The right training clothes for women can help you move freely, feel comfortable and avoid chafing. The best training clothes for women are made from lightweight breathable fabrics that wick away sweat to keep you cool and dry during your workouts. The fabric choice of your training gear also affects its durability, washability and odour-reduction.
The most durable, odour-resistant, quick-drying workout fabrics are Polyester, Polypropylene and Spandex. Polyester is commonly used in sports bras and training tops because of its stretchy, soft texture, moisture-wicking properties and odour-reduction abilities. The material is also resistant to shrinkage, fading and tearing. Polypropylene, also known as Teflon, is a type of plastic that is highly water-resistant and makes an excellent base layer in the back of a workout shirt or pant. It is also often used to make linings for gym bags and other functional workout gear. Spandex is a stretchy, form-fitting fabric that is usually used in compression wear, swimwear and cycling gear. It is soft, lightweight and odour-resistant but is not as breathable as some other fabrics.
If you’re a dedicated gym-goer, you’ll love the form-fitting pieces from Reebok, including the Nano training sneakers, which offer stability for lifting and support for short sprints. The women’s-specific designs are designed to flatter the body with angled seams and a silhouette that follows the natural curves of the legs, so you can train in style without worrying about pinching or chafing.
For a pair of versatile training pants, look no further than a track suit. These training garments address comfort and practicality in equal measure with an elasticated waist and internal draw cord for a snug fit, front and back pockets and either knee or hip zips to speed up your post-workout cooling. Aim for a figure hugging style to maximise comfort or choose a capri length to work out in confidence outdoors. Canterbury’s range of track pants include models that use our patented Vapodri fabric technology to wick sweat 75% faster than cotton, boosting evaporation to keep you cooler and drier for longer.