Clothes for every workout as the season changes

Monday, October 23, 2017

Mammut shorts on the move
About a third of  my wardrobe is activewear.  I tend to prefer technical fabrics over cotton because I have trouble regulating my body temperature and prefer to wash things after wearing a few times to reduce my impact on the environment.  As I have mentioned before, I like to trial test products a few times before I let you know what I think.  Here are a few pieces I have been trying over the last few months.

The first are Mammut MTR 71 Shorts, which I found to be super versatile. I used them for marathon training, indoor cycling, dog walks, and plain old home workouts.  Having the inner shorts helped prevent chafing between my thighs when I had longer runs planned.  There is a small zippered pocket in the back on the waist and a key pocket on the inside front.  The fabric is breathable and very stretchy due to the spandex component.  The large was a little big on my thighs so I found the inner shorts would sometimes ride up.  I think if I had the mediums, it would have been fine.  There is also an antimicrobial treatment to the fabric to reduce odor, which means you can pack light on a camping trip without having to worry about worrying about the smell.

Mammut shorts and my OgiYogi hoody

My OgiYogi hoody and leggings came to me in May.  We had such a fantastic summer, I haven't had a chance to wear these until recently.  I am so sad because they are truly amazing!  The leggings fit perfectly and are great at balancing my body temperature when I start sweating.  I also found the print flattering event though I normally avoid horizontal stripes.  The merino and bamboo hoody is super soft and warm, with a concealed zip and thumbholes (check it out in the above photos).  It has pockets and a longer length torso.  I do wish the zipper would open from the bottom because the longer length has to fit over my hips which it does but I don't think it is super flattering.   I guarantee I will be living in these pieces this autumn for running, spinning, and lifting.  And sitting on the couch while I write blog posts.

Blindfolded yoga with The Private Yogi

You might not know that Hunkemoller sells more than lingerie.  They recently started offering sportswear in a variety of styles (including a Blogger line).   I received a black Hunkemoller top with a mesh back panel in early 2017 and have found a ton is uses for it.  The front is a solid piece of black fabric with a normal crew neck.  When we went to Cape Town, it was a beach cover up and a cute top to wear to the bar. 

Breakfast on the deck before swim time
The back really is the fun bit.  In London, I use it as a layer to go to the gym over a bright sports bra.  Unfortunately, this particular top isn't available any more but there are new lines offered several times a year.

Ready for a night out
If you have any questions about these pieces, leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you to all of the brands for providing me with samples to try. All opinions are honest and my own.

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