the ultimate evolution of our fitness fabrics

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Active Wear

From the moment ancient man strapped animal skins to his feet, clothing has been engineered for performance

 

Here’s the essential kit for those on the move, the ultimate evolution of our fitness fabrics:

  • Jackets
  • Hoodies
  • Shirts
  • Accessories
  • Shorts
  • ​Shoes
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1. JACKETS & HOODIES

Adidas 

Z.N.E. 90/10 Jacket

Gameday performance is 90 per cent mental and 10 per cent physical. It’s a belief Adidas has woven into the fabric of this jacket, literally. The design has inspirational comments from athletes like Man United’s Paul Pogba (pictured above) on its inner lining. 

adidas.com

Lululemon 

Surge Light Jacket

Surge Light Jacket

A running jacket designed for any pace and conditions. Made from lightweight breathable mesh with laser-cut vents, it wicks away sweat and packs up tightly enough to fit into its own pocket when conditions heat up. 

lululemon.com

Quiksilver 

Rio Negro

Rio Negro

The hoodie was born as a piece of US high-school athletic wear in the 1930s. Its design has changed very little since then, but its image has transformed. This example combines the finest of all the immortal hoodie’s elements – it’s sporty, comfy, warm, but most of all, damn cool. 

quicksilver.com

OnePiece 

Out Hoodie

From the maker of the ultimate slacker-wear – the onesie – comes this proactive piece of outdoor clothing. Double layered for extra warmth, it’s knitted from sustainable cotton, intended to better the lives of farmers and the environment. And that’s far from slack. 

onepiece.co.uk 

2. SHIRTS
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3. ACCESSORiES

Skullcandy 

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Crusher Wireless

Over-the-ear headphones with a powerful physical presence all of their own. Memory-foam pads shape and seal around your ear, while you can literally feel the bass as it thumps out of drivers that can be custom-tuned. Wireless and with 40 hours on a single charge, you can head out into the wilderness, while noise isolation means your surroundings won’t distract. 

skullcandy.com

Oakley

Jawbreaker

The outlandish design of these cycling sunglasses is guaranteed to turn a few heads, but one of them won’t be yours, thanks to the incredible peripheral vision afforded by that massive wraparound visor. Designed in collaboration with pro sprint cyclist Mark Cavendish, they provide a 44 per cent greater field of view than regular sunnies, plus total eye protection and unrestricted airflow. The lenses can also be swapped out quickly and easily to cater to changing light conditions. 

oakley.com/jawbreaker

Jaybird

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X-3

Finding great in-ear headphones for extreme physical activity can be more gruelling than the workout itself. These make the grade. Wireless, they won’t get torn out of your ears by a random arm movement; super-ergonomic fins and tips lock them securely into your ear canal; and a hydrophobic nano coating and airtight seams ensure they can withstand any conditions you throw at them. And with eight hours play from a quick 15-minute charge, there’s plenty of weather and workout time you can put them through. 

jaybirdsport.com

Nixon 

Nixon

Bristol backpack

When it comes to trekking to all corners of the Earth, Nixon has long had our backs. This durable tan-coloured carry-all is a prime example, made from British Millerain waxed cotton hemmed with riveted leather. 

nixon.com

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4. PANTS & SHOES
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