Best New Activewear Brands | PANATEA Blog

As Deion Sanders says,"If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good." Well, we can address all of this, minus maybe the last part ;)

While we know there’s more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking, how we dress for a workout affects our ability to run faster, stretch further and  breathe deeper. From Jane Fonda’s legwarmers and leotards to the Lulu craze, activewear trends take their cue from athletes by pushing limits and conquering challenges. Amidst the phenomenon of “athleisure”, contemporary gear is more sleek and transitional than ever; designed for an outgoing lifestyle, not just the gym.  To help you invest wisely in what can be an overwhelming market, we’ve rounded our fave new brands:

(Photo: Outdoor Voices)

Outdoor Voices

Whether playing tennis, riding a bike, dancing, or shall we say, drinking matcha, Outdoor Voices knows how to make #doingthings look good. Do the things you love to do most in dynamic fabrics, subdued hues that still pop (think a classier version of neon) and sharp architectural lines.

(Photo: Under Armour)

Under Armour

From Tom Brady to Misty Copeland, all-stars and world-class champions sport Under Armour gear on the reg. While we might be bias for UA’s “x-ray green” color, their fabrics are not only stylish but also made to endure. They’re also one of the more affordable high-performance brands on the market.

(Photo: Splits59)


Simple, sleek and sophisticated, Splits59’s designs have no fuss or frills. The beauty of Splits59 is in the details: flat seams, mesh inserts, and endless style options. Ideal for layering, these pieces create that perfect ripping-off-your-shirt moment when your workout starts to heat up.

(Photo:  LiveTheProcess)


LiveTheProcess leaves no stone (or yoga mat) unturned in their quest for balance and wellness. They share our beliefs in holistic health, covering everything from beauty and fitness, to meditation and nutrition, which has ultimately inspired a thoughtful and evocative interpretation of activewear. Hello corset unitard and geometric leggings.

(Photo Courtesy of PANATEA)

PANATEA x Knowlita

The perfect athleisure piece for sipping up and zenning out.  With help from our friends at Knowlita, we launched a summertime limited-edition run of crop-tops and tees. Throw them on for a workout or après gym tea time. And don’t forget to show us how you sweat/style yours with the hashtag #PANATEAxKNOWLITA!

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