C9 By Champion Active Apparel Review

Waihee Ridge Maui

Normally you head to Target to stock up on all the household basics such as cotton socks and laundry detergent. Next time you go, head on over to the active apparel section and check out the C9 by Champion gear. Affordable, stylish, and coming in tons of different colors, C9 may just become your new favorite daily workout wear. 

Growing up, I always wore Champion sports bras, as I imagine most of you women did too. I really didn't think of Champion beyond just the basics. Recently, however, I met with reps from Target and their PR team to check out the new C9 by Champion active apparel collection. After wearing a few pieces for the past couple of months, I have been impressed with both the style and performance. 

For example, the Short Sleeve Tech Tee is a simple lightweight, sweat wicking, 100% knit polyester T-shirt. It may not include any fancy anti-microbial or cooling technology, but at only $12.99 and in coming in a variety of fun colors, it's the perfect daily workout wear (compare that to $29.99 for a similar polyester Under Armour T-shirt). My hot pink Tech Tee added a great pop of color to our hike in Hawaii, very handy as the area is an active hunting zone. Nice and long at the waist, the shirt won't ride up as you bend over or reach. 

C9 by Champion 1/4 Zip Jacket

One of my favorite pieces for hiking has been the 1/4 Zip Jacket, combined with the Premium Reversible Knee Tights. A breathable jersey fabric combo of 52% Polyester, 44% Nylon, and 4% Spandex, the long sleeve shirt is very comfortable, with back and side vents that aid in breathability on hot days. A small back pocket is great for storing your keys or a small snack when you head out on a run, and the front ruching detail adds a nice bit of flattering style. 

All the C9 by Champion active apparel appears to fit true to size. I am a classic medium in both tops and bottoms. 

For stylish, everyday workout wear that you can throw in the wash and not worry about putting trough the ringer, check out C9 by Champion online from Target or next time you are in a store. For those of you in San Francisco, Target has opened a dedicated C9 store connected to the City Target, a great place to find pretty much all the different styles and colors on offer. 

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