 22, 2010 @ 2:41 pm


I agree – angled sleeves are the greatest. I’ll have to check them out when you pass me on our bike route Britt! :)

Comment by Alexis — July 22, 2010 @ 4:15 pm


I would like to see this in other colors since I don’t ride at night and don’t really need reflectors but I need to be noticed in traffic in daylight. Bright colors work best for that. My local LULU store didn’t have the white version. I hope you keep going with cylcing clothing since what is currently offered by other companies is not that impressive.

Comment by doro — July 22, 2010 @ 6:41 pm


Love it! When will you sell it in Hong Kong and are you making a men’s line?

Comment by Corinne — July 22, 2010 @ 7:05 pm


For all you guys out there who would love some cycling gear, please check out our team saxo bank items:

http://shop.lululemon.com/store/collection.aspx?collectionid=4&outfitid=4

Comment by Alexandria — July 23, 2010 @ 11:33 am


I reeeally want the charcoal/heathered combo of Light Up Jersey and Skirt but the website is sold out size 4 jerseys. Please make more if you’re reading this Lululemonees and let me know when you or if you do!

Comment by Sandra — July 23, 2010 @ 2:34 pm


Hey Sandra,
Have you tried calling the Guest Education Centre? If you ever have trouble finding the product you want online it’s good to give us a call as we may have it available for a phone sale. Our number is 1.877.263.9300 option #2

Comment by Jenna — July 23, 2010 @ 3:00 pm


Thank you! I may not get to a yoga class every week but I bike everyday and combining the best fit and fabrics of lulu for us bikers…awesome. More please!

Comment by Lis — July 24, 2010 @ 10:19 pm


number six was key buddy! glad you didnt let the man hold you down to five. Awesome blog!

Comment by Rebecca Peel — July 25, 2010 @ 12:28 pm


Awesome site, I hadn’t noticed http://www.lululemon.com till now in my surfing! Keep up the great work!

Comment by nu skin.6 — July 30, 2010 @ 2:22 am


I prefer a shorter length. There was a version sold earlier this year. Let’s bring them back and offer colorful jerseys.

Comment by Claudette — August 1, 2010 @ 7:20 pm


this blog is very wonderful

Comment by private lendor — September 30, 2011 @ 4:35 pm


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