What To Wear For Summer Outdoor Workouts
The summer sun is shining and daylight hours are extended. Time to temporarily say sayonara to the stuffy gym and take your workouts to the great outdoors! But before you head out, you need to know what to wear to stay safe and keep cool. We’ve rounded up the most protective, most comfortable, and most stylish gear, so you can channel your inner-outdoor child without any worry!
SPF Sun Protective Clothing
Everyone needs to protect his or her skin from the sun’s harsh rays, so why not defend yourself with your workout apparel? This Pacifica UPF Tee is UPF 50+ and hence, is amazing for when you are working out when you are out in the sun. The sun-protective fabric is performance-fitted, super sleek, and fights odors for hard workouts in the hot summer weather. Super cute and super practical! PS: Athleta makes an entire line of UPF 50+ protection workout wear!
Hats are mandatory for the summer season. Keep the sun out of your eyes and off your face with the Nike Women’s Featherlight 2.0 Hat. This will be your go-to accessory. It is lightweight, breathable, and perfect for all outdoor workouts. The Dri-FIT fabric is designed to keep the sweat off which will make your workout more enjoyable
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Good, healthy sunscreen is difficult to find and so many are harsh on the skin. This all-natural sunscreen from Coola is unbelievable! It is green-friendly and made with all certified organic ingredients. It has no sulfates, phthalates, or parabens (aka all the confusing, long words you do not want on your body)! Spritz this sunscreen on before your outdoor workout, and you’ll be completely protected.
Workout shorts are a must-have for the summer season. This Lululemon Run Speed Short 4-Way Stretch is a necessary addition to your closet. These shorts have a back zipper pocket for your accessories and a fabric waistband for shape retention. And since no one wants chafing to interrupt a workout, the special sweat-wicking fabric will keep you cool and comfortable.
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For paddleboarding, surfing, and swimming, a comfortable, breathable swimsuit is a must! Athleta has an awesome selection! Made of ultra-resilient, breathable, sleek, stretch fabric, their swimsuits are not only fashionable, but also functional for all of your favorite summer activities.
We agree that one of the most annoying things is when your sock slips in to your shoe and your heel blisters because of it. The answer for saving your feet during an sweaty outdoor workout? Behold, Balega Enduro Socks. You’ll feel like you are walking on cushiony, clouds. They have breathable ventilation and moisture-wicking features to help with sweat, and comfortable, fitted cushion to prevent blisters. Check out both styles in No Show and Low Cut. Either way, no sock slipping happening here!
When we think sunblock, it’s easy to forget about our lips! SPF chapstick is a summer workout essential for protection from uncomfortable sunburn. Our fave is Supergoop! Acai Fusion Lip Balm, a three-in-one balm that hydrates, protects, and repairs. The formulation is also free of synthetic dyes, fragrances, parabens, or sulfate. A big thumbs up! While high SPF lip balms can look pasty, this one has a nice pink hue, a lip-smacking flavor, and a silky-smooth texture.
High-Tech Water Bottle
A trusty water bottle is essential for the running around that a busy summer brings. We love the Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle. With a leakproof lid and a one-handed push button operation, a swig from this bottle won’t disrupt your workout. Even better? You can connect this bottle wirelessly to your phone to monitor your hydration progress and set goals for yourself throughout the day!
Sunglasses are a huge essential for you to get comfortably during outdoor workouts. Tifosi Optics SLIP Sunglasses are perfect for a no-slip fit and have adjustable earpieces so you are in pure comfort. Plus, the vented lenses improve ventilation and guarantee no fogging will happen!
One of the best ways to cool yourself down during or after a long workout is to place a cold towel on your neck or temple. These locations are great for cooling down your body because the blood vessels are close to the surface of your skin. Thus, you can cool off your blood and body temperature with a nice cold touch. The Perfect Fitness Perfect Cooling Towel is so simple to use; you wet the towel with cold water and wring it out. The towel remains cool for hours but retains water so it stays dry to the touch.