Just because you’re hitting the pavement or the slopes it shouldn’t mean that you compromise on style. In fact, men’s sportswear has come on leaps and bounds since the days of fashion faux-pas fluro cycling shorts, and with so many styles, designer brands and colours to choose from in 2012 there really is no excuse not to look stylish as you work out.
And because we understand you’d rather spend your money on other things (après ski, anyone?) than forking out on expensive sportswear, we’ve scoured the best online haunts to bring you the latest deals and best buys money can get you. So browse our handy hints on picking your perfect womens sportswear then get shopping! With our comparison tables looking at designer, high street and cheap sportswear for men, we’ve done all the hard work for you so all that’s left to do is click, buy and wait for your shiny new sportswear to arrive.
Waterproof Make sure your mens sportswear is water-resistant to protect you against water and wet snow. Most new ski jackets and trousers will have a degree of water resistance and high-end ski jackets will often withstand more water than cheap jackets and can be a good investment if you’re planning on re-using the jacket on other skiing holidays. To check your new sportswear’s totally waterproof make sure the pockets and seams are covered.
Insulated Many ski jackets for men contain a layer of synthetic or quilted insulation to keep you cosy on the slopes. Quilted down jackets are a good choice for a warm and relatively light jacket whereas synthetic insulation is great for staying warm when wet.
Breatheable Breathable sportswear allows for moisture to pass through the fabric. This means that if you begin to perspire with all that working out you’re doing, your breathable shorts, top or skiwear will allow water vapor to escape from the fabric, keeping you more comfortable.
Gore Tex This is the gold standard of fabric for ski jackets and ensures that a jacket is windproof as well as being both waterproof an breathable. Look out for this when you buy your new mens sportswear.
It is always best to check online independent retailers’ delivery and returns policy before buying sportswear for men. UK policy states that any purchase made online comes with a seven day ‘cooling off’ period where you’re able, by law, to return any online goods. Many retailers extend this to 28 or 30 days so it’s always best to check before you buy.