5 Yoga Brands That Are Tailor-Made for Men

Source: prAna

Source: prAna

If you’re ready to start doing more yoga, then congratulations — and, you’ll need the appropriate gear to start your practice with the right breath. This is no time for baggy shirts and gym shorts. Skip the sweats and Spandex, too, as they tend to never be a good idea for downward dog. You’ll need form-conscious apparel that keeps you comfortable, cool, and covered — all at the same time.

Try on for size yoga wear from this list of brands that keep their cool both on and off the mat. These options are flexible enough to have you maintaining good form while elevating your next asana and saying Namaste in style.

1. Vuori

Source: Vuori

Source: Vuori

Designed by athletes for athletes, Vuori makes streetwear-inspired, performance apparel that cultivates a culture of cool. Influenced by a coastal California lifestyle, the brand fuses yoga, surf, art, and music with clothing that’s built for movement yet easily transitions to life outside the yoga studio. In addition to its West Coast flair, Vuori boasts clever styling details like locker loops to hang clothes after a sweaty workout and handstand pockets to securely store credit cards and keys — even when upside-down. Innovative technology includes a recycled series of garments made from plastic bottles and SeaCell, a so-called “angel fabric” that’s a blend of algae and wood pulp with anti-odor properties and vitamins and nutrients. Yoga must-haves including the Balboa pant, The Banks shorts, and Tuvalu stretch tank are shoo-ins for a solid practice.

2. Moon & Son

Source: Moon & Son

Source: Moon & Son

Created by a self-proclaimed hot yoga addict, Brooklyn-based Moon & Son is made for the mat. Much like the practice of yoga itself, the brand celebrates simplicity — it’s easy-to-wear, functional, and purposeful without any unnecessary and distracting bells and whistles. But that’s not to say, it’s not without its own sense of humor. T-shirts such as the “Downward Dogs” and “Yoga Drunks” have plenty of tongue-in-cheek charm while a variety of performance shirts and shorts in different fabric weights are designed to accommodate both heated and non-heated yoga practices.

3. prAna

Source: prAna

Source: prAna

Versatile, sustainable, and stylish are the code words to prAna, reflecting an active, adventure-driven lifestyle. The look-good, play-hard apparel combines classic style with modern materials and isn’t afraid to color outside the lines with bold colors and punchy patterns. Men’s yoga favorites include a hyper-wearable lineup such as the hemp-woven Sutra pant, Mojo shorts, and Ridge Tech t-shirt, while the Basalt Studio shorts just look plain cool enough for a day at the beach.

4. YogaSmoga

Source: YogaSmoga

Source: YogaSmoga

If you want to truly wear the om spirit on your sleeve, then YogaSmoga is tailor-made for you and your practice — no matter if you’re a novice or an advanced yogi. Honoring the tenets of yoga, the founders have meticulously designed an integrated brand that goes way beyond the mat with a culture of authenticity along with contemporary styling and innovative technology including the exclusive Aurum performance fabric and the eco-friendly, fade-resistant Carbon 6 black dye. But, most significantly, YogaSmoga fosters the beauty of giving back through the Namaskar Foundation to bring health, education, and micro-lending to communities in need. Tees, tanks, jackets, shorts, and pants are all part of the men’s collection.

5. Lululemon

Source: Lululemon

Source: Lululemon

Yes, Lululemon is the proverbial destination for the fancy-yoga-pants-flaunting female. But, before you roll your eyes and discount the hard-to-pronounce brand whatsoever, hear this: The brand has a bevy of men’s yoga wear, too, and it’s versatile enough to pass the sniff test for any closet yogi. While Lululemon has activewear for all types of sport and fitness, a dedicated yoga section features naturally breathable, sweat-wicking and four-way stretch apparel, most of which includes Silverescent technology to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria.

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