a glimpse at new gear – Run: Reflective Jacket

a glmpse at new gear
why we love it

A Vancouver winter is made up of a whole lot of rain, short dark days and really long nights. We designed the Run: Reflective Jacket with these conditions in mind. The reflective, four-way-stretch iLUminate fabric gives us the freedom to shine bright and move without restriction. Power Luxtreme™ fabric cuffs and collar, music storage and bonded seams make this jacket winter run ready. Looks like the dark days are over!

Joanna - product editor


the girl behind the design: lauren powell

My Dad was in the Coast Guard when I was young so I grew up all over the United States (from the East Coast to the West Coast). After graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans (an amazing city that will always have a special place in my heart), I went to design school at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in  NYC. Since graduating, I have designed collections for Reebok and Ralph Lauren, collaborated on designs with Cirque Du Soleil and launched a new contemporary collection based in NYC.

I joined lululemon a little more than one year ago, and what an amazing year I have had – I get to work for an amazing company in my favourite city. Winter 2012 was my first design season with lululemon. Seeing my designs in our stores, and on the street is incredible.

thats what she said
When you designed the Run: Reflective Jacket what run-specific problem(s) did you set out to solve? What inspired your design?
Short wintery days can make running a dim prospect. I designed this fully reflective, super technical jacket to be the ultimate night, and early morning running piece. Clean lines and a sleek silhouette make it easy to move, and the amazing iLUminate fabric helps motorists, cyclists and pedestrians see you coming. Good news for all involved.
What kind of fabric is used to make this jacket shine?
This jacket is made with our fully reflective iLUminate fabric. This jacket helps you shine and it is also really stretchy so you can move without restriction.
What's your favourite key feature?
There are lots of goodies built into this jacket. Bonded seams give the jacket a clean and smooth interior to help cut down on the chances of chafe, the collar is lined with Power Luxtreme™ fabric for a soft feeling against your skin, and lasercut venting under the arms helps keep you cool. There's also a media port in the chest pocket. It lets you channel your headphones inside the jacket, which helps keep the cord from bouncing around while you run.
When is the next time we might spot you wearing the Run: Reflective Jacket?
I love an early morning workout. Running in the morning is such an incredible way to wake up and start the day. What's better than a long run along the East River as the sun rises over the city!
look on the bright side!

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Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 14, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

Will this jacket be unisex?

Comment by Brandon — January 14, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

Hi Brandon,
The jacket is designed for women so it is not a unisex piece.
~ Siya
Social Media Educator

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 15, 2013 @ 7:19 am

Since this will not be unisex will you be making one for men?

Comment by John T. — January 15, 2013 @ 11:35 am

Hi John,
I haven’t heard that we’ll be seeing a similar jacket for men however I can certainly share it’s a piece you’d like to see. This is the first time we’re using iLUminate in our gear so there’s a good chance we’ll see more hints of it in other garments.
~ Siya
Social Media Educator

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 15, 2013 @ 11:42 am

Can you tell me if the Black jacket is just as reflective as the silver? I was really hoping to see a video and/or image of the black in the dark as well. Also, is the jacket water repellant or water proof at all? I live in Washington so for a winter jacket that as important as being visable.

Thank you very much. I love your apparel! Great design with this jacket.

Comment by Franzine — January 17, 2013 @ 12:34 pm

This jacket is simply engineered to function and perform.
In the end you feel special and COOL every time you have it on – great job.

Comment by Alex Washington Okot — January 17, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

Hi Franzine,
I’m happy to confirm that the black colour is just as reflective as the silver. Both colours feature the iLUminate which really lights up dark nights or early mornings. Here’s an album from West Edmonton Mall that features the black Run: Reflective Jacket: http://on.fb.me/UxXwFW I purchased the jacket and wore it when it was a tad misty out. I found that the jacket did keep water at bay however I haven’t tested it during a full down pour.
~ Siya
Social Media Educator

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — January 17, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

Thank you!

Comment by Franzine — January 17, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

Wow, that picture is of the black? It doesn’t even look black with the reflective qualities!

Thanks again,

Comment by Franzine — January 17, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

I am extremely impressed by all the talent and creativity that went into this reflective jacket. This is a good choice for a winter jacket. I like the fluorescent materials that allow these jackets to glow at night, which make them more beneficial. They are comfortable to wear and soft against the skin.

Comment by Kate — January 22, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

Wondering about this lovely jacket.My local store had a ton of them and I went back in and they were gone and not on the website either! I was wanting one for safety, walking the dog and running as I live in the country. thanks

Comment by janine — March 13, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

You absolutely need to make a men’s version of this jacket!

Comment by peter — May 7, 2013 @ 10:43 am

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