While it may seem like just another weight loss hoax (we’re looking at you, waist trainers), a recent study suggests sauna suits can actually help you slim down. A team of researchers from the High Altitude Exercise Physiology Program at Western State Colorado University found in 2017 that wearing these neoprene, wetsuitlike garments while you workout can help speed up your metabolic rate, which can, in turn, promote weight loss. Exercising in heat or wearing a sauna suit to increase your core body temperature while you exercise, they found, can also lead to greater calorie burn. Ready to give one a try? See some great sauna suits for men and women ahead.
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1. Kutting Weight Sauna Suit
This thermogenic suit comes in two styles for men and women. Both are made of SweatTech elastic neoprene, which moves with your body during any type of workout.
Pros: They also both feature zipper closures and mesh material down the arms and sides for improved breathability and flexibility. Triple reinforced stitching increases durability for long-lasting use.
Cons: It may run a tad big.
2. Junlan Neoprene Sauna Suit
This long-sleeve zip-up top for men is made mostly of neoprene for a saunalike effect that makes you sweat more intensely without causing you to overheat.
Pros: The armpit area is designed with a different fabric that helps evaporate trapped sweat and delivers a better fit for arm movements.
Cons: Some may find the sleeves are a bit short.
3. RDX Sauna Suit
This zip-front model uses 3-millimeter Ultra Flex DS neoprene stretches and conforms to the body as you sweat.
Pros: Flat-lock seams and an ergonomic design provide better freedom of movement during workouts. It fits both men and women.
Cons: This one may run small.