(Closed) What's your favorite brand of workout gear and why?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

So I buy lululemon whenever budget permits, but honestly I love old navy’s stuff too! They’re compression gear is awesome.

Post # 4
865 posts
Busy bee

Lululemon! I have a serious Lulu obsession, it’s getting out of hand. I like their workout clothes because they fit really well, the designs are very functional and I like their stylidetails extra details.  I think they make the cutest workout clothes. I buy their clothes as treats for completing my workout goals but I really have to stop because I think I’ve crossed the line into too much.  I also like CW-X compression pants for cooler weather running.

Post # 5
865 posts
Busy bee

Style and extra details. Darn auto substitution on the iPad

Post # 6
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Lululemon, but it would eat my entire clothing budget if I bought that stuff fullprice. I have to wait for clearance and then still be very judicious! That stuff is amazing though. I wear Lululemon for yoga, pilates, weight lifteing, etc. For running, however, I like Nike fitted capris and sleeveless v-neck tops best.

Post # 7
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Nike and Mizuno (volleyball specific stuff). We have a Nike outlet here in the area so I can get great deals on clothes and equipment.

I used to wear a lot of Athleta as they would have amazing yearly sales that my Mother-In-Law would work and snag things off our lists but they no longer do that since they were purchased by GAP. 🙁

Post # 8
64 posts
Worker bee

I have a little of everything when it comes to workout gear, but usually I collect pieces as they go on sale. If I’m scooping up a whole bunch at once, my favorite would be the C9 by Champion line at Target.

For workout gear you usually need to compromise quality & quantity. You need a lot of workout clothes if you’re exercising several times a week & washing after each use. The C9 line is really inexpensive and surprisingly durable.

If I’ve got the cash, or I spot a sale, I like Underarmour for the fit and style, GAP has some very flattering yoga pants, and I love the Brooks Running Skirt I got from REI.

Post # 9
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Nike. they have lots of cute styles and their bras are awesome!

Post # 10
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Underarmour! They have bright colors and cute styles!

Post # 11
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I bought Target’s C9 line before I discovered Lululemon, but then after I did, there was no going back. I try to only buy LLL on sale (and am usually fairly successful). I tend to only buy the pants/crops in black or some derivative thereof so they match more tops. The older products were MUCH better than the current colors/products. They were more utilitarian and less expensive (there’s been some LLL price hikes recently) and less QC issues in general.

Post # 12
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

I really like UnderArmor and Adidas. Both have items that are great for wicking sweat and are cute. I’ve had my eye on some Lululemon stuff but it’s just so expensive.

Post # 13
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wear gap yoga pants allllllllll the time. We can wear them at work so I wear them almost everyday. I have an unhealthy amount of the capri’s and pants haha

Post # 14
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not really particularly brand loyal – I have quite a bit from Underarmor, Adidas, and Nike plus some tennis specific companies for my tennis gear.

I can’t fathom spending the Lululemon prices for workout gear, personally.

Post # 15
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Personally love BCG (the Academy brand) stuff. I dont need or want to pay $25+ on a pair of shorts I am going to sweat in. I just got a couple new pairs of shorts at were $4 and $9. Super comfy, and surprisingly last forever, I still have some from like 6 years ago! 

Post # 16
3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Fan of Nike sports bras and I second the old navy yoga and running gear. I used to like Adidas track gear but it doesn’t fit me well anymore. I also just purchases some Nike running capris and I’m not in love. The waist is supper tight yet the legs aren’t supportive. I can’t justify the price of lulu so I haven’t used it yet.

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