No matter where you’re thinking of vacationing this summer, if you’ve got any plans to stay active while on your trip (that can mean hotel gym, or it could mean hike to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro – whatever works for you), you’ve got to pack for the occasion. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite must-have athletic wear brands of the moment, any of which will have you covered (quite literally) come time to burn those calories.
FOR THE LADIES
For the multitasker:
Regardless of how good or bad you may be at multitasking, it’s nice when your activewear does the job pretty darn well. With pieces as function in the weight room as they are at the supermarket, P.E. Nation has mastered workout gear that you can actually live in, too.
Editor’s pick: Major League Jacket, $259
For the trendsetter:
With faux patent leather joggers, mesh bombers, and chic cutout sports bras, there’s really no question about it: as far as stylish workout gear goes, Koral is absolutely a top contender.
Editor’s pick: Emulate Mid-Rise Legging, $120
For the artsy athlete:
While we’re all about this brand’s signature line of workout gear, Carbon38’s real pièce de résistance is its collaboration with other artists and designers, like Curtis Kulig and Jonathan Simkhai. We’re also fans of the more experimental collections you can snag here, like the perfect-for-any-summer-getaway Sayang Collection. (We’ll just have three of everything in this collection, please and thank you.)
Editor’s pick: Padang Legging, $145
For the minimalist:
Workout gear that can cater to any workout, climate, and lifestyle is the name of the game when it comes to LNDR. And, if you ask us, the sleek, clean aesthetic of every piece is everything.
Editor’s pick: Tempo Sports Bra, $80
FOR THE FELLAS
For the well-rounded athlete:
It doesn’t really matter what kind of workout you’re into. Whether it’s running or boxing, cycling or jiu jitsu – RYU (which stands for “respect your universe,” by the way) is all about giving you activewear collections that are as versatile as the whole spectrum of athletic activity itself.
Editor’s pick: Vapor Crew Neck Tee, $57
For the trendsetter:
If ever there was an athletic line that understood the simple fact that functional activewear and style are not polar opposites, this would be that brand.
Editor’s pick: Neo Bomber, $365
For the comfort junkie:
Style and functionality aside, TASC is a brand that places major emphasis on fabric. So much so that they created their own. Out of bamboo. And it’s kind of amazing. (Don’t worry, they’ve got the style and functionality part down, too.)
Editor’s pick: Legacy Track Pant, $98
For the outdoorsy types:
For the guys that are so inclined to take their workouts to the sand (think early morning runs on the beach and oceanview yoga), Vuori offers activewear picks that are made especially for waterside – or, waterborne, if that’s what you’re into – workouts.
Editor’s pick: Cross Trainer Short, $82