Laser cuts, built-in leg warmers and embossed tights
The weather is cooling down and unfortunately, short-shorts just won’t cut it at our HIIT class any more.
The right gear is important all year round but more so when it’s cold outside. Getting amped for a sesh isn’t easy when you get the shivers five minutes in.
The latest gear from our fave activewear labels has fashion, comfort and warmth in mind. From metallic-trends to secret fleece, these threads will have you both looking fresh and staying warm in the fresh temps.
Lululemon’s new laser-cut collection has strategically cut panels for breathability making them perfect for a hot yoga class. The Free Spirit bra is made of Luxtreme® fabric which is a sweat-wicking, four-way stretch and cool to the touch fabric. The High Times Pant is made of Full-On® Luon fabric which is a four-way stretch, sweat-wicking, and offers support and coverage. These tights have a hugged sensation for chilly sessions inside or outdoors.
The latest pieces to drop at Stylerunner include Ultracor’s high-shine leggings, with perforated holes for breathability. These tights use compression fabric to hold you in, assist recovery and boost performance. The little holes in these tights are in the sweaty zones we need them most, while the compression fabric keeps us warm in cooler temps.
Nike’s new Tech Hypermesh pieces are a winter saviour. Designed for layering, the ergonomic fit means there’s no adjusting necessary mid-workout. Nike has used a woven material that provides protection from the wind as well as strategically placed mesh (and by strategic we mean, in all those sweat zones) for breathability. Added bonus– this jacket is water resistant for inconvenient winter drizzle.
If you’ve thought about skipping your outdoor workout, these tights have got you covered. With hidden fleece, the Nike Pro Warm Embossed Heights Vixen Tights will keep you warm in the nasty, winter temps. The tights feature a compression-like fit and a lightweight, internal fleece layer. Plus, they look fab as casual-wear with the python embossed finish– team them with a baggy tee for the perfect rest-day outfit.
The Adidas Stellasport full zip hoodie will get you to and from the gym (and nobody will miss you thanks to the electric, green colour). Cropped for comfort, the jacket has a layer of fleece for warmth. We love this jacket because it keeps things playful even when it’s a little gloomy outside.
The Upside NYC Guru Pants are made from winter-proof compression fabric for a tighter fit. The fabric is designed to keep your skin dry, wicking moisture away from the body to ensure you don’t get the shivers post-workout. The pants also feature a mesh insert at the back of the knees to combat sweat and promote quick drying.
Our favourite kind of green and blended fleece team up for a pullover that we need this winter. With ribbed cuffs and hemline, this jumper is ideal for the warm up. Available from The Iconic Sport.
The Men Are From Mars leggings by L’urv make us ten times more motivated thanks to a high shine finish and a bold colour. They feature a flattering high waist band, flat seams (so they won’t fall down or hinder movement) and a coated jersey fabrication for warmth. Sometimes a stylish wet-look legging is all you need to get to a fitness class on a cold night.
Tights with built in leg-warmers that can be worn pulled down over the heel. Need we say more? The Alo Yoga Goddess Leggings will have you feeling comfy and warm in your Vinyasa class when things start cooling down.