2019 Summer Buyer's Guide

The Best Men's Workout Gear of 2019

Take your gym sessions seriously

(Inga Hendrickson)
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Jaybird Tarah Earphones ($100)

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(Courtesy Jaybird)

Music is a must to stay focused in a noisy gym. These Bluetooth earphones are comfortably snug, sweatproof, and good for six hours on a single charge.

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Hill City Body Map Train T-shirt ($48)

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(Courtesy Hill City)

Not too loose and not too tight, the Body Map Train is made from Tencel, a durable fiber derived from wood pulp that’s surprisingly soft to the touch.

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Ascent Whey Protein Powder ($40)

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(Courtesy Ascent Protein)

This natural whey blend is easy to digest and offers a 25-gram boost of protein (the equivalent of four large eggs) with every scoop.

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Salomon Predict RA Shoes ($160)

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(Courtesy Salomon)

Six channels in the sole help the Predict RA flex with your foot. The 25-millimeter stack height cushions during box jumps and sprints. And the tightly knit upper keeps you locked in.

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Fits Light Runner Low Socks ($18)

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(Courtesy Fits)

These were a tester favorite, thanks to a blend of nylon, Lycra, and merino that offered breathability, odor resistance, and durability.

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Lululemon Command the Day Duffel ($158)

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(Courtesy Lululemon)

Thirty-seven liters may seem big, but testers loved the dedicated pockets for shoes, laptop, and water bottle. The water-repellent fabric is easy to clean, too.

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Saxx Kinetic Boxers ($37)

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(Courtesy Saxx)

Luxurious enough for everyday wear, these boxers feature the (unfortunately named) BallPark Pouch and flat seams that don’t chafe.

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Hill City X-Purpose Shorts ($58)

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(Courtesy Hill City)

Hill City’s shorts are made with a water-repellent and wrinkle-resistant nylon fabric. Plus, they come in three different lengths, which means every tester found a pair that fit.

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Purist Mover Water Bottle ($48)

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(Courtesy Purist)

The Mover looks like plenty of other stainless-steel carafes, but it’s lined with a thin layer of glass, so the bottle won’t absorb the flavors of your protein powder.

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MyFitnessPal App (Free)

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(Courtesy MyFitnessPal)

If you want to lose weight or gain muscle, you need to pay attention to what you eat. This app lets you set daily goals, and the bar-code scanner makes uploading info easy.

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The 2019 Summer Buyer's Guide