In 2020 and 2021, we’ve seen a huge surge in the home fitness equipment market, changing it in such a powerful way that many experts believe the entire market has been transformed forever.
The growth of fitness equipment sales by 170% indicates that many people were simply happy to replace their gym routines with at-home alternatives. However, many others who could not afford this pricey equipment or preferred an outdoor alternative chose to take their workouts on the go.
When you opt to work out outdoors, both your equipment and clothing need to change. Keeping your temperature regulated becomes much more of a challenge, as both cold and hot weather can have a huge impact on your workout. Today, we’ll talk about how shopping for tall men’s clothing can be adjusted when your athletic routine changes.
Shopping for Tall Men’s Clothing to Fit Your New Athletic Routine
If you’re a taller guy, there are more clothing options available than ever before. In the past, tall men’s clothing catalogs often offered the best selection, but now there are plenty of online and brick-and-mortar retailers catering to this demographic.
Before setting off on an online or IRL shopping excursion, make a list of the pieces you’re looking to buy. Being more specific and shopping with intention will help save you both time and money.
Here are a few of our recommendations for workhorse pieces that can form the backbone of your outdoor workout wardrobe.
Men’s Extra Tall Joggers
Many clothing brands are starting to carry joggers. Still, most cannot offer sizes that work for guys 6’3” and over, which is typically where clothing starts to be considered ‘tall’. Fortunately, retailers like American Tall can offer men’s extra tall joggers, which begin at a 34” inseam, and can accommodate up to a 40” inseam measurement. Ours are made with moisture-wicking, quick-dry performance fabric and are a great light layer to throw on for an outdoor run or fitness class.
A Light Top Layer
When you’re working out outdoors, you never want to get cold. Otherwise, your muscles can start to contract, forcing them to work a lot harder on tasks that would otherwise be a breeze. For this reason, it’s always a great idea to carry a light top layer when you’re exercising outdoors.
Our 80-20 zip hoodie is a great option. It’s made of a light and breathable cotton-poly blend and can be zipped and unzipped with ease to help regulate your body temperature.
A Moisture-Wicking Base Layer
When you’re exercising outdoors, the last thing you want is to be damp and sweaty. To help wick moisture away from your skin, choose a base layer made from a high-performance fabric like polyester, nylon, or bamboo. Cotton is great for everyday wear but should be avoided during exercise since it will stay wet and get cold as soon as you start to sweat.
Tired of outdated tall men’s clothing catalogs that don’t offer anything you actually want to wear? It's 2021 – there are much better alternatives available!
Shop for your next outdoor workout wardrobe at American Tall. We offer tons of clothing options for men 6’3” and above, specifically designed to fit your proportions.