Each season, experts, athletes and ambassadors are enlisted to put the new Sweaty Betty line through rigorous trials, tests and training sessions to ensure each piece delivers maximum performance.
After an energising practice of twists, backbends and balancing postures, the Sweaty Betty team were reliably informed that each pair of yoga bottoms provided 100% coverage without sacrificing comfort.
A strong, controlled practice is about feeling secure and confident. With this in mind, the perfect yoga leggings should remain completely opaque from downward dog to cobra.
Flowing through a series of asanas and inversions, a qualified yoga instructor tested the comfort and opacity of each pair of opaque yoga bottoms from the Autumn Winter 2014 collection. Tested pieces included the Dynamic leggings, Prana leggings, Salabasana Reversible capris and Urdhva reversible leggings.
For a dancer lowering into the splits or doing a split-leap in mid-air, ending up with torn bottoms is not an option.
The new line of dancewear was pushed to the limit. Putting the range through its (very graceful) paces, the test included splits against the wall, in the air, on the ground, upside down and inside out; stretching the fabric every way possible to ensure it neither rips nor restricts the dancer's movement.
The ultimate dance kit that withstood the dancers splits test, allowing for freedom of movement and style.
Garment technologist Fiona assembled a group and instructed them on what to do. The trial began dive after dive, lap after lap, minute after minute, the team critiqued the products to the smallest detail.
More lengths, more dives, more feedback, more notes. This is the life of a Garment Tech and this is how Sweaty Betty ensures swimwear fits perfectly and performs to the highest level.
Swimwear that can withstand any test in the water.
For yoga, having a fully covered bust and securely-fitted top that stays in place throughout the class is essential to a strong and confident practice.
Flowing from urdhva muko savasanah (upward facing dog) to salamba sirsasana (supported headstand), a class of yogis put three yoga camis from the Autumn Winter 2014 collection, through an advanced series of asanas and inversions to test whether the tops ride up or reveal the chest during practice. The tested camis were the Mukha, Namaska and Utthita.
All three yoga camis stayed in place throughout the practice, with the high necklines and secure fits providing full coverage, comfort and support.
Kitted out in jackets, shorts and trousers from Sweaty Betty's outdoor training collection, a group of athletes took to the great outdoors to put the kit through its paces. Planks in puddles, sit-ups in the mud, and sprints and jumping jacks through wind and rain; each piece was tested for comfort, support, warmth and durability.
The outdoor training line endured the toughest of training sessions, and remained fully waterproof throughout. Testers confirmed that each piece was warm, comfortable and washes well too; a necessity for muddy bootcamps.