Nike releases 9 different workout pants you'll need for every activity
League of your own
These days, getting a workout clocked in isn't just about jogging or climbing atop an elliptical anymore. We're blessed with a plethora of options that go from diving downwards on a mat, going the distance in a marathon, to swaying your hips in a zumba class. The wide spectrum of activities also means we can't use the same activewear for every workout because when it comes to fitness, one size doesn't always fit all.
To cater to specific activities, Nike has launched nine different workout tights and pants, that have been specially designed and customised. Their brilliant team of designers have mulled over every element of fit — from the ideal length for a given activity to making sure a waistband is high enough for coverage, based on insights from their pool of elite athletes over focus groups and wear tests.
A denim rack equivalent for our workouts? We've never been more ready to go shopping. Get a headstart here below.
FOR QUICK SPRINTS: NIKE SPEED TIGHT
For quick, intensive runs, you'll be all set in the Nike Speed Tight. Made with a compression-grade fabric, which reduces unnecessary tissue motion in your quads and hamstrings, your sprints will feel lighter and more supported with every leg forward. It also comes with a mid-rise waistband that offers sturdy core support — you won't feel the need to pull up your tights halfway through your workout.
FOR MARATHONS: NIKE EPIC LUX TIGHT
We get it — it's a long journey. To prevent chafing and abrasion on a 42km route (which can easily happen), the Nike Epic Lux Tight is decked out in super-soft sheer panels that wrap around the calves. This eliminates any irritation or friction during the run. You can also effortlessly store your belongings like your iPhone, music player, or cards in three of their lightweight, strategically-placed pockets.
FOR CASUAL RUNS: NIKE SWIFT PANT
The perfect option for casual weekend strolls — the Nike Swift Pant comes on light and loose. Flexible for a light jog to the grocery store or your nearby café, the fit is flattering and slim-cut that you can wear just about anywhere.
FOR HIIT SESSIONS: NIKE POWER TIGHT
High-intensity interval workouts are all about pushes, pulls, lunges, squats, and jumps in a short amount of time. The Nike Power Tight will be able to withstand the varied, fickle movements with its bonded waistband — fitted midrise in the front and slightly higher at the back to keep you covered during deep squats and deadlifts.
FOR STRENGTH TRAINING: NIKE PRO TIGHT
The Nike Pro Tight, Nike's lightest style from the line, keeps the burden off you while you're lifting heavy. In a nutshell, you'll even feel like you aren't wearing any pants, all thanks to its lightweight cooling fabric and mesh panels, which wrap around the legs for better ventilation.
FOR SPIN CLASSES: NIKE FLY TIGHT
The Nike Fly Tight has been specially designed for a multitude of movements during a typical spin class. Featuring a tight and secured fit for high mobility, these tights are cut off at an ideal length that most spin class consumers prefer — just below the knees but not too far down the calves.
FOR BOXING: NIKE BLISS PANT
Instead of tights, a looser pair of pants might just be what you need in a workout with multi-directional agility like a boxing or dance class. Feel more comfortable without sweating buckets by donning the Nike Bliss Pant, which features a relaxed fit and four-way stretch woven fabric.
FOR BARRE CLASSES: NIKE SCULPT TIGHT
For posture-centered classes, like pilates or barre, it's all about core work. Choose the Nike Sculpt Tight, as its high rise waistband holds in your core, while its compression fabric provides lower-body sculpting. There's also a small external pocket fitted on the back to store your essentials.
FOR YOGA: NIKE FLOW PANT
Made specifically for the yoga craft, the Nike Flow Pant is made with a loose jersey knit fabric that facilitates sweeping movements like half-moon and tree poses. These pair of wonder pants is all about achieving 360 degrees motion for the avid yogi.
All nine pants and tights are now available online and in selected retail stores.