Believe it or not, a good set of comfortable workout gear can greatly motivate anyone to work out. While looking cute in your activewear is great, being comfortable is even more important.
We all know of renowned brands like adidas, Nike, Reebok, and lululemon, but did you know there are more than a handful of Malaysian activewear brands available? And that they’re just as good? So, if it’s time for a closet refresher, why not support these local names that provide fashionable, comfortable, and affordable activewear?
With their shared love for fashion, two sisters ventured into the unknown in 2016 and started the activewear brand, Livlola. Offering ‘new age activewear’ made for ‘the studio, street, and lounge’, you can find just about anything to suit your workout needs.
From shorts and joggers to cute crop tops, Livlola’s range does not disappoint. Besides apparel, the successful local brand also has a range of fitness equipment like resistance bands, foam rollers, and yoga mat cleaning sprays available too.
2. Banana Fighter
Mandy Yap, the owner of the iconic brand Banana Fighter, aims to create activewear that combines both fashion and comfort seamlessly, and what a great job she’s done! Some people may think it’s just another athleisure brand, but every item in their store has been meticulously thought out and made with the finest materials to provide the best outcomes possible when you’re working out.
The word ‘terra’ is Latin Italian for ‘Earth’ and serves as the basis for the company name Terrae. The brand offers high-quality apparel that will not only withstand the most strenuous exercises, but are also timeless enough to outlast fashion trends — all while keeping a passion for fitness and mother Earth in mind. They also incorporate deadstock, recycled, and organic cotton in their designs, as well as ECONYL, a completely recyclable fibre made from ocean waste.
4. Liberty Active
The mission was simple: create activewear that was functional, stylish, and affordable. Since its inception in 2017, Liberty Active has kept to that motto. Much like Livlola, the brand also offers more than just workout apparel but also an impressive range of equipment. If you don’t feel like splurging on a lululemon yoga mat, try theirs!
5. Ryada Activewear
Exercise can occasionally be uncomfortable in Malaysia due to the country’s hot and muggy weather, and sometimes, you find yourself sweating before you’ve even started. Thankfully, Ryada’s Activewear, also a modest sportswear brand, aims to help with that.
The brand’s clothing is manufactured from materials with innovative cooling technology, such as bamboo fabric, to provide maximum durability, cooling effect, and high comfort for its users. Even their active modest wear is the perfect fit, providing breathability throughout any workout.
OWN was established in 2016 to produce a line of stylish, high-end exercise essentials for women. Their products come in various designs and patterns, including watercolour effects and mesh panel tops that help you stay cool during the sweatiest of workouts. We highly recommend checking OWN out if you’re itching to spice up your workout gear’s colourways.
7. MLKZ Collection
If you’re looking for workout clothes that combine fashion and function, MKLZ Collection’s no-frills line is it. The brand is fully aware that high-quality sportswear can help one’s fitness performance, so they’ve created products reflecting that understanding.
The brand also offers a diverse selection of practical pieces such as tanks, leggings, shorts, and sports bras that combine the best of the fashion and fitness worlds.
8. Camellia Activewear
Not one to compromise elegant and feminine clothing while living your sweat life? Check out Camellia Activewear — a brand that gets you pumped up for your workout without compromising on style. With pastel colourways, ruched designs, and ruffled sleeves, rest assured you’ll look your best while hitting those PBs.
One of Malaysia’s best eco-friendly and sustainable workout gear is none other than Reactive. Feel great and look even better during your workouts, and at the same time, know that you’re saving the planet while doing so.
Besides offering customers affordable apparel, Reactive is also on a mission to make the fitness industry more eco-conscious. When it comes to looking nice, feeling good, and being environmentally friendly, Reactive checks all the boxes.
Herms operates under the concept that you can achieve your fitness goals while looking great and do it all on a budget. Pick from various patterns or colours that fit your personality or aesthetic.
The Herms team ensures you have everything you need, whether for a day at the beach, a dip in the pool, or a workout at home or the gym. Herms’ sportswear and accessories will complete your training look.