In recent years, Crossfit has grown to become one of the most popular forms of exercise in Sweden and large parts of the world. It is a high-intensity form of training. The athletes are pushed to the limit in various exercises where the body's natural movement is used. Including weight lifting, gymnastics (pullups, Roman rings), body weight (push-ups, leg bends). Also cardio training which is usually performed in intervals.
Since it is a high-intensity form of exercise where you activate the whole body in a series of different exercises, it requires you to have good training clothes that do not restrict your movements. As you may have already guessed, at Relode we offer really good crossfit clothing for both men and women. You will find more information and examples below.
Good Crossfit clothing must meet the following requirements
We believe that everyone who practices crossfit must have clothing that meets the following requirements.
Firstly, your clothes must be very durable as they will be exposed to great stress. As I said, Crossfit is a very varied form of exercise and your clothes should work just as well when you do deadlifts and pullups as when you do an interval workout on the rowing machine.
Therefore, choose training clothes made from quality materials with high absorbency.
The vast majority prefer to train crossfit in tight clothes that are flexible and comfortable. If you have a t-shirt that fits too loosely, there is a risk that it will rub on your body or get in the way when you do certain exercises. Therefore, try to find both pants (tights) and tops that fit your body like a glove.
Another advantage of using tight-fitting training clothes when doing crossfit is that they offer support for the body. For example, many people want tights with a high waist and some prefer long-sleeved shirts that are tight over the arms and chest.
Relode's best crossfit clothing
We who work at Relode train a lot and crossfit is a favorite of most people here. Unsurprisingly, we have therefore also created crossfit clothing that we ourselves use and are happy to recommend to anyone interested in crossfit. Of all our clothes, the following three collections are absolutely the best.
Slipstream Seamless is one of our best selling collections. As the name reveals, these clothes are seamless, which offers optimal comfort and reduced risk of chafing and pressure points. Above all, we recommend the Slipstream tights for crossfit, but also the top.
Mercy is the name of a collection of training clothes that we launched in 2021 and which has already become hugely popular. The quality tops and 3/4 tights are best suited for crossfit, but for those of you who often get cold, we can also recommend a cropped hoodie.
Core is one of our largest collections of stylish training clothes that offer optimal support. Which is good when doing crossfit. The clothes are available in black, white and two shades of dark green.
Core singlet and Core top are excellent all-round garments for all forms of training in crossfit.
What is Crossfit?
Basically, crossfit is a form of training with the goal of activating and optimizing the body's natural movement patterns, which is why it is sometimes called functional fitness. You simply want to activate the body in the way it is intended, just as our ancestors did.
It is one of the most versatile forms of training and one of the reasons why it has become so popular is that you can easily adapt the training to your ability and goals. It is often said that there are as many versions of crossfit as there are practitioners and crossfit trainers. Therefore, we have a vision to offer garments for all forms of training and moments within the sport.
Crossfit today has millions of practitioners all over the world and since 2007 the Crossfit Games have been organized every year where the world's best meet in a series of different stages. At the time of writing, Mat Fraser is the world's number one athlete with five Crossfit Games wins under his belt.
Are you looking for new yoga clothes? Then you are not alone. Over the last decade, yoga as a form of exercise has exploded in the Western world and today it is estimated that up to three million brits regularly practice yoga in various ways.
Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in an increased need for great yoga clothes, a demand that we here at Relode are determined to meet. That's why we've created several ranges of workout clothes that are perfect for yoga as well as this simple guide on what you should consider when looking for new yoga clothes.
So let’s get to it!
Flexibility and yoga go hand in hand. In fact, yoga requires high flexibility from both the yogi and her clothing. Therefore, it’s crucial to buy yoga clothes that provide great flexibility and stretch. Now, this is the case with most workout clothes but it is definitely more important for those who practice yoga.
Chafing and irritation can occur quickly when you sweat during intensive workouts. Because of this, you should opt for yoga clothes that are soft against the skin, preferably in a seamless material. For obvious reasons, this is even more important if you practice hot yoga or Bikram.
Note! Our designers are experts in seamless materials and several of our popular collections are 100% seamless. If you haven’t tried this type of material before, we highly recommend it!
Most yogis prefer skin-tight yoga pants and yoga clothes because this type of design better follows the natural flow of your body without restricting your movements. The last thing you want is your yoga pants rolling up while you're pushing yourself through a segment of your class.
At the same time, some prefer to wear loose-fitting clothes that are still flexible and comfortable to wear.
People also tend to prefer sustainable yoga clothes that are both durable and environmentally friendly. We always keep this in mind when designing our clothes and the result is several collections with high-quality clothes, many of which are seamless which significantly reduces the amount of material used in the production process.
Relode's Mercy collection is superior for yoga
As most of us who work at Relode practice yoga regularly, and as we only design clothes that we use ourselves, a large proportion of our workout clothes are perfectly suited to yoga.
However, out of all our collections, one stands out, namely the Mercy collection. It's a much-loved collection that we recently updated with several new pieces, including one of our best-fitting tops ever.
The collection currently consists of yoga pants/tights and crop tops. Mercy yoga pants are available in a variety of designs, including long and three-quarter length. The tops can be found in tight-fitting sports bra variations as well as in a looser design. In the collection, you will also find a cropped hoodie that is perfect for lighter yoga sessions, yin yoga as well as going back and forth to your yoga studio. In terms of colours, you can choose from light blue, purple, black or grey.
Frequently Asked Questions
What clothes to wear for hot yoga?
When practicing hot yoga, you want clothes that dry quickly and don't soak up all your sweat. You should also consider seamless yoga clothes to avoid chafing and pressure points.
