10 best women’s sportswear

Whatever your sport this winter, there’s no need for tatty kit. We round up the best gear out there for anything from a sprint in the park to Pilates

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Getting fit and trim is top of the agenda for many women at this time of year, particularly those who overindulged over Christmas. But whether it’s following a home-fitness DVD, working out at the local gym or braving the elements for some outdoor exercise, your starting point will be getting the right attire.

The problem is that finding a decent sports bra, good winter running tights or fitness swimsuit is often easier said than done.

So we’ve found done some digging so that you don’t have to. Ranging from Zoggs Narabeen Speedback Swimsuit to USA PRO Capri Pants, we’ve identified sportswear that will help you build strength, tone up and burn fat, whether it’s in the swimming pool, at the gym, in the fitness studio, outside or at home.

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It’s hard to beat Helly Hansen W Winter Tights for the sheer quality. They keep your legs at just the right temperature for outdoor exercise and have some handy features. The Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports Bra is a brilliant fit and stops unwanted bounce, whilst Striders Edge Breathe T-Shirt is a great all-rounder top for just about every kind of exercise you can think of.

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1. Helly Hansen W Winter Tights, £60

2. Shock Absorber Active Multi Sports bra, £26

3. Zoggs Narabeen Speedback Swimsuit, £32

4. Ron Hill Classic Beanie, £8.99

5. USA Pro Capri Pants, £12.50

6. Lucas Hugh Helium Tank, £60

7. The North Face Feather-Lite Storm Blocker Jacket, £119

8. Striders Edge Breathe T-shirt, £39

9. Nike Filament capri pants, £28

10. Patagonia women's cloud stack hoody, £80

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