Running and exercise clothing that travels well

When I travel, I can’t give up my exercise routine, but I also won’t compromise on luggage space. The solution: running and exercise clothing that can double for days on the town or walking through museums. Here are some favorite pieces from this winter that do the job:

Icebreaker deluxe leggings:

I love, love, love these soft, comfortable, and form-fitting leggings! The merino wool Icebreaker deluxe legging is perfect to wear under ski pants for any winter sport, but also look great on their own for that yoga class or outdoor run you might take before your day’s activities when you’re traveling. They look sporty with a blocked design and you get a soft elastic waistband that’s covered to be more comfortable. The waist is contoured and flatlock seams prevent chafing. These leggings can even transition to apres-ski if needed. Pick them up in one of two color patterns in XS to XL for $110.

Hoka One One Akasa sneaker:

This Hoka One One road running shoe¬† sports a low profile and sleek design, making it great as a ‘all around the town’ shoe when you’re not working out. It’s designed to be versatile, moving easily from road walking or running to any type of fitness class. Since this shoe features a fairly wide sole, I like to wear it on the plane, too, when my feet might swell.

You get a very comfy foot bed, as Hokas are known for, and a balanced meta rocker for more support. The knit upper looks good when you’re wearing these shoes out on the town for the day, too. And if you’re wearing them all day, no problem: the wishbone design follows the natural gait path of your foot, providing traction in strategic flex points. It comes in three understated color schemes in regular or wide (and like I said, the regular is pretty roomy). You might even want to size down. Pick up a pair for $140.




Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

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