• Activewear for Winter Running

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    Finding motivation in winter can be tough, but with the right winter running gear your training should be able to carry on through the cold season. Avoid getting into a winter rut with activewear for winter running.

    Insulating Socks

    Start with socks which are going to keep your feet dry and warm and prevent blisters. You want your socks to be thick without rubbing, so opt for ones with extra cushioning in key areas like the toes and heels like the Sundried running socks. These socks also feature superior sweat-wicking capabilities which prevent chafing and soggy feet. 

    Bottom Layers

    Sweatpants may be a great option while relaxing at home, but they are not really suitable for winter running. With the right womens running leggings and mens tights, you will be comfortable, warm, and unrestricted on your run. Women may opt for capri leggings in the summer as their cropped style allows is great for warmer temperatures, but you'll need a full length pair for winter.

    The Sundried Ruinette 2.0 womens running leggings are made with seamless materials which will stay comfortable after countless miles, and are made with luxury materials which will insulate you and keep you warm. For men, the Roteck 2.0 mens tights are perfect worn as a base layer under a pair of shorts for extra protection.

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    Another issue with your bottom layer is visibility. Whilst in the summer, it’s easy to spot runners in the sunshine, during darker winter months visibility becomes more of an issue. Sundried running bottoms have reflective linings which help to emphasise your visibility and keep you safe during lower light conditions, however it’s essential to keep visible with multiple visibility enhancing garments from vests to head torches and wristbands. Safety is crucial.

    Winter months are also perfect for layering for that extra level of protection, try pairing shorts over tights to work as a windshield for more sensitive areas. 

    Top Layers

    Wearing multiple layers is the best way to stay protected and warm on a long winter run. You may well start your run feeling very chilly, but as your heart rate increases so does your basal body temperature and you'll soon start to feel pretty toasty and perhaps even break a sweat! However, if you need to stop or walk for a moment, you temperature will soon drop again and you'll start to feel cold again. This is why wearing layers is essential. Start with a running vest or training t-shirt as your base layer, and then wear a long sleeve training top or lightweight hoodie over the top. Then, additional to this, you could wear a more heavyweight hoodie or sweatshirt over that which you could take off and put back on as needed. 

    Some people may ask, "do you burn more fat wearing a sweatshirt?" This is a common thought because it makes you sweat more, but the most important thing is to stay warm and comfortable while training outdoors in winter, so dress smart.

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    Accessories

    In the summer months, it’s all about wearing as little as possible, but when winter hits you can afford an accessory or two, as long as it doesn't weigh you down too much.

    Although your hands and feet will warm up as you run, it's still an idea to invest in a pair of winter gloves for your colder training sessions. The Sundried bamboo gloves have silicone grippers to the palms so you won't drop your phone if it's wet or slippery, and they are touch screen sensitive so you can still use your smart phone while you're wearing them.

    A lightweight hat will keep your head warm at the start of your run without giving you a sweaty head when you start to heat up. Keeping your hat lightweight also means it can easily be removed and folded into a pocket if necessary.

    Make sure you're comfortable and warm no matter what so that the winter miles can roll by without any issue. Your womens fitness clothing needs to be winter-specific and make sure it has superior technical qualities. Your mens gym clothes should be stylish but also practical.

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  • Active Sports Apparel

    active sports apparel triathlon clothing by SundriedSundried is a British active sports apparel brand who sells premium activewear at an affordable price. We answer all your questions from "What is active sports apparel?" to how to wash activewear.

    What is active sports apparel?

    Active

    At Sundried, we want to encourage as many people as possible to get active. Whether that's walking or cycling to work instead of driving, trying a new sport such as triathlon, or going to the gym for the first time and making it a habit. Sundried's activewear is designed to be comfortable all day so that you can wear it for your commute or for walking around town when you're running errands or even just for socialising. If you're comfortable in your gym clothing, you'll be more likely to stay active.

    Sports

    We think that adventure is what you make of it and every day brings a new possibility. Setting huge goals which seem scary and unrealistic at first can be a great thing. If you never learnt to swim, you can still complete a triathlon. If you are very unfit, you can still climb Mount Kilimanjaro. All it takes is determination, consistency, and a strong mindset. 

    Our brand is inspired by the dreamers and those who set out to do the impossible. For you, the impossible might be running 2 miles without stopping. It might be learning to ride a bike for the first time or having the courage to swim in open water. We want to encourage as many people as possible to achieve their goals and realise dreams they never knew were possible. Our fitness clothing is designed for every type of athlete from the runner to the cyclist to the yogi to the weight lifter and beyond. 

