The best fitness gear for outdoor workouts
Here are some of the best new gear picks to check out if you’re thinking of rolling up your yoga mat and bringing your workouts to the great outdoors.
A pair of cushy new runners
The pillowy mid-sole on these kicks from New Balance provides runners with ample comfort during long runs, and its built-in-bootie design and snug heel ensure feet stay supported.
A comfortable sports bra
This comfortable and stretchy wireless option by Knix is available in indigo and brown.
A water-repellent belt bag
The North Face’s belt bag can easily hold a phone, earbuds and keys, and has a water-repellent finish for rainy day runs.
Milo Ventimiglia-inspired short shorts
Under Armour’s lightweight two-inch inseam shorts may be designed for running, but they’re also great for demanding cardio and strength workouts: they’re breathable, fast-drying and have four-way stretch.
A reflective top
For those who train before the sun comes up, this long-sleeved mock-neck top features a reflective monogram print for enhanced visibility.
A protective hat
This packable and moisture-wicking hat by Montreal-based Ciele provides an extra layer of sun protection thanks to the UPF-40-plus fabric on its brim and front and back panels.
A sleek fitness tracker
Fitbit Luxe, $200
The Fitbit fitness tracker keeps tabs on your calorie burn, sleep habits and heart and breathing rates. This new update detects bouts of stress with an electrodermal activity sensor, and provides reports on how to better manage it.
A functional skort
Tennis court regulars and newbies will love Lululemon’s breathable skort: it has a classic French Open A-line silhouette and features deep side pockets to keep essentials safe.
A non-chafing tee
MEC’s affordable tee is lightweight and airy for maximum breathability. Plus, it’s made with a silky-smooth fabric that sidesteps unwanted chafing.
HIIT class-approved sneakers
Nike’s trainers—made with 20 per cent recycled materials—feature a flexible split sole design, which allows your foot to move freely when doing lunges, jump squats and mountain climbers during high-intensity interval training.
A pair of compressive leggings
These high-rise leggings by Girlfriend Collective are crafted with a super-compressive recycled polyester blend fabric with four-way stretch.