We know HOKA in the footwear sphere, but they are shaking things up with the addition of their all new apparel collection! This versatile collection will include everything form tops, slick jackets, comfy shorts and pants, as well as easy-going casual wear and upgraded running basics. Whether you’re hitting the track or hitting the town, HOKA’s got your back with a mix of style and function that’s hard to beat. We recently got our hands on a few items.
The HOKA Skyflow Jacket is like a feather with a mission! They’ve really nailed the whole lightweight deal – it’s like wearing air, but way more stylish. There are a couple color options available – black and “Ice Water”, but I’m pretty obsessed with the rainbow version we received! It is relatively see-through, so you may have to pick your baselayer accordingly.
While it will be great for those many Oregon days that come with a slight drizzle, it is equally as solid for early mornings and late summer evenings – when you need just a little something. The ripstop construction is great and features a zipped chest pocket. The hood is great and with it’s elastic cord, it is one pull and a personalized snug-zone for your noggin.
It even folds up into its own pocket – making it super easy to carry when you no longer need it. Boom, instant chest pouch ready to roll. So, whether you’re a dude or a gal, if you’re up for some breezy runs or just need a ‘just in case’ jacket for life’s unpredictable moments, HOKA’s got you covered with the Skyflow.
Essential Tee & Essential Long Sleeve Tee
We all need short sleeve and long sleeve tees right? These new ones from HOKA are simple and straightforward and do the job we want it to do – and do it well.
First off, the fabric is soft (almost as cushy as the way some chunky HOKA’s feel on your feet). They are made of LYOCELL and poly jersey goodness, and to top it off, it’s got that fancy DRI-RELEASE tech to keep you cool and collected.
The fit is also nice – it has a bit of room and the articulated gusset provides a cut that allows for movement without feeling like you’re in a straightjacket. There are reflective logos and these beg to be ran in during all Oregon seasons.
Sports bras really are a personal preference and every person that wears one needs to decide what features are most important to them. I like mine to be as simple as possible but to also offer support. The Hupana Sports bra checks those boxes. This bra is meant to be form-fitting and will offer a medium level of support for running on the trails or the roads.
I probably wouldn’t wear this for a double digit run, but it’s a great option for 6 miles and under. It’s a racerback style with a comfy elastic band at the bottom edge that will hug the ribcage. It moves with your body so you can easily forget it’s on and concentrate on the run instead.
Women’s Hupana Tank
I received the Hupana Tank in the “mock orange” color and it’s really gorgeous. The material is a soft Lycra and polyester blend and it breathes really well. I also love that it’s a versatile piece that can be worn for all kind of workout or for everyday use.
The length is good too, not too short like many crop-top styles that are popular now not my jam but not obnoxiously long either. It is a form-fitting top and I received it in a medium and could have easily gone to a large and been just fine.
To be honest, I was worried I wouldn’t like the Women’s 4” Shorts. These are a shorter length than I wear typically and I wasn’t sure about how they would fit. As soon as I put them on, I was sold on them.
Despite being a bit shorter than most of the shorts in my closet, they still have modest coverage. They are also insanely comfortable, and they move well with my body, which is admittedly larger in thighs, hips, and booty than some runners.
They are super light and airy, which is great for those summer days when you need a cooler option and there’s a tiny pocket in the waistband that would easily fit a key or a gel. 5 Stars to these shorts!!
Packable Trail Hat
Hats have become part of my running uniform, especially as sun damage becomes more and more important over my many years of running outside under the sun. The Packable Trail Hat didn’t look any better than any other hat in my arsenol, but I absolutely love the feel of it. The entire thing is soft and flexible, so you really do forget you’re wearing it after you put it on.
It has a very short brim and it’s made of sweat-wicking material. Above all, I love the back bungee cord, which lets me choose how tight I want it around my head. Because the entire thing is made from flexible material, if can fit pretty much anywhere – in a belt or pocket or a bag – and it won’t take up much room at all.