Come here to talk about your favorite athletic gear, ask for shopping advice on anything from yoga pants to camping tents, and share/seek tips and tricks for anything involving physical activity. Discussions on routines and goals and sharing progress is also welcome.
This thread is inclusive of all ability levels! There will be no “that’s not real xyz” gatekeeping here.
ooh this is excellent. I don’t go camping often (mostly because sleep is hell without my CPAP), but I am in need of a pad to go under my sleeping bag. my back, hips, and knee may as well be 70 years old with how bad they are, and my budget is under $150.
Depending on what kind of camping you’re looking at, sibling and I went in on a Gazelle tent as a combined gift for parent and their spouse 3ish years ago and they’ve been very happy with it. They were looking for something easy to set up that would fit a full-size blow up mattress without a fight (sleeping on the ground is a no-go for both of them for various reasons), and while it’s not the most compact thing when packed down and would be a very bad choice for a campsite that requires even moderate hiking to get to, it does fit both of those qualifications very well. The poles are built-in, so setup is literally pop out the sides, throw on the rain cover, step inside and pop up the top, all of which is pretty doable for a single person. Take-down is about the same except reverse steps. Plus you can stand for getting dressed, which parent appreciates. At the time there was also least one smaller version available, but the dimensions were wrong so I didn’t look at it.
Found it–it was the 2019 version of this one (although it was nowhere near this pricy at the time)
Thank you! I will check this one out for sure. Our camping style is definitely not hiking or rugged, but very much car camping at a campsite. This looks like a nice option! I like that I could stand in it!
ETA: I’m looking more into this tent and OMG this might be the one! Thank you so much! It looks perfect for us.
Oooh we just got one we love. Exped. We got a little electric pump on Amazon to inflate and deflate it. It’s been great. 4 nights so far on it and we like it besides the fact that my toddler punts my husband off- separate pad for him needed since we underestimate the space she needed
We got ours for $264 from Backcountry. REI is more expensive. Also amusing to realize that’s more expensive than our home mattress was
Talk to me about swimsuits. It’s been over a decade since I bought a swimsuit, ordering online won’t allow returns right? How do I find a swim suit bottom that have shorts built in? Like I kind of love the burkini look but I just want shorts and not all the way down to the ankles. I already have several long sleeve swim shirts in good condition so I’m less worried about swim tops.
A frugal way to find good, general sports clothes is Marshalls or Kohls in the US. Their selection is usually really big, shorts are mostly in the $8-15 range (because they’re “last season” but that doesn’t really matter), and you can try on to check that fit, fabric, & cut are to your liking.
Swimwear definitely allows for returns IME! I have a suit similar to the above, I think I bought it from sierra so there are non-amazon places that sell this style. I just search “womens swimsuit shorts one piece”.