The Best Fitness Clothing for Solo Travelers

Taking your workout on the road can be a hassle, so at least make sure you’re comfortable.


October 14, 2021
A woman in athletic wear.runs on the beach.
The beach is as great of a setting for your workout as it is for relaxing and catching some rays. Shutterstock

Traveling alone can be an interesting experience, especially when you’re trying to keep up with your fitness goals. It’s not always easy finding the best fitness clothes, especially if you’re trying to maintain comfort and style while on the road. However, here’s the best fitness clothing for solo travelers.

icyzone Workout Tank Tops for Women

Start with the Basics

Comfort is important, sure, but so is versatility and saving space in your luggage. icyzone

Solo trips sometimes only allow for a little bit of time for exercise, so you don’t need to bring heavy-duty clothes or equipment with you. When it’s that time, you just want something light to throw on to sweat in.

Nike Men's Legend Short Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirt

Something for Almost Any Occasion

Whether in the resort’s gym or doing yoga and pilates on the beach, pick the gear made for it all. Nike

Traveling and vacationing are all about comfort, even when you’re working out. Find a shirt that’ll maintain its comfort even when you’re sweating beads.

Heathyoga Bootcut Yoga Pants for Women with Pockets

Fitness with a Dash of Functionality

It always helps to have a place for your phone and room key. Heathyoga

Comfort should be at the top of your list when looking for a pair of leggings. They shouldn’t make you too hot or feel like they’re leaving a lot of warmth to be desired.

Hanes Men's Jersey Pant

Who Said Anything about Fitness?

Sometimes you just want something nice to lounge in and that’s fine. Hanes

To help pack lighter and more efficiently on trips, find a pair of pants that are just what you need for working out but can also be used for walking around for everyday activities.

Pinkbomb Men’s 2 in 1 Running Shorts

When the Going Gets Tough

When hitting the trails or even running on the beach, pick a style that was built for splishing and splashing. Pinkbomb

Having your phone jiggle around in your shorts while you’re doing calisthenics or out on a run isn’t ideal. Find a pair of shorts that’ll keep your phone secure and tucked away for the duration of your workout.


Victor Tan is a contributing writer to Islands, an award-winning brand founded in 1980 that speaks to international travelers who have an affinity for the Caribbean and beyond. The website showcases destinations, resorts, cruises, and recommendations by the Islands’ staff. Victor has a focus on the Caribbean, Mexico, and cruises. As a solo traveler, he’s always looking for the best luggage and bags to make the trip easier. He’s also serious about keeping up with fitness away from home, so there’s no gadget he isn’t willing to try.


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