RYU – Made By Athletes For Althetes
What’s Canadian and rhymes with “You”? Well RYU active wear of course, a new brand that takes athletic technology to the next level.
I first experienced RYU in bag form with their Daily Duffle, billed as “The Gym Bag, Reinvented”, which keeps its shape whether empty or full and opens wide for easy access. It’s surprisingly roomy, given the small size and there’s even an external zippered pocket to put frequently used items in and four internal pockets to organize all that stuff.
RYU stands for “Respect Your Universe” and there are lots of recycled elements used in production, even coffee grinds which enable the material to dry faster.
As I ramp up my running this fall I’m going to invest in their functional sports bras, some outer ware and perhaps a pair or two of the TriLayr™ hi-rise fit toughtights that wrap around the waistband for 360° core support. At the moment things are jumping around too much and I need too must adjusting, which completely distracts me from my speed training, as I’m sure you’d imagine! Plus I’m told the bacteriostatic carbon mesh lined diamond gusset will allow me to go commando. Don’t look too closely please as I run by, but then again, I’m likely going to be going too fast for you to determine what’s on under there.
Find the storefront at 1745 West 4th, Vancouver or online.
Please not these are not pictures of me. I’ll get there soon though. :o) Happy sprucing up y’all!