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Western Rise vs Lululemon: Who makes the best everyday pants?

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Western Rise vs Lululemon: Who makes the best everyday pants? I’m taking home the Evolution pants over the ABC every time. I ordered three more pairs since I’ve started writing this article.

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I’ve worn many different pants in my life, and most of them have left me feeling underwhelmed. It’s crazy that in today’s world, most pants are still stiff, poorly made, and ill-suited for my active adventure lifestyle. I’m looking for a pair of pants that works for my on-the-go, traveler lifestyle. Something lightweight and packable that can go from business meetings to the mountains with little trouble. So, I decided to test out every pair of pants I could find.

After wearing them all and doing spot checks on their build quality and material strength, I found two pairs that I really liked. Here’s a comparison of these two options:

ABC Pants (Lululemon) – $128 available in 14 colors

Evolution Pants (Western Rise) – $128 available in 6 colors

The Evolution Pant from Western Rise is the ultimate everyday pant. It is super lightweight, ultra breathable, stretchy, and moisture wicking.


Both pants are comfortable, but it is difficult to choose between them. If I had worn both pants in a dressing room, I might have said they were equally comfortable.

However, once I started incorporating each pair of pants into my daily routine to test their comfort level, I discovered that the Evolution pants provided more comfort with more movement, probably thanks to the 6” gusset and the weight of the pants.

Performance / Features

I’m a sucker for features. The Evolution pant outperforms the ABC pant hands down, when you compare them side-by-side. A pocket for your phone, a pocket to keep your stuff safe, and a resistant fabric make the Evolution pant the best all-around breathable pant.

The Evolution Pant can be worn multiple days in a row without washing, packs smaller than a t-shirt, moves with the body, and replaces at least three pants in your closet.

Look / Fit

The Evo Pants really outshine the ABC Pants in terms of style and fit. One of my biggest issues with the ABC Pants is the stitching they have that runs through the back of the knee cap. It looks out of place and honestly just ruins the whole vibe of the pants. They also have a sheen on them that I personally do not find appealing.

In come the Evolution pants that honestly fit great around my butt and thighs and just look amazing. The stitching and construction are high-quality, but the best part is that you can wear these to work or out at night without feeling underdressed.

The Takeaway

I am taking home Evolution pants over any other brand every time. Since I started writing this article, I have ordered three more pair, and even picked up a Western Rise Versa Hat to try it out.

The newly updated Evolution Pants 2.0 are a highly-functional pair of pants designed to be the only pants you need for travel, outdoors, and everyday. Built with a unique stretch nylon Supplex® fabric, the Evolution Pant is stronger, softer, stain-proof and packed full of travel features to allow you to do more with less!

They are comfortable, look great, and fit well.

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