“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” — Robin Williams
The VW team is based in Spain as you might know… We are luckier than most of you regarding weather conditions, but still! We are very excited to train under the sunshine again and party! Let’s focus on the new trends to get the perfect Spring Party Outfit.
# S P R I N G – Women
> HEADBANDS – a rainbow of possibilities (Nike): 18 €
To survive a freestyle or a tech test, you should better use headbands and we liked very much these because they are thin 1.5cm approx.) but strong. Nike says “The stretchy Nike Printed Headbands provide a secure hold to help to keep your hair out of the way during workouts.” that’s pretty understandable but we choose these in particular because the colors are fresh and you have 6 to choose everyday depending on your mood.
The small plus is the added silicone that helps the band to stay put.
> OUTDOOR JACKET – your fluffy friend (H&M): 29,99 €
This fitted, lightweight outdoor jacket is a basic one: the fabric is fast-drying thermal fleece with a hood. It’s perfect for the mid-season or when you need an extra layer. The side pockets are zipped and we love the detail of extra long sleeves with thumbholes.
> TOP – a whole new mind (H&M): 24,99 €
It’s a perfect match with this fitted sports top in fast-drying fabric from H&M too. We choose it for the hole pattern details and because it is seamless. The long raglan sleeves are also a good choice for the mid-season.
> SPORTS BRA – comfort zone (Nike): 55 €
From horse galloping to technical movements, our breast is extremely sought. The Nike Rival Women’s High-Support Sports Bra features a compression fit and knit fabric that reduces bounce during high-impact workouts: an elastic chest band provides a locked-in feel, while moulded wire-free cups help to reduce bounce. Something hard to find in sports bras that we like: the adjustable racerback straps for a custom fit. It’s also made with the Dri-FIT Technology. It’s basically wicking sweat away from your skin to the fabric’s surface, where it quickly evaporates.
> TIGHTS – be a piece of art (Aloha From Deer): 34,95 €
We completely flashed on these unique fully printed leggings: stylish and comfy – no matter how often you wash it, it won’t fade away or loose its shape.
> SHINGUARDS – because football players are pussies, but we still need that shit (Nike): 25 €
The Nike Mercurial Lite Football Shin Guards are designed for lightweight yet tough protection against impacts. Smart for vaulters too right?
We recommend this model for team/PDD vaulters in particular as it’s ideal for high pressure: the shell is bonded to a dense foam backing for pressure diffusion. The foam is actually moulded, and waffle-designed so it helps dispersing the energy from pressure.
> WATER BOTTLE – magic silicon (Oysho): 19,99 €
Are you also fed up with the plastic bottle invasion in your vaulting bag/place/car? We found a very convenient product for you: this reusable bottle collapses to almost pocket-size when you’re done.It’s dishwasher safe. You can also freeze the water inside and use as a cold compress for injuries. Happy sipping!
> SHOES – 1st commandment: you will improve your stamina (Nike): 150 €
When you set big goals, it’s important to motivate yourself.
You could start by treating yourself with a nice pair of running shoes; such as the Nike Epic React Flyknit model, which provides crazy comfort that lasts as long as you can run/workout. The foam cushioning is responsive yet lightweight, durable yet soft. This attraction of opposites creates a sensation that not only enhances the feeling of moving forwards, but makes running/working out feel fun, too.
That’s a good point to find motivation!
> BAG – the shiny plus (Esprit): 59,99 €
This stylish bag can be perfectly use for your daily life but also for your training sessions as it is made of finely grained faux leather (100% polyester with polyurethane coating). You don’t have to worry that much about it and we like this minimalistic design with a feminine twist! It catches the eye thanks to the knot details. The wide shoulder strap gives a sporty touch and there is a zip compartment on the inside for your fragile stuff or your keys.
# S P R I N G – Men
> HOODIE – free your creative mind (Aloha From Deer): 69,99 €
This crazy painted hoodie is super cozy, thanks to loose and comfy fit, ribbing at neck and extra soft and breathable fabric. You can dive into it stay warm during training or even all day long and this is so enjoyable. Moreover, this piece features an all over print, which people will die for! Wear it with whatever you like, pair it with some basic tights and conquer the Vaulting World!
The points we liked in particular:
- Thanks to reinforced seams your hoodie will serve you for many years to come and it won’t let you down in any situation.
- Forget about skewed print, not matching properly on sleeves, cuffs or ribbing! We make sure that the print is matching on a whole hoodie.
Hoodies made by sublimation process are more durable and resistant to washing off than normal sweatshirts. No matter how many times you wash them, designs stay vibrant and of high quality.
> TOP – Witness the fitness (Asos): 21,62 €
This T-shirt is part from the new activewear range from ASOS that we discovered. The products have a good quality but are much cheaper that the classic fancy tech brands. It keeps you cool, dry too (sweat-wicking fabric – chances are you’ve probably not heard of it before, it moves moisture away from the skin)
- Added stretch for comfort
- Raglan sleeves for unrestricted movement
- Form-fitting compression fit
> TIGHTS – Alphaskin by Adidas for a body-hugging sensation (Adidas): 39,95 €
Be ready for every type of training in these men’s training tights. They feature supportive Alphaskin for a locked-in fit so you can stay focused. Breathable Climacool manages heat and sweat to keep you comfortable during reps or while on the horse.
The tights offer UV protection (UPF 50+) and high compression that supports your muscles (kinetic wrapped construction) and reduces muscle vibration.
We appreciate in particular the effort of Adidas committing themselves to create products in more sustainable ways. These tights for instance are made with recycled polyester to save resources and decrease emissions (83% recycled polyester / 17% elastane double-knit).
> WATER BOTTLE – NIKE 473ML APPROX. T1 FLOW SWOOSH (Nike): 18 €
This bottle is made with durable Tritan™ material that won’t impart a plastic taste, and a SwitchFlow spout for durability and an easy pour. Ergonomic grip grooves allow convenient carrying during your training.
- Dishwasher safe
> SHOES – Paint splatter plimsolls (Zara): 39,95 €
To match your colorful painted hoodie, we found these cool lace-up plimsolls with a paint splatter effect detailing on the upper and soles. The sole is thick so you can also wear it when it’s cold without fear (100% vulcanized rubber).
As they are from Zara, you can get in any shop around the world.