The Best Yoga Gear of 2022
Embrace the heat and take your practice deeper
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If you’re not a regular yogi, this is your sign to pull out your mat from the dark, dusty recesses under the couch and put on the clothes and music that make you want to tune in to your body. Even if it’s just for five minutes, give yourself the TLC of hip circles and cat-cow.
If you crush a 60-minute power session daily, slow it down and hone the basics. Are your fingertips clawing into the mat during down dog? Is your jaw relaxed in pigeon? Wherever you are in your practice, the warm months are the time to shake off hibernation mode and move with purpose. Breathe deep, set your intention, and get flowing in the best yoga gear this year.
Yeti Rambler 36 oz Bottle with Chug Cap and Rambler Bottle Sling ($50 and $40)
Proper hydration is key to achieving that deep release. The Rambler’s narrow chug cap is perfect for getting a quick, slosh-free sip of water in the middle of a session, and it screws off to reveal a wide mouth for easy cleaning. Pair it with the Bottle Sling and put an end to awkwardly juggling your stuff in and out of the studio. It even has a pocket for your class pass.
Jungmaven Jung Tee ($50)
Sometimes a highly technical top feels antithetical to yoga’s simplistic spirit. The Jung’s five-ounce hemp-cotton material is similar to your favorite worn-in natural-fiber tee—more comfortable than something you’d wear while running. It stays cool and breezy during hot sessions and doesn’t stink afterward the way synthetics do. (XS–XXL)
Prana Becksa Tank and Becksa 7/8 Leggings ($69 and $89)
This set is built to handle serious flow: the tank features a shelf bra for support, and the leggings have a belly-button-grazing rise that stays put. Side pockets stash your valuables before and after class. We love Prana’s recycled-polyester compression-rib fabric for its smooth, supportive feel, Bluesign eco certification, and UPF 50-plus sun protection. (XS–XL / plus sizes XL–3X)
Vuori Kore Men’s Short ($68)
These shorts were so comfy that our tester didn’t want to take them off after his mat session. He loved the 7.5-inch length, which provides mobility and coverage during deep lunges, and the boxer-brief liner, which gives support and security during malasana and inversions. (XS–XXL)
Lolë Pose 2-in-1 mat ($40)
The right surface makes all the difference between stumbling and soaring during your practice. The five-millimeter closed-cell foam in this Lolë mat provides a springy cushion and exceptional grip without tripping you up when you’re pivoting between warriors. As a bonus, it comes with an elastic carry strap that doubles as a stretching band to really get into those final floor poses.