Say Namaste to this Must-Have Yoga Travel Gear

We hope you saved enough space in your luggage for a little zen.

July 24, 2019

When it comes to fitness, we tend to be creatures of habit. We like to have our own gear when we work out or go for a run, because we trust it. Our shoes, Dri-Fit shirts and shorts, towels, headbands, water bottles—it’s our gear and there’s no other gear like it. So, when it comes to using complimentary or rental fitness gear at a resort, it’s understandable if you’re hesitant. But you don’t need stress if you simply pack the right gear and the basic essentials.

Many resorts offer yoga and pilates classes, so there’s no excuse to skip your daily routine even when you’re thousands of miles away from home. Especially when you can bring this yoga gear with you in your luggage without taking up too much space.

Power Flex Yoga Pants

90 Degree by Reflex Women’s Power Flex Yoga Pants

More than 30 colors are available. Amazon

Having been redesigned in 2019 to provide a slimmer look and “better tummy control,” the Women’s Power Flex Yoga Pants from 90 Degree by Reflex are a crowd pleaser for their comfort and durability.


Even better, the new style features a smartphone pocket for anyone worried about forgetting a phone after a relaxing session. Or if you simply want to practice by yourself, using your preferred soundtrack for inspiration.

Compression Shorts

Baleaf Women’s High Waist Compression Shorts

Perfect for running, working out and yoga. Amazon

Who likes yoga shorts? People staying at resorts on tropical islands like yoga shorts. The Baleaf Women’s High Waist Compression Shorts are popular for their comfort and convenience, as they also feature two pockets big enough for smart phones. A wide variety of colors is available, as well as two-packs for yogis who appreciate comfort in and out of the studio.

Short Sleeve Crew

Lululemon Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve Crew

Slept in and missed yoga? You’ll still probably wear this shirt to whatever is next. Amazon

The best athletic shirts are so comfortable that they become our regular shirts. At least that’s why Lululemon has become a household name, with items like the Swiftly Tech Short Sleeve Crew becoming mainstays in our fitness wardrobes.


With a dozen colors available, this athletic shirt is as stylish as it is comfortable, and so it’s perfect for going straight from the morning beach yoga class to brunch, and then to the pool or back to the beach for a day of sipping frozen cocktails and losing track of the time.

Mesh Shirts

Mippo Women’s Cute Yoga Workout Mesh Shirts

Ideal for yoga and running, but great for anything. Amazon

Some yoga and fitness gear can leave our wallets as slim as our waists. Sometimes we pay for quality, sometimes we pay for trusted brand names and more often than not it’s a little of column A and column B. When considering gear for travel, it’s reasonable to want to pay less and cut corners, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality.

That’s why Mippo’s Women’s Cute Yoga Workout Mesh Shirtsare so great—and popular—because they’re super affordable and they’re designed to last (and look good).

Men’s Yoga Shorts

YogaAddict Men’s Yoga Shorts

With eight colors available, say hello to your new favorite shorts. Amazon

Because it seems like there are shorts for every sport or fitness activity, the perfect pair is the one built for everything. The name is YogaAddict, sure, but these men’s yoga shorts are designed so that you’ll find comfort and ease in a variety of activities, from high-paced sports like tennis and martial arts to more subtle exercise sessions like yoga and tai chi.

A cotton/Spandex blend, these shorts were designed to be a comfort trap that you don’t want to escape. You can probably even get away with wearing them straight from the beach to the golf course.

Men’s Yoga Shorts

Yoga Crow Men’s Swerve Shorts

You won’t have to worry about drawing dirty looks for stinky drawers. Amazon

The Yoga Crow Mens Swerve Shorts provide three distinct advantages that make them well worth the price: 1) They were designed to be the only pair of yoga shorts a man will need. 2) While some shorts will bunch up or slide up and down your legs in an annoying way, these shorts were designed to go with the flow and move with your body. 3) Perhaps most importantly, they were created with an odor-resistant liner that prevents you from being the stinky kid in class.

Short Sleeve Shirt

Lululemon Men’s Metal Vent Tech Short Sleeve Shirt

Eighteen colors are available. Amazon

Just like the women’s Lululemon gear, the Men’s Metal Vent Tech Short Sleeve Shirtis stylish enough that it can go from yoga class to a more casual office, or at least lunch at a resort’s restaurants. Again, one of our biggest fears is realizing odor when it’s too late, which is why this shirt was also designed with “anti-stink technology” that stops the growth of dor-causing bacteria before it starts.

Training T-Shirt

Nike Men’s Modern Utility Fitted Training T-Shirt

The perfect shirt for all fitness activities. Amazon

Three things are certain in life: Death, taxes and the longevity and durability of a Nike Dri-Fit shirt. Nike recently launched its own line of men’s yoga gear (long overdue in our opinion) but you can save money by going with the basic Men’s Modern Utility Fitted Training T-Shirt, because this shirt is perfect for everything from a morning run and yoga class to back-to-back full court basketball games and a five-round MMA simulation.

cooling towel

U-pick 4 Packs Cooling Towel

Beat the sweat. Amazon

With yoga, you’re going to sweat no matter where you are. But if you’re at a Caribbean resort, you’re probably going to sweat a little more than normal, whether going from Downward Facing Dog to Warrior 1 in a warm spa or playing out your Rocky and Apollo Creed role playing with a foot race on the beach.

By wrapping it around your neck, U-pick Cooling Towel 4-packprovides nonstop chill throughout your entire workout. Or simply keep it nearby for a refreshing wipe down after your workout.

Yoga Mat

Toplus Travel Yoga Mat

Slide it into your luggage or carry-on. Either way, you have no excuse not to bring this mat with you. Amazon

If your excuse for not doing yoga on vacation is “I can’t fit my yoga mat in my luggage,” you need to find a new excuse. When folded, the Toplus Travel Yoga Mat measures 12 x 8 inches and rolls up even tighter to save the most space. Unfolded, the mat measures 68 x 24 inches at just 1/16 inches thick, making it perfect for placing over the resort’s mat for extra thickness.

The suede top and rubber bottom also provide a no-slip experience, and the more you sweat the more non-slip this mat becomes.

Yoga 7-piece Kit and Bag

Clever Yoga 7-piece Kit and Bag

Seven pieces, one bag. Amazon

Got room for an extra bag? Bring everything you need to get the most of your vacation yoga experience with Clever Yoga’s 7-piece kit and bag, which includes a mat, various towels, yoga strap and foam blocks. In addition to coming in a convenient carrying case, this set also serves as the perfect gear for beginners, so if you’re not bringing it on your Caribbean trip you can at least grab it for your friend who keeps swearing she’ll join you at the next yoga class.


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