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Smoothies Activewear: Canadian-made clothing to keep you warm this winter

Smoothies is a Canadian company making comfortable base layers for a winter run and great stand-alone pieces for a treadmill workout

Smoothies Activewear is a Canadian brand that wanted to design the best tank top ever. Good for runs, yoga, cycling or casual wear, Smoothies made a top that’s equal parts comfortable, soft and fashionable.

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I wore both the tanks tops and leggings for a run outside, and just the tank for a sweaty run on the treadmill followed by a strength session. Since we’re in the thick of winter, there wasn’t an opportunity to run outside in the top alone, but it made for a great base layer for a cold-weather run. With a few layers on top and just the leggings on my bottom half, I was warm throughout the entire 15K run (at -7 C).

The tank tops

On the treadmill, the top was even better (I didn’t wear the leggings because I would’ve been way too warm). It wicked sweat really nicely and stayed in place without being too tight. Smoothies places an emphasis on this function–they wanted their tank tops to stay put without feeling like it couldn’t move if it tried. The top accomplishes this with a longer torso, high collar and wide seams.


The Signature tank top comes in both racerback and straight strap options. I prefer the racerback because it hides my sports bra straps. The top fits true to size, as do the leggings.

The leggings

The leggings also stayed put throughout the entire run. Smoothies has two styles of leggings, the Cozy and the Freedom. The Cozy leggings are made with the same fabric as the Signature Tank, with a smooth exterior and a brushed (softer) interior. I wore the Cozy leggings, which are a little thicker than the Freedom, for my run.

The Freedom leggings would be a great choice for warmer days. These leggings are made from 88 per cent recycled polyester (meaning they’re environmentally friendly) and 12 per cent spandex to give them their stretch and sheen. As someone who’s tall, pants intended to be full-length can quickly becomes capris, but Smoothies leggings hit just above my ankle.

Smoothies clothing comes in sizes XS through triple XL, so they work for every shape of runner. Smoothies Activewear is currently shipping worldwide.

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