Old Navy Active Collection Launch

I’m always on the lookout for good workout clothing options (or what we now like to call “active wear”), and a few years ago managed to pick up a few items from Old Navy. They’re still in my rotation now, which only shows how classic the styles are and how good their construction is.

Last week I got an invitation to the Old Navy Active launch, which was held at Electric Studio BGC. There I got to see a spread of the collection’s styles as well as pick out an outfit I could wear during the ride.

There were a bunch of us invited on this private ride led by Patricia Prieto, so of course it was a bit of pandemonium trying to grab a style I liked in my size. The black-and-white patterned bra and leggings were only available in sizes M upwards, so I was kind of feeling lost — until I found a matching set in my size (Small) hanging on the rack, ignored by everyone else.

It was just waiting for me.

And what do you know, the outfit hugged me in all the right places. I didn’t feel overexposed because the high-rise waistline of Old Navy Active’s compression leggings hid most of my belly, cinching my waist without pinching. The four-way stretch moved well with me. I’m wearing a high-rise 7/8 length, but the leggings also come in high-rise cropped and mid-rise versions for as low as P1,250.

I also really liked the thickness of the material, which meant no visible panty lines or bumps. It wicked sweat away pretty well and kept me cool throughout that intense bike ride thanks to the Go-Dry moisture-wicking tech in the material. No chafing between the legs either because the seams were well-placed and the crotch was reinforced.

Old Navy Active’s sports bras come with light, medium, and high support styles, prices starting at P1,250. As always I try to pick medium to high support (due to anatomical needs, LOL), and the bra I’m wearing really kept everything in place even as we bobbed and weaved with the choreography on our bikes.

Old Navy Active also has some fun graphic tops that will give you some extra workout motivation as well as keep you cool while you sweat, priced from P795.

I realize I’m talking a lot about the women’s active apparel, but the men have a great selection of tees and shorts as well! Additionally, some of the men in our private ride were able to fit into the women’s compression leggings, so you shouldn’t let the gender-specific branding get in the way of great style.

Thank you to Old Navy Active and Electric Studio for what was my first official workout for 2019 and jumpstarting my fitness!

In the Philippines, Old Navy is exclusively distributed by Specialty Lifestyle Concepts, Inc. (formerly Casual Clothing Retailers, Inc.), a member of SSI Group, Inc. Old Navy is available at Bonifacio High Street, Estancia in Capitol Commons, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Galleria, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, and SM Megamall. Follow Old Navy on Facebook or @ssilifeph on Instagram, or visit www.ssilife.com.ph for more information.

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About Noelle De Guzman

Noelle De Guzman is a freelance writer and recreational athlete with over 12 years of experience in wellness and endurance sport. She believes sport and an active healthy lifestyle changes lives.

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