Qualities to Look For in Your Workout Clothes

Qualities to Look For in Your Workout Clothes

Qualities to Look For in Your Workout Clothes

Workout clothes are one of those items that can be a bit difficult to find. Not in regards to actually finding them — they’re pretty much everywhere! What we mean, however, is that it can be tough to find workout gear that is a combination of quality materials, comfort, and style at an affordable price.

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So, rather than dropping too much money for athletic wear that doesn’t last or purchasing various pieces that don’t fit you right, take some time to read today’s blog. We are going to touch a few of the qualities that you should look for when selecting your workout clothes.


If you’ve been basing your choice in workout clothing on the way that it looks, it’s no wonder you haven’t found the perfect pieces. One of the most important things that you’re going to want to take into consideration will be the materials used. While the choice in material will contribute to the look of the activewear, it’s going to change the fit and wearability of the pieces drastically.

If you’re just looking at workout clothes as loungewear, then the material isn’t going to make as big of a difference. When it comes to working out though, you’re going to need to take material into consideration. Cotton, for instance, is excellent for workouts that are low intensity. If you’re going to be doing exercises that are considered high-intensity, then you’re going to need workout clothes that are known for wicking away sweat.


The material makes up a large portion of whether or not a piece of workout gear will work out for you, but it’s definitely not the only one. The way that the piece of clothing fits you is also going to be incredibly important as you narrow down the options. Of course, not all pieces of workout attire should fit the same.

That being said, you don’t need to have a crazy amount of workout clothes, but you definitely want to know that you’re investing in a quality selection of clothes for a variety of workouts. Having fitted pants for yoga and loose pants for the times that you’re lounging is normal. As you search for new workout gear, make sure that you have a general idea of what you’re looking for so that you know whether the fit is right for you or not.

Consider Comfort

Now, comfort may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about working out. While the exercise that you’re doing isn’t always going to be comfortable, you want to make sure that you are comfortable in your clothes. Not only is comfort going to make it easier for you to perform your absolute best, but it’s going to ensure that you’re able to enjoy the exercise that you’re doing.

From the performance wear that you’re purchasing to the undergarments below them, you want to invest in pieces that are comfortable. Even though a majority of activewear is designed to fit tightly, you want to make sure that it’s not too tight.

Aside from the sizing, make sure that the material is comfortable. It’s something that is going to be directly on your skin while you’re working out or lounging, so it’s pretty important that it feels good while you have it on.


While there are many commonalities between activewear pieces, not every piece is created equally. You can see this in the quality of the material and the amount printed on the price tag. While these are just a few of the ways that you can get an idea for how durable a piece of athletic wear will be, you will want to look at the overall construct of the piece to really know how durable it is.

Given that these pieces of clothing are going to be getting quite a bit of use, you want to make sure that you’re investing in quality material, high-quality seams, and a brand that is known for making incredible athletic wear. You’ll be glad that you paid attention to these little details when you wind up with a piece that lasts you years.

The Squat Test

Regardless of what you’re planning on wearing your leggings for, you want to make sure that they pass the squat test. Most of us ladies have experienced leggings that we thought were high-quality only to find out that you could entirely see through them when bent over.

In order to avoid this from happening again, you need to make sure that your leggings pass the squat test. Even just a quick squat in front of a mirror should provide you with a good idea on whether or not the leggings will be see through.

If you’re going to be using these leggings for physical activities like yoga or weight lifting, you absolutely need to do the squat test. On the other hand, if these leggings are going to be a staple piece of your everyday wear, you should also take some time to do the squat test.

The various performance leggings at KobyEx are made from a spandex and nylon blend. There are plenty of reasons that we have chosen this material, but one of the primary reasons is that it provides a four-way stretch and passes the squat test every time!

Shop KobyEx

When you’re looking for high-quality activewear that meets all of the requirements of the points we’ve listed above, look no further than KobyEx. We have a large selection of women’s performance wear that is made with quality, material, design, and cost in mind. Browse our selection of women’s athletic wear and place your order online today.