Quality gear to make you feel like a million bucks no matter how hard you’re pushing it. 

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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.

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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, 45-degree days, offering no excuse to stop training.

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Coeur sports bra. (Courtesy of Coeur)

Coeur Sports Bra ($45)

Designed by veteran Ironman Kebby Holden, this buttery-soft bra has a hidden cleavage pocket and wears perfectly on its own—all the better to show off the retro wraparound stripes and shapely racerback.

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TriggerPoint Grid STK foam roller. (TriggerPoint)

TriggerPoint Grid STK Foam Roller ($35)

Look no further than Trigger Point when it comes to quality, compact rollers. The Grid STK’s ridged foam surface replicates a massage therapist’s hands—a godsend for relieving tweaked muscles after Pilates.

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Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole 28L tote. (Patagonia)

Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole 28L Tote ($49)

Two words sum up this bag: tough and simple. Sand, grit, and late-season snow couldn’t penetrate its ripstop nylon, which is treated with a water-repellent finish. True to its name, it swallowed everything.

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Fjällräven High Coast tights. (Fjällräven)

Fjällräven High Coast Tights ($100)

The 50-50 blend of polyamide and recycled polyester in these leggings works double time, providing a cushy layer next to skin and wicking sweat as you ramp up the intensity.

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Tasc Performance Rhythm skirt. (Tasc Performance)

Tasc Performance Rhythm Skirt ($54)

Comfortable but with a touch of whimsy, this anti-odor, UPF 50 poly-Lycra skirt hides inner compression shorts that add iron support for weary glutes.

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Hoka One One Hupana shoes. (Hoka One One)

Hoka One One Hupana Shoes ($115)

Not as beefy as its forebears, the versatile Hupana—with rockered mid- and outsoles—is a comfortable all-around trainer. The sleek knit ­upper fits in at the gym or in the urban jungle.

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Club Ride Trixie tank. (Club Ride)

Club Ride Trixie Tank ($55)

No unnecessary bells or whistles here. This compression-knit, quick-drying top boasts a stretch-mesh back panel and two drop-in pockets for bike tubes or gels.

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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 Energy Snacks of 2017

Get the most out of your workouts with these energy sources.  (Courtesy Bobo's) 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. Buy Now 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

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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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