I’ve discovered a US based site called YogaSmoga, which specialises in performance clothing for both men and women, ideally suited to active pursuits such as yoga, running, cycling and more. What brought Yoga Smoga to my attention was the fact that they offer free Canadian shipping on ANY order, with no minimum spend required. And upon further investigations, I also found out that new accounts get $25 free credit to spend on site – sweet deal!
All you have to do is signup on site – you don’t need a special coupon code. The $25 free credit will be in your account and you can use it on your next order. This is what you should see:
In terms of pricing of the YogaSmoga activewear, it’s something along the lines of what you would see with Lululemon or Lole here in Canada. So I definitely wouldn’t call it cheap to start with – but having the $25 free credit makes a good dent in your order, if you’re only ordering one item to see what they are like. Here are a few examples of items you could buy, along with the reduced prices from the $25 free credit:
- Sweet 'n Shorter shorts were $54 now $29
- Bonjour tee was $65 now $40
- Free to twist crops were $84 now $59
- Tippy toe leggings were $96 now $71
One 2 Many Sale Items
Yoga Smoga has a “One 2 Many” sale section, which sounds remarkably similar to the Lululemon’s “We Made Too Much” sale. In that section, there are a lot of heavily discounted items, but sadly the $25 free credit doesn’t apply to those sale items (or to accessories either). The free $25 credit will only apply to the other items on site.
But it could still be worth a look to see if there’s anything else you want to buy. Some examples of the sale items:
For all the above, the sizing and colour choice differs… some colours may be in stock in your size, some not.
Shipping, Duties, Customs?
As many Moosers know, the NAFTA agreement covers items that are made in the US and shipped to Canada – there should not be any extra duties on these items. And it clearly states on the YogaSmoga site that their products are made in the US, so this should apply. However, on their help pages here, it states that anyone outside the US is responsible for applicable taxes and duties in their home jurisdictions. So taxes don’t seem to be included at checkout – it’s possible you may have to pay these later.
If you are making orders for a few items, I’d probably recommend placing separate orders for each one - it’s free shipping anyway, and it reduces the risk of customs delaying your parcel.
I’ve done yoga many times over the years, but I’ve not always had a really dedicated regimen. But I feel that the clothing I wear to yoga can really affect my workout. For example, I have a problem when wearing a t-shirt that’s too short. I feel that when I am in certain poses, the t-shirt will ride up over my butt and I feel self-conscious and need to constantly adjust my clothing. Or, in wearing certain leggings, I found that some were slipping down too much and I wasn’t leaving much to the imagination in terms of ass cleavage. A good set of workout clothing can really complement your workout, and leave one less thing to worry about.