Due to the extreme heat, people tend to prefer shorts and sleeveless shirts when practicing hot yoga and/or Bikram.
Where can I buy yoga clothes?
You can purchase your yoga clothes directly from our website. Browse through our collections and find the perfect yoga clothes for you.
What is the best yoga clothes?
Relode has designed a handful of collections that are perfect for yoga. Right now, our Mercy collection definitely takes the prize as the best yoga clothes in the UK.
Life is full of complicated decisions, and choosing workout leggings – and workout clothes in general – is no exception. As you may already know, we have a wide range of tights and leggings with varying designs and features. And we realise that our wide range of clothes doesn't make the choice any easier for our customers.
Prompted by this, we decided to create a comprehensive guide on how to choose the right bottoms for your workouts. With a few simple tricks and an idea of what you expect from your tights or pants, the decision will be much easier to make.
Choose Based on Intended Activities
The first thing you need to consider is what you’re planning to use your workout leggings for. Different types of exercises pose different demands on your clothes, for example, a pair of yoga pants may not be suitable for running and vice versa.
Generally speaking, the most important thing is that your leggings follow your body in a natural way and that they do not restrict your movements but rather facilitate them. This way, you can push yourself even further during each workout.
Many people also use our workout leggings for snuggle sessions at home. If you are one of these people, you should choose your tights based entirely on how comfortable they are to wear, just as you would when buying any other piece relaxed clothing.
Consider the Fit and Model
Naturally, your taste also plays a key role in the decision. As with all types of clothing, you want to buy workout clothes that represent your style and enhance your personality. Some people prefer simple colours such as black, brown and beige, while others love to dress in bright colours. Furthermore, there are both long and short leggings (biker shorts).
We have developed several different collections and they are all unique in their design. That's why we suggest you spend some time looking through our range to see which models you like best. In addition, we share our customers' own photos from Instagram so you can see how all the garments fit when worn "in real life".
Choice of Material – Seamless or Not?
Finally, you also need to review the material the leggings are made of. If you’re used to intense workouts and know that you sweat a lot, you should buy leggings in a material that dries quickly. If you want a comfortable pair of tights, we can also recommend a seamless version. This is because seamless garments are created without seams, which reduces the risk of chafing and pressure points. Also, seamless is a more sustainable option than traditional clothing as less material is used in the manufacturing process.
Here at Relode.se, you can find a large number of seamless training tights, but we also offer tights that are not seamless. Nowadays, we also have training tights in a ribbed fabric for increased comfort and more prominent features.
Bonus tip: Do You Need Squat Proof Pants?
We would also like to highlight so-called squat-proof leggings, i.e. workout leggings that are not see-through. This means that you don't have to show your panties to the whole gym regardless of how deep you squat.
For this simple reason, we only offer squat-proof tights!
From the get-go, our main objective has been to create durable clothing with incredible comfort and a key component of succeeding with this has been seamless designs. The benefits of seamless are many ranging from comfort and fit to durability.
To give you a better understanding, we've created an introduction to seamless clothing and a summary of the main benefits in the following guide.
What is Seamless Anyway?
Seamless is really quite a self-explanatory phrase. It's simply clothing without seams that can be created using a couple of different manufacturing methods that share certain similarities.
The basic concept that the different methods are based on is to knit fabric together instead of sewing pieces of material together. There are also methods used to 3D print seamless clothing. Thanks to these solutions, we can create workout clothes in a single piece of fabric, thus avoiding the need for seams.
This groundbreaking manufacturing process results in clothing featuring unique characteristics in terms of fit, durability, and design.
Fit – The Clothes Remain in Place
The main perk of seamless workout clothing is the unparalleled fit that they provide. One of the issues with seams is that they tend to bulge out in odd places, especially after they have been washed a few times. And we all know how frustrating it can be when clothes are sticking out and folding up, especially when it’s supposed to be a skin-tight fit.
In other words, seamless means that we can create clothes that work as a second layer of skin and that won’t limit you in your movements.
Comfort – No Chafing or Blisters
In addition, Seamless clothes are much more comfortable to wear than clothes with seams. When wearing our clothes, you can rest assured that there will be no chafing or annoying pressure points so that you can focus on your workout without having to constantly adjust your clothes.
To further enhance our offerings, we combine seamless designs with the very best materials on the market. This ensures that our garments are lightweight and soft against the skin, while they also dry fast.
Suitable for All Body Types
Another great benefit of seamless workout clothes is that they adapt to the shape of the person that wears them. As a result, the clothes we design can be worn by anyone regardless of height and/or weight. We also design our clothes to enhance your natural body shape.
At the same time, we understand that not everyone is comfortable wearing workout clothes that accentuate the body, so we also offer garments with a looser fit.
Durable Solution – Less Material and Seams
The most relevant perk with seamless clothing is sustainability. Since we don’t use seams and create clothes in a single piece of fabric, we can use less material than many others. After our manufacturing process, there is significantly less residual material left over than when using traditional processes. Also, we only use a fraction of the amount of thread compared to our competitors.
So seamless workout clothes are not only a good choice for you, but also the environment and the climate.
We offer high quality activewear and gym clothes for women and men with a clear vision - to innovate the process. The aim of Relode will always be to keep developing and improving. Our vision is that the company, the products, you who wear them, and our community let the gym clothes create motivation to keep making progress in everything we do.
When wearing Relode, no matter the situation or place, we hope you feel like your best self and as a part of the Relode family. You should be able to perform your best, be proud of yourself, and feel personal development with innovation as its core. We produce collections with gym clothes and activewear for all occasions.
You can read more about us or take part in our community here on our website and Instagram. Do you want to be seen on our website when you wear Relode? Tag @relode on Instagram!