* Nike just dropped a whole line of yoga gear, aimed at competing with Lululemon
* The range includes comfortable workout clothing designed for men and women
* Items are great for wearing at yoga practice as well as to and from the studio
It may come as a surprise, but until now, the global powerhouse that is Nike had not introduced a collection of clothing made specifically for yoga. That’s not to say Nike didn’t have individual sportswear items that could act as yoga clothing, but only to say those pieces weren’t part of a line purposely designed for the activity. And while companies like Lululemon, Alo and Onzie have enjoyed the lack of significant competition from the sporting good giant, things may be about to change.
Nike has just launched a yoga collection. The clothing is aimed at both men and women and boasts everything you’d expect from one of the world’s leading sports brands. Not only do the items feature the striking and stylish appearance we’ve come to expect, they also sport a range of yoga-specific elements to make workouts a little bit more comfortable.
Below are 6 of our favorite pieces from the new yoga range.
1. Nike Dri-FIT Men’s Yoga Training Tank
The Nike Dri-FIT Training Tank sports a dropped back hem to provide additional coverage during bending and stretching exercises, allowing you to focus on the pose without worrying about showing more than you want to. The Dri-FIT material has a delicate and soft feel, which dries quickly so you’re never drenched in uncomfortable amounts of sweat. The tank also sports side vents to maximize airflow.
2. Nike Dri-FIT Men’s Yoga Training Shorts
With an elastic waistband and soft, stretchy fabric, the Nike Dri-FIT Training Shorts are ideal for completing your daily practice in comfort. The soft jersey material also incorporates a brushed back for further comfort as you go. Furthermore, there are 4 color choices, including indigo storm, gunsmoke and mineral spruce, and these shorts can also be paired with the Men’s 3/4 Yoga Training Tights for additional cover and support.
3. Nike Dri-FIT Men’s ¾ Yoga Training Tights
The Nike ¾ Yoga Training Tights come in black and grey color options and are made from Nike’s Dri-FIT material, which is comfortable to wear and quick-drying. They sport a Nike branded waistband along with a Nike swoosh on the left shin area. You’ll also find the fit is tight but still loose enough to provide the required movement to perform and move between your yoga poses without unwanted resistance.
4. Nike Dri-FIT Men’s Short Sleeve Yoga Training Top
This short sleeve top is an ideal addition to your yoga training gear. It’s loose fitting to provide plenty of room for movement during your poses and is made from a soft material, which is also quick drying. In addition, the training top features side vents for additional airflow and freedom of movement. It also comes in a choice of 4 different colors.
5. Nike Studio Women’s Yoga Training Pullover Hoodie
Perfect for your journeys to the studio or even for more relaxed and less intensive workouts, the Nike Studio Pullover Hoodie is a great addition to any workout wardrobe. It’s made from a soft fleece material capable of keeping you warm in cooler environments. It also oozes style with its slight cropped design and elasticated cuffs. The rest of the hoodie provides plenty of room for completing even the toughest exercises. The hoodie is available in black heather, dark grey heather and el dorado colors.
6. Nike Flow Women’s Yoga Pants
Taking a little different approach to the average yoga pants, the Nike Flow Pants provide plenty of room and breathing space. They are great for workouts with lots of extreme movement, and the extra-wide, mid-rise waistband ensures you remain covered throughout your practice. There’s no need to worry about unwanted exposure. The pants are loose fitting around the ankles and also sport comfortable pockets for when you just need to take it easy.