    Apparel

    Our apparel is at the core of our brand. We are constantly designing new sports clothing and improving our collections. We have activewear made from 100% recycled materials such as plastic bottles and coffee grounds which promote a circular economy and reduction of waste

    All of our active sports apparel is designed by athletes who know what it means to comfortable while training and how to enhance performance when racing. 

    Our advanced technical features include sweat-wicking, multi-way stretch, odour-blocking, and UV protection. 

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    How to wear activewear every day

     Even if you work in an office or somewhere with a strict dress code, you could benefit from wearing activewear every day. How to wear activewear every day is a question you might find yourself asking if you're uncomfortable in your clothes, suffering from unsightly sweat patches, or feeling restricted by tight materials.

    Wearing activewear on your commute and getting changed when you get to work is a great way to guarantee that you'll be comfortable no matter how you get there, whether it's walking, cycling, or taking public transport. How many times have you had to do a little jog for the train or to the bus stop? Just this small amount of activity can break you out in a sweat and cause you to be left feeling clammy and uncomfortable all day. By wearing active sports apparel to work, you can benefit from the sweat wicking and anti-odour technology which will leave you feeling fresh and ready to face the day.

    Another great and easy way to wear activewear every day is by dressing it up into fashion gym wear by layering and using colour. These days, sportswear is as stylish and fashionable as casual clothing but it's so much more comfortable. A simple pair of black leggings and a gym t shirt could pass as a great casual outfit which you could wear from the gym to lunch with friends. 

    Where to buy active sports apparel

    You can buy Sundried's active sports apparel exclusively online. We sell activewear for men and women with a specialism in triathlon. We have collections for running, cycling, outdoor, gym, yoga, and more. 

    Would you like an exclusive discount code to spend on our active sports apparel? Pop your email address into the form below and we will email you a discount code!



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  • Womens Activewear

    Women's Activewear

    From Zumba to running, cycling to swimming and everything inbetween. We require a lot from our women's activewear so it’s important to pick a style which suits you. Sundried's handy guide to womens activewear will give you all the dos and don'ts, and will help you learn what to look out for when buying new pieces of women's activewear too.

    Womens Gym Top

    Fitted Gym Tops

    Fitted gym tops are beneficial for those who want to show off a well earned physique. These tops are usually crafted with stretch materials which hug your shape and flatter your frame. Opting for a fitted gym top helps to ensure that your session is restriction free, as loose garments can catch on equipment or trap wind when running outdoors. A well-fitted top will also allow you to monitor your form, particularly watching for an arched or hunched back which is a common cause of injury. Sundried’s Tour Noir tank features 4-way stretch materials which create a streamlined silhouette and unique cut outs to the back engineered to provide the ultimate ventilation and freedom of movement.

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    Drape Gym Tops

    A drape gym top is great for those looking to cover up that little bit more. Loose materials skim the body and flatter all body types. Drape tops such as the Sundried Grivola Tee are also perfect for fitting into your normal day wear and can easily be taken from casual to active. With its super stylish fit, this type of top is perfect for wearing to a yoga class or for a gym workout. A loose gym top is perfect layered over a more tight fitting top or just a stylish sports bra. 

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    Compression Gym Tops

    Compression wear is designed to be worn like a second skin and is great for becoming streamlined in sports such as cycling. It is also typically lightweight in design which is what makes it so popular for sportswear. Compression technology has also been shown to increase blood flow and help prevent aches, however this is often questioned and more supporting research is needed. For more information on the benefits of compression wear, have a read of our in-depth article.

    Women’s Crop Gym Tops

    Those wanting to flash their washboard abs tend to opt for crop tops. In warmer summer months, a crop top can make a stylish statement whilst keeping you cool. We suggest wearing our Breithorn bra solo when exercising in warmer weather, like our ambassador Sophie.

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    Womens Leggings

    Finding the right gym bottoms is vital for your performance when training. Read our advice on gym tights styles here.

    The Sundried Ruinette tights are multi-functional, providing support for a multitude of sports with extra waist support and a reflective trim for running in low light.

    We also have a guide to activewear to help you find the right support for your sport and our list of must have women's activewear.

    Activewear Clothing

    There are lots of different elements to activewear, and to complete your exercise outfits you'll want a stylish sports bra. There are lots of different types of sports bra, so it's important to pick the right one.

    Sports Bra Crop Top

    If you don't need too much support, for example if you are doing low impact exercise like walking or yoga, you can wear a sports bra crop top. These are incredibly stylish and fashionable and can make for really cute gym clothes. The Sundried Breithorn 2.0 Sports Bra is designed in a crop top style so it can be worn on its own or under a casual jacket to take your activewear from gym to casual wear effortlessly. Sophie here is wearing hers under a denim jacket for chic style at a casual lunch with friends. When it comes to street style, there's nothing better.

