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Fan Faves: Gear for August & National Wellness Month

by Allison Oliverius on Aug 22, 2023

Man holding a fish wearing Vapor Apparel shirt, hat, and shorts

What pieces of Vapor Apparel are our Ambassadors loving right now? Take a peek and find out their favorite ways to get outside and take care of themselves during August, National Wellness Month! Don't forget, our Wellness Collection is 30% off through 8.30.23.

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Fan Favorites: Gear for National Wellness Month

Getting outside in the fresh air is crucial to your wellness. Whether you go for a walk with your dog, hit a hiking trail, or practice yoga on the beach, you need the right gear. See how our Ambassadors get outside and enjoy nature during National Wellness Month, and their favorite gear to wear when they do!

Woman wearing Vapor Apparel running with a dog

Meet Hayley

Hayley grew up in Greensboro, NC, is grateful to live a life filled with sunshine, fitness, and overall wellness. She take care to balance her work life in the medical field with fitness, family, and friends here in Charleston, SC. She teaches spin a couple mornings per week before work and enjoys any fitness activity she can take outdoors. She loves going to the beach with her husband (newlyweds!) and little pup, and fishing for their dinner. Vapor has allowed her to excel and make the most of her outdoor activities while also being conscious of the number of hours in the UV rays.

Here's how Hayley celebrates National Wellness Month! (Above, she's pictured wearing the Oasis Tank in Salty and Camper Shorts in Chanterelle.)

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Q: What are your favorite outdoor wellness activities?

A: Walking, running, cycling, paddle boarding, and fishing!

Q: What are your favorite pieces of Vapor Apparel to wear during those activities?

A: For runs, I like my arms free so the athletic fit of the Oasis Tank is a favorite. For the beach, I absolutely am never without a hat. Vapor's Refraction Cap is my favorite for keeping the sun out of my face. For walking, I prefer the Camper Shorts in Chanterelle. They have a mesh lining to keep me cool and I love any short with an adjustable drawstring so it’s made for all body types. Finally, for fishing, the Eco Sol Long Sleeve is my go-to. I wore this on the last fishing charter I went on and everyone was asking to borrow it. When the breeze is nice, it’s easy to forget how powerful the sun can be. 8+ hours outside? No problem in my Vapor Apparel! Finally, Bike Shorts OF COURSE for teaching spin classes! I appreciate how on-trend Vapor is. Biker shorts, included!

Q: What features do you like the best about those items and why?

A: Tagging onto the above, the other reasons I love the gear are the sweat-wicking comfortable fabric, sun protection, stylish, as well as made for someone with a more athletic build such as myself.

Q: What inspires you to take care of yourself during National Wellness Month, and all year long?

A: My family, and a little self-motivation from having always competed in sports, from age 2 to college!

 Man wearing Vapor Apparel at the Beach

Meet Jon

Jon grew up in Connecticut but has lived in many states from Colorado to Florida and currently resides in South Carolina...enjoying the outdoors, staying active and promoting physical fitness along the way from the majestic rocky mountains to the beautiful oceans of the coast! 


He is one of the founders of Bike/Walk Summerville, a community group advocating for bicycle and pedestrian safety while involved in many of the local running and triathlon clubs, as well as, an avid financial supporter and volunteer of local running races. He has great passion and is a supporter of the Tri-It-for-Life women-only triathlon organization finding another way to give back to the local community promoting women empowerment and encouraging lifetime physical fitness.


And in his spare time, he really enjoys engaging in many forms of recreation, physical fitness and open water swimming at the beach.  This includes the desire to compete, volunteer and participate in many local community outdoor events, running races & triathlons, a dedicated Crossfitter and yoga for mental balance and strength, as well as, writing about himself in the third person. Active people need active apparel that compliments, supports and moves with their bodies providing comfort, coolness and protection from the elements. (Above, Jon is wearing a 200 Mile Tee in Lichen and Men's Practice Shorts in Nimbus)

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Q: What are your favorite outdoor wellness activities?
A: My favorite activities are swimming & walking the beach, running, biking, and Crossfit, but I'm always game for a just a simple hike or walk in nature. I love being outdoors and moving!
 
