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Natural Workout Clothes That Actually Work

Patagonia Merino 2 Lightweight Crew

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Wool stays warm even when it gets wet, which makes this base layer an ideal start to your winter sports outfit or a great standalone shirt for cool-weather workouts. This top is a blend of 80 percent wool (which is naturally stink-proof) and 20 percent polyester (which keeps the fabric durable). ($90;

SilkAthlete Hot Pants

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These shorts are made from SportsSilk, which is strong, breathable, natural—and yes, machine washable. The natural fiber keeps you fresh through even the toughest hot workouts. ($50;

Lole Ardha Top

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This super-soft reversible top is made from Lole’s moisture-wicking 2nd Skin Pure Light fabric, a blend of organic cotton and Tencel, which is made out of biodegradable wood pulp. It’s cute enough to wear from straight from your workout to brunch, and with odor inhibiting abilities, you won’t be apologizing for your post-sweat smell. ($90;

SmartWool PhD Run Ultra Light Knee High Socks

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You might think wool socks are only for skiing or hiking, but SmartWool’s super light socks, which are 53 percent merino wool, are great for keeping your feet cool and dry when you run. These are specially constructed for a woman’s foot and have a virtually seamless toe to keep you comfy. Rock these colorful knee highs on your next race day, or simply brighten up a weekday run ($24; Learn more about wool and these other 10 Fitness Fabrics, Explained.

Patagonia Serenity Leggings

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Talk about a multitasker: These fair trade certified, organic cotton leggings work with sweaters and boots, and the flat waistband makes them great for yoga and other workouts too. Plus, the material is thick enough that you won’t be showing your booty every time you bend over (or do a downward dog). ($59; Legging fanatics, check out these 7 Cute Workout Leggings We Love.

Nike Dri-FIT Wool Running Hoodie

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The combo of soft, warm, and odor-fighting wool with Nike Dri-fit fabric keeps you dry and comfortable on cold winter runs. And if you’re out after dark, the reflective elements will help keep you visible. ($110;

Tasc Performance Bamboo + Merino Base Layer Pant

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This mid-weight base layer is made from a blend of bamboo and merino wool and has a high “warmth to weight ratio”—meaning it's super warm and super light at the same time. The fabric is breathable and chemical free, and the pants work as a first layer for cold climes or on their own in more moderate temps. ($70;

SilkAthlete Racer Sports Bra

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This bra is made with a double-layer of breathable, durable, and antibacterial SportsSilk, to give you comfortable support. It’s moisture-wicking and fast-drying, so you won’t get the chills once you start to sweat on a cold-weather run. ($69;

SmartWool NTS Mid 250 Reversible Pattern Headband

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This 100 percent merino wool headband will keep your ears warm and your hair back on winter runs, without making you overheat. The natural fabric insulates heat but wicks away sweat so your head stays warm and dry. Plus the reversible fabric lets you change up your look. ($22;


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