I really hope you've seen the active wear video or this title is wasted!
I don't know about you, but I find most of my local sports shops only stock a small selection of women's active wear. While menswear and even kids ranges dominate the store, there's usually just a sad little token corner of ladies wear, next to the footwear department. This isn't the case at DW Sports.
In Aberdeen it's the best place, in my opinion, to shop for gym gear. They have a huge selection from the top brands in the industry - Nike, Adidas (including Stella McCartney), Reebok, Puma, Under Armour etc. When DW asked if I'd like to review some active wear from their website I jumped at the chance! I can confirm their online offering is just as impressive as in store.
After scouring through the pages I eventually decided to order these stylish marble print Adidas leggings. The cropped length is ideal for training now we're getting into the warmer months. Full length leggings are just too warm and I'm not brave enough to squat in short shorts!
These babies have officially passed the squat proof test! (We all squat and lunge in front of the mirror when we buy new leggings, right?) So far I've worn them at a Metapower HIIT class, training legs in the gym and now for hiking up Bennachie.
The supportive high waist band is flattering and ideal for lifting weights as the stretchy material moves with you. Not only are the mesh panels stylish, they help keep you cool along with the climalite sweat wicking fabric - perfect for hiking on a hot summers day! I love the marble print but appreciate the better coverage from the plain design at the back.
I wore them with a classic Nike running vest (an old favourite, also from DW) and my brand new Nike Air Max's. The flyknit "sock" design of these trainers is unusual but surprisingly comfortable when worn with a longer sock underneath.
I'm usually a Nike girl so I wasn't sure about my sizing with Adidas, but I was safe in the knowledge that my order could easily be returned or exchanged in store. Luckily the medium fit just fine!
This hiking thing is thirsty work! The dogs couldn't wait to find a cool spot to hide in half way up the hill.
Whatever activities you get up to - be it weight lifting, hiking, yoga, running, or even just having coffee with your friends in your active wear! - you're bound to find what you need at DW Sports.
*I was gifted these leggings by DW Sports in exchange for an honest review. As usual all thoughts are my own and 100% genuine.