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Top 10 Activewear Pieces

Update your workout wardrobe... By Cotswold Outdoor
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There’s never been a better time to get active in the outdoors! Whether you’re working out regularly or just getting started, a refresh of your workout wardrobe always helps with motivation. To help you choose the best new activewear pieces we chatted to Sam and Amy, our clothing buyers, to get their picks. With everything from race- day tee’s to windshell jackets, our range has got you covered.

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The North Face Motus Tight 3

The North face Motus Tight 3 have a bold and vibrant pattern, very on trend for ss17. Not only do they look great but they also offer excellent compression for running, however, these tights are versatile and can be used for any activity. You can also add a matching bra in the same print.


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Kari Traa Sjolvsagt Capri

These leggings have a bright, colourful design which is perfect for mixing and matching with tops. The Kari Traa signature butterflies feature on the print and there’s contrast colour stitching.


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Prana Elixir Bra

The Prana Elixir Bra is both stylish and comfortable with removable modesty cups and adjustable straps. The plaited back detailing looks great layered up or worn alone for Bikram yoga and other high output activities.


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The North Face Burn It Tank

The North Face Burn It Tank looks great both in the gym and after your workout. It can be worn for all activities and benefits from FlashDry fabric, which helps to keep moisture away from your skin. The cut out back is great for ventilation as well as showing off layers underneath, it looks great with the Motivation Strappy Bra.


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The North Face Rapida Jacket

The North Face Rapida jacket is a lightweight windshell which is perfect for layering before during and after your workout. As well as keeping the wind off your skin it can easily be stuffed away in your rucksack on longer runs, making it the ideal companion when tackling a workout in unpredictable weather, allowing you to perform at your best. It comes in a bright summery colour and looks great with The North Face Motus Tight 3.


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The North Face Ambition Tank

This lightweight running tank uses technical fabric and body-mapped ventilation to keep you comfortable when you’re working hard. The fabric also features a UPF of 30 to help protect you from the sun.


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The North Face Ampere Dual Short

The North Face Ampere Dual Shorts feature a bright patterned fabric and are designed to keep you comfortable throughout your training session. They have a wicking liner brief to help keep moisture off your skin, as well as mesh ventilation panels to help breathability.


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Salomon Fast Wing Tee

The Fast Wing SS Tee offers a close fitting design that looks good and utilises technical fabrics to help keep you comfortable during your workout. The Advanced Skin ActiveDry technology draws moisture to the surface of the t-shirt where it evaporates, keeping your body dry.


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Salomon Pulse Short

The Salomon Pulse shorts use reflective fabric strips on the front and back keep you more visible when running in low-light and the lightweight fabric allows for great range of movement. The elasticated waistband ensures the shorts stay put throughout your workout, whilst the back zip pocket means you can keep your essentials close to hand.


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The North Face Graphic Surgent Hoodie

The North Face Graphic Surgent Hoodie is a casual top that gives comfort and warmth for everyday wear. It features FlashDry fabric, which wicks away moisture, to keep you comfortable, as well as an interior pocket for storing your phone.


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Expertly picked by

Sam Crouch, Men's Clothing Buyer

Our men’s clothing buyer Sam has worked for Cotswold Outdoor for 7 years and has amassed over 15 years experience in retail. She enjoys backpacking, running and scuba diving. Travel is also a big part of her life, she recently visited Asia and went scuba diving in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Expertly picked by

Amy Williams, Women's Clothing Buyer

Our women’s clothing buyer Amy has worked for Cotswold Outdoor for 5 years and originally worked in our Brecon store. She loves to travel, some of her favourite destinations are the Philippines, India and Bali. Amy is also a keen skier, having been all over Europe. She loves working in the outdoor industry and seeing new, innovative technologies coming to market.