You know the cliché “practice makes perfect”. How about looking and feeling perfect at practice? Here are 10 training staples to keep you cool and comfortable while you get after it.
The North Face Better Than Naked Jacket | $130
One of the most impressive details is the cut — incredibly tailored for an athletic frame, comfortably shaping the shoulders, chest and waist. FlashDry technology, embedded into the lightweight fabric, aims to absorb and evaporate moisture quickly to keep you from feeling weighed down with sweat.
New Balance Fabulous Framer 1 | $42
Halt your sports bra-searching woes — this New Balance offering gets it right. Most notable is its compression support, double-knit cups and stabilized frame and straps that help reduce movement. The sports bra securely hugs without feeling too constricted. Bonus points for the small built-in pocket, suitable for keys or a music device.
Nike Icon Woven Two-In-One Training Short | $40
The dual-colored style is immediately eye-catching, but what makes this short great for training is its construction, featuring built-in sweat-wicking compression shorts to complement the looser outer layer.
Mission Enduracool Instant Cooling Towel | $13
This lightweight and chemical-free towel belongs in your gym bag for its one-of-a-kind technology, designed to release cooling properties when the fabric gets wet.
Under Armour Flyweight T-Shirt | $30
Silky soft to the touch, the shirt is not only comfortable against your skin, its material absorbs and evaporates sweat while anti-microbial technology keeps odors from clinging. A mesh panel along the upper back provides an outlet for heat.
adidas Adipure Trainer 360 Shoes | $85
The red zest color isn’t the only reason to light up for this training shoe. The construction is specific to a female’s foot shape — wider in the front and narrower toward the heel. Grooves on the bottom are purposed to keep the shoe flexible and maintain grip, making it good for speed and agility training.
Asics PR Slub T-Back | $36
While there’s no built-in support system, this piece is great for layering for its airy fit. If you like the feel of cotton, you’ll appreciate this number, made of breathable polyester slub fabric, complete with sweat-wicking elements.
Halo Hairband | $10
While the style is simple, the band is all business about getting the job done, i.e., holding hair in place and out of your face. The inside features thousands of gripping fibers that keep it from slipping off your head.
Puma Bamboo No Show Socks | $12
Hitting at the ankle, the thin construction makes these socks good to wear under form-fitted training or running shoes. The soft material is made of bamboo and is anti-microbial.
Under Armour Shatter Gym Tote | $70
For training days that don’t require hauling sports equipment, trade the intense duffel for a compact tote that holds your basic workout needs in style. A removable shoe bag helps keep your apparel away from dirt and debris, and a vinyl pocket welcomes workout toiletries.