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    The 30 Best Winter Workout Gear To Bag, RN

    If you’re looking for comfy warmth during cold-weather sessions, look no further than this winter workout gear. The pieces we’ve chosen have added warmth without that stuffy feeling, repel moisture like a toxic ex and keep you cool but comfy during early-morning runs, outdoor sessions in the wind and more.

    Sports bras

    adidas Lift Your Mind Powerreact bra

    Made for that compressive-ain’t-going-nowhere feel, this bra offers support for lifting and light runs and training sessions. Plus, with at least 60% of it made from recycled materials, you can’t go wrong.

    Asics Nagino seamless bra

    Made for low-impact workouts, this stretchy bra accommodates your movements. 50% of the materials are recycled (yay!) and there are breathable zones at the back to facilitate airflow during the sweatiest of sessions.

    Cotton On Workout training crop

    This high-support bra, made with adjustable straps for those of us with ever-changing bodies, is made to support. It’s also go an adjustable clasp and of course, moisture-wicking fabric.

    New Balance Shape Shield Printed Crop Bra

    Moisture-wicking NB DRYx technology keeps you from getting that icy sweat feel when running in the cold. It’s also uber stretchy while being lightweight and provides maximum coverage.

    ACTV8 Extreme Control Black Crop

    Made with moisture-wicking fabric, offering high support and adjustable straps, this bra will tackle jumps, direction changes and lunges with ease.


    Copenhagen Cartel Power leggings

    Copenhagen Cartel products are made from almost 80% reclaimed ocean waste and contribute to cleaning up our oceans. They’re breathable and don’t show through, no matter how deeply you squat. Bonus: pockets included, people!

    Kheper VPOP tights

    We LOVE a local brand and these cute tights can take you from the gym straight to the party. Plus, they’re odour-resistant, which is super helpful when it comes to those rank sweaty smells. Plus, they’re super soft.

    Mr Price Sport Elite Power Tights

    With expert detailing that elongate and shape your legs, these tights are also stretchy, so you can horse pose away in comfort while moisture-wicking fabric pulls sweat away from the body, to keep you dry. Bonus: pockets!

    Reebok Lux Perform High-Rise Tights

    These compression tights, with high waistband, will have you feeling secure as you power through HIIT workouts. Mesh panels at the back create more breathability, plus there’s odour-repelling tech so your gear doesn’t smell awful.

    Under Armour Outrun the cold tight II 9

    Not only are these tights beautiful, they’re also teched-out. Under Armour Storm Technology provides protection from the elements, whether it be wind or rain. Moisture rolls right off of the surface, allowing you to stay dry when conditions take a turn for the worse. It also has a few pockets – score!


    adidas Lift Your Mind Training Graphic Sweatshirt

    Yes, you can train in this sweater. It’s made with moisture-wicking fabric while keeping you snug during cold sessions outdoors. Bigger sleeves create that little bit extra room to move around in.

    Mr Price Sport Crop Top

    This warm and stylish cover-up with criss-cross detailing on the hem will keep you toasty during runs and errands in the cold.

    Under Armour Outrun The Cold top

    This top won’t allow the elements in, and moisture rolls right off. It’s also kitted out with little peep-holes so you can check your smartwatch without having to roll up your sleeves. Plus, the higher neckline keeps you protected from wind and rain. What’s not to love?

    Nike Therma-FIT One

    Soft fleece is the main material used in this top but it won’t overheat you. It remains sweat-wicking while the stylish cut flatters those tights you love so much.


    Asics visibility jacket

    This jacket, made from lightweight fabric, protects you from the elements, while mesh under the arm area keeps you cool and sweat-free. Front pockets are also clutch for storing the essentials.

    Burnt Aspen Lightweight Jacket

    Lightweight but warm, this stunning pullover does away with wind and rain on your top half. The high collar with a rounded hoodie and a quarter lightweight zip allows you to adjust the warmth. Plus: pockets for the essentials.

    K-Way Cascade Waterproof Rain jacket

    Think of this jacket as the shell protecting you from the elements. Its high neckline keeps out wind and icy droplets, plus the straps on the arms mean you can easily adjust the tightness. And you can draw the hood tighter around your face with adjustable straps.

    Nike Therma-FIT ADV Women’s Downfill Running Gilet

    This body warmer is so soft but durable and can be folded up into the side pockets for when you’re ready to layer down. Since it’s made from down feathers and finished with water-repellent fabric, you’ll stay cosy.

    ACTV8 Hyper Glide Grey Run Jacket

    With an adjustable hood, this jacket takes you from rain to windy days with ease. It’s also got reflective tech so you’re fully seen on those evening or morning runs.


    adidas X_Plrboost Shoes

    Made with a series of recycled materials, this upper features at least 50% recycled content. It’s also responsive, since it uses proprietary BOOST tech to propel you forwards and hit the ground flying.

    Under Armour Hovr Machina 3 Storm

    These shoes are made for running, with UA Storm technology treated upper that repels water without sacrificing breathability. Responsive UA HOVR™ cushioning reduces impact, returns energy & helps propel you forward. All-over reflectivity keeps you visible on low-light sessions.

