In 2018, Outdoor Voices launched TechSweat — a collection of lightweight workout gear that’s cool to the touch and specially designed for hot, sweaty workouts.
TechSweat includes staples ranging from leggings to crop tops and skorts, and prices from $45 to $95 per item.
Recently, the TechSweat leggings underwent a fit update that gave them a new waistband, along with new colors.
To see how the leggings stacks up, Insider Reviews tested the new TechSweat leggings ($75-$95) in our own workouts. Find our (unanimously positive) verdicts below.
Outdoor Voices (OV) is, in large, partly defined by its unusual ability to appeal to both athletes and leggings-are-for-Sunday-errands athleisurites. The company recently released an athletic collection that manages to keep its cool aesthetic intact while supercharging the clothing’s functionality.
TechSweat, built for severely sweaty, no-frills workout classes, gets its namesake from OV’s relatively new TechSweat material: breathable, sweat-wicking, surprisingly cool-to-the-touch, and extremely pliable thanks to four-way stretch. The shorts promise to be the lightest and smoothest you’ll ever wear, and the leggings to withstand the high-intensity, high-sweat exercises that feel like they’re being hosted in the fiery brimstone of hell on a Monday morning. You can shop it in all your workout basics — leggings, bras/crops, tanks, shorts/skorts — and prices range from $48 for crop tops and flex shorts to $98 for 7/8 leggings.
To see if the TechSweat material was really all it was chalked up to be, we had five members of the Insider Reviews team put the TechSweat leggings to the test. You can find our personal experiences below, but the gist of it is this: these are great workout leggings.
At first glance, the collection looks like any other Instagrammable pair designed by the company: high waists; flattering, intuitive seaming; and rich colors with names like Papaya and Baltic. But on the body — and, more importantly, in your spin class — there’s no mistake that these leggings were built first and foremost for exercise. The material is soft and smooth and still works to somewhat sculpt the body, but doesn’t catch or hold heat. It’s responsive, flexible, and lightweight enough to escape notice during exercise. For us, it meant our attention could remain on our exercise, rather than on how quickly we could bail.
All in all, TechSweat gear manages to marry OV’s calling card style with a high, unexpectedly utilitarian performance level. We suggest ordering your typical size. Expect to spend a lot of time in them.
We worked out in Outdoor Voices’ TechSweat leggings. Here’s what we thought:TechSweat 3/4 Leggings
TechSweat 3/4 Leggings, $98
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Source:: Business Insider