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The best new workout gear for summer

Ready to update your fitness wardrobe? Here’s some of the best new workout gear for summer

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livestrong shorts

Livestrong Pacer Women’s Running Shorts

The latest Nike Livestrong collection has just landed in Canada and features a wide range of fitness items for both men and women. The Livestrong Pacer Women’s Running Shorts are ideal for hitting the pavement on hot summer days, thanks to their sweat-wicking “Dri-FIT” fabric, interior storage pocket and media-player pocket. And as a bonus, you can feel good knowing that you’re wearing something that supports a great cause. ($35, nike.com)

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adidas stella mccartney

Adidas Stella McCartney Tennis Performance Tank

Even if you’re stepping onto the tennis court for the first time, there’s no reason you can’t look like a pro. Fashion designer Stella McCartney has teamed up with Adidas to create a collection of stylish fitness wear for everyone from yogis to golfers. The Adidas by Stella McCartney Tennis Performance Tank is ultra-feminine with its spaghetti straps, empire waist and gathered hem. The neon-yellow tank is made of Climalite fabric, so you can look cool even while you’re working up a sweat. ($80, shopadidas.ca)

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mec pinna jacket

MEC Pinna Jacket

Hitting the bike trails this summer? Whether you’re road biking in the city or touring the rugged terrain at the cottage, the MEC Pinna Jacket will keep you safe from the elements. Made of lightweight recycled polyester ripstop, this water-repellent jacket will protect you from wind and rain so you can keep exploring, no matter the weather. The large back pocket is perfect for stashing your keys and phone. ($60, mec.ca)

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lululemon run tech

Lululemon I Just Wanna Run Tech

Whether you’re running a 10k or perfecting your Downward Dog at hot yoga, this barely-there tank is designed to keep you comfortable. Made from anti-static, anti-stink Silverescent, the breathable I Just Wanna Run Tech is chafe-resistant and features a cinchable drawcord waist to keep the tank from riding up during your workout. ($52, lululemon.com)

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lululemon bon voyage

Lululemon Bon Voyage Duffel

Hitting the gym after work? Carry your gear in style with this oh-so-summery bag that’s roomy enough to handle all your workout attire-and then some. A hidden front pocket is ideal for stashing sweaty clothes, while interior shoe and laptop pockets make it easy to keep everything organized. ($108, lululemon.com)

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