    Reebok Nano X3

    Finally, a training shoe you can actually run in! An all-new Lift and Run Chassis system compresses when you lift and creates support, but when you push off to run, it gives you that extra oomph to go faster. Keep a lookout for this shoe drop; it launches on the 8th May.

    Puma ForeverRUN NITRO

    Made this stability in mind, pronators will love this shoe. An asymmetrical heel counter holds the foot in place through every stride while a firm density ankle support keeps your foot stabilised. The cushioned sole also responds to pressure, with nitrogen-injected foam designed to provide superior responsiveness.

    New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v12

    Made for both training and running, this shoe does it all. Part of the shoe is made with renewable resources to reduce the carbon impact while the sole spreads pressure evenly throughout to give you superior comfort.


    Fit Gymwear Face Cover

    Icy mornings will no longer prosper over you! This breathable face cover allows you to breathe while taking out the sting of cold air whipping your face.

    Cotton On Active Drink bottle

    Stainless steel keeps our coffee hot for post-run drinks while this fun colour matches your outfit nicely. You can’t go wrong with a spill-proof built-in straw, either.

    Cotton On Active Crossbody Bag

    Adjustable straps mean you can wear this as a fanny pack during your runs and then convert it into a chic crossbody bag for running errands. There are pockets galore for storing your phone, cards, keys and anything else.

    Old Khaki Aztec Multi-Scarf

    Cold no more! This multi-scarf can be worn over your arms, legs or neck for added comfort on long, chilly hikes, boot camps and runs.

    Burnt Activewear Daily Crew Socks

    Reviewers say it feels like you’re walking on clouds and they’re just so aesthetically pleasing over a pair of tights and your fave sneakers.

    Mr Price Sport Reflective Arm Warmer

    Wear these under your top for added warmth and layer down when you get warm enough. They’re breathable and light without feeling like there’s a boa constrictor on your arm.

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    Get Outside Stay Outside This Summer With The New Under Armour SUMMERIZED Collection

    South Africa’s fitness scene is buzzing with activity and regardless of whether you run to train, do yoga, or train at the gym, you want your gear to be comfortable to not only elevate your training but help you reach those fitness goals this summer. Under Armour has you covered with their new SUMMERIZED collection. The scorching hot days need to be taken into account and the new Under Armour range does just that with these summer fitness essential items from the Under Armour SUMMERIZED collection.

    UA Infinity Mid High Neck Shine Sports Bra R999

    Those in search of the best sports bra to workout or run in this summer will be happy to discover the Infinity Neck Shone Sports Bra.

    Under Armour has created a winner by throwing out traditional construction rules and injecting padding in a figure-8 pattern for a more aerodynamic fit and a much lighter feel that actually works with your body’s natural movement instead of against it. Testing in a variety of different sports; so we could put the sports bra through its paces with actions that would necessitate support structures across variable axis of movements; left testers with the confidence and comfort to give this item the thumbs up for the summer season.

    Soft straps rounding the shoulders and over the back feel firm but not uncomfortable against the skin, even when adjusted to a tight fit. This is such an important aspect of choosing a bra. You can get those that rigorously hold everything in place, but it’s often at the expense of comfort. That is not the case here where the design attaches the straps to a wide band so that the forces needed for a firm secure fit are distributed over a greater surface area. The result is the fit lacks that restrictive squeezing effect and leaves you with a piece of workout gear that feels like a natural part of the whole outfit. 

    UA Mesh Tank R449

    Have you tried Padel yet? A great new sport in SA that is growing phenomenally quickly and the perfect way to get your heart rate up with friends. For a sport like Padel, a versatile top to move comfortably in is essential this summer. While bashing it about in inter-staff sessions on the court, we found the lightweight, smooth HeatGear fabric of this mesh is ultra-comfortable.

    A big part of the high-quality fabric is that the 4-way stretch material moves in every direction – as it does with this tank, while the strategic mesh panels provide breathability where you need it. Social summers mean things to do and places to go after your workout, and when you’re done moving you can rest assured this top dries quickly…testers were surprised at how fresh you can feel after working out and happily went on with the day wearing the same good looking gear.  

    UA Ankle Leg R999

    Attention to detail makes such a difference to your comfort and translates to great performance. Under Armour has identified waistbands slipping are the #1 pain point in tights. That results in constant adjusting, tweaking and tugging at your tights. It’s not a good look. That’s why Under Armour designed these tights to lock in while you’re in motion. The specific panelling will hold the fit no matter how explosive your next move. The multi-panelled design and thick waistband at the top help lock everything in place for a distraction-free workout: No pulling, tugging or readjusting. Ever.

    Our testers are committed to living a life packed with activities and often need to stay in touch with the world while working out. That’s why another detail we appreciated is the large pocket on the side of the thigh to accommodate the smartphone. This way you can measure the metrics of your workout, be in touch with your messages, listen to music or share your experience with a pic or two by having your smartphone close by.

    The new SUMMERIZED collection will be available from January 2023 at Under Armour Brand House stores nationwide as well as online:

    *In Partnership with Under Armour More