Who Says You Can’t Have Both?
Function vs. fashion is an age-old feud. Vuori is a strong contender in providing both fashionable and functional apparel, not to mention using some of the softest fabric ever throughout several of their collections.
Vuori is a community-focused company making performance apparel inspired by the California Coastal lifestyle. Ethical manufacturing and sustainability are also amongst the values that drive the basis of their business. With their, “Investment in Happiness”, product guarantee Vuori aims to truly provide satisfaction to their customers and deliver high-quality products. From lounging in comfort and style to training hard to the daily commute, Vuori has something for all.
Athleisure At It’s Finest
These days, many companies are making clothing that crosses both into the lifestyle and fitness categories. Maybe it started with the trend of women wearing leggings as pants anywhere, any time, any place. But regardless, athleisure is in and how can you go wrong with clothing that is comfortable to wear in any setting? Many of Vuori’s pieces can be categorized as athleisure. Which is a huge reason we love it. Let’s face it, here in Tahoe a large majority of us are very active and we don’t need to be dressed to the nine’s for a “night out on the town”. Vuori fills the gap perfectly.
Our Favorite Women’s Vuori Pieces
The Performance Jogger is probably the biggest staple across the board. Designed with DreamKnit™, Vuori’s softest premium stretch fabric, these are a go-to for lounging at home, running errands, cozy morning coffee, or even to the gym if a looser fit is your style. Personally, I’d take a pair in every color. They even come in a long cut if you need/want a longer inseam. To go along with the Jogger the Halo Performance Hoody and Halo Essential Hoody are must’s. They are both made with DreamKnit™ fabric and paired together with the Performance Jogger, you’ll never be cozier.
Vuori has several styles of leggings to suit what you need for the day ahead. Depending on what you look for in a legging you can find a style that will suit you from all-day comfort to a hardcore HIIT class and anywhere in between. I love the Stride legging for CrossFit and spin classes. They stay in place, they aren’t see-through, and my favorite part, they have an external pocket. The Clean Elevation and Rib Studio Legging are soft to the touch and provide full coverage with a seamless look. For your all-day, do anything legging, we have the Daily Legging. High-waisted and made with a no-slip grip, these are sure to get you through the day with style, comfort, and performance.
Vuori has a top to go with every pant. If your style tends to be more towards the crop side then Vuori is definitely for you. My favorite all-around top is the Lux Performance Tank. I pair this with everything. Again, it’s my go-to for CrossFit and Spin, but also yoga, paddleboard yoga, and daily summer wear. It’s incredibly soft but also wicks sweat well. The Lux is a longer cut too, which is what I prefer. For those who like the crop top feel, the Energy Top is right up your alley. This has a higher cut at the top than the Lux but is shorter at the bottom. With the slight crop this looks great with high-waisted leggings, and good news, most of Vuori’s leggings are high-waisted! When you are looking for more overall coverage, the Long-Sleeve Halo Crew is a must. Once again, this top can go with anything. Wear it over a tank (or just a sports bra if that’s your jam) to the gym, while lounging at home, traveling, or on those colder fall days. The Long-Sleeve Halo Crew is the versatile crop pullover you didn’t know you needed.
We are excited to see Vuori expanding and making jackets and vests to keep us warm and active through the seasons here in Tahoe, like the Truckee Insulated Vest. Is it really a question of why we love this one? Just kidding, aside from being named after the very town our little store is in, this vest is awesome! (This is also coming from someone who isn’t the biggest fan of vests) But this vest is super cute and comfy! I mean, you really cannot beat anything that is comfy and cute – again, a major reason we love all things Vuori. The Ripstop Pant is another fan favorite from us. Although it’s not necessarily going to help keep you warmer, it is made from Vuori’s Dura Terra ™ ripstop fabric with a two-way stretch that will keep you adventuring all day. Hike in them, climb in them, or just wear them around town! These are the perfect mix of comfort and durability.
Our Favorite Men’s Vuori Pieces
Cozy Isn’t Just for the Ladies
One thing I love about Vuori is that the men’s and women’s lines kind of mirror each other. Meaning the men also get to experience the softest performance fabric with the Ponto Performance Pant made with the DreamKnit™ fabric. The Ponto Performance Pant has a straight-leg fit for that more classic sweatpant vibe. If you like the jogger style, the Sunday Jogger is for you. Also made from DreamKnit™ fabric, the Sunday Jogger has a zipper thigh pocket and keeps bulk down around the ankles so you can rock these from the couch to the gym, or vice versa. For a looser jogger fit, check out the Ponto Performance Jogger. Of course, Vuori also has the comfort tops to match the bottoms. Pair any of these bottoms with the Ponto Performance Crew or Ponto Performance Half-Zip Hoodie and you may never buy another pair of sweatpants or pullovers again.
Unmatched Performance Shorts
We absolutely love the versatility and options Vuori has for their men’s shorts. Hit the lake after the gym or a run with the Banks Short or enjoy a nice breezy run with the Draft Short. For a little more security the Kore Short and the Stockton Short are both equipped with liners. The Kore Short has more of a boxer brief style liner while the Stockton has a longer, compressive liner. For the straight-up lounging times, the Ponto Short is the choice. With varying lengths and liner options, Vuori has shorts to cover all the bases and get the job done (even if that’s simply enjoying a lazy Sunday).
Functional to Casual
As with the women’s line, the men’s tops can go from activewear to casual wear seamlessly. Especially, when you live in a place like Tahoe. The Strato Tech Tee and Long-Sleeve Strato Tech Tee are the softest tee’s you’ll want to work out in and grab a beer in. Both being moisture-wicking and UPF 30+, these are the perfect tee’s to keep stocked in your dresser year-round for the 300+ days of sun California gets. The Tradewind Performance Tee doesn’t fall far from the Strato. Made from different material for a perforated performance knit, the Tradewind is lightweight with amazing moisture-wicking and has UPF protection. With the addition of the chest pocket, this tee can easily be mistaken for a simple casual shirt but is far from it.
Not Your Everyday Pants, but Should Be
Don’t let the Meta Pant fool you into thinking this is just a pair of slacks for a day at the office or a nice dinner. Made with technical, anti-odor, and stretch fabric, the Meta won’t hold you back on adventuring or on that project at the office. With a classic 5 pocket look, this pant is as adaptable as you. The Ripstop Climber Pant offers more of that active look, but maybe not at first glance. Made from DuraTerra™ ripstop fabric, these pants give you a wide range of motion without relinquishing style. From the crag to the streets these pants will give you comfort and satisfaction of not having to pack another pair of pants.
More To Offer
Vuori has much more to offer than we could list here, or that we carry in-store! These are just a handful of our favorites and we are excited to see what they continue to come up with. Stop in today to see for yourself or shop online!
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