Reviewed by: Carryology, 27 August 2021.
Best Gym and Workout Clothes for Women
Working out means different things to different people. For some, it’s heading out on a run or doing a weight session at the gym. For others, it may be cycling, hiking, climbing, walking, or yoga. Maybe you relish doing your workouts outdoors. Or perhaps you love the flexibility of home-based workouts. And that’s the great thing about working out. There’s something for everyone, regardless of how and where you like to work out. But whatever your fitness preferences may be, having quality performance-oriented clothing to work out in makes a big difference. Not only do you benefit from features such as moisture wicking, stretch, or odour resistance, but you get a little mental boost too. Some added pump to get after it. So with the above in mind, we’ve tested and rounded up some of the best gym and workout clothes for women. Pieces that offer performance, style, and importantly, versatility.
The aim of this guide is to help you find pieces you can turn to again and again. Pieces that will function well across multiple settings, whether that’s a variety of workout environments or everyday/travel flexibility too. So you can curate a workout wardrobe that works hard for you in more ways than one. These workout clothes for women have been divided into various categories, with considerations for warmer and cooler weather too. So without further ado, let’s jump in . . .
Merino With Style: FINDRA Isla Merino-Lite Vest Top
If you can’t find it, make it. A mantra embraced by Scottish clothing brand FINDRA. The founder created the brand to fill a gap in the market after struggling to find women’s clothing that offered outdoor/active performance, comfort, and attractive style in one (FINDRA subsequently launched a menswear range too).
The Isla Merino-Lite Vest Top fully embraces a harmonious blend of performance and style, with a commitment to sustainability too. It’s made with FINDRA’s own Merino-Lite fabric, a blend of 87% non-mulesed merino and 13% nylon, so you get the great performance benefits of merino wool with added durability and stretch courtesy of the nylon.
The vest lived up to its promises, resisting odors really well and keeping me cool and comfortable during workouts. Flatlock seams and reflective detailing enhance the comfort and functionality, while the vest’s draping fit gives it a little edge in the style stakes. It also packs down really small, making it a great addition to your travel packing list too. This vest is the most expensive on this list but you’re getting solid quality for your money. Sustainable construction, a comfortable and stylish design, and versatility for everyday/travel wear too.