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    High Support Sports Bra

    If something more supportive is what you're looking for, take a look at the Sundried Busazza Sports Bra. It is made with seamless materials so it fits like a second skin and will give you that locked-in feel you want when doing higher impact activities like a circuit class or CrossFit. It is made with premium fabrics which are super soft to the touch and will feel amazing on your skin.

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    Womens Gym Clothes Online

    Buying womens sportswear online can be a minefield, but if you know what to look for, you'll end up with cute gym clothes and exercise outfits that are the envy of all your friends. Have a read of our guide on What To Look For When Buying Sportswear so that you have everything you need to know in one place. 

    The main difference between buying ladies gym wear online and in a store is that you can't try it on. That's why Sundried have a comprehensive womens activewear size guide  with tips on how to measure yourself properly and international conversions so that you know exactly which size you'll need. It's also a good idea to check that the online store you're buying from offers free shipping and free returns so that if it is the wrong size, you can swap it for a different size hassle-free. 

    There are lots of benefits to buying womens sports clothing online, the main one being convenience. You can browse the collections at your own pace and compare different styles of workout attire. Plus, when it gets delivered, it's like Christmas and all the presents are for you!

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  • Winter Workout Clothes And Gear

    Sundried Winter Running

    What is the best activewear and sportswear for winter training? What makes for good winter workout clothes and gear? We guide you on everything from baselayers to leggings and tights.

    Winter Baselayer

    A baselayer should be tight and windproof to protect against the elements. Heat is trapped between the layers adding warmth on cold runs and for outdoor training sessions. Research has found that you're more likely to get out there and do a great workout if you wear clothes you feel great in. So layer up and hit the streets for a great winter run.

    You'll want men's running leggings to wear under your shorts for added coverage and protection and for the ladies, womens running leggings in full length as opposed to capri or cropped are vital.

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    Long Sleeve Training Top

    While reaching for a warm, cosy hoody or big heavy sweater may seem like the right option, you're far better off wearing a lightweight, sweat-wicking long sleeve training top. This reduce the likelihood that you'll get sweat rash as it'll wick the sweat away from your body keeping you cool and dry throughout your workout. When it's very cold outside we often forget just how hot and sweaty we always end up getting during a tough run! If your long sleeve top is lightweight and well-fitted, you won't suffer as much wind resistance and you'll feel a lot more athletic, encouraging you to perform better.

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    Weather-resistant jacket

    When heading out in winter, you'll definitely need a windproof and water resistant jacket to protect you against the elements. A good running jacket should have a reflective trim so that you are more visible in low light, and should be lightweight enough that you don't get hot and sweaty underneath. It's also a bonus if you're running jacket folds away into a small bag like the Sundried Grand Casse running jacket, as this means if you do overheat or the weather changes, you can easily and conveniently pack away your jacket and carry it with you on your run or cycle. 

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  • What To Wear To Your First Fitness Class

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    If you've taken the plunge and signed up to your first fitness class at the gym, chances are you have a lot of questions. Worrying about what you should wear should be the least of your problems, so we're here to help you feel confident in your gym clothes and help you pick out a stylish but practical gym outfit.

    Stylish fitness wear

    Let's face it, you want to look good while you sweat. Wearing stylish fitness clothing will boost your confidence and help you walk through the door feeling good about yourself. Of course, the most important thing is that you are comfortable, but if you can look good at the same time then that's a bonus!

    Thanks to the evolution of athleisure and the rise of fashion gym wear, looking good at the gym has never been easier. Of course, you need to make sure that your sports clothing is practical, but technical fabrics now marry with stylish designs to make looking your best at the gym easier than ever.

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    Supportive sports bra

    The base of any good gym outfit is a supportive and comfortable sports bra. You need to make sure that you choose the best sports bra for your needs and your own specific goals as there are lots of different types out there. If your first gym class is something a little lower impact such as yoga, you can get away with wearing a more crop top style sports bra which features less support but may be more stylish. If your first class is going to be something high impact like HIIT or circuit training, you'll need a high impact sports bra that can keep up with you and support you as necessary.

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    High waisted leggings

    When it comes to gym wear,  high waisted leggings are a must. They cinch your waist and hold you in where it counts. A good pair of women's gym leggings will also accentuate your curves while flattering your figure. High waisted leggings are also practical as they are less likely to slip down as you move, which can be very distracting while you're trying to workout. Look out for gym leggings which feature a draw string waist so that you can personalise the fit and they can stay put throughout your training session.

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