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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SPORTS OUTFIT

Your outfit goes with you to all your training sessions, and you must feel completely at ease when wearing it. Choose your clothes with care, whether it be leggings, a sports bra, t-shirts and even shoes. What features should you be taking into account? Let's get over each step, one by one.

How to choose your sports jacket

THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES TO LOOK AT WHEN CHOOSING A SPORTS JACKET

SPORTS JACKET MATERIAL

It's the No 1 factor you should take into consideration when choosing your next men's (or women's) sports jacket. No points for guess that you will have to choose the type of fabric in line with the activity you do:

- Polyester/elastane: A combination mainly used for designing fitness, cardio-training or weight training jackets. It makes the garment highly stretchy, ensuring you get maximum freedom of movement. The fabric is breathable and quickly wicks sweat away.

- 100 % cotton: this material provides softness, warmth and comfort.Exactly what we are looking for to do a gym gentle or Pilates session where the body tends to cool down. Guaranteed to make you comfy! 

Advice: as opposed to the sports sweatshirt more worn before or after the session, the sports jacket can absolutely be used during the session.

SPORTS JACKET COLOUR

As the saying goes, each to his or her own taste. So it's up to you to choose the colour that appeals to you, and that flatters your figure! Black, navy blue or even light grey, the sports jacket is more likely to be available in the darker, neutral or classic tones. Ideal for matching with the rest of your sports outfit!

There are also light pink models (for women) and red for a more striking look.

women's fitness tank tops
women's fitness tank tops

JACKET CUT

Everyone has a different build. Our team has subsequently adapted to this fact, bringing you two sports jacket models: 

A fitted cut: the jacket is close-fitting (slim) and flatters your athletic figure.

A loose-fitting cut: a straight (or regular) cut that is not form-hugging. Guaranteed to feel comfortable and at ease!

Certain training or Pilates jacket models have inner sleeve cuffs with thumb loops. What's the benefit? They keep your arms nice and warm, and prevent the jacket sleeves from hiking up. Kills two birds with one stone!

In terms of jacket sizes, we offer women's sports jackets starting from 2XS to 3XL and up to 4XL for men's sports jackets.

DIFFERENT JACKET BRANDS

For your cardio fitness and weight training disciplines, our team has developed the Domyos range. Are you looking for a sports jacket to do Pilates? Turn to the Nyamba product range, designed for doing wellness activities. 

If you are keener on big brands, we also offer Adidas and Puma training jackets.

WITH OR WITHOUT POCKETS?

You never know where to put your small belongings when going to do sport. Choose a training jacket with pockets. You can put your keys, tissues, membership card etc away. Handy!

JACKET WITH OR WITHOUT A HOOD?

The hooded jacket is a sign of comfort, perfect for keeping nice and warm before and after training. It can also be used for outdoor sessions if the temperature gets cooler.

For safety purposes, Decathlon recommends you do not train with a hooded sports jacket if you are going to do a high-intensity activity (cardio-fitness, cross training, fitness, etc.). On the other hand, you can opt for this model during your Pilates, yoga or gentle gym sessions.

men's fitness jackets

WHICH SPORTS JACKET FOR WHICH ACTIVITY?

fitness jackets for men

FITNESS JACKET

A fitness sports jacket made with breathable and ultra-stretchy synthetic fibres, you can wear to do the most workouts with the greatest of zeal. Most of these models have a mesh inlay or a well-ventilated back flap to better wick perspiration away.

Tip: wash your polyester jacket at a maximum temperature of 30°C. Above this temperature, the fibres risk deteriorating. Avoid using a conditioner, which tends to blocks the fabric's porosity and cancel its technical properties.

GYM AND PILATES JACKETS

The gym jacket made from cotton perfectly prevents your body from cooling down during a session. Sometimes, it has a fleece lining providing even more warmth and comfort. The raised collar protects the neck. The knit pattern makes it highly stretchy, guaranteeing greater breadth of movement. This all-purpose garment could even be used for everyday use, at home or going out for a stroll!

fitness jackets for women

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