Getting sweaty never looked so good with this range of sports clothing, yoga gear and activewear!
Whether you’re a yoga bunny sweating it out in a prenatal yoga or hot yoga class, swimming laps or pounding the parks for some outdoor running highs, your choice of activewear can make or break your workout. And, in Hong Kong’s humidity, what you wear means everything to your comfort level. If you’re in gear that makes you sweaty before the class even starts, chances are you won’t be giving it your best effort. We’ve found some tried and tested gear that is breathable, comfortable and stylish enough to wear when you just want to hang around looking like you went to the gym.
Under Armour was an early player on the moisture-wicking scene with its legendary heat gear, which keeps you cool and dry, even in the Hong Kong heat. We’re big fans of its leggings and sports bras – particularly in the new Vanish collection, which is super-silky, stretchy, and dries faster than ever without absorbing sweat – and also love its shorts, which actually have pockets (a rarity with women’s shorts, for some reason!).
Cotton On is the place to head to when you want seriously cheap activewear from sports bras, to crop tops, tanks, hoodies, and pants and tights. Nudge up the dollars and there’s the Cotton On Premium and COAR activewear ranges where the extra technology goes into compression and moisture wicking fabrics – exactly what we need here in sweaty Honkers! Head to your nearest branch (they’re all over HK), or go online.
Available at Cotton On
Uniqlo is another spot we seek out when we just want the staple fitness gear at a good price, no nonsense. Simple seamless racerbacks, fancy crossbra camisoles, and comfy gym t-shirts are all on offer here. Its AIRism fabric, has dry and cool touch technology to wick away the sweat. Look for the AIRism leggings and the AIRism hoodie – perfect for post hot yoga chills.
Omgoing was set up by two sisters in Singapore – one into yoga, the other into body combat. It carries 11 international brands including Alo yoga, Flexi Lexi, Glyder, Montiel, Liquido Active, and Yoga design lab. Take a peek at its collection and you’ll notice all its gear is stylish, super versatile and ultimately comfortable, so you’d be just as happy wearing its stretchy pants to Pilates as you would to school pick up! Best thing? All their apparel has been tried and tested for Hong Kong’s humid climate, so it’s ideal for workouts here.
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Available at Omgoing
Nike Pro and Hypercool ranges are super comfortable and stand up well to our hot and sticky weather conditions; the Nike Pro Combat compression shorts have survived two Sassy Mama pregnancies and always see us through the toughest spinning classes. Occasionally the crop tights come in really cool patterns, too.
Available at Nike
FittaActive was set up by two sport enthusiasts in Singapore and stocks yoga wear for the strong woman. Looking for sports bras, workout tops, leggings, and other yoga gear? FittaActive has chic and unique designs in high-performance moisture-wicking fabrics so when you get sweaty, this gear keeps you cool. You’ll be stoked to know that its gear is at pocket-friendly prices, too (sports bras and bottoms both start at $275 each). Bottoms are big on colour, and the yoga bras are bang on trend with their multiple straps – great for daily wear, yoga, gym, running and other light-to-medium intensity sports.
Available at FittaActive
This article was originally published on Sassy Mama Singapore