Yoloha Cork Yoga Mat
The Yoloha Cork Yoga Mat ($120) becomes grippier as it gets wetter, making it perfect for hot yoga sessions. Don’t worry about it becoming a breeding ground for germs—unlike most synthetic materials used in yoga mats, cork is antimicrobial. Bonus: The Yoloha mat comes with a lifetime guarantee and is 100 percent recyclable.
Yoga Sak Bag
Yoga mats are awkward to carry in a normal backpack or messenger bag—they tend to hit the back of your head or your bike’s handlebars. The Yoga Sak ($50) is designed to fix these problems. The bag encircles your mat and holds it in place with thick straps. Plus, there’s still plenty of space in the exterior pockets to stash accessories like a towel and water bottles. We like the pockets that hold post-practice essentials like your cellphone and wallet.
Patagonia Women’s Serenity leggings and Cross Back tank
These textured Serenity leggings ($59) look just as good in the city as they do in yoga class. The 29-inch inseam (more like pants than capris) combined with the mobility afforded by the gusseted crotch and stretchy cotton blend made the Serenity our testers’ go-to leggings for yoga, running, climbing, and walking around town. Bonus: They aren’t see-through.
The supportive Cross Back tank ($49) also accompanied testers on trail runs and climbs. The spandex-cotton blend is stretchy and soft, and testers liked the tank’s racer-back cut, which is plenty supportive in the studio or on the trail. Like the Serenity, the Cross Back is fair trade certified: Money goes into an account for workers that helps fund social, economic, and environmental development projects.
Kleen Kanteen 20-Ounce vacuum insulated water bottle
Throw a half dozen ice cubes into a Kleen Kanteen vacuum insulated bottle ($30), and they’ll still be there after a 90-minute hot yoga class. The sturdy double-walled stainless-steel design survived a 35-foot fall onto rocks during our stress test—it’ll easily survive a tumble from your bike.
Moving Comfort Fusion hoodie
The Moving Comfort Fusion ($68) features a 26-inch-long hem and flattering (not skintight) fit that makes this seamless top cozy and versatile. The cowl-neck adds extra warmth and elegance and made this our tester’s favorite post-yoga top. Thanks to moisture-wicking materials and thumbholes that keep the sleeves in place, it also became her go-to hoodie for fall bike commutes.
Lululemon All Sport Bra
The extra-wide straps on Lululemon’s All Sport Bra ($52) have soft edges to help prevent chafing. Combined with Lululemon’s super-stretchy fabric, this sports bra is comfortable enough for the yoga studio and supportive enough for long runs.