Q: What are your favorite pieces of Vapor Apparel to wear during those activities?
A: Eco Sol Hoodie or 200 mile T-shirt, Camper Shorts, Practice Shorts
 
Q: What features do you like the best about those items and why?
A: Since I'm outside a lot especially in the sun and often forget to wear sunscreen, I enjoy wearing Eco Sol Hoodie or my 200 mile t-shirt since it's so soft and comfortable while providing me the sun protection necessary to stay safe from the rays. The Camper shorts are quick dry and super lightweight so keep me cooler while working out in the humid South Carolina summers. The Practice Shorts help provide some light compression, flexibility and quick dry comfort in the CrossFit gym and running outside.
 
Q: What inspires you to take care of yourself during National Wellness Month, and all year long?
A: Well, my grandmother always said, "You can't hit a moving target ... so keep moving!" I'll never forget that wisdom to stay active and she lived to be 94 years old! Our bodies are meant to move and we need comfortable clothes and fabrics to accommodate that movement to stay cool, dry and protected from the sun.

 woman wearing Vapor Apparel stretching at the gym

Meet Lauren

Originally from the Chicago area, Lauren has settled in Charleston with her husband and three kids. This outdoor-loving and fitness-focused mom loves traveling and exploring new places, but also has a great appreciation for where she lives. Days spent at the beach with her family are a natural way to hit the reset button. When Lauren's not busy with her real estate clients or spending time with family, you can usually find her at the gym putting herself through a grueling workout or catching a few waves a the beach.

(Above, Lauren is wearing the Cropped 200 Mile Tee in Silver and Oasis Leggings in Red Rocks.)

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Q: What are your favorite outdoor wellness activities?

A: I love being on the water. Surfing is one of my favorite things to do and even though I am not great at it, it's such a grounding, peaceful activity! I truly enjoy anything outdoors. Being outside is definitely my happy place.

Q: What are your favorite pieces of Vapor Apparel to wear during those activities?
A: My favorite Vapor Apparel item is the leggings, hands down. I also love the cropped t-shirts. I throw one of these on almost daily!

Q: What features do you like the best about those items and why?
A: I do a lot of weight lifting, hiit types of workouts and the leggings stay put no matter what I'm doing. They offer the perfect amount of compression at the waist without squeezing. Plus, the colors are fun :)

Q: What inspires you to take care of yourself during National Wellness Month, and all year long?
A: I am motivated by waking up and feeling energized and just all around feeling good every day. I truly enjoy all aspects of wellness and pushing my body and mind further. I was blessed to be raised by parents who enjoy being active and continue to try new things in their 60s and 70s so that is also incredibly inspiring.

 Man wearing Vapor Apparel hat, shirt, and shorts holding inner tube

Meet Gustavo

Gustavo, aka Gussy Whoa is on a never-ending quest to savor life's greatest joys: good food, the great outdoors, and the thrill of reeling in the perfect catch. As a die-hard foodie, he believes that every plate is a canvas, and every bite tells a story. Fishing isn't just a hobby; it's a way of life.

The connection with the natural world reminds him to slow down and savor every moment. Whether it's angling from the shores of a tranquil lake, or embarking on an offshore expedition, each fishing trip is a chance to create memories and tales that'll be retold for years to come. (Above, Gustavo is wearing a Solar Long Sleeve in Navy and Hybrid Shorts in Grey.)

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Q: What are your favorite outdoor wellness activities?
A: I like to go fishing, hiking, BBQing with friends and running once it gets cooler out.
 
Q: What are your favorite pieces of Vapor Apparel to wear during those activities?
A: I am really digging wearing the Practice shorts, they are great for being outdoors, working out or running to the store
 
Q: What features do you like the best about these items and why?
A: I like that that they come with a lining so when you’re working out you don’t have to wear another layer and they move with your body.
 
Q: What inspires you to take care of yourself during National Wellness Month, and all year long?
A: Being in nature really inspires me and makes me want to do more outdoor activities.