By Takia McClendon
Over the past few years, we’ve been a proud supporter of Vuori, a California-based company that specializes in technical active wear for running, cross-training, yoga and surfing. Originally introduced as a men’s apparel brand, the company now makes women’s apparel that feels good and holds up for any physical activity.
We caught up with Jess and Neil, the management team at our Manayunk shop, to talk about what they love about Vuori. Check out what they had to say and learn more about the Vuori apparel that we carry in all four Philadelphia Runner locations.
Vuori Men’s Apparel
If you’re looking for a pair of shorts that work well for the gym and for your next coffee date, look no further than the Kore Short. According to Neil, the Kore short is the “perfect all-purpose short to cover your mileage in”. It’s made from a lightweight 4-way stretch fabric and has a built in anti-odor liner that makes it an-all around option for any fitness enthusiast or runner.
Philadelphia Runner also carries the Vuori Banks Short and Trail Short to meet your activewear needs.
In addition to bottoms, Vuori makes the Tradewind Performance T-Shirt, a technical t-shirt that works for any sport. Neil loves the Tradewind because it’s light, breathable and could pass as a casual top when he’s not working out. It’s moisture wicking so it’s designed to dry quickly after your run, hot yoga or lifting session.
If you’d like something with a softer feel, try the Tuvalu Tee. The Tuvaluis made with a SeaCell, a sustainable performance fabric comprised of Pima cotton, certified wood pulp, and algae.
Vuori Women’s Apparel
This spring, we welcomed Vuori’s women’s apparel into our stores for the first time. The collection is a mix of pieces that work well for yoga, running and your rest day.
In the photo above, Jess is wearing the Asymmetric Block Legging, a full length tight that looks as good as it feels. Jess loves “how comfortable and flexible” the Asymmetric Block Leggings are. Vuori recommends this style for running, yoga, Pilates, and any other workout.
If you’re looking for something a little less technical, we also have the Omni Legging, a style designed specifically for low impact workouts and short runs.
As far as tops go on the women's side, we carry the Lux Performance Tank and the Halo Performance Hoodie. Check out the slide show below to see both styles in depth. You can visit any one of our shops to try Vuori apparel for yourself.