Get the most out of your workouts with these energy sources. 

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Bobo’s Oat Bar ($4)

Thanks in part to its cakelike texture and rolled oats, this was without a doubt the best-tasting bar we tried. The chewy Banana Chocolate Chip flavor is reminiscent of mom’s banana bread but with enough carbs and sugar to keep us going mid-workout.

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Runa Clean Energy Drink (Courtesy Runa)

Runa Clean Energy Drink ($32 for 12)

The next time you’re bonking on a run or ride, skip the Gatorade and grab a can of Runa instead. Derived from a concentrated brew of South American guayusa tree leaves, which are packed with antioxidants and caffeine, this energy-boosting drink will power you through any type of workout. Our favorite flavor, Blood Orange, has no sugar or artificial chemicals.

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Alpine Aire Grape Escape Dried Fruit (Courtesy Alpine Aire)

Alpine Aire Grape Escape Dried Fruit ($6)

Grapes have always been too squishy and messy to be a practical backcountry snack. Until now. This seedless variety is freeze-dried for an easy, all-natural trail munchie. Sweet and crunchy, they’re great sprinkled on granola in the morning or straight from the bag at any point in the day. 

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Pro Bar Fuel (Courtesy Pro Bar)

Pro Bar Fuel ($30 for 12)

Gels are great, but sometimes all we want is a traditional bar. Made from coconut, fruit, nuts, and chia seeds, Pro Bar’s latest concoction is delicious enough to eat for dessert. And at 200 calories, it packs a punch. Picky eaters will appreciate that it’s organic, gluten-free, and certified non-GMO. 

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The New Primal Classic Turkey Jerky (Courtesy New Primal)

The New Primal Classic Turkey Jerky ($55 for eight)

We tested dozens of jerkies, and New Primal’s Classic Turkey was our favorite. Carved from free-range turkey breast with no anti­biotics, the bite-size strips are among the leanest on the market, especially compared with the more common beef options. Pineapple juice and a touch of honey make for a subtly sweet aftertaste.

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SiS Go Gel (Courtesy SiS)

SiS Go Gel ($45 for 30)

Most gels need to be chased with water to prevent stomach revolt. Not this one. SiS’s already hydrated goop delivers a quick kick in the pants when you need it most. Each packet is loaded with 22 grams of carbs and can easily be zipped into a pack or belt. ­Flavors like orange, apple, and lemon are tasty enough to make refueling feel like a treat.

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The Best Fitness Watches of 2017

Wrist computers finally show their style.  Apple Watch Series 2 (Courtesy Apple) Apple Watch Series 2 ($599) Gear of the Year The second iteration of Apple’s smartwatch earned our Gear of the Year nod for doing one thing insanely well: worming its way into every corner of our lives. It patches through texts and calls directly to our wrists. It tracks daily motion and automatically prompts us to keep active throughout the day. No wearable has simpler navigation, and it integrates that famous ease of use into each of its fitness functions as well. Want

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The Best Women's Gym Gear of 2017

Quality gear to make you feel like a million bucks no matter how hard you’re pushing it.  CEP Dynamic+ Run Ultralight Low socks. (CEP) CEP Dynamic+ Run Ultralight Low Socks ($20) Some compression socks feel as tight as tourniquets. Not these. The Ultralight Lows are just snug enough to re­duce swelling, increase circulation, and support muscles and joints. Buy Now Adidas Women’s Voyager jacket. (Adidas) Adidas Women’s Voyager Jacket ($99) Made from a surprisingly silky, 90 percent recycled polyester, this 9.8-ounce windbreaker was an impressively strong buffer against the elements on damp,

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The Best Go-Anywhere Gym Gear of 2017

Make any time sweatin’ time.  Lululemon Reversible (Un) mat (Lululemon) Lululemon ­Reversible (Un)mat ($48) Thin, durable, and sticky, this pad was made for commuters and travelers who want to get yogic without lugging around a foam bazooka. Buy Now Brazyn Morph collapsible roller. (Brazyn) Brazyn Morph Collapsible Roller ($68) A full-size foam roller that folds down to the size of a textbook—impossible? Nope. And at a scant 1.6 pounds, the Morph can still support 350 pounds when expanded into its circular shape. Buy Now Metolius

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The Best Headphones of 2017

Turn on, tune in, rock out.  Beats Solo3 Wireless (Courtesy Beats) Beats Solo3 Wireless ($300) The comfy, do-everything Solo3 offers rich, thumpy sound and is great during commutes and on runs, where the rubberized headband helps it stay put. Its Bluetooth boasts a nearly unprecedented range of 400 feet. Battery life runs 40 hours, and a quick five-minute plug-in gives your Beats three hours of juice if you’re rushing out the door. Buy Now iFrogz Summit Wireless (Courtesy iFrogz) iFrogz Summit Wireless ($35) Lightweight and sweat-resistant, the Summit comes in

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The Best Men's Summer Workout Gear of 2017

Take your gym sessions seriously.  Rhone Sequoia Air pullover. (Courtesy of Rhone) Rhone Sequoia Air Pullover ($98) This versatile quarter-zip should be in every closet, not just for its slim-fitting design but also for the wicking Polartec fabric, which keeps you dry and comfortable. Buy Now Tracksmith Mission Top Loader duffel. (Tracksmith) Tracksmith Mission Top Loader Duffel ($168) Modeled after military packs, this canvas bag is tough, and its 50­liter capacity swallows multiple outfits. The lined leather bottom serves as a shoe compartment to quarantine ripe footwear. Buy Now

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