The 10 Best lululemon Jackets to Put the Cherry on Top of the Sporty Outfits of Your Dreams

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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of lululemon. From the top-of-the-line designs and materials to the constant release of new arrivals, keeping our interests constantly piqued (and our credit cards busy), there’s so much to love about the brand. We know you’ve heard of the Align leggings, men’s pants and Energy bras, but one of our favorite items from the brand are lululemon jackets.

While the brand is best known for its athletic Define jacket styles, you can find tons of options like winter coats, rain jackets, workout zip-ups, windbreakers and more. Personally, our top pick is the lululemon Define Luon Jacket ($118). “I live for how comfy and wearable this jacket is. A lot of athletic zip-ups have zippers that poke out or material that is too thick or pills, but this design and the Luon fabric is the ideal combination for the perfect workout jacket,” says commerce editor Olivia Dubyak.

The Best lululemon Jackets at a Glance


Best Overall

lululemon Define Luon Jacket

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Best Winter Running Jacket

lululemon Down For It All Jacket

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Best Winter Parka

lululemon Snow Warrior Parka

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Best Cropped Jacket

lululemon Define Cropped Jacket

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Best Hiking Jacket

lululemon Grid Fleece Hiking Overshirt

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How We Chose the Best lululemon Jackets

Having tried some of these jackets, our editors have concluded that it’s important to look for how breathable and flexible the material is, how durable the jacket is over time and how it fits. We also considered customers’ top picks based on high-rated reviews.

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Best Overall

1. lululemon Define Luon Jacket


  • What We Like: sculpting shape, zipper hood
  • What We Don’t Like: sleeves are quite long
  • Material: Luon
  • Size Range: 0 to 20
  • Promising Review: “I wear this jacket constantly, and it’s even stretched over my baby belly and fits nicely still. The material is thick and sturdy without being constricting and it really gives shape to my waist and hips.” —Olivia Dubyak, PureWow commerce editor

The classic lululemon Define jacket is a fan favorite for many reasons. Not only is it great for giving your upper body shape and defining your curves beautifully, it’s super comfortable to wear for workouts, according to Dubyak. The Luon fabric is sweat-wicking, breathable and has four-way stretch so you won’t feel constricted when you’re at Pilates.

Best Winter Running Jacket

2. lululemon Down For It All Jacket


  • What We Like: fitted puffer style, reflective detailing
  • What We Don’t Like: fits a little small, according to reviewers
  • Material: Glyde and PrimaLoft
  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Promising Review: “[It’s] smooth and sleek. This jacket is much nicer than I expected. [Plus, it] tapers in at the waist and fits very well.” —a lululemon customer

If you live in a cold winter climate and are an outdoor runner, you know the importance of a high-quality running jacket. This one is made with the water-resistant Glyde material and has PrimaLoft insulation for lots of breathable warmth. Reviewers mention it does run a smidge on the smaller side, so if you want extra room for thicker layers, opt for a size up.

Best Winter Parka

3. lululemon Snow Warrior Parka


  • What We Like: down filling, waterproof outer fabric
  • What We Don’t Like: only available in one color
  • Material: Glyde, goose down
  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Promising Review: “I am obsessed and so happy with this jacket…Since you can cinch the waist of the outer jacket, I find it can be a flattering fit on its own. [It’s] very warm and the inside jacket is so fluffy and soft.” —a lululemon customer

Winter is right around the corner, and if you’re like us, you want a big cozy parka to snuggle up in when you have to face the outdoors. This parka has tons of room and reaches down to your knees to keep your legs toasty, too. The button and zipper dual closure will ensure no winter winds are penetrating the front of your coat and the waterproof shell and down filling will keep you very warm when the temps drop.

Best Cropped Jacket

4. lululemon Define Cropped Jacket


  • What We Like: Nulu fabric, cropped fit
  • What We Don’t Like: sleeves may be too long for those who don’t utilize thumb holes
  • Material: Nulu
  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Promising Review: “[I] love this jacket! The crop is the perfect length and the jacket itself is light and easy to throw on with any athletic outfit.” —a lululemon customer

If you prefer your workout jackets to have a cropped fit, this one’s for you. It’s made to hit right above your hips, so your high-waist leggings will look great with this zip-up. It’s made of the iconic Nulu fabric (the same as our favorite Align leggings) so you can expect the buttery soft material to keep you comfortable and supported throughout your workout. Not only is this jacket a fan favorite because of the material, it’s also earned praise for how flattering and comfortable it is to wear outside of a sweaty gym sesh.

