The weather’s warming up and outdoor exercise is on. If last year’s gear is looking a little tired, it's time to refresh your wardrobe with some spring activewear. Shop online now and be ready for post-lockdown walk and talks.

Must-buy black bike shorts

Go from cycling the Yarra trail straight into a casual weekend look with this staple. Invest in high performance shorts to last a lifetime from Bike Force. Or try these heavy-duty cycling shorts from cult-status brand Bontrager. Throw on an oversized tee or jumper post-workout to nail the look.

A woman in bike shorts and a pink t shirt.
Classic black bike shorts are an activewear staple.

Expert running gear

Sole Motive wrote the book on exercise gear for Melbourne runners. Cop track star basics like 2XU compression tights, Nike 5-inch running shorts and new season Asics. Early morning runners need this weather-proof Nike set, complete with reflective material. Too hot? Whip it off and fold it away into a tiny pouch. Now offering 15 per cent off all online sales.

Sporty and Rich loungewear sets

Bring the comfort of your winter trackies into the warmer months. Insta-fave brand Sporty and Rich stocks cosy '90s inspired track shorts and tees at Incu. Try the dusty pink set or opt for the forest green ‘eat more veggies’ range, with a matching oversized gym tote to boot. Pair comfy jumpers and shorts for unpredictable Melbourne weather.

A person in green shorts and a black sweatshirt holding a matching large green bag that reads eat more veggies!
Sporty and Rich sets. Pic via Incu website.

Street style activewear

Sneakerhead mecca Up There has released their top picks from a bunch of iconic activewear brands. Find the best shoes for all fitness occasions from Nike, Adidas, New Balance and Saucony. Apparel includes more select brands, like District Vision and Koreatown Run Club. They even have the ultimate undies for your most comfortable run yet.

Statement bike shorts

Spring walks more your speed than an epic bike ride? Stretch cotton Verner bike shorts from No Order Market are the statement piece you need. This oaty beige and bright yellow pattern also comes in a matching skivvy. Or try wide leg culotte cycle shorts from Kloke for an easy breezy riding look.

A woman's torso wearing a black tank top and high-waisted baggy yellow shorts.
Comfort comes first in Kloke cycle shorts. Pic via Kloke website.

All-purpose bralettes and leggings

Designed in Melbourne and sold at Myer, boutique activewear brand L’urv stocks everything from leggings to puffers. Think seam-free designs, flattering high waist cuts and soft compression fabric. The range comes in neutral tones and subtle patterns, so you can match your bralette to your bike shorts for a uniform yet stylish look.

MAAP X PAM cycling attire

Curtin House legends PAM have teamed up with cycle icons MAAP for a collection of purple prints and floral designs. Grab the whole look with zip-up jerseys and shorts, or keep it simple with a summer-ready riding cap. Who knew head-to-toe lycra could be this cool?

A man in a purple patterned cycling lycra tee and matching hat.
MAAP x PAM. Pic via the MAAP website.

Active basics under $50

You'll find zero cringey slogans or fast-fashion trends at ascolour. Their range of affordable cotton comes in plain block colours and the occasional stripe (if you dare!) Sub $50 items include racerback tank tops, track shorts and organic tees.

Odour eating bamboo socks

Warmer weather and a renewed zest for cardio can create some stinky surprises. Keep your feet fresh as a daisy with the bamboo sock range from SockSmart. These sport-friendly socks are sustainably sourced, silky smooth and odour resistant – thanks to naturally antibacterial bamboo fibres!

Sun safe workout gear

Add extra protection on top of your SPF with UPF materials from Arc’teryx (usually found in Emporium). The hiking hoodie protects from ultraviolet radiation, and is made from breathable material. Find more in the Remige range.

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An iconic destination for streetwear fans and sneakerheads.

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Quality bikes, riding gear and bike accessories at great prices.

Good Cycles

Social enterprise selling bikes, accessories and clothing, with profits going to youth programs.

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Cecil Walker Cycles

Cecil Walker Cycles has supplied Melbourne riders with quality bikes since 1938.

Ponybikes

Pony Bikes is a unique bicycle workshop and retail space in West Melbourne.

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