Friday, 29 August 2014
Nike fitness haul
This bank holiday I headed over to Cheshire Oaks Outlet in Ellesmere Port to see if I could bag myself any bargains. For those of you who don’t know, Cheshire Oaks is a huge designer outlet with over 145 designer stores, including Gap, Nike, Michael Kors, Molten Brown, Ugg and Yankee Candle to name but a mere few.
I headed on into the Nike Factory Outlet on the hunt for some proper fitness clothes. Turns out, I own zero actual gym like clothes. I have some loose tops, some tracksuit bottoms but nothing that’s specifically designed for fitness. If I’m going to get serious about working out then it’s about time I invested in some slightly more appropriate gear!
Nike Running Dri-Fit tops £13/£18 (outlet prices)
I’m not a big fan of skin tight tops when I’m working out and I feel ridiculously self conscious in vest tops so I went for a full tee style. From the Nike running range, they’re made from 50% recycled polyester, designed for superior athletic performance (I might be pushing myself a bit there!) with a lower environmental impact. Save the planet guys! The Dri-fit technology was one of the main reasons I went for this style, it’s supposed to pull away sweat, keeping you dry and comfortable as you work out. Sounds perfect for a high impact cardio workout! I went for the pink/purple tee (£13) and a beautiful sky blue (£18). I’ usually a UK 8-10 so I picked up a size S which fits perfectly, not too fitted but not flapping about all over the place, it’s tapered giving it a feminine shape and is a perfect length.
Nike Tight Fit Dri-Fit bottoms £26/£30 (outlet prices)
These fit like a second skin! I couldn’t believe I actually opted for the tight fit pants but the cut and seams actually make them really flattering and I don’t feel conscious in them at all. Though they’re a tight fit they don’t feel tight or restricting at all…I should know, I bounced all over the changing room bending this way and that (the things we do behind closed doors!). I opted for the black, they go with any colour top and I can get away with outrageously colored underwear, I’ve got to think about these kinds of things!
I picked up a full length pair (£30) and a ¾ length pair (£26).
How are you keeping fit these days? Picked up any new gear? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,