Be ready to face whatever challenges the outdoors may bring your way!
At Kari Traa, the women’s apparel brand founded by the famous Olympic Champion Free Skier, they truly believe that it’s impossible to beat the experience of training outdoors. Fresh air and working out are beneficial to physical health, mental wellbeing, and can be even better when done side-by-side. It’s an easy choice!
Sometimes, however, your plans and Mother Nature’s don’t always align. To stay motivated and focused on the task at hand, think about what you’ll wear for your workout—clothing that moves with you through any terrain or weather conditions. With the proper clothing, almost any day can be an ideal opportunity to exercise outside—whether it’s a run before sunrise or a yoga class getting some fresh air. Consider what kind of workout you plan on doing and pay attention to the forecast—it might seem like a nice summer day in the morning but a cold front or seasonal storm could come in unexpectedly!
The design-team of Kari Traa continues to be inspired by the Norwegian Olympic skier’s childhood memories, traditional customs of Norway, the rugged outdoors of the West region and the wild beauty of the land. Each design is geared towards women and considers both comfort and performance. Kari wants all women to have a sense of self-esteem and confidence when wearing her clothing pieces- no matter their style preference or body shape.
Below, we’ll explore some go-to items for outdoor exercise, such as Performance leggings and shorts, Flexible tees and workout tops, as well as Versatile outerwear for wet days and cold snaps.
Performance leggings and shorts
Performance leggings, sometimes referred to as tights or yoga pants, are perfect for any situation when the weather is foul, the sun is too strong, or there’s a swarm of insects. They provide excellent coverage, comfort, and mobility; plus, they remain form-fitting throughout outdoor activities from low to high-impact. For a sporty statement piece, try Vilde Tights with their eye-catching prints and supportive waistbands. Julie high-waisted leggings and capris offer versatility and come in a quick-drying fabric that stretches in 4 directions.
The Kari Traa Vilde Tights are supportive and sporty training tights that you can use for running, cross-fit, yoga – anything. An ergonomic construction and very elastic material means total freedom of movement. Enhanced comfort comes from a soft and smooth material and flatlock seams, while a wide, knitted waistband keeps the fit just right, no matter how hard you move. The tights offer extra support in the upper area and the legs feature a unique, athletic design.
Julie High Waisted Tights
The Kari Traa Julie High Waist Tights are technical leggings for medium impact activities. With a flattering high waist band, quick drying fabric, and 4-stretch for support and comfort, these no-frills tights will fast become a workout staple.
Julie High Waist Capri
The Kari Traa Julie High Waist Capri is a pair of ¾-length women’s training leggings with full-on functionality for urban and indoor workouts. The quick-drying fabric wicks away moisture, while the 4-way stretch material moves with you when go next-level. With a slim, feminine fit and a soft, comfy high waist, it sports flattering lines for extra style.
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t enjoy the feeling of getting fresh air to their legs? If you’re able to handle the elements and you have bug repellent and sunscreen on standby, shorts are the perfect item for outdoor activities. For something more snug that won’t hinder movements, the Janni High Waist Shorts or Julie high-waisted short will do the trick. Prefer something with more breathability? The Vilde Shorts is a classic running short with water repellant properties and fast drying fabric.
Janni High Waist Shorts
The Kari Traa Janni H/W Shorts are a pair of tight-fitting women’s training shorts. Combining a sporty cut and 4-way stretch with a stylish solid side stripe, they shimmer in a shiny look. The wide, high waist turns up the comfort factor when you’re killing tough workouts and includes a petite waistband pocket. Flatlock seams cut out chafing on long training sessions, while the crotch gusset lets you move the way you want.
Julie High Waist Shorts
The Kari Traa Julie High Waist Shorts are a pair of women’s training shorts with full-on functionality for medium-impact urban and indoor workouts. The quick-drying fabric wicks away moisture, while the 4-way stretch material moves with you when go next-level. With a slim, feminine fit and a soft, comfy high waist, they sport flattering lines for extra style.
Vilde Training Shorts
The Kari Traa Vilde Shorts are a pair of regular-fit women’s training shorts that come in a range of all-over prints and solid colors. The water-repellent treatment and quick-drying material keep you nice and dry, the waist drawstring makes them easy to adjust and the 4-way stretch lets you move the way you want. There are also edge-binding seams and inner briefs for added comfort.
Kari Traa boasts a wide variety of workout tops to cater to all preferences, whether you like it tight or loose, short or long. They have options for everyone, regardless of the climate in which you’re exercising.
Love standing out from the crowd? So do we. The Vilde training top is the perfect cropped companion for the Vilde Tights when you want to make a statement in any setting. For a sleek, stylish look that pairs well with the Janni leggings and shorts, grab the Short Sleeve. Emily Short Sleeve, which features a loose fit and modern style. The soft stretch materials let you move around freely while remaining comfortable, and the quick-drying fabric ensures you stay dry during your workout. Both of these tops are versatile enough to layer under jackets or wear on their own.
Emily Short Sleeve
The Kari Traa Emily Short sleeve is a synthetic training tee with a crew neck, raglan sleeves and four-way stretch. Quick drying and featuring a reflective logo for increased visibility, the Emily thrives alone or as a layer when the elements demand more coverage.
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About Kari Traa
Kari Traa – A champion freestyle skier with three Olympic medals to her and the creator of a successful sportswear brand. Kari’s story begins in Voss, the small town caught between the Norwegian fjords and mountains, where she was born and raised. Her Norwegian heritage has not only given Kari a talent for sport but also an eye for design and a passion for creativity.
Fond childhood memories, the rugged Norwegian nature and a strong sense of Scandinavian traditions are the sources of inspiration for Kari Traa’s designs. Sportswear designed to perfectly fit the feminine form but still able to cope with the demands of an active, sporty and adventurous lifestyle. For nuns and knockouts!