While the holidays mean friends, family and lots of yummy food and treats, it’s also a time for gifting. But when argyle socks get old, consider requesting a pair of fitness underwear from this list. Yeah, you’ll still have to unwrap them in front of family, but knowing they're equipped with performance technology will get you excited to put them on and get moving.
1. Hidden Hues
Bright colored undergarments will help you feel awake and energized from the minute you put them on. The Under Armour Women’s Cheeky is made of four-way stretch so one size fits all, and laser cut edges eliminate embarrassing underwear lines. And for the men, Under Armour’s Original 6” Printed Boxerjock Boxer Briefs feature anti-odor technology and a moisture transport system to quickly wick moisture so you stay dry. (Men’s, $25; Women’s, $12; ua.com)
2. Fresh and Clean
The LIFA Stay Dry technology in these seamless Helly Hansen Dry Revolution Boxer repel any type of moisture so access sweat can’t seep in. And for her, the Dry Revolution String is thick enough so it won’t move around while you’re working out, but also seamless to fit under any pants or shorts. (Men’s, $35; Women’s, $20; hellyhansen.com)
Made with flatlock construction and compression paneling, the Asics ASX Brief provides plenty of support — without any unwanted chaffing. Meanwhile, women can feel a little more covered in the Asics ASX Boy Briefs, which can be layered under other clothes or worn alone if you’re feeling more daring. (Men’s, $24; Women’s $25; asicsamerica.com)
Feel sexy at the gym in the Moving Comfort Workout Bikini that has mesh detailing on both the sides and back. Not only does it help with breathability, it gives your under layer a more modern, stylish look. (Women’s only, $16; movingcomfort.com)
9. Line of Defense
A little extra lining in the under-area and rear of these Believe I Am/Dear Kate Running Bikini Set undies ensure that moisture never shows through. They are perfect for post-pregnancy moms getting back into their fitness routine, or even just dedicated bikers and cardio queens. (Women’s only, $58 for set of two; believeiam.com)
What fitness gear is on your shopping list this year? Tell in the comments below!