Gear Test: lululemon Cargo Super High-Rise Hiking Tights

We’re out there in the wilds with the lululemon Cargo Super High-Rise Hiking Tights, putting these hiking tights to the test.

Highlights of the lululemon Cargo Super High-Rise Hiking Tights

Initial Thoughts on the lululemon Cargo Super High-Rise Hiking Tights

lululemon did the impossible – a pair of tights that offer the comfort and flexibility that their leggings have become known for, combined with the durability, strength, and utility of a pair of traditional hiking pants. The leggings are extra high-rise, feature deep pockets, and have plenty of loops for hooking keys or bear spray. They are ideal for long, rugged hikes and excel on rock scrambles and in harsh elements with the breathable, quick-drying, and abrasion-resistant fabric. (Be mindful that these leggings run very small! Our reviewer is typically a 4 in jeans and sized up to an 8 in these leggings.)

Pros Cons
  • Abrasion-resistant fabric is incredibly strong and versatile
  • A little heavy for warm weather
  • Super high-rise fit
  • Sizes run small
  • Drawcord for a customized fit
  • Huge, stretchy pockets on both sides of the leggings
  • Multiple fabric hooks and D rings to hang keys, bear spray, etc

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What do you think of the lululemon Cargo Super High-Rise Hiking Tights? Have you tested these yourself? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

Colleen Goldhorn

Colleen Goldhorn is an outdoor industry creative who is based in Montana's beautiful Bitterroot Valley. She has hiked over 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and continues to be an avid hiker, backpacker, and adventure seeker throughout the Rocky Mountains. Colleen owns a creative studio which specializes in design, photography, and writing for outdoor brands. Her work can be viewed at, or on Instagram. Affiliate Policy: This article may contain affiliate links, which help fund our website. When you click on the links to purchase the gear we get a commission, and this goes a long way to creating guides, gear reviews, and other excellent content.

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