A new athletic wear brand has designed a pair of yoga pants that will allow you to carry a gun while doing downward dog. At first glance, we thought these gun-carrying-yoga-pants were a joke, because arming yogis makes arming teachers almost seem like a sane idea. It feels very SNL-skit, or at the very least some kind of viral scheme to raise awareness for gun rights activists. But these concealed carry yoga pants are real, and they are sold out.
The pants come from Alexo Athletica, whose co-founder Amy Robbins conceived of the idea for concealed carry workout clothes when she was training for a marathon and needed a gun “to be able to train for a marathon wherever she wanted without fearing for her safety.”
The pants come with nine pockets to store your gun and knife right alongside your iPhone.
Not surprisingly, one of their brand ambassadors is second amendment enthusiast Tomi Lahren.
How you feel about these pants really depends on where you fall on the gun control debate. Some see this as an opportunity to protect themselves while others can’t believe we’re seriously discussing arming yogis now.
When someone on Twitter criticized the brand for bringing guns into a safe space like a yoga practice, Alexo Athletica co-founder Robbins said that they weren’t yoga pants but “running pants.”
Clearly Robbins doesn’t know that her own brand tags #yogapants in most of its Instagram posts, so we’re unclear what the messaging is here.
While 800,000 marched on Washington to honor the victims of mass shootings and rally together for gun control, others bought stretch pants with a gun holster. Clearly, the gun debate continues.