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The Holiday Edit: What to pack for your active break

posted on Tuesday, 9th June 2015 | find under Fashion
Active escapes in the sun are a refreshing tonic for your mind and your body. A time to recharge, reassess and get mindful about what matters.
Sweaty Betty founder Tamara gets away by following ‘the waves and the wind'. While a quick peak at Vogue columnist Calgary Avansino’s stunning Instagram feed shows lust-worthy, sun-drenched and super healthy holidays.
Whether you’re mixing up triathlon training with a relaxing beach break or practising your inversions on a laidback island yoga retreat, Sweat Betty has your holiday workout wardrobe covered. Here's our top picks...

Sweaty Betty Holiday Edit

Pictured (from clockwise): Dive in Bikini, Supinity Retreat Jumpsuit, Rejuvenate Retreat Knit Hoody and Triple Jump Run Shorts


Never travel without supportive, high-performance trainers. A favourite at Sweaty Betty are the Gel Noosa Tri 10s by ASICS. Engineered for triathletes, these lightweight trainers have a breathable, open mesh upper and elastic laces. Lightweight and easy to slip into your luggage or perfect for running to and from the plane, plus their bright shade perfectly complements a tan.
Supportive swimwear

Create a sleek silhouette on the beach or by the pool with swimwear that doubles as supportive underwear for a workout. Ideal for beach sprints, sea swimming and pool-side drills, the colour-popping Dive In Bikini is an investment that will truly endure - with colour fade protection that perserves its vibrancy for long-lasting style and performance. 
Multi-sport leggings

Save on valuable suitcase space by choosing versatile multi-sport bottoms. The Visama Yoga Leggings reverse from statement blue to neutral grey, giving you two outfits in one. Convenient!

Sun protection

Soak up the sun without worrying about damage to your hair and skin with a sport-specific sun protector. We love Garnier UV Sport - a sweat-proof, long-lasting, alcohol-free mist that will nourish and protect your skin as you transition from surf to sun.
Day-to-night style

Go straight from savasana to the dinner table in the Supinity Retreat Jumpsuit. A perfect piece that blends holiday chic and functional style. Sweat-wicking fabric and loose tailoring ensure that you’ll flow freely in your practice. Simply add heels and a cocktail (optional) to nail your evening look.

The Vogue-approve vest

Recommended by Vogue as a must-have for the summer season, the Air Rush Rash Guard is a long-sleeved, high-stretch swimwear top that’s ideal for breezy days at the beach when you need a little more protection. The bold X-Ray Dragonfly print will also ensure you stand out at sea - great for spectators to spot you in the surf.

Statement prints

Holiday style is all about summer brights, and Sweaty Betty’s new Summer Run collection is filled with a range of get-fit gear in sherbert shades. The Triple Jump Run Shorts in the collection’s signature Butterfly Wing print are a must-pack for inspiring early morning runs and daytime hikes.

Easy-wear basics

Don't forget those wear-with-everything tops for poolside lounging, yoga practice and travel. The Reflect Yoga Tee is a lightweight, cotton tee with a feminine neckline and capped sleeves - and it sits effortlessly over a bikini. Choose from four colours and pair with workout capris or denim shorts for days out.

An evening cover-up

Ideal for throwing on post-workout or for on long walk on the beach, the Retreat Knit Hoody in lightweight merino is a stylish yet practical cover-up for cooler evening and autumn days. Crafted from soft breathable fabric with a cool see-through aesthetic, it’s the only holiday knit you’ll need.

Portable gym essentials 

Upgrade your holiday workouts by popping a resistance band or skipping rope into your suitcase for a do-anywhere HIIT workout you can do in your room or in the early morning shade. A water bottle is an essential accessory if you’re working out in the summer heat. Pack it in the Deluxe Studio Holdall (which doubles as carry on luggage). That's summer sorted...

Words by Harriet Tisdall  
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