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Three things to look for in activewear

By Perspective Fitwear | Feb. 23, 2022, 11:23 a.m. (ET)

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UPF 50+ Protection

Sun protection from fabric is measured using ultraviolet protection factor, or “UPF.”  There are a few distinctions between SPF and UPF; one is that UPF measures how much ultraviolet radiation (UV Rays) can pass through the fabric to your skin, and SPF measures the time it takes for your skin to redden while exposed to UV Rays. A typical cotton t-shirt has a UPF rating of around 5.

Perspective Fitwear’s eco-friendly Good Human Tech™ fabric is UPF 50+; when we say we “Got Your Back,” we mean that literally. Our soon-to-launch Men’s line is largely made with Good Human Tech™ fabric, offering UPF 50+ protection.

Versatility

Triathletes may mostly swim, bike, and run, but they also often incorporate cross-training into their programs. Having activewear that can be worn in a variety of athletic settings is a great way to ensure you get the most out of your gear. 

For example, highly technical fabric on a gym-casual design can be just as functional on a training run for its sweat-wicking and breathability specs as it is in a yoga session for its relaxed fit and soft fabric. 

Pockets

Sounds simple, right? But when CEO Stephanie Perez founded Perspective Fitwear, one of her biggest issues with existing activewear options was that there was nowhere to stash her phone, keys, nutrition, etc. Perspective Fitwear incorporates low-profile pockets on both tops and bottoms to make sure you can keep your essentials on you without tying up your hands. 

So next time you’re trying on new gear, make sure you conduct a “pocket check” so you know if it’s a piece you can rely on to stash your snacks, phone, etc. on long haul training day.  

Perspective Fitwear is the Official Training Apparel Sponsor of USA Triathlon, and is the Exclusive Apparel Provider for USA Triathlon High Performance Athletes.