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    Women's Yoga Essentials

    Salute the sun in style.
    Meaghen Brown

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    Vimmia Jolt Zip Hooded vest

    Vimmia has been spotted on everyone from model Joan Smalls to yoga instructors. We love the fit and comfort of this edgy, gym-inspired vest ($124).

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    Lucas Hughes Core Performance leggings

    Mesh near the thighs kept us cool, pockets eased the transitioned from yoga studio to lunch, and reflective details made them a great choice for night runs. $240,

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    Lucas Hugh Astor tank

    This top ($130) was designed with floor exercises in mind. No seams, clasps, or tags means no painful wear spots during crunch sets. Stylized mesh panels add ventilation without screaming “athletic wear.”

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    Prana Mabel scarf

    A scarf is the easiest way to dress up your workout uniform. We like the Mabel ($34) for its soft textured cotton and subtle colors, which reminded us of wandering Moroccan souks, even while grabbing coffee on the way to class.

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    Jade Harmony mat

    Made from natural rubber, the Harmony ($75) has all the grip of a synthetic mat without the PVC. During several months of testing, it retained its shape and cushioning better than any other material we tried.

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    Liberty BottleWorks water bottle

    Liberty’s bottles ($23) are made from recycled aluminum and have a tapered neck to mimic the smooth pour of a wine bottle. Cool: the company donates 1 percent of its proceeds to charity.

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    Blendtec Designer 625 blender

    The six-speed 625 ($480) makes quick work of greens and almonds. We liked the sleek touchscreen, which was more intuitive than we expected. Also nice: the preset ice-cream function (one of four) for mixing up a treat.

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    Prana Soleil tote bag

    One tote for everything! That’s our strategy for never forgetting (or misplacing) the essentials. The mostly cotton Soleil ($59) fits a mat, water bottle, snack, and change of clothes.

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    Toms Paseos shoes

    After the mat, it’s a drag to put your shoes back on. Not these ($59). The perforations in the upper may be for style, but we found them pleasantly airy. Plus, they’re comfortable enough for travel.

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