See the serene scene pictured above, of perfectly placed stretch bands, softened volleyball, and plush mats and carpeting? This is what it looks like at Physique 57, a workout method described as “barre-based workout with intervals of cardio, strength training, stretching and recovery,” before I got quite a bit of early morning exercises that challenged muscles that felt like they’ve never been used before! So yes, I was perspiring, shaking, and focusing on proper posture and technique, all the while staying in tune to how the brand new, spring 2014 Columbia Freeze Degree Tank in Laser Red ($50), coupled with the Trail Drier Windbreaker Jacket ($90), were reacting to my spikes in body heat and sweat.
The class, provided courtesy of Columbia, gave editors a really fun way to truly put its new technology stylishly to the test, using a lightweight, packable jacket and tank. The Trail Drier Windbreaker Jacket features the brand’s Omni-Wick EVAP advanced sweat evaporation, a wicking accelerated moisture management technology to disperse sweat rapidly and provide a cooling sensation, while the Omni-Shield advanced repellency provides a barrier against liquids of all kinds, from stains to rain, sleet, hail, and the like. The Freeze Degree Tank Top includes Omni-Freeeze ZERO sweat activated cooling technology, paired with Omni-Wick EVAP advanced sweat evaporation, Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection, 4-way comfort stretch, and antimicrobial properties.
Wowser! Sounds pretty awesome right? I’m a huge fan of Columbia for a variety of reasons, but the technology it develops is par-none in the field, making it easy to take your activities outdoors, and in, and stay cool and sweat-stain free!
While waiting for the new spring 2014 items to come out, check out a few of my other Columbia favorites, including the Global Adventure™ Long Sleeve Dress, which blocks Ultraviolet A and B rays, the Zenith Vista™ II Trench, and the Weekday Waffle Burn Out Crew.