The High-Performance Eco-Friendly Workout Gear That We Love To Use

You can thank brands like adidas, Patagonia, Sealand and more.


Kelleigh Korevaar & Michael Jennings |

Gearing up for top performance needn’t be a drag on the planet. Clean up your training with our current favourite eco-friendly workout gear.

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Our Picks For The Top Eco-Friendly Workout Gear:

The Cup: Stojo Collapsible Cup

Did you know coffee helps you use more fat during exercise? This BPA-free reusable cup ensures a purer-tasting drink, as it won’t absorb or impart flavour. It’s leak-proof stopper lid is practical and eco-friendly. Plus, it’s collapsible meaning it will take up hardly any space when you’re not using it. And you’ll still get the buzz you need for metcons.

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It even comes packaged in recyclable cardboard.

R 230

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The Bag: Sealand Recycled Choob Medium Duffel Bag

You needn’t skimp on style to save the planet. This duffel bag is the perfect gym (or travel) bag. It has enough space for the essentials like clothes and toiletries but it won’t take up too much space. It’s made using Recover material which is made from recycled plastic bottles and upcycled cotton waste.

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It also comes in two other colours.

R 1 895

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The Mat: Asoka Eco Yoga Mat

Upgrade your post-workout recovery stretches with this strong-grip mat – made from biodegradable and eco-friendly TPE – and improve your mobility for pain-free lifting.

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Bonus: they're ultra-hygienic and easy to clean.

R 630

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The Shirt: Patagonia Airchaser Shirt

Using recycled fabric, this moisture-wicking shirt is made of Capiline Cool Lightweight fabric. Plus, the taped seams and underarm gussets are designed to reduce chafing.

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This shirt is Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.

R 999

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The Shoe: adidas Alphaboost Parley Shoe

adidas has teamed up with Parley to transform plastic into sportswear. These shoes are ideal for explosive drills and speed training.

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Dual-density cushioning and stability pods pack more support into the midsole for added control during multidirectional moves.

R 2 499

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The Equipment: WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine

Unrivalled in simulating the dynamics of real rowing, this machine’s vibration-absorbing wood has been harvested from replenishable forests.  R18 850 fitnessnetwork. co.za

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At the moment you can bag it with a free gift. What a win!

R 19 850

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For more eco-friendly gear check out Faithful To Nature.

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