Gear | Women’s Cool Weather Wear for On- and Off-Water
With the cooler season underway, most are experiencing quickly declining temperatures. The bikinis we’ve lived in the past few months have faded back into the dark depths of our drawers, and workout gear with more coverage is becoming our norm. But, lucky for the ladies, there are tons of fun and functional options for cooler weather activewear. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite finds in athletic wear and paddle apparel, so you can continue sweating and SUPing in style.
Women’s Elite Series Bioceramic Compression Pant – Recovery + Endurance
They’re technologically-advanced pants, made of a blend of two of Virus’ own Bioceramic fabrics, which are infused with natural bioceramic compounds that are proven to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and decrease muscle pain, on top of repairing and regenerating overworked muscles, tissue and nerves. The pants also have calf- and quad-targeted compression, UV-protection, are anti-odor and quick-drying. They make for an impressive look on water or land.
Land and Sea Half Zip Jacket by Graced By Grit
We just found your next go-to jacket. The Land and Sea Half Zip has everything you’d want in a mid-length zipper pullover, from silky smooth compression fabric that’s quick-drying and provides UPF 50+ sun protection, to flat lock seams that help prevent chafing and utility pockets on the sleeves for easy access. The Land and Sea Half Zip also features convertible cuffs with thumb holes, mesh insets to allow for breathability, and finally, reflective piping so you stay safe and visible while paddling.
Good to Go Sports Bra by BodyGlove
Offering full coverage and medium support, this sports bra is a twist on the classic racerback style. BodyGlove designers constructed the Good to Go with mesh paneling to keep you from overheating, plus moisture-wicking and quick-drying fabric. And, it comes in five color combinations of refreshing coastal hues to keep you channeling the water woman within, regardless of where your workouts take you.
Ohm My Goodness Seamless Top by Roxy
A great option for layering, this slim-fitting long-sleeved crew top features Roxy’s Dry Flight technology, which keeps you warm and protected from the elements while still allowing great breathability. The material is also moisture-wicking, with the bottom band and cuffs constructed of rib knit. Like the name says, it’s a seamless piece, so you never need to worry about rubbing.
Surf Capri by LoveSurf
We were first drawn to these compression capris just because of their uniquely rad pattern featuring kaleidoscopes of sea glass. Then, we found out that they’re constructed of chemical-free and UV-protective imported Italian fabric and we fell in love. These babies don’t fade, so you can guarantee years of usage, and, they’re ultra chlorine-resistant as well as quick-drying. You’ll surely be comfortable when rocking these, whether you’re active on land or in the water.
Graphic Leaf Cropped High-Neck Bikini Top by Tommy Bahama
You’ll be ready to paddle or play in the waves without a worry in this criss-cross back bikini top by Tommy Bahama. Built-in cups provide adequate coverage, while the microfiber material keeps you comfortable all day, whether you’re on the water or cruising the beach. $89 (bottoms sold separately), tommybahama.com
Maira Rashguard by Dakine
Allow style and comfort to lead you to your favorite water activity in the Maira long-sleeved rash guard by Dakine. Available in three cool prints (although our favorite is the Seaweed Tie dye, pictured), with UPF 50+ protection fabric and flatlock stitching at the seams, the team at Dakine designed this piece with true water women in mind.
Stow-N-Go II Sports Bra by The North Face
Say goodbye to that annoying arm band! This is the sports bra we’ve been waiting for, with some storage built in up front for a cell phone, key, money…the list goes on. On top of sneaky storage, the Stow-N-Go offers full coverage, high-impact support, ventilation and a reflective little logo. Really, you can’t ask for more.
Find more wintertime gear in our 2015 Gear Guide.
Round out your winter wardrobe with a wetsuit from our 2015 Wetsuit Guide.
The article was originally published on Standup Paddling
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