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If you’re a road or trail runner, hiker, climber, skier, or work out outdoors or at the gym, count on these functional activewear brands.
In this article, you will learn more about:
Normally, this type of clothing should include certain features to give you freedom of movement and peace of mind while you are active.
Every sport and activity requires specific clothing to perform well.
However, here are some key pieces to add to your wardrobe to make your outdoor activities more enjoyable, excluding shoes. From top to bottom:
Target clothing made of polyester, ideally recycled, or merino wool, as they offer breathability, durability and natural antibacterial properties (for wool). Learn more about the right clothes to wear on spring hikes by reading this article.
The athleisure trend, popularized in the early 2000s, is a fusion of the words “athletic” and “leisure”. Since then, this fashion trend has only grown in popularity, especially within the past couple of years during the pandemic, as people are searching for clothes that are stylish, long-lasting, and comfortable. The main focus of this trend is to wear clothes with soft materials, a sporty and relaxed look, that can still be practical at the same time.
Athleisure pieces can be worn just as much for a hike as for a day at the office or university. They evoke well-being, performance, a calm feeling (many yoga clothes are adopted by people who don’t even do this activity!), health and fitness, casualness, and more.
Every garment has its own care requirements, whether it’s a polyester workout shirt, merino wool socks or fleece sweatpants.
Be sure to maintain their durability and technical characteristics by following the care instructions on the garment label. Whenever possible, use mild detergents that are specific to outdoor clothing.
If you need more details depending on the material or type of garment to be washed, read our article on technical garment care.