Best Hiking Jacket

5. lululemon Grid Fleece Hiking Overshirt


  • What We Like: boxy shape, large chest pockets
  • What We Don’t Like: the pocket on the arm
  • Material: mesh fleece
  • Size Range: 0 to 20
  • Promising Review: “Don’t be fooled by how thin this is—it is very warm! Great for hiking [and] pretty oversized.” —a lululemon customer

Avid hikers undertand how crucial it is of have high-quality clothing for your adventures. This shirt has a button-up front and is very lightweight, so it won’t weigh you down, but because of the mesh fleece, it keeps you very warm. “I’m crazy about their hiking shacket,” says senior editor Dana Dickey. “It’s got a distinctive blocky style and is made from a featherweight fleece. It’s got big chest pockets as well as side pockets.” The oversize fit also makes it great for layering over your base pieces.

Best Relaxed Jacket

6. lululemon Define Relaxed-Fit Jacket


  • What We Like: relaxed fit, cinchable waist
  • What We Don’t Like: only available in two colors
  • Material: Luon
  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Promising Review: “It’s the same material as the fitted version of the Define style, making it just as functional for working out and movement, but even comfier since it’s relaxed in fit.” —Olivia Dubyak, PureWow commerce editor

If you’re a fan of lululemon’s original Define jacket, you’re going to love this brand-new iteration. The relaxed fit has a cinchable waist so you can adjust your fit for runs or cool weather workouts, and the sleeves unfold depending on your styling preference. There’s also a zipper cage at the top of the neck so the metal doesn’t poke into your skin if you have it zipped up the full way. “I’m in love with my Define Luon jacket in the fitted version, so I can’t wait to get my hands on this brand new relaxed fit one, I can just imagine how comfortable it feels,” says Dubyak.

Best Puffer Coat

7. lululemon Wunder Puff Jacket


  • What We Like: zipper and button front, waist length
  • What We Don’t Like: sleeves may be slightly long on some people
  • Material: nylon, polyester, lycra, goose down
  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Promising Review: “This coat is so comfortable and warm!! I live in Wisconsin and I wanted something to keep me warm but I also didn’t want something as big as a parka. This coat is so dang cute and I love wearing it! I would say if you like wearing layers under it you should probably size up one!” —a lululemon customer

Puffer coats are a fantastic choice for cold climates, and if you don’t want a big parka like the reviewer notes, this shorter version that’s stuffed with goose down and feathers and topped with a water-resistant material is going to keep you warm and dry without the extra bulk. “This is a roomy jacket [and] I love the slightly oversize, poofy look [so I] didn’t size down. The jacket is light, warm and super cute,” notes another customer.

Best Water-Repellant Jacket

8. lululemon Always Effortless Jacket


  • What We Like: water-repellant, hip length
  • What We Don’t Like: cinchable waist seems unnecessary on this design
  • Material: Glyde
  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Promising Review: “This is the best jacket ever. I wear [an] 8/10 and I went with 8 in this one [and] it fits a tad larger…[I] love how the hood tucks away [and] it’s actually warm for windy days and performs really well in rain as well.” —a lululemon customer

Not only is this jacket functional, it’s super cute, too. Several reviewers note that it’s a great fall jacket since it’s lightweight but still provides water-resistance and an extra layer to keep you cozy on chilly fall days. The waist is cinchable, but if you aren’t someone who loves a feature like that then the loops may be an undesirable addition. However, we love the back flap to allow ventilation and the multiple zip pockets for storage.

Best Packable Jacket

9. lululemon Pack It Down Jacket


  • What We Like: designed for movement, lightweight
  • What We Don’t Like: customers mention it loses some shape after washing
  • Material: DiamondStretch
  • Size Range: 0 to 14
  • Promising Review: “Loved this jacket—[it’s] light, warm [and] stylish. Very useful to travel, [for] day-to-day errands and also for some night-out looks.” —a lululemon customer

Lightweight, packable puffy jackets like this one are great for late fall and early winter weather. The Pack It Down Jacket has a longer fit to keep your thighs covered, and the down fill makes it a great option to pack for traveling. It has a slimmer fit, which means a chunky sweater may not fit the most comfortably under the coat, so if you want some extra room, maybe grab a size up.

Best Raincoat

10. lululemon Rain Rebel Jacket


  • What We Like: reflective cuffs, long silhouette
  • What We Don’t Like: only available in three colors
  • Material: Glyde
  • Size Range: 0 to 20
  • Promising Review: “I love the length and color, as well as the fact that the waist has a pull string to make it smaller. It would definitely size down; this had a larger fit on me.” —a lululemon customer

Like the Always Effortless jacket, this coat is great for keeping water off you during rainy fall and spring days. We love that the cuffs have a reflective lululemon label since it gets dark so early in the autumn months. It isn’t super fitted to the body, so it is ideal for layering, and the back has a flap for ventilation so you won’t overheat.

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Olivia Dubyak

Commerce Editor

Olivia Dubyak is PureWow's Commerce Editor and textbook Capricorn. She studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has gone from New York City to...
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