It’s that time of year, the sun is back, leaves are blooming, and it’s finally warm out again! It’s time to put away your windbreakers and sweats and break out your heat gear! If you’re searching for an upgrade to your old tattered workout clothes, this is the article for you! We’ve collected our top go-to brands for all budgets to get you ready to break a sweat during the summer heat!
Go-To Brands on a Budget:
While some of the brands on the list may at first appear to be on the pricier side, they offer some fantastic discounts that let consumers get some great gear at an affordable price! For those who are not looking to break the bank, these are our top 3 budget-friendly brands to get your workout wardrobe started!
Athleta, Gap’s activewear clothing line, offers excellent quality gear that not only looks great but feels great as well! Athleta gear is so amazing that it still made our top three list even though it only offers equipment for women. Athleta is the only brand on our list for that niche. Yes, although I’m a man, I can honestly give Athleta my stamp of approval because that this is all my wife wears!
She is a massive fan of the Printed Mesh Racer Run Short (above) and their leggings (below)! If you’d like to give the leggings a try, they are currently on sale for $34 off! Speaking of sales, this is where Athleta pulls away from the pack. Athleta constantly has generous discounts on their website, so we highly recommend that the sales page be your first stop when you visit! The site also offers 20% off your first order if you sign-up with your email!
2. Under Armour
Under Armour is next on the list for its wide selection and high-quality hot weather gear options. While Under Armour may not boast as many discounts as Athleta, their website has a very extensive list of items that all fall under their “under $25” list. Another great feature that Under Armour affords is how they categorize equipment by sport! You can shop for attire from anything ranging from running to playing basketball or football. Whatever your preferred exercise is, Under Armour has you covered! One of my go-to purchases is the Men’s UA Tactical Tech Short Sleeve T-Shirt (above)! You will be hard-pressed to find a better deal on a moisture-wicking shirt!
Like Under Armour, Nike has been a powerhouse when it comes to sports and fitness attire. Nike also offers a wide selection for both men and women and breaks down their numerous options into sports sections. Where Nike differs from Under Armour is the sales category. Nike also offers a nice variety of options coming in at under $25; however, they also do a great job of rotating numerous sales.
If you go on the Nike website now, they currently have a 40% off sale on select items and offer free shipping and 60-day free returns for those who sign up today! One of the best deals that we found on the Nike website right now is the Nike Pro and Icon Clash Women’s tights and leggings for around $36. If you are looking to jump-start your fitness routine for the summer, we highly recommend you take advantage of these current Nike deals!
Go-To “Treat-yo-self” Brands:
For those of you that would like to indulge in a few pricier options, these top three brands offer the quality and feel that you expect for the price! While they may be a bit more expensive, the durability you are paying for is well worth the price!
Lululemon is not just a fad that the celebrities wear; they are a quality company that makes excellent clothing! While the company came flying onto the fitness scene with their primarily yoga-based clothing line, they have since branched out to include running, training, golf, casual, and working out. One of the things that frustrated some consumers early on in Lululemon’s surge to fitness stardom was their lack of sales. This is a thing of the past as they now boast a “We Made Too Much” category where they supply killer deals on their items.
They also offer a rather generous 20% to active-duty military who shop in-store! One of my favorite shorts in the entire world is also currently on sale! The Pace Breaker (above) is one of Lululemon’s top sellers and designed with running and training in mind. While priced initially at $68, you can get yourself a pair for only $49! While the sticker price may seem a bit high, this is clothing that will last and leave you feeling comfortable while you push yourself through your workout.
2. No Bull
No Bull is a relatively new brand in the fitness space whose exposure has been highlighted through the rise of cross-fit. The brand is built around functional fitness and produces some of the best trainers on the market! These are the only shoes that my wife and I will wear while we train. Not only are they lightweight with a zero-drop heel, but they are also sturdy enough to push you through a sprint workout as well.
No Bull offers a selection of trainer shoes, weightlifters, and runners. They have also been recently expanding their designs for the shoes to allow you to express yourself through your fitness attire! No Bull also offers a wide variety of discounts offering 20% to Military, First Responders, Nurses, Medical Providers, Government Employees, and 10% to teachers!
Closing out our top three higher-end fitness lines is Fabletics. Fabletics provides some of the best feeling workout attire on the market! They are a close rival to Lululemon and offer a fantastic promotion upfront. If you are a new customer and sign up for their VIP subscription, you can get 2 for $24 leggings or 2 for $24 shorts for their male section. This is a considerable saving, as leggings for Fabletics usually run for $74.95 if you check out as a guest.
If you chose to sustain the VIP membership, you could continue to enjoy discounted prices; however, the subscription will cost $49.95 every month. There is no set time to keep the subscription; you are free to cancel whenever you like with no issues. This is a great way to get quality clothing at a highly affordable price!
Which Brand Should You Get?
Any of these brands are an excellent option for whatever budget you may have. They all provide their advantages based on what your summer fitness goals may be. We highly recommend just going with the best deal that you can find with any of these brands. You will not be disappointed with the quality you receive, and you will be ready to start breaking a sweat in no time!