MP3-Friendly Fashion
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MP3-Friendly Fashion

Workout wear with pockets for your music player.

MP3 players may have changed the way we work out, but who hasn't gotten the wires tangled and watched her Nano go flying? To the rescue: Exercise gear that seamlessly incorporates the gizmo in strategically placed pockets, so you can get through your workout with free hands. A few of our faves:

For the time-pressed: Mari Dade's super-flattering emerald bootcut iPod Pant features an iPod-size hip pocket that's great for the gym or the street. ($93, for locations)

For super-cold days: Jansport's ultra-hip water-resistant Women's Wired Puffer with removable faux-fur trim boasts a special outer chest pocket that allows you to control your MP3 player without removing gloves or unzipping. ($224.99, for locations)

For cardio-machine queens: The Nike+ Seamless Cap-Sleeve Top features an iPod Nano-size front pocket and user-friendly headphone holes that let you work up a sweat without getting wound up in wires. ($65, at

For hopelessly devoted runners: Brooks's wind- and waterproof LSD (Lightweight Shelter Device) Jacket weighs a mere 3.1 ounces and easily folds into its own handy carrier pouch. It features a front pocket for your MP3 player, so you can easily crank up the volume when the going gets tough. ($85, at specialty running stores or


Originally published in FITNESS magazine, December 2006.