Bring the Heat: Women’s Summer Gear

How do you live the climbing/yoga lifestyle? From sticky mat to sunny crags, shine on in these versatile pieces this summer.

1. MyChelle Daily Defense Cream

The Rockies’ intense sunshine and dry climate require everyday protection with this SPF 17 cream made by Colorado-based MyChelle Dermaceuticals. It nourishes skin cells with beta-glucan and other plant-based ingredients—no nasty chemicals.

2. Lululemon Ebb and Flow Crop

Lightweight and breathable, these versatile workout capris wick away unsightly inseam sweat-marks—even in your tenth chaturanga dandasana. A word of caution: Wear a decent thong with these; they’re a little sheer.

3. The North Face Leighli Dress and Corralitos Wrap

Beautiful yet packable, the Leighli is sure to go wherever you go this summer, from Costa Rica to Crested Butte. (Unless, like me, you go to Iceland; in which case, please refer back to EO’s winter issues for the best picks.) The Corralitos Wrap, however, helps you get cozy when there’s a chill in the air.
$78 (dress), $45 (wrap);

4. Patagonia Women’s Hotline Top

With an empire waist and flattering lines, this organic cotton-spandex top is built to show off any torso. Take it to the wall, wear it to Vinyasa, or don it at the farmers market. Another wear-it-till-it-wears-out classic from Patagonia.

5. Stonewear Designs Cross Back Top

Layer this supportive-but-flattering sports bra with your favorite tank for virtually any climb, hike, or run—or a swift cruiser ride to Whole Foods (or Liquormart) to replenish your stock of preferred rehydration.

6. Evolv Cruzer 

This “approach shoe” takes on everything from the local boulders to the neighorhood cafe. The Cruzer boasts just enough Trax sticky rubber to pull of some easy moves on the rock and more than enough style (and comfort) to leave them on when you’re done.

7. Prana Avery Skirt

Summer skirt chic? Here’s the short of it. (See the North Face Leighli for the long.) Pull the Avery on over those sheer Lululemon capris for eye-catching pre-class coverage. Or throw it in your weekend getaway bag for a mountain-town night out.

8. Runa Bottled Iced Tea

Yerba mate’s gentler Amazonian cousin, guayusa (pronounced “gwhy-you-sa,”) infuses Runa’s ready-to-drink iced teas in thirst-quenching flavors like lemon-lemongrass, mint, hibiscus-berry, and lime. The low sugar content and caffeine kick make these ideal for your cool-off-and-reenergize post workout routine. Prices vary. In natural stores.

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