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What trackies/trousers for to/from gym & pool?

(15 Posts)
museumum Sat 21-Nov-15 19:53:37

I want some trackies or other warm comfy trousers for going to and from yoga and gym and swimming that I can put on over my yoga leggings and running tights.

Where does a 39yr old find such things? I'm not sure I'm brave enough for jjb sports or the likes. Am I too old for Canterbury type ones?
Any suggestions??

museumum Sat 21-Nov-15 19:54:15

Ps I know there's not a chance in hell they'll be either stylish or beautiful but s&b seemed the most appropriate board anyway.

StephenKatz Sun 22-Nov-15 08:07:33

I wear these sort of things. Hideous but warm. Cuffed hem are good because the wind doesn't blow up your pant leg, plus they don't drag on the ground and get wet in the winter. And they're easy to just pull off in the gym (and raise a few eyebrows when people initially don't realise you've got your gym shorts on underneath grin ). You can get cheaper versions in store if you're on a budget, I'm pretty sure I paid about £10 for my Lonsdsle ones.

GreenPotato Sun 22-Nov-15 08:11:53

Gap has a few things like this, also H&M, and look in supermarket clothes ranges like Sainsbury's and Asda. Basic jogging bottoms with a slim leg and cuff are what you'll usually find at the moment. For more expensive/quality ones, Jack Wills or Superdry, or even more expensive, Sweaty Betty.

I find all these shops easier to go in than proper "sports" shops. Why are they so intimidating?

sandgrown Sun 22-Nov-15 08:17:49

Sports direct ?

coffeetasteslikeshit Sun 22-Nov-15 08:19:25

Sports direct. Online if you're scared grin

JumpandScore Sun 22-Nov-15 08:26:01

Don't laugh but these Kettlewell ones are amazing

I can't buy into the dress them up or down, go anywhere thing but as pull ons for after the gym they're are wonderfully soft and so flattering. Exceptionally comfortable, even in the world of comfy trousers.

JumpandScore Sun 22-Nov-15 08:27:22

Should have said they keep their shape and don't sag at the knees and bump like most jersey trousers. Expensive but mine must be 4 years old now and worn practically daily, still in good shape with no bobbling etc.

JumpandScore Sun 22-Nov-15 08:29:56

bump? bum

sparechange Sun 22-Nov-15 08:29:53

Uniqlo do great wide leg tracksuit bottoms in lots of colours. Their grey and black ones are great for wearing over the top of sports stuff, and they are a flattering shape
And they are dirt cheap - about £9 a pair. I've got about 5 pairs!

ClaireSW32 Sun 22-Nov-15 08:35:26

This is what I'm looking for too. Last year i had some track suit bottoms, they had no ankle cuff though and they'd get wet along the bottom in the gym car park. I was thinking of the style StephenKatz linked to earlier. I'm going to brave Sports Direct, it's an awful shop but cheap !

Plateofcrumbs Sun 22-Nov-15 08:41:36

'Lux Sportswear' is still on-trend so a plain pair of cuffed jersey track pants and a sweater is both practical and stylish (for now) grin

museumum Sun 22-Nov-15 11:58:19

Ok. Sports direct. Gulp.
There's a decathlon near here too that I might look at.

museumum Sun 22-Nov-15 12:00:11

The problem with wide legs is that I'm short so they drag on the ground and get wet ☹️

Costacoffeeplease Sun 22-Nov-15 12:25:43

I've got some m&s wide leg joggers which are really comfortable. I'm short, and their short leg length is perfect for me

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