The Very Best Size-Inclusive Activewear
To stay active, whatever the season, you need the right set of clothes and the right fit. Here are my picks from brands offering more sizes for more bodies.
Activewear for Rain, Snow and Sweat
Comfort Is Queen
Designed exclusively for plus-size athletes, Superfit Hero offers sizing up to 7X. The soft fabric tabs on this bra protect skin from the metal zipper so you can bend, stretch and jog pain-free.
Superfit Hero Zip Front Sports Bra, $75US, superfithero.com
Four-way stretch for maximum flexibility—and a handy utility pocket for stashing your keys or ID—make these super soft leggings total winners.
Old Navy High-Waisted Cloud+ 7/8 Leggings, $45, oldnavy.gapcanada.ca
Lunge Into Style
Keep cozy during your outdoor workout with a durable but soft merino jersey base layer top that helps regulate temperature.
Smartwool Classic All-Season Merino Base Layer Long Sleeve Plus, $115, smartwool.ca
Wear these breathable leggings alone or under another pair of pants for maximum warmth. The flatlock seam construction minimizes chafing.
Smartwool Classic Thermal Merino Base LayerBottom Plus, $140, smartwool.ca
Choose a Go-To Topper
Featuring a French terry finish and a rounded hem with splits at the sides, this cowl-neck pullover top is made to move with you.
PENN. Active Zone Cowl-Neck Pullover Top, $60, penningtons.com
Stay Warm and Dry on the Slopes
Hit the slopes in these breathable, waterproof snow pants. Down-alternative insulation will keep you warm in cold, damp weather, while inner thigh vents and gaiter panels can help you cool down when needed.
The North Face Plus Freedom Insulated Bibs, $340, thenorthface.com
This top’s naturally antimicrobial merino wool locks in warmth without overheating, while high polyester content wicks moisture away from the skin.
MEC T Merino Base Layer Long Sleeve Top, $100, mec.ca
Made with three layers of breathable, eco-friendly fabric, these bib pants have zippered thigh pockets and a secure chest pocket to store your essentials while you shred.
MEC Helix Bib Pants, $300, mec.ca
Pack a Packable Topper
Lightweight but sturdy, this jacket is also easy to pack (you can fold it up into its chest pocket). Made from 100 percent recycled fabrics and fill, the insulation will fend off frigid temps even when wet.
The North Face Plus ThermoBall Eco Jacket 2.0, $280, thenorthface.com
These leggings are made from temperature-regulating merino wool and have a wide elastic waistband for a secure fit.
MEC T Merino Base Layer Bottoms, $100, mec.ca
Stay Safe on the Slopes
This is the ultimate ski jacket, with three layers of water-resistant, breathable fabric, a helmet-compatible hood, underarm vents and large front pockets. The best part is the built-in Recco Rescue System reflector, which allows ski patrol and mountain rescue teams to detect and locate it under snow.
MEC Helix Jacket, $330, mec.ca