I am a huge fan of Gap's newish athletic line GapFit. I purchased a bunch of items there in the Fall (some pants, long sleeve running shirts, and a light jacket) and love them all. They are also significantly cheaper then some of the big brands like UnderArmor and I find that I like all of the items as much if not better than items I have previously owned from the big expensive brands.
I love my Lululemon stuff for summer time, but agree it is $$$. I only have a pair of their knee length tights (which I love) and a tank.
For winter/cold weather I am a big under armour fan, plus have a lot of nike cold gear. I find great deals on under armour and nike at the end of each season, 50% and more off! I haven't managed to find deals on Lululemon yet.
Walmart has some Danskin stuff for women, but a lot of it is definitely not as good as some other brands. Look for the pants that look like spandex I think they might be called Pro series or something like that. You want the light polyester stuff not the things that just look like regular cotton. Target has C9 running stuff, you just have to be choosy and look for sales and clearance. I frequent places like Marshalls and TJ Maxx, I have picked up some great Nike and Under Armour pieces there for very cheap. I look at the clearance racks at sports stores regularly. I also swear by SmartWool, but they are expensive. I can occasionally get lucky and find a sale or clearance on them. I also ask for them for Christmas!
Yeah, i agree with timothy, although i don't wear a kilt ;)
I have a running room jacket, so its reflective to keep me safe on those early morning/late night runs... lulu lemon yoga wear is Amazing (but pricey so I only have a couple items from there) Old Navy has some active wear that i find that comfortable and it has some kind of wicking away action, because i wear that stuff to hot yoga and its great
Edited by: RUN-GIRL71 at: 2/24/2013 (07:31)
I will be kind to my body; eat well, hydrate often, exercise & rest
Anything DriFit works. I get mine at WalMart. It's cheap but it lasts. No it's not Under Armour. And I do have Under Armour.
I wear boxer briefs and I don't have the issue of getting fitted for a good sports bra. But I am wearing poly all the way now.
Cotton is Rotten and should be forgotten.
On really cold runs I have been spotted wearing a wool kilt. Running in a skirt, Tim what's up with that? Well, wool is naturally warm so it keeps me warm in the beginning when I need it but when things warm up, there is the ventilation that only a skirt can provide. I highly recommend a runner's kilt for cold weather gear even to men.
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