Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Activewear For Cooler Temps


CR9 Champion-Target, Altra Running, Rhone

We live in  roller coast weather - casual world...with the blurring of seasonal attire-and streetwear-workwear-athletic apparel.  'Athleisure' is dead - uttered by peeps on the luxury fashion apparel payroll maybe dismiss the reality we see everyday-with all sorts of humans-including non-athletes- wearing activewear apparel (bumped up atheleisure)...  made for high cardio output activities-all the time.
Affordable, stylish, comfy and usually made from easy care fabrics that move with the body- breathable/moisture-wicking (ideal attributes- going from hot to cold-to hot temps)-and retain shape after stretching---IT'S easy to see the appeal of this clothing segment.

Plus-if your work locale allows dogs under the desk-chances are the powers that be could not care less about what one wears under a hoodie. A HOODIE!
Some Highlights...

Women's Activewear-C9 Champion-Target
C9 Champion-Target
 Affordable...performance wear makes a lot a sense-quality is there...and 'status' logos are starting to lookalike -anyway...

Case in point...C9 Champion-sold at Target-has many well made tops/bottoms-for everyone.
C9 Champion-Perfomance Capri-come in high waist styles (pictured below), plus and maternity sizes...and solids as well as prints-at prices lately under $25. Run singlet (like the length!)-100% polyester-moisture wicking and easy care-and other tank tops-under $20.
Men's-cut for American guys-court length (picture) run and circuit, and training shorts (sport specific-like basketball) unlined versions all less than $23-moisture wicking 100% polyester...easy care-cold wash...and rival big name brands at double the price.SS Tech Tees-under $22-feature Duo Dry technology wicks moisture and dries fast...with ventilated zones for breathability...and sport reflective pops too. Full zip track style bomber...pictured but also fleeces, soft shells, pullovers and puffies-cold weather styles in darker colors too. Big assortment!

ALTRA RUNNING-just gets it right-smart separates designed by runners for runners...a standout in a category expansion in apparel-taken by many running shoe companies...but not as well.

W's Zoned Heat Jacket-Altra ZeroLite fabric, insulation at core-super stretchy where you need it...flatrock seams, logo pop and 2 zip pockets $130...men's version too

Zoned Heat tights flat lock stitching0like the jacket-thermal mapping-light insulation inserts in 100% ripstop nylon- super stretchy pants -side pockets-one of the nicest winter worthy bottoms we've seen

say hello to the easiest wind breaker on the go...unisex StashJack $130...fits into a waist/hip belt zipper pocket-easily  unfolds...loose fit-trimmed and flat lock seams-weighs all of 3.3 ounces-put this on without missing a step...

slip it on in the front
pull down...

StashJack back is open-so won't interfere with hydration system or access to a backpack...adjust at  waist

take off...
stash it back

RHONE-men's apparel-activewear-athleisure wear-clean simple lines-made of next to skin softness-in top performing synthetic- moisture wicking anti-odor-(lasting silver thread XT2) Scout SilverTech crew-mesh venting under the armpits-great fitting...workout and wear with denim-to go out later.