Finding the motivation to work out while on vacation is no easy feat. I try and stick to my normal exercise routine as much as I can while I travel, and this list of the 10 best workout clothes and tools helps me stay in shape on the road.
Vi Headphones and Fitness Tracker
Say goodbye to tangling headphones, wearing a Fitbit, and paying for expensive fitness-tracking apps—the Vi headphones and corresponding app are the ultimate travel workout companion. With a variety of earbud sizes and clips, these wireless headphones are comfortable and won’t fall out once you get your right size.
If you’re an outdoor runner and travel often, the Vi Fitness app is a great way to track your runs and mileage. Hikers can also benefit from the activity tracker, and the company is in the beta stage for cycling workouts. Dubbed a “personal trainer,” the activity monitor tracks things like speed, heart rate, and distance. It also adapts to your fitness level and personalizes workouts. Plus, the app links to your favorite music streaming service.
Takeya Water Bottle
A reusable water bottle is an essential workout item for travelers, and I especially love Takeya’s insulated stainless water bottles. The handle is great for travel, since you can hook it onto the outside of any bag, and it’s easy to carry around the gym. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps water cold for hours, and the narrow mouth is great for grabbing a quick sip mid-workout.
Pins to Kill & Flexi Lexi Printed Leggings
Printed leggings are some of the best workout clothes for travelers because they provide instant motivation. It may sound silly, but if I like the workout outfit that I pack, I’m more likely to wear it. I love Pins to Kill’s fun and customizable designs, as well as Flexi Lexi’s ombre leggings for some extra workout inspiration.
Beekman 1802 Facial Wipes
Don’t forget one of the most important things to do after working out, even on vacation: taking care of your skin. I am obsessed with these facial cleansing wipes from Beekman 1802 for a post-workout refresh. Whether you don’t have time to hit the shower or you need some immediate rejuvenation, these wipes, made from goat’s milk, are a must. I even use them over my whole body sometimes if I need to skip a shower.
Alexis Mera Sports Bra
This sports bra is one of the best workout clothes you can travel with because it triples as a crop top and bathing suit top. The full coverage bra hits at your true waist, so if you’re comfortable wearing it alone, it still provides support. It’s quick-drying and moisture-wicking, so it won’t stink or stay wet for long after sweating or swimming.
Nike Dri Fit Head Tie
Nike makes a great moisture-wicking headband that fits any head size. I typically find myself shifting any sort of headband during a workout because it sits too far forward or back—but you won’t have that problem with this one because it ties.
I swear by Bombas socks (with styles for both men and women) for working out, plus the company donates a pair of socks for every pair purchased. The athletic styles have blister tab cushions, and all Bombas socks have “invisitoe,” which means there is no annoying seam (found on most socks) that runs across your toes. I also like the “Grippers” pair for barre and other studio classes.
Nike Free Rn Flyknit Running Shoes
I always travel with my Nike Flyknits, because I can wear them to the airport with a travel outfit or put them into my carry-on, where they don’t take up too much room. These shoes (available for men and women) are extremely flexible and comfortable for workouts and provide decent sole support considering the weight and size.
Nathan Mirage Reflective Running Belt Pack
I cannot say enough how much I love this running belt pack from Nathan. It miraculously fits an iPhone 7 Plus, keys, and some cash or cards. It doesn’t move while running, and I’ve worn it for stationary workouts as well to hold my phone. It takes up zero room in your suitcase and helps make your workouts annoying armband-free.
Lululemon Like The Windshell
For any outdoor activities you plan to do on your vacation, this is the best workout clothes purchase you can make. The fabric is both water-repellent and wind-resistant, so the lightweight jacket will hold up in any climate. The hood is designed not to bounce when you move, and it’s thin enough to serve as a layering piece. I also love the secure pockets for storing your phone and other essentials.
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