When selecting a new sports sweater, the choice of material is crucial. This is an essential criterion, as the material used directly influences the comfort, warmth and breathability of your garment. You'll generally have two material options for your training sweatshirt:
Polyester/cotton blend: This blend is ideal for fitness sweatshirts. The fabric efficiently wicks away perspiration, helping you stay dry during your workout. What's more, it dries quickly after washing, making it easy to care for. Some sweatshirts may also contain elastane, giving you great freedom of movement when exercising.
100% cotton: If you prefer a cozy sweatshirt to keep you comfortable before or after your workout, cotton is your best choice. It provides warmth and softness, creating a feeling of cocooning comfort.
Depending on your needs and preferences, you can choose between these two options to find the sports sweatshirt that best meets your expectations.
Choosing the color of your sweatshirt depends mainly on your personal preferences and doesn't directly affect your comfort. If you want to look stylish when you go to the gym, you can afford to choose a bright, flashy sweatshirt. However, it's advisable to avoid light colors like pink or pale gray, as they tend to highlight sweat marks, which may not be very aesthetically pleasing.
If you intend to wear your sweatshirt during your workouts, it's best to opt for more basic colors like black, navy, khaki or burgundy. These colors are less likely to show signs of perspiration and offer a sober, versatile look.
In the end, choose the color that appeals to you and gives you confidence, as this will contribute to your motivation and enjoyment of your sports sessions.
With or without closure?
The choice between a zip-up sweatshirt and a classic model will depend on your personal style and comfort level. A zippered sweatshirt gives you greater freedom of movement. You can simply undo part or all of the zipper to remove it completely, or leave the sweatshirt open if you're feeling slightly warm. So this type of sweatshirt is highly versatile and adaptable to different situations.
If you're looking for a comfortable sweatshirt to relax in after your workout, it's best to opt for a "one-piece" model that you slip on over your head.
There's no right or wrong choice, it all depends on your personal preferences and what suits you best in terms of style and comfort. Consider your needs and choose the type of sweatshirt that suits you best.
With or without hood?
If you're particularly sensitive to the cold, you'll probably find the classic sports sweatshirt, also known as a hoodie, more suited to your needs. It comes in handy on rainy days or if you're planning a run... or even if you find yourself caught out by inclement weather during your outdoor Pilates session.
However, for reasons of comfort and safety, we recommend wearing a hoodless sweatshirt during your workouts. You'll be more comfortable lying on your mat, running or doing jumping jacks during your HIIT session. It's also more practical if you're working with a weight bar and need to rest it on your shoulders. If you really want to cover up during exercise, you can also opt for a lighter, more suitable model: the sports jacket.
The choice between a hooded sweatshirt, a hoodless model or a jacket will depend on your personal preferences and your physical activity. Remember to consider comfort, practicality and safety when making your choice.
For which activity?
During your fitness sessions, climbing, snowboarding and other physical activities, you perform intense movements such as jumping, running, burpees or pull-ups, which can lead to profuse sweating. That's why it's essential to choose a training sweatshirt that offers great stretch, allowing you to move freely in all directions.
In addition, it's important that your sports sweatshirt is sufficiently breathable to keep you dry after training. For this, we recommend a polyester model, as this material helps wick away perspiration and allows the sweatshirt to dry quickly. So you can stay cool and comfortable throughout your session.
The combination of high stretch and breathability in your sports sweatshirt will enable you to train optimally and stay comfortable during your most intense physical activities.