How to Choose The Best Fitness Fabric to Workout

How to Choose the Best Fitness Fabric

Choosing the best fitness clothing is key to helping you achieve your best workout. It should deliver performance, comfort, and of course, allow you to look your best! A lot has been written lately in the news regarding too thin clothing fabric where women were revealing their lady parts. This article discusses/reviews what key fabric components will help create the best workout experience for you. According to Livestrong, the science of fitness clothing has come a long way since the days folks worked out in baggy cotton sweatshirts and knit leg warmers of previous.

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing Fitness Clothing

The first factor to consider is the type of exercise you’ll be doing. Sport-specific activewear is designed to take into account the types of movements that will be done and what type of fabric the wearer will need to stay comfortable and dry. For yoga and stretching, Lindsay Law of, points out that cotton/polyester and spandex are OK, allowing the exerciser to bend easily. For high-impact cardiovascular exercises like running and aerobics, she recommends durable, performance fabrics that are moisture wicking like nylon/spandex blends for staying dry while sweating.

How to Choose The Right Fabric Thickness

Fabric “thickness” is rated by weight per linear foot within the garment industry. Weight can range on the low side from 180 GSM (grams per meter square) to 310 GSM. Fabric weight is important for many reasons including keeping all your ASSets covered!  Our premium performance compression fabric for our bottoms is completely opaque at 310 GSM—not to mention that it makes you feel pulled in just right. 

How to Choose the Best Fabric Content

Make sure to read and check the fabric content before you make your purchase, because choosing the right fabric content will guarantee that your garments last long, hold their color, hold you in, and don’t bag and sag after few washes. Choose garments made from nylon. Nylon is the most durable, strongest and long lasting of all sportswear fabric. In fact, it was developed years ago to mimic the softness and strength of silk.

About Moisture-Wicking Fabrics

Today there are a wide variety of synthetic and natural fabrics to choose from that will keep you dry and prevent you from getting that “Soaked to the bone” look (unless of course you like that look). In addition to the material itself, a chemical finish is often applied to moisture-wicking clothing in order to enhance its performance, allowing it to quickly draw moisture along its nonabsorbent fibers and transport it to the garment’s exterior. Our superior fabric has both certified sports performance Moisture Wicking and Clean Silver Technology by DuPont Anti-Bacterial properties to keep you dry and smelling fresh despite your toughest sweat sessions.

*We recommend not to add fabric softeners when washing moisture wicking clothing as this will dissolve/decrease its properties. To read more about how to best care for athletic clothing from click here.

Compression Fabric for Fitness Clothing

Using a special knitting process and fabric combination of primarily nylon/spandex, next generation compression clothing is now shown to improve circulation during and after physical activity to help alleviate stiff, sore muscles and hasten muscle recovery. Compression clothing also stimulates blood flow, helping to reduce lactic acid build-up and prevent delayed onset muscle fatigue and soreness. Our fabric is a special custom blend of Tactel Nylon (it’s the same nylon like Kevlar just in bullet proof vests, so it super strong and durable) and Lycra by DuPont (think better Spandex) that creates compressive support along with tummy control and body shaping/slenderizing fits.

Technologically advanced

Many new workout clothes now feature anti-microbial treatments to combat odor (including all our fabrics). Avoid fabrics that don’t breathe. Never wear clothing made out of rubber-based or plastic-based materials, because they keep sweat from evaporating and keep your body temperature too high during exercise. Fabrics made primarily from only polyester/spandex will also not allow your skin to breath or allow your body cool down/perspire properly–let alone polyester is a lesser grade material versus nylon and is always rougher to the touch. These fabrics lead to decreased physical functioning and may contribute to heat exhaustion. Our superior fabric is a proprietary blend of nylon/spandex that not only breaths, but also moves like a second skin on your body.

Comfort Counts for Fitness Fabric

Avoid any rough fabrics that could chafe or irritate your skin during repetitive movement. Flat lock or smooth stitching is preferred so the seams are flat versus raised, which may also chafe.

Choose materials that let you move and don’t constrict you. Look for 4-way stretch in their product description. Focus on fit than size, as some workout clothes tend to be smaller and more form fitting than regular clothes. Look for items that have spandex or Lycra listed on the label—about 10-13% is fitness fabric industry standard. This allows for a greater range of motion during exercise and can provide a comfortable, functional fit without being skin-tight or revealing your lady parts!

OUR CUSTOMERS AGREE: There’s nothing like the feeling of our ultra-soft peached fabrics against your skin!

The Takeaway

Choosing the right fitness clothing to exercise begins with choosing the best, top quality fitness fabric first. Look for fabric that will provide function, support, coverage and of course make you look your best, because style